Heavenly hunting hotspots: four homes we’re dreaming about right now

Take a look at our pick of equestrian properties for sale in popular hunting country

1. Stonecroft House, Warwickshire


Hunt: Warwickshire
For you: a five-bedroom country house, situated in open countryside between Stratford-upon-Avon and Banbury. There are guest cottages, staff accommodation, an indoor swimming pool and gardens.
For the horses: a stable yard with nine stables, a tack room, an all-weather arena and further outbuildings. Set in 10.5 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.8m
Agent: Butler Sherborn
Telephone number: 01451 830731
Visit: www.butlersherborn.co.uk

2. The Manor House, Northumberland


Hunts: Morpeth and Tynedale
For you: a six-bedroom Victorian country house with a number of period features such as panelled doors and open fireplaces. There is a tennis court, sauna and views towards Haughton Castle.
For the horses: a timber stable block with three loose boxes, set in 2.8 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.25m
Agent: Finest Properties
Telephone number: 01434 622234
Visit: www.finestproperties.co.uk

3. Footsteps, Somerset


Hunt: Blackmore and Sparkford Vale
For you: a four-bedroom country house, plus a building plot with planning permission for the demolition of some of the existing stables to build a single-storey dwelling.
For the horses: a traditional quadrangle comprising 18 stone stables around an area of lawn, plus a further two stone stables with an adjoining feed store, a covered horse walker and planning permission for a sand school. Set in 5.65 acres.
What’s the damage? Offers over £870,000
Agent: Fox Grant
Telephone number: 01722 782727
Visit: www.foxgrant.com

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4. Broomhill Cottage, Essex


Hunt: East Essex
For you: a Grade II listed four-bedroom cottage with a number of period features and an attractive garden.
For the horses: four boxes, a hay barn, tractor shed and tack room. The land is laid out into three paddocks and there is a 20x40m arena. The yard has independent access from the road. Set in 7.5 acres.
What’s the damage? £895,000
Agent: Zoe Napier Country & Equestrian
Telephone number: 01621 840333
Visit: www.inthecountryside.com

Next week: Equestrian properties near racecourses

Ref: Horse & Hound; 17 November 2016