FOUR BED FARMHOUSE and DRESSAGE CENTRE
DRESSAGE CENTRE, POTENTIAL COMPETITION VENUE AND
CHARACTER 4 BED FARMHOUSE, LOULE
Incredible opportunity to purchase this lovely old Farmhouse (Circa 1904) with it’s almost meter wide dressed stone walls retaining many wonderful features of great character. The accommodation briefly comprises a large Lounge Diner, fitted Kitchen Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Reception Hall, Guest Bathroom, Principal Bedroom Suite, Dressing Room and Ensuite Bathroom, A 2nd Double Bedroom, On the 1st Floor is a Landing and Sitting Area with fabulous views, Family Bathroom and 2 further Double Bedrooms. Only ill health forces the unexpected sale of this very rare type of property, which offers the potential for anyone looking to start a Dressage School and also having the potential of holding Dressage Competitions with tiered seating for 400+ (paying) spectators. There is a Stable Block with 12 Boxes, 12 Riders Lockers, further Stabling with 4 more Boxes, Competition Tethering Stalls, covered Saddling Up Area, 3 Horse Washdown Areas, excellent Graded Sand Arena, various Paddock Areas and space for a Horse Walker if required. Further facilities include Visitors/Customers WC with Shower, Kitchen/Cafeteria ideal for catering Competition Days, potential ‘Judges Box’, splendid Terraces overlooking the Main Arena and covered Patrons Parking Area for multiple vehicles. Additionally there is a Workshop, Garaging for 4 Cars, fully enclosed Chicken Coop, further Large Aviary and the entire property is approached over a long Stone Driveway. We are advised that there is more Land available from adjacent landowners if required.
** Tourism Approval given to extend to an 8 Bedroom, B & B with Restaurant **
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Featuring many pretty arched windows, cornicing, various display alcoves of different shapes and sizes, a rare and unusual domed brick ceiling to principal bedroom and stone architraves.
With space for easy chairs, tiled floor and beautiful original stone staircase to first floor.
LOUNGE DINER 6.0m x 4.07m (19’8” x 13’4”)
A most unusual room with a feature brick fireplace with built in wood burning stove, flanking display shelving, recessed ornate display alcoves, two steps up to the upper dining area with arched double glazed doors out to the wonderful terrace.
KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM 4.13m x 3.73m (13’6” x 12’3”)
Having a double bowl stainless steel sink unit, excellent fitted floor and wall cupboards with marble work surfaces, built in oven, four ring hob, extractor hood and fridge freezer.
UTILITY ROOM 2.71m x 1.86m (8’11” x 6’1”)
Plumbing for two washing machines and storage cupboards.
A very chic room having a panelled bath with mixer tap and handheld shower, wash hand basin in vanity unit, low level WC, bidet and attractive half tiled walls.
BEDROOM FOUR/RECEPTION ROOM TWO 3.74m x 3.24m (12’3” x 10’8”)
Door to front terrace.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 4.17m x 3.66m (13’8” x 12’0”)
Measurements excluding the separate DRESSING ROOM AREA and ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM with ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ wash hand basins set in a vanity unit with cupboards and drawers, low level WC, Bidet, fully tiled walls and a large shower cubicle.
FIRST FLOOR: LANDING and SITTING AREA 4.63m x 4.0m (15’2” x 13’1”)
BEDROOM TWO 4.17m x 3.94m (13’8” x 12’11”)
Fitted wardrobes and double doors out to: PRIVATE SUN TERRACE with stunning views over the Arena, Countryside and the beyond to the Sea.
BEDROOM THREE 4.0m x 3.57m (13’1” x 11’9”)
With fitted wardrobes.
Panelled bath with mixer tap and handheld shower, wash hand basin in vanity unit, low level WC, bidet and attractive half tiled walls.
A Lovely wide terrace which stretches along the entire length of the Quinta providing great viewing over the Arena. WELL STOCKED GARDENS with selected planting for ease of maintenance and there are various fruit trees.
COVERED SITTING and DINING AREA 5.0m x 4.5m (16’5” x 14’9”)
Prime position for watching Equestrian events in the Arena and beyond to the countryside. Stone bench seating and shading by established flowering shrubs. Attached to the external wall is an attractive water feature.
SUMMER KITCHEN/CAFETERIA 5.31m x 4.27m (17’5” x 14’0”)
Formerly the Farms bake house, which has been converted to a rustic style summer kitchen retaining all its original character having bare stone walls, bread oven, wood ceiling and tiles flooring all of which makes a wonderfully cool area ideal for lunches or dinners with family and friends or as a Cafeteria on competition days.
A Long stone paved drive edged by neat shrubs leads to the Quinta and Equestrian facilities.
GARAGE 15m x 7.5m (49’3” x 24’7”)
Good concrete floor, lighting and power.
THE EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
MAIN STABLE BLOCK
Arranged in two blocks of six boxes with a centre aisle and each box is beautifully finished with rendered half brick, wrought iron railings over and finished with finials, auto water drinkers and feed mangers. There is lighting, power and water to each block. Additionally, there are twelve riders lockable storage cupboards. Total twelve boxes.
STABLES and COMPETITION STALLS
There are a further two boxes in this location with the added advantage of 7 competition tethering stalls each with feed and water facilities. Additionally there is a large area for tacking up several horses at a time and also a good sized secure tack room. Within this building is also a horse wash down facility.
REAR COURTYARD 16m x 7.3m (52’5” x 23’11”)
Concreted uncovered area with horse wash down, currently there are two further demountable stables here that are not included in the sale.
BARN ONE 100m₂ (1076’₂)
Straw/Feed storage and having light, power and water with small kitchenette area.
LARGE OPEN AREA
Ideal for parking horse boxes and other vehicular equipment. Muck heap area.
BARN TWO 70m₂ (753’₂)
Open fronted for storage of large bales. Attached are Stables 15 and 16.
INDOOR SCHOOL 30m x 15m (98’5” x 49’2”)
With mirror, lighting and water for dust control, there is also a spectators gallery for about 80 people.
MAIN ARENA 65m x 45m (213’3” x 147’7”)
This SAND ARENA has been professionally constructed with a very small gradient so that water runs off and remains useable even after heavy rain. Of particular note is that the arena is large enough to create TWO 40m x 20m standard Dressage arenas or even two show jumping arenas. SPECTATOR SEATING Long fixed benches in tiers for 400+ people.
PATRON/VISITOR WC and SHOWER
Attached at the rear of the garage building.
Covered parking for a number of vehicles.
POTENTIAL FOR HORSE WALKER 12m (39’4”) Diameter.
Formerly a very large Eira, but could easily be converted if required.
There are various paddock areas and the largest paddock has a field shelter.
Ideal for breeding large birds. These aviaries are extensive and if required could be replaced to provide around a further 10 boxes or many more competition stalls should the Competition venue require them.
Fully enclosed with run area.
WORKSHOP 10m x 2m (32’10” x 6’7”)
Good supply with heavy duty pump installed just three years ago, also there is a large cisterna.
Good outriding/hacking in the area.
MORE LAND AVAILABLE
From adjoining landowners by separate negotiation with those owners.
The property is freehold with mains electric, water, own borehole and Cisterna. Drainage is private. The major town of Loule is just a short drive and offers everything expected of a major town including a Hospital and a University, Supermarkets, Markets, Health Centres, Bars, Cafes, Restaurants and many other Leisure Facilities. Loule has a very famous weekly market and is also famous for holding many renowned entertainment events. Pretty beaches are 15 mins drive, fast access to the motorway and the airport is about 20 minutes.
Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise that all rooms and any land are measured by you or your appointed solicitor or surveyor prior to purchase. All measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only. It should not be assumed that the property meets all the appropriate legal requirements.
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