Whether you enjoy nothing more than a good old fashioned chin wag, hearty food or the odd tipple, living in the vacinity of a good pub is hard to beat. So why not combine your love of horses and the local pub with one of these fabulous properties.
1. Langley Ridge Farm, Oxfordshire
Pick of the pubs: The Swan Inn, Swinbrook
For you: a four-bedroom family house with a swimming pool and far-reaching rural views.
For the horses: eight stables, a tack room, 25x45m outdoor school and a horse walker. Set in 6.8 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.1m
Agent: Butler Sherborn
Telephone number: 01451 830731
2. Ogbourne Maizey Manor, Wiltshire
Pick of the pubs: Silks on the Downs, Ogbourne St Andrew
For you: a Grade II-listed Jacobean manor house with eight bedrooms, a cellar, playroom and a games room. There is also lapsed consent to convert part of the outbuildings to create a cottage.
For the horses: four stables and a paddock, set in 8.8 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.4m
Telephone number: 01635 277700
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3. Foxgloves, Hampshire
Pick of the pubs: The Lamb Inn, Nomansland
For you: a two-bedroom house with an AGA, inglenook fireplace, cottage gardens and a heated pool.
For the horses: five stables, a tack room/sixth stable, feed store, hay barn, two further barns and an outbuilding that could provide additional stabling. Set in 4.8 acres of grazing.
What’s the damage? £995,000
Telephone number: 02380 284697
4. Bondstones, Devon
Pick of the pubs: Duke of York, Iddesleigh
For you: an eight-bedroom house with extensive views over to Dartmoor. Outside there are gardens with useful outbuildings and a small area of woodland.
For the horses: two stables, a tack room and a Nissen hut. Set in 8.5 acres.
What’s the damage? £850,000
Agent: Miller Town & Country
Telephone number: 01837 54080
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Ref: Horse & Hound; 26 November 2015