Ashgrove Equestrian Centre, Cousland, Dalkeith EH22



General description

Ashgrove Equestrian Centre was first constructed in the early 2000’s with the intention of building race horse training facilities in the north of the UK.

In the recent past it has successfully operated as a race horse yard with excellent facilities including an equine pool, 38 loose boxes, family home, storage sheds, horse walker and 61/2 furlong all weather gallops. Some of the grazing has not been fenced to allow grass gallops from the lowest point on the Centre. The property extends to 49 acres in all.

Planning permission did exist for further development although this may have lapsed.

In all, it provides a great starting point for a new owner to create a fine establishment with all the major capital items already catered for.

Main house

A modern detached family home in an elevated position with veranda offering panoramic views of the centre.

The house extends over two floors with modern electric heating through wet radiators and efficient double glazing.

The ground floor comprises:

Sitting room, sun room, kitchen/dining area, double bedroom, single bedroom, shower room and utility room.

Upstairs at first floor level:

2 further double bedrooms, family bathroom and large decked veranda.
Outside are paved terraces and gardens surrounded by a wall.

Adjacent to the house is detached double garage with further rooms at ground and first floor level.

EPC Band C.

Equine swimming pool complex

A steel portal framed shed (36.5m x 17m) which accommodates an equine pool, solarium, washing down area, offices, plant room, staff room, kitchen and ladies and gents wc’s.

On the south lean-to extension are 5 loose boxes (3.5m x 3.5m) and a feed room. The west extension has a conservatory, kitchen, toilets and plant room.

Stable block

East of the complex is a u-shaped stable block built by Saltire Stables with 20 loose boxes (3.5m x 3.4m) and four feed stores. Beyond the main stables are two isolation boxes and a lunging ring.

American barn

Situated to the south of the main building is an American Barn Stables in a timber portal framed shed (27m x 13m). Within the building are 11 Loddon loose boxes (4.4m x 3.65m), tack room, feed store, shower room and kitchen. Outside is a midden and hay barn.

Horse walker

To the west of the American Barn is a purpose built horse walker. Built by Claydon of galvanised steel construction with capacity for 6 horses and fully electronic speed controls. The walker has a roof over the main ring.


From the lowest point on the centre an all weather gallop of 61/2 furlongs (1300m) extends. Along the north boundary. The gallops are wider that usual with racing rails and a gentle incline from start to finish.

Storage sheds

Two 3 bay telegraph pole barns provide usual storage for feed and general storage.


To the west of main building is a fenced area with drainage installed. The area is built as a manege but requires a proprietary surface to complete the arena.

Grazing paddocks range from holding areas to extensive grassland for use as grass gallops or further grazing.

Future proposals

There has been previous planning permission granted for additional 3 houses, stabling, indoor arena and clubhouse. Any purchaser will require to satisfy themselves with regard to any future proposals with Mid Lothian Council. See website .

Wind turbines

Two wind turbines are situated on the Centre. These are owned by a third party on a 25 year arrangement.


Ashgrove Equestrian Centre is located 300 metres from Cousland Village and convenient for Dalkeith bypass leading to the central motorway network. Edinburgh itself is only 5 miles away and Musselburgh is only 4 miles to the north.

It is extremely well placed to serve the horse racing industry across Scotland and the north of England.


From the A720 Edinburgh bypass turn off onto the A68 Dalkeith by pass signposted to Jedburgh. Continue south on the A68 up the hill and turn left onto the A6124 to Musselburgh. After 1/2 mile there is a junction on the right to Cousland. Turn right and immediately left, carry straight on through the gates into the centre. For route planning the postcode is EH22 2PJ.

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