With the World Equestrian Games putting the spotlight on all things horsey, our selection of equestrian property for sale is perfect for any aspiring Zara Phillips.
Few houses come with a stronger horsey connection than White Horse Stables - it is the family home of none other than three-time champion jockey Frankie Dettori. This Grade II-listed Arts & Crafts country house, which Frankie describes as a "grand family party house and a beautiful place for a family with children", has everything you'd expect in the home of a racing celebrity - from stunning interiors complete with indoor pool to a perfect stable yard with seven stables, floodlit manage and manicured paddocks. Through Jackson Stops & Staff.
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Regents House, Fordham, Essex
This large, elegant house sits proudly among its lawned gardens and lush paddocks. Many of the main rooms, from the huge drawing room, with its feature fireplace, to the airy master bedroom, make the most of the verdant views. But the heart of the house is undoubtedly the contemporary kitchen with its bespoke design, American style fridge and granite work surfaces. The stable yard is as manicured as the house, with a weather-boarded barn housing three stables, a large store and three store bays, as well as first-floor accommodation. Through Fenn Wright. For more great properties like this, visit the website of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Grove Farm, Thorpe Le Soken, Essex
Love, scandal and intrigue once reigned at Grove Farm, on the outskirts of Thorpe Le Soken. This stunning 15th-century farmhouse is thought to have been home to the beautiful Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland, the notorious mistress of Charles II who, at one stage, was so powerful that she was nicknamed The Uncrowned Queen. Today, the house's gorgeous medieval interiors - complete with exposed timber, wattle and daube - are hidden behind an elegant Georgian facade. Outside, the former stable range could be brought back to equestrian use. The land extends to 6 1/2 acres of magnificent grounds. Through Fenn Wright. For more great properties like this, visit the website of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Perryfield Farms, Inkberrow, Worcester, Worcestershire
Perryfield Farm has an illustrious past - it is here that British eventing champion Leslie Law was based when he won the silver medal (later upgraded to gold) at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Situated on the edge of the village of Inkberrow, this top equestrian estate, which encompasses an agriculturally-tied farmhouse, a barn conversion, an annexe and two cottages, affords long views across the surrounding countryside. The superb stable yard has 18 stables, tack room, manage and horse walker, as well as many other outbuildings. The land extends to about 84 acres (part of which are subject to a Farm Business Tenancy). Through Knight Frank. For more great properties like this, visit the website of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Haystacks, near South Pool, Devon
With its whitewashed facade under a thatched roof, this 17th-century cottage is imbued with period charm. The interiors also have many charming details, from exposed beams to a large slate hearth in the first-floor sitting room. Outside, the delightful gardens afford far-reaching views of the countryside towards Salcombe. The smart stable yard has three boxes and a triple garage, while another outbuilding houses garaging and workshop space on the ground floor and a fabulous music room, along with a store room., on the top floor. Through Marchand Petit. For more great properties like this, visit the website of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Wells House, Skelton Wood End, Penrith
Twelve acres of lush gardens, paddocks and woodland make Well House a rural idyll. The 18th century house is just as charming - particularly the bar room, which is open to the rafters, with exposed beams and a small galleried seating area. Outside, a range of outbuildings houses stables, stores and a gym. Through Smiths Gore. For more great properties like this, visit the website of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Bonshaw Mains, Kirtlebridge, Dumfriesshire
Tucked away in 15 acres of land close to Lockerbie, Bonshaw Mains is an elegant sandstone house with three bedrooms. The interiors have been carefully renovated and are bright and airy - the south-facing reception rooms are particularly attractive. Additional accommodation is available in a one-bedroom sandstone cottage. The stables are also situated in a sandstone building and encompass six stables, plus tack room and feed store. There also are indoor and outdoor schools for training and a horse walker. Through Smiths Gore. For more great properties like this, visit the website of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Provanston, Fintry, Stirlingshire, Scotland
This large farmhouse close to Glasgow is for serious riders - or people looking to make some income from keeping horses at livery. The main house, which dates from about 250 years ago, is rich in period charm, with original details such as flagstone floors and exposed beams, while two separate flats could work well as self-catering holiday lets. The extensive equestrian facilities, which are set west of the farmhouse, include an indoor arena, horse walker, and a stable block with about 33 loose boxes, tack room and feed room. About 15.4 acres of pasture and grounds ring-fence the house. Through CKD Galbraith. For more great properties like this, visit the website of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Hill Top Farm, Eldersfield, Gloucestershire
An ancient farmhouse, long country views and extensive equestrian facilities conspired to make Hill Top Farm attractive for equestrian property buyers. The Grade II-listed, timber-framed farmhouse dates from the 17th century and is full of period character, with original fireplaces, a bread oven and flagstone floors. The windows frame views over the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds escarpment. Additional accommodation is available in three charming homes. The equestrian facilities include an American-style barn with 10 stables, six more stables, tack and feed rooms, an all-weather arena and a cross-country schooling course. The land extends to 33 acres, of fields, grounds and stocked carp ponds. Through Butler Sherborn. For more great properties like this, visit the website of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Faunstone Farm, Shaugh Prior, Plympton, Devon
Set in Dartmoor National Park, Faunstone Farm enjoys long, gorgeous country views. The main house has charming interiors with flagstone flooring in some rooms and a feature stone fireplace in the sitting room. Next to it are two self-contained annexes, of which one, in particular, affords a spectacular vista. Outside is a block with two stables, tack and feed room. The land totals four acres of paddocks and beautifully landscaped gardens. Through Marchand Petit. For more great properties like this, visit the website of our sister magazine, Country Life.
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