Never miss the four-star action with this pick of properties near Burghley Horse Trials...
1. Ashwell House, Rutland
Distance to Burghley Horse Trials: 25 minutes by car
For you: a Grade II-listed house with seven bedrooms, a three-bedroom bungalow, swimming pool and vegetable garden.
For the horses: two loose boxes, a tack room and coach house with a loft over it, reached by a modern stairway. Set in 2.2 acres.
What’s the damage? £2.1m
Agent: King West
Telephone number: 01780 484520
2. Bushy Lawn Lodge, Northamptonshire
Distance to Burghley Horse Trials: 30 minutes by car
For you: a Grade II-listed period house, set in parkland with four bedrooms. There is a separate Grade II-listed three-bedroom barn conversion and a self-contained studio flat above the stables.
For the horses: paddock land of about three acres, three Monarch stables with water and a 20x40m floodlit outdoor arena.
What’s the damage? £1.35m
Telephone number: 01832 732188
3. Spa Farm, Lincolnshire
Distance to Burghley Horse Trials: 20 minutes by car
For you: a double-fronted detached farmhouse with five bedrooms, plus an internal two-bedroom ancillary house and a two-bedroom cottage.
For the horses: 16 stables, indoor and outdoor arenas, wash and solarium facilities, groom’s accommodation, a horse walker and lunge ring. Set 13.3 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.5m
Telephone number: 01780 484696
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4. Old Rectory, Lincolnshire
Distance to Burghley Horse Trials: 35 minutes by car
For you: a six-bedroom period former rectory, which is in need of renovation. An additional wing offers three further rooms.
For the horses: extensive outbuildings, including a stable courtyard, again in need of renovation. The gardens extend to 1.87 acres but an adjacent 3.3-acre paddock is available by separate negotiation.
What’s the damage? £750,000
Telephone number: 0115 934 8020
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Ref: Horse & Hound; 1 September 2016