Historic Epsom racing yard with significant income potential and planning permission for a 4 bedroom detached dwelling.
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 four 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 two 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.
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The Durdans is tucked away down a tree-lined lane behind Epsom Racecourse and Epsom Downs. It is steeped in history having been home to a number of Derby winners and now is a popular equestrian livery yard with fantastic hacking and close proximity to show centres. It has an indoor and outdoor arena, on site accommodation and consent to build a new house.Louise Harrison