The Lion's Den
News & Views About Real Estate in the Greater Philadelphia Area
Introducing some of the most charming equestrian properties throughout southeastern, Pennsylvania offering every ideal feature an equine buyer could possibly ask for. Here are some of the very exclusive properties that are exquisite and unforgettable in design and layout. These properties are not only appealing inside and out; they display true character and embody the finest amenities for both the horse and rider.
A timeless and rare find on 24 acres, this c.1851 stone house exceeds all the expectations! This historic home is gorgeous with a European flair, and it includes a 30×60 swimming pool, 2 restored cottages, 4-car garage, a huge bank barn consisting of 18 stalls, 10 pastures, and both indoor and outdoor riding rings. Modern amenities flow throughout this exquisite home making it truly one of a kind. Luxurious chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry as well as radiant heated Pennsylvania slate flooring displays nothing less then 1st class. This home offers 7 bedrooms and 5.2 baths that reflect its owner’s European roots. Listed at $2,650,000.
Vintage Thoroughbred Farm
Vintage Thoroughbred Farm is truly exceptional! Resting on 34 acres of Chester County paradise is a home that surely makes a statement with a top-notch equine facility that will ensure that your horses live as comfortably as you. A well-kept, beautifully designed stable consisting of a caretaker’s apartment, 10 stalls, and a tack room is just the beginning. The grounds feature a show ring, round pen and plenty of storage for other equine equipment. The residence is nothing less than extravagant, showcasing 10,880 sq. ft. of pure European influence with a grand entrance, exposed beams, professional grade appliances, and mesmerizing views. This home is not only an equine lovers dream, but offers ideal privacy for its owners. Listed at $2,995,000.
Three Ponds Farm
Three Ponds Farm is a beautifully restored 1812 farmhouse situated on 13 acres that is the ideal property for both the equestrian and the entertainer. New modern luxuries and old-world details give this home a classy, yet comfortable ambiance throughout. Modern chef’s kitchen with granite island opens into a spacious great room with French doors leading out to a stone patio and arbor. Classic stone bank barn consists of stalls, tack room, and paddocks that give easy access to trail riding! Listed at $1,969,000.
Buttonwood Farm is an unforgettable property surrounded by some of the area’s most scenic views. Tucked away on 98+ acres is a historic 1842 stucco farmhouse that showcases antique character that makes this home quite inviting. Deep windows in all five spacious bedrooms allow plenty of sunlight and picturesque views. The well-kept grounds consist of a stable with 12 stalls, 3 huge fenced pastures, a 70’ x 160’ indoor lighted arena, quarter-mile track, and a quaint cross-country course. This property is a must-see if looking for a bigger equestrian facility to operate as well as an opportunity for subdivision. Listed at $2,150,000.
Bell Well Farm & Vineyard
Bell Well Farm & Vineyard is a tastefully restored vintage farmhouse on 25+ acres with many equine or agricultural possibilities. This home has a remarkable kitchen with a farm sink, Viking 4-burner gas range, and Thermador dishwasher. This one-of-a-kind home includes a third-floor loft that can be used as either a studio or a flex bedroom. Stone and timber bank barn offers four stalls that can be used for either horses, alpacas and or other farm animals along with 10 fenced pastures equipped with electric fencing. A pole barn, which also has six turn-outs, can be used for storage of farm equipment. A 6-acre vineyard, an out-sourced operation that is completely labor-free and for your enjoyment, generates a nice income each year! Listed at $1,795,000.
A true historic property with its deed noting a log cabin and log barn in the 1780s! This 1820 farmhouse is perched on 10 acres and has had additional updates that allow its simpler, antique elements to show through in its design. Original pine floors, exposed beams, and deep-sill windows showcase the classic farmhouse look that gives this home character. The barn is move-in ready for animals and consists of 7 stalls, a tack room, a wash stall, and equipment shed. The barn has easy access to paddocks that lead straight to Bucks County Horse Park. Listed at $859,000.
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