Aside from having access to all the usual horsey facilities, do you dream of roaming the countryside on your doorstep with your horse without encountering traffic or even a single road? How about one of these gorgeous equestrian properties for sale with excellent hacking at the end of the drive?

1. 1 Sandfield Cottages, West Sussex

1 Sandfield Cottages

 

The hacking: access from the cottage to bridleways leading onto the South Downs.
For you: a semi-detached three-bedroom period cottage with well-planted gardens and good privacy.
For the horses: three loose boxes with water and power, and a paddock beyond. Set in just under one acre.
What’s the damage? £750,000
Agent: Mishon Mackay
Telephone number: 01273 834602
Visit: www.mishonmackay.com

2. West Moor Farm, Northumberland

West Moor Farm WMF_DL_3423 (Custom)

 

The hacking: direct outriding from the house in the heart of Northumbrian countryside.
For you: a four-bedroom house dating back to the 19th century with a conservatory and study, plus a four-bedroom cottage.
For the horses: nine loose boxes, a tack room and a cross-country course, set in 40 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.25m
Agent: Sanderson Young
Telephone number: 0191 223 3500
Visit: www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

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3. Lodge Farm, Suffolk

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The hacking: close to the Stanton Rides network and not far from Thetford Forest by horsebox.
For you: a Grade II listed five-bedroom farmhouse with planning permission for annexe accommodation.
For the horses: seven loose boxes, a corner foaling box, a tack room, feed room and planning permission for an arena. Set in 20 acres.
What’s the damage? In excess of £795,000
Agent:  ECR Properties
Telephone number: 07767 327327
Visit: www.ecrproperties.com

4. Faircote Hall, East Sussex

Faircote-Hall

 

The hacking: direct access to the extensive Ashdown Forest.
For you: a six-bedroom house with a two-bedroom annexe, four flats, two bedsits and a stable flat.
For the horses: an established equestrian centre with 70 stables, outdoor and indoor arenas, a canter track and a horse walker. Set in 70 acres.
What’s the damage? £2.5m
Agent: Batcheller Monkhouse
Telephone number: 01892 512020
Visit: www.batchellermonkhouse.com

Ref: Horse & Hound; 27 August 2015