Historic Epsom racing yard with significant income potential and planning permission for a 4 bedroom detached dwelling.
The Durdans Stables is located approximately 18.8 miles from central London on the edge of the town of Epsom, within the M25.
Local amenities comprise pubs, restaurants, shops as well as direct access into central London from Epsom Station in around 36 minutes and London Heathrow is just 16 miles away.
There are also a number fantastic hacking options, being on the door step of the Epsom Downs. The Downs is an area of approximately 600 acres (242.81 hectares) of unspoilt down land where on a clear day you can see a panoramic view of London. Further afield is Mickleham Downs, Headley Heath, Walton Heath, Box Hill and Ashtead Common.
There are a number showground’s close by to suit every level. Including Pachesham, Oldencraig, Felbridge, Mid Surrey Pony club (hackable), Coombelands and Hickstead.
The Durdans Stables is an impressive equestrian facility with a rich history of producing Epsom Derby winners. The property comprises the impressive Grade II Listed Cisero racing yard with two attached cottages, an almost totally unique indoor riding school, as well as stabling for more than 50 horses, a successful livery business and approximately 58 acres of pastureland. There is also planning permission in place for a 4 bedroom house with an occupancy condition (application number 18/0011/FUL).
The Durdans equestrian history starts with Amato, the first Derby winner (1838) to be born and trained in Epsom. The horse belonged to the owner of The Durdans, Sir Gilbert Heathcote. The grave of Amato is to be found in woodlands adjacent to the paddocks a short distance away, the graves of fellow Derby winners, Ladas 11, Sir Visto and Cicero.
The Heathcote family sold the Durdans to the 5th Earl of Rosebery in 1874, where he established a racing stud. In 1881, Lord Rosebery commissioned the Victorian “Arts and Crafts” architect George Devey, to design an indoor riding stable at the Durdans in this style. Along with other new stable boxes, the result was described in the Victorian Dictionary compiled by Lee Jackson as “being the finest in the country”. Lord Rosebery died at the Durdans in 1929 and it is said, in his dotage, he was often found sitting by the graves of his Derby winners, his great passion in life.
The Durdans Stables Livery
As well as a racing yard The Durdans Stables also runs a successful Livery operation with an annual turnover for the last 2 years of in excess of £285,000. It is a very popular location so close to so many urban centre’s but with direct access to wonderful rural hacking. The Durdans Stables offer a full livery service (£820 PCM) as well as part livery (£650 PCM), DIY (£210 PCM) Grass livery (£145 PCM). There is certainly scope to expand this business as well as to diversify into other equestrian activates.
Acreage: 58 Acres
From London take the A3 from Wandsworth roundabout for approximately 8 miles towards Tolworth. At Tolworth roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Kingston road (A24). After approximately 4.1 miles, turn onto the B284, after approx. 0.2 miles turn right onto Worple road and continue to the roundabout. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit and continue along Worple road. At the T junction, turn left onto Chalk Lane and The Durdans Stables will appear on your right hand side