Low Farm

Croydon, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0EE
£2,000,000   Guide price (£2,000,000 )

Description

VERSATILE LIVERY WITH EXTENSIVE PADDOCKS

Location

Situated in open Cambridgeshire countryside approximately 6 miles north west of the market town of Royston and 10 miles south east of the thriving city of Cambridge.

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Further Information

Introduction
Low Farm offers purchasers the opportunity to acquire a well-established equestrian centre which has been used as a successful livery yard. Given the facilities on offer, Low Farm could be used as a stud or a competition yard.

Situation
Low Farm is situated in open Cambridgeshire countryside approximately 6 miles north west of the market town of Royston and 10 miles south east of the thriving city of Cambridge. Both provide excellent shopping and recreational facilities.

Schooling in both the state and independent sectors is available in Cambridge and close villages including the well regarded Comberton Village College. The M11 and A1 provide access to the national and regional road networks, with London approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes away. Mainline railway stations at Royston and Ashwell provide direct links to London King's Cross from approximately 56 minutes.

The local area has a strong equestrian community with a good network of bridleways easily accessible from Low Farm. North Brook End Stud, which offers excellent equestrian facilities including tuition for dressage, cross country and schooling horses, is only 5 miles away whilst Cambridge Polo Club with one of the largest polo arenas in the UK and offering a full programme of fixtures and events is less than 10 miles away.

Description
House
Low Farmhouse is located in the middle of the property and accessed at the end of a concrete drive which leads to a gravel sweep in front of the house. Originally built in 1986 of brick and slate construction, the house provides spacious and flexible accommodation with many of the rooms downstairs featuring attractive exposed brickwork flooring.

On the ground floor there is a hall which leads to the spacious reception rooms used as a TV room and adjoining dining room. The drawing room features a wood burning stove and double doors into the garden. There are double doors, leading from the drawing room into the office. The office and hall provide access to the kitchen/breakfast room.

The kitchen benefits from an island unit, marble worktops, wooden cabinetry and integrated appliances including electric oven, microwave and hob. It also features a 4 door Aga and a Belfast sink. The kitchen has an open plan breakfast area in the adjoining conservatory with double doors leading into the garden.

The conservatory leads into the sun room which has access onto the courtyard and stables. The TV room, which is accessed from the kitchen and through double doors from the sun room, has fitted cupboards.

From the hall leads the main staircase onto a large landing with a floor to ceiling window providing impressive, far reaching views over Low Farm and the surrounding countryside. The master bedroom suite benefits from extensive fitted wardrobes and has an en-suite bathroom with large whirlpool bath and separate shower. Accessed from the landing is a family bathroom with a sauna and two double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite bathroom.

Leading from the sun room and through split doors is a second entrance hall with fitted cupboards the hall provides access to a utility room and a further study/bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with a shower.

An additional three bedrooms and bathroom are accessed via a separate staircase from the entrance hall. This area of the house could be used as a self-contained 3 bedroom granny annexe if needed. The house has mains water and electricity, oil central heating and private drainage. To the south of the house is an enclosed garden with lawn and mature flower beds. Paved seating also provides a useful entertaining area. The garden has gates leading to the driveway and into the brick paved courtyard to the rear of the house.

Flat and buildings
Accessed from the sun room and across the courtyard is a range of 5 boxes known as the ‘home' range constructed of rendered brick with a slate roof.

Above and to the rear of the stables is a 3 bedroom flat split over 2 floors which has been recently converted from 2 flats. On the ground floor is a kitchen and reception room and a bathroom. This has been given over as an entertaining/rest room for staff, clients and customers. On the first floor are 3 bedrooms, a kitchen and a reception area.

The flat is newly decorated and benefits from oil central heating and is accessed from the yard. Next to the flat is a tack room and store room which houses the oil tanks and a rug room. The majority of the boxes are located in a timber framed building with a concrete floor, block walls to approx 1m and timber cladding to the eaves. Inside, there are 18 Monach boxes each with rubber flooring and individual lockable tack boxes. A lean to is attached to the building which houses a solarium and a feed/storage room. To the south of the main barn is a timber framed pole hay barn.

Low Farm has the benefit of 2 manèges both enclosed with post and rail fencing. Adjacent the main barn is a floodlit sand based manège and to the west is a recently established flexiride surfaced manège being a blend of plastic and rubber.

To the north of the property is an isolation yard comprising 3 stables and a feed store of timber construction with water, electricity and security lights.

Land
The land at Low Farm is laid to watered paddocks. Some of the fields have been subdivided to provide a number of nursery paddocks. All the fields are easily accessed by good tracks, some of which have been laid with hardcore. There is a picturesque lake to the north east of the property. To the south of the farm is a river meadow and the southern boundary adjoins the River Cam.

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Contact Property Agent

Oliver Carr

Savills Cambridge

Unex House

132-134 Hills Road

132-134 Hills Road

CB2 8PA

+44 (0) 1223 347 000

Adrian Wilson

Savills Cambridge

Unex House

132-134 Hills Road

132-134 Hills Road

CB2 8PA

+44 (0) 1223 347 000