Pictures show £2.2m Arnold farm for sale with space for a home gym and cinema room – Nottinghamshire Live
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When you think of a Dairy farm you don’t necessarily think of it being in Arnold, Nottingham.
Neither do you anticipate the interesting connections that are interwoven into this particular farm’s history – there are tales of war horses and Churchill connections.
But it is all here in addition to 32-acres, outbuildings, planning permission for four homes… and a price tag of £2.2m
So, first of all let’s tackle the location. Well, while the farm has an Arnold address it is actually out on the A60 heading off towards Ravenshead and close to Burntstump Country Park.
Then there is the house, its outbuildings and its connections.
The striking red-brick, pantiled house and barns date to the 18th and 19th centuries.
The current owner explains: “They [the buildings and land] were once part of the Seely Estate and the Dairy Farm provided milk to the family and estate at large.”
The owners’ research of the Seely family revealed not only friends in high places but also some fascinating stories.
“General, or Colonel, as he was then, Jack Seely was a great friend and school companion of Winston Churchill, who was godfather, along with the Duke of Cornwall (subsequently King Edward VIII), to one of Jack’s sons.
“Colonel Jack commanded one of the last great cavalry charges in history at the Battle of Moreuil Wood in March 1918 during WWI. Colonel Seely rode his war horse at the front of the heroic assault upon the massed German forces.
“The general’s horse Warrior was his trusted mount throughout the whole of the War and survived many potentially deadly situations until he returned home to the UK after the Armistice. Warrior lived on until the middle of World War Two when he died at the great horse age of forty-two.”
The farm itself is worthy of its own story – and one that is evolving.
Being sold by Fine and Country, the estate offers plenty of scope to create a dream family home, or alternatively, a family home combined with a business investment prospect.
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The listed period building at the heart of the sale is just the start. As well as the main house there are also four barns that are ready for renovation. Full of original features, the barns have full planning permission in place for four separate homes and have the benefit of registered commencement of works with the Council.
The owner adds: “The planning permission for the barns is for four additional homes, all on a single level. The carriage barn is open to the front and will have a spectacular glazed frontage, together with four bedrooms. The remaining barns will all have three bedrooms. With amendments to the plans, the whole could be converted into one spectacular home incorporating gym facilities and cinema room as well as living areas for an extended family”.
The 4000 square foot main house, once two properties in Victorian times, includes five bedrooms, three bathrooms, three reception rooms and a farmhouse kitchen.
Then there’s the threshing barn, which adjoins the main house. This has planning permission to be incorporated into the structure of the house to create an additional area with floor to roof glazed walls looking out onto the woods behind. Mezzanine floors will provide accommodation for guests or the whole could be used for elegant entertaining.
Finally, an attached octagonal Dairy retains Minton tile inserts depicting dairy maids from all over the world.
With seemingly endless features we have yet to talk about the setting of these buildings. As the agent says: “The Dairy Farm has a remote, rural feeling yet is only ten minutes from the centre of the City of Nottingham.”
Thirty-two acres provides plenty of opportunity. There’s eleven-acres of wooded countryside, a tree-lined driveway, landscaped lawn and pond, grazing pastures, as well as an all-weather, illuminated rubber manège for the keen equestrian.
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