Do you picture yourself riding through the beautiful Devon countryside – even riding to the Jurassic Coast for a splash in the sea? Here are some superb equestrian properties within the county to Devon to tempt you.
Starting on the Dorset-Devon border at Hawkchurch, where this fine 4-bedroom country residence (below) comes with modern outbuildings and stabling.
The 4-bedroom former thrashing barn with well-proportioned accommodation over 3 floors has been tastefully updated by the owners whilst retaining character features. The house is approached through a covered gateway with garage and workshop (below), which could be suited to alternative uses subject to planning permission.
The current owners have carried out considerable improvements outside too, including erecting a new stable block, with a field shelter and secure tack room, built around a concrete yard. The adjoining 6.10 acres of pasture and woodland slopes gently to a stream and a bridleway leads to excellent riding in the surrounding countryside. The Guide is £850,000 for this superb property.
This stunning light filled 6-bedroom contemporary home (above) just 2 miles from the coast at Axmouth enjoys stunning views across the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (below). Lovingly crafted by the owner and local craftsmen, the clever redevelopment of a former Victorian cottage with a sleek, glass and larch clad extension is worthy of TV’s ‘Grand Designs’. Parts of the house are contemporary - a stunning double height entrance hall welcomes you, a 37’ kitchen/living/dining room, and a master suite are all flooded with natural light. Character features have been retained within the original building, such as an open fireplace, exposed stonework and window seat in the living room. Clever use of oak flooring, wooden lintels and joinery throughout produce a consistent style throughout old and new in this impressive property.
The house is set it 6.52 acres with 3 loose boxes and a barn with room for your boats, classic cars – or perhaps more horses! The Guide Price is £1,250,000
Hop along the coast to Sidbury, where this tranquil 3-bedroom rural retreat (above) stands in a secluded location within an AONB, close to the coast. Complete with excellent outbuildings and equestrian facilities, including an all-weather arena and former outdoor arena area, the owners can enjoy extensive outriding directly from the property.
Former stables have been converted to form a comfortable 3-bedroom home, whilst planning permission has been granted for a replacement 4-bedroom detached house. What’s more, this unique property is off-grid. Electricity is supplied by solar panels on the main barn roof, with a battery bank and back-up generator. Water and drainage are private, and a rain water harvesting system supplies water collected from the roof of the main barn, filtered and stored in tanks with a capacity of approximately 16,000 litres.
This unusual property set in 10.08 acres offers a self-sufficient lifestyle in the beautiful Devon countryside. In all 10.08 acres (4.08 ha). The Guide Price is £575,000.