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Equestrian Farm, 47.1 acres, 10,000 sqft of portal frame buildings, 21 stables, grooms quarters

Simmons and sons in Reading

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Blueys Farm is a 47.10 acres equestrian property situated in a private rural location approached by a long private drive. The farm was previously used as a private polo club with two pitches, a half mile exercise ring and club competitions until 2017. The farm provides a 2,200 sq ft owner’s house, 21 stables, tack rooms, store room, 2 bedroomed grooms quarters, sand and rubber outdoor school, hay and straw storage in portal framed buildings extending to over 10,000 sq ft. The Farm is currently run as a livery and training yard with a combination of post and rail fenced and hedged paddocks, areas of mature woodland and landscaped ponds. Good access is provided to the local Knowl Hill bridleway network. The farmhouse and staff accommodation is flexible and could suit either a family owner-occupier or business use. The farmhouse is built of brick with timber cladding under a clay tile roof in an elevated position with a terrace to the front overlooking paddocks and a lake beyond. Accommodation is provided over 2 floors with a large light-filled kitchen /dining room leading to a dining area benefitting from bi-fold doors onto the adjacent terrace. A well proportioned sitting room also has doors leading onto the terrace. Off the kitchen is a utility with WC leading to the back door. A study, family bathroom, cloakroom and two ground floor double bedrooms, one ensuite, complete the ground floor. The upper floor comprises a large bedroom measuring over 32 ft in length and a bathroom. Separate ancillary accommodation comprising a kitchen, large ensuite bedroom and dressing room, second bedroom and bathroom. Lounge and storage room. An area of land has been designated as a commercial pitch site for holiday caravans, which could be expanded if required. Blueys Farm offers over 10,000 sq ft of portal frame buildings situated within a self contained yard used for stabling, hay, straw and feed storage, groom’s quarters, tack and general storage. Barn 1 - A fully enclosed steel portal frame barn. Barn 2 - A steel portal frame barn with lean-to, housing tack room, hay store, 3 stables (with room to add a further 8 if required) and 2 x 1 bedroom groom’s flats. Barn 3 - A large steel portal frame barn with 16 loose boxes, 2 tack rooms and 2 isolation boxes. Barn 4 - A hay and straw barn. All Weather Arena - A fenced 25m x 40m sand and rubber all weather arena. The buildings offer opportunities for redevelopment or alternative uses (subject to the usual consents) and in 2020 a planning consent was granted for the conversion of Barn 1 into 3 holiday lets (20/02608). The Land In all the land extends to 47.10 acres of pasture and woodlands in a delightful secluded rural location. The farm has been developed as a polo and equestrian livery facility and is flexible for either use. The polo pitches are currently used for turnout and the photos show the Polo Club utilising the 2 practice pitches prior to the current livery use. Ponds and a stream provide a variety of wildlife habitats. Access Access is gained from the public highway along a long private drive serving the farm and one other field. Easements and Rights of Way A public footpath crosses the farm north south along the access road. Planning The occupation of the house is limited to a person solely or mainly or last working in agriculture or forestry. Planning permission has also been granted for the use of the land for a polo pitch and separately for the change of use of land and buildings from agricultural to activities in association with polo ponies. Permission exists for the grooms quarters and the all weather manège. Full planning permission has been granted to convert Barn 1 to 3 holiday dwellings (20/02608). This consent has now lapsed.

Simmons and sons