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Take 5… Homes that are great for pets

For many, animals contribute greatly to our everyday life: they can even be considered part of our family, with whom we create a strong bond. They can provide us with companionship and emotional support, for which in return we make sure they are loved, healthy and fit.

This year, the PDSA PAW report outlined that 51% of UK adults own a pet, the top three being cats, dogs and rabbits. Not only are animals part of our family homes as pets, but they assist others with physical and mental health support, including animal therapy, to help people cope and recover from their conditions. The bond produces a calming state in a person, with increased mood and general well-being.

We have all had a lot of lifestyle changes in the past year, including new routines for our furry friends. With more time being spent at home with flexible work patterns, pet owners are experiencing stronger bonds than ever, and are able to spend additional time with them, either with extra training or increased time spent outside.

Here are homes we think are well suited for our animal friends, with characteristics suiting both you and them. From large gardens including stables and barns, to spacious interiors for your pets to play.

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Antingham Lodge, Norfolk

A well-appointed country house with views over its own 7 acre lake along with sublime formal gardens.

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Hillanvale Farm, Weald Sevenoaks

An attractive equestrian property with stabling, manège and approximately 9.3 acres.

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The Grange, Suffolk

A beautiful Grade II listed part-moated farmhouse with pretty gardens.

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Hunsdonbury, Hertfordshire

A handsome Grade II listed Gothic Revival house.

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Spinnakers, Nettlestead Maidstone Kent

A distinctive family house with equestrian facilities.


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