Opt for the long approach and set yourself back from the road with this pick of properties

1. Oaklands, Leicestershire


For you: an extensive driveway leading to a five-bedroom house, in rolling countryside. It has an office, indoor swimming pool and gym.
For the horses: a stable block with two individual stables, a tack room and a hay store. The property also has numerous outbuildings that could easily be used as additional loose boxes. Set in 16 acres of parkland.
What’s the damage? £1.85m
Agent: Alexanders
Telephone number: 01509 861222
Visit: www.alexanders-estates.com

2. Edgerley House, Devon


For you: a four-bedroom country home with a driveway that is a quarter of a mile long, and far-reaching views. There is an attractive and level lawned garden and a spacious outside terrace for al fresco entertaining.
For the horses: a 20x40m arena, five stables, a tack room, feed store and Linhay barn. Set in 12.4 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.1m
Agent: Fox Grant
Telephone number: 01722 782727
Visit: www.foxgrant.com

3. Orchard Barn, Gloucestershire


For you: a converted Grade II-listed, 18th-century threshing barn with four-bedrooms, approached via a tree-lined gravel drive. It is positioned adjacent to Gatcombe Park in a secluded, though not isolated, area.
For the horses: there is a large, level field and a paddock, plus a network of bridleways in the immediate area. There is lapsed planning permission for stabling, so the future owner would need to reapply. Set in eight acres.
What’s the damage? £1.95m
Agent: Murrays Estate Agents
Telephone number: 01453 886334
Visit: www.murraysestateagents.co.uk

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4. Ennim House, Cumbria


For you: a sweeping driveway leads to a seven-bedroom stone manor house with nine acres of grounds and a two-bedroom stone lodge. There is a large library with period detailing and access on to a veranda overlooking the gardens.
For the horses: a stable block with original loose boxes, a fitted tack room and garaging. There is a hayloft and separate stone-built kennels.
What’s the damage? £1.695m
Agent: H&H King
Telephone number: 01768 840619
Visit: www.hhking.co.uk

Next week: Equestrian properties with indoor schools

Ref: Horse & Hound; 13 October 2016