Frankie Dettori puts his Voysey designed country house up for sale
Champion jockey Frankie Dettori is best known for his “flying dismounts” and for having won seven out of seven races at Ascot in 1996. He currently lives at Stetchworth on the Cambridgeshire-Suffolk border near Newmarket but is now selling his home there.
Priced at £2,450,000 and 7,300 square foot in size, White Horse Stables features 5 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It was designed by the renowned architect Charles Voysey in 1905 for the Earl of Ellesmere and is described as being “a fine example of Arts and Crafts architecture.
As well as a leisure complex complete with a swimming pool and gym, the property – which stands in approximately 15.4 acres and comes with guest accommodation and a 1,025 square foot cottage – includes a traditional stable yard with 7 stables, 14 post and rail paddocks and an oversized floodlit manege. It has been home to Dettori for 16 years and he is now selling as he and his wife, Catherine, are building a new house at Hare Park Stud at Six Mile Bottom.
Of White Horse Stables, Dettori told The Telegraph:
“We moved in straight after our wedding, and our children have grown up here. The house is full of happy memories, and we have had some wonderful times together as a family, from Christmases to summer barbecues”.
“I used to keep quite a lot of racehorses in the stables, but as my children have grown up, the animal cast-list has changed. We now have several ponies, two miniature donkeys and an emu called Bruce. And, by the way, they don’t come with the property. You can take my wife, but not my animals!”
“Before the Second World War, it was a coach house which doubled as a small hotel. The Queen Mother used to stay here when she was visiting Newmarket. We have tweaked the property inside quite a bit, to reflect our own tastes, and installed a big, open-plan kitchen, suitable for a large family. But in essence, the house has the same appeal it would have had 100 years ago. It has views of the surrounding countryside and, with the green belt running right up to the front of the house, that is not going to change”.
White Horse Stables is for sale through the Long Melford office of Carter Jonas.
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