Get in on the eventing action with our pick of properties near to high-profile horse trials
1. Slad Farm, Gloucestershire
Nearest horse trials: Hartpury, 5.5 miles.
For you: a four-bedroom house on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire borders, with four bath/shower rooms, an orangery, three-bedroom annexe and pretty gardens.
For the horses: two large, brick-built stables, a tack room and a feed store. The stable block has direct access to the paddocks and there is a barn that is currently used as a workshop/store with a first-floor office. Set in 3.5 acres.
What’s the damage? £950,000
Agent: Grant & Co
Telephone number: 01531 637341
2. Norcote Grange, Gloucestershire
Nearest horse trials: Gatcombe, 13 miles.
For you: a Grade II-listed converted barn with six bedrooms, a huge kitchen/breakfast room and a one-bedroom annexe. Outside there are lawned gardens, an open-fronted garage for three cars and an additional outbuilding.
For the horses: six boxes, a hay store, a tack room, a four-horse walker and a 25x50m outdoor school. Set in six acres with grazing divided into various paddocks by post-and-rail fencing.
What’s the damage? £1.5m
Telephone number: 01608 651188
3. The Old Nursery, Lincolnshire
Nearest horse trials: Burghley, 1.7 miles.
For you: a four-bedroom barn conversion on the edge of the attractive village of Pilsgate, with a centrally located kitchen/breakfast room and an en suite for the master bedroom. There is a triple garage with a large room above it and the property is surrounded by private grounds in a secluded location.
For the horses: paddocks and stabling for up to three horses, set in eight acres.
What’s the damage? £975,000
Agent: Fine & Country
Telephone number: 01780 750200
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4. Birkhill, Berwickshire
Nearest horse trials: Floors Castle, 13 miles.
For you: a Georgian laird’s house with seven bedrooms, a dressing room, south-facing garden, bicycle store and a garden store.
For the horses: a traditional courtyard and outbuildings, with 12 stables, a tack room, a feed store and a sheltered all-weather arena. Set in 8.98 acres.
What’s the damage? Offers over £825,000
Agent: Knight Frank
Telephone number: 01578 722814
Next week: Equestrian properties with tennis courts
Ref: Horse & Hound; 29 June 2017