With Pau Horse Trials coming to a close in France, you may have been inspired by the weather, food  — and wine. Take a look at these horsey homes nestled in the French countryside for some inspiration.

Equestrian property for sale in France

1. Château de Combecave, Tarn-et-Garonne

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For you: a hilltop château with six bedrooms, a guest cottage, formal gardens, saltwater swimming pool and a climate-controlled wine cellar.
For the horses: a fully renovated stone barn with five loose boxes, plus paddocks. Set in 62 acres.
What’s the damage? €2.8m (approx £2.1m)
Agent: Savills
Telephone number: 020 7016 3740
Visit: www.savills.com

2. Domaine d’Escudes, Gascony

Domaine d’Escudes

For you: a former hunting lodge with six bedrooms, a tennis court, swimming pool and secondary accommodation.
For the horses: one loose box with post-and-rail-fenced paddocks, with potential to develop the facilities further. Set in 93.89 acres.
What’s the damage? €1.28m (approx £947,000)
Agent:  Knight Frank
Telephone number: 020 7861 5034
Visit: www.knightfrank.com

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3. Villa in Mougins, Cote d’Azur

Villa in Mougins

For you: this is one of 10 villas on the Argeville Equestrian Centre in Mougins. It’s in a 200-hectare private domain, with five bedrooms, a home cinema, and heated swimming pool.
For the horses: Argeville Equestrian Centre, owned by Pablo Picasso’s granddaughter, has an indoor and two outdoor arenas, with stabling for 48.
What’s the damage? €2.75m (approx £2.03m)
Agent: Fine & Country
Telephone number: 00 33 4 925 925 93
Visit: www.fineandcountry.com/fr

4. Near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Provence

St Remy de Provence

For you: a two-bedroom property with a spacious open kitchen in the living room, in a rural position close to Saint-Rémy.
For the horses: an indoor arena, 14 interior stables, four exterior stables and a large barn. The property also has two large buildings for hay storage and agricultural tools, and is set in 48.8 acres.
What’s the damage? €1.495m (approx £1.1m)
Agent: Knight Frank
Telephone number: 020 7629 8171
Visit: www.knightfrank.co.uk

Ref: Horse & Hound; 22 October 2015