The Sussex and Surrey area is one of the most sought-after equestrian regions in the country, and with good reason. We are blessed with the rolling hills of the South Downs and a wealth of equestrian property for sale in Sussex and Surrey, but are also utterly spoilt for choice when it comes to world-class show venues, whatever your discipline of choice, with The All England Show jumping Ground, Hickstead, the Royal International Showground, Ardingly, and Lingfield Park Racecourse all a mere stone’s throw away.
Newcomer to the Equestrian Property Market? No Problem.
What to Think About when Buying your First Equestrian Home Budget
It’s an obvious starting point but have a look at what’s on the market and decide on your aim.
Know What You’re Looking For
Make a list of the things you don’t want to live without.
Where is it you want to be near, the hacking and the hills? The motorway network for competition purposes? The beauty of Surrey and Sussex is you can have a bit of both…
What’s More Important? Yard or House?
Decide which is more important, the yard or the house – sometimes you don’t have to compromise, but it’s good to be prepared.
Factors to Take Into Consideration when Looking for Equestrian Property
When looking for an equestrian property, here a few key considerations:
Grazing for all Seasons
Take into account the aspect of the fields, whether they have adequate drainage, access routes, and shelter from the rain, but also the sunshine in high summer.
Local Hacking Routes
Whether they are on, or off-road, and where your nearest bridleways lie.
Accessibility for a Horsebox or Trailer
Not only in terms of physical space on the surrounding lanes and roads, but also the ease and visibility when coming in and out of the property.
ArenaWhether you need an indoor or outdoor surface, both, or in fact neither, as well as a lunge-pen or horse-walker if required.
Storage for tack, feed and bedding – and the security and access routes required for these.
Local Training Venues and Show CentresWhether training and competing at grass-roots level or as a seasoned professional, there is no shortage of venues and centres in the area.
This certainly won’t be a problem, as we are surrounded by international event riders, showjumpers and racing trainers.
Your Equestrian Property Specialists
So whether you’re looking for equestrian property for sale in Surrey or Sussex, we can help you with your every need. We have everything from equestrian land and stables for sale, to top competition yards, equestrian centres and livery yards for sale, and all your equine needs in-between.
Here at Mayhews, we pride ourselves in our specialist knowledge on the sale and purchase of equestrian properties and rural estates, as well as smallholdings with equine potential. Our team offer a specialist service that goes beyond buildings and land; we can advise you on other horse-related matters too, including local vets, farriers, saddlers and feed merchants.Contact Us About Equestrian Services