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Immaculate 39 box training yard with Trainer’s house, staff accommodation and historic planning permission for 4 staff/tourism cottages.

A proven training yard.

Four bedroom house with 3 reception rooms and conservatory, Office,

39 stables, vet box, paddocks, horse walker, store room, tack room and access to gallops

Lincoln 25 miles • Newark 42 miles • Grantham 44 miles • Market Rasen 15 miles

In all around 9.004 acres (3.644 ha)

4 bedroom trainer’s house

40 boxes, horsewalker and paddocks

Planning permission for 4 staff/tourism cottages

Access to an excellent all weather gallop in beautiful surroundings

Guide Price: £795,000

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Introduction: Highfield House and Stables is an established and practical facility for training racehorses, however the property lends itself, subject to the necessary planning requirements, to use by sport horses or as a livery facility.

The house is believed to originally date from the 1850s and offers superbly presented accommodation in a stunning location with exceptional equestrian facilities. There are 4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms including a well appointed conservatory, garden, patio area and versatile summerhouse. 

Location: Highfield House and Stables is within the Lincolnshire Wolds area of outstanding natural beauty. Market Rasen racecourse is only 15 miles away, Southwell within 50 miles, Beverley 52 miles and Doncaster 65 miles.

Scamblesby village has a primary school and a public house with the market towns of Louth and Horncastle both equidistant and offering further local amenities including a choice of shops and well regarded schools. Trains to London are from Lincoln and take around 2 hours.

Racing Record

Due to the quiet location, Highfield Stables are renowned for turning out horses that have not been able to thrive in the bustling yards of the training centres. Consider the success of Royal Shakespeare who had career earning of over £500,000 including the Top Novice at Aintree, the Agfa Hurdle at Sandown, and the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton. The yard has proven success both on the Flat; at Cheltenham, In Truth won the Kim Muir; and at Epsom Kings Thought won the City and Suburban Handicap. This is a proven training yard.

Highfield House: Highfield House comprises:

Utility room: fitted with base units and a double sink/drainer. Coat storage, internal window and incorporating a cloakroom. 

Study: with dual aspect windows.

Kitchen: L shaped and fitted with solid wood wall, base units and drawers. Pantry cupboard. Run of work surfaces with inset ceramic sink with waste disposal unit. Green AGA (oil fired), wood block breakfast bar and plumbing for a fridge. Archway leading into the conservatory.

Utility room: with shelving, plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher, hand thrown Italian terracotta tiles throughout the kitchen, conservatory and hallway.

Conservatory: generous sized living space which lends itself for entertaining (leads off the kitchen and into the dining room or out to the patio). It has the added benefit of air conditioning and under floor heating and is fitted with a 5.1 sound system.

Dining room: double part glazed craftsman made door entrance and with a brick fireplace and inset oil stove with tiled hearth, wall lights and cherry wood flooring.

Sitting room: having dual aspect windows and double frosted doors leading outside, further door into the dining room, brick fireplace with inset wood burner and craftsman made oak staircase with fitted shelving creating a library area.

FIRST FLOOR Master bedroom 1: pine unit with inset basin, loft hatch and overlooking the front aspect.

Bedroom 2: double bedroom fitted with a ceiling fan and with lovely countryside views.

Bedroom 3: with dual aspect windows.

Bedroom 4: L shaped single room overlooking the front.

Family bathroom: fully tiled and furnished with a claw feet bath with central taps and a shampoo spray, WC, wood unit with inset basin, shower cubicle with mermaid panelling, illuminated mirror and built in cupboard.

Garden: the garden runs at the rear and side of the house and is laid to lawn with established shrubs, variety of trees, pond, external electrical points, filled borders and an attractive patio with inside and outside lighting. The summerhouse has been built to a high standard and could be used for a variety of purposes and has a mezzanine, heating, lights, plumbing outside and decking.

The Stable Buildings:

Key: 1. Highfield House 2. Garage 3. 5 Stables, tack room and WC 4. L-shaped stable block, consisting of 4 brick boxes and feed room and 5 timber boxes. 5. Lunge ring 6. 19 Box barn with Vet Box 7. Store 8. 4 mobile homes 9. Turnout barn with horse walker and 3 boxes 10. Row of 2 large boxes 11. Store

Access to Gallops: The vendor has a lease on a 5 furlong woodchip gallop, with a significant 50 metre rise. The gallop sits within attractive countryside and can be viewed in its entirety from a single viewpoint. The gallop is approximately a mile from the yard.

Land at Highfield House: Highfield House has around 7 acres of paddocks fenced with post and rail and enclosed by mature trees and hedges. The land is accessed by a well surfaced road running through the property.

General Remarks:

Method of Sale: Highfield House is offered as a whole by private treaty. Tenure: Freehold with vacant possession.

Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council, Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8UP Tel:  01507 601111

Business Rates and Council Tax: Business Rates: The rateable value is £7,100. The rates payable are for 2015 are £3,528.70 Small Business Rate Relief may apply. Council Tax: The council tax for Highfield House is band D; payable for 2015 is £1,501.00

Planning: Permission has historically been granted for 4 workers terrace cottages and car parking. The existing mobile homes are to be removed. (Application Number N/149/01171/15) The consent has now lapsed.

Rights of Way: Highfield House and Stables enjoys a right of way over a track to the West of the property to Mill Lane.

Services: Highfield House has an oil fired, 2 oven Rayburn and central heating, septic tank drainage and metered mains water and electricity supplies.

The mobile homes also have septic tank drainage, and metered mains water and electricity supplies.

Gallops: The gallops are currently on a lease to the vendor until March 2019 details of the lease are available from the agents. It is understood that this arrangement would be made available to a purchaser should they wish.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with the Agents: Windsor Clive International 01672 521155.

Directions (Postcode LN11 9XT) From Horncastle take the A153 towards Louth, turn right signposted Scamblesby, follow the road into the village, bear right onto South Street leading to Mill Lane. Follow the road for 500 metres before turning left signed Burwell, Maidenwell. After 500 metres turn right at the cross tracks on to Ings Lane, Highfield House and Stables are on the left. Take the second entrance to the house.