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John O' Gaunt, Melton Mowbray

Leicestershire
22 Jul 2014

Strutt & Parker - Market Harborough
Address of property to sell:
Highfield Farm, Station Road, John O' Gaunt, Melton Mowbray
LE14 2RE
Acres: 169
Telephone: +44 (0)1858 433 123
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£1,700,000

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5-bedroom farmhouse

Highfield Farm

About 169 acres (68.4 hectares)
As shown on the sale plan

Highfield Farm comprises a detached farmhouse, farm yard and buildings located in a most attractive and renowned area of Leicestershire. The farm offers a rare opportunity to buy a good house with fine, uninterrupted views set in its own land within a ring fence. EPC rating D

The farm is convenient to the attractive market towns of Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Market Harborough, and the city of Leicester is only 14 miles away. There are excellent schools in the area, many sports and recreational facilities including the Sports Centre at Melton Mowbray,
golf at Melton, Stapleford and Luffenham Heath, racing at Leicester and Southwell, sailing on Rutland Water, and hunting with prime Leicestershire hunts including the Quorn, Belvoir, Fernie and Cottesmore.

The farmland is gently undulating, with grazing paddocks around the house and buildings, with arable land located to the north. The mix of land and buildings presents a buyer with various opportunities to run an arable farm or equestrian holding, or create a small amenity estate.

The Farmhouse

Highfield Farmhouse is approached over a concrete farm drive and enjoys wonderful views across the valley to the south and west.
Constructed of red brick under a tiled roof, the house has uPVC double glazing throughout and heating is from a gas-fired boiler.

There is spacious living accommodation including a large kitchen/dining room and two reception rooms. On the first floor, there are five good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom with separate WC.

The floor plans show the layout and approximate dimensions.

Outside there is a lawned garden and a further lawn and gravelled parking area on the far side of the drive.

Situation

The farm is convenient to the attractive market towns of Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Market Harborough, and the city of Leicester is only 14 miles away.

There are excellent schools in the area, many sports and recreational facilities including the Sports Centre at Melton Mowbray, golf at Melton, Stapleford and Luffenham Heath, racing at Leicester and Southwell, sailing on Rutland Water, and hunting with prime Leicestershire hunts including the Quorn, Belvoir, Fernie and Cottesmore.

Outside

The Farm Buildings
Standing to the north of the farmhouse, the farm buildings are split either side of the farm access and include a workshop, stable barn
(note the 2 boxes are excluded), five circular grain bins, a steel framed double span cattle yard/feed barn, a second large steel framed cattle yard and a double span calf house.

The buildings offer scope for alteration and extension, subject to consents.

The Farmland

There are three grass paddocks of varying size around the house and buildings, and one grass ley (0806) which provides grazing for horses and livestock. From the yard the farm track continues out to the arable land, which is divided into 8 inter-connecting fields. The
productive arable land has been well farmed and is currently in a rotation of wheat and oil seed rape. The farm has historically and
regularly produced good average yields of crops and is well farmed by the current tenant.

The soils are typical of the area being a fairly heavy clay loam, classified as Grade 3 by DEFRA. The fields have been previously under-drained. The entitlements to claim the Single Farm Payment will be included in the sale and will be passed to the successful purchaser at the end of the Farm Business Tenancy.

Highfield Farm has been entered in to the Entry Level Stewardship Scheme. There is a field pond in OS no 9565. The land gently undulates which adds to the attractiveness of the holding and gives far reaching views. The high hedges and watercourses are a haven for wildlife and the land could form a basis of a small shoot.

Directions

From the B6047 between Market Harborough and Melton Mowbray in the village of Twyford, take the road signed to John O’Gaunt and Burrough on the Hill.

Proceed out of Twyford, through John O’Gaunt, and Highfield Farm will be found on the left hand side, about 200 yards after crossing the old railway line.

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