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Moving to Horley

Looking to buy or sell in Horley? Contact Mansell McTaggart estates agents in Horley to discuss your move or view our property for sale in Horley.

Is Horley a nice place to live?

Horley has all the atmosphere of a friendly town but with the world at its doorstep, with Gatwick Airport close by and fantastic transport links. From London-dwellers keen to get more for their money, to families looking for rural living close to schools, to retirees, Horley has it all.

Both London and cosmopolitan Brighton are easily accessible by train from the town’s mainline station, while the Gatwick Express provides the easy way to jet off. The market town of Reigate is nearby, as are commuter lines from Redhill.

Horley is surrounded by beautiful open fields and horse chestnut trees (conkers anyone?), offering The Good Life, with a Waitrose in town if self-sufficiency isn’t your thing. There are also plenty of fantastic cafes, pubs and restaurants to choose from, with well-known franchises, independent eateries, and cosy pubs. In fact, Ye Olde Six Bells Pub on Church Road claims to be one of the oldest pubs in England, and dates back to 1450.

Quiet residential roads are lined with stunning period properties while a little further out you can get more space for your money in pretty villages including Charlwood, Smallfield, and Newdigate.

Further afield, wine connoisseurs will love Denbies Wine Estates in Dorking, while the thrill of a flutter can be found at Lingfield Race Course. The British Wildlife Centre, Go Ape Tree Top Adventures, Bluebell Railway and Sheffield Park are ideal for active families and just a short journey away.  

Where to move to in Horley

The main postal districts we cover in Horley are RH6, RH1 and RH2. If you’re looking for some inspiration for where to move to in Horley and the surrounding areas, below are some of our favourite areas.

Meath Green

The Meath Green area of Horley is highly sought-after. Located on the north west side of town, it offers spacious family homes with plenty of outside space, from period property to new build developments.

Meath Green is within easy reach of amenities and is home to the Horley Cricket Club, as well as plenty of good schools. Meath Green also provides easy access to the countryside, with Emlyn Meadows being close by.

Thomas Waters Way

Thomas Waters Way is located on the south east side of town. Here, you’ll find a discreet new build development with an array of family homes. Set in a quite location, the area has its own playground and plenty of open green spaces, with easy access to the countryside for walking and hiking.


Hookwood is an area to the south west of Horley, just outside of the town. The area has plenty of amenities, such as a petrol station, supermarket, and medical facilities, as well as open green space. Properties range from sprawling bungalows to two- and three-bedroom semi detached homes.


Charlwood is a village just south west of Horley. Offering residents a quieter way of life, the village also has plenty of amenities, such as a children’s playground, sports pitches, it’s own primary school, a number of small shops and two traditional pubs. It’s also home to Gatwick Aviation Museum, which has various aircraft on display and charts their history. Charlwood has a diverse range of property, including quaint thatched cottages, Grade II listed homes, and cosy family homes.


Smallfield is a large village to the east of Horley, just on the other side of the M23. It has everything on offer that you would expect from a Surrey village, with a convenience store, pharmacy, and lots of open green spaces.

Smallfield has lots of large family homes, including detached and semi-detached choices, as well as bungalows. 

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Trains in Horley

Destination How long How often Changes
London Victoria 40 mins to an hour every 10-20 mins direct
East Croydon 15-40 mins every 10-20 mins direct
Gatwick Airport 3 mins every 20-30 mins direct
London Bridge 40 mins to an hour every 20 mins or less direct or change at
East Croydon
Brighton around 20 mins every 10-20 mins direct

This information is a guide only, and not intended to be a timetable! Times shown are at peak times. Please check for exact times. Source:

Schools in Horley

Schools rated as 'good' or 'outstanding', within 3 miles of the centre of Horley include:

Primary School teacher and children

Primary Schools

  • Horley Infant School
  • Yattendon School
  • Langshott Primary School
  • Manorfield Primary and Nursery School
  • Meath Green Infant School
  • Meath Green Junior School
  • Burstow Primary School
  • Charlwood Village Infant School
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Secondary teacher teaching students

Secondary Schools

  • Oakwood School
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College students

16 - 18

  • none within 3 miles but Central Sussex College Haywards Heath and Crawley caters for students in Horley
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This schools information is intended as a guide only and is subject to change.
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Clubs and societies in Horley

We have some great clubs and societies here in Horley.
Here is a selection. If we have missed yours please email us

  • Albert Road Sports and Social Club
  • Beehive Quilters
  • First Burstow Scout Group
  • Horley Bowling Club
  • Horley Photographic Club
  • Horley Local History Society
  • Horley Round Table
  • Horley Singers
  • Horley-Vimy Twinning Association
  • Horley Lions Club
  • Rotary Club of Horley
  • Royal British Legion
  • Universal Social Club
  • Horley Local History Society
  • Air Cadets- Squadron 135
  • Archway Theatre
  • Ballet Circle
  • Bridge Club
  • Cross Stitch Club
  • Dolls House Club
  • Fennies Day Nursery
  • From Fear To Friend
  • Fuzion Martial Arts Classes

Major employers in Horley

With Gatwick Airport nearby, there are many airport-related companies, and many more small businesses and organisations.

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