A fantastic and rare opportunity to acquire an equestrian property situated within the Beaufort countryside. As well as the detached, three-bedroom house, the property offers 19 acres (approx.) that includes grassland along with stabling, a horse walker, manege and a further agricultural building with granted planning permission for a conversion to a dwelling.
Courtlands Farm is positioned at the end of a quiet lane, which is a no-through road, just outside the village of Old Sodbury, on the edge of the Cotswold Hills. The three adjoining grass paddocks sit adjacent to the farm buildings, allowing a practical setup perfect for equestrian purposes and the location offers fantastic opportunities for riding out.
The House and Gardens
The house itself is a generously proportioned, modern farmhouse with accommodation across two floors that reaches approximately 2662sq.ft. The focus of the ground floor is an impressively sized open plan kitchen/dining/family room complete with a Rayburn and bi-fold doors to the garden. The current owners have updated this space under their ownership with a tasteful Shaker style kitchen, complete with an island, all finished with granite worktops. The remainder of the ground floor comprises an entrance hall, a separate dual aspect sitting room with open fireplace, a conservatory, shower room and a utility room.
Rising to the first floor are three bedrooms, all of which are of double size and two benefit from excellent built-in storage. All the bedrooms enjoy a pleasant rural outlook. The family bathroom, with separate bath and shower, completes the first floor.
The house is approached through double gates onto a sweeping gravel driveway with a turning circle which also leads to the attached double garage. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn and surround the property to all sides with various specimen trees. Opening out from the open plan kitchen to the side of the house are the bi-fold kitchen doors leading onto a south facing patio terrace with a fantastic outlook across the accompanying paddocks.
The outbuildings consist of a range of block and rendered buildings, plus a steel frame barn. There is a principal barn that sits centrally within the yard. This currently comprises an agricultural storage area plus four stables. There is full planning permission granted for the partial demolition of the existing building and to create a three-bedroom single storey barn conversion with its own garden and parking (planning REF: P20/09593/F -South Gloucestershire Council). Beside the barn is a row of six independent stables, and an adjacent tack room. The steel framed building is divided into two, allowing for a store area to one side and a 5-bay, Claydon horse walker is installed to the other. There is also a post and rail fenced manege.
Arranged into three principal paddocks reaching 17.29 acres (approx.) with gated access connecting each paddock. The boundaries are surrounded by hedging and trees and two water troughs supply the three paddocks.
We understand the property is connected to all mains electricity and water. Heating is fired by oil, and drainage is via a private septic tank. Council tax band G (South Gloucestershire Council). The property is freehold. EPC – F.
Old Sodbury village has a great community centred around a Primary School, pub, and a Church. The Cotswold Way passes directly through the village and the market town of Chipping Sodbury is just c.2miles away, offering a Waitrose supermarket and many independent shops and cafés along its charming High Street.
There is a fantastic choice of schooling within the local area including both primary and secondary schooling in Chipping Sodbury, Tetbury and Bath and Bristol, with many highly regarded village primary schools in between. Several renowned private schools are just a short drive of Courtlands Farm, including Westonbirt and Beaudesert Park.
The property is just approximately 3 miles from the M4 J18, allowing superb commuting links to Bath, Bristol, London and the motorway network.
The Badminton Estate, and home to the Beaufort Hunt, is approximately 2 miles from the property for great riding potential. In addition to this, the area has a great selection of recreational activities on the doorstep with the Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury, Bath Racecourse at Lansdown and both Chipping Sodbury and Tracy Park Golf Courses to name just a few.