A most rare opportunity to acquire a highly diverse freehold Estate situated within the National Forest. The property has been actively managed to encourage countryside and wildlife diversity. It has been used previously as an Educational Centre, and due to its location to the motorway network it is well placed for UK access. The mixture of arable, grass and woodland combine to produce and attractive land holding with possible development angles.
Lot 1 - Brown’s Hay Bungalow
A two-bedroom detached bungalow constructed of rendered wallsunder a tiled roof. The property occupies a superb elevated position with views to the north and east over the Estate’s land. Access is via a sweeping drive, climbing from the range of useful general purpose buildings. In the agent’s opinion the property could be easily extended and improved to provide a unique residence in a commanding location, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. The property has an agricultural occupany condition. Full details areavailable from Strutt and Parker.
Located at the access to the bungalow driveway, there is a range of general storage buildings and greenhouses. These have previously been used by the Estate Manager for the storage of machinery, tools and as a workshop and office. Electricity and water are connected to the buildings.
Included in Lot 1 is 88 acres of arable, grassland, woodland and traditional parkland. The majority of land in this Lot is located to
the west of the bungalow and buildings and is gently undulating to provide a fantastic setting.
Lot 2 - Sandhills Farm Buildings
A large range of nineteenth century farm buildings built of traditional stone in the local vernacular, are situated in the heart of the Ulverscroft Valley, a short distance from the bungalow. Comprising barns and stables set around a courtyard, these currently disused and dilapidated buildings cover a footprint of around 3,000 sq.ft. Services are connected and, subject to obtaining planning approval, they present a development opportunity for any prospective purchaser wishing to establish an alternative use including a home of architectural and heritage value in an unparalleled setting.
A further 89 acres to the east of the buildings comprising grassland,
woodland and new plantations. Part of the land is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Access is also available from Ulverscroft Lane in the north-eastern corner.