Set up camp near one of Britain’s racecourses so that you can be there for the first race in a flash...
1. Sunny Hill Farm, Somerset
Nearest racecourse: Wincanton, 10 minutes by car
For you: a detached barn conversion with four bedrooms, positioned off the beaten track with a range of versatile outbuildings.
For the horses: a timber stable block in need of maintenance with two boxes as well as an open-fronted shelter. Set in 5.5 acres with a further 12 available.
What’s the damage? £595,000
Telephone number: 01935 475000
2. Leighterton Barn, Gloucestershire
Nearest racecourse: Cheltenham, 35 minutes by car
For you: a Cotswold stone barn conversion with four-to-five bedrooms in a private setting, with 360° views over the surrounding countryside.
For the horses: a large, flat paddock with post-and-rail fencing and a timber-framed building with three stables. Set in 5.8 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.7m
Agent: Knight Frank
Telephone number: 01285 898184
3. Cassillis Estate, Ayrshire
Nearest racecourse: Ayr, 20 minutes by car
For you: an imposing castle positioned above the River Doon with 13 bedrooms, a cinema, ballroom, converted former coach house and further cottages. There is 1.8 miles of salmon and trout fishing on the River Doon.
For the horses: a stable block with three traditional boxes, set in 309 acres.
What’s the damage? Offers over £3.9m
Telephone number: 0131 247 3720
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4. Rock Road Cottage, Monmouthshire
Nearest racecourse: Chepstow, 15 minutes by car
For you: a five-bedroom home with panoramic views over the Usk Vale to the Welsh mountains, a cinema room and a large kitchen with an AGA.
For the horses: three loose boxes, a tack room and an all-weather arena, with excellent hacking on its doorstep. Set in four acres.
What’s the damage? £1.18m
Agent: Fine & Country
Telephone number: 01291 629799
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Ref: Horse & Hound; 24 November 2016