Martin, Fordingbridge

£895,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Incredible opportunity to buy a former national hunt yard, with generous income from rental of separate lodge if desired. Charming listed farmhouse with very flexible accommodation located in a prominent position within the highly desired village of Martin near Fordingbridge. The property as a whole offers enormous potential for those wishing to run a small competition yard and/or looking to generate a healthy income from holiday rental/long term rental. The paddock land is well fenced and protected. an there is also direct access from the property onto bridleways.

SITUATION

Fordingbridge 7 miles, Salisbury 11 miles, Ringwood 13 miles,

Bournemouth 24 miles.

Trains: Salisbury to London/Waterloo (90 minutes).

International airports: Bournemouth International Airport: 21 miles,

Southampton 28 miles

Harris Farm lies in an attractive rural position at the heart of the

desirable village of Martin.

Situated within the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural

Beauty, the property sits back off the village road with ready access

to the A354 or A338 connecting Salisbury and Ringwood, with

Southampton and Winchester via the A31/M27 to the south east.

Mainline train services operate from Salisbury nearby.

Education There is an excellent selection of public and private schools

in the area including Bryanston, Forres Sandle Manor at Fordingbridge,

Moyles Court near Ringwood, Canford Manor at Wimborne and

Burgate school, all within 30 minutes drive. The Cathedral City of

Salisbury to the north offers a host of good schools including a boys

and girls Grammar school. See www.isc.co.uk for independents and

ww.wiltshire.gov.uk for state schools information.

Local, Sporting & Recreational Martin enjoys a strong community

with a volunteer run shop, popular social club, village hall, and a

church, with various community events held throughout the year.

The village has its own website with everything you need to know

as well as past history: www.martinvillagearchive.org.uk. There is

also a community farm which is a not-for-profit farm growing food

for sale, run by the villagers, further information is found at www.

futurefarms.org.uk.

A more comprehensive range of shopping, sporting, cultural and

education facilities can be found close by in the Cathedral City of

Salisbury. Good walking, cycling and superb outriding opportunities

abound from the property with scenic trails across the rolling chalk

downland which forms Martin Down. The New Forest is also easily

accessible to the east providing further leisure opportunities. Sailing

and water sports are available on the south coast within 40 minutes

drive. Horseracing is at Salisbury with Wincanton and Bath to the

north west. Local hunts include Wilton, New Forest and Portman.

Fishing can be enjoyed on the River Avon nearby on licence via

private clubs and organisations. Golf can be enjoyed at Hamptworth

FARMHOUSE

Available to the market for the first time in over 50 years, Harris Farm

is a charming Grade II listed property believed to date from the late

sixteenth century. Harris Farm House offers a wealth or original features with attractive herringbone brickwork under a tiled roof the property extends to

some 2,080 ft2 (GEA), offering pleasant accommodation arranged over 2 floors. Whilst the property has benefited from an extension, it still retains much of its character with exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces, oak panelled walls and oak and elm floorboards.

Regarded as one of the oldest properties in the village, Harris Farm is also recognised for its strong literary connection with the renowned

Shepherd s Life by W.H Hudson written during a stay at the Property.

The accommodation comprises:

Entrance Hall

Kitchen/Breakfast Room with fitted units, AGA and views over the

rear Garden

Double aspect Drawing Room with bresummer beam

Sitting Room with bresummer beam Inglenook fireplace, oak

panelled wall

Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom

2 further Bedrooms

Family Bathroom

Study/4th Bedroom

Study/Store

LODGE

The lodge is a purpose built 3 bedroom home offering excellent accommodation, with a large lobby for riding and outdoor kit, private garden and large veranda. A light and airy living space with log burner is the heart of this home, which also benefits from a utility room.

EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES

Former National Hunt racing yard with 8 loose boxes and level, free-draining paddocks. The land is divided well; they all provide good shelter with post and rail fencing and mains water to every field. The facilities also include a feed storage area a large barn to store hay and straw.

SERVICES

Mains water and electricity. Private Drainage (septic tank)

AUTHORITIES

New Forest District Council 01329 225398 Hampshire County Council 023 8028 5000

COUNCIL TAX

Band A

THE LAND

A well maintained block of permanent pasture divided into 5 paddocks with mains water connected. Each paddock is well fenced with post and rail and offering a good degree of shelter. Direct access from the property to bridleway network connecting to Martin Down. In total the plot extends to approximately 10.5 acres

Viewing

By appointment with the vendors sole agents - Fox Grant 01722 782727

DIRECTIONS

From Salisbury: head South West on the A354 towards Blandford, after about 8 miles take the second turning left to Martin. Go past the church and the property will be on the right hand side.

Arrange viewing 01722 782727

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