Last week’s Golden Horseshoe Ride (17-19 May 2015) had us all dreaming about enjoying the wilds of Exmoor. Take a look at our pick of equestrian properties in the Exmoor area.
1. Spring Grove
For you: Renovated and redecorated, this Grade II nine-bedroom house is ready to move in to. Set in undulating countryside down a long private drive, it comes complete with a swimming pool, lake and two cottages.
For the horses: Two loose boxes, a stall and former feed store or tack room, set in 54.43 acres.
Agent: Knight Frank
Tel: 01392 848823
2. Venford House
For you: Set in a secluded corner of the Exmoor National Park, this period property — which is thought to date from the late 18th or early 19th century — has a two to three-bedroom main house with an adjoining three-bedroom home that is currently providing income as a holiday let.
For the horses: Two stables, a tack room, four fields and a paddock, all set in 10 acres.
Agent: Fine & Country
Tel: 01398 324818
The Golden Horseshoe Ride takes place for what might be the final year this week (17-19 May). Take a look
For you: A six-bedroom family farmhouse — complete with an Aga — with impressive views over the surrounding countryside. There is also a former coach house providing a three-bedroom cottage, as well as a separate one-bedroom groom’s flat.
For the horses: A traditional stone courtyard with five boxes, a tack room and hay store. In all about 33.43 acres.
Price: Around £1m
Tel: 01392 455700
For you: This four-bedroom period cottage is situated in Exmoor National Park, with fishing rights on the River Exe and the coast to the north within easy reach.
For the horses: A stable block with a 1.3-acre paddock and plenty of bridleways that lead out onto the adjoining countryside and open moorland.
Tel: 01398 323174