Are you keen on horse racing? You’ll want to move into one of these properties, a short gallop away from two of the country’s finest courses…
With the horse racing season well and truly underway, we take a look at ten of the best properties near Goodwood and Ascot. They might have easy commuter links, oodles of charm, and even equestrian facilities such as paddocks and stables.
1. Peacock Lodge, Chichester
This charming family home is a stone’s throw from Goodwood Estate. Set in the West Sussex countryside with views of the South Downs National Park, it comes with three bedrooms, three reception rooms and a walled garden. Available through Strutt & Parker for £1.185m.
2. Imperial Row, Ascot
This new development by Spitfire Bespoke Homes offers individual homes that have been classically styled. No noisy floorboards or dodgy boilers going on here… Just look at the marble bathroom and staircase. Available through Savills from £2.95m.
3. Sovereign Mews, Ascot
If you fancy a modern luxury townhouse, this property might do the job. Ideal for commuters and fans of Royal Ascot, it has three bedrooms, a big garden, and balcony. Available through Knight Frank for £4,500 monthly rent.
4. Woodstock, Ascot
Dating back to 1887, this historic family home has seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and four reception rooms. The gardens include a tennis court and heated outdoor pool, as well as a sweeping lawn and feature pond. It would be very easy to move straight into Woodstock, and it’s so convenient for Royal Ascot, as well as commuting into London. Available through Strutt & Parker for £2.995m.
5. The Old Kitchens, Chichester
Charming is an understatement when it comes to The Old Kitchens. With its original features, two bedroom suites and views of the Goodwood Estate, it’s well placed. Dating back to 1680, The Old Kitchens was originally part of Binderton House, and was the former country home of post-war Prime Minister Anthony Eden. Available through Savills for £745,000.
6. Culross Manor, West Sussex
This property is the best of both worlds with good commuter links, while still nestled in the West Sussex countryside. With 15 acres of gardens including a heated swimming pool, full equestrian facilities, and a plush lawn, you’ll have the space to ride. The interiors could do with a little updating. Available through Strutt & Parker for £2.95m.
7. Sherwood, Ascot
If you like high tech, and glamorous homes, this Ascot six-bed family home is perfect. It comes with all the gadgets. Available through Hamptons International for £4.5m.
8. Butterton Racing Stables, Staffordshire
This impressive equestrian facility comprises two homes, 14 paddocks, full stable facilities and a racing yard, held in 52 acres. The two houses are modern and nicely finished, but it’s the outdoor facilities that make this property special. Available through Strutt & Parker for £3.25m.
9. Home Farm, Sunningdale
This family home in the Surrey countryside has seven bedrooms, four reception rooms and a swimming pool. The period charm is an added bonus. Available through Knight Frank for £4.25m.
10. Deerleap, Hampshire
Finally, a very British home. Dating back to the early 18th century, the Victorian brick and flint village house has eight bedrooms, six bathrooms and five reception rooms. It also has five acres of gardens, a gravel drive and an outdoor swimming pool. Available through Strutt & Parker for £4.5m.
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