This week has of course marked the time of year when some of the world’s most prolific eventing combinations have descended on Lincolnshire and the beautiful market town of Stamford for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. If you’re sick of spending hours in the car to get there, why not take a look at these horsey properties on the doorstep of one of the world’s greatest four-stars?

1.The Manor Barn, Northamptonshire

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Time to Burghley: 30 minutes by car.
For you: the Manor Barn is a five-bedroom converted barn on the edge of a village with an Aga and garage.
For the horses: there are two stables and paddocks set in three acres.
What’s the damage? £950,000
Agent: Fine & Country
Telephone number: 01780 750200
Visit: www.fineandcountry.com

2. The Hall, Lincolnshire

The Hall

Time to Burghley: 40 minutes by car.
For you: The Hall is an impressive Grade II-listed hall with nine bedrooms, a two-bedroom annexe, cellar and outdoor swimming pool.
For the horses: there are paddocks and two stables set in 4.5 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.25m
Agent: Norton Rickett
Telephone number: 01780 782999
Visit: www.nortonrickett.co.uk

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3. Boothby Hall, Lincolnshire

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Time to Burghley: 30 minutes by car.
For you: Boothby Hall is an eight-bedroom Grade II-listed manor with a swimming pool, tennis court and tree-lined drive.
For the horses: there is a traditional courtyard with stables and a tackroom, set in around 94 acres.
What’s the damage? £3.4m
Agent: Knight Frank
Telephone number: 020 7861 1093
Visit: www.knightfrank.com

4. Westhay Lodge, Northamptonshire

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Time to Burghley: 15 minutes by car.
For you: Westhay Lodge is a five-bedroom farmhouse dating from the 19th century with far reaching views.
For the horses: there are two paddocks, two stables and tack room, set in 2.7 acres.
£950,000 Savills, 01780 484696, www.savills.com
What’s the damage? £950,000
Agent: Batcheller Monkhouse
Telephone number: 01892 512020
Visit: www.batchellermonkhouse.com

Ref: Horse & Hound; 3 September 2015