Property of the Month: Knockdown Farm, Gloucestershire

Do you have dreams of living in the Cotswolds on the outskirts of the famous Badminton Estate with enviable riding facilities on the doorstep? Then this property could meet all your equestrian needs.

Set in approximately 12 acres with virtually direct access to bridleways, the charming three-bedroom detached period house in Knockdown comes with extensive equestrian facilities. This is a very rare opportunity to acquire a lovely equestrian property on the Gloucestershire/Wiltshire border in the heart of Beaufort country, situated between the market town of Tetbury and the Badminton Estate.

There is a comfortable period house as well as an excellent range of outbuildings stabling, an extensive concrete yard and excellent parking facilities. The property has been used for private residential and private equestrian use and by crossing one minor road there is access to a bridleway which in turn gives access out onto the Badminton Estate (by permission) and other bridleway networks in the area.

The detached period cottage dates from the early 19th Century with independently programmable electric panel heating as well as wood burning stove, oil fired Rayburn and double glazing. The accommodation comprises of a Garden room, which has double doors which look out on to the menage and countryside beyond, laundry room, sitting room, home office, dining room and kitchen. The upstairs of the property has three bedrooms and a bathroom.

There are two accesses off the road to the rear of the house, the first to the side of the property leads into an arrival parking and turning area with a rear lawn area and patio with outlook to land.
The secondary access then leads into the lower yard, where there are a range of stone outbuildings including a feed store, tack room and a five loose boxes.

The yard enjoys a pleasant southerly aspect important in winter and a concrete yard area with gated access out into the land. Beyond the lower yard lies the Multipurpose Barn (about 18.2m x 13.4m) of clear span steel stanchion construction with concrete floor, light and power, superb Mezzanine,extremely strongly constructed and utilised for storage

Situated directly to the rear of the gardens there is an excellent Floodlit Manege(c.40m x 20m) with sand, rubber and carpet fibre surface providing excellent all-weather riding.

The Landcomprises four main paddock areas including a smaller containment paddock to the far side of the yards, with the balance being of fairly level pastureland enclosed by a mixture of hedging, brick walling and fencing and with integral post and rail fencing. To the far end of the land there is a gateway out onto an adjoining field over which we understand the property enjoys a right of access for a short distance to the country lane. By crossing the lane there is then direct access to onto the bridleway leading ultimately out to the Badminton Estate.

The hamlet of Knockdown is situated about five miles from the market town of Tetbury. The popular village of Sherston is about two miles away. The property is about a mile from the famous Westonbirt Arboretum with its beautiful woodland walks. Whilst the property is in a rural location, it is readily accessible also to junctions 17 and 18 of the M4 providing easy commuter access to Bath, Bristol and Swindon.

From an eventing point of view, the new buyers will be totally spoilt; not only is the world-famous Badminton Horse Trials on the doorstep, access to events across the south-west region is extremely easy and there are a number of equestrian centers within an hour’s journey, including West Wilts, Hartpury, Rectory Farm Arena and Summerhouse Equestrian Centre.

The guide price for this stunning property is £935,000 (with no onward chain) and enquires should be directed to Rural Scene (Ref – JN5098)on 01264 850700. For more information visit www.ruralscene.co.uk.

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