August 17, 2012 9:26 pm

Hot property: Equestrian estates

Outfitted with stables, boxes and paddocks, these five properties are ideal for the serious horse-rider
Stetchworth Park, Suffolk, UK

Stetchworth Park, Suffolk, UK, excess £11m

Where Just 3 miles outside Newmarket, about 65 miles north of London and 40 miles from London Stansted international airport.

What A Grade II-listed eight-bedroom house set in 116 acres of land. Three additional cottages provide housing for guests and staff.

Why Stetchworth Park is ideal for the serious horse-rider. The facilities include a stud yard with 24 boxes and two staff flats, a 60m x 35m indoor arena, a 75m x 45m show jumping arena and paddocks.

Who Savills, www.savills.com, tel: +44 20 7016 3780

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Cameron Ranch, Sarasota, Florida, US

Cameron Ranch, Sarasota, Florida, US, $2.299m

Where 7760 Cow Camp Lane, about 10 miles from Sarasota international airport, 60 miles from Tampa, 130 miles from Orlando and 230 miles from Miami.

What A five-bedroom, five-bathroom house built in 2010 and set in 7.5 acres of land. The property includes a wine cellar and accommodation for guests and staff.

Why Cameron Ranch has two barns, 22 stalls, two tack rooms, a wash area and six paddocks. It is situated in the Sarasota Polo Club, where some of the world’s best players gather on Sunday afternoons throughout the winter season.

Who Michael Saunders & Company, www.michaelsaunders.com, tel: +1 941 955 8200

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Château, Indre-et-Loire, France

Château, Indre-et-Loire, France, €4.24m

Where Near Richelieu, a town in central France, about 20km from Chinon, 50km from Potiers airport and 68km from Tours Val de Loire airport.

What A 14-bedroom, eight-bathroom château originally built by the Cardinal Richelieu for his mistress in the 17th century. Set in approximately 620 acres of land, the property includes a swimming pool, a two-bedroom farmhouse and a one-bedroom cottage.

Why The grounds, a mixture of woodland and parkland, are ideal for riding and hunting. The property also comes with 15 loose boxes and fenced paddocks.

Who Winkworth International, www.winkworth-international.com, tel: +44 20 7870 7181

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Masia, Catalonia, Spain

Masia, Catalonia, Spain, €2.3m

Where Near Montseny Natural Park, about 45 minutes’ drive from Barcelona, where there is an international airport.

What A newly restored five-bedroom, five-bathroom house that includes a swimming pool, two cottages and a guest house.

Why The property is outfitted with paddocks and stables for up to 12 horses. Riders can practise in an arena with views of the Montseny mountains, a Unesco biosphere reserve. Owners also have the option to buy more land and renovate two additional properties.

Who Lucas Fox International Properties, www.lucasfox.com, tel: +34 933 562 989

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25 Peter Cloete Avenue, Cape Town, South Africa

25 Peter Cloete Avenue, Cape Town, South Africa, R$14m (£1.1m)

Where In Upper Constantia, an upscale suburb of Cape Town, about 15km south of the city centre, 5km from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and 24km from Cape Town international airport.

What A three-bedroom house set in two acres of land and built in the Cape-Dutch style. The property includes four stables, a feed room, tack room, jumping arena and lunge ring.

Why The property borders the Alphen greenbelt, which has excellent riding and walking trails.

Who Christie’s International Real Estate, www.christiesrealestate.com, tel: +27 83 678 7876

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