- 5 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
- 5 receptions
An exceptional equestrian estate with a Georgian style country house set in 120 acres of prime Leicestershire countryside
35 Cadogan Street
Built in Georgian style, Home Farm was completed in April 2015. The approach to the house is via a long tarmacked driveway with a passing place. High electric wooden gates herald the entrance and, shortly after, the driveway splits left to the main house and straight on to the equestrian facilities. The house has a traditional brick exterior and slate roof and attention has been focused on creating a house which is true to the traditional Georgian construction standards. Of particular focus has been the importance of enabling natural light to flood the house and, in this respect, the proportion of the windows has been key. All windows throughout the house have superfine double glazing and fine beading. All doors are oversized. There is underfloor heating downstairs and a monitored burglar alarm.
A crescent-shaped Yorkstone terrace leads to the front door which has glass central and side panels. This opens onto a hallway with limestone flooring stretching three quarters the depth of the house and the staircase rising ahead. To the left is a panelled snug with herringbone-lay parquet flooring and a working fireplace. Opposite this is the drawing room, again with parquet flooring, a fireplace with a logburner. Double doors lead through to the dining room providing flexibility to the use of the space. The dining room has parquet flooring, a central fireplace with logburner, French doors opening onto the garden and opens back into an inner hall. Across the hall from the dining room is a cloakroom, coat cupboard and, adjacent, a shower room and infrafred sauna beyond which is a heated swimming pool in an oakframed room. The pool is 1200cm deep and mosaic tiled. Beyond it, and accessed via a sheltered terrace to the east with a hot tub and fire pit, is a plant room which also houses the boilers for the house. At the end of the inner hall to the left there is a study and, opposite this, a large and comprehensive kitchen breakfast room which opens into a south-facing conservatory. Both the kitchen and conservatory have the same limestone flooring and the bespoke kitchen has a mixture of granite and timber work surfaces, a large central island with a Belfast sink and a four-oven electric Aga with a gas hob companion unit with two further electric ovens. Off the kitchen there is a pantry, which has two dishwashers, a fridge/freezer and storage cupboards as well as a panelled boot room which leads to the Courtyard Stables.
On the first floor, the principal bedroom is to the right of the stairs and gives far reaching views to the south and west. It has an en suite bathroom with electric underfloor heating, a bath and shower, twin sinks and separate WC as well as a separate dressing room with built-in bespoke cupboards. There are a further 4 bedroom suites, each with stunning views of the estate and bathrooms with a bath, separate shower, a WC in a separate room and electric under floor heating. Cat-5 cabling runs throughout the house and there is an IT room on the first floor. There are smoke detectors and heat detectors throughout as well as a monitored burglar alarm.
This property has 120.86 acres of land.
The Barn House To the south of Home farm is The Barn House which provides ancillary accommodation to the main house. This was renovated to a high standard. The large oak entrance door opens onto a utility room with a bathroom off and then onto a galleried dining hall with limestone flooring. The oak staircase rises to the left and, beyond, there is a sitting room with oak flooring and twin French doors opening to the west facing garden. Adjacent to this is generous kitchen breakfast room with limestone flooring and an oakframed end wall with French doors.
To the north-east corner of the building is a WC and shower facility, accessed externally. To the rear of the building are the Barn Stables with 9 stables with automatic waterers, a wash box with hot water, a tack room a rug store and a boiler room for the Barn House.
Courtyard Stables Immediately to the rear of the main house are a newly constructed U-shaped arrangement of twelve stables built of brick with a slate roof and fully rendered internally. Each stable is 12.4ft x 16.4ft with rubber low-level panels and automatic waterers. Additionally, there is a tack room, a wash box with rubber floor and hot water supply and an equine solarium. There are solar panels on the roof which supplement the domestic heating for the house as well as the stables via the feed in tariff scheme. Adjacent to the stables there is a separate timber feed shed with power and light and a five horse Monarch horse walker.
Barn 1 To the south of the Courtyard Stables is a large barn incorporating a young stock pen, store room, and Ladies and Gents WCs. Planning permission has been granted for a further 12 stables within barn 1 (DA/2009/0632).
Barn 2 Barn 2 is attached to barn 1 and used for storing machinery. It has roller shutter doors at either end.
Barn 3 Immediately to the north, is a separate timber clad Lorry Barn with a roller shutter door. It has power and light and a three-phase 240V hook up point for a horse transporter.
Indoor Arena The indoor arena is located to the east of the big barn. The 60m x 40m arena has a Martin Collins Protrack surface and is comprehensively lit; casting no shadows. There are solar panels on the roof and, to its southern end, is a Clubhouse with a full kitchen and dining facilities. The clubhouse has been built with insulated panels and agricultural cladding and is timber lined on the inside.
Small Arena Opposite the entrance to the indoor arena is a smaller floodlit 30m x 50m outdoor arena, again with a Martin Collins surface and enclosed with Duralock fencing.
Enclosed Loose Pen To the east of the small arena is an enclosed loose pen of 15m x 35m which is high boarded and oval shaped with a professional waxed surface.
Large Arena To the east of the whole complex is a 80m x 60m outdoor arena, which was installed in 2016. This has a professional waxed surface and links to the water complex and canter track, which is 3m wide and 800m long and runs the perimeter of the field. That whole area has been fully drained.
Parking Areas There are two parking areas; the first is a car park which is floodlit and located to the south of The Barn House and large barn, this also has eight 240v hook up points . The second, situated between the indoor arena and large arena is a lorry park.
Land The house and equestrian facilities sit centrally within the land. To the north of the house is a field with ten individual turnout paddocks, each approximately 60m x 60m, and all of which have water troughs. All fencing is post and rail with stud netting. These paddocks have a wood chip access drive. Adjacent to this field is another paddock and the remainder of the land flows down to a point 1.25km to the south where there are some additional wooden stables. The estate has no public access, bridleways or footpaths of any kind. However, the main bridle path, providing access to hacking in the Hothorpe Hills is one gate away over the boundary.
Home Farm sits within the beautiful Welland Valley surrounded by the Hothorpe Hills. The location, just to the south-east of Leicester, offers a seamless connection to the nexus of Midlands transport links. This includes high speed trains from Market Harborough, just 5 miles away, to London St Pancras international as well as easy access to the M1, M6, M69, A47 and A14. Both East Midlands and Birmingham Airports are a short journey away.
There is an abundance of excellent schooling within the state and private sector locally. This includes preparatory schools at Spratton, Maidwell and Stoneygate as well as public schools at Rugby, Uppingham, Oakham and Oundle, and Leicester schools including Leicester Grammar, Leicester High for Girls, Radcliffe College and De Montford University.
- Home Farm: Entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, snug, study, breakfast kitchen with garden room, pantry, boot room, laundry room, cloakroom, shower room with sauna, swimming pool, Principal bedroom suite with dressing room, 4 further bedroom suites, store room/IT room, EPC rating C
- Barn House (Ancillary accommodation): Entrance hall/utility room, kitchen breakfast room, dining hall, sitting room, bathroom, 2 bedrooms with en suite shower rooms, EPC rating D
- Courtyard Stables: 12 Stables, washroom/solarium, tack room
- Barn Stables: 9 stables, wash box, tack room, store rooms, boiler room
- Barn 1: Crew yard, separate store room, ladies and gents WCs
- Barn 2: Machine store
- Barn 3: Horse box barn
- 60m x 40m in-door arena with clubhouse, 50m x 30m outdoor arena, enclosed loose pen 15m x 35m, 80m x 60m outdoor arena with 3m x 800m canter track, post and railed paddocks with stud netting
- In all about 120.8 acres
This plan is for layout guidance only. Not drawn to scale unless stated. Windows and door openings are approximate. Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of the plan, please check all dimensions, shapes and compass bearings before making any decisions reliant upon them.