Jaw-dropping: 4 dream equestrian homes with wow-factor gardens

  • Take a look at our pick of properties for green-fingered horse owners

    1. Blue Hall, Yorkshire

    The gardens: there is a natural wildlife pond and a formal garden laid out in a parterre style with gravelled pathways and box hedging.
    Accommodation: a four-bedroom Grade II-listed family home, with a Grade II-listed brick mill, which is ripe for restoration.
    For the horses: extensive stabling, a floodlit exercise area, tack room and a further barn. Set in 25 acres.
    What’s the damage? £875,000-£895,000
    Agent: Rural Scene
    Telephone number: 01264 850700
    Visit: www.ruralscene.co.uk

    2. Plovers Moss, Cheshire

    The gardens: a variety of flowering trees and shrubs, deep floral borders, a flagged patio and a pergola hung with wisteria creeper.
    Accommodation: a five-bedroom Edwardian country house with a two-bedroom annexe and a three-bedroom self-contained flat.
    For the horses: four loose boxes, a feed room, a machinery store with double doors to the outside and an impressive barn. Set in 7.5 acres.
    What’s the damage? £2.4m
    Agent: Jackson-Stops & Staff
    Telephone number: 01244 328361

    3. Ashen House Farm, Suffolk

    The gardens: the current owners created a formal garden area adjacent to the new wing to the south of the house. In addition, there is a large, paved terrace.
    Accommodation: a moated country house with five bedrooms, a two-storey granary barn and a range of outbuildings.
    For the horses: a stable barn with three boxes, two stores and a bay opening on to an enclosed garden area. Set in 19.56 acres.
    What’s the damage? £2.2m
    Agent: Savills
    Telephone number: 01223 347147
    Visit: www.savills.co.uk

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    4. Ladygrove, Hertfordshire

    The gardens: formal gardens including parterre and knot gardens plus an ornamental kitchen garden.
    Accommodation: a country retreat with five-to-six bedrooms, a gym and an art studio.
    For the horses: three loose boxes, a large tack room with WC and a storage barn, plus a 20x40m all-weather arena. Set in 45 acres.
    What’s the damage? £4m
    Agent: Savills
    Telephone number: 01582 465000
    Visit: www.savills.co.uk

    Next week: Equestrian properties near show centres

    Ref: Horse & Hound; 16 February 2017

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