Are you struggling to find the time (and daylight) to ride as winter sets in? As the light fades, we’re hankering after one of these properties with floodlit arenas.
1. Taintfield Farm, West Sussex
For you: a five-bedroom house with a groom’s annexe, swimming pool and a farm building with potential for conversion subject to planning.
For the horses: a 30x50m sand and Pasada floodlit surface, and an American barn housing eight large internal stables with swivel feed bowls and an automatic watering system. Set in 17 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.95m
Agent: Churchill Country & Equestrian
Telephone number: 01403 700222
2. Cornish Farm, Wrexham
For you: a four/five-bedroom farmhouse with a detached two-bedroom annexe currently let to a veterinary practice.
For the horses: a 20x60m floodlit arena with a silica sand and rubber surface, 14 stables and a pony box, plus tack and feed rooms. The land totals 16.2 acres.
What’s the damage? £699,995
Agent: Jackson Equestrian
Telephone number: 01743 491979
Did you head to the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) this year, and en-route wished you lived closer? Well,
As autumn dawns and the days get shorter and more dark, we're lusting after a property with a horse walker
3. Diddle House Farm, Kent
For you: a five-bedroom property built around an agricultural-style steel-framed barn, including a ground-floor annexe.
For the horses: a 40x40m floodlit all-weather arena and 30 stables. Set in nine acres with a further 25 acres available to rent, and planning permission for the venue to run as a livery yard.
What’s the damage? £1.295m
Agent: Equus Country & Equestrian
Telephone number: 01892 829014
4. Roseholme, Suffolk
For you: a picturesque three/four-bedroom cottage in a sought-after village location, with a conservatory and double garage.
For the horses: a 20x40m floodlit arena, extensive stabling, tack rooms and good local hacking. Set in four acres.
What’s the damage? Excess of £565,000
Agent: ECR Properties
Telephone number: 07767 327327
Ref: Horse & Hound; 15 October 2015