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Equestrian Life Magazine February 2018 Edition

The leading regional monthly magazine for horse owners, competitors and enthusiasts.


ADVERTISEMENT THE HOMESTEAD, FENTON Three bedroom character property with extensive equestrian facilities and adjoining traditional outbuildings Located in rural North Nottinghamshire. Set in grounds of 2.77 acres and including two post and rail fenced paddocks, floodlit manege and Monarch horse walker On the market with Fisher German, Newark, The Homestead, Fenton presents a rare and exciting opportunity to purchase an outstanding equestrian facility in North Nottinghamshire. The biomass-heated three-bedroom house is set in grounds of 2.77 acres and has a range of traditional stables, manege, horse walker and two well-maintained paddocks, with post and rail fencing and surrounded by a mature hedgerow. There is a further small paddock behind the horse walker, which is currently home to a few hens, but this would be an ideal pony paddock. The property is situated in the small hamlet of Fenton, which is six miles away from the market towns of Retford and Gainsborough. It is surrounded by open countryside and there is direct access to many quiet bridleways and lanes for safe hacking. Fenton is approximately half a mile from North Leverton, which has an excellent shop and Post Office, and a similar distance from Sturton Le Steeple. There are good primary schools in both these villages, and popular pubs in each. A porch leads from the courtyard to the stunning living room, which has a heated marble-tiled floor. This large room has Velux windows to both elevations, built in storage cupboard, and features original

eams. There is a utility room with a range of wall and base units, including sink, provision for a washing machine and built in storage cupboard, housing the biomass boiler controls and next to the utility room is a toilet. The spacious kitchen contains a bespoke range of solid oak wall and base units, including a central island, all with granite work surfaces. It also includes a Rangemaster electric cooker, extractor fan, traditional Belfast sink and built-in dishwasher. The room benefits from a brick fireplace with log burning stove and a slate-tiled floor. Off the kitchen lies a dining room, with a wooden floor and views overlooking the front garden. The kitchen also leads directly into a south-facing sun room. There is an additional sitting room with dual aspect windows and a feature fireplace with a wood burning stove. The first floor has one large dual aspect double bedroom, which looks out onto the paddocks. In addition two further double bedrooms with views overlooking the garden, one of which has an en-suite shower room. The other rooms are serviced by a good-sized bathroom, with large built in linen cupboard. The house has well-maintained lawned gardens to the side and rear, together with a small kitchen garden with soft fruit and an asparagus bed and there is also a useful greenhouse and a garden shed. The Homestead has a wealth of equestrian and other facilities. These include a building housing the biomass boiler, and six traditional brick-built stables which surround a securely-gated courtyard. All the buildings have electric lighting. The courtyard leads to a hay-barn, manege, Monarch Horse Walker and two grass paddocks. Attached to the house is a large two-storey traditional barn, which contains two ground floor rooms: a workshop/feed store and a secure tack room, fitted with shelving and a timber-clad ceiling. Wooden stairs lead to the first floor and into two further rooms, one set up as an office and one as a games and leisure area. This barn has huge potential for conversion as an annexe subject to the required permissions. The floodlit manege measures approximately 40ft x 20ft, has a silica sand and rubber surface, is well-drained and is surrounded by post and rail fencing. Next to the mange is a Monarch four-horse walker, which is in excellent condition. As previously mentioned, The Homestead is something of a rarity nowadays in that the surrounding area is superb for safe, quiet hacking. However, it is also well-located for easy access to several competition venues for those who also enjoy competing. The East Midlands Dressage Group riding club run many events at Osberton, north of Retford. Furthermore Arena UK is south off the A1 near Grantham and Epworth Equestrian is within easy reach to the east. There are wonderful cross-country schooling facilities at Hoods, near Lincoln and many more local venues for all disciplines. Guide Price £575,000 For further information, or to book a viewing, contact Alex Morrison or Rachel Ashworth of Fisher German, Newark: 01636 642500 or email: