There is water abounds in the grounds of these four equestrian set-ups. From a lake to a wildlife pool and even a pond which requires a ferry, take a look at these homes where horses aren’t the only inhabitants.

1. Spring Acre Barn, South Yorkshire

Spring Acre Farm

Waterworks: a lake to the rear of the paddocks and an island with a log cabin reached by a rope ferry.
For you: a five-bedroom Georgian farmhouse with an attached two-bedroom cottage.
For the horses: nine stables, tack and feed rooms and a floodlit arena set in 10 acres.
What’s the damage? £795,000
Agent: Fine & Country
Telephone number: 01302 591000
Visit: www.fineandcountry.com

2. Ivy Hall Farm, Essex

Ivy Hall Farmx

Waterworks: a small pond plus a lake with an island.
For you: a seven-bedroom house with potential for secondary accommodation, a coach house and a swimming pool.
For the horses: a main barn with six stables including a foaling box, plus an arena. Set in 21 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.95m
Agent: Zoe Napier Country & Equestrian
Telephone number: 01621 840333
Visit: www.inthecountryside.com

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3. The Hollies, Powys

The Hollies - Main[1]

Waterworks: a wildlife pool, which attracts a diverse range of wildfowl and can be viewed from the house.
For you: a five-bedroom period home with its own driveway, and outstanding views over the valley and hills beyond.
For the horses: a timber-framed stable block as well as other ancillary buildings and an arena. Set in eight acres.
What’s the damage? £495,000
Agent: Halls
Telephone number: 01938 555552
Visit: www.hallsgb.com

4. Angley Stud, Kent

Angley-Stud summer-lake[1]

Waterworks: a wildlife pond has been created on the eastern side.
For you: a two-to-three bedroom bungalow with a sitting room with French doors onto a terrace, set in the midst of the equestrian facilities.
For the horses: 19 boxes, an indoor arena with a viewing gallery, outdoor arena, lungeing pen and horse walker. Set in 60 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.75m
Agent: Batcheller Monkhouse
Telephone number: 01424 775577
Visit: www.batchellermonkhouse.com

Ref: Horse & Hound; 10 September 2015