ST. GATIEN COTTAGE STABLESSold
An immaculate and successful Newmarket Bury Side training yard with excellent access to the Warren Hill Gallops.
4 Bedroom Trainer's House, 37 Boxes in 2 Yards, 4 Staff Flats, Office, Horse Walker and Paddock Area.
In all about 0.85 acres.
Horse Walker and Paddock
Access to Warren Hill Gallops
Guide Price: £1,400,000
St. Gatien Cottage Stables is a historic training yard; built in the late 1880s by Derby winning trainer Bob Sherwood Sr. Since then St. Gatien has had an impeccable record of race winners, largely trained by Sam Armstrong and subsequently his son Robert, these have included a significant number of group races at the highest level.
More recently Neil King trained National Hunt horses successfully at St. Gatien and during his ownership significant investment was made in the yard, as is the case with the current owner who has created excellent staff accommodation. The property is now being offered on behalf of Charlie Fellowes, who is moving to Bedford House Stables.
Horses of note trained at St Gatien include Maroof, Moorestyle, Never So Bold, Sparkler and Prince of Arran.
St. Gatien Cottage is about a quarter of a mile East of the Clock Tower at the end of Newmarket High Street between Vicarage Road, All Saints Road and Old Station Road. It is only 200 yards from the extensive gallops and training grounds of Warren Hill.
The front entrance to the yard is through a tall archway with double gates from a short cul de sac off All Saints Road. The back entrance is from a private drive, wide enough for a horsebox and loading and unloading horses.
Home of the Jockey Club and the National Stud, Newmarket itself is the recognised headquarters of British Racing. The A11/M11 gives access to Stansted Airport and London. Cambridge, with its first class educational and shopping facilities and a good train service to London, is 13 miles and the A14 is a quick route to the North and the Midlands.
Newmarket has two and a half thousand acres of extensive gallops split between Bury Side with Warren Hill and the Limekilns and the Racecourse side the finest veterinary practices are based in the town as is the Tattersalls Sales Complex.
St Gatien Cottage Stables
St Gatien Cottage Stables can be accessed either from All Saints Road or Vicarage Road. One of the entrances to the property is less than 200 yards from Warren Hill.
The yard is made up of two yards; the Middle Yard and the Lower Yard.
The Trainer's House
The Trainer's House is situated to the West of, and overlooks, the Middle Yard and is attached to the stable buildings. Built of brick with a slate roof, it has on the ground floor; Reception Room, Sitting Room, Boot Room, Kitchen Breakfast Room and Utility Room with 4 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms on the first floor.
The Staff Accommodation
Accessed under the corner of the Lower Yard and built under planning consent F/2009/0200/FUL, the staff accommodation is above a row of 8 boxes and the archway leading to All Saints Road.
Built in 2017 the staff accommodation provides 4 good flats; each with a kitchenette, shower room and WC. There is a good sized communal kitchen.
The Middle Yard (14 Boxes)
The Middle Yard has 14 boxes and a large, secure, heated tack room, it is approached by private drive off vicarage road. The yard is of brick under a slate roof and with lofts above.
The yard is accessed through an archway, on the left of which is a large tack room with stairs up to the recently renovated office.
On the right hand side of the archway is a door in to the boot room of the trainer's house.
The Lower Yard (23 Boxes)
The Lower Yard is a U-shaped range of 14 boxes, three stores, tack room, feed store and access to the staff accommodation off the yard with adjacent plumbing for industrial washing machines.
There is a new row of 7 brick boxes and hay store as well as a 3 bay utility barn with a 5 bay a Claydon horse walker.
There is also a work shop, store, garage and paddock with 2 isolation boxes.
Tenure and Possession
Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage. Mains Gas central heating. Please note that the four flats share a meter for both electricity and gas. Flat 4 has a macerating WC.
Access to the Gallops is arranged through Jockey Club Estates (01638 664151)
Rights, Easements and Boundaries
The Property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all outgoings, rights of way, easements whether mentioned in these particulars or not. The purchaser will be granted a right of way for all purposes over the back drive.
West Suffolk Council
West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3YU
Tel: 01284 763233
Energy Performance Certificates and Council Tax
St Gatien Cottage, EPC Rating E; Council Tax Band C Council Tax payable 2019/20 £1,566.02
Flat 1, St. Gatien Cottage Stables, EPC Rating C; Council Tax Band A; Council Tax payable 2019/20 £1,174.51
Flat 2, St. Gatien Cottage Stables, EPC Rating C; Council Tax Branding A; Council Tax payable 2019/20 £1,174.51
Flat 3, St. Gatien Cottage Stables, EPC Rating C; Council Tax Branding A; Council Tax payable 2019/20 £1,174.51
Flat 4, St. Gatien Cottage Stables, EPC Rating C; Council Tax Branding A; Council Tax payable 2019/20 £1,174.51
Copies of the EPC reports are available from the agent.
The current assessment includes boxes which are not included in any sale and will need to be reassessed. For further advice please contact the selling agent.
Viewing will be strictly by appointment with the Agents: Windsor Clive International 01672 521155
At the Clock Tower turn right in to Station Road. Vicarage Road is the second turning on the right. St Gatien Cottage entrance is on the left after 150 metres.