If you’re having Royal Ascot withdrawal symptoms, looking at these properties near racecourses might do the trick. Whether you’re a jump or flat fan, spending your weekends going racing could get dangerously tempting.
1. Hawthorn Lodge
Nearest racecourse? Ascot
For you: Hawthorn Lodge property is believed to date back to the 1650s, with 19th Century additions. It has six bedrooms, a two-bedroom annex, two studio apartments, a swimming pool and tennis court.
For the horses: 10 loose boxes, an all-weather arena, a horse walker, a tack room, 12 acres of grounds and paddocks and easy access the Binfield bridleway network.
What’s the damage? £4.95m
Telephone number: 020 7499 8644
2. Felin Fach Stables
Nearest racecourse? Ffos Las
For you: Felin Fach Stables is a four-bedroom bungalow with a one-bedroom annexe. Although in a rural location the property has excellent access to major transport links with the A40 M4 link road approximately four miles away.
For the horses: 42 stables, an arena, horse walker, equine pool and gallops. Set in 36 acres.
What’s the damage? Offers over £500,000
Agent: Rural Scene
Telephone number: 01264 850700
3. Woodruffe House and Equine Centre
Nearest racecourse? Epsom
For you: a five-bedroom house with a separate four-bedroom bungalow and a swimming pool.
For the horses: 52 loose boxes, two arenas, a gallop, horse walker and excellent off-road hacking.
What’s the damage? £2.9m
Telephone number: 01892 829014
4. The Grange
Nearest racecourse? Huntingdon
For you: the Grange once formed part of the Melchbourne Park Estate, in North Bedfordshire on the borders with Cambridgeshire, between the pretty rural villages of Melchbourne, Swineshead and Riseley. Built in 1852, this five-bedroom property has a self-contained gatehouse, dance/gym studio, games room and wine cellar.
For the horses: Stabling, a tack room, an arena, outbuildings and paddocks. Set in around 16 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.85m
Agent: Fine & Country
Telephone number: 0845 603 2825