Medstead, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 5NE
An attractive, versatile residential farm, set within about 79.3 acres of mixed arable and productive grassland.
This secluded farm lies within one of the more sought after locations to the west of the village of Medstead and to the east of the village of Bighton, in a beautiful and unspoilt setting in Hampshire. The Farmhouse sits back from Bighton Road and is approached via a private drive. This location provides good access to the village of Medstead and Four Marks which both include a Primary School, Church, local shops and a public house. The A31 is again easily accessible and gives a direct route through to the A3 and M3, linking to London, the south coast and beyond. The market town of Alresford provides a good range of every day facilities and the well-renowned Perins School. There is also a regular mainline service into London Waterloo from Basingstoke, Winchester and Alton
The farm is available for sale as a whole or in Lots. Please speak to the selling agent for further information.
Grove Farm is an exceptionally attractive and versatile Residential farm, set within about 79.3 acres of mixed arable and productive grassland. There is also the potential to create a new dwelling on the site of the existing house. The current house extends to approximately 2,600 square feet which could provide a footprint on which to create a modern family home, of traditional or modern designs taking advantage of the fine views, and land surrounding the house (subject to planning). Planning permission has already been granted for a second dwelling at Grove Farm, which is a detached bungalow. The foundations of this have already been laid.
There are a number of farm buildings that provide a good base for a small scale farming operation or equestrian business. Alternately there would be scope for planning opportunities. The farm buildings currently comprise a collection of steel framed portal buildings with concrete floors, two loose boxes, a tack room, chemical store, workshop and separate farm office.
The house faces southeast and was constructed in 1940's. The entrance hall leads into a large open plan family kitchen with adjoining conservatory, comprising a dining area and a door leading out to the garden. Adjoining the kitchen is a light and spacious family sitting room and more formal dining room. A large utility room with a separate cloakroom and WC lies off the kitchen. The first floor accommodation comprises six bedrooms and one bathroom, with fine views across Hampshire countryside from the master bedroom.
The garden is primarily laid to lawn, it contains mature trees and shrubs and herbaceous borders. There is a walled garden further to the west, with a small greenhouse, vegetable patch ornamental box hedge and chicken run. There is a separate single garage with an electric door and adjoining WC.
The Park Home comprises 3 bedrooms, bathroom, sitting room, dining area leading into the kitchen with an adjoining utility room and back door out to a small garden.
Farm Buildings There is a mixture of modern farm buildings with single phase electric, cabling is in place for 3 phase power and should you desire there is potential to redevelop, subject to obtaining the required consents. They comprise:
1. 4 bay grain store, approximately 4,500 sq ft, with concrete floor, block walling and fibre cement roof.
2. A 5 bay barn split down into 2 separate units and totalling 5,500 sq ft. The barn includes a large workshop with adjoining store. The rear of the barn is open fronted and comprises two stables with a tack room, leading onto an open yard, all with concrete floors, block walling and a fibre cement roof.
3. A more traditional farm building comprising a chemical store, totalling approximately 1,200 sq ft.
4. The Farm Office is a detached red brick building amounting to just over 600 sq ft and contains three separate offices, including a large centrally heated office and a reception area.
Grove Farm comprises a mixture of approximately 79.3 acres of free draining productive pasture and arable land. The land is easily accessible from both the Farmhouse and the Bighton Road. The paddocks around the Farmhouse have post and rail fencing and water troughs.
Planning permission was granted for a detached bungalow in 1996 and the foundations for this planning permission have already been laid. The property lies within the jurisdiction of the East Hampshire District Council. The property is offered for sale subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient orders, public rights of way and town planning schedules of resolutions which may be in existence or may come into force.
Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way
The purchaser should satisfy themselves as to the extent and location of any easements, wayleaves or rights of way. In particular, there is a footpath, which crosses the farm and continues down the drive, and along the eastern edge of the land on the other side of Bighton Road.
Single Payment Scheme & ELS Single Farm Payment
Entitlements are currently claimed on the land and appropriate Entitlements can be included within the sale. The property is currently entered into an Entry Level Scheme (ELS). Further details are available on request.
The property is offered freehold with Vacant Possession
Mains water, electricity, oil (Farmhouse), private drainage and Calor Gas (Park Home)
Council Tax Band B (£1099)
Yard - £936
Property Reference Number: GBWNRUWNS130123
- Sold in February 2014
- Potential to develop the existing dwelling subject to planning
- Planning permission for a detached bungalow
- Detached Park Home
- Farm buildings with potential for a variety of uses
- Energy Efficiency Rating = Farmhouse E
- In all about 79.3 acres (32.1 hectares)
- Further land may be available