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A private country estate set in approx. 70 acres with incredible views over Rutland Water Peninsula. 5 bedroom farmhouse plus one 1 bed guest / staff cottage. Equestrian yard with 6 large stables & tack room. Agricultural stock & storage barns. All enquiries please call Vernon Moore 07811 159306.
OVERVIEW Approached from a quiet single track road, Hambleton Lodge Farm is entered through impressive stone piers and double electric gates onto tree lined driveway with three spurs off to the house, stable yard and the farm. Stunning views over Rutland water are slowly revealed as you approach the farmhouse.
The house is a Grade II listed farmhouse constructed of stone under a slate roof and sits beautifully within its land. The farmhouse offers incredible privacy, along with some of the best views of Rutland Water.
The original farmhouse and related outbuildings have been completely transformed by the current owners and now link together to form a much larger dwelling that wraps around a south facing central courtyard garden. The farmhouse flows effortlessly from one room to another, perfect for entertaining and family living.
The tiered courtyard links the three sides of the house and the courtyard has multiple entertaining terraces with broad flower and shrub beds and views out across the gardens and Rutland Water beyond.
HAMBLETON LODGE FARM The main drive curls through the grounds and descends down to a gravelled turning and parking area at the back of the house. Immediately off the parking area is a triple garage block with roller shutter doors. The house has been rebuilt to an extremely high standard with traditional materials having been beautifully finished throughout. Typical features include tile and limestone flooring, open brick and stone fireplaces and quality joinery. The owners have carefully retained the traditional farmhouse feel throughout while the house also has the ability to cater for larger scale entertaining. There is a farmhouse kitchen and breakfast room with open fireplace and wood burning stove as well as handmade kitchen and range cooker. The formal dining room overlooks the courtyard and also has an open fireplace and oak flooring. There is also a beautiful large drawing room, study with mezzanine library and sitting/family room. Steps lead down to the heated indoor swimming pool which has bi-fold doors which access a private terrace, again with far reaching views; perfect for the summer. A part glazed link that leads into the beautiful triple height vaulted entertainment barn with a separate kitchenette and WC. The barn has been beautifully restored and is very light and offers flexible entertaining space with access to the courtyard on one side and the gardens to the other. A door leads out onto the adjacent lawn and from here you get 180° views across Rutland Water and the surrounding countryside.
The bedroom accommodation is split with the majority of the rooms in the main part of the house and are arranged over two floors. On the first floor are three bedroom suites and on the second floor two further bedrooms and a bathroom. Accessed off a secondary staircase is the main bedroom suite, a wellproportioned room with a bathroom and dressing room.
BREWHOUSE COTTAGE Adjacent to the main house is a separate 1 bed cottage currently used as an office. The ground floor is split with one half being the ground floor of the cottage and the other section being a laundry. Forming one side of the courtyard immediately below the house is a larger timber clad building consisting of a gardener’s store, gardener’s day room, farm office, WC and gym.
FARM BUILDINGS The agricultural farm buildings consist of large stock barns with removable pens and stock management system, a large full height machinery store and workshop, a further open sided stock barn and farm yard with direct access onto the fields. The barns have a number of potential uses either as they are currently arranged for the use of farming activity but could also be for equestrian use or provide extensive storage.
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES Approached off its own spur from the main drive is a highly impressive stable yard with 6 stables and a tack/feed room and adjoining kennel, hard standing for horse boxes and a ramp down to additional hard standing and garage, workshop and store rooms.
THE LAND The pastureland surrounds the house and farmyard divided by mature hedges and stock proof fencing. The land is good quality pasture and stock proofed. The farm is livestock, primarily a beef herd and currently farmed in-hand. The land is registered with the RPA for Basic Payment Scheme entitlements. In addition, the owners have planted thousands of trees in strategic blocks that frame the core areas of the farm providing a high degree of privacy whilst also serving and harnessing the immediate environment and complimenting the surrounding nature reserve.
HAMBLETON PENINSULA, RUTLAND The Hambleton peninsula lies within the reservoir Rutland Water. In 1975, the Gwash Valley was dammed, the area surrounding what was then a ridge was submerged, including a small number of properties. The ridge that survived is the Hambleton peninsula and is a unique slice of Rutland country side almost entirely surrounded by the beautiful Rutland water. The peninsula is highly sought after and is a mecca for wildlife, particularly birds, being a tranquil and undisturbed slice of rural England. Rutland Water also provides stunning walks, sailing and fishing.
Hambleton village is a charming and picturesque collection of pretty cottages with some larger period and more modern properties. Within the village is the excellent and well known pub The Finch’s Arms. Oakham is just over 3 miles away and provides for all ones day to day shopping requirements.
Further afield, Stamford, Market Harborough, Leicester and Peterborough provide for more extensive shopping, leisure and entertainment.
The area is renowned for its exceptional schooling with Oakham, Uppingham and Oundle all within striking distance.