Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Residential Equestrian Smallholding With Thriving Established Riding School & Livery Business - 11.6 Acres


Bedford 6 miles, Ampthill 6 miles, M1/ J13 12 Miles, Milton Keynes

20 miles, London 57 miles

Trains: Bedford to London St Pancras (38mins)

International airports: Luton 18 miles, Stansted Airport 42 miles


The Stables Equestrian Centre is situated only half a mile from the

village centre of Wilstead with two public houses, local shops, two

takeaways, primary school & church; located south of Bedford with

excellent road access whilst in a rural village setting, yet benefits from

excellent communication links being midway between the A1 & M1,

with A421 & A6 within easy reach, providing access to the Midlands,

London and the North.


Primary schools close by include Wilstead & Cotton

End whilst there is a good selection of private schools in the area

including The Bedford School. Grammar schools are available

at Hitchin with state schools nearby too. For more details see for independents and for

state schools information.


Centrally located between

Bedford, Biggleswade & Milton Keynes, with excellent access to the

road network; there is a good choice of shopping, sporting, cultural

and educational facilities including a number of popular tourist

attractions such as Woburn Abbey Safari Park and The National

Memorial Arboretum.

Good walking, cycling and outriding opportunities abound from the

property into the surrounding countryside with good outriding onto

the John Bunyan Trail with dressage/ showjumping competition

centres at Keysoe Bury Farm and Addington. Horseracing is at

Towcester, Huntingdon & Newmarket. Local hunts include the

Oakley & Cambridgeshire. Sailing and water sports available at

Stewartby Water Sports Club and Priory Sailing Club. Fishing can

be enjoyed at How End Fisheries by licence. Golf can be enjoyed at

The Bedford, The Millbrook and Beadlow Manor.


Situated in an accessible rural location enjoying views over the

adjoining countryside, The Stables Equestrian Centre is a wellestablished

BHS-approved Riding School & Livery Yard which

has been grown by the current owners, over a number of years

with a highly successful teaching & livery business; optimising

extensive equestrian facilities including an indoor school and

outdoor arena, within a compact 11.6 acre site plus excellent

outriding from the property.


Modern detached home having been extended and improved by the

current owners to a high specification, of brick elevations under a tiled

roof. Extending to some 1,688 ft2 (GIA), the property offers spacious

and well-presented accommodation arranged over two floors, with

a pleasant south facing rear garden and ample gravelled parking to

the front. Please note that the property has an Occupancy Condition

directly linked to running an equestrian business onsite.


Accommodation comprises:

Flexible layout ideal for multi-generational living

Large refitted Family Kitchen with dual fuel Rangemaster cooker

Spacious living room

Large study/ 4th bedroom with French doors to garden & adjoining


Separate downstairs cloakroom

Impressive master bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling and balcony

overlooking garden

2 further bedrooms

Family bathroom with roll top bath & separate shower cubicle


The current vendors have built up the existing livery yard & thriving

BHS-approved riding school business, with a well managed yard

and lessons booked with three freelance BHS-approved instructors,

utilising a good range of equestrian facilities :-

Electric gated entrance leads to the main stable yard timber built

stables with 17 boxes of various sizes + staff room + reception +

alarmed tack room + wash room & WC

Indoor Arena (40m x 20m) with fibresand/ rubber surface, floodlit

with riding mirrors and 20m x 15m hay storage area in addition to

one end

Large Parking area for customers/ horsebox / trailers

Outside yard timber built with 10 loose boxes again of various

sizes plus an isolation box

Workshop & storage container

Outdoor arena 40m x 20m with fibresand/ rubber surface and


Twelve post & rail fenced pasture paddocks with automatic mains

water fed troughs : totalling about 10 acres


The businesses onsite have been nurtured & developed by the current

owners over the last 15 years with a regular healthy turnover &

profit with the ability to transfer into new ownership seamlessly

whilst retaining existing staff, if required; more information available

from Agent


The land lies to the south of the main equestrian buildings and

comprises of level pasture within a ring fence sub-divided into

individual paddocks with each paddock having its own mains

water supply.

In all the land amounts to some 11.6 acres.


Fox Grant and their clients give notice that:

1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to

the property.

2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the

property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as

statements or representations of fact.

3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans

are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive..

Equestrian Centre FG1192 PH

Ordnance Survey Crown Copyright 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 100022432. Plotted Scale - 1:2500

It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning , building regulation

or other consents and Fox Grant have not tested any services, equipment or facilities.

Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Any error or mis-statement

shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.

Health & Safety Given the potential hazards of a riding school we would

ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your

own personal safety, particularly around livestock, water and machinery.

Children must be supervised by their parents on site.

Plans, Areas and Schedules These are based on the Ordnance Survey and

are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and calculated

by the vendor s agents, however the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to

have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property. Any

error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to

compensation in respect thereof.

Town and Country Planning The property is sold subject to any

development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient monument orders,

town planning schedules and resolutions, which may or may not come into

force. Purchasers will be deemed to have full knowledge and have satisfied

themselves as to the provisions of any such matters affecting the estate.


Occupancy Condition When originally built in 1990

Approval No. TP/90/1735 .shall be occupied by

persons employed full time in connection with the

riding school

Rights of Way The neighbouring stable yard, has a

vehicular, horse riding & pedestrian right of access

down the driveway to their land [marked on sale

plan]; in addition there are two footpaths across the

land marked FP on the sale plan.

Energy Performance Certificate ( EPC) Band C : full

report available upon request from Agent

Basic Farm Payments / Grants Unregistered currently

Local Authority Bedford Borough Council

Tel: 01234 718093

Council Tax Band E : £2,172.70 for 2018/19

Services Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage.

Gas fired central heating.

Tenure The stables Equestrian Centre is sold freehold

with vacant possession given upon completion.

Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all

fixture, fittings, garden ornaments & Farm Machinery

are excluded from the sale but may be available

by negotiation.

Particulars Prepared in July 2018.


All viewings strictly by

appointment through the agents

on 01722 782727. Please contact

Phil Howard for further details or



From M1 Junction 13, head northeast signposted A421 Bedford, after

about 4 miles at the A6 roundabout take the third exit towards Wilstead.

At the third roundabout turn left onto Bedford Road, Duck End; on entering

Wilstead turn left just passed the Woolpack Inn into Cotton End Road,

follow the road for about half a mile, where the property will be found on

your right hand side, signed The Stables Equestrian Centre.

Arrange viewing 01722 782727

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