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Thurning, Peterborough,

20.95 acres, Guide price £925,000

Established equestrian centre with 4 bedroom farmhouse, extensive range of equestrian facilities including indoor school, 15 stables, tack room, hay store and 20.95 acres of grazing land with cross country jumps and links to bridleway network.


STONE ACRE EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
This long established and well maintained equestrian centre comes to the market having been owned by the current owner for the last 36 years.

There has been a high level of investment in the equestrian centre by the current owner including the provision of water and electric fencing to all paddocks. The property has benefitted from excellent management and enjoys an attractive rural location.

SITUATION
The property is located centrally within the village of Thurni…

Established equestrian centre with 4 bedroom farmhouse, extensive range of equestrian facilities including indoor school, 15 stables, tack room, hay store and 20.95 acres of grazing land with cross country jumps and links to bridleway network.


STONE ACRE EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
This long established and well maintained equestrian centre comes to the market having been owned by the current owner for the last 36 years.

There has been a high level of investment in the equestrian centre by the current owner including the provision of water and electric fencing to all paddocks. The property has benefitted from excellent management and enjoys an attractive rural location.

SITUATION
The property is located centrally within the village of Thurning. The property lies approximately 5.3 miles from Oundle, 8.5 miles from Thrapston, 19.5 miles from Peterborough and 20 Miles from Stamford.
There are good road links with the A605 being accessible via Barnwell with this road providing easy access to the A14 & A1. There are excellent rail links to London and the North from Peterborough, Huntingdon & Kettering stations (London approximately 1 hour).
Thurning is an attractive village within easy reach of the renowned market town of Oundle which offers a good range of local services including banks, post office, primary schools as well as a number of other shops. Oundle is most famous for its private school and 6th form. With Stamford boasting a range of schools including the well renowned Stamford High School.

THE PROPERTY
House and Garden
Stoneacre house was constructed in the 1950's of brick with stone facing to part under a tiled roof. It stands centrally within the grounds of the property set back from the road behind a stone wall, with iron fencing and electric double gates
The house also benefits from a 3.2kw roof mounted solar panel scheme installed in 2013 and full cavity wall insulation.
The property offers 1,615 sq. ft. (150 sq. m) of living accommodation and comprises:-

Ground Floor:
Entrance hall - leading to Lounge, Dining room and Utility with downstairs w/c.
Lounge - accessed from the entrance hall and kitchen/breakfast room with open fire place and views over the garden and stable yard.
Dining room - accessed from the entrance hall with views to the front of the property.
Kitchen/Breakfast room - accessed from the lounge and utility offering a fitted kitchen with range of base and wall units, built in oven, hob and stainless steel drainer unit, opening up to breakfast area, views and access to rear garden.
Utility room - accessed from kitchen/breakfast room and rear door with a built in single drainer unit and boiler cupboard.
First Floor: from the main entrance stairs lead to the first floor landing.
Bedroom 1 - large master double bedroom with range of built in cupboards and views to front of property.
Bedroom 2 - double bedroom with views to rear of property and surrounding countryside.
Bedroom 3 - double bedroom with range of built in wardrobes and views to front of property.
Bedroom 4 - double bedroom with views to rear of property.
Bathroom - fitted bathroom suite with w/c, hand basin, bath with overhead rain shower.

Outside: a gravelled drive leads to a large parking area to the front of the property and provides access to the garage, store and to stable complex. The house also has an outside W/C.
Garden: laid principally as grass with mature shrub borders, the garden wraps around the property to three sides of the house

Services
Mains water and electricity, LPG central heating, septic tank.

EQUESTRIAN YARD AND BUIILDINGS
The property benefits from a range of purpose built equestrian facilities as shown and annotated on the enclosed plan and comprise:
A - Brick Stable Block
To the front of the property there is a brick built range of stables, under tile roof, comprising 3 loose boxes with tack and feed rooms. The block benefits from mains water and electric
B - Harlow L-Shaped Stable Block
Adjoining the garage building to the West there is a well maintained range of "Harlow Stables" the main block being an L-shaped complex which includes nine boxes, feed room and tack room. The stables are of a timber construction under a felt roof, set on concrete plinth with overhanging roof and concrete apron. This block benefits from mains water and electricity.
C - Harlow Stables & Hay Store
To the South of the stable block is a "Harlow" built hay store, with 3 loose boxes. The building is of a timber frame construction under a corrugated roof, constructed on a concrete plinth. The block benefits from electricity.
D - Indoor School & Viewing Gallery
Situated at the rear of the stable yard is a steel portal framed building (17.25m x 36m) built as an indoor school with deep litter floor covering with sleeper kick boards to all sides, under an asbestos cement roof. With adjoining timber built viewing gallery, including judges box. The indoor schools benefits from mains water.
E - Garage/Workshop & Covered Area
Workshop/Garage of timber frame construction under profile sheet roof with up and over garage door and mains electricity, with adjoining Pole barn covering a former open yard area, with access to outdoor lunging/training area.
F - Implement Store
Accessed from the lunging area a timber framed building under profile sheeting, with earth floor currently used as a tractor/implement store.

Outdoor Lunging Area
Outdoor lunging/training area currently laid to grass and sub divided into three training areas, with gated access to rear paddock and grass track way to pasture land.

THE LAND
This land extends to approximately 20.95 acres (8.45 hectares) and benefits from a private access from the equestrian centre and from Moor End. Access from Moor End is by way of a five bar gate and is suitable for agricultural machinery.
The land is classified as Grade 3 on the Agricultural Land Classification map, being typical calcareous pelosol soils of the Hanslope series.

The land is currently subdivided into 13 paddocks and was originally designed with a range of cross country fences of which a number still exist. The land is used for grazing and hay making and benefits from electric fencing and mains water to all paddocks.

The land is crossed in part by a bridleway, which provides access to the larger bridleway network.

GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATIONS

TENURE AND POSSESSION
The plot is offered for sale with vacant possession.

METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty.

EXCHANGE OF CONTRACTS AND COMPLETION
Exchange of contracts and completion will take place 30 days after receipt by the purchaser's solicitor of a draft contract with completion by arrangement thereafter.
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price will be payable on exchange of contracts.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The property is not registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and as such no entitlements are included in the sale of the property.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
The property is not subject to any Environmental Stewardship Agreement.

WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit
of all existing rights, including rights of way, whether
public or private, light, support, drainage, water
and electricity supplies and other rights, easements
or quasi easements, and all wayleaves, whether or not referred to in these particulars.
A Public Bridleway runs through fields 7540 & 6930

SERVICES
The property benefits from mains water, mains electricity and drainage is to a septic tank. Central heating is via an LPG gas tank.
The stables, hay store and indoor school all benefit from mains water and electricity.
The land benefits from mains water and electric fencing system to all paddocks.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
East Northamptonshire District Council
Cedar Drive
Thrapston
Northamptonshire
NN14 4LZ

COUNCIL TAX
Farmhouse Band F: 2015/16 rate £2,047.09

BUSINESS RATES
The business known as Cromwell Equestrian Centre has a 2010 rating of £5,200. All enquiries regarding business rates should be made to East Northamptonshire District Council.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
Band F

VAT
Any Guide Prices quoted or discussed are exclusive of VAT. We are not aware that VAT will be payable on the sale of the property but in the event that the sale of the property or any part of it or rights attached to it becomes chargeable for the purposes of VAT such tax will be payable in addition to the purchase price.

SPORTING, MINERALS AND TIMBER
All sporting rights, timber or timber like trees and mineral rights (except as reserved by statute or to the Crown) are included in the sale.

PLANS AREAS AND SCHEDULES
These have been prepared as carefully as possible and are based on the Ordinance Survey National Grid data. The plans are published for illustrative purposes only and although they are believed to be correct, the accuracy is not guaranteed.

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING
The purchasers will be deemed to have full knowledge and satisfy themselves as to any planning matters which may affect the property. The farmhouse originally referred to as Stone Acre was granted planning consent in 1958 under planning reference 58/0038/OTR. A copy of the consents are available from the selling agents
The stables, hay store and indoor school were granted planning consent in 1968 under planning reference 68/0101/OTR. A copy of the consent is available from the selling agent.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale unless specifically referred to in these particulars.

OVERAGE
The property is offered subject to an overage clause for any residential development over the garden area and yard area. The uplift will be for a period of 25 years from the date of completion and will be payable to the sellers or their successors in Title after planning permission for a residential use has been granted on 25% of any increase in value created by such consent.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
Given the potential hazards of an equestrian centre we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety particularly around buildings, machinery and stock.

SOLICITORS
Wartnaby Hefford Soicitors, 44 High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7AH
Tel: 01858 463322 Reference: MD

LAND REGISTRY TITLE
The property is registered under Land Registry Titles NN174812 and NN209037. Part of the property is subject to a first registration process.

DISPUTES
Should any disputes arise as to the boundaries or any points concerning the particulars, schedules, plans, or the interpretation of any of them, the question will be referred to an Arbitrator appointed by the selling agent.

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment with Brown & Co Alexanders. Please call 01480-432220

PARTICULARS prepared in July/August 2015.

REFERENCE JB/G915

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