Orchard Farm is being offered on the market for the first time in over 70 years. The property comprises of an attractive farmhouse with about 6.75 acres (a further 60 acres may be available to rent, by negotiation) in a greenbelt setting with far reaching views. Originally bought and worked as a dairy farm by the present owner's Grandfather, the property was subsequently split and the present owner's father converted a section of bull pens into dog kennels and launched Orchard Farm boarding kennels, about 50 years ago. The kennels became a huge success and further buildings were converted as the demand grew.
The current owners, third generation, have run this thriving family business for the past 22 years, replacing many of the original buildings, which comply with the latest local authority regulations for cattery/kennels, which came into force recently. Orchard Farm was proudly awarded the top 5* licence.
During the past 22 years, the business has expanded with the addition of a new kennel block of 34, grooming parlour, newly built cattery, enrichment area and eight exercise pens plus an all-weather walk surface around the perimeter of one field to provide clean, mud free walking facilities for the dogs all year round.
Currently licensed by Tandridge District Council for 156 dogs and 38 cats. Four kennel blocks and 2 catteries.
The five bedroom farmhouse is set within its own private gardens with spectacular south facing views from the rear which can also be enjoyed from the balcony accessible from two of the double bedrooms. The accommodation comprises:-
- Beamed farmhouse style kitchen overlooking the front garden and pond.
- Beamed breakfast room with a cosy log burner for the wet winter days.
- Hallway with access to:
- Beamed Lounge with open fire, triple aspect windows.
- Door to the family bathroom (modern suite with wc, sink and bath with power shower).
- Opening to beamed dining room with triple aspect windows, oak flooring, door leading to the rear garden.
- Study / office overlooking the pond with door to the front garden
- Master bedroom, triple aspect, superb views, wash basin and en-suite power shower.
- 4 further bedrooms
- Separate wc with wash hand basin.
- Landing and access to the part boarded loft with a folding loft ladder.
The front garden is fully fenced has a large pond with two fountains and a side garden which houses a large kennel with outside run for personal use. The large rear garden mainly laid to lawn has beautiful views over the surrounding countryside a gate leads down to the swimming pool and pool house, steam room and brick built bbq.
Three Atcost barns and three stables and a tack room surround a concrete yard.
There is a one bedroom flat above the grooming parlour with planning consent. There is also a modern winterised mobile home of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge kitchen/diner and secure garden. Although the mobile home does not have planning permission, there has been a mobile home on the site for many years.
About 6.75 acres in all.
Situated on the outskirts of Outwood, a village which is surrounded by protected National Trust woodland, the property is approached at the end of a rural, single track lane that becomes private with no through access for vehicles. The village Cricket Club is extremely well regarded, with a number of events and activities held there every summer. There are also a good choice of public houses nearby. Everyday shopping needs are catered for at Smallfield. More comprehensive shopping facilities can be found at Horley, Redhill and Reigate.
Gatwick airport is about 6 miles away, and access to the M25 can be found at Godstone (junction 6) also about 6 miles away. For the rail commuter, the stations at Salfords (2 miles), Horley (4 miles) and Redhill (5 miles) have services to London Victoria and London Bridge. (Distances are approximate).