As autumn dawns and the days get shorter and darker, we’re lusting after a property with a horse walker. Take a look at these four horsey properties that all offer the luxury of such a facility.
1. Butterton Racing Stables, Staffordshire
For you: Butterton Racing Stables has a a five-to-six-bedroom “owner’s house” connected by a covered walkway to a three-bedroom “trainer’s house”.
For the horses: there are two six-horse walkers, three American barns each with 16 Monarch looseboxes, a 20x33m arena and a five furlong all-weather gallop with a grass gallop running alongside. Set in 52 acres.
What’s the damage? £3.25m
Agent: Strutt & Parker
Telephone number: 01743 284200
2. Heywood Equestrian and Therapy Centre, Wiltshire
For you: Heywood Equestrian and Therapy Centre has a spacious detached four-bedroom house, which is in the course of being completed.
For the horses: there is a Claydon five-horse walker, 26 looseboxes, six feed rooms, two tack rooms, a solarium, a 33x42m outdoor arena and a 22x42m indoor school. Set in nine acres.
What’s the damage? £1.125m
Agent: Rural Scene
Telephone number: 01264 850700
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3. Kingfisher Farm, Somerset
For you: Kingfisher Farm has a four-bedroom farmhouse plus a flat, cottage and annexe, with fishing rights on the River Brue.
For the horses: there is an indoor horse walker and exercise/lunge pen, 15 stables, a 21x61m indoor school, a 20x60m outdoor school, feed room and hay store. Set in 35 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.4m
Telephone number: 01722 426820
4. Blackberry Farm, East Sussex
For you: Blackberry Farm has a three-bedroom bungalow with a self-contained annexe.
For the horses: there is a Claydon five-horse walker, a 25x50m Charles Britton outdoor school and 15 internal Monarch stables. Set in 10.5 acres.
What’s the damage? £850,000-£950,000
Agent: Batcheller Monkhouse
Telephone number: 01424 775577
Ref: Horse & Hound; 24 September 2015