Part Lane, Swallowfield, Reading, RG7 1TB | Property for sale | Savills
18.56 Ac(7.51 Ha)
Guide price £2,500,000

Part LaneSwallowfield, Reading, RG7 1TB

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • Grade II listed, four bedroom farmhouse
  • Extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings
  • Equestrian facilities including stabling and manège
  • Three bedroom farm cottage (subject to AOC)
  • Pasture fenced for horses
  • In all about 18.56 acres (7.50 hectares)

Peaceful farmstead with income generation and development opportunities

About this property

  • 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.

    Riseley Farm is offered for sale as a whole or in two Lots.
    Lot 1: Riseley Farmhouse, buildings and land - £2,200,000
    Lot 2: 1 Keens Cottage - £300,000

    Riseley Farmhouse
    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.

    Farm Buildings
    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.

    Equestrian Facilities
    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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Local information

  • Riseley Farm lies near the pretty rural village of Swallowfield in Berkshire and offers excellent transport links to London, being just 4 miles south of Junction 11 of the M4 at Reading. Reading station provides direct trains to London Paddington in 25 minutes, as well as an extensive range of national services. Local amenities available in Swallowfield include a church, pub, doctors' surgery and preschool with a wider range of educational and recreational facilities available in the surrounding villages. The local town of Reading is a major commercial hub known for its employment opportunities in the IT and insurance sectors. The town boasts a leading University, regional shopping centre The Oracle and hosts the annual music event Reading Festival.

Additional information

  • Method of Sale and Tenure: The freehold of Riseley Farm is offered for sale by private treaty with vacant possession on completion.
  • Services: Riseley Farmhouse - Mains water, Oil heating and Private drainage. 1 Keens Cottage - Mains water, Private drainage
  • Energy Performance Certificates: Riseley Farmhouse Exempt. 1 Keens Cottage D.
  • Local Authority: Wokingham Borough Council 0118 974 6000.
  • Council Tax: Riseley Farmhouse G. 1 Keens Cottage D.
  • Town and Country Planning: Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries in respect of any planning matters and development opportunities for any element of Riseley Farm to Wokingham Borough Council.
  • Mineral Rights: Mineral rights are not included in the sale.
  • Sporting Rights: Sporting rights, in so far as they are owned, are included in the sale.
  • Basic Payment Scheme: Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are not included in the sale.
  • Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way: The property is sold subject to and with benefit of all existing rights of way whether public or private, including rights of way, supply, drainage, water, electricity supplies and other rights, covenants, restrictions and obligations and all wayleaves whether referred to or not. Public rights of way that cross the sale area are shown on the sale plan.
  • Fixtures and Fittings: Those items mentioned in these sales particulars, including fitted carpets and curtains, are included in the freehold sale. All other fixtures, fittings and other furnishings are expressly excluded.
  • Viewing: Viewings are strictly by appointment through Savills.
  • Health and Safety: Given the potential hazards of a working farm we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the farm buildings.
  • VAT: Should any sale or any other part of the property or any right attached to it become a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable by the purchase(s) in addition to the contract price.
  • Directions: Postcode: RG7 1TB What3Words: ///wages.emulating.wake What3words gives every 3mx3m square in the world a unique three-word address. This one describes the precise entrance to Riseley Farm.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: TBC