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High Specification Barn Conversion
Open plan bespoke Kitchen & Living
Four En-suite Bedrooms | Gym & Sauna | Cinema Room | Utility
Detached Two Bedroom Cottage
Exceptional Equestrian Facilities
4 Stallion Boxes | 15 Loose Box Yard | 30m x 15m Indoor School | 60m x 20m Manege
Distances in miles are approximate
Prestbury 1.5m | Alderley Edge 3.5m | Wilmslow 4.5m | Macclesfield 4.5m | Manchester Airport 9m | Manchester City Centre 17.5m
Lower Gadhole Farm sits in a very quiet position nestled at the end of a private gated driveway. The property benefits from exceptional rural views over the Bollin Valley however extremely well located in a highly desirable area of Cheshire offering an extremely rare block of 60 acres with the highly professional equestrian facilities.
Very well placed not only for the picturesque village of Prestbury (only one mile walk from the property itself) the village of Alderley Edge and the towns of Wilmslow and Macclesfield with West Coast main line railway stations placing London Euston under 2 hours away.
Manchester International Airport is also close at hand for International travel.
Beech Hall, The Ryleys, Pownall Hall, Terra Nova and Alderley Edge School for Girls are all within easy striking distance along with senior schools which include Kings School Macclesfield and Cheadle Hulme School. Most of the private schools in the region run coach services from the village. In the state sector, Nether Alderley, Mottram St Andrew, Alderley Edge and of course Prestbury Primary School are all close by and have high Ofsted ratings. Fallibroome Academy is also well regarded and is a short drive away.
The area abounds in Golf courses and sporting facilities; Prestbury Golf Club, Mottram Hall and Tytherington are close by and both Prestbury and Alderley Edge have thriving Cricket and Tennis Clubs. Similarly, for those who prefer social exercise there are Spas and gyms nearby. The Peak National Park is on the doorstep, just beyond Macclesfield, and Hare Hill and The Edge are close by
for those who enjoy walking.
The North West’s principal sporting events are with easy reach too, with Aintree, Haydock and Chester race courses just over an hour away; motor racing at Oulton Park and Cheshire Polo Club, both a similar distance. We understand from Battersea Heliport, London is about 50 minutes by helicopter and with excellent space at Lower Gadhole Farm a helipad could be constructed at the property subject to the relevant permissions.
The village has a number of excellent restaurants and two popular pubs, The Legh Arms and The Admiral Rodney. Alderley Edge and Wilmslow have a busier night life with bars, restaurants and bistros providing International cuisine, all a short taxi ride away.
Lower Gadhole Farm is an exceptional equestrian premises, recognised by winning the ‘Tabley Bowl’ in both 2014 & 2016 for Cheshire’s Equine Establishment of the Year Award proving what a high class property is offered to the market.
The main residence, converted in 2009 from a traditional brick built barn with tiled roof now offers light and spacious modern family living with open plan contemporary fitted kitchen comprising a central island unit, dining area and its own bar entertaining area and across a glass filled balcony landing to the living room with double fronted ‘Firebelly’ wood burning stove all at first floor level. Although there are many contemporary features, there is still internal character with exposed timbers showing age and history. Two external balcony areas take in the vast rural views that the property benefits from.
The ground floor level has an extensive entrance hall benefiting from floor to eaves glazing providing vast light from both, the front and rear elevations standing centrally to the property. The entrance hall has a cloak room and leads off to the ground floor bedrooms comprising two well equipped master bedroom suites both with dressing rooms and en-suite bathrooms. Two further double bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms all comprising a high-spec quality finish, one feature in particular is the unique copper roll top bath. A gym and sauna room are to one end of the property benefiting from French doors to an external patio area and internal door to the side entrance boot room and boiler room. Two separate staircases are off the main entrance hall with access to the first floor living area and the lower basement. The lower basement offers flexible living, currently providing a cinema room with utility, w.c. and large store room. The cinema room has an external stair case entrance and could be easily converted (subject to the relevant permissions) to offer an annexe/staff accommodation within the main residence or providing a fifth bedroom, whichever may be required. Further accommodation is already provided by the two bedrooms detached staff cottage on site near the main stable yard, recently constructed and offers easy modern living.
The property is approached along a private drive off Greendale Lane via automatic wrought iron gates with intercom system leading to a large hardstanding parking area to the side of the main residence and adjacent to the equestrian facilities for client, visitors and horsebox parking.
Landscaped gardens lie to both the front and rear of the property with a wrought iron gate entrance to the front garden and entrance with gravelled pathways around the property. To the rear is mainly a decked area with access up to the stallion paddocks beyond. Mature shrubs and trees form the private perimeter and low level brick wall & hedge to the front.
The extensive equestrian facilities in brief:
4 Stallion Boxes | 15 Loose Box Yard | 30m x 15m Indoor School | 60m x 20m Manege
2 Solariums | Vets Box & Stocks | Wash Box | Tack Room | Feed Room | CCTV | Staff Cottage | Office | Grass Show Jumping Arena | Cross-Country Fences |
A portal framed building clad in brick and Yorkshire boarding with corrugated roof sheeting and translucent roof lighting along with high output floodlights. 30m x 15m silica sand and fibre surface with angled ply side boards and mirrors to one end. The building has a side entrance door off the parking area and an internal door within the continued barn to the four stallion boxes.
The four internal stallion stables have been installed with front sliding door stable partitions with swing feed bins, anti-weave bars and corner hay bars. Completed with brick built, timber lined internal partition walls, rubber floor matting and thermo-ceramic heating above each stable. Two stables have external swing doors to the parking area and the rear stables each have a swing open window. A Kylix solarium is set above a central set of stocks.
An external staircase to the indoor barn provides access to the office and viewing area at first floor level above the stallion boxes. The office is linked with data cabling to the house and Main Yard for CCTV and internet access and has its own kitchen area and w.c.
The Main Yard
The exceptionally well-constructed stable yard of 14 stables and a foaling box are all insulated allowing them to be a cool ambient temperature in the summer months and allow the stables to remain warm in the winter. They all have automatic water bowls connected and rubber matting to the floors on a concrete base with kick boarding on the internal walls. Top and lower swing stable doors in cedar timber provide an excellent quality feel. The stables are block built with a weatherboard timber cladding and have a tiled pitched roof with overhang.
The ‘U’ shaped yard has a central clock tower above with central double timber doors allowing through pedestrian and horse traffic to the rear. This central area is used as a vet’s inspection area having a set of secured stocks and a separate Kylix solarium. The vet’s area also has storage cupboards, sink with hot water and power points with a central CCTV visual point.
Within the Main Yard, there is a large secure tack room with saddle & bridle hooks, wood burning stove, tiled floor and tongue & grove wall panelling. Wall and base mounted units with a work surface, sink providing hot & cold water with under counter space for washing machine. Door to a shower room with w.c. A separate feed room and rug room with washing machine facilities completes the Main Yard’s facilities.
The yard itself is laid with a herringbone block courtyard with central raised planting bed and is completely secure and contained by automatic gates. To the side of the yard is a convenient open fronted hay store on a concrete floor with vehicle access around to the rear providing access to the paddocks which have been divided in post and rail fencing used as a grass showjumping arena.
The professionally built manege is set in front of the main stable yard set along a line of mature trees providing shelter whilst riding. The surface contains a mixture of silica sand, fibre and rubber to provide an excellent surface for your horse’s stability and comfort for everyday training.
The Cottage was completed in 2015 and has a spacious open plan living arrangement with fitted kitchen, living and breakfast bar, along with two double bedrooms and a bathroom which are all finished to a high specification. The property is connected with its separate LPG gas central heating, main electricity and septic tank all connected.
In all, Lower Gadhole Farm consists of about 60 acres of mainly grassland pasture with a parkland ‘feel’ having many mature trees within its grounds. The land also contains two large natural spring water fed fishing pools and access to the river Bollin of which sporting rights are included with the sale.
The land has a natural gradient down towards the river Bollin allowing free drainage and all the areas of grazing have access to natural spring fed water. The land houses many cross-country fences across the whole area which allows for an excellent training facility for young horses.
LPG Gas (Under Ground Tanks) Central Heating and Hot Water
Private Drainage via Septic Tank
Intercom Electric Gates
No tests have been made of the mains services, heating systems or associated appliances and neither has confirmation been obtained from the statutory bodies of the presence of these services.
We cannot confirm that they are in working order and any prospective buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor before finalizing the purchase.
Cheshire East Council
Tax Band A
From Prestbury head south on New Road crossing the river. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the The Village, continuing along the A538 for approx. 1 mile, taking a right turn at the green onto Greendale Lane. Continue down the lane and keep right to follow into the end of the lane where the gated entrance to Lower Gadhole Farm is located.
The property is offered with a Freehold Tenure and is vacant possession upon completion.
The property is sold subject to all rights of way. Further information is available through the agent.
Fixtures and fittings are subject to negotiation including all equestrian facilities and must be discussed and confirmed with the agent prior to offering.
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Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.
JACKSON PROPERTY for themselves and the vendors of the property, whose agents they are, give notice that these particulars, although believed to be correct, do not constitute any part of an offer of contract, that all statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility and are not to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact and that they do not make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. An intending purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars. The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixture, fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order, or fit for their purpose, neither has the agent checked legal documents to verify the freehold/leasehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.