D&G is where they tend to turn up also Cumbria, Lanarkshire the more unflavoured bits of it. There was a property just up the road from us, 11 acres, bungalow been on and off the market for 3 years, just sold as empty. Have a look at Retties and Hastings as they get a lot of the horsey ones, and Galbraiths.A nearby motorway is only essential if we buy where we currently live. This would mean that I could continue in same job and still see parents weekly.
If we moved further afield, then I would obviously give up current job and travel less frequently, but for longer time to my parents, so proximity to a motorway wouldn’t be as essential.
I have seen a stunning 3 bed house in D & G which I love, but no land. Apparently there is a livery yard in the village though. Didn’t see it when we were there.