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Equestrian Facility for sale

Newton Hall Equitation Centre

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Property Description

Key features

  • One of the largest riding centres in the East of England
  • Renowned BHS Training Centre
  • Modern indoor school complex
  • Cafeteria and modern kitchen
  • Air conditioned offices and lecture rooms
  • High quality stables and washing facilities
  • Tack Shop and area for seated gallery
  • Two floodlit outdoor arenas
  • Approximately 60 acres
  • Dutch barn

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Key Features • One of the largest riding centres in the East of England
• Renowned BHS Training Centre
• Modern indoor school complex
• Cafeteria and modern kitchen
• Air conditioned offices and lecture rooms
• High quality stables and washing facilities
• Tack Shop and area for seated gallery
• Two floodlit outdoor arenas
• Approximately 60 acres
• Dutch barn
• Extensive lorry parking
• Planning permission for manager's dwelling and student
• Accommodation 


• Ipswich 7.8 miles  

• Westerfield railway station 5.1 miles  

Description Newton Hall Equitation Centre is one of the largest and best regarded riding centres in the East of England. Established over 50 years ago by the highly respected Rossie Theobald, it is a renowned BHS Training Centre. The business includes a riding school, livery enterprise and training and show centre. In recent years an impressive modern indoor school complex has been developed, which offers first class, up to date facilities including cafeteria, air-conditioned offices and lecture rooms, high quality stabling and shower and washing facilities. The vendors have recently been granted planning permission to demolish an existing staff hostel and replace it with a manager's dwelling with associated student accommodation. 

Location Newton Hall Equitation Centre is located in the Suffolk countryside. The nearby village of Westerfield has a link line railway station to Ipswich mainline station, with fast frequent trains to London Liverpool Street. The thriving town of Ipswich is set on the estuary of the River Orwell and has undergone an extensive regeneration programme in recent years, mainly around the vibrant waterfront offering many bars, restaurants and the marina and has become a popular commuter town to London. Ipswich offers a wide variety of shops, commercial and leisure facilities, including a full range of sports clubs, societies and restaurants. There is an excellent choice of schooling in both the state and private sectors. Suffolk benefits from a thriving equestrian community with a large number of events taking place throughout the calendar year. Local agricultural shows, such as the Suffolk Show and Hadleigh Show offer an excellent range of competitive classes, with dedicated horse shows and events, such as Framlingham Horse Show and the Poplar Park Horse Trials and others providing endless opportunities to take part in competitive events. 

Directions From Ipswich town centre take the B1077/Westerfield Road and continue on this road for approximately 4 miles, passing through the village of Witnesham. On leaving the village take a right fork onto High Road. Go past the Moon and Mushroom pub and Witnesham School on your left and after approximately ½ mile, take the first right sign posted to Grundisburgh and Woodbridge. Continue along this road for just under 1 mile, taking the next available turning to the right (on a sharp left hand bend). Newton Hall Equitation Centre can be found approximately 0.25 miles along this single track road, on your right hand side. 

Facilities • Modern indoor school complex incorporating 26 Monarch loose boxes and tack rooms/feed store, currently used for the livery enterprise, a 30m x 60m high quality indoor school with judge's box and PA system/Wi-Fi/CCTV, cafeteria and modern kitchen, office, lecture rooms, show facilities, tack shop and area for a seated gallery.
• Monarch 8 horse walker.
• Two floodlit outdoor arenas.
• Extensive lorry parking.
• Open sided Dutch barn.
• Lower Yard - a range of period barns housing tack room, veterinary store and range of loose boxes (32 in total) currently used by the riding school.
• Original indoor school.
• Hostel/Office.
• Land: approximately 52 acres of permanent pasture land, the
• majority being in a ring fence based around the yard. Some of
• the land is split into smaller paddocks with both temporary and
• permanent fencing.
• Excellent hacking in the area.
• Established cross country course. 

The Business Newton Hall Equitation Centre offers a rare and outstanding opportunity to acquire an established equitation centre with superb facilities. More information about the current business can be found at There is potential to develop the business further, in particular by intensifying the use of the modern indoor arena facilities, with associated lecture rooms, shop, cafeteria etc. In addition, the property offers scope to exploit other leisure and commercial activities, subject to planning. The livery yard is fully booked for most of the time and at times has had a waiting list. It is well renowned in the area, due to the high quality facilities, including horse walker, schooling opportunities etc. Full accounts and financial information for the business are available, subject to interested parties signing a Confidentiality Agreement. 

Shows and Events Newton Hall Equitation Centre holds regular affiliated and unaffiliated shows, all of which are very well attended as part of the professional and amateur circuits. The Centre also supports Pony Club events and camps, as well as the RDA, who have a Portacabin on site and come to the centre three times a week on a pay per horse basis. 

Planning The vendors have recently been granted planning permission to demolish the existing hostel and erect a replacement manager's dwelling under application reference DC/15/2290/FUL. The planning approval is for a barn style dwelling, providing 3 bedrooms and an extensive living area. Connected to this via a lobby and office area will be a 5 bedroom single storey building, providing student accommodation. 

General Remarks and Stipulations Services The new indoor school, hostel and offices, as well as the majority of the stabling area are equipped with mains electricity and mains water. Air source heat pumps and air conditioning serve the cafeteria and lecture rooms in the main complex. Foul drainage is to a Klargester. 

Tenure and Possession The property will be offered freehold with vacant possession on completion. 

Restrictive Covenant The sale will be subject to a covenant, preventing the use of the property for residential and commercial purposes, other than construction of the manager's dwelling and the current uses on site at the time of sale. 

Business Rates The rateable value for Newton Hall Equitation Centre from the 1st April 2010 is £38,750 per annum. 

Stock and Equipment Stock and equipment will be available to purchase by separate negotiation. This includes (but is not limited to) feed stocks, jumps, machinery, tack, computers and office equipment, horses, furniture etc. 

Sporting and Mineral Rights Sporting and mineral rights are included in so far as they are owned.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way

The property is sold with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way. There are a number of rights of way affecting the property. 

Local Authority Suffolk Coastal District Council
Melton Hill
IP12 1AU
Telephone number: 01394 383789 

Viewing Strictly by appointment only through the joint selling agents:
Tel: 01206 842156
ECR Properties
Tel: 01449 711727

Method of Sale For sale by private treaty with vacant possession on completion. 

Energy Performance Certificate Rating  

Hostel: E Arena facilities: C  

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
17 October 2016

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