Dreaming of a life where hoofbeats are your soundtrack and the countryside is your playground?
You’re in the right place, because we've pulled together a list of our favourite homes for horse-lovers up for sale right now.
These equestrian homes in the UK feature modern stables, sprawling paddocks and plenty of room for a trailer or two. A few even come with their very own riding arenas.
We haven’t forgotten about you and your family either. There’s a horsey haven for everyone on our list, whether you’re after a charming farmhouse or a stylish barn conversion.
So grab your riding boots, dust off your jodhpurs and let’s gallop through our list of UK equestrian properties for sale - from Scotland to Essex and everywhere in between.
1. Four bedroom equestrian property for sale in Rochford, Essex: £950,000
The detached bungalow is situated on a private rural lane and its land has housed horses for the past 30 years.
The Essex equestrian property offers four double bedrooms, two en-suites and an open-plan kitchen/breakfast room within its 2,000 square feet of accommodation.
The several outbuildings give you plenty of options for your riding equipment or home-working. There’s a log cabin, workshop and tack room, all with power and lighting.
Set on a two-acre plot surrounded by countryside, this equestrian property in Essex provides a tranquil retreat while remaining conveniently connected to London, just 46 minutes from London Liverpool Street and 38 minutes from Stratford.
Find out more about this Essex equestrian property from listing agent Williams & Donovan.
2. Seven bedroom equestrian property for sale in Lockerbie, Scotland: offers over £950,000
Discover this equestrian property for sale in Lockerbie, Scotland, a magnificent family home boasting 10 acres of grounds and outbuildings.
Paving and gravel terracing surround the house, along with well-maintained lawns and plenty of parking space. Beyond the garden, you'll have open grassy paddocks which are ideal for exercising horses or grazing livestock.
And as for your living spaces, this equestrian property certainly isn't lacking in the style stakes. It gives a part-industrial, part-barn conversion aesthetic, boasting plenty of light, natural materials and quality finishes.
The home is located just outside the village of Kirkpatrick Fleming and surrounded by rolling Dumfries and Galloway countryside. The village has a local pub and primary school and is well-connected for transport, with the M74 nearby and the M6 just across the border.
Drop a line to Strut & Parker - Edinburgh to view this equestrian property in Scotland.
3. Four bedroom equestrian property for sale in Pembrokeshire, Wales: offers in region of £615,000
Picture this: tacking up in your own stables and heading out for a hack through the rural hamlets, sprawling beaches and secret coves of picturesque south Pembrokeshire.
If that sounds good to you, this spacious Pembrokeshire equestrian home might be just what you’re looking for.
Located close to the charming village of Cresswell Quay, the 4/5 bedroom home has stables and grazing paddocks spread across approximately 2.85 acres.
The current owners have transformed it into a top-notch equestrian home with all the modern touches. The massive kitchen is a great gathering spot for family and friends and the second lounge could easily be transformed into a fifth bedroom or a cosy space for multi-generational living.
There’s no question this Pembrokeshire home would suit equestrian enthusiasts and hobby smallholders down to a tee.
Get in touch with J J Morris - Narbeth to find out more or book a viewing.
4. Three bedroom equestrian property for sale in Turville, Oxfordshire: £950,000 guide price
This three bedroom equestrian property is located in the heart of a quaint hamlet in the breathtaking Chiltern Hills.
We’re already dreaming of exploring the surrounding trails on horseback before returning to this cosy retreat for a night in front of the log burner.
Your horses will have the choice of two stables while the separate tack room can house all your riding gear. With a long driveway and big parking area, there’s plenty of room for cars, horse trailers, mowers and any other toys.
Built circa 1860 by the esteemed Stonor Estate, the idyllic house boasts a charming triple-aspect kitchen, log-burner lounge, a snug and a conservatory.
Upstairs, you’ve got 2 double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom - with country views from every angle.
Located just 5 miles from Henley and 2 miles from Turville and Stonor, the equestrian property offers convenient access to village primary schools and excellent secondary schools, as well as easy road commuting via the M40 and M4.
Book a viewing with Tim Peers Estate Agents to make this equestrian property yours.
5. Five bedroom equestrian property for sale in Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales: £895,000 guide price
Next up, we have this beautiful equestrian property for sale in the Yorkshire Dales.
The gorgeous home sits on the village green, set back from the main street. It’s beautifully presented and well balanced throughout, with a stunning blend of original features and contemporary updates.
The main home has three bedrooms including the impressive master suite, while a separate wing houses two further bedrooms and a bathroom.
If you thought inside was special, just wait until you see everything the grounds have to offer.
There’s a pretty walled garden, a stone workshop and a gate leading to the orchard. Beyond this, you have your paddocks and woodland, where the current owners have installed a lunch hut. The woodland slopes down to Cauldron Falls and wonderful open country, the perfect spot to graze a pony or two.
Find out more about this Yorkshire Dales equestrian property from listing agent Hewetson and Johnson.
6. Five bedroom equestrian property for sale in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk: £3.8 million guide price
Let’s take a look at Peacock Priory, a one-of-a-kind equestrian property in Suffolk.
Created with impeccable attention to detail, this atmospheric home is set in a private rural setting with far reaching uninterrupted views.
Peacock Priory has been extensively remodelled to combine original period details such as brick and flint walls with new soft red brick flooring, exposed timbers and mullioned windows.
We love the beautifully designed kitchen with hand-built units, large central island, breakfast bar and skylight. Folding glazed doors open seamlessly from the kitchen and dining room onto the matching brick terrace, overlooking the swimming pool and intimate formal garden.
Adjoining the house is a charming single storey self-contained studio cottage whilst on the east side of the house is a two story annexe which offers great flexibility.
Across the garden is the tack room, horse wash room/solarium and a large stable. There is an extensive range of outbuildings including the house office with a cellar/storage barn, a separate stable block and a large barn.
Find out more about this beautiful Suffolk equestrian property from Strutt & Parker.
7. Five bedroom equestrian property for sale in Colchester, Essex: offers over £1 million
This five bedroom equestrian property in Essex is an ideal home for a family of horse-lovers, nestled on a generous 4 acre plot.
The ground floor greets you with a spacious entrance hall which leads to elegant living spaces and a lovely country kitchen. Upstairs is a sanctuary of comfort with 5 double bedrooms - with 2 luxurious en-suites - and a four-piece family bathroom.
But it’s outside where the true magic unfolds.
A gated entrance leads to a large turning circle and provides plenty of off-road parking for your equestrian adventures.
A quaint path takes you to the stables, office and tree-lined paddock where your horses can graze to the backdrop of rolling hills and farmland.
You even have your very own woodland area with a natural flowing spring and a lake which acts as a wildlife sanctuary.
As for its location, Inworth is a small village dating back to medieval times, popular for its rural walks, cycle routes and an excellent local pub. Kelvedon’s mainline train station is 1.3 miles away while Colchester town centre is 10 miles away.
Interested in making this equestrian property in Essex yours?
Get in touch with John Alexander to find out more or book a viewing.
8. Six bedroom equestrian property for sale in Clackmannanshire, Scotland: offers over £1.1 million
If you’re searching for a top quality equestrian home in Scotland, we think we’ve found just the thing.
This six bedroom equestrian property in Clackmannanshire, Scotland is an ideal retreat for a family of riders. Cairnfold House has about 30 acres in total, of which 23.5 acres is grazing land. It's currently separated into six paddocks with two field shelters.
The timber-built stable courtyard sits a short walk from the house, offering nine loose boxes, a tack room and hay store. The rubber surface area sits adjacent and is approximately 20 x 30 metres in size.
And the home itself is a testament to quality and style, boasting impeccable finishes and outstanding views. Every detail has been carefully considered - from the quality flooring to the contemporary fittings.
There's space for the extended family, get a lodger or Airbnb the separate one bed cottage and studio apartment above the tractor garage.
Get in touch with Savills to find out more or see this special home for yourself.
9. Five bedroom equestrian property for sale in Callington, Cornwall: offers over £630,000
Get ready to immerse yourself in a laid-back yet luxurious lifestyle with this remarkable equestrian property for sale in Cornwall.
The home sits near Callington on Dartmoor National Park, where wild moorlands, river valleys and rare wildlife are part of everyday life.
You’ll have a completely enclosed paddock with storage shed, hay barn and horse shelter, all with views towards Kit Hill and the surrounding countryside.
The spacious and versatile detached period home dates back to the 1700s in some parts, featuring a modern extension and extensive refurbishments.
Find out more about this equestrian property in Cornwall from Bradleys Estate Agents - Callington.
10. Three bedroom equestrian property for sale in Reedley, Burnley: offers over £565,000
Welcome to this stunning equestrian property for sale in Burnley. Green Top is a superb three/four bedroom semi-detached home set within low maintenance gardens and grounds.
The enviable semi-rural location is surrounded by rolling countryside and only a handful of other quality homes, while still convenient for amenities and schools in Clitheroe, Burnley and Barrowford.
The south-facing home features a fitted farmhouse kitchen, uninterrupted views and oodles of character, while outside there is a patio area and lawned garden with feature walled pond.
The home is being sold with a two-acre paddock – perfect for someone with equestrian interests. The double garage and workshop offers great potential for working from home, vehicle storage or as an annexe subject to any relevant planning permissions.
Find out more about this equestrian property in Burnley from Keenans Estate Agents.
What is equestrian property?
Equestrian properties come with everything you need to keep horses. Their facilities usually include:
Grazing land like paddocks or fields
Driveway space for trailers
Close access to countryside and riding trails
When you’re searching for an equestrian property, check the size and quality of the stables. You'll want them to be well-built and insulated, and the British Horse Society (BHS) recommends a minimum size of 12 foot by 12 foot for the average horse to be comfortable.
In terms of how much land you need with an equestrian property, the BHS says you should have at least 1.5 acres of grazing land for each horse you own. You should also be able to split this to rotate grazing spots and give the grass a chance to grow.
Make sure you have enough space for your tack, feed and hay when you’re looking to buy an equestrian home. Many equestrian properties come with purpose-built outbuildings or barns that are well-suited to these purposes.
It’s also handy to have running water in your stables or barns so you can easily supply your horse with the 8-10 litres of water they drink each day.
Can anyone buy an equestrian property?
Yes, anyone can buy an equestrian property. In terms of the process, it’s much the same as buying any other home.
But there are a few extra things to think about.
One of those is how ‘ready-made’ you need your equestrian property to be - and what the associated costs are.
If you’re buying your first equestrian property, it’s much more straightforward to buy a home that’s already set up for horse ownership. It’ll save you the cost and complexity of building stables and other facilities, although the price of the property is likely to be higher.
You’ll also want to think about how an equestrian property’s location will impact your riding. Which is more important to you - access to good trails from your home? Or proximity to main roads so you can easily get to events?
If you’re unsure what kind of equestrian property would be best for you, get in touch with a local estate agent. They’ll be able to guide you through the process and help you find the perfect equestrian home.