If you’ve been wowed by Blenheim Horse Trials this weekend and the surrounding Oxfordshire countryside, moving within striking distance of the event is likely to have shot to the top of your wish list.  Here are four horsey properties just a stone’s throw away from the palace.

1. The Bridge House, Oxfordshire

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Time to Blenheim: 30 minutes by car
For you: The Bridge House is a six-bedroom house with landscaped gardens and a tennis court.
For the horses: there are three stables and a storeroom, set in 9.1 acres.
What’s the damage? £2.65m
Agent: Knight Frank
Telephone number: 01865 988515
Visit: www.knightfrank.co.uk

2. Arlescote House, Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border

Arlescote House

Time to Blenheim: 45 minutes by car
For you: the impressive Arlescote House is an eight-bedroom Grade II-listed property dating from 1625 with a two-bedroom coach house, billiard room, tennis court and swimming pool.
For the horses: there are three stables, a tack room and a hayloft, set in 18.78 acres.
£3.5m Savills, 01295 228010, www.savills.co.uk
What’s the damage? £3.5m
Agent: Savills
Telephone number: 01295 228010
Visit: www.savills.co.uk

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3. Fir Tree Farm, Oxfordshire

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Time to Blenheim: 30 minutes by car
For you: Fir Tree Farm is a five-bedroom farmhouse with a detached two-bedroom barn conversion and a swimming pool.
For the horses: there are three stables with an enclosed concrete yard, set in just under 10 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.495m
Agent: Fine & Country
Telephone number: 01869 240075
Visit: www.fineandcountry.com

4. Townsend House and Farm, Oxfordshire

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Time to Blenheim: 35 minutes by car
For you: Townsend House and Farm is a four-bedroom Grade-II listed Georgian farmhouse with 11 cottages and an indoor pool.
For the horses: it comes with stabling and an indoor school, set in about 50 acres.
What’s the damage? £3.225m
Agent: Fisher German
Telephone number: 01844 212004
Visit: www.fishergerman.co.uk

Don’t miss our report from Blenheim International Horse Trial in the 24 September issue of Horse & Hound magazine

Ref: Horse & Hound; 17 September 2015