Conversion of Suffolk Stud Farm

The first phase of the redevelopment of Gazeley Stud Farm, 5 miles east of Newmarket is complete.

Obtaining planning permission & Listed building consent was achieved, by undertaking significant pre-application discussions with both West Suffolk Council’s planning department and the Council’s Senior Conservation Officer due to the listed properties on the site and the then use for equine purposes.  Any change to equine use near Newmarket is viewed cautiously by the planners.

The Grade II listed Groom’s House has been sensitively restored and updated. Works included extensive repair to the oak frame and removal of 20th century fireplaces revealing the original 16th century inglenooks. The four-bedroom, three bathroom detached dwelling provides 2000 sq ft of accommodation with two reception rooms and separate kitchen/breakfast room.

Further phases of the redevelopment will include the conversion of a large Grade II listed barn and stabling accommodation to create four dwellings.

The substantial Listed barn will be divided into two dwellings, the design keeps as much of the space as open as possible, expressing the volume of the barn with the timber structure exposed and upstairs bedrooms accessed via a central bridge link.

The Stables will be converted into a single three-bedroom dwelling, storage, home office, and covered parking.