IN ALL ABOUT 19.4 ACRES
Oxbank Farm lies in a convenient location just half a mile east of the main A19 York-Teesside trunk road and approximately equidistant between the villages of Knayton and Osmotherly thereby making for quick and easy access to the A1 Great North Road, the wider motorway network and the commercial centres of Teesside and the West riding. Teesside International Airport lies about 17 miles to the north. There are main line railway stations at York, Northallerton and Thirsk providing services to London (Kings Cross), Newcastle and Edinburgh as well as the transpennine route. There is a full range of facilities in the popular market towns of Northallerton and Thirsk.
Believed to date from the Victorian era, Oxbank Farm is constructed of attractive brick elevations under a slate roof and recently has been the subject of a comprehensive programme of restoration and upgrading. It now offers extremely well appointed and flexible modern living accommodation of quite some quality and style. The interior of the property has been finished to an exacting standard and boasts recessed ceiling lighting, contemporary bathroom suites and high quality fixtures and fittings throughout. Of particular note is the Oak-framed gable end Entrance Hall leading to a superb fitted Kitchen with stone slate floor, an extensive range of Oak worksurfaces with base cupboards beneath, Rangemaster stove with 5 ring Induction hob and double oven, integrated Whirlpool dishwasher, single bowl stainless steel sink unit with adjoining vegetable sink, larder cupboard and Island Unit with matching Oak surface and Breakfast Bar. A wide arch opens to the south facing Living-Dining area which comes complete with natural brick fireplace with Oak overmantle and Burley woodburning stove. A tiled Staircase Hall gives access to the remaining accommodation on this floor comprising Sitting Room, Cloakroom and Utility Room whilst a flight of stairs leads to a Galleried Landing giving direct access to all of the accommodation on the first floor. Here there is a fine Master Bedroom with built-in wardrobes and dressing table unit with a Travertine tiled ensuite Bathroom with separate tiled shower cubicle, heated towel rail, WC and washbasin with marble surround. The House Shower Room is of generous proportions with a Travertine tiled floor, large tiled shower and washbasin in marble surround.
To the front of the house is a south facing garden given over to a lawn interspersed with various shrubs to include variegated Holly and Cotoneaster. Adjacent to the house entrance is a traditional stone and pantile Garage with concrete floor, electricity supply and double doors.
At present the property is for the most part given over to equestrian use and indeed, the stabling and other facilities are quite superb. The land is all laid down to pasture and of particular note is the fact that from the property it is possible to obtain access to a wide network of bridleways, including the Cleveland Way, in the stunningly beautiful countryside on the western fringes of the Cleveland Hills offering excellent opportunities for riding out.
Immediately to the rear of the house is a substantial former granary constructed of traditional stone elevations under a pantile roof with dressed stone window sills, coped stone gables and kneelers. Currently used for storage, the building has obvious potential for conversion subject to obtaining planning and other necessary consents. The potential for further residential development is also significant.
This is extensive and has been cleverly and imaginatively adapted by the present owners so as to accommodate a number of high quality equestrian facilities providing a total of 17 stables whilst immediately adjacent to the south of the complex are a Training Arena, Monarch Horse Walker and Monarch Lunge Pen thereby making the property ideal for those with an equestrian interest. They comprise the following:-
Immediately adjacent to the rear of the house with sliding external door, electric wall heater and lighting, Belfast sink, saddle racks and bridle hooks.
With WC and washbasin. Plumbing for external washing machine. Electric lighting.
American Barn (Six Stables)
Steel portal framed building with concrete floor and external blockwork walls with boarded elevations above. Six stables with brick topped blockwork stall divisions, Monarch stable doors, two Monarch windows, rubber matting, electric lighting and mains supplied water bowls.
Single storey external Stable (Four Stables)
Brick and pantile construction with Monarch stable doors and blockwork stall divisions, mains supplied water bowls, electric lighting and external water taps.
Pole Barn (Four stables)
Timber construction with corrugated iron cladding, brick topped blockwork stall divisions and Monarch stable doors. Comprises four stables and double, cross-tie wash box.
Brick and pantile building (Three stables)
Concrete floor and electric lighting. Provides three Monarch internal stables with rubber matting throughout and two Monarch windows. Immediately adjoining is an Equipment Room.
Stone construction under a pantile roof with coped stone gables and kneelers, being open to the ridge, with concrete floor and electric lighting. Currently utilised for general storage.
Two bay Hay Barn
Steel framed with concrete floor and timber space boarded elevations and electric lighting.
Four bay Dutch Barn
Timber framed with stone floor and space boarded elevation, electric lighting and charging points. Currently used for horsebox storage.
Lying immediately adjacent to the homestead and installed in 2013 are the following high quality equestrian facilities:-
Training Arena (50m x 30m)
Fully under-drained with Waxed fibre-sand mix surface and training mirrors.
Monarch Horse Exerciser (36ft diameter)
Electrically controlled Consort Plus 5-horse model with roof and lighting.
Monarch Lunge pen (54ft diameter)
Fully under-drained with Waxed fibre-sand mix surface and lighting.
The land extends to 19.4 acres and lies within a ring fence divided into paddocks of varying size and is all laid down to grass. On the western approach there are a number of day turnout paddocks with post and rail fencing.
Adjoining land of up to 62 acres could be made available if required.