Set up camp in the borders in one of these equestrian properties

1. Oakwell House and Brownside Cottage, Northumberland


For you: a six-bedroom Edwardian house, which has a detached home office and a two-bedroom five-star holiday cottage, with views over the Tyne Valley.
For the horses: three stables, a tack room, a 20x40m all-weather arena and a range of outbuildings. Set in 5.47 acres.
What’s the damage? £925,000
Agent: Finest Properties
Telephone number: 01434 622234

2. West Moor Farm and Cottage, Northumberland


For you: a small farm with a four-bedroom farmhouse and a separate four-bedroom cottage, the latter currently providing income from holiday letting.
For the horses: the current owners run a livery yard and hold popular cross-country events. There are nine stables, a tack room, store and a large timber workshop. The grazing land extends to about 40 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.2m
Agent: Sanderson Young
Telephone number: 0191 223 3500

3. Middleburn Farm, Northumberland


For you: a stone built farmhouse and adjoining traditional steading, which could be converted into further dwellings or form part of an extension to the main property. The house has four bedrooms and  occupies an elevated position with far reaching views.
For the horses: two stables, a hay barn and around 78 acres,
including woodland areas and a streams.
What’s the damage? £450,000
Agent: Savills
Telephone number: 01325 370 500

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4. Weldon Mill, Northumberland


For you: a conversion of a 19th-century watermill boarding the River Coquet with five bedrooms, an indoor pool, a tennis court, formal terraced gardens accessed over a bridge, as well as fishing rights.
For the horses: a block of three stables with direct access to a bridleway. Set in nine acres.
What’s the damage? £1.25m
Agent: Sanderson Young
Telephone number: 0191 223 3500

Next week: Equestrian properties in the Lake District

Ref: Horse & Hound; 27 October 2016