Ride for miles with these dream horsey homes complete with excellent hacking

  • Our pick of properties with excellent hacking on their doorstep around the country

    1. Woodsden Farm Barn, Kent

    The hacking: the property is on a restricted byway and close to 3,000 acres of Bedgebury Pinetum, with a total of about 28 miles of bridlepaths or rides along surfaced or unsurfaced tracks.
    For you: a four-bedroom oak- framed barn conversion. A large carport has a workshop and two rooms over it, offering potential for additional accommodation.
    For the horses: seven stables, a hay store and feed room, an all- weather arena and about 17 acres of grazing. Ample parking.
    What’s the damage? in excess of £1.1m
    Agent: Batcheller Monkhouse
    Telephone: 01892 512020

    2. Little Bradley House, Devon

    The hacking: close to Dartmoor National Park, with country lane hacks and bridlepaths that link to villages, via fields and commons.
    For you: a five-bedroom Victorian home with a two-bed cottage, gardens and an orchard. Linking the cottage to the main house is a pitched conservatory space, currently set up as an office.
    For the horses: 16 stables, a mare and foal box, feed room, tack room, office, kitchen and a sand school. The 11 acres of paddocks are all nearby and have auto- filling water troughs.
    What’s the damage? £1.2m
    Agent: Fine & Country
    Telephone: 01626 818094
    Visit: fineandcountry.com

    3. Dairy House, Wiltshire

    The hacking: easy access to a bridleway giving way to hacking on the Marlborough Downs.
    For you: a three-to-four-bedroom house in the village of Compton Basset that once formed part of a larger farm and buildings. It has an open plan sitting/dining room and a conservatory. Outside there is a patio seating area with a water feature, as well as a small orchard.
    For the horses: a former farm building with four loose boxes, plus a mobile field shelter and a further agricultural building. Set in three acres.
    What’s the damage? £689,950
    Agent: Rural Scene
    Telephone: 01264 850700
    Visit: www.ruralscene.co.uk

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    4. Upton Grove, Gloucestershire

    The hacking: 50 acres of its own grounds plus safe, off-road hacks in the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    For you: a seven-bedroom Grade II-listed Cotswold Manor with domestic offices, playroom, cellars and a three-bedroom cottage.
    For the horse: eight stables, tack and feed rooms, a stone barn and a range of portal frame buildings, which offer potential for stabling.
    What’s the damage? £4.75m
    Agent: Knight Frank
    Telephone: 01285 659 771
    Visit: knightfrank.co.uk

    Next week: Equestrian properties near the beach

    Ref: Horse & Hound; 10 August 2017

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