A RARE opportunity to buy a fully operational equestrian site will be one of the more unusual lots on offer in at an auction next week.

The land and stables at Watery Lane, Alvechurch sits on a 4.5 acre site between the junctions of Lilley Green Road and Weatheroak Hill Road.

It will be going under the hammer at Bond Wolfe’s May auction at Villa Park.

Jonathan Hackett, from Bond Wolfe Auctions, said: “This is an ideal site for someone that is serious about riding or would like a site on which to run a small livery business.

“It’s an unusual lot to go under the hammer, but we are expecting a lot of interest from horse-owning families not only in Alvechurch but also nearby Barnt Green and Rowney Green.

“For those who compete in equestrian events, the site is very well placed for the national motorway network, being just minutes from Junction 2 of the M42 which leads on to the M5, M6, M40 and the rest of the national motorway network.”

The accommodation includes a triple stable block, a double stable block, two hay/straw stores and two feed stores.

The site has two road accesses and solar panels that provide the lighting for the site and the power for the electric fencing on the paddocks.

It has a guide price of £50,000 to £60,000.

The next auction takes place on May 9.