If you fancy the idea of living on the doorstep of the home of National Hunt racing, take a look at these great equestrian homes on the market near Cheltenham racecourse.

1. Brooklands, Gloucestershire

Brooklands high res
Cheltenham racecourse: 30 minutes by car
For you: a four-bedroom, 17th-century Grade II listed Cotswold stone house with a one-bedroom annexe, landscaped gardens overlooking the Painswick Stream, and an outdoor pool.
For the horses: four loose boxes and a tack room, plenty of parking for a lorry, and excellent flat paddock land of about 6.5 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.1m
Agent: Murrays
Telephone number: 01452 814655
Visit: www.murraysestateagents.co.uk

2. Ashworth House, Gloucestershire

Ashworth House copy
Cheltenham racecourse: 50 minutes by car
For you: a four-bedroom Cotswold house with planning permission, plus a two-bedroom cottage, outbuildings and landscaped gardens.
For the horses: an American barn with eight loose boxes, a tack room, drying room for rugs, feed rooms, ample storage for hay and a 20x40m all-weather arena. Set in 11.5 acres.
What’s the damage? £2.5m
Agent: Knight Frank
Telephone number: 01285 659771
Visit: www.knightfrank.co.uk

3. The Glades, Gloucestershire

The Glades 152603 (34)
Cheltenham racecourse: 30 minutes by car
For you: a 1930s five-bedroom house complete with sauna and a double garage with a room over it, which is currently being used as a gym.
For the horses: four loose boxes, a three-bay storage barn and all-weather, floodlit arena. All of the equestrian facilities are accessed via a separate gate along from the main driveway to the house. Set in 32 acres.
What’s the damage? £975,000
Agent: Fine & Country
Telephone number: 01242 220080
Visit: www.fineandcountry.com

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4. Dallows Wood, Herefordshire

Dallows Wood
Cheltenham racecourse: 55 minutes by car
For you: a four-bedroom cottage with impressive rural views. Period features include a stone cider press, exposed beams, flagstone floors and exposed stone walls.
For the horses: seven stables, a hay store, 20x40m all-weather arena, horse walker and post-and-rail fencing. Set in nine acres.
What’s the damage? £750,000
Agent: Fox Grant
Telephone number: 01432 367802
Visit: www.foxgrant.com

The Cheltenham Festival runs from 15-18 March

Next week: Equestrian properties in Norfolk

Ref: Horse & Hound; 10 March 2016