Blow the budget with these dream horsey homes near Blenheim Horse Trials

  • Our pick of wow-factor properties within easy reach of this weekend’s three-star horse trials

    1. North Aston Manor, Oxfordshire

    Distance to Blenheim: 15 minutes by car
    For you: a Grade II-listed manor house approached by a tree-lined drive, with eight bedrooms, a billiards room, wine cellar, gun and boot room, indoor pool, tennis court, ha-ha and award- winning rockery. There are also three one-bedroom cottages.
    For the horses: five loose boxes, a wash box, a feed room and tack room, a 25x40m arena, exercise track, cross-country course, paddocks and a field shelter. Set in 18.22 acres.
    What’s the damage? £7.25m
    Agent: Knight Frank
    Telephone: 020 78611078
    Visit: knightfrank.com

    2. Lower Brook Farm, Buckinghamshire

    Distance to Blenheim: 30 minutes by car
    For you: a farmhouse originally from the 17th century, in a peaceful setting on the edge of a village, with seven bedrooms, a sauna, swimming pool, tennis court and orchard. There is also a three-bedroom Gate Lodge.
    For the horses: a former stable yard backing onto paddocks, plus a brick and timber framed stone-cladded hay barn along with timber stables in one paddock and a range of traditional farm buildings.
    What’s the damage? £3.25m
    Agent: Knight Frank
    Telephone: 018657 90077

    3. Copse Stile House, Oxfordshire

    Distance to Blenheim: 40 minutes by car
    For you: a Grade II-listed country house with five bedrooms, a self- contained two-bedroom annexe, one-bedroom gardener’s cottage, home office/entertainment complex, tennis court, pool and walled garden.
    For the horses: a stableyard dating back to the early 18th century with 13 loose boxes, one of which is converted into a workshop, another containing utilities. There are further stables and outbuildings. Set in 15.35 acres.
    What’s the damage? £3.75m
    Agent: Strutt & Parker
    Telephone: 020 7629 7282
    Visit: struttandparker.com

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    4. Angelbrook Stud, Oxfordshire

    Distance to Blenheim: 25 minutes by car
    For you: a five-bedroom house ripe for an extension (subject to planning), a three-bedroom cottage plus a barn, a staff room with loo, office and gym.
    For the horses: numerous outbuildings include a barn with 17 loose boxes and a feed/wash room. There is a 30x60m arena and a hay barn. Set in 56 acres.
    What’s the damage? £1.65m
    Agent: Hamptons
    Telephone: 01635 224133
    Visit: hamptons.co.uk

    Next week: Equestrian properties for sale in Wales

    Ref: Horse & Hound; 14 September 2017

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