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The Stud is located at the heart of the Fonthill Estate between Fonthill Gifford and Fonthill Bishop, only 15 miles from Salisbury, less than 2 miles from the A303 and less than 3 miles from the A350. 

Tisbury is 3 miles away and has trains to London Waterloo taking  2 hours. 

There is a Church of England primary school and a nursery a mile away, at Hindon. 

The Stud:

The stud has around 50 acres of railed paddocks, with extraordinary views towards Fonthill Lake and the park. There can be few more attractive places to rear bloodstock or to show horses than the historic main yard.

The Stud Buildings:

The Stud Buildings are in three yards; 

i). The Main Yard, A quadrangle of extremely impressive19th century stabling as well as all the accommodation for the stud. There is a row of 15 traditional loose boxes with wrought iron and timber partitions as well as 2 foaling boxes equipped with CCTV, various hay and equipment stores, tack room and sitting up room. There is also a 5 bay covered horse walker.

ii). The New Barn, a modern barn housing 6 boxes and 3 pens, this can easily be reconfigured and also house stocks for mares and foals.

iii). The "Pink" Boxes, these comprise 5 brick boxes, a foaling box and two pairs of timber boxes. There is also a good sized lunge ring and a turnout area with open sided shelter.


The established, free-draining paddocks are on a mixture of limestone and chalk and have been carefully maintained to the highest degree. They are well fenced with post and rail and are flanked by mature woodland and shelter belts. 


There is a range of accommodation that may be included in the lease, dependant on the requirements of the tenant. For further information please contact Windsor Clive International. 


Racehorses have been produced at the 19th century stables since 1952. The stud has produced winners of several major races: the Nassau Stakes (Spree, 1963); the Oaks (Juliette Marny, 1975 and Scintillate, 1979), The Irish Oaks (Juliette Marny, 1975); and the St Leger (Julio Mariner, 1978).

More recent stakes horses bred at Fonthill have included:

Nicobar, Intrepid Jack, Kasumi, Landshark, Bodhicitta and Tropbeau as well as high class chaser Frenchman's Creek. 

General Remarks:
Services: Mains Electricity, Private Water Supply and Sewerage, Oil fired central heating.

Lease Terms:

Rent: On Application and dependant on the accommodation to be included in the lease.

Deposit: Two month's rent.

Payable: Monthly in advance.

Term: 5 or 10 years.

Agreement: A commercial lease under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, with the exclusion of the security of tenure provisions. 

Break Clause: Either part may give six month's notice at any time after the first anniversary.

Maintenance: The Landlord to be responsible for the roofs and structures, the Tenant to be responsible for all other maintenance.

Utilities: Tenant to be responsible for all utilities, water is chargeable at the same rate as Wessex Water. The tenant shall be responsible for sewerage.

Council Tax and Business Rates: The Tenant to be responsible for all taxes and rates that may arise. 

Stocking Densities: Please note that the stud paddocks have been exceptionally well maintained. The lease will site grazing stocking densities to prevent paddocks from becoming overly poached.

Muck Removal: The Landlord will remove the muck but will charge the tenant for doing so.

Windsor Clive International - Specialist firm of chartered surveyors

+44 (0) 1672 521155