Dust off your bucket and spade with our pick of equestrian coastal properties that are currently on the market
1. Meadowcroft, Kent
Nearest beach: Deal Beach, 3 miles
For you: a four-bedroom detached farmhouse with two entrance drives, a terrace area for outside dining, timber warehouse and summerhouse.
For the horses: the main yard includes a 20x40m arena, extensive stabling, a concrete yard area with power, tack rooms and a versatile gated, open-fronted barn. Set in 21.5 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.185m
Agent: Equus Country & Equestrian
Telephone number: 01304 617222
2. Trerithick Manor, Cornwall
Nearest beach: Trebarwith Strand, 13.3 miles
For you: a five-bedroom Grade II listed family home that was originally a medieval hall, with a two-bedroom annexe in the east wing, plus a 17th century barn with planning permission for conversion. There is also a grass tennis court, croquet lawn and boat store.
For the horses: four stables and extensive outbuildings, set in 22.6 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.5m
Agent: Knight Frank
Telephone number: 01392 247682
3. Heron Creek, Cornwall
Nearest beach: Loe Beach, 2.7 miles
For you: a contemporary five-bedroom house with spectacular views of the creek. Its semi-circular snug features a vaulted ceiling and a wood burner. There is a plant room, wine cellar and mature gardens.
For the horses: a stable block consisting of two stables and a storeroom plus further outbuildings, which offer three extra stables and a hay barn. Set in 7.5 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.85m
Agent: Jackson-Stops & Staff
Telephone number: 01872 261160
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4. Rock House Bank Farm, East Sussex
Nearest beach: Normans Bay, 0.5 miles
For you: a detached family home, separate two-bedroom annexe, studio, workshop areas and 360° views over the adjoining Pevensey Levels to the north and the English Channel to the south.
For the horses: two stables and three paddocks, set in 2.5 acres.
What’s the damage? £700,000-750,000
Agent: Batcheller Monkhouse
Telephone number: 01424 775577
Next week: Equestrian properties in Shropshire
Ref: Horse & Hound; 14 July 2016