If you're on the hunt for a rural property with lots of space, it's well worth looking at equestrian homes. These houses are designed for families with horses in mind. While smaller ones usually have a paddock for ponies, some of the larger ones have extra space perfect for hurdle and dressage training. Here are some of our favourites.
Salt Fleet Lane, Surfleet – £545,000
This absolute cracker of a five bedroom property is priced to sell. As well as multiple bedrooms, it also has three bathrooms, two WCs, and six garage or workshop spaces. This traditional brick cottage has an impressive architect-designed extension on the side. There's potential for a new annex too, and with four acres of land you won't have trouble finding room to extend. There are only three other houses on the lane (two are equestrian), so you also have a quiet surrounding neighbourhood.
Firwood House Farm, New Street, Stoke-on-Trent – £470,000
Not only does this property have fantastic pastoral views, you can enjoy them from the hot tub in the garden. The property dates back to 1900 and is decorated to a high standard throughout. The master bedroom has spectacular dual aspect views (with one overlooking ), and it also has a dressing area and an en suite bathroom.
Gadlys Lane, Bagillt – £356,000
We've featured this Welsh property before as one of our alternative properties of the month, so check out our full description for more in-depth details. However, we will say that this home has stable blocks and a paddock, as well as three to four acres of land that include blossoming lime trees and a 350-year-old oak tree.
Court Row Farm, Kyme Road, Sleaford – £525,000
This one is perfect for serious equestrians, with its six stables and seven acres of paddock. Two of the property's four bedrooms are en suite and the kitchen is home to an Aga Rayburn stove. It's just on the edge of Heckington, one of Lincolnshire's largest villages with all the conveniences you'd expect (doctors, hairdressers, a high quality butchers and plenty of outlets for your Saturday night takeaway).