Our pick of idyllic properties in the county — from farms to a Regency manor

1. New Barn Farm, Hatford, near Faringdon

For you: a four-bedroom house with views over open Oxfordshire countryside. There is an indoor swimming pool, conservatory and a staff annexe.
For the horses: 17 loose boxes, two tack rooms, feed stores, a horsewalker and a lungeing ring, all set in 7.8 acres. Additional grazing and two all-weather gallops are available to rent by separate negotiation.
What’s the damage? £1.275m
Agent: Knight Frank
Telephone number: 01865 790077
Visit: knightfrank.co.uk

2. Snowswick Farm, Buscot, near Lechlade

For you: a refurbished five-bedroom house approached down a long gravel drive with electric gates. There is a tennis court, swimming pool, orchard and oak-framed barn.
For the horses: seven stables, a 30x40m arena, five-horse covered walker, solarium and wash room with hot water, feed room and a tack room. Set in 16.2 acres.
What’s the damage? £3.5m
Agent: Savills
Telephone number: 01285 627550
Visit: savills.com

3. College Wood Farm, Cane End, near Reading

For you: an 18th-century five-bedroom farmhouse, with a large balcony coming off the master bedroom. In addition there is a newly built annexe adjoining the property and planning permission for a tennis court and swimming pool.
For the horses: paddocks and woodland leading to a bridleway with access to the Chiltern Hills, plus planning for stables. Set in six acres.
What’s the damage? In excess of £1.5m
Agent: Winkworth
Telephone number: 0118 402 2300
Visit: winkworth.co.uk

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4. Troy, Ewelme, near Wallingford

For you: a Grade II-listed Regency manor house in the Chilterns, with nine bedrooms, a swimming pool, tennis court, gym, theatre, games room and staff accommodation.
For the horses: three loose boxes and a tack room, set in 12.9 acres. Two other lots are available with land and farm buildings.
What’s the damage? £2.75m
Agent: Savills
Telephone number: 01491 843000
Visit: savills.com

Next week: Equestrian properties with all-weather gallops

Ref: Horse & Hound; 16 March 2017