If you're dreaming of escaping to a Scottish horsey haven having been hooked on the action at Blair Horse Trials this weekend, take a look at this selection of equestrian properties for sale
1. Whitehills Farm, Aberdeenshire
For you: a south-facing farmhouse with six bedrooms, a large Carpenter Oak kitchen extension and mature gardens. It is reached via a long drive, which winds uphill between old stone walls.
For the horses: a traditional steading with extensive stabling, a feed room, tack room, hay barn, four-horse walker and a 40x60m fibre sand arena. Set in 148.5 acres.
What’s the damage? £975,000
Agent: Strutt & Parker
Telephone number: 01330 824888
2. Kilry Lodge, Angus
For you: an impressive Victorian country house with five bedrooms, and a range of traditional stone outbuildings as well as a tennis court. Its location at the foot of Glen Isla is ideal for country pursuits.
For the horses: a brick-built stable block with three loose boxes and barn storage beside an area of hard standing. There are a further two loose boxes within the stone steading. Set in 8.6 acres.
What’s the damage? £580,000
Telephone number: 01356 628628
3. Johnstripe, Moray
For you: set in a secluded and tranquil setting, this three-to-four bedroom house has views of the Cairngorms and there are pretty gardens including a wooded area and a burn.
For the horses: there is a paddock of about three acres for the horses and a steading yard with several outbuildings, including a bothy. There is also an agricultural building which has been used for stabling in the past, measuring 4.5x12m.
What’s the damage? £360,000
Agent: Bell Ingram
Telephone number: 01463 717799
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4. Magbiehill Park, Ayrshire
For you: a recently refurbished farmhouse with five bedrooms and beautiful views over open countryside, set in 130 acres.
For the horses: a purpose-built livery yard including an American barn with 20 stables, a tack room, wash room and a 50x100m all-weather outdoor school. There is excellent hacking from the property in the surrounding countryside.
What’s the damage? £950,000
Agent: Jackson Equestrian
Telephone number: 01743 491979
Next week: Equestrian properties near Burghley Horse Trials
Ref: Horse & Hound; 25 August 2016