A picturesque compact amenity estate with a significant family home.
Lot 1 - Rockstead Farmhouse and about 12 acres
Rockstead Farmhouse is a detached, 5 bedroom Grade II Listed property that has been restored and extended to create a substantial family home. The house has retained a wealth of character and period features including exposed beams throughout the original part of the house, a large inglenook fireplace and stable doors. As seen from the plan, the layout of the ground floor is well organised with family accommodation comprising a sitting room, drawing room and kitchen as well as the later western wing made up of a utility room, cloak room, boot room, study, sitting room and wine cellar that can accommodate 1500 bottles. A plant room and additional wine store is located on the south side. Upstairs there is a principal bedroom with ensuite, built in storage and views over the gardens and grounds beyond. There are 4 further double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Bedrooms 2 and 3 both benefit from en suites and an additional family bathroom is situated at the eastern end. A one bedroom self-contained annexe can also be approached off the principal landing however, it has its own private driveway, parking area and front door.
Gardens and grounds
The main house is positioned in the centre of a well manicured garden which is predominantly laid lawn with herbaceous borders. To the west is a paved terrace area and hard tennis court which is enclosed with galvanized chainlink fencing. At the front is a large courtyard which can be accessed via a gravel drive way with two entry points from the road. There are a number of various outbuildings shown on the block plan which include:
1. A two storey lodge with residential potential 2. 4 garages
3. Store room
4. Farm machinery storage unit
5. Generic corrugated storage which could be converted for livestock usage 6. Brick Built Dog kennels.
The land included in lot 1 is made up of a combination of woodland and undulating pastureland that is split in 2 separate paddocks and has been secured with post and rail fencing. Field shelters have been erected for the use of sheep grazing.
Lot 2 Clack Barn and about 156 acres
Lot 2 is incorporates a mixture of pasture and woodland which is well laid out with gated entrances to the majority of fields, all accessible via farm tracks, Clack Lane and Whipps Hill. As there is an active shoot, parcels of land have been used to grow cover crop in the form of maize in agreement with the AHA farm tenant.
Approximately half way down Clack Lane is a Grade II Listed, tithe barn that is constructed of red brick and timber cladding. It is not currently in use however it has the potential to be converted into a storage unit, livestock sheltering or a residential dwelling subject to necessary planning conditions.
Lot 3a about 36 acres
Lot 3a is located towards the south and is currently let out on an informal grazing licence. It is made up of approximately 36 acres of permanent pasture with interspersed areas of planted game cover. The land has been subdivided into 4 separate fields to allow grazing rotation and the main farm track runs through the centre. There is direct highway access via a gravel track off Whitsbury Road.
Lot 3b about 55 acres
Lot 3b lies at the most southern part of the farm and extends to approximately 55 acres in total. The land comprises approximately 30 acres of pastureland which is separated into 2 fields by a 21 acre channel of mature woodland. There is highway access in the north eastern corner via Whitsbury Road.
This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to purchase a compact estate with a shoot, traditional buildings and let income all set in quiet and secluded surroundings.Fred Cook