It’s chilly outside so unless you’re already lucky enough to have one, you’re probably dreaming of sheltering with your horses in an American barn at the moment. Here’s four gorgeous properties which satisfy that dream.

1. Ley Farm, Devon

Ley Farm - house


For you: a four-bedroom, Grade II-listed, thatched farmhouse with a separate annexe and a holiday cottage. There is also a traditional stone and cob barn, which could be converted subject to planning.
For the horses: an American barn with eight stables, further stabling, tack rooms, a floodlit arena and cross-country jumps. Set in 99 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.35m
Agent: Bradleys
Telephone number: 01837 52543

2. Warehead Stud, West Sussex

Warehead Stud


For you: a four-bedroom property with a woodburner and views over the surrounding farmland, plus a two-bedroom holiday cottage.
For the horses: an American barn housing 10 stables, a further four stables and a 20x40m sand school. Set in 25 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.25m
Agent: Churchill Country & Equestrian
Telephone number: 01403 700222

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3. Prospect Hill Farmhouse, North Yorkshire

Prospect Hill Farmhouse

For you: a four-bedroom period farmhouse with a host of original features still intact, including exposed beams.
For the horses: an American barn with 10 loose boxes and a 20x40m sand and fibre arena. Set in 16.6 acres with good access to hacking. A further 11 acres are available by separate negotiation.
What’s the damage? £825,000
Agent: Finest Properties
Telephone number: 01325 360777

4. Woodside Farm, East Sussex

Woodside Equestrian-1


For you: a three-bedroom , oak-framed house plus two holiday lets.
For the horses: two American barns with a total of 18 stables, a solarium, multiple tack and rug rooms, a 25x40m indoor school plus a 40x55m outdoor arena. Set in 22 acres.
What’s the damage? £2.2m
Agent: Equus Country & Equestrian
Telephone number: 01892 829014

Next week: Equestrian properties for sale in Leicestershire

Ref: Horse & Hound; 21 January 2016