Harris Farm, Martin, Fordingbridge
Guide price £895,000
Available to the market for the first time in over fifty years, Harris Farm is a charming Grade II Listed property believed to date from the late sixteenth century with a separate lodge and equestrian facilities.
The cottage offers a wealth of original features with attractive herringbone brickwork under a tiled roof and the property extends to some 2,080 ft2 (GEA), offering pleasant accommodation arranged over two floors. The property still retains much of its character with exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces, oak panelled walls and oak and elm floorboards whilst benefitting from a single storey extension.
The lodge is a purpose built three bedroom home offering excellent accommodation, with a large lobby for riding and outdoor kit, private garden and veranda.
A light and airy kitchen/dining/sitting room with log burner is the heart of this home, which also benefits from a utility room.
Harris Farm is a former National Hunt racing yard with eight loose boxes and level, free-draining paddocks. The land is divided well; they all provide good shelter with post and rail fencing and mains water to every field. The facilities also include a feed storage area and a large barn to store hay and straw. There is direct access from the property to a bridleway network connecting to brilliant out-riding on the Martin Down. In total the property extends to approximately 10.5 acres.
Regarded as one of the oldest properties in the village, Harris Farm is also recognised for its strong literary connection with the renowned “Shepherd’s Life” by W.H Hudson written during a stay at the Property.
Harris Farm lies in an attractive rural position at the heart of the desirable village of Martin. Situated within the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is ready access to the A354 or A338 connecting Salisbury and Ringwood, with Southampton and Winchester via the A31/M27 to the south east. Mainline train services operate from Salisbury nearby.