New Homes in Surrey
New Homes in Surrey
Make the move
Located in South East England, Surrey is made up of villages, towns and lovely countryside. A short distance from London, it’s an ideal commuter town and buying a new home in Surrey is a great choice.
Things to see and do
Surrey is filled with historic sites and attractions, as well as lovely countryside and great shopping.
History fans will enjoy vising Runnymede National Trust, where the sealing of the Magna Carta took place on the ancient ‘meeting meadow’ in 1215. Walk in the steps of King John and take in the lovely meadows, explore the various historical monuments or cross the river to Ankerwycke. Here you’ll find the last remains of a Benedictine Priory, and an old Yew Tree that’s been standing for 2,500 years.
The works of painter G.F Watts can be seen at the Watts Gallery in Guildford, and you can also visit Loseley Park. From here you’ll be able to enjoy views of the North Downs, wander around the walled garden, and admire the old house, which was built in the reign of Elizabeth I.
For something a little different, Denbies Wine Estate is a great day out. While you may mistake the area for Tuscany, England’s largest single estate vineyard holds over 200 acres of vines, and allows you to tour the wine making process.
Adventurous types will enjoy visiting the Wild Wood Adventure in Guildford, where a challenging treetop course will see you tackle ropes, zip wires and bridges. More family fun can be had at two of the UK’s theme parks – Chessington World of Adventure and Thorpe Park.
Shopping can be found at many locations around Surrey, and food lovers will enjoy picking up fresh local produce at one of the many farmers’ markets. Byfleet, Cobham, Camberley and Epsom are just a handful of the many areas around the county that showcase the region’s local produce.
Surrey also has a close proximity to London. Whether commuting for work or visiting for a day out, the area’s great transport links make it easily accessible.
There is a wide selection of schools for children of all ages and needs throughout Surrey, making the area ideal for families. Guildford College is a well-known college, offering education for people aged 14 and up, alongside apprenticeships and degree level courses. The University of Surrey offers a range of degree courses, and had 97% of graduate in employment after six months of graduating.
Just 40 minutes from Central London, Surrey is easily accessible from the capital, as well as other parts of the country. A comprehensive road network makes the county easily accessed from roads such as the M3, M25, A3 and A24.
For those arriving by air, Heathrow (19 minutes) and Gatwick (38 minutes) are the nearest airports which offer a selection of flights across the globe.
There are also a number of train stations across the county. From Guildford, London can be reached in just 34 minutes, Peterborough in two hours and 13 minutes and Southampton in one hour and 15 minutes.