Whether you have a husband, boyfriend or son to keep amused while you play with your horses at home, or actually you fancy whiling away the hours, fishing rod in hand after riding, perhaps one of these properties might just fit the bill…

1. Elms Farm, EssexElms Farm

The fishing: a lake in the rear meadow.
For you: a four-bedroom house, two-bedroom detached lodge and a groom’s bedsit.
For the horses: a main yard with 15 loose boxes plus further stabling, an 83x47m arena and another 47x23m school. Set in 9.9 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.35m
Agent: Zoe Napier Country & Equestrian
Telephone number: 01621 840333
Visit: www.inthecountryside.com

2. Armsley, Hampshire

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The fishing: 200 yards of single bank fishing on the River Avon.
For you: a six-bedroom Edwardian house set in the New Forest National Park.
For the horses: three loose boxes and a tack room, with direct access to the forest for hacking. Set in eight acres.
What’s the damage? £1.45m
Agent: Savills
Telephone number: 01722 426820
Visit: www.savills.co.uk

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3. Drummetts Mill, Devon

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The fishing: salmon and trout fishing on the River Torridge, which borders the property.
For you: a four-bedroom stone farmhouse, an additional four cottages, plus a former mill, which is suitable for conversion with the necessary planning.
For the horses:  a large paddock, stabling and ample parking. Set in five acres.
What’s the damage? £895,000
Agent: John Smale & Co
Telephone number: 01271 342000
Visit: www.johnsmale.com

4. Burton Farm, Wiltshire

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The fishing: single bank fishing rights on the River Wylye.
For you: a five-bedroom Grade-II listed farmhouse with a two-bedroom holiday cottage.
For the horses: extensive agricultural barns, which could be converted for equestrian use — including stabling and an arena — subject to the relevant planning consent. Set in 17 acres.
What’s the damage? £850,000
Agent: Fox Grant
Telephone number: 01722 782727
Visit: www.foxgrant.com

Ref: Horse & Hound; 30 July 2015