Video: 260ac compact estate supplies a shoot, traditional buildings and let potential

Rockstead Farm is currently on the market in Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire and with it comes a significant farm, a range of traditional buildings and a farmhouse.

The estate, which is on the market through Savills, is situated 25 miles away from the A303 and M3, which both provide good road links into London and the west country.

Fordingbridge is the closest town and provides for an array of amenities such as a selection of shops, supermarkets, cafes, butchers, pubs and a post office.

Attractive pastureland and woodland

The land is predominantly pasture that is currently being used for livestock grazing and shooting. It also lends itself to the potential for equestrian use as well.

It is well laid out with gated entrances to the majority of fields, all of which are accessible via farm tracks off Clack Lane, Whitsbury Road and Whipps Hill.

Approximately halfway down Clack Lane is a Grade II Listed, former tithe barn that is constructed with red brick and timber cladding.

It is not currently in use, however, it has the potential for further storage, livestock sheltering or residential purposes subject to necessary planning conditions.

Dispersed around the farmland is mature woodland, which lends itself to shooting. However, the woodland has significant potential for other uses such as a bio mass boiler in the farmhouse fed from the mature timber on the farm.

There are a number of various outbuildings as shown on the block plan.

These include:

  • Four garages;
  • A store room;
  • A farm machinery storage unit;
  • A generic corrugated storage which could be converted for livestock or equestrian use; and
  • Dog kennels.

As well as the above, there is a two-storey lodge which has previously been used as a holiday cottage.

The kitchen and bathroom have been retained in the event of converting it, with development potential subject to planning permission back for residential purposes (subject to planning).

Grade II Listed property

The house is an immaculately presented detached, five bedroom Grade II Listed property that has been restored and extended to create a substantial family home.

The ground floor comprises: a hallway; a study; a boot room; a sitting room; a kitchen; a dining room; and a drawing room.

The first floor comprises: three bedrooms with en-suites; two further bedrooms; and a family bathroom.

A self-contained annexe is attached to the side of the farmhouse and offers separate living accommodation which comprises one bedroom, a bathroom, a large sitting room with a vaulted ceiling, incorporated kitchen and a small garden to the rear.

The garden encompasses the house, and there is a hard tennis court which is enclosed with galvanized chainlink fencing.

At the front is a large courtyard which can be accessed via a gravel driveway with two entry points from the road.

Rockstead Farm has a guide price of £4,000,000.

Further information can be found on Savills’ website.