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3 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Whitcombe Racing Stables & Stud, Whitcombe, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2

Guide Price £3,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Eco house (4,974 sq ft)
  • Stud facility with 27 stables
  • Training yard with 110 stables
  • 3 horse walkers, lunge ring & indoor manège
  • Trainer's house, grooms flat, 5 staff apartments
  • 32 bed staff dormitory
  • 2 all-weather gallops (6.5 and 7f) and a grass gallop (7f)
  • Grass paddocks & arable land
  • 307.99 acres
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Whitcombe Monymusk Stables and Stud is an impressive racing establishment set in the heart of Dorset under five miles from the Jurassic coastline. It combines purpose-built equestrian facilities and extensive residential accommodation currently used for both training and breeding horses. Set in rural surroundings with exclusive use of its own private facilities and additional support services with an on-site equine veterinary centre and farriery area, it offers a superb opportunity for an owner, trainer or breeder to create a base.

Location

Wincanton 32 miles
Salisbury 41 miles
Exeter 62 miles
Newbury 81 miles
Ascot 102 miles
Central London 120 miles
Newmarket 200 miles
London Battersea by helicopter from 45 mins
(All distances and time are approximate)

Whitcombe Monymusk Racing Stables and Stud is set between the Dorset Downs and the South Dorset Ridgeway in the Frome Valley. The nearby village of Broadmayne is steeped in history with the author Thomas Hardy being heavily influenced by the area. The nearby market town of Dorchester has good local amenities which includes nineteen schools, a variety of shops and two railway stations. Further south, the town of Weymouth also provides an excellent variety of facilities.

Whilst situated amidst beautiful and unspoiled countryside, the property is readily accessible by both road and rail. The A354 and the A352 provide good routes to London, and the A35 takes you to the West County. There are main line railway services available at both Dorchester and Weymouth to London (Waterloo).

The area is well served by a variety of good independent schools including Bryanston, Knighton House, Sherborne, Handford, Clayesmore, Canford, Sandroyd, St. Mary's Shaftesbury and Port Regis. Sporting and recreational opportunities include sailing in Weymouth and Poole and an abundance of walking and cycling. There is also excellent riding country in the surrounding area. Hunting with the Cattistock, South Dorset, Blackmore & Sparkford Vale, as well as the Pimpernel Beagles.

Salisbury (41 miles) and Wincanton (32 miles) racecourses to the north can both be reached within an hour's drive. Exeter Racecourse (62 miles) to the west, can be reached in one hour and twenty minutes. Newmarket Racecourse (200 miles) the historic 'Home of Racing' is three and a half hours to the east. Lambourn, famous for its association with the training of the world's finest racehorses is 80 miles to the north and can be reached within two hours.

The South West is home to some of the country's best trainers. Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls is based at Ditcheat in South Somerset and Martin Pipe also chooses Somerset as the location of his successful training yard. Harry Fry and Colin Tizzard are two of the top trainers in Dorset, Marcus Tregonning trains nearby at the famous Whitsbury on the Hampshire/Dorset border, once home of the flying grey Desert Orchid.

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Acreage: 307.99 Acres

Directions

From Dorchester take the A352 south to Broadmayne, for approximately 1.6 miles (around one roundabout). After entering Whitcombe and passing the church take the only right turn. The entrance to the Stud can then be found on your left hand side after just under a mile with the entrance to the Racing Yard on the right hand side.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
25 April 2016

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