Outstanding private equestrian estate in a convenient location to the west of London
The Estate is located in an attractive rural setting on the edge Headley village which includes a local shop and post office.
Day-to-day amenities can be found in the neighbouring village of Kingsclere (3 miles) and more extensive facilities in Newbury (6 miles), Basingstoke (11 miles) and Reading. Both Newbury and Reading are good for shopping and restaurants.
The property is less than half a mile from Cheam Preparatory School and there are numerous excellent schools nearby in both the state and private sector including: Elstree, Ashford Hill Primary School, St Gabriels, Horris Hill, Thorngrove and Brockhurst & Marlston House.
Headley House and Stud is conveniently located for access to the UKs motorway network with the M3, M4 and A34 all within good proximity. Nearby train stations are in Newbury, Basingstoke and Thatcham.
London Heathrow Airport is 43 miles and Farnborough Airport, which can handle private aircraft is 28 miles.
The Estate is well connected for horse racing at Newbury, Windsor and Ascot. There are a number of leading riders and stud owners based in Berkshire and the wider south west; whilst Headley House and Stud can meet all equestrian needs, nearby competition venues include jumping and dressage at BCA, shows at Hickstead and Windsor and polo at Tidworth and The Royal Berkshire Polo Club.
The property is well placed for sporting and leisure facilities such as horse racing, golf, polo and shooting.
The surrounding area includes unspoilt countryside to enjoy on foot or by horse.
Headley House and Stud is one of the countrys leading equestrian estates. Positioned in the south of England, it is ideally located to the west of London with convenient access to major road networks and international airports. It includes an attractive Grade II Listed farmhouse, planning consent for a 16,000 sq ft country house with rural views, leisure facilities including a swimming pool, extensive accommodation for guests and staff, world class purpose built equestrian complex which is highly versatile and would suit breeding or training purposes.
The Estate extends to 188 acres in a ring fence, Headley farmhouse and the consented Headley House site enjoy immense privacy set down a private drive positioned centrally in their land. The land includes post and rail pasture paddocks and woodland which offers excellent grazing and riding.
Headley Farmhouse, Guest House and Barns
Headley Farmhouse is a pretty, Grade II listed, red bricked house with a tiled roof. It is presented in excellent decorative order and has four bedrooms and five reception rooms. It is well situated at the head of the main drive in a part walled, gravel enclosure. Adjacent to the house is a timber framed barn, which has permission for a gym complex but is currently built to a shell. Beyond this barn is covered outdoor eating area, all within a walled terraced area. Adjacent to the swimming pool is the brick built guest accommodation. This provides not only exceptional guest accommodation, with two spacious en suite bedrooms, but also an excellent open plan entertaining space, kitchen and WC on the ground floor, with easy access to the pool area. Attached to the Guest House is a pool changing room with WC and shower room. There is also a tennis court situated adjacent to the equestrian complex and at the head of the drive, before reaching the house, is a Koi pond.
Permission has been granted for a spectacular 16,000 sq ft country house as a replacement dwelling on the site of a now derelict property Headley House. This was designed by Hugh Petter, a director at the prestigious Adam Architecture. The aim of the design was to maximise the wonderful position and far reaching views over the Hampshire Downs and hence the butterfly layout. A model is available to view at the property. For further information about the design, please contact the selling agents. Ref 15/02958/FUL – Demolition of existing house and replacement dwelling (Headley House), approved 20th May 2016.
The Estate has outstanding purpose built facilities making it one of the finest equestrian centres in the country. In addition to the current owners who compete internationally in both eventing and show jumping, many internationally acclaimed riders have been based at Headley including Olympic gold medallist event rider Sir Mark Todd. It is well laid out to enable the best possible care of competition horses but is also well suited as a breeding facility.
The facilities at Headley are fantastic, I was based there for over two years in the lead up to 2012 and did my London Olympics prep there. The facilities are as good as anywhere in the world and would suit eventing, show jumping, dressage and training racehorses.
Mark Todd KNZM CBE, Double Olympic gold medallist and multiple times winner of both Badminton and Burghley Horse Trials.
Surrounding the equestrian centre is approximately 71 acres (29 ha) of railed paddocks and pasture, together with about 104 acres (42 ha) of woodland. Within the grounds are a number of permanent cross country and show jumping fences to include a replica of the famous Devils Dyke at Hickstead. There is also a water jump. All of the paddocks are fenced and supplied with water. Many of the larger paddocks have field shelters in situ.
Acreage: 188 Acres