Wantage Road, Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17

£2,500,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Linkslade Stables has been run by the current family who have both enhanced and extended the training yard set-up since their occupation in the early 90's. They have turned it into a successful yard that consistently produces winners. This has a unique set up with fully independent main house with independent access and formal gardens. There is secondary access to the stable yard, hostel and office. The main house has been beautifully modernised by the current owners and has generous accommodation over two floors. It comprise a welcoming entrance hall, large farmhouse style kitchen, complete with solid wood units and 2 oven AGA, substantial walk-in utility/boot room, snug, dining room and generous, double aspect, 'L shaped' drawing room complete with feature gas fireplace and views over the formal gardens and railed paddocks beyond.

The first floor has four double bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms and a family bathroom, all with lovely views over the well-manicured gardens.

The annexe is an extension to the original house on the ground floor and can be accessed internally but also offers fully independent external access. It incorporates a generous double bedroom, family bathroom and living room which flows through to the dining room and kitchen.

Please be aware - "In accordance with the Estate Agents Act 1979, we must inform you that a member of staff or their associate from Countrywide Estate Agents (or another Group company) has an interest in this property."

Situation

Lambourn enjoys an enviable position nestled in West Berkshire's most stunning countryside, dubbed the 'Valley of the Racehorse', it is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village provides local shopping, schooling, doctor's surgery and leisure facilities as well as numerous paths and bridleways over the surrounding land. Major facilities are found at nearby Wantage, Hungerford, Newbury and Swindon. Communications are good with rail links at Hungerford, Newbury, Didcot and Swindon (London Paddington approximately 45mins from Didcot). The M4 motorway Junction 14 is 7.1 miles away. An excellent range of schools are accessible including Pinewood, Downe House and St Gabriel's.

Outside

Yard:

The extensive training yard forms part of the ring fence of some 10 acres of land incorporating the house, hostel, office and numerous vehicle access points making movement and security superb. It is fully gated with security lighting and camera facilities throughout. All of the 64 boxes are of a good size and all incorporate mangers and automatic-feed water systems. There are numerous external water points dotted throughout and it is well drained. There is one large tack-room with secure racing livery storage and further hay and storage facilities interspersed throughout. Additionally, there are 2 larger barns, one currently incorporates weighing and spa facilities the other has more boxes.

One of the more unique features is the substantial barn incorporating a furlong gallop, lunge ring, 5-bay horse walker and storage. This is an open sided barn which could easily be re-worked to include indoor arena or riding school for dressage or other needs. The stable yard is also equipped with its own bulk diesel tank and pump. Again unique for many of the training yards in this area is the ability to directly access the Lambourn gallops in perpetuity. This legal right to walk horses to the gallops across the neighbouring fields allows the owners to ride out from the training yard to the gallops themselves for training purposes, usual fees apply for the gallops.

Additional Information

Additional note:

There is a historic lapsed planning application approval for an additional dwelling to be positioned on the edge of the land. We believe, that subject to delicate planning, that this could again facilitate an independent dwelling with separate access for either further trainers or owners. Please contact the agent for further information.

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