OFFERING EXCELLENT EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES, WITH APPROXIMATELY SIX AND A HALF ACRES OF PADDDOCK, 19 STABLES, FLOODLIT MANEGE AND FIVE BIRTH HORSE-WALKER. Nestled within private gated grounds alongside superb open countryside lies New Forge Stables, a breathtaking smallholding offering the perfect balance of luxurious living along with awe-inspiring equestrian facilities and spectacular business opportunities that simply must be seen to be believed. The site comprises a fabulous four-bedroomed detached home and two large outbuildings (used currently as a successful 'pet hotel'). Accommodation comprises a reception hall, principal lounge, sitting room, fitted farmhouse-style dining kitchen with Aga, separate utility room, four/five bedrooms, family bathroom and a separate shower room. The two large outbuildings that encompass the 'pet hotel' are substantial in size, comprising a reception, office, tack/store room, grooming room, fully serviced licensed kennells that provide accommodation for 48 dogs and 30 cats and separate isolation units. The equestrian facilities provide a dream home for any horse lover and an excellent opportunitiy for a livery business comprising approximately six acres of paddock land, 19 timber stables set over two yards, laundry/tack rooms, fantastic floodlit all-weather manège and a state-of-the-art Monarch five-bay horse-walker. The hay barn is a substantial two-storey timber building, ideal for storage, however, has had planning previously passed to create an additional self-contained luxury dwelling. Planning has now lapsed and would need to be applied for again, however, offers excellent additional potential for this superb smallholding.
The village of Hapton offers a variety of localised amenities and fabulous open countryside, yet is ideally situated within easy access of the M65 motorway, making it an ideal location for commuting into Manchester, Burnley and across the North-West of England.
The principal lounge is a room full of character with a large stone-built fireplace that houses a log-burning stove and spindle staircase that rises to the first floor accommodation. From here, access can be gained to the sitting room that provides more comfortable living space.
Dining Kitchen and Utility Room
The hub of the house is the dining kitchen, comprising hand-built solid wood wall and base units, cupboards, drawers and work surfaces, designed in a farmhouse style and finished with a traditional-style Aga. This superb area offers more than enough room for cooking and dining alike, while a separate utility room adjacent offers more storage space.
The property currently has four good-sized double bedooms, each having its own shape and character. Two of the bedrooms are located on the first floor, while on the ground floor, the master bedroom has a rear-facing window that takes in superb views. One of the bedrooms has its own walk-in dressing room/study which could be utilised as a fifth bedroom if required.
Family Bathroom and Separate Shower Room
Located on the ground floor, the family bathroom has a traditional-style suite comprising a claw-foot rolltop bath, wash basin and WC. On the second floor, an additional three-piece shower room can be found alongside a useful walk-in storage/dressing room.
Parking and Gardens
The property is accessed via its own private gated driveway which leads to a large courtyard that provides extensive parking for several vehicles. There are formal garden areas to both the front and rear of the main house that are mostly lawn with shrub and floral displays. The gardens are enclosed, not overlooked and appreciate stunning views to the rear.
Outbuildings and Business Opportunities
There are two large single-storey outbuildings which are being utilised by the current owners as a 'pet hotel'. This fantastic opportunity provides fully serviced kennels for 87 dogs and 48 cats, along with a reception, office, grooming room and separate isolation unit. New Forge Pet Hotel has been run by the current owners as a successful business for a number of years, however, these outbuildings could also be used for a variety of purposes, subject to permission for change of usage.
In addition to the large outbuildings there are superb equestrian facilities, including approximately six acres of paddock land, 19 stables plus laundry and tack rooms, substantial all-weather floodlit manège, a large hay barn with planning potential, plus a state-of-the-art Monarch five-bay horse-walker.