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