Average property prices in Reigate & Banstead rose by a massive 12.4% in the 12 months to the end of November, nearly trebling the 4.5% growth in the same period last year.

This is more than double the rise of 5.2% across the South-East region, over the same period, and puts the average house price in R&B at £441,151 in November 2017.

Andrew Drake, director of Mansell McTaggart, said “this is a good time for anyone thinking about selling, following sustained but manageable price growth over the last few years”.

Martin Willats, director, agreed, adding “yet it is also a good time for people who want the reassurance of knowing they are buying into a market where values are rising, and before they rise further”.

Andrew added that “in any market it is also important for sellers to ensure they choose an experienced agent who has a local presence to check the validity of buyers and their offers”.

Price data source: Land Registry, showing latest available data at time of publication

Volume data source: Mansell McTaggart

Mansell McTaggart are estate agents in Horley, Surrey, (in the borough of Reigate & Banstead) offering properties for sale near Gatwick Airport.


Everyone loves a pub. Most people love a walk. Put the two together, add in the river Ouse and you have a lovely day out.

A well-known (but not too well-known) walk is to park in Barcombe, head along the river to the pub, then head back along the disused railway line. It’s all flat, only 2 ½ miles long (30-45 mins each way) and a lovely way to spend a day, whatever the weather.

Halfway along, you’ll reach the the Anchor Inn. The food is great (the Anchor burger went down well with my family, as did the ploughman’s), and that atmosphere is gentle and restful. In warmer times, the garden is a lovely spot to enjoy the sunshine, and you can even hire a canoe.

A bit further along the river, I remember a few years ago there being a fantastic swing on a branch over the river. My son and his friend spent a very happy afternoon there, but then again it was August and hot!

But whatever the weather, this is a lovely walk, and a great pub. Enjoy…



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Just one new three double bedroom chalet bungalow remains available at Valeside Keep, Burgess Hill - an exclusive development of just 29 homes.

The chalet bungalow features a ground floor master bedroom suite and a private south facing rear garden.  

A recent buyer at Valeside Keep shares their story below - having relocated from outer London, Mr and Mrs Chapman are delighted with their new Thakeham bungalow. 

“We have been looking for our perfect home for years. Downsizing at our stage in life meant we knew this would be our last move - so it needed to be right.  We’d viewed lots of properties but none were quite right.  Having seen a local property advert for Valeside Keep in Burgess Hill, we decided to arrange a visit.

“Immediately we felt that we’d found something special.  We were hugely impressed by the quality, the workmanship and the materials used by Thakeham.

“During our search, we’d realised that new, attractive bungalows are extremely hard to come by.  We’d decided we wanted a new home because we didn’t want the extra work of DIY and home improvements.  We needed easy parking for us and visitors, a garden that was easy to maintain, and location was important to us too - we wanted to be close to family.  

“Our new Thakeham home has all of this and more, and everyone who has come to visit has loved it!  

“We’ve moved from outer London and we are loving the change in pace that Burgess Hill offers.  We’re still getting used to people smiling and saying hello in the street!  Now we’re settling in, we’ve already recommended Thakeham to friends and we’re so looking forward to enjoying our new Thakeham bungalow for years to come.” 

To arrange a viewing of the final new chalet bungalow at Valeside Keep, please contact our Burgess Hill team on 01444 235665. 

Mansell McTaggart’s local team has supported the developer, Thakeham, in both the site acquisition and the sale of their new homes at Valeside Keep in Burgess Hill.  


In the first three months of this year we ran a draw to win £7000, and are pleased to announce the winner is a Mr Beach of Crowborough. Congratulations and we hope you spend it unwisely!

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