- Advert Expiry Date: Thursday, 18th May 2017
- Property / Land Type: Land
- Property / Land Type: Equestrian
- Price Description Asking price £3,750,000
Substantial residential and equestrian estate with over 70 acres just 23 miles from Central LondonLittleton is an outstanding residential and equestrian property with excellent facilities in rural Surrey making it the ideal place to live and train Louise Harrison
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Littleton Manor sits in an unspoilt location in undulating countryside just over a mile from Reigate high street and all of the amenities of the town centre. Communications are excellent with access to Reigate Station, which offers direct routes into London Bridge and Victoria in under 40 minutes, along with routes to other destinations. The M25 (Jct 8) is 3 miles away providing easy access to Heathrow (29 miles) and Gatwick Airports (6 miles) as well as the wider motorway and road network. Reigate's picturesque high street provides a comprehensive range of local shops, cafe's and well renowned restaurants. Skimmington Castle Pub is ranked as one of the best pubs in the area and is a short walk or drive from the property. Reigate Hill Golf Club is 4.5 miles away and is also highly regarded.
Reigate is particularly well served with state and independent schools for all ages including Reigate Parish, St. Mary's Preparatory School, Micklefield, Reigate Priory, Reigate Secondary School, Dunottar and Reigate Grammar. There is additionally Reigate College, Copthorne Preparatory School, Worth and City of London Freemans.
Littleton Manor is also well connected for horse racing at Epsom (9 miles) and Lingfield (14 miles) , hunting with the Surrey Union and Old Surrey Burstow and West Kent. There are a number of equestrian centres in Surrey and the wider South East; whilst Littleton Manor provides everything a professional or amateur rider could need, nearby competition venues include jumping at Hickstead (23 miles), dressage at Oldencraig (12 miles) and polo at Hurtwood (18 miles) and Cowdray (38 miles).
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Approached from either Littleton Lane through electric gates or Flanchford Road, Littleton Manor is a much loved family house positioned in the middle of its own land. It is situated in a most sought-after location on the edge of Reigate and well regarded for its equestrian facilities. Littleton Manor is highly accessible and will appeal to both professional equestrian types and private individuals. There is also the potential to create an impressive private estate in close proximity to Reigate and Central London (subject to securing the necessary planning consents).
The main house is Grade II Listed with 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and is believed to date as far back as the 17th Century, where it was thought to have been two dwellings originally. Characteristic of the local architecture, it is constructed from hung tile and render with a tile roof and dormer windows. The immediate private garden extends to the rear of the property and enjoys south-westerly views. Set at the heart of 70.65 acres, the land sits within a ring fence, bordered to the south by Wallace Brook, a pretty stream which flows through woodland and the farmland.
The land at Littleton Manor is undulating and surrounded by open countryside, the property enjoys fantastic and far reaching views across the picturesque Surrey countryside.
In addition to the Manor House, there is a secondary dwelling called Yard Cottage which has planning permission under reference 97/02040/CU. This provides excellent grooms accommodation with four double bedrooms, a large sitting and dining area and a kitchen. It has oil-fired central heating, double glazing and has emergency lighting. Its occupancy is restricted to personnel directly employed fulltime at Littleton Manor. There are a number of other buildings, which are used to provide accommodation and have been for an extended period: The Annexe, Tin Tin Cottage, Bothy Cottage, The Granary Office and two mobile homes, both have been in situ for an extended period of time and have electricity, LPG, water and private drainage.
Littleton Manor has outstanding and versatile equestrian facilities making them suitable for a variety of equestrian disciplines including dressage, show jumping, eventing, endurance, polo and racing and is regularly used by those competing at the highest levels. Littleton Manor hosted the Russian Eventing team and Mexico's Modern Pentathlete Oscar Soto ahead of the London 2012 Olympics. Many professional and medal-winning riders have used the facilities at Littleton for training including members of Great Britain's 2016 Rio Olympics squad, Gemma Tattersal, Pippa Funnelll and three-time Olympic medallist Tina Cook. Many equestrians use Littleton as a place to host training clinics and events, including Lucinda Green MBE who won Badminton Horse Trials six times. In 2011, Littleton Manor hosted the Endurance GB World Class Elite Squad utilising the access to many miles of off-road riding onto bridle paths, Reigate Heath and toll rides. A number of licensed racehorse trainers have been based at Littleton over the years and the current gallops were used to train 2007 Epsom Derby entrant, Leander. Below is a summary of the facilities:
Main yard with 22 stables, tack room, wash room, hay barn, etc
Further 39 stables on 3 other yards
All-weather dressage arena with floodlighting and mirrors (International size 20 x 60m)
All-weather jumping arena (50 x 60m)
Covered sand school (15 x 17m)
British Eventing accredited cross-country course including water complex and schooling field
7 furlong all-weather gallop
Outbuildings and hard standing areas
Post and rail paddocks
The property extends to approximately 70 acres, which is within a ring fence with access from Littleton Lane and Flanchford Road. The land is gently undulating and is bordered to the south by Wallace Brook. The land is Grade 3 and the soils are described as freely draining slightly acid loamy soils, and when laid to grass the soils have a long grazing season. There are approximately 47 acres of pasture, which are split into a number of enclosures used for grazing and schooling horses. The fencing is mostly post and rail with some post and wire. The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency and would be equally well suited to grazing for cattle or sheep. There is just over 6 acres of woodland at the property, which are split into a number of plantations. Many of the fields are bordered with mature trees providing shelter and shade.
If you are interested in purchasing this property or would like more information, please contact Louise Harrison, Lottie Geaves or David Semple at Savills on 020 7016 3780.
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