House prices in Essex: The £ 1.9million Colchester farmhouse that is a horse lover’s dream

A six bedroom Essex farmhouse with equestrian facilities was recently put on the market for £ 1.9million.

Fordham House Farm is a 4,200 square foot property located on the edge of Mount Bures and nine miles from Colchester. Although it is on a rural country road, there is a traditional country pub nearby for socializing and having a drink.

This large estate has four floors and displays a heritage color palette to make this look timeless and elegant.

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The property has a range of luxury and unique features, which includes a gym, billiard room and chicken coop.

The owners can take care of the horses with the equestrian area and the American barn that the house displays. People can roam free with their horses in the merry-go-round and the 36 acres of open space.

The immediate grounds offer ample parking with a five-bay garage, enough space to park larger HGV vans and a south-east facing rear garden with terraces.

Inside, the accommodation has a basement with a gym, a billiard room with an interior oak staircase with recessed lighting that leads to a large hallway.

This house also has six double bedrooms, three of which are en suite, on the first and second floors, as well as the luxurious family bathroom.

Take a look at this beautiful horse farm in more detail.

The property has an equestrian occupancy restriction and buyers should study the restrictions further, as well as the additional points raised under the “agent notes” before seeing or making an offer to purchase.

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Terni Farm / Shreyas Patil Architects

Terni Farm / Shreyas Patil Architects

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  • Zoned Area of ​​this architectural project Zoned:
    3510 sq. Ft.

  • Year Year of completion of this architecture project

    Year:


    2020


  • Photographs Photographs: Atik Bheda

  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project

    Manufacturers: MyWindows


  • Principal architect:

    Shreyas Patil

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Text description provided by the architects. A family of doctors wanted a weekend getaway to design on their ancestral farmland located in the village of Terni. The idea was to take advantage of outdoor spaces around a swimming pool nestled between sugar cane fields and mango orchards. The profile was to design a place that gives users the feeling of living between farmland, less with themselves and more with the flora and fauna of the site.

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The road to the town’s farmland takes you through a series of villages in Karnataka and Maharashtra, casting impressions of the local villages which have a strong character of rural material palette and simplicity in architectural style bringing a feeling of rootedness and humility in the lifestyle, a contrast to urban life. Customers were eager to have a slice of this rustic palette for their weekend. And, as architects, we had our contemporary take on it.

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Like all village houses in this region, this piece of built form is essentially divided into three main spaces. One, dedicated to daytime activities such as lounging, eating, cooking and having fun. A second space flanking the length of the pool and the deck houses the bath and the toilets. Finally, an elevated space is positioned just in front of these spaces for a good night’s sleep. Unlike a typical village house housed under a single gable roof, each of these spaces is sheltered by its own independent gable roof. Thus, the image obtained of the roof silhouette recalls that of neighboring villages.

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These three units are spaced apart from each other so that the cantilever gables of each roof slope toward the buffer zones that form hardwood and hard courtyards. The baseboards and roofs of these three constructed spaces cascade down to the east, allowing all spaces to see and enjoy the pool, also adding benefits of blocking out glare from the south and west and the cross rains while directing users towards a softer light on the east and north.

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The house disperses in a compound boundary right in the middle of the fields only to protect its users from unknown wildlife. As you approach from the east, a large lawn stretches around the pool. The swimming pool connects the house to the west end. One can walk barefoot to the house with the swimming pool on the stone terraces or walk along the terracotta jali walls on the landscape. The architectural spaces revolve around the central living pavilion. The main living pavilion serves as a terrace for the bedroom and the pool on either side, creating a variety of functional spaces.

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The bedroom is independently placed on a higher plinth with aluminum sliding windows that open the bedroom to the landscape. A slender slit window is open to the west which frames the mountains in the distance across farmland also framing a spectacular view of the sunset. As one gets comfortable on the bed the only framed views are open to the sky gardens, the light is reflecting the pool and the sunlit clay tile roofs of the other two. volumes in lower tiers. This bedroom also dialogues with the living pavilion through a thick garden courtyard visually widening the volume.

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The play of materials of this project establishes a balance between vernacular tones and contemporary hues bringing both warmth and elegance. The warmth of the earth’s browns and blacks is achieved by using clay tiles for the roof, wire-cut hollow mud bricks for the jali walls, and treated kadappa stone floors. The balance of modernity was marked by steel trusses, freestanding white walls and luxury ceramic pool tiles.

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The impact of this location was to give the user a different rhythm, where they could soak up the calm and openness of farm life. The immediate farms of this farm change in character with the seasons, shifting from barren land ready to be plowed to tall sugar cane fully harvested, which adds to the change in the quality of the built form and image of the place.

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A double swing hangs casually from one of the beams with the pool, leaving a swing above the waters, creating an unusual experience. Just across that corner, a breakfast table hangs from the roof truss, allowing it to float. The central pavilion houses the living room and dining room as a single space with openings on each wall that serves as a pantry at one end and a seating area at the other. The entire built form is organized as a system of interlocking pavilions, connected to each other by open corridors, independent walls and gardens. This project is choreographed to create open, fluid movement within the wall and floor elements beneath a series of hovering steel lattice gable roofs.

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The open plan adds to the dynamic nature of the space allowing the place to be used according to season, weather and occasion. A minimum of teak carpentry units are sprinkled over the design just enough to store the essentials for a weekend stay. The play of shadow and light is bought by the positioning of independent walls and roofs that form the courtyards. As one walks through these spaces, the walls and openings are designed to create a juxtaposed view of the farmland with the architecture itself, reminiscent of the power of nature and architecture.

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Let officers refuse £ 7,000 bribe to ignore cannabis farm

A court has heard that a pair of rental agents have been offered £ 7,000 for not reporting rental property in a ‘cannabis factory’ in Exeter to police.

The couple declined the offer after discovering the drug factory, which was run by 25-year-old Albanian tenant Anisi Hamollari (pictured) who had emptied the property after renting it out in February 2020.

He grew 97 cannabis plants worth £ 200,000 there.

Following complaints from neighbors in June of that year about the strong smell coming from the house, the two anonymous rental agents were called in to inspect the address, but Hamollari turned them away twice before they ultimately access it.

It was at this point that he offered a financial incentive to keep his activities silent.

When this failed and officers called the police, Hamollari escaped and was caught in the West Midlands during a vehicle stop and, although he provided false Italian identity documents, the the car contained genuine ones indicating his true identity, as well as a bundle of cash.

Hamollari told police he was trafficked into the UK by organized criminals and coerced into committing the offenses, report DevonLive, and that he believed his work in the UK would be legitimate.

Exeter Crown Court heard damage to property amounted to £ 15,000, but £ 6,438 paid by Albanian as rent six months in advance and £ 2,839 seized when stopping the vehicle could help to some extent to recover these costs.

Hamollari was sentenced to 18 months in prison and will be deported upon his release from prison.

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Neighbors fear falling cannabis farm house prices

Residents felt “unsettled” by the discovery of two cannabis farms on their street – in just nine days.

In the latest incident, police were called to an address on Smith Street in Longton after a “commotion” around 1 a.m. on Sunday.

It is alleged that a group of men armed with bats assaulted another man.

Police subsequently seized 250 cannabis plants from an address on the street.

It comes after 80 cannabis plants were seized at a second Smith Street address on Friday, June 11.

44-year-old student Elizabeth Hooley said: “A lot has changed over the years. I lived here 15 years and before we all knew each other, and now it’s not the same.

“We don’t really know what’s going on. All I heard was the commotion. It started around 1 a.m. with the horn beeping.



Police in Smith Street, Longton

“We got used to the fact that the police are more present than they should be. I’m worried about the impact this will have on house prices, I’m worried about having children living in the area.

“You can’t believe it’s been going under your nose for so long.”

Customer assistant Sue Hughes, 58, said: “It’s a quiet street, the neighbors stay together. This is probably why they thought they were able to do it.



Smith Street in Longton

Pete Johnson, 81, has lived on the streets for 51 years.

He said, “It gets a little thick and fast, doesn’t it?” Maybe the consequences are not strong enough for them. I don’t think they can prevent it because there are so many crooks.

Staffordshire Police have yet to make any arrests following the raids this month.

Anyone with information should call the police on 101, citing incident number 449 of June 11 and incident number 25 of June 20, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.


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Perfect farmhouse for sale with ‘best views in North Staffordshire’

An 18th century farmhouse with some of North Staffordshire’s best views could be yours – for £ 1.56million.

Overlooking the beautiful Churnet Valley and rolling Weaver Hills, the 106.82-acre Crumpwood Farm in Alton enjoys a magnificent location frequented by rare birds, such as the Spotted Flycatcher and Pied Flycatcher.

In addition to the 18th century Grade II listed farmhouse built of Staffordshire stone, there are two gites, outbuildings, woods, pastures and fishing rights.

The six-bedroom house was extended in the 1840s when architect Augustus Pugin, famous for his work on the Houses of Parliament, was hired on Alton Abbey.

The hallmarks of the Pugin style can be found in the west wing of the house.

The current owner has carefully renovated the house while restoring many of the original features, said Savills, who is auctioning the property, reports StaffordshireLive.

As part of the renovation of the farm, two lodgings, both listed Grade II, have just been completed. Finished to a “high standard and specification everywhere”, both benefit from underfloor heating and insulation.

The stables, a two-story dwelling, and The Cart Shed, which is all on one level, have welcoming en-suite bathrooms, kitchens, dining rooms and bedrooms. The cabins, which have not been publicly marketed, provide an additional source of income for the farm.

In recent years, the land has been cultivated “organically” which, combined with flood meadows and woodlands, has benefited neighboring wildlife populations.

Martin Stopford, the current owner, bought the farm about 10 years ago.

He says, “I have been delighted with the opportunity to save this oasis of traditional agriculture, in an incredibly beautiful location and have worked hard to maintain its traditional character.

Looking to sell the farm, Martin reflects, “It has been a wonderful experience, but I am now in my mid-70s and it takes someone younger to finish the job.

“In today’s agricultural world, with biodiversity and decarbonization, and in good hands, Crumpwood Farm has enormous potential.”

Sam Thomas, Agricultural Officer at Savills, says: “The spectacular setting of this residential farmhouse, coupled with its period charm, is simply wonderful. It is also a farm of great variety.

“Although isolated, it is at the heart of a network of hiking and bridle paths, with access to a range of nearby amenities.

“With all this has to offer, as well as its history, Crumpwood Farm offers a rare and exciting opportunity for lifestyle farming and the potential to create additional sources of income.”

Crumpwood has a long history dating back to the Iron Age with a fortress in Bunbury, on the opposite bank of the River Churnet from the village of Alton.

Supposedly in 716 AD, King Ine of Wessex crossed the water meadows of Crumpwood to reach the ravine that leads to the fort where he besieged the King of Mercia.

Crumpwood Farm was owned by the Earl of Shrewsbury until 1922 when it was sold for inheritance tax.

Tours are strictly by appointment through Savills.


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Renovation of a small farmhouse | Powell Grandstand

Over the past year, Kriss Hunter has renovated her home on Absaroka Street. It was a pretty significant remodel – and the property is prominent on the busy street.

While the work was underway, Hunter said people stopped by almost every day to share memories they had from home. Some people remembered babysitting there, others remembered old friends they had visited at the residence. A man remembered delivering milk to the house, back when delivering milk was one thing.

The house was built in 1915, before electricity and interior plumbing.

“It was just a little farm house,” Hunter said.

When she bought the property there were still old button and tube cables, this is how the houses were first wired. During the renovation, all plumbing and wiring were redone.

Hunter and his sons, Jax, Austin and Kolton, carried out the demolition work.

“We got it down to the crampons,” Hunter said.

In 1915 they made the ceilings low enough, so the family raised the ceilings on the first floor. In the master bedroom, Hunter couldn’t raise his arm all the way without touching the ceiling. Putting up the wall was going to cost too much. So his contractor, Ron Gordon of Gordon Construction Inc., pitched the roof, giving the room a really spacious feel.

She kept a barn door for the main bathroom. It is one of the only original parts of the house that remains.

Hunter also enlarged the north side of the lower level to make a utility room, which at one time was a porch – probably a side entrance.

“It was barely framed on a few steps,” she said.

They tore up the kitchen and the dining room. Where there was a large window in the kitchen facing the backyard, Hunter installed a smaller window to accommodate more cabinet space.

They also removed a wall between the kitchen and the dining room, including the fireplace; an island counter entered where the stove was.

They didn’t do much upstairs, but where the fireplace crossed the second story, Hunter set up a linen closet. She added more storage areas, as homes in the early 1900s did not place a high value on storage space.

During the kitchen redesign, they found an issue of the Powell Tribune from September 1960 in the walls – put there during a renovation 60 years earlier.

The dining room had a glass door that opened to the side. Hunter had a new glass door installed that opened to the back yard and replaced the old door with a window.

They also removed part of the floor from the upstairs bedroom to create more space for climbing the stairs. Before, it was pretty tight.

“I don’t know how they got the furniture in and out of the house,” Hunter said.

During construction, the family lived in a rental and they were eager to move into their new home.

“We did a lot of things in a short period of time, but it felt like a lot longer,” said Hunter.

She hasn’t finished yet: the next big project is the exterior. Hunter had hoped he had done everything by now, but some health issues delayed the renovation for a few months. At least for now, the interior work is complete and she lives in her renovated house.

“It was a trip,” Hunter said.


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Cheshire farm destroyed by massive fire goes up for sale

A farm in Cheshire that was destroyed by a massive fire has been put up for sale.

The two-story building off Boundary Lane in Threapwood, Malpas, was put on the market months after the fire started in the early hours of October 28 last year.

No one was seriously injured in the fire, but the damage caused the roof and the first floor to collapse.

Real estate and asset consultancy David Currie & Co is handling the sale of the property, which also includes approximately six acres of land, extensive gardens, water features and additional outbuildings.

David Currie said: “This is a great opportunity to acquire a small property and build your own home in a picturesque village in Cheshire. “

The five bedroom house and surrounding site is touted as a ‘development opportunity’ and is available as a single lot or in plots.

The fire that destroyed the farm broke out just before 4:30 a.m. on October 28 last year, with six fire trucks called to the scene due to the severity of the blaze.



Boundary House in Threapwood, Malpas, was put up for sale after being destroyed by fire

A statement issued by the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service at the time said: “Upon arrival, smoke detectors sounded and firefighters found the two-story house measuring about 15 meters by 10 meters well illuminated.

“No one was missing. Cords were installed and water supplies were established. Two firefighters wearing breathing masks began to fight the blaze with a main stream.

“Two more main jets and two hose reel jets were then used to fight the fire. The firefighting activity was divided into sectors.

“The roof had burned down, causing it to collapse on the first floor. The first floor then collapsed onto the ground floor. A firewall has been put in place to protect the annex to the house.

“One occupant was treated by paramedics for what would have been slight smoke inhalation.

“Shortly after 8 a.m., about three and a half hours after firefighters were alerted to the blaze, only one fire engine was left behind.”

Firefighters left the scene around 4 p.m. that day, nearly 12 hours after the start of the blaze.



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Here is a tour of Bea Alonzo’s farm in Zambales

First of all, Bea Alonzo took us on a tour of her family’s farm, Beati Firma, in Zambales, which they acquired in 2011. The actress shared, “BAt the time, I was very young. Naisip ko, ‘Kaya na ba naming mag-cultivate? Is it worth it? Matututukan ba namin? ‘“10 years later this is a place she considers her ‘sanctuary’ and luckily we got a closer look at the properties in the area.

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She shared that they actually spent a lot of time on the patio: “Yesung talagang bahay, we designed it so that we can spend a lot of time outdoors because we want to eat outdoors and gusto rin naming my-appreciate young seen ng mountains … then pina-to deploy themselves ko talaga ‘thong Region na ‘to. “Anecdote: The house was a garage before she decided to renovate it!

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Visit to the Bea Alonzo farm in Zambales: patio

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On the patio, they have a “breakfast nook”, where she and her mother enjoy a meal before her morning run.

Visit to the Bea Alonzo farm in Zambales: breakfast nook

May poso rin close kasi they had one in front of their house in Taguig: “IIt reminds us of our humble beginnings. ”

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Their farm has two kitchens: Bea’s family celebrates a lot of occasions here, so they spend a lot of time cooking and preparing the food. All over the house they have pictures and signs and the one in their kitchen says, “TThe most important work you will ever have will be on the walls of your house. “

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From the first part of his tour of the farm, you may remember that we saw signs for “Maison de Basha” (guest rooms) and “Maison de Santiago” (her brother’s house). . We weren’t able to see the interior of the guesthouses in this vlog as his team is currently staying there, but we were able to take a look at his brother’s house and it’s as warm as you can get. think! Perhaps the most exciting part, however, is when Bea took us inside the main house. Oh my god, you guys. Ganda angel! Bea opted for a rustic, vintage vibe inspired by American-style farmhouses. I mean, let’s all watch this show:

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There are beams on the ceiling to create drama with the lights below. Bea pointed out this gorgeous mahogany top and said that they chose to keep its normal textures.

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She also pointed to the Windsor chairs near the door: “I love it because it’s a classic chair, it matches the whole aesthetic of the place. “

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Near the photo wall is a beautiful bar cart in hardware in wood, leather and gold.

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And in the dining room you will find a bespoke table also made of mahogany and right next to it is a huge mirror which makes the space feel a bit bigger.

Visit to the Bea Alonzo farm in Zambales: dining room

Her bedroom is small but very bright. Bea reiterated how special this farm is to her: “It really serves as my sanctuary whenever I’m feeling down. I come here to feel rejuvenated and to realize how lucky I am to have a family like mine … to remember the things you have, especially when you can’t have the things you want.

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Visit to Bea Alonzo Farm in Zambales: room

The bed frame is made of rattan and next to it is a mirror solihiya. Her bathroom was equally chic, with a solihiya cabinet, rose gold hardware, and machuca floor tiles.

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Her tour of the farm introduced a new dream that I didn’t even know I had, okay.

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Historic Pillsbury Farm Relocates to New Home

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – The Pillsbury House, built by the family that started the Pillsbury Dough company, is on the move. The historic farmhouse is no longer where it was built over a century ago, at the corner of Veterans’ Parkway and East 41st Street in Sioux Falls. It is moved to a new location near Baltic. The house has occupied this location since 1889, you witness the first few inches of a 27 mile journey to his new home near Baltic.

Dale Hoefling has been moving for 20 years, he says he started working with power companies to plan a route to coordinate the move last spring.

As you can imagine, balance is the key to moving something this big. Hoefling says the house sits on 4 carts that can support 40 tons each.

“The beams are there so there is the same amount of weight on each side, when I roll on the road and this one I hit perfectly,” said Hoefling.

This house is the ultimate mobile home, it is 42ft at the top and this thing is heavy.

“It only weighs a hundred tonnes,” Hoefling said.

Loose floors and unbalanced loads are two of the biggest dangers facing movers. Hoefling says the third thing, believe it or not, is something as simple and unassuming as your mailbox.

“More homes are lost on the road bypassing a mailbox because the other tires go too far out of the way and you don’t get them back fast enough,” Hoefling said.

While Hoefling watches outside, it takes a steady hand to drive the truck. Tyler Hudelson is in charge today. He says moves like this usually draw a crowd.

“You’ve got lines of people watching us go by, loving it when they honk, and all. A parade with a big house, we’re the only ones, ”Hudelson said.

Pillsbury House completed part of its journey today. They drove him through a cornfield to a 6 mile road where he will stay until next Tuesday. Then it will begin the last leg of its journey to its new location near the Baltic Sea.

Let’s face it, it probably would’ve been easier to tear it down, but buyers and seller alike see more than just a collection of boards, nails, and paint. It will be a place that once again harbors children’s laughter and the creation of memories. In another 27 miles, it won’t just be a house, it will be a house again.

The new owners of the house, Kevin and Katie Hoekman from Baltic have 4 children.
They have always admired the house and are eager to set it up and move in.


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Bat threat during barn conversion at Grove Farm House in Herne Bay

A threat to rare bats will need to be addressed as part of plans to convert old barns into a new four-bedroom house, according to wildlife experts.

The risk was identified in a biodiversity report for a planning request for the partial demolition and restoration of barns on the grounds of Grove Farm House in Bullockstone Road, Herne Bay.

Existing barns at Grove Farm House in Bullockstone Road, Herne Bay

Experts say brown bats with long, protected ears are currently roosting in one of the barns and a new bat loft will need to be created in the roof, which will likely require a property overhaul.

The report concludes: “The proposed development will result in the loss of bat roosts and could kill or injure bats present at the time of construction.

“As such, a European license and mitigation strategy for protected species will be needed to allow development to take place without any infringements being committed.”

The applicants, Liz and Mark White, are asking for the change in use of the farm buildings, including an old pigsty, barn and stables, and a classified building permit for the work.

Details of all planning requests can be found in our Public Notices section in print or online, along with a host of other announcements ranging from liquor license applications and road closures, to homologation. and public rights of way.

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