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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Sidcup, Kent, DA14


Property Description

Key features

  • Sitting Room
  • Kitchen/ Dining Room
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • 4 Stable Yards (73 Boxes)
  • Indoor School
  • 2 Outdoor Sand Schools
  • Paddocks

Full description

Well established equestrian centre with an excellent client base. Only for sale due to retirement after 50 years. About 10.14 acres. Sitting room, kitchen/dining room, 5 bedrooms, bathroom, 4 stable yards, indoor school, 2 outdoor sand schools, paddocks. EPC Band G.


The property was originally acquired by the present owner's father about 53 years ago and is only now on the market due to the owner's decision to retire having run the business for nearly 50 years. During the family's period of ownership they have replaced the original bungalow dwelling with a superbly presented 5 bedroomed house, standing in a well maintained garden.
The Equestrian Centre has been developed over a period of time, adding more stables and facilities to cater for increasing demand from what is now a very highly populated suburb of London. In recent years they have concentrated on teaching adults and children to ride, taking them up to competition level and also have a very thriving livery business with full livery or DIY livery. Taking advantage of its wonderful location they are also able to undertake hacking from the property with the benefit of licences to ride in Joyden's Wood.
Demand remains strong in the area for these enterprises and the owner believes there is potential to grow the business.
Alternative equestrian uses could include a competition yard, stud or horse dealing.


The property is situated within the M25 catchment area on the South East side of London with easy access to Sidcup, Swanley and Bromley. From Bexley Station there are trains to London Cannon Street and Charing Cross. The M25/ M20 junction, about 6 miles away, gives easy access to the South East Counties, the channel port, Gatwick airport and for travelling further afield if necessary.
There are excellent shopping facilities and recreation amenities in the area including the renowned Bluewater complex about 15 minutes drive away. There are well regarded schools in the private and state sectors.


North Cray Riding Centre although within the M25 and close to a large conurbation is in fact quietly tucked away in Parsonage Lane. On higher ground and from the property there are some excellent views. The house is spacious and extremely well presented and maintained, with scope to increase the accommodation (subject to consent) if required.
The equestrian centre is well laid out with good access to all of the facilities and a central roadway serves the 8 turnout paddocks and the lower field.


The house is fairly typical of its period in terms of its architecture with stone faced/ rendered elevations under a tiled roof. There is also a balcony for one of the first floor bedrooms. Beautifully presented and fitted, the house has double glazing. Two of the ground floor bedrooms have their own exterior door to the garden.
The accommodation comprises an entrance hall with staircase rising to the first floor, kitchen/breakfast room with well fitted kitchen units and opening through to the sitting room with doors out to the verandah and garden, cloakroom, 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the first floor there are 2 further bedrooms and a cloakroom.


There is a verandah along the front of the house with paved area overlooking the lawns and pond under a well established willow tree. An area of decking from the terrace leads out across the pond to an informal sitting area. Across the drive is a swimming pool.


Strictly by appointment through the vendor's selling agents, Messrs Stags, Yeovil Office, telephone 01935 475000.

The Equestrian Centre

The Equestrian Centre facilities include an office, purpose built ladies and gents WC facilities, a feed room and canteen with its own kitchen facilities. The majority of stables have been established for a number of years and are principally of timber construction, some have a locker built within the stables suitable to hold tack and grooming equipment. The stables are divided up between 4 principal yards.
The main indoor riding arena is an Atcost barn 105' x 60' with an excellent eaves height to allow for jumping. Stables have been installed at either end of this barn which could easily be removed if the whole area was needed for schooling. On the lower side of the barn are a further range of stables and this area could be utilised as a viewing gallery. There is also a further clear span Atcost barn 75' x 40' principally used for hay/ straw/ machinery storage.
The majority of teaching is undertaken in the floodlit outdoor school, approximately 180' x 90', which also has a covered viewing area. There is a smaller sand school approximately 100' x 50'.
There is ample space to park vehicles, trailers and lorries in the vicinity of the pond. A track way leads between 8 post and rail turnout paddocks and then to the bottom field. The property amounts to just over 10 acres.


From the M25 J3/ M20 J1 exit take the A20 towards Sidcup. After about 4 miles take the slipway off the A20 to the roundabout below and take the 4th exit onto the A223 Edgington Way. Continue over the next roundabout into North Cray Road and continue to the next roundabout. Go right around the roundabout going onto the other side of North Cray road, ignore the turning to Bunkers Hill but take the next left marked to Parsonage Lane. The road runs parallel with the carriageway for a short section and then turns left. Continue up this lane and the property will be found on the right hand side after about 0.25 mile.


Mains electricity, water and drainage. LPG fired central heating system.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
10 November 2011


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