Land for sale in Hensting Lane, Nr Winchester SO50

Guide price £550,000 (£0.88/sq. ft)
622,037 sq. ft*
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Property features

  • Suitable for alternative uses
  • Established Equestrian Centre
  • 14.28 acres in all. Available as a Whole or in 2 Lots.
  • Suitable for Private or Commercial Use
  • Current Activities include Livery, Riding Lessons, Hacking and Arena Hire
  • Range of Buildings Comprising 3 Stables, 5 Stalls, Office, Reception, Classroom
  • Outdoor Floodlit Arena 25m x 65m suitable for Show Jumping and Dressage
  • Potential for Additional Stabling
  • Up to 12.52 acres of Pasture for Grazing

Property description

Location: See Location Plan. Directions: From the Fisher's Pond restaurant at the southern end of Hensting Lane (off the B3354 road which runs between Fair Oak and Twyford) turn into and proceed along Hensting Lane and the Property is on the right hand side after approx. ¾ of a mile. From the M3 motorway come off at Junction 11 at Winchester and proceed south to Fisher's Pond along the B3354. From Bishop's Waltham proceed west towards Fisher's Pond along the B2177. Then follow directions above along Hensting Lane.

Description: The site has been used by the Hampshire Riding Therapy Centre for many years. Their work will continue on an adjoining site with some retained land served by a new vehicular access off Hensting Lane. The Property For Sale extends in all to 14.28 acres (5.78 Ha) as shaded yellow and pink on the Site Plan. The Property comprises a range of buildings to provide 3 Stables, Tack Room, Storage, 5 Stalls, Offices, Indoor Sand Arena and Classroom. There is an Outdoor Floodlit Arena (dimensions 25m x 65m) suitable for Show Jumping and Dressage competition, with a rubber and silica sand surface with post and rail fencing and with excellent drainage to soak aways. The Arena has a viewing gallery off one side. Constructed in 2013 by 'Jackson Arenas'. There is a good amount of yard area and ample Car Parking.


Equestrian enterprise


Moreland's Copse Equestrian Centre presents an opportunity for a Purchaser to continue or establish a commercial equestrian enterprise. Facilities include office and reception with phoneline and mains electricity connected. There is potential to provide an additional 14 stables within the existing Indoor Riding Arena without the need for planning consent. Whilst a Purchaser is not obliged to take on any existing staff, horses or customers there is the potential for continuing this well established Client base and business. Please ask Messrs Giles Wheeler-Bennett for 'Information Sheet' which provides useful data and information regarding the Equestrian business.

Moreland's Copse Equestrian Centre would also suit a private use for someone wishing to use the facilities including the Arenas, pasture and ability to ride and hack out along the extensive network of bridleways. The Property can be provided with Vacant Possession upon completion of the Sale.

There is a total of approx. 12.52 acres of pasture suitable for grazing on the Property across Lot 1 and Lot 2. The Agricultural Land Classification Map indicates the land to be of Grade 3 'Good to Moderate' quality. The Geological Survey Plan of England indicates the subsoils to be a combination of 'Lambeth Group - Clay, Silt And Sand' and chalk. The land lies between 35m and 45m above sea level.

Lot 1 - Extends in all to approx. 4.95 acres as shaded pink on the Site Plan and comprising a range of buildings, Car Parking, Indoor Sand Arena, Outdoor Floodlit Arena and with approx. 3.19 acres of pasture.

Lot 2 - Extending in all to 9.33 acres as shaded yellow on the Site Plan and with approx. 8.96 acres of grazing. Approx. 2 acres of Lot 2 has deposited soil on the surface and this now has vegetation and grass established upon it.

Boundaries: Referring to the Site Plan most of the fenced boundaries are in place but fencing is yet to be erected between positions D and E (Lot 1) and off position F (Lot 2). Wooden fence posts are marking positions D, E and F.

Winchester city council and the british horse society: Have approved the Riding School and Livery Business.

The buildings: See Buildings Plan and photographs.

A. (11.9m x 5.2m) 'Old Dairy' brick building. Currently used for tack and storage. Planning consent for Office/Reception. Planning Ref: W12876 dated 12th January 1994. Telephone and electricity connected.
B. (35.6m x 11.8m) steel framed building with effective internal lighting. Currently used for Sand Arena (potential for up to 14 stables to be provided internally, with hay and straw storage).
C. (14.4m x 4.2m) 'Old Piggery' brick building. Currently 3 stables and tack room.
D. (14.4m x 6.05m) steel and timber framed barn. Currently with 5 stalls and wash bay.
E. (14.0m x 5.0m max) a range of timber offices providing Reception and Offices, Kitchen with electric and telephone connected. Plumbing ready for a toilet.
F. (12.0m x 2.3m) storage shipping container. Currently used for the storage of hay and straw.
G. (11.0m x 3.1m) mobile home (no current residential use). Currently used as Classroom.

Total covered area approx. 761m² (8,191ft²)

public rights of way: A Public Footpath passes over the Property along the vehicular track just inside the northern boundary as identified on the Site Plan between positions A, B and C. Public Bridleways then extend from position C in all directions and across the South Downs.

Private right of way: The Vendor is retaining a right of way for pedestrians and horses to pass over the Property between positions A, B and C in order to reach the Public Bridleway. A vehicular access will be retained between positions A and B to serve the woodland 'Moreland's Copse'. Other neighbouring landowners have a right of way across the Property between positions A and B.

Planning: The site is designated as 'countryside' in the Local Plan. The Property is outside of the South Downs National Park. The Local planning Authority is Winchester City Council, City offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LJ. Tel: . In 1994 Planning Consent was achieved for "Use as commercial equestrian centre including livery and conversion of buildings to stables, office and tackroom also Car Parking and alteration to access."

services: Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage (septic tank). Telephone connected.

Drone footage: There are short clips of video footage obtained from use of a drone flying over Lot 1 and Lot 2. These can be emailed to interested parties or viewed from Rightmove website under 'Virtual Tour' tab. Please do contact the offices of Giles Wheeler-Bennett to request this.

Viewing arrangements:

Lot 1: By appointment only. Please call this office to make arrangements.

Lot 2: Unaccompanied - Please call this office and advise us when you will be viewing. Please then park in the main carpark at the Equestrian Centre (Lot 1) then walk up to track to access Lot 2. View the land on foot during daylight hours only. Please take a set of Sales Particulars with you and be aware that there is likely to be grazing horses in Lot 2.

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