This 14-bedroom Grade II-listed Nottinghamshire hall with stables for over 60 horses and two extra cottages is on the market for nearly £2 million – take a look inside

A historic 14-bedroom hall that comes with two cottages, a self-contained apartment and stables for over 60 horses is on the market with a guide price of £1,995,000.

Friday, 29th January 2021, 2:09 pm
Updated Friday, 29th January 2021, 4:34 pm
Haygarth House offers 10,000 square feet of accommodation over three floors plus much besides. Picture: Savills.

Haygarth House, in the village of Babworth on the outskirts of Retford in Nottinghamshire, was the former rectory to the neighbouring All Saints Church and was once the home of Reverend Richard Clyfton, who founded the movement that led to the Mayflower Pilgrims sailing to America 400 years ago.

The site was previously a successful racing yard, stud farm and conference centre. Savills, the firm handling the sale, says the property could be converted into a boutique hotel or wedding venue, as it offers direct access to the church via a private walkway through its own woodland.

The gardens surrounding the house were originally laid by Humphry Repton, who produced designs for other grand residences such as Harewood House near Leeds and Longleat in Wiltshire.

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The house opens into a full length grand entrance hall, with a sweeping staircase set under a glazed lantern.

Rupert Fisher, head of residential sales at Savills in Lincoln, said: “Haygarth House offers an exciting opportunity either as an amazing private estate with incredible equestrian facilities or, subject to planning permission being obtained, a stunning boutique hotel and wedding venue especially with such an attractive church on the edge of the estate.

“Set within about 7.85 acres, this plot also benefits from being located in a sought-after village location that has excellent schools and transport links.”

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The 38ft double aspect drawing room is set into a bay window overlooking and opening on to the gardens and the former grass tennis court.
The double aspect games room is also set into a bay window and comes complete with a bar.
The kitchen breakfast room has a range of fitted wall and base units complete with an Aga, oak floors and a fitted kitchen/ utility room.
The first floor has a principal bedroom suite with a dressing room and en suite bathroom, five further bedrooms (three en suite) and two separate WCs. Also on the first floor is a three-bedroom self-contained apartment. Finally, the top floor has five further bedrooms and three bathrooms (two en suite).
There is stabling for over 60 horses - this comprises a U-shaped timber stable block with 17 boxes and two American-style barns which both have 14 stables.
The original Coach House and stables date back to 1846 and are set around a cobbled courtyard. Behind the house there is another stable block with foaling boxes, a garden store, a boiler room under a slate roof and two garages.
The gardens originally designed and laid by Humphry Repton are mostly laid to lawn, split by an inviting gravel path flanked by low level box hedging.
A large paved chess set is a novel feature of the gardens.