West Grimstead

£1,400,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An impressive farm, set within superior grounds approaching 42 acres of mature paddock, woodland and five stunning lakes currently utilised as a working fisheries business.

Introduction

The principal dwelling of Walden Farm is a large detached bungalow offering well-proportioned, attractive living accommodation approaching 2000 sq ft coupled with excellent income potential via a working yard including a high barn, stable blocks, fishing rights and a holiday lodge with further potential to expand. Discreetly positioned and approached via a gravelled lane, this interesting home features an extensive sitting room, conservatory and fitted kitchen all enjoying delightful views over the gardens and paddocks. Although substantial, there is potential to extend into the first floor having a previously approved pre application to create additional accommodation if required. The equestrian facilities are exceptional with stabling and enclosed paddocks. The holiday lodge, set within a picturesque lake land setting, provides excellent revenue opportunity in addition to the established fisheries. Conveniently positioned for excellent commuter access, near to the open New Forest adjacent to attractive countryside, this property offers something for every potential purchaser.

Description

A UPVC double glazed door leads to a well sized welcoming entrance hall, hosting loft access and large airing cupboard. The kitchen/breakfast room has an extensive range of matching eye and base level units and accompanied worktops and benefits from space for a range of appliances. The lounge/dining room is a spacious area, beautifully bright due to a dual aspect with large slide patio doors enjoying extensive views over the farm and fisheries. The bathroom is fitted with a matching three piece suite and serves the three double bedrooms. The master bedroom enjoys a large picture window to the front aspect and provides much light hosting wardrobes whilst bedroom two and three are also of a good size.

Outside

There are formal gardens adjacent to the property with a working yard and substantial outbuildings including high barn currently utilised as a workshop, wood store, feed shed and tractor shed. There are stables with tack room and pigeon lofts.

The 42 acres of land is culmination landscaped lake lands, approximately 13 acres of woodland (Silver Birch and Conifer), another eight acres of mixed mature hardwood and softwood, paddocks, and five substantial lakes offering fishing income. The lakes are well stocked with a variety of coarse fish in particular carp (and pike for winter fishing). Each lake differs in size with varying depths and platforms available. ‘Deacons' is currently utilised as a match lake for club or private hire.

There is a recently constructed fishing lodge, self-contained and beautifully presented which offers further significant revenue with potential to build more.

The property is approached via two separate access ways one from the road and the other via a private gravel lane. The formal gardens offer attractive resting and patio areas all enjoying wonderful views with a large pond and water feature and attractive flower/shrub beds.

Location

Walden Farm Fisheries enjoys a private and discreet position in a rural setting within the heart of West Grimstead. The immediate scenery is stunning offering picturesque walks, cycle rides and horse riding. Such is the privacy of Walden Estate that it remains quite unknown to many locals. Within walking distance are the beautiful church, village recreation green and active village hall. The popular Hook and Glove public house can be reached via a lovely woodland walk to the next village. There is a local shop and Post Office available in Whaddon which is approximately one mile away. More extensive amenities are available in Salisbury city centre in addition to the nearby market town of Romsey just a few miles away. There is excellent schooling for children of all ages both in the state and private sector.

Agents Notes

The property offers oil fired central heating. There has been planning previously granted to put a second floor on the bungalow. Drainage is via a septic tank.

Directions

From our offices in West Wellow proceed along the A36 towards Salisbury and take the turning for Alderbury and West Grimstead following the signs for West Grimstead. Then after 800 metres on left hand side take Crockford Road, head under the railway bridge and Walden Estate is immediately on your left hand side. Follow the track and the property and paddocks are on the right hand side after around 500 metres.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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