Whether you’re keen to get green fingered after riding or whether you would just like the space to kick back and relax in and let someone else do all of the hard gardening work, these equestrian properties come complete with horsey facilities and gorgeous gardens.
1. Granby House, Wiltshire
The gardens: specimen trees, wisteria walkways, established flowerbeds and ornamental fishponds.
For you: a seven-bedroom Edwardian house with an orangery, swimming pool, tennis court and self-contained two-bedroom cottage.
For the horses: three stables and paddocks set in 11 acres.
What’s the damage? £2.85m
Telephone number: 01225 474500
2. Campfield House, East Sussex
The gardens: extensive areas of lawn, specimen trees, mature hedges, a lighting and sound system, and a stone ha-ha.
For you: a six-bedroom Victorian house with a detached cottage.
For the horses: seven loose boxes and a 60x20m arena, set in 24 acres.
What’s the damage? £2.25m
Agent: Batcheller Monkhouse
Telephone number: 01424 775577
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3. Hockwold Hall, Norfolk/Suffolk borders
The gardens: a croquet lawn, aviary and hawk house, topiary hedging, a walled garden, extensive orchard and vegetable garden.
For you: a 10-bedroom Grade II listed house with a detached cottage, plus an annexe and tennis court.
For the horses: the outbuildings, dated to 1757, include four stables with access to the hay loft, plus a loose box. Set in 39.43 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.85m
Telephone number: 01223 347147
4. The Manor House, Lincolnshire
The gardens: a walled garden, which includes a terrace with ornamental pond and fountain, fruit orchards and a productive kitchen garden.
For you: a five-bedroom house, next to a listed church, with a tennis court.
For the horses: paddocks with a trough with a mains water supply and the possibility of developing a “modest equestrian facility”. Set in six acres.
What’s the damage? £735,000
Agent: Fine & Country
Telephone number: 01476 584164
Ref: Horse & Hound; 13 August 2015