In a nod to Grand National weekend, we’ve picked three cracking overseas properties with equestrian facilities. What are the odds we’ve found you a winner here?

Limousin, France
Nestled in a quiet corner of the Limousin countryside and looking across to the Verraux Valley, this rustic character property in Creuse should be a front-runner for any horse-loving house-hunter in France.

It includes purpose-built stone barns and stables, as well as nearly 60 acres of pastureland and woodland – ideal for enjoying on horse-back. The four-bedroom main house, which is surrounded by pretty gardens and dates back to the 17th Century, is jam-packed with original features and oozes authentic charm. A fantastic home, this property also has rural business potential. For more info, click on the image.

Andalusia, Spain
Marbella and the Med might be less than half an hour away, but the rural lifestyle on offer at this magnificent finca is a world away from the Costa del Sol.

Not far from the pretty whitewashed town of Coín and surrounded by undulating countryside, the property includes a self-contained equestrian centre with barn, four stables and fenced-off riding area. The five-bedroom house, a traditional finca-style building, has a large terraced area surrounding the large pool – the perfect spot for soothing those tired muscles after a hack through the olive groves.

Western Algarve, Portugal
Larger budgets might stretch to this magnificent 61.5-hectare estate, or ‘herdade’, just inland from Bordeira on the west coast of the Algarve. Equestrian facilities include a large barn with 10 stables, each with its own outdoor space, plus a tack room and ample space for hay storage. There’s also a full-size training arena and horse-washing area.

The property’s land includes 10 hectares of fenced paddocks, with the majority of the remainder given over to pine and cork oak woods, which are not only ideal for hacking but also bring in income for the property.

Accommodation is extensive and comprises a three-bedroom main house with oodles of character, as well as two adjoining cottages and an annex. Being on the edge of the Costa Vincentina Natural Park, means the property’s varied landscape, which includes fruit trees and a vegetable garden, is complemented by a rich variety of flora and fauna.

Written by Overseas Guides Company.

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