If you’re looking for a country idyll, here’s some farms with equestrian facilities for sale that should tick the box.
1. Rette Farm, East Sussex
The farm: woodland, ponds and pasture fields, set in 93.5 acres with a range of farm buildings, with no footpaths or other rights of way.
For you: a seven-bedroom Grade II listed house, a heated swimming pool, tennis court and partly-converted stone outbuilding.
For the horses: three loose boxes with additional storage.
What’s the damage? In excess of £2m
Agent: Batcheller Monkhouse
Telephone number: 01424 775577
2. Oare House, Devon
The farm: an extensive range of traditional stone barns around a courtyard, and a modern agricultural building set in 167 acres on the northern fringe of the Exmoor National Park.
For you: a Georgian house with five bedrooms, a two-bedroom flat, fishing over Oare Water and shooting rights available on adjoining land.
For the horses: five stables, a tack room and a feed room.
What’s the damage? £2.5m
Agent: Knight Frank
Telephone number: 01392 247682
3. Barelands Farm, East Sussex
The farm: pasture land of about 120 acres, woodland of about 50 acres, an agricultural barn with a machinery store and biomass generator and a range of timber outbuildings.
For you: a Grade II listed farmhouse with eight bedrooms, a barn with a home cinema, gym and sauna plus a swimming pool and a fish-stocked lake.
For the horses: three stables.
What’s the damage? £4.95m
Telephone number: 01892 507000
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4. Rectory Farm, Dorset
The farm: 51.15 acres of pasture, grass meadows and woodland. Most of the land is used for horse grazing and production of hay and silage. The pasture is split with mature hedgerows and post-and-rail-fencing.
For you: a four-bedroom Grade II listed house, near the Jurassic Coast.
For the horses: nine internal loose boxes, two enclosed feed/tack rooms and a further seven stables that look onto the outdoor arena.
What’s the damage? In excess of £2.1m
Telephone number: 01722 426 800
Next week: Equestrian properties in Hampshire
Ref: Horse & Hound; 2 June 2016