With our national love affair with racing as strong as ever, why not consider a property within the vicinity of a racecourse?
Wells Farm, Kinsham, Gloucestershire, £975,000
For you: An attractive Grade II listed farmhouse with four bedrooms, a one-bedroom annexe and pretty gardens.
For horses: A stable block with four loose boxes and a tack room, a 40m x20m manège and post and rail fenced paddocks.
Cheltenham racecourse: 16 minutes by car.
Savills (01242 354 758; http://countrylife.onthemarket.com)
Maiden’s Bower Farm House, Pinfold Lane, Knowsley Village, Merseyside, £575,000
For you: A four-bedroom farmhouse surrounded by pretty gardens boasting pebbled walkways, manicured lawns and an abundance of mature fruit trees and shrub border.
For horses: No on-site facilities but there are a couple of livery yards nearby. Alternatively invest in a wee Falabella for the garden.
Aintree racecourse: 18 minutes by car.
JB&B Leach (01744 357892; http://countrylife.onthemarket.com)
Fairview, Lambourn, Berkshire, £895,000
For you: A six-bedroom family home situated on the edge of Lambourn with glorious countryside views within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
For horses: A stable block comprising 5 loose boxes and a tack room plus 5 acres with two fenced paddocks and a turn out paddock with water.
Newbury racecourse: 30 minutes by car.
Knight Frank (01488 498969; http://countrylife.onthemarket.com)
Holly Lodge, Esher, Surrey, £1,795,000
For you: A delightful five-bedroom period home surrounded by beautiful mature south facing
gardens with a terrace area made of antique York Flagstones.
For horses: You’re a ten-minute walk from Sandown Park – who needs horses at home when you can watch all the action there?
Sandown Park racecourse: 5 minutes by car.
Savills (01372 434813; https://countrylife.onthemarket.com)
Maiden House Farm, Blackburn, Merseyside, £796,000
For you: A detached, five-bedroom stone period property with 2 acres of formal gardens with an additional 10.5 acres available by separate negotiation.
For horses: A stable yard, with 3 loose boxes and a utility room.
Haydock Park racecourse: 30 minutes by car.
Fine & Country (01254 953934: https://countrylife.onthemarket.com)
Hazelwood Farm, Warfield, Berkshire, £2,850,000
For you: A spacious, open plan family home with seven bedrooms with a private garden and 10 acres of land.
For horses: 3 stables, and an outbuilding currently used as an office which could be reclaimed as stabling (an additional 3 boxes). The farm is also a stone’s throw from Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club and Guards Polo Club.
Ascot racecourse: 15 minutes by car.
Knight Frank (01344 624732; https://countrylife.onthemarket.com)