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Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford

Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford
Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford

Residential Equestrian Smallholding With Thriving Established Riding School & Livery Business - 11.6 Acres

The Stables Equestrian Centre


  • Rare well run profitable business ~ to be sold as a going concern
  • Well presented modern 4 bedroom family home with equestrian occupancy condition
  • South facing private garden
  • Excellent outriding for hacking nearby
  • Good road access for competition riders
  • NO ONWARD CHAIN
11.6 Acres Guide £1,250,000
SITUATION
Bedford 6 miles, Ampthill 6 miles, M1/ J13 12 Miles, Milton Keynes
20 miles, London 57 miles
Trains: Bedford to London St Pancras (38mins)
International airports: Luton 18 miles, Stansted Airport 42 miles

LOCATION
The Stables Equestrian Centre is situated only half a mile from the
village centre of Wilstead with two public houses, local shops, two
takeaways, primary school & church; located south of Bedford with
excellent road access whilst in a rural village setting, yet benefits from
excellent communication links being midway between the A1 & M1,
with A421 & A6 within easy reach, providing access to the Midlands,
London and the North.

EDUCATION
Primary schools close by include Wilstead & Cotton
End whilst there is a good selection of private schools in the area
including The Bedford School. Grammar schools are available
at Hitchin with state schools nearby too. For more details see
www.isc.co.uk for independents and www.bedford.gov.uk for
state schools information.

LOCAL SPORT & RECREATION
Centrally located between
Bedford, Biggleswade & Milton Keynes, with excellent access to the
road network; there is a good choice of shopping, sporting, cultural
and educational facilities including a number of popular tourist
attractions such as Woburn Abbey Safari Park and The National
Memorial Arboretum.

Good walking, cycling and outriding opportunities abound from the
property into the surrounding countryside with good outriding onto
the John Bunyan Trail with dressage/ showjumping competition
centres at Keysoe Bury Farm and Addington. Horseracing is at
Towcester, Huntingdon & Newmarket. Local hunts include the
Oakley & Cambridgeshire. Sailing and water sports available at
Stewartby Water Sports Club and Priory Sailing Club. Fishing can
be enjoyed at How End Fisheries by licence. Golf can be enjoyed at
The Bedford, The Millbrook and Beadlow Manor.

THE STABLES EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
Situated in an accessible rural location enjoying views over the
adjoining countryside, The Stables Equestrian Centre is a wellestablished
BHS-approved Riding School & Livery Yard which
has been grown by the current owners, over a number of years
with a highly successful teaching & livery business; optimising
extensive equestrian facilities including an indoor school and
outdoor arena, within a compact 11.6 acre site plus excellent
outriding from the property.

RESIDENCE
Modern detached home having been extended and improved by the
current owners to a high specification, of brick elevations under a tiled
roof. Extending to some 1,688 ft2 (GIA), the property offers spacious
and well-presented accommodation arranged over two floors, with
a pleasant south facing rear garden and ample gravelled parking to
the front. Please note that the property has an Occupancy Condition
directly linked to running an equestrian business onsite.

ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation comprises:
• Flexible layout ideal for multi-generational living
• Large refitted Family Kitchen with dual fuel Rangemaster cooker
• Spacious living room
• Large study/ 4th bedroom with French doors to garden & adjoining
bathroom
• Separate downstairs cloakroom
• Impressive master bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling and balcony
overlooking garden
• 2 further bedrooms
• Family bathroom with roll top bath & separate shower cubicle

EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
The current vendors have built up the existing livery yard & thriving
BHS-approved riding school business, with a well managed yard
and lessons booked with three freelance BHS-approved instructors,
utilising a good range of equestrian facilities :-
• Electric gated entrance leads to the main stable yard - timber built
stables with 17 boxes of various sizes + staff room + reception +
alarmed tack room + wash room & WC
• Indoor Arena (40m x 20m) with fibresand/ rubber surface, floodlit
with riding mirrors and 20m x 15m hay storage area in addition to
one end
• Large Parking area for customers/ horsebox / trailers
• Outside yard - timber built with 10 loose boxes again of various
sizes plus an isolation box
• Workshop & storage container
• Outdoor arena 40m x 20m with fibresand/ rubber surface and
floodlights
• Twelve post & rail fenced pasture paddocks with automatic mains
water fed troughs : totalling about 10 acres

SITE INCOME
The businesses onsite have been nurtured & developed by the current
owners over the last 15 years - with a regular healthy turnover &
profit with the ability to transfer into new ownership seamlessly
whilst retaining existing staff, if required; more information available
from Agent

LAND
The land lies to the south of the main equestrian buildings and
comprises of level pasture within a ring fence sub-divided into
individual paddocks with each paddock having its own mains
water supply.
In all the land amounts to some 11.6 acres.

AGENT'S NOTES
Fox Grant and their clients give notice that:
1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to
the property.
2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the
property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as
statements or representations of fact.
3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans
are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive..
Equestrian Centre FG1192 PH
Ordnance Survey © Crown Copyright 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 100022432. Plotted Scale - 1:2500
It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning , building regulation
or other consents and Fox Grant have not tested any services, equipment or facilities.
Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Any error or mis-statement
shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.
Health & Safety Given the potential hazards of a riding school we would
ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your
own personal safety, particularly around livestock, water and machinery.
Children must be supervised by their parents on site.
Plans, Areas and Schedules These are based on the Ordnance Survey and
are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and calculated
by the vendor's agents, however the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to
have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property. Any
error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to
compensation in respect thereof.
Town and Country Planning The property is sold subject to any
development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient monument orders,
town planning schedules and resolutions, which may or may not come into
force. Purchasers will be deemed to have full knowledge and have satisfied
themselves as to the provisions of any such matters affecting the estate.

MORE AGENT'S NOTES
Occupancy Condition When originally built in 1990
Approval No. TP/90/1735 "....shall be occupied by
persons employed full time in connection with the
riding school..."
Rights of Way The neighbouring stable yard, has a
vehicular, horse riding & pedestrian right of access
down the driveway to their land [marked on sale
plan]; in addition there are two footpaths across the
land marked FP on the sale plan.
Energy Performance Certificate ( EPC) Band C : full
report available upon request from Agent
Basic Farm Payments / Grants Unregistered currently
Local Authority Bedford Borough Council
Tel: 01234 718093
Council Tax Band E : £2,172.70 for 2018/19
Services Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage.
Gas fired central heating.
Tenure The stables Equestrian Centre is sold freehold
with vacant possession given upon completion.
Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all
fixture, fittings, garden ornaments & Farm Machinery
are excluded from the sale but may be available
by negotiation.
Particulars Prepared in July 2018.

VIEWINGS
All viewings strictly by
appointment through the agents
on 01722 782727. Please contact
Phil Howard for further details or
email phil@foxgrant.com
foxgrant.com

DIRECTIONS Postcode: MK45 3DP
From M1 Junction 13, head northeast signposted A421 Bedford, after
about 4 miles at the A6 roundabout take the third exit towards Wilstead.
At the third roundabout turn left onto Bedford Road, Duck End; on entering
Wilstead turn left just passed the Woolpack Inn into Cotton End Road,
follow the road for about half a mile, where the property will be found on
your right hand side, signed The Stables Equestrian Centre.

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