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472.84 acres, Greens Norton, Towcester, Northamptonshire
Under Offer - Guide Price £7,000,000

  • Seven bedroom period family house
  • Self-contained ancillary accommodation
  • Pair of semi-detached cottages
  • Extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings
  • Well farmed block of arable land
  • In all about 191.35 hectares (472.84 acres)
  • For sale as a whole or in three lots by private treaty

An impressive and rarely available complete arable and livestock farm located in a desirable rural location. In all 472.84 acres. As a whole or in 3 lots.

Description



Situation


Greens Norton Park is situated on the outskirts of the highly regarded Northamptonshire village of Greens Norton. The village has a good community and offers a wide range of local amenities, including 2 nursery schools, children's playground, post office, village shop, butchers, medical centre, church, community centre and a public house. There are many sports clubs available including rugby, cricket, hockey, tennis and football. Other local amenities including major supermarkets and a leisure centre can be found at nearby Towcester. There is good access to the A43, M1, the M40 and there are train stations at Milton Keynes and Northampton offering services to London Euston with journey times of around 35 minutes.


Local primary schooling is available in nearby Greens Norton and Blakesley, with secondary schooling at Sponne School in Towcester. Private schooling is available at Bilton Grange, Rugby, Spratton, Winchester House, Beachborough, Stowe, Bloxham and Warwick.


Description


Greens Norton Park offers an excellent opportunity for farmers, investors and lifestyle purchasers alike. The property is ideally located in the Northamptonshire countryside, yet easily accessible. It offers purchasers the rarely available opportunity to acquire a complete arable and livestock farm, comprising an impressive principal period dwelling, good ancillary accommodation, a superb range of modern and traditional farm buildings and extremely well farmed block of commercial arable land.


The property has been in the same family ownership for nearly 90 years and has been greatly enhanced by the current generation. The overall property is presented in superb condition and now offers a purchaser the rare opportunity to take on a commercial farm and improve or diversify it further.


Greens Norton Park is being offered for sale as a whole or in three lots.


Lot 1: Greens Norton Park


A complete farm in its own right comprising a seven bedroom period farmhouse, a pair of semi detached cottages, ancillary flat accommodation, a range of modern and traditional buildings and a productive block of arable land. In all about 245.63 acres.


Greens Norton Park


The principal house is approached through a stone pillared entrance onto a gravel drive. The property is believed to date back to the 1600s
with later additions in the 1800s and 1900s but is not Listed. There are however many original period features, including feature fireplaces, original flooring and exposed beams throughout.


The property offers well proportioned and spacious living accommodation throughout. On the ground floor there are a range of flexible reception rooms, including a fabulous garden room, with feature fireplace, offering access and views across the gardens and surrounding countryside. There is also a delightful dual aspect drawing room, original entrance hallway and good sized kitchen breakfast room.


On the first floor the generous landing gives access to the dual aspect master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. There are three further
double bedrooms and a family bathroom. A door links to one of the self-contained first floor flats (2/3 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom), which could easily be incorporated back into the main house to provide seven bedrooms in total.


Self-contained Flat(s)


Accessed via their own separate entrances and attached to the main house are two self contained flats, however one or indeed both could be easily incorporated within the main house. Both flats are well presented and each has two double bedrooms, with a sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. The flats are currently let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies but notice has been served.


1 & 2 Park Farm Cottages


Located on the edge of the farmyard and separately accessed is a pair of attractive stone built semi-detached cottages. Cottage 1 has 2 bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchen and bathroom, and is now in need of some sympathetic modernisation. The property is subject to an Assured Agricultural Occupancy Agreement. Cottage 2 has 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen and first floor bathroom and is let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.


Farm Buildings


Located between the farmhouse and the cottage is an extremely impressive range of traditional and modern farm buildings extending to over 55,000 sqft. Located close to the house is a range of useful traditional stores, outbuildings and stabling together with a secure workshop. The main concrete yard benefits from a secure access
directly onto the highway and includes a superb full height traditional barn which is currently used for storage but has potential for alternative
uses. There is a comprehensive range of modern buildings which were previously utilised for the original dairy enterprise but have now been expanded to cater for modern livestock and grain storage together with useful covered machinery buildings. The cattle buildings have been used for a 450 head heifer rearing unit for the last 15 years. The range of buildings more than adequately supports the size of the full holding and have all been maintained in superb order. The buildings have been fully utilised in connection with the farming enterprises but have the potential for alternative commercial or residential uses subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.


Land


The ring fenced block of land contained within Lot 1 is all laid to arable on a mixed cropping rotation. The land gently undulates in places and is well served by internal tracks although also benefits from good road frontage on the northern and southern boundaries. On the eastern edge the land runs up to the edge of the village giving some long-term development potential.


In all about 99.40 hectares (245.63 acres).


Lot 2


Land to the south of Blakesley Hill. The land to the south of Blakesley Hill benefits from long road frontage and secondary access points off the Bradden Road. The land is gently undulating and generally free draining soil. Again the land is well served by internal tracks also giving access down to a small grassland area known as the Strip which benefits from a delightful man made lake with summerhouse giving a charming natural retreat. In all about 68.25 hectares (168.65 acres).


Lot 3 – Land and buildings


Located equidistant between the villages of Greens Norton and Blakesley lies a general purpose cattle building with brick lean to with good road frontage. To the rear of the building lies two useful arable fields.   In all about 23.70 hectares (58.56 acres).


Acreage: 472.84 Acres

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