EXCEPTIONAL EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES IN A PRIME LOCATION.
Home Farm is an exceptional property with first class equestrian facilities. Originally built as a model farm it now offers the highest quality equestrian facilities together with an attractive detached, four bedroom house, two cottages and impressive Studio office. The equestrian buildings include an international sized Indoor Arena, grass jumping arena, canter track and paddocks, all set within approximately 13.77 acres on the western edge of the village.
Location and Situation
Home Farm lies on the western edge of the sought after and attractive conservation village of Kirk Hammerton, almost mid way between the City of York and Harrogate. Access to the main communication networks is good with the A1 motorway less than 4 miles to the west and the main east coast railway line at York served by a branch line station in the village itself.
A private driveway leads to a gravelled parking and turning area in front of the house which lies in an elevated position set back from the road. The two storey house which is believed to have been built in 1887 in mock Tudor style has brick elevations at ground floor level and exposed timbers and white painted render to the first floor under a pantile roof. The accommodation which includes four bedrooms is shown on the floor plan and extends to approximately 2,800 sq ft (260 m²) with well proportioned rooms in addition to which there is further accommodation in the detached Garden Room. Ground floor - An oak front door leads to the staircase Hall featuring oak panelling and bannisters. The Hall leads to a Study with wood burning stove and the large Lounge also with a wood burning stove set within an attractive stone surround. The large Dining Kitchen has a bay window with doors leading to the garden. There is a central island and granite worktops. Fittings includes the Siemens split level oven and Hotpoint four ring electric hob, dishwasher and large fridge-freezer. A walk in pantry is a useful addition. Off the Kitchen lies the Utility room with Belfast sink, granite work tops as well as a separate Cloakroom, Lobby and rear entrance porch.
First floor - On the first floor off the landing is the Principal Suite comprising double bedroom with bay window, fitted wardrobes and ensuite fully fitted, tiled Bathroom and shower. Bedroom 2 is a double bedroom with built in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom including separate shower. There are two further double Bedrooms served by the house bathroom, again including separate shower.
The formal gardens lie to the west of the house comprising lawns, herbaceous borders and terraced area beyond which lies the Garden Room.
An attractive feature of the property is the Garden Room which comprises an open plan room with fitted kitchen including Rangemaster oven at one end and open seating area to the remainder. Large concertina doors open onto the garden and adjoining covered and fitted BBQ area. There is a separate cloakroom with WC.
Adjoining the garden room is the garage currently used as a gym.
Planning consent was granted for conversion of a barn to form a Studio. A most attractive workspace has been created with ground floor showroom, fitted kitchen with breakfast bar behind which is a cloakroom and large store room. On the first floor is a large open plan office with glazed partition to a private airconditioned office/meeting room beyond. The high eaves height and large glazed windows have enabled the creation of an impressive high quality, modern workspace and studio.
East Barn Cottages
Consent was granted for the conversion of East Barn, a traditional red brick barn lying in a private position overlooking the paddock on the eastern boundary of the site into two dwellings for employees.
Cottage 1 (East)
Entrance lobby with staircase, hall and utility room off. Large kitchen with dining and seating area. Integrated, fitted kitchen units with marble worktop and large windows overlooking a private garden area. There are two ground floor large double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and showers. On the first floor the landing area with cupboards off leads to two further double bedrooms with Velux windows and a bathroom.
Cottage 2 (West)
Entrance lobby with utility room off. Sitting room incorporating the dining area and offset kitchen. A rear lobby leads to a large double bedroom with built in cupboards and bathroom including shower. Adjoining the cottage is a separate isolation box and store.
The equestrian facilities are exceptional having been built to a very high standard. The traditional brick u-shaped range with pantile roof originally designed as a set of model farm buildings arranged around a central covered former fold yard now provide high specification stabling and associated equestrian facilities. The central area has had a replacement roof with insulated sandwich panel laminated timber frame and glazed central section providing a light environment for the stables. All internal stable fittings, windows and doors are of premium specification by Röwer and Rüb. The stables have stainless steel and timber fronts in a classic design all with rubber matting and automatic water and drinkers. Accommodation includes:
- 14 boxes each measuring approximately 3.8 x 3.9 metres
- 5 stallion stalls each measuring 3.4 x 3.99 metres
- 1 isolation stable
- Wash down area and solariam
- Bespoke SeBo tack room with stone flag floor, underfloor heating, vaulted ceiling and exposed beams with custom made storage
- Laundry, feed and equipment storage areas including first floor storage area
- Veterinary room
- Staff facilities with kitchen and shower
- Office including ground floor reception area, first floor office, kitchen and cloakroom
- Hay barn 17.30m x 5.53m, brick pillars, tile roof and high eaves
A particular feature of the property is the international sized Indoor Arena built in 2015/16 adjacent to the southern boundary of the property and accessed via a landscape track from the stable yard. The Arena is an 11 bay building measuring approximately 65 metres x 33 metres with a pitched, curved, linsulated sandwich panel, laminated timber roof and coloured profile sheet cladding with central glazed ridge. There are two sets of full height doors. Incorporated within the building are both ground floor and first floor viewing galleries fitted out to a high standard. The 60 metre long Arena has an Andrew Bowen 2012 surface and Equa-Flow system which harvests water from the Arena roof and irrigates the surface. There are curved kick boards to the perimeter, built in sound system and mirrors. There are jump storage areas at the southern end.
There are 12 main paddocks along the western boundary of the property between the stabling and arena. Each paddock has well maintained fencing with water connected and a central walkway between the paddocks. There are five additional paddocks adjacent to the eastern boundary with a further two in front of the East Barn and Home Farm houses respectively.
Canter Track and Jumping Arena
Situated between the stable yard and arena is a 3 metre wide exercise track with aggregate base and sand surface around the perimeter of an open grass showjumping field.
A wildlife pond west of the arena provides ecological habitat and functions as a balancing pond collecting water from the jumping field and paddocks and arena roof which is then used to irrigate the arena surface.
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