Dream of warmer climes with our pick of equestrian properties abroad, from farmhouses in France, to sprawling estates in Spain
1. Near Forcalquier, France
For you: a three-bedroom farmhouse in the Alpes-de-Haute Provence, in a quiet area with an open view. There is also a swimming pool as well as secondary accommodation.
For the horses: Fifteen stables, indoor and outdoor arenas and two lungeing rings. Set in around 14 acres with five field shelters.
What’s the damage? €1,380,000
Agent: Groupe Mercure
Telephone number: 020 7467 5330
Visit: www. groupe–mercure.com
2. Pedruxella Gran, Spain
For you: an impressive estate in Mallorca with a six-bedroom main house, two courtyards, a private library, a large pool and a guesthouse. It also has a Moorish tower, and views of Sierra de Tramuntana.
For the horses: stables for up to six horses within its grounds, as well as enclosures for goats and chickens. Set in 600 acres.
What’s the damage? €9,300,000
Agent: Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty
Telephone number: 0034 971 721 000
3. Near Bergerac, France
For you: a meticulously restored eight-bedroom manor in the Dordogne, with a two-bedroom staff cottage and a two-bedroom guest cottage. There is also a heated swimming pool and an all-weather tennis court.
For the horses: a stable complex with 20 boxes, an indoor arena and tractor barns. Set in 168 acres of paddocks, meadows and woodland.
What’s the damage? €2,450,000
Agent: Knight Frank
Telephone number: 020 7861 1139
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4. Fonte Vetriana, Italy
For you: a three-bedroom farmhouse in Tuscany with a yoga/dance studio and independent guest suite on the ground floor. The house is at one end of a hamlet and is attached to another property.
For the horses: stables for two horses and a large field situated just above the property with fabulous views of the Val d’Orcia. Set in 0.75 acres with the possibility to rent more land.
What’s the damage? €430,000
Agent: Knight Frank
Telephone number: 020 7861 1057
Next week: Equestrian properties in converted barns
Ref: Horse & Hound; 8 December 2016