Currently run as a commercial beef enterprise, Rickstead Farm is a ring fenced grass farm with bungalow, secondary bungalow, farm buildings and 84 acres
4 bedrooms | 3 reception rooms
Gardens | Converted garage providing a useful annexe with two bedrooms | Substantial range of flexible farm buildings extending to nearly 30,000 ft
Productive and attractive grassland
About 64.51 acres (26.11 hectares)
Currently run as a commercial beef enterprise, Rickstead Farm offers potential purchasers a rare opportunity to secure a ring fenced farm in a sought after area.
The two bungalows provide comfortable living
accommodation with views over the surrounding farmland.
The buildings are well laid out with scope for alternative uses subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
The property will appeal to those looking to expand their current farming operations, new entrants or those wishing to acquire a house with land for equestrian or other uses.
About 64.51 acres (26.11 hectares)
Coloured pink on the plan
Approached via a tree lined driveway the property is tucked away from the main road and has views across the surrounding land. Built in 1973 the bungalow is well laid out and provides ample living accommodation with a spacious kitchen/dining room with the main reception room off this. There are four bedrooms, one currently used as the farm office.
The house is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition and can only be occupied by a person ‘wholly or mainly employed locally
in agriculture or in forestry or dependant of such a person residing with him’.
Further information is available from Strutt & Parker.
A secondary bungalow that provides additional self-contained living space of nearly 1000sq.ft, including reception area, modern kitchen with utility, two bedrooms and walk in wardrobe / storage.
Rickstead Farm lies close to the village of East Norton on the Leicestershire/Rutland border.
Farm access is off the A47 linking Uppingham and Leicester running through the Leicestershire countryside.
The main motorway network is accessed via the M1 at Leicester and the A1 at Stamford. The market towns of Uppingham, Oakham, Melton Mowbray and Market Harborough are within 16
There are views from the house across the farmland and the bungalow sits in a lawned garden. The farm buildings are located below the house, to the north.
The Farm Buildings
Accessed via the farm drive, the buildings are surrounded by an area of concrete and stone, currently used in conjunction with the beef enterprise.
The buildings include:
• Steel portal framed livestock building (120’ x 120’) with hardcore floor and Yorkshire board cladding on three sides;
• 120’ x 60’ covered yard of steel frame construction under a fibre cement roof. Yorkshire cladding, part concrete floor and
feed passage. The yard includes water troughs, feed barriers and a cattle race. A 120’ x 25’ lean-to provides additional covered space;
• In addition to the main buildings, the yard contains bull pens, calf boxes, a useful workshop and an additional open fronted
Mains water and electricity are connected to the yard.
The land is arranged in a ring fence, with the bungalows and yard centrally located. The farm is all in permanent pasture, arranged in useful shaped enclosures with mains water supplying drinking troughs. Classified Grade 3, the soil belongs to the Oxpasture series, described as a fine loam over clay, with slowly permeable subsoils suited to winter cereals and short term grassland. The land is grazed by livestock from the beef enterprise and is well looked after by the owners.
The land has internal access between enclosures, and the northern boundary runs up to the Eye Brook.
A plan of the farm can be found on the rear inside page of these details.
About 19.28 acres (7.8 hectares)
Coloured green on the plan
Comprises a single field of permanent grass with independent access from the A47 and frontage to the Eye Brook.