May 24, 2013 6:39 pm

Hot property: polo

Five homes perfect for the sport’s enthusiasts, including a villa in Barbados
The Ashworth House

Ashworth House, Gloucestershire, UK, £1.9m

Where In the town of Westonbirt in Gloucestershire, west England, 30 miles from Bristol international airport and 100 miles from London.

What A four-bedroom house made of Cotswold stone in 11.5 acres. The grounds include a two-bedroom guest cottage, paddocks, American barn-style stabling and an all-weather polo manège for training horses.

Why Ashworth House is almost directly opposite the renowned Beaufort Polo Club. The property is also near Highgrove, country residence of the Prince of Wales, who was a keen polo player until he retired from the sport in 2005.

Who Savills, tel: +44 128 562 7550

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160 John St, Greenwich, Connecticut, US, $28.5m

Where Near the New York/Connecticut state boundary, seven miles from Westchester County airport, 30 miles from central Manhattan.

What A nine-bedroom property built in the Palladian style with almost 15,000 sq ft of internal space. The house comes with grounds totalling 18.39 acres.

Why The estate was built on the site of the first polo field in Greenwich, and includes an equestrian complex, stabling, paddocks and a practice polo field.

Who Christie’s International Real Estate, tel: +1 212 468 7140­

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Villa, Apes Hill Estate, Barbados, $3.2m

Where In St James, on the west coast of Barbados, 16km from the capital, Bridgetown, and 25km from Grantley Adams international airport.

What A two-storey, four-bedroom villa with four terraces and a courtyard with a pool.

Why The property is part of the Apes Hill Estate, a new golf and polo resort. Residents have free access to the polo club, where facilities are considered among the finest in the West Indies. The club also has its own resident coach to help players sharpen their skills.

Who Savills, tel: +44 207 016 3740

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Courtown Demesne, County Kildare, Ireland, €10m

Where Near the town of Kilcock in County Kildare, 27 miles from Dublin international airport.

What A large country house built in 1815 in an estate of 386 acres. The main part of the house has six bedrooms, with a further two bedrooms in the guest wing. Also in the grounds are four cottages.

Why Courtown Demesne has extensive equestrian facilities, including a polo yard, an indoor arena, tack and feed rooms, 32 stables, inspection box and a horse walker.

Who Knight Frank, tel: +44 207 861 1098

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Gassin, Côte d’Azur, France, €4.25m

Where In the hilltop village of Gassin, near Saint-Tropez on the Côte d’Azur, 100km from Nice international airport.

What A two-bedroom villa with a separate two-bedroom guest apartment. The master suite has an en suite bathroom, dressing room and private terrace.

Why Gassin is home to the renowned Polo Club Saint-Tropez, which hosts the annual International Polo Cup (July 4-14 this year), and is where some of the polo world’s most exclusive social events take place.

Who Knight Frank, tel: +44 207 861 1727

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