A wonderful residential and equestrian farm dating back to the 16th century and set in 120 acres of beautiful countryside. Available as a whole or in lots.
Manor Farm is understood to date back to the 16th century. The property is tucked away on a no through lane in Marsworth near Tring; a highly sought after location due to its proximity to the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and excellent road, rail and air connections. The property has been a wonderful family home for over 25 years, it includes a substantial six bedroom period farmhouse, a converted Granary with two staff flats along with beautiful gardens and grounds. Outside, the farm boasts a number of farm buildings, excellent equestrian facilities including indoor and outdoor riding ménages, all weather gallops and stabling. In all it extends to about 120 acres.
Manor Farm is being offered for sale as a whole or in up to 3 lots:
Lot 1 Manor Farm including six bedroom farmhouse, converted Granary with three bedrooms, farm buildings and equestrian facilities including an indoor and outdoor riding arena. About 66.7 acres (27.0 hectares).
Lot 2 A gently sloping field, laid to pasture and used for grazing. Accessed via a bridge over the canal, with a five furlong all-weather gallop along the south eastern boundary. About 49.2 acres (19.9 hectares).
Lot 3 A paddock laid to pasture and ideally suited to grazing
horses or livestock. It is fenced and can be accessed via Church Farm Lane. About 4.1 acres (1.6 hectares).
For more information on lots, please see our other web listings or contact us to request a copy of the brochure.
Manor Farmhouse dates back to the 16th century and still retains many character features including an inglenook fireplace, sash windows and a wealth of beams. The attractive detached house extends to 4,745 sq ft and includes a welcoming reception hall, large family kitchen, drawing room with French doors into the garden, sitting room, dining room and study with a utility room and back kitchen. The Grade II Listed property has been sympathetically extended and the first floor offers a large master bedroom, five further bedrooms and three bathrooms.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The formal gardens extend to the south with a large, level lawn, stocked borders and a timber bridge over the spring-fed pond which is a haven for wildlife.
The Granary, a detached building situated in the courtyard is divided into two flats. The first floor flat includes a kitchen sitting room, bedroom and bathroom whilst the ground floor flat includes two bedrooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, utility and a bathroom. Both are in very good order having been converted in the late nineties. There is a planning condition on this property linking its use with the farm.
Surrounded by rolling countryside, there are approximately 120 acres of land which is predominantly laid to pasture and used for grazing and making hay. The land lies within a ring fence and is bounded by hedgerows and post and rail fencing.
Manor Farm boasts extensive equestrian facilities. The present owner's daughter has run a successful equestrian business from the farm for a number of years and the facilities have enabled her to compete in eventing to the highest possible standard including Badminton, Blenheim, Gatcombe and Chatsworth Horse Trials. The facilities include an indoor riding arena (35m x 25m), an outdoor manège with a wax coated surface (20ft x 60ft), 5 furlong all-weather gallops, 25 stables housed around a courtyard and an American-style barn, additional barns providing storage for vehicles, washroom, hay barn, tack rooms and various tool sheds and workshops. Additionally, there is ample parking space for horseboxes and large vehicles.
Whilst these buildings are currently predominantly used for agricultural and equestrian purposes, they lend themselves to a wealth of different uses including possible conversion (subject to planning). There is ample hard-standing for horse trailers and deliveries with wide access to all buildings.
This listing is for the farm as a whole. There is a separate listing for Lot 1. For more questions, please contact the agent.
Manor Farm is positioned in rolling countryside on the edge of the Chilterns yet close to London and good road communications. Its combination of productive farmland, an attractive period farmhouse and converted granary along with a range of outbuildings and equestrian facilities make it a really versatile property.Louise Harrison