Fed up with the cold? 4 dream equestrian properties for sale abroad

Dream of warmer climes with our pick of equestrian properties abroad, from farmhouses in France, to sprawling estates in Spain

1. Near Forcalquier, France


For you: a three-bedroom farmhouse in the Alpes-de-Haute Provence, in a quiet area with an open view. There is also a swimming pool as well as secondary accommodation.
For the horses: Fifteen stables, indoor and outdoor arenas and two lungeing rings. Set in around 14 acres with five field shelters.
What’s the damage? €1,380,000
Agent: Groupe Mercure
Telephone number: 020 7467 5330
Visit: www. groupe–mercure.com

2. Pedruxella Gran, Spain


For you: an impressive estate in Mallorca with a six-bedroom main house, two courtyards, a private library, a large pool and a guesthouse. It also has a Moorish tower, and views of Sierra de Tramuntana.
For the horses: stables for up to six horses within its grounds, as well as enclosures for goats and chickens. Set in 600 acres.
What’s the damage? €9,300,000
Agent: Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty
Telephone number: 0034 971 721 000
Visit: www.mallorca-sothebysrealty.com

3. Near Bergerac, France


For you: a meticulously restored eight-bedroom manor in the Dordogne, with a two-bedroom staff cottage and a two-bedroom guest cottage. There is also a heated swimming pool and an all-weather tennis court.
For the horses: a stable complex with 20 boxes, an indoor arena and tractor barns. Set in 168 acres of paddocks, meadows and woodland.
What’s the damage? €2,450,000
Agent: Knight Frank
Telephone number: 020 7861 1139
Visit: www.knightfrank.co.uk

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4. Fonte Vetriana, Italy


For you: a three-bedroom farmhouse in Tuscany with a yoga/dance studio and independent guest suite on the ground floor. The house is at one end of a hamlet and is attached to another property.
For the horses: stables for two horses and a large field situated just above the property with fabulous views of the Val d’Orcia. Set in 0.75 acres with the possibility to rent more land.
What’s the damage? €430,000
Agent: Knight Frank
Telephone number: 020 7861 1057

Next week: Equestrian properties in converted barns

Ref: Horse & Hound; 8 December 2016

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