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The Severals, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8

Guide price £2,500,000

9 Beds 5 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: NEW190160


  • Prime town position overlooking The Severals Training Grounds
  • Easy access for horses to Warren Hill Training Grounds and Bury Side Gallops
  • 5,857 sq ft 9 bedroom House offering potential for modernisation
  • 2,225 sq ft 3 bedroom flat (including the Hayloft)
  • 757 sq ft detached 2 bedroom bungalow
  • Gated Driveway with Ample Parking and Car Port
  • Wonderful Mature Grounds and Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • 2 Training Yards with 44 Boxes
  • Tack and Feed Rooms, Hay Store, Muck Heaps and Horse Walker
  • Office and Cloakroom IN ALL ABOUT 2.03 acres (sts)


A uniquely located former racing establishment adjoining The Severals training gallops with a substantial 5,857 sq ft house, flat, bungalow and two training yards totalling 44 boxes. House: Reception Hall * Drawing Room * Sitting Room * Dining Room * Conservatory * Garden Room * Kitchen * 2 Utility Rooms * Butlers Pantry* 2 Cloakrooms * Cellar * Ground Floor Bedroom with Shower Room * Landing * 9 Bedrooms * Dressing Room * 4 Bathrooms. Driveway and Parking * Car Port * Large Established Grounds * Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool. Flat: Sitting Room * Dining Room * Study * 3 Bedrooms * 2 Bath/Shower Rooms. Bungalow: Kitchen * Study * 2 Bedrooms * Bathroom. Main Yard: 15 Boxes * Tack Room * Drying Room * Feed Room * Office * Cloakroom * Loading Ramp * Large Hayloft * Muck Heap New Yard: 23 Boxes * 2 Feed and Tack Rooms * Hay Store * Horse Walker * Muck Heap Hard Standing Area: with 6 Timber Built Boxes. The Property Woodland House is a substantial period property arranged over three floors with red brick elevations under a slate roof, tall chimneys with spiral stonework and intricate lead work. Originally owned by Prince Soltykoff and later bought by Jack Clayton and Harry Thomson (Tom) Jones and occupied as an owner's house, this substantial and versatile property has a reception hall with large ornate staircase and formal well-proportioned reception rooms with open fireplaces to the south elevation and rooms to the rear as accommodation for staff and children. Outside of the Newmarket conservation area the house is not Listed and does offer huge potential for modernisation or re-configuration. The cellar has a boiler room, two store rooms and former silver room. The first floor has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the second floor providing a further five bedrooms, dressing room/nursery, kitchenette and bathroom. The main house is approached through a pair of gates leading to a driveway providing parking and turning for several cars and access to the car port, substantial garden and heated outdoor swimming pool. The house has a south-east facing aspect, overlooking The Severals to the front, with the large established garden to the side, beyond which the main yard is situated. The attractive garden has well maintained lawns, specimen trees, well stocked flower and shrub beds and summer house. Equestrian Facilities Offered with vacant possession on completion the training facilities are currently rented out, with forty four boxes in total. Dating from 1883 the main traditional stable yard consists of twelve boxes to the front elevation and three loose boxes to the rear. Under an attractive clock tower is a central passage from the front to the rear of the building, where there is a tack and drying room, feed room, office and cloakroom. There is a three bedroom flat with a decked terrace over one half of the building, accessed from the southwest gable end. A door from the flat leads to a substantial former hayloft, offering potential for conversion into a further three bedroom flat, subject to the necessary planning consent. The new yard consists of sixteen modern brick built stables arranged in two rows with two tack and feed rooms to each range of boxes and a hay store to each end. There are seven further boxes, a manure pit and five horse walker in good condition. The bungalow was originally used as an office and is now used for staff accommodation. Built of solid brick under a slate roof, the layout consists of an entrance hall, sitting/dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom. Adjacent to Woodlands House is an area of hard standing comprising a former tennis court and six further timber built boxes, with a right of way over the fenced access track from Woodland. Location Woodland occupies a prime position in Newmarket overlooking The Severals with easy access to Warren Hill and Bury Side Training Grounds. The cross town horse walk to the Racecourse Side Training Grounds is also conveniently located at the junction with the Fordham Road, about a hundred meters from the yard's gates. Newmarket is set in attractive countryside on the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border and is world famous as the headquarters of British horseracing with around three thousand horses trained in and close to the town. It is also home to many racing institutions including the National Stud, the National Horseracing Museum, Tattersalls and The Jockey Club. Some of the finest racing in the world is seen on The Rowley Mile and The July Course. The town provides a good range of amenities including schools, shops, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities, including health clubs, a swimming pool and golf club; Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds offer further amenities. There is excellent access to the A14 and A11 (M11). There is a branch line connection from Newmarket to Cambridge and Ipswich. Cambridge, Audley End and Whittlesford Parkway offer direct rail lines in to London, with the fastest trains taking under one hour. Stansted International Airport is approximately 40 minutes' drive. - Cambridge 12 miles - Bury St Edmunds 14 miles - Stansted Airport 34 miles - London 60 miles (distances approximate)