Full of gems such as Chesil Beach and Durdle Door, Dorset has much to offer a rural enthusiast. If you fancy getting in on the action (with your horse, of course) take a look at these stunning equestrian properties for sale in the county

1. Rectory Farm, Dorset

Rectory Farm brochure

For you: a four-bedroom Grade II-listed farmhouse, set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the Jurassic Coast, providing exceptional countryside for riding and walking.
For the horses: nine internal loose boxes and seven externally facing stables, as well as feed and tack rooms plus an outdoor arena. Set in 52 acres.
What’s the damage? £2.1m
Agent: Savills
Telephone number: 01722 426800
Visit: www.savills.co.uk

2. Weir Lodge, Dorset

Weir Lodge

For you: a five-bedroom property overlooking Dorset Showground, with a second-floor suite comprising one bedroom, a living room and bathroom.
For the horses: a traditional brick outbuilding with four internal stables, plus three timber stables with a feed/hay store and a sand school. Set in 3.2 acres.
What’s the damage? £950,000
Agent: Fox Grant
Telephone number: 01722 782727
Visit: www.foxgrant.com

3. Long House, Dorset

Long House

For you: an existing six-bedroom house, a two-bedroom cottage plus planning permission to redevelop the main house, with further planning potential. There is also a tennis court, kitchen garden, ha-ha and private access to Chesil Beach, with spectacular views over the Jurassic Coast.
For the horses: 11 loose boxes, a tack room, an all-weather arena and post-and-rail fenced paddocks. Set in 26 acres.
What’s the damage? £3m
Agent: Knight Frank
Telephone number: 01935 812236
Visit: www.knightfrank.co.uk

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4. Eastcliff, Dorset

Eastcliff

For you: a three-bedroom country home complete with a two-storey annexe, swimming pool and landscaped gardens with ponds. There are views across the Marshwood Vale from Pilsdon Pen to the sea, with an abundance of walks and bridleways in rolling countryside.
For the horses: two loose boxes and a tack room with light and power connected, set in 7.5 acres.
What’s the damage? £695,000
Agent: Stags
Telephone number: 01308 428000
Visit: www.stags.co.uk

Next week: Equestrian properties near show centres

Ref: Horse & Hound; 18 February 2016