Regal Stables are in the village of Kentford, just 4 miles from the centre of Newmarket. Kentford itself has a shop, 2 pubs and village hall. There are primary schools at Kennett and Moulton. The Kennett station has trains to Newmarket, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds.
Regal Stables has been designed to be in a state-of-the-art centre for the preparation, training, or rehabilitation of racehorses. With a canter track, lunge ring and horsewalker to be installed to the buyer's specification this is a remarkable opportunity to buy a new house and yard.
The site was designated by West Suffolk Council to be a Racehorse Training Establishment as part of the creation of Regal Meadows, a high-quality estate of impressive new houses on the historic site of Meddler Stud. Accordingly, buyers should be able to comply with the requirement to be preparing, training or rehabilitating racehorses. This stipulation does not require the purchaser to hold a trainer's licence.
Approached from the Bury Road via Old Stables Lane, the house is well set back, overlooking its own paddocks; and separated from the lane by its utility and stable barns.
Based on the 'Dewhurst' design, the interior has been left so that the buyer can influence the final interior layout and the finish. Built by Heritage Developments to their exacting standards, this is the 'flagship' of the rest of the development, which has assured the attention to detail necessary for a high grade operation, which Regal Stables should attract.
The magnificent new stable barn with 20 boxes has been finished with Röwer and Rüb fittings. The design allows the two ends, one with 8 boxes, the other with 12, to be put to different uses if necessary. There are wash boxes, tack, feed and mess rooms. This is an ideal working stable barn.
Adjacent is the utility barn, with 5 bays and roller doors. Designed for fodder and bedding and as a workshop, with secure stores, canteen, shower and WCs, this is an extremely useful barn by the entrance to Regal Stables.
Behind and above the house is the well sheltered paddock, surrounded by mature trees, and gently sloping. This is capable of being subdivided if necessary.
Between the stables and the main road is the level field for the canter track, which will be an oval of about 2 furlongs.
In all there are about 5.354 acres (2.166 ha)
Method of Sale: Regal Stables is being offered for sale by private treaty.
Tenure and possession: Regal Stables are freehold and are being offered for sale with vacant possession.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. LPG gas boiler. Underfloor heating to ground floor and radiators to first and second floors.
Finish: The House will be finished to a specification to be agreed with the purchaser in accordance with guidelines in the brochure for Regal Meadows:
Access: Old Stable Lane is a private road for Regal Meadows - there will be no restrictions on access to Regal Stables. There is an annual service charge of £350 towards the upkeep of Old Stable Lane.
Town & Country Planning: The property is offered for sale subject to any current or past development plans, tree preservation orders, town planning schedules, applications, permissions and resolutions which may or may not have come in to force.
Note: The property has to be used and occupied as a 'Racehorse Training Establishment'. Contact the agents for the precise wording of the planning conditions. It is expected the buyer will need to be employed in the racing industry or in work which services the racing industry.
Local Authority : West Suffolk Council, West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3YU Tel: 01284 763233
Council Tax & Business Rates: to be assessed
Energy performance certificate: EPC Rating C
VAT - Any price guide given or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that the sale of the property or any part thereof or any right attached to it becomes a chargeable supply for the purpose of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition. VAT may apply to some fittings.
Fixtures and Fittings - The fixtures, fittings and equipment on site at the time of sale will be included in the sale price. An apportionment can be discussed.
Stamp Duty Land Tax. It is likely that Regal Stables will qualify for a mixed use assessment, providing a substantial discount to residential rates.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with the agents:
Windsor Clive International 01672 521155
Boundaries, Plans, Areas, Schedules and Disputes - The Boundaries are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The Purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and any error or mistake shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation thereof. Should any dispute arise as to the boundaries or any points arise on the general remarks and stipulations, particulars, schedules, plan or the interpretation of any of them, such questions shall be referred to the selling agents whose decisions acting as an expert shall be final.
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