When the fields begin to dry and crack up, there’s nothing many horsey people dream of more than an outdoor school to ride their horses in. The four properties below could be just the ticket.
1. Blackberry Farm, East Sussex
For you: Blackberry Farm is a three-bedroom bungalow with a self-contained annexe and impressive views over the South Downs.
For the horses: there is a 50x25m sand school, 15 stables, a large tack room and a horse walker. Set in 10.5 acres.
What’s the damage? £850,000-950,000
Agent: Batcheller Monkhouse
Telephone number: 01424 775577
2. Court Farm, Essex
For you: Court Farm has a Grade II-listed period farmhouse with six bedrooms and Inglenook fireplaces.
For the horses: there are three stables, a hay store and tack room, and a 40x20m arena. Set in 3.3 acres.
What’s the damage? £850,000
Agent: Zoe Napier Country & Equestrian
Telephone number: 01621 840333
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3. Wells Park Farm, Cambridgeshire
For you: Wells Park Farm is a single-storey house with three bedrooms, an Aga and far-reaching views over the pond and adjoining grounds.
For the horses: the equestrian facilities include two American barns, post-and-rail paddocks with automatic drinkers and a floodlit manège. There is also a smaller arena, plus a further, large grass arena. Set in 75 acres.
What’s the damage? £2.75m
Agent: Jackson-Stops & Staff
Telephone number: 01638 662231
4. Low Fogrigg, Northumberland
For you: Low Fogrigg is a three-bedroom farmhouse set in a secluded valley with a three-bedroom log cabin.
For the horses: it is an established riding school business with extensive stabling, a tack room, office and all-weather arena, with the potential for expansion. Set in 38 acres.
What’s the damage? £895,000
Agent: Finest Properties
Telephone number: 01434 622234
Ref: Horse & Hound; 20 August 2015