Summary of features
Renovated character farmhouse (2,412ft²)
4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms
Spacious kitchen/family room, sitting room, study
Listed "cruck" barn with potential (1,457ft²)
Extensive equestrian facilities including indoor & outdoor arena's
Stabling for 20, ring fenced pastureland, good outriding
Superb rural setting, established equestrian business
In all 19 Acres
Mileages: Newnham on Severn <½ mile, Gloucester 12½ miles, Monmouth 15½ miles, Chepstow 17 miles, Cheltenham 20 miles, Bristol 35 miles, Cardiff 48 miles
Main Road Links :M5 (Jct11a) 16 miles, M4/Severn Bridge 19 miles
Railway Stations : Gloucester, Bristol Parkway, Newport
Hyde Farm is situated in a fantastic, rural location with fine elevated views over the surrounding unspoilt countryside and beyond to the dramatic scenery of the Severn Valley. The property is set down a country lane, well away from main roads but is well placed for the commercial centres of Gloucester, Chepstow and Cheltenham. The A48 and A40 are within a short drive, providing good access to the motorway network and beyond.
Hyde Farm is an established, well equipped equestrian smallholding with a comfortable 4 bedroom farmhouse at its heart, surrounded by 19 acres of ring fence pastureland. Key assets include both indoor and outdoor arena's and good outriding. This peacefully located property has operated as a successful equestrian centre and latterly been run as a DIY livery yard - Reinhill at the Hyde www.reinhill.com. Hyde Farm offers potential purchasers an excellent opportunity to acquire a charming equestrian holding complemented by a thriving livery business. There is also potential for further business growth.
The farmhouse is located to the front of the holding with the extensive outbuildings and yards close by. The house site dates from 1853 but the property was extensively rebuilt some years ago. This now presents a comfortable and practically laid out family home overlooking the Severn valley.
There are two principal rooms on the ground floor, both of impressive proportions. The superb open plan kitchen/family room provides a very practical modern living space, ideal for a working equestrian home. The kitchen is fitted with shaker style units and also benefits from the original oak floor and a glazed door to the garden. The family room has a stone fireplace inset with multi-fuel burner. Conveniently situated off this room is the study, cloak room, boot room. There is also a former kitchenette and shower room previously utilised for liveries but with scope for further development. The spacious sitting room is situated in the newest part of the house and benefits from plenty of natural light. Stairs lead to the first floor where there are 4 bedrooms (2 en-suites) and a main bathroom.
Listed barn/annexe potential
Adjoining the farmhouse is the 16th century Grade II Listed "cruck" barn; which is currently used for forage storage; however subject to the necessary planning consents it has immense potential to create a "party/function room", annexe or holiday let; tapping into the areas strong tourist industry.
The Equestrian facilities are business rated and currently utilised for liveries. Many of the liveries have indicated that they would be happy to remain (should a purchasers wish to carry on the business). The indoor school is also let out on an hourly basis for private lessons and for non-equestrian events.
Indoor & outdoor arenas
Indoor arena (circa 20 x 50m) with silica sand surface & viewing gallery
Floodlit outdoor arena (20x 40m) (sand & rubber surface)
Summary of equestrian facilities
The Outbuildings /equestrian Facilities include:
Indoor arena (circa 20m x 50m) with silica sand surface, LED lighting, viewing gallery.
Floodlit outdoor arena (20m x 40m) with sand & rubber surface
Stabling for 20 (18 horse, 2 pony)
The stabling is divided into 3 separate yards - mix of wooden & breeze block stables.
Dutch barn (13m x 27m), secure tack rooms (9.2m x 4.6m), porta cabin
Grade II listed "cruck" barn (currently used for forage storage)
Large vehicle park and access tracks to the land.
24/7 surveillance cameras, Monarch horse walker, mounting blocks
Network of bridle paths close by/access to The Forest of Dean for riding
The pastureland is divided into manageable paddocks; all with mains fed water troughs. The fencing is electric rope with "back- up" pack.
Outriding & equestrian links
There is a network of bridlepaths close by which lead towards the Forest of Dean. The neighbouring land owner has historcially allowed access across his land to directly access these bridleways; ensuring much "off road" hacking from Big Hyde Farm, however new purchasers would have to seek permission to continue this. Big Hyde Farm is also well placed for a number of equestrian venues/trainers; Wyncolls Farm (Matt Frost/Adam Kemp), Hartpury College (15 miles), Wales & West Showground (David Broome Centre); Summerhouse E.C. Racing is at Cheltenham, Chepstow, Hereford & Worcester.
Education There is a broad range of both private and state schools in the area. Primary schooling is available at St Peters, Newnham with secondary state education available at Mitcheldean, Cinderford, Newent and Lydney. Cheltenham is renowned for its quality and choice of independent schools; other respected schools in the area include Kings Gloucester and Haberdashers at Monmouth. For more information see www.isc.co.uk or www.gloucestershire.gov.uk
The charming, mainly Georgian, village of Newnham-on-Severn is less than half a mile away and has a thriving community with a broad range of amenities to satisfy most for day- to- day requirements; including a doctor's surgery, library, school, post office, convenience shop, bakery and restaurant/inn. The cathedral city of Gloucester, Monmouth & Cheltenham provide for more specialist requirements. The area is rich in natural beauty, being close to the Severn Estuary and the Royal Forest of Dean where there are many fine walks and rides. Golf is at Huntley, Ross-on-Wye, Gloucester and St Pierre, Chepstow.
Mains electricity & water. Private drainage. Broadband available.
EPC - G
Forest of Dean District Council: 01594 810000 / www.fdean.gov.uk
Council Tax : Band " F" - £2,339 (2017/18)
Business rates: The equestrian facilities (current owner pays) £302.37 p.a. (2017/18). We are advised that this figure includes the "transitional relief" and Small business reduction.
Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 The Agents and their client give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Plans, Areas and Schedules Based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.
Rights of Way
Two Public footpaths cross the property; please refer to the sale plan for the routes. One crosses behind the indoor school, the other via the entrance drive and in front of the house garden.
The public road from Newnham to this property is predominantly single track, this passes through residential areas and consequently is not suitable for very large or articulated vehicles. If you have any doubt about suitability for your use, please check before viewing or verify with the agent first.
By prior appointment only, via Grant & Co on 01531 637341
If there is any property aspect which is of particular importance to you, please speak with us before you travel any distance to view the property.
DIRECTIONS Postcode:GL14 1HQ
From Gloucester take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and at the Highnam roundabout take the A48 towards Chepstow. Pass through Westbury-on-Severn, Broadoak and into Newnham on Severn. In the centre of the village is a Clock Tower, turn immediately right into Station Road (marked as a no through road), pass the football field on your right. The road will bear right but continue straight on into Hyde Lane (keeping the phone box on your right). Pass over a railway bridge and follow the sharp right hand bend. Continue right to the end of this road, passing some cottages, see the signs to the Reinhill/ Hyde Farm which is right at the end of the lane.
Satellite Navigation (GL14 1HQ) will stop half way up Hyde Lane, follow the lane until you see the signs for Reinhill/ Hyde Farm or enter Latitude 51.812475; Longitude 2.453384 into your satnav.
Please note that access to the property is via a single track, residential route and is not suitable for large lorries. An historic alternative route may be available via a neighbour, by separate negotiation please speak to the agents.
Photographs taken in 2013, the property is not in as pristine condition now.