When the weather is awful, the roads are too icy, and the fields resemble bogs, what we’re all hankering after is a horse walker.  Here are four great equestrian properties for sale that come complete with one.

1. Bolton Farm, County Durham

East Thornton Farm copy

For you: a traditional, four-bedroom stone farmhouse, an annexe, planning permission for a large extension, plus a groom’s apartment.
For the horses: a Monarch four-bay horse walker fitted with a roof, eight stables, a tack room, feed room and an all-weather arena. Set in 30 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.2m
Agent: Sanderson Young
Telephone number: 0191 223 3500
Visit: www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

2. Park View Stables, Hertfordshire

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For you: a four-bedroom detached family home plus a separate groom’s cottage, with views over the Chilterns.
For the horses: a Claydon five bay horse walker, a traditional yard with 12 boxes, an American barn with 10 boxes and a 25x50m all-weather turnout. Set in 28 acres.
What’s the damage? £2m
Agent: Fine & Country
Telephone number: 01462 222555
Visit: www.fineandcountry.com

3. Kiln Cottage, East Sussex

Savills, Kiln Cottage, £1,650,000-1

For you: a detached oast house with four-to-five bedrooms and a conservatory, tucked away at the top of a long drive.
For the horses: a covered Claydon five bay horse walker, extensive stabling across an American barn and two further stable blocks, a 20x60m arena and a smaller lungeing arena. Set in 23.6 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.65m
Agent: Savills
Telephone number: 01892 507 000
Visit: www.savills.co.uk

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4. Woodland Court, Surrey

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For you: seven bedrooms, wine cellars, a gym, his and her studies, plus a two-bedroom detached cottage with formal gardens.
For the horses: a Claydon four bay horse walker, a yard with eight boxes, tack rooms, feed and rug rooms and an all weather arena. Set in 8.9 acres.
What’s the damage? £3.95m
Agent: Clarke Gammon Wellers
Telephone number: 01428 664800
Visit: www.clarkegammon.co.uk

Next week: Equestrian properties in Dorset

Ref: Horse & Hound; 11 February 2016