Is hacking your priority? Add these dream properties to your wish list

You won’t be short of hacking options in breathtaking country with this pick of properties...

1. Old Forge Farm, East Sussex - Agency Cloud

The hacking: direct access onto the Ashdown Forest with minor (0.25 of a mile) roadwork required, where you can ride by permit.
For you: a four-bedroom farmhouse with versatile outbuildings offering scope to convert them into ancillary accommodation.
For the horses: a stable block with three boxes, area for a feed room/feed store and a 20x40m outdoor school. Set in 4.6 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.15m
Agent: Equus
Telephone number: 01435 889000

2. Hillhead, Northumberland


The hacking: set in a rural position, close to Northumberland’s National Park.
For you: a six-bedroom period farmhouse with a conservatory, kitchen garden with greenhouses and an orchard.
For the horses: three stables, a tack room, storage area and an area of hard standing suitable for parking a horsebox or trailer.
What’s the damage? £995,000
Agent: Savills
Telephone number: 01668 281611

3. Willow Tree Farm, Suffolk

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The hacking: situated at the end of a long farm driveway in a rural position with immediate access to bridleways.
For you: a spacious two-bedroom property with a feature brick fireplace, an AGA and a terrace with a barbecue area.
For the horses: a stable block with two loose boxes, a foaling box, vehicle/hay store, tack room, rest room, kennels, store shed and three fenced paddocks. Set in 14 acres.
What’s the damage? In excess of £615,000
Agent: ECR Properties
Telephone number: 01449 711727

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4. Upton Knoll, Gloucestershire


The hacking: four bridleways close by, as well as designated pathways on Painswick Beacon, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
For you: a four-bedroom Victorian house with a heated outdoor pool and views from the house to the Forest of Dean and the Malvern Hills.
For the horses: six stables (in two separate blocks), with just under seven acres of grazing land divided into two paddocks.
£1.3m Murrays, 08701 127099,
What’s the damage? £1.3m
Agent: Murrays
Telephone number: 08701 127099

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Ref: Horse & Hound; 22 September 2016