Bag a bargain: 14 equestrian properties for sale under £500,000

  • 'Bargain' might be a little strong, but when it comes to finding your dream equestrian home, here's proof that you don't need to be a millionare...

    1. £475,000: Higher Langdon Farmhouse

    PROPERTY UNDER 500 higher langdon farmhouse main photo
    Where? Liskeard, Cornwall
    What do you get for your money? A detached farmhouse with five bedrooms located within the Draynes Valley, with outstanding views over the surrounding countryside plus extensive outbuildings. The modern stable block has water, power and light connected. There are three loose boxes, a larger workshop, a goats shed and a further stone pig and cattle shed. Set in 2.25 acres.
    Get your hands on it: Fine & Country, 01566 777384, www.fineandcountry.com

    2. £495,000: Rock Cottage

    PROPERTY UNDER 500 Rock Cottage main
    Where? Garway Hill, Herefordshire
    What do you get for your money? A pretty, stone-built house in an elevated position, with views over open country. There are three bedrooms plus a detached, two-storey, one-bedroom annexe. Outside there are attractive, mature gardens and, for the horses, a timber stable block with four loose boxes, plenty of parking and fenced paddocks of nearly four acres. There is also a useful outbuilding housing a garage, office and shed.
    Get your hands on it: Roscoe Rogers & Knight, 01600 772929, www.roscoerogersandknight.co.uk

    3. £495,000: Field View

    PROPERTY UNDER 500 Field View
    Where? Radstock, Somerset
    What do you get for your money? A pretty Victorian cottage with three bedrooms, situated about 14 miles from Bath. The village of Oakhill is about a mile away and has a primary school, pub, village hall and church. The equestrian facilities offer an L-shaped stable block with four boxes, a tack room and a haystore, a part-railed all-weather manège and a paddock of about 1.74 acres.
    Get your hands on it: Greenslade Taylor Hunt, 01749 605605, www.gth.net

    4. £430,000: Lamorna

    PROPERTY UNDER 500 Lamorna
    Where? Liskeard, Cornwall
    What do you get for your money? A detached, three-bedroom Victorian house on the edge of Bodmin Moor, within easy driving distance of both Cornish coastlines. For the horses there is about an acre of land and various outbuildings, including a former piggery, a large workshop and a timber barn — with concrete floor, power and water — that currently includes two stables and tack rooms.
    Get your hands on it: Bradleys, 01579 346700, www.bradleys-estate-agents.co.uk

    5. £475,000: Bramble Cottage

    Job 90904 type
    Where? Hardwick, Lincs
    What do you get for your money? A pretty, three-bedroom cottage, surrounded by open fields on three sides. For the horses there is hard standing for several vehicles, including an outside hook-up for a horse lorry, paddocks and a bespoke-designed stable block with three large foaling boxes. There is also a tack room, wash bay/hay barn and a large arena.
    Get your hands on it: Savills, 01522 508900, www.savills.co.uk

    6. £495,000: Milkrigg

    PROPERTY UNDER 500 Milkrig
    Where? Hexham, Northumberland
    What do you get for your money? A detached three-bedroom barn conversion, in an elevated position on the edge of the pretty hamlet of Thorngrafton, with far-reaching southerly views across the Tyne Valley. The property offers flexible accommodation with traditional features, such as exposed stone walls and vaulted ceilings. The stable block, which offers four loose boxes, a lean-to hay store and a chicken shed, is located in the paddock, which has a combination of stone wall and fenced boundaries and benefits from a water supply. Set in 6.2 acres.
    Get your hands on it: Finest Properties, 01434 622234, www.finestproperties.co.uk

    7. £440,000: Aldham Water Mill

    PROPERTY UNDER 500 Aldham Water Mill
    Where? Barnsley, South Yorks
    What do you get for your money? A Grade II listed former water mill that has been restored, retaining original period features such as exposed timbers and stonework. The enclosed grounds consist of landscaped south facing gardens, grass paddocks, an arena and four stables. It is located within a short drive from Barnsley, offering convenient commuter access onto the M1 motorway whilst also being within a short walk from the Trans Pennine Trail.
    Get your hands on it: Fine & Country, 01226 729009, www.fineandcountry.com

    8: £399,950: The Brambles

    PROPERTY UNDER 500 The Brambles
    Where? Aldeby, Suffolk
    What do you get for your money? A three-bedroom property in an idyllic position with impressive views to the south across paddock land and fields beyond. There is a stable yard with a block of three loose boxes, a block of two loose boxes, a woodchip turnout area and a further stable block with two loose boxes and hay store. Set in around two acres.
    Get your hands on it: ECR Properties, 01449 711727, www.ecrproperties.com

    9. Offers in excess of £250,000: The Cart Lodge

    PROPERTY UNDER 500 Waldron
    Where? Waldron, East Sussex
    What do you get for your money? This is an unusual opportunity to buy a cart lodge with 1.97 acres and consent for change of use to a single storey residential dwelling with an extension, in a stunning rural but not isolated country location, together with two paddocks. It is positioned a mile from Waldron village.
    Get your hands on it: Batcheller Monkhouse, 01424 775577, www.batchellermonkhouse.com

    10. £489,950: Fox Hollow

    PROPERTY UNDER 500 Fox Hollow
    Where? Morpeth, Northumberland
    What do you get for your money? A stunning barn conversion with three bedrooms, approached along a shared driveway to a private, gravelled turning circle. The rear garden has been extensively landscaped and there is a sheltered terrace beside the house, which wraps around to the rear. A five-bar gate leads to the yard with a gravelled area, concrete yard, stable block and further range of outbuildings. The stable block consists of two 12x12ft stables and one 8x12ft smaller stable or tack room, all with automatic water troughs. There is a sand-based arena, which has a fenced boundary and is wired for lighting. Set in 1.92 acres.
    Get your hands on it: Finest Properties, 01434 622234, www.finestproperties.co.uk

    11. Offers in excess of £425,000: Field House

    T29340 - Church Farm
    Where? Laneside, Co. Durham
    What do you get for your money? A three-bedroom house dating back to the 1800s, standing in an elevated position meaning the property benefits from outstanding views to the south. The paddock land is made up of three enclosures, one with separate access from the main road and extending to around 5.2 acres, which also includes a twin stable block and a wildlife pond.
    Get your hands on it: Savills, 01325 370 500, www.savills.co.uk

    12. £425,000: Orchard House

    PROPERTY UNDER 500 Orchard House
    Where? Silloth, Cumbria
    What do you get for your money? A Victorian detached house situated on the edge of the coastal town of Silloth, with three bedrooms. It has been modernised by the current owners yet retains a wealth of original features including sash windows, panelled doors, picture rails and fireplaces. There is an extensive range of outbuildings, a manège and exercise arena. It stands in 9.18 acres and planning permission was previously approved for a stable block and hay store.
    Get your hands on it: Finest Properties, 01768 744324, www.finestproperties.co.uk

    13. £495,000: Sign of the Green Dragon

    PROPERTY UNDER 500 Thurloxton
    Where? Thurloxton, Somerset
    What do you get for your money? A former coaching inn, public house and restaurant, the property was converted in the mid-1990s into a substantial detached family home. It now has six bedrooms, two
    of which are en-suite. There is a detached stone outbuilding, which could be used for a range of purposes or even ancillary accommodation subject to planning permission. There are also two stables, which are attached to the other side of the house, and could form additional accommodation. There is a recently formed driveway, which provides access to the paddock, which is laid to pasture and includes a small orchard and a concrete stable building.
    Get your hands on it: Stags, 01823 256625, www.stags.co.uk

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    14. £450,000: Blakes Farm

    PROPERTY UNDER 500 Blakes Farm
    Where? West Quantoxhead, Somerset
    What do you get for your money? Blakes Farm is situated at the foot of the Quantock Hills, with panoramic views and access to miles of bridleways. It is a traditional detached farmhouse with four bedrooms. The property is approached along a shared drive, which leads to an open yard, providing parking for a number of vehicles. The yard is fenced and provides access to a four-bay stable block, with an attached cart shed, workshop and wood storage shed. A brook runs through the centre of the garden, and the main area of garden is laid to lawn, surrounded by planted herbaceous borders and enclosed by
    stone walling. To the rear of the property is a useful hard-standing area.
    Get your hands on it: Stags, 01823 256625, www.stags.co.uk

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