Dreaming of Dorset? 4 equestrian homes to lust after

  • Full of gems such as Chesil Beach and Durdle Door, Dorset has much to offer a rural enthusiast. If you fancy getting in on the action (with your horse, of course) take a look at these stunning equestrian properties for sale in the county

    1. Rectory Farm, Dorset

    Rectory Farm brochure

    For you: a four-bedroom Grade II-listed farmhouse, set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the Jurassic Coast, providing exceptional countryside for riding and walking.
    For the horses: nine internal loose boxes and seven externally facing stables, as well as feed and tack rooms plus an outdoor arena. Set in 52 acres.
    What’s the damage? £2.1m
    Agent: Savills
    Telephone number: 01722 426800
    Visit: www.savills.co.uk

    2. Weir Lodge, Dorset

    Weir Lodge

    For you: a five-bedroom property overlooking Dorset Showground, with a second-floor suite comprising one bedroom, a living room and bathroom.
    For the horses: a traditional brick outbuilding with four internal stables, plus three timber stables with a feed/hay store and a sand school. Set in 3.2 acres.
    What’s the damage? £950,000
    Agent: Fox Grant
    Telephone number: 01722 782727
    Visit: www.foxgrant.com

    3. Long House, Dorset

    Long House

    For you: an existing six-bedroom house, a two-bedroom cottage plus planning permission to redevelop the main house, with further planning potential. There is also a tennis court, kitchen garden, ha-ha and private access to Chesil Beach, with spectacular views over the Jurassic Coast.
    For the horses: 11 loose boxes, a tack room, an all-weather arena and post-and-rail fenced paddocks. Set in 26 acres.
    What’s the damage? £3m
    Agent: Knight Frank
    Telephone number: 01935 812236
    Visit: www.knightfrank.co.uk

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    4. Eastcliff, Dorset


    For you: a three-bedroom country home complete with a two-storey annexe, swimming pool and landscaped gardens with ponds. There are views across the Marshwood Vale from Pilsdon Pen to the sea, with an abundance of walks and bridleways in rolling countryside.
    For the horses: two loose boxes and a tack room with light and power connected, set in 7.5 acres.
    What’s the damage? £695,000
    Agent: Stags
    Telephone number: 01308 428000
    Visit: www.stags.co.uk

    Next week: Equestrian properties near show centres

    Ref: Horse & Hound; 18 February 2016

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