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Stable Lane, Bexley, Kent, DA5

Asking price £2,000,000, 2 bedrooms, Type unknown,
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Agent’s wording:A unique opportunity to acquire an extensive equestrian property being a thriving and long established family run competition & livery yard situated in a rural location with direct access to extensive off road riding but within 12 miles of central London. The property comprises of 38 loose boxes, 25m x 15 manege, 40m x 40m floodlit all weather jumping arena, clubhouse, 2 bedroom detached owners residence all set in some 14 acres.


DETAILS
SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES
Entrance Hall * Dining Room * Sitting Room * Kitchen * Rear Lobby * 2 Bedrooms * Family Bathroom * Gardens * Livery Yard Comprising:- 38 Loose Boxes (Inclusive of 5 Foaling Boxes * Tack & Feed Rooms * Hay Barn * Superb 40m x 40m Floodlit All Weather Jumping Arena * Further 25m x 15m Sand school * Detached Clubhouse * Well Fenced Paddocks * Well Draining Soil * About 14 Acres * Direct Access to Off Road Riding *

SITUATION
Shannon Leigh Stables is uniquely situated in a peaceful location at the end of a private lane. The property occupies a commanding position with direct access to extensive off road hacking yet is within 12 miles of central London. The village of Bexley provides for all day to day requirements with a variety of shops and a main line station. A more comprehensive range of shopping facilities can be found in Bexleyheath and Bluewater. Education is well catered for with a number of highly regarded schools in the area including Bexley Grammar School. The M25 is about 10 minutes car drive away allowing for easy access to all the major road networks, Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Of equestrian interest hacking is available directly from the property into Joydens Wood via permit through the Woodlands Trust. Being so accessible to the M25 and the main motorway network, the property is ideally situated to access to all the major show centres in the south east and further a field.

DESCRIPTION
Shannon Leigh Stables represents a very rare opportunity to acquire a thriving livery yard in a unique and peaceful location yet within 12 miles from central London. The property has been in the ownership of the same family for many many years and is offered onto the open market for the first time. The property has been run successfully for a number of years as a livery yard and now holds a number of shows and clinics for liveries throughout the year. There is a delightful period 2 bedroom cottage which is situated within its own private gardens and which presents the opportunity to extend subject to planning permission. The equestrian facilities are well presented and extensive and comprise of a total of 38 stables, 25m x 15m sand school as well as a superb floodlit all weather jumping arena of 40m x 40m which was installed approximately 3 years ago, along with a sophisticated club house. In addition the property provides numerous tack, feed and store rooms as well as a wash box and hay storage. The paddocks are all well fenced with a combination of post and rail and post and Fieldgard electric fencing and in total the whole amounts to some 14 acres.

ACCOMMODATION

OUTSIDE
The property is approached via a long shared private road which passes a number of other equestrian properties. Shannon Leigh Stables has the benefit of owning part of the driveway from Mount Mascal Stables and is positioned at the very end of the lane therefore is not affected by any passing traffic. The driveway gives access to the Cottage with its own parking. The driveway continues past the cottage via a timber five bar gate which gives access to the livery yard.

EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
The equestrian facilities are most extensive and comprise of a main barn with a large area for hay storage and 4 internal foaling boxes (each 16' x 12' and 1 Foaling Box (14' x 12) with a separate bay providing a number of individual store/tack rooms. There are a further 24 external boxes (each 12' x 12'), 3 Loose boxes (each 12' x 9') and 5 loose boxes (each 12' x 10') Client Facilities are provided by a delightful detached timber Clubhouse which overlooks the main arena and there is also a yard wc. There is a floodlit 40m x 40m all weather jumping arena which was installed approximately 3 years ago as well as a further sand school of 25m x 15m. There are a number of paddocks all of which are well fenced with water connected and in total the property amounts to some 14 acres. In addition there is a 2 bedroom mobile home which we understand from the vendor has been occupied for over 10 years.

NOTE
There is a footpath crossing part of the property which the Vendor informs us is little used.

SERVICES
mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating, bt, broadband available.

RATES
The property comes under the Bexley billing authority www.bexley.gov.uk. The council tax on the cottage is approximately £1100 per annum and the livery yard rateable value is currently £6100 per annum.

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Churchill Country & Equestrian Estate Agents LtdRH14 0DY

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