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  • Unique opportunity for wide range of leisure and assembly activities in heart of New Forest National
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  • 20,660 sq ft (1,919 sq m) Indoor school with seating, stables and first floor viewing gallery.
  • 3,515 sq ft (326 sq m) Open fronted steel portal frame building
  • Flood lit outdoor manège
  • Large areas of hard standing
  • Private entrance drive
  • Excellent location for easy access on to the Forest

Property Description

3.23 acre edge of village site in the heart of the New Forest

New Forest Activity Centre is a unique opportunity to purchase a site with untapped income potential on the edge of Brockenhurst within the New Forest National Park. The site totals 3.23 acres with a private drive leading up to two large steel frame buildings an outdoor manège and areas of hard standing for car parking. The larger of the buildings contains an indoor school with viewing galleries and stables.

Brockenhurst is a bustling village in the heart of the New Forest National Park. The village offers a surprisingly generous selection of shops, restaurants, banks and schools, including a large sixth form college. The New Forest provides an area of outstanding natural beauty, with ancient woods and heathland enjoyed by riders and walkers alike. Brockenhurst has road and rail links with the rest of the country, the main line station trains run to London Waterloo, with junction 1 of the M27 motorway being approximately 8 miles to the north.

New Forest Activity Centre is accessed via a privately owned drive from Rhinefield Road on the western edge of the village of Brockenhurst. The site totals 3.23 acres and is the former location of the world famous Catherston Stud run by Jennie Loriston-Clarke.

There are two large buildings on the site which comprise:

1. Indoor School of 20,660 sq. ft. (1,919 sq. m), with public seating area, stables, tack room, feed room, wash box, office, utility room and ladies & gentlemen toilets on the ground floor. Stairs lead up to the first floor viewing areas and canteen. This building is a fourteen bay steel portal frame building with brick, concrete block and part fibre cement walls under a fibre cement roof.

2. Seven bay open fronted steel portal frame building of 3,515 sq. ft. (326 sq. m),recently used for stabling with concrete block and weather boarding sides and fibre cement roof.

There is a flood lit outdoor school with bank alongside, which has in the past had tiered seating. Surrounding the buildings and manège is a large area of hard standing ideal for car and lorry parking.

Planning permission was granted in 1992 (91/48617) for the conversion of an agricultural building to livery stable/riding tuition.

There is a Section 106 Agreement tied to the consent on the site which was amended in 2016, to allow up to 25 horses to be kept on the site and allowing trekking on the open forest.

In 2005 a Certificate of Lawfulness for use of land as a riding school and equine competition venue falling within Class D2, was issued. The certificate also clarifies that any other use within Class D2 would not constitute development and would not require planning permission.

Mains water, private drainage and three phase electricity.

2017/18 = £11,000

New Forest District Council 023 8028 5000

The site lies within the New Forest National Park.

The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all matters contained in or referred to in the title deeds together with all public or private rights of way, wayleaves, easements and other rights of way affecting the property. There are no public rights of way
crossing the land.

New Forest Activity Centre is being offered for sale on a freehold basis.

The property is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty.

From the M27 head south on to the A337 to Lyndhurst. From Lyndhurst continue south on the A337 towards Brocklehurst. Pass the Balmer Lawn Hotel on your left hand side and then take the first right, as you come into Brockenhurst, on to Meerut Road. At the t-junction turn right on to Rhinefield Road. Pass Forest Park Hotel on your left hand side and the entrance to New Forest Activity Centre can be found on the right hand side after approximately 500m.

All viewings strictly by appointment arranged through our Farm & Rural Department.


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Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42

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