Fa­mous ad­dress in the rac­ing world

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MANOR House Sta­bles in Mid­dle­ham has sent out a host of win­ning horses and jock­eys, and now there’s a chance to rent the yard that has been home to some of the coun­try’s finest rac­ing train­ers.

It is the first time in their his­tory that the sta­bles, dat­ing back to 1897, have been up for rent on the open mar­ket.

The ten­ancy is of­fered through Ge­orge F White by Mrs RD Pea­cock whose pre­vi­ous ten­ants have in­cluded Pa­trick Haslam and the Hon James Bethell.

The sta­bles has 37 boxes, turnout pad­docks and homes for the trainer and head lad.

Set against the back­drop of Mid­dle­ham Cas­tle, the prop­erty’s biggest claim to fame is Dante, win­ner of the 1945 Derby and it was also once home to en­ter­tainer Ge­orge Formby, who was a trainee jockey there.

“This is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for a novice trainer to forge their name in the rac­ing world or in­deed an es­tab­lished trainer to ex­pand their cur­rent op­er­a­tions,” says Sam John­son from Ge­orge F White. “It is ex­tremely un­usual for op­por­tu­ni­ties such as this to come up and we are ex­pect­ing con­sid­er­able in­ter­est. Mid­dle­ham is one of the fore­most rac­ing cen­tres in the UK and a new ten­ant could con­tinue to use Manor House Sta­bles as a tra­di­tional train­ing yard or for a more be­spoke eques­trian busi­ness.”

The sta­bles have been in the Pea­cock fam­ily since 1897.

Mrs Pea­cock her­self still runs a flour­ish­ing stud and has bred two Guineas’ win­ners. She says, “Over the last 35 years, we have had two fan­tas­tic train­ers, the Hon James Bethell who worked here for 17 years, then Pa­trick Haslam, who was here for 19 years. We hope that with a new ten­ant the sta­ble will be home to many more win­ners.”

Named af­ter their fa­mous Derby win­ner, the Dante Yard has 11 good sized boxes ar­ranged around a gated court­yard with a tack room and stor­age.

A large hayloft pro­vides use­ful feed stor­age but also has the po­ten­tial to be de­vel­oped as of­fice space.

The larger Rac­ing Yard has 25 boxes, tack rooms, stores and large haylofts. It has ac­cess from the main road in Mid­dle­ham and ad­di­tional ac­cess for large wag­ons. The rear of the yard opens out on to the 5.03 acre Turnout Pad­docks bounded by post and rail fences. The yard has a foun­da­tion and power source for a horse walker. Mid­dle­ham’s all-weather gal­lops are close by and their use can be ne­go­ti­ated sep­a­rately.

For a ten­ant want­ing to live on site, the sta­bles ben­e­fit from a de­tached prop­erty ideal to ac­com­mo­date a trainer and their fam­ily, or yard staff. In ad­di­tion, a sec­ond fourbed­room pe­riod house is also avail­able if re­quired.

Their el­e­gant in­te­ri­ors re­tain many pe­riod fea­tures in­clud­ing large re­cep­tion rooms, pan­elled doors, sash win­dows and open fires.

Manor House Sta­bles are avail­able to rent for a 12-year term and rent is to be ten­dered. For more in­for­ma­tion or to or­gan­ise a view­ing, con­tact Sam John­son from the Bedale of­fice of Ge­orge F White on 01677 425 301 or visit www.george­fwhite.co.uk

HIS­TORY: Manor House Sta­bles with Mid­dle­ham Cas­tle be­hind.

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