If watching the Grand National on TV didn’t quite cut it for you yesterday (9 April), take a look at these great equestrian properties for sale on Aintree Racecourse’s doorstop at the moment.

1. Shirebrook, Merseyside

Shirebrook

Distance to Aintree racecourse: 12.8 miles
For you: a well-converted barn with an oak-framed orangery extension, three double bedrooms and one single bedroom.
For the horses: six Monarch stables including a foaling box, a Monarch four-horse walker and a 30x75m all-weather arena. Set in 12.7 acres.
What’s the damage? £875,000
Agent: Jackson Equestrian
Telephone number: 01743 491979
Visit: www.jacksonequestrian.com

2. Lower Aushaw Farm, Lancashire

Lower Aushaw Farm

Distance to Aintree racecourse: 38 miles
For you: a stone-built farmhouse enjoying views of the West Pennine Moors, with a sun lounge, plus an ornamental pond in the garden.
For the horses: 21 stables currently used for livery plus a floodlit arena, set in around 20 acres.
What’s the damage? £725,000
Agent: Fine & Country
Telephone number: 01254 828922
Visit: www.fineandcountry.com

3. Hale Head Farm, Cumbria

Hale Head Farm NEW

Distance to Aintree racecourse: 63 miles
For you: a smallholding to be sold by auction (22 April) as separate lots, including a three-bedroom farmhouse with a summerhouse.
For the horses: equestrian facilities include two stable blocks each with three bays, a livestock shelter and a total of 17.7 acres.
What’s the damage? To be sold at auction
Agent: Michael C L Hodgson
Telephone number: 01539 721375
Visit: www.michael-cl-hodgson.co.uk

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4. Mount Pleasant, Shropshire

Savills, Mount Pleasant, £975,000-1

Distance to Aintree racecourse: 57 miles
For you: a four-to-five bedroom house that was built in 1997, complete with a tennis court and double garage.
For the horses: an American barn with six stables, an open store, tack room, feed room and solarium bay, as well as a lungeing pen and an outdoor arena. Set in 20.27 acres.
What’s the damage? £975,000
Agent: Savills
Telephone number: 01952 239500
Visit: www.savills.co.uk

Next week: Equestrian properties in Herefordshire

Ref: Horse & Hound; 7 April 2016

Don’t miss our full report from the Grand National in the 14 April 2016 issue of Horse & Hound magazine