Peaceful farmstead with income generation and development opportunities
Riseley Farm takes dual access off Part Lane, a quiet road running between the villages of Riseley and Swallowfield. The Grade II listed farmhouse lies at the heart of the property, set away from the road behind the farm buildings. With parts dating back to the 16th Century, Riseley Farmhouse has been a much loved family home, with a number of generously sized reception rooms, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The farm boasts an extensive array of modern and traditional farm buildings which may have potential for alternative uses subject to gaining the necessary planning consents. The buildings include purpose built stabling with capacity for up to 12 horses, run as a livery yard by the current owner. A manège of 30m x 60m with a rubber surface suitable for both riding and carriage driving, and a lunging pen sited away from the buildings. The land at Riseley Farm neatly surrounds the house and farm buildings and extends to 18.56 acres (7.50 hectares) of pasture fenced for horses.
Privately situated away from the road behind the farm buildings, Riseley Farmhouse is a charming, Grade II listed property with parts dating back to the 16th Century. The property offers a wealth of period features, which include impressive fireplaces and exposed beams, yet boasts spacious rooms not often found in properties of this age. The house takes separate access from Part Lane, where a private drive leads to a parking area centred around a mature Red Chestnut tree which looks particularly magnificent in May. Facing east, the back façade overlooks a pretty garden with horses grazing in the paddocks beyond.
The farm buildings at Riseley Farm include those of both modern and traditional construction and have historically been used in association with a livestock enterprise at the property. More recently the buildings have been used for agricultural storage and additional stabling, but could be suited to a variety of other uses, subject to gaining the necessary planning consents.
Riseley Farm boasts an impressive array of equestrian facilities, suitable for both private use or as a commercial livery yard. A purpose built modern agricultural building houses American barn style stabling, set away from the house and farm buildings and with direct rear access to the paddocks beyond. Further stabling is provided by a block of timber loose boxes which lie opposite the farmhouse. There are currently 12 stables in total at the property, but this could easily be increased. Set away from the buildings lies a substantial manège of 60m x 30m, built with carriage driving in mind but well suited to other equestrian disciplines. The manège has post and rail fencing and a durable rubber surface. A lunging pen sits adjacent to the driveway. The land immediately surrounding the house and farm buildings is split into well sized paddocks with post and rail fencing. Excellent off road hacking is available in the local area including access to Bramshill Forest.
1 Keens Cottage
1 Keens Cottage lies just north of the farmhouse and buildings on Part Lane. The semi-detached property was built subject to an agricultural occupancy condition and has most recently been occupied by an employee at Riseley Farm. The property benefits from a private driveway, single garage, front and back garden with far reaching views across the farmland beyond. Internally, 1 Keens Cottage extends to 753 sq ft and enjoys an open plan living / dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms and one bathroom.
The land at Riseley Farm neatly surrounds the farmhouse and farm buildings, providing a new owner with both privacy and the opportunity to enjoy country pursuits. The land, which is permanent pasture, is all fenced with post and rail and split into well sized paddocks for equestrian use. The land provides opportunity for a new owner to operate a conventional smallholding, perhaps keeping a small number of livestock, or explore an environmental project such as tree planting or rewilding.
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Peaceful farmstead with fantastic hacking and connectivity.Matilda StentProperty agent