A "prime" stud farm near Newmarket which comes with a large house is being offered up for sale with a guide price of £4.25m.

Gazeley Stud on the edge of the village of Gazeley includes a substantial house with five-bedroom - all en suite, 74 acres of land, 60 stables and 19 paddocks.

The site - which is described by agents Savills as "immaculate" - has been the home of racing stallions.

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It was originally part of the Phillips family’s Dalham Hall Stud and was snapped up in the 1970s by Pat McCalmont.

It has been with its current owners since 2007 and they have "maintained it beautifully" while modernising and extending the house, according to Savills. 

Its paddocks feature "excellent" crops of grass, and have benefited from low stocking density, it added. The site also includes an American barn.

The 6,500sq ft house has been built to a high specification, and is approached by a tree lined drive past the stud buildings and through double electric gates. It includes a two-bedroom annexe and four main reception rooms.

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Oliver Carr, associate director with the rural agency team for Savills in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, said: “This is a rare opportunity to acquire a prime stud and a fantastic house within close proximity to Newmarket – Britain’s largest racehorse training centre and the largest bloodstock breeding area in the country.

"Originally part of the then Phillips family's Dalham Hall Stud, the property was purchased by Pat McCalmont in the 1970s and run as a stallion station, standing Tyrnavos, Hotfoot and Sizzling Melody.

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"The current owners bought Gazeley in 2007 and have maintained it beautifully, using it as a private stud for their own and clients' mares while also modernising and extending the house.

"A key feature are the variety and quality of the additional buildings, as well as the well-managed post and railed paddocks that provide plenty of shelter with mature trees and hedgerows. Due to a light stocking regime, the quality of the grazing is also outstanding."

The site also offers scope for potential alternative uses - subject to planning, he added.

“As you would expect the equestrian facilities are well maintained and obviously well suited to their current use, however there is also potential for alternative uses, such as commercial storage or residential conversion for example," he said.

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