Spot Light on Haslemere

Spot Light on Haslemere - 2024

By Steve Cook – Partner Clarke Gammon

Celebrating why Haslemere is a great place to live

Haslemere is a fabulous place to live and work, this month we take a closer look at why so many people are choosing Haslemere as their home.  Located on the borders of Hampshire and West Sussex, rich in history and set within rolling hills and natural beauty.

Clarke Gammon has had an office on the High Street in Haslemere for more than 20 years with many of our team having grown up or lived in the area for many years. So we thought we’d share some of our favourite things to see and do in Haslemere. 

The town attracts buyers from far and wide and in recent years has seen a good number of London buyers move to the area for a rather quieter pace of life as well as the excellent schools, and fantastic recreational and family activities.

Dating back to the 1200s, the local architecture is diverse but the attractive timbered and tile-hung houses and cottages are a real feature of the town, although it was during the Victorian era that Haselmere was developed to what we know and enjoy about the town today.

What we love about Haslemere

There is so much to see and do in Haslemere, with many beautiful parks, gardens, and spectacular historic houses. One of our favourites is the award-winning Haslemere Educational Museum, founded in 1888, it offers excellent collections of natural and human artefacts from history and enjoys a fascinating programme of exhibitions and family drop-in events, it’s a great family day out.

There’s nothing better than a walk around the town, keep an eye out for Haslemere’s much-loved hexagonal pillar box, the town’s famous medieval dipping well, the National Heritage Listed Half Moon House, one of the town’s oldest buildings, the Town Hall, built in 1814, the Tudor Cottage next to the Coppa Club at the Georgian Hotel and the three-gabled Lloyds Pharmacy building.

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There is also a wealth of independent shops and cafes on and around the High Street.  The National Trust’s Swan Barn Farm set just behind the high street, is another of our favourites, is a gateway to some of Surrey and Sussex’s most beautiful countryside and the start of the 64-mile-long Serpent Trail.

With the South Downs National Park on the doorstep, just a few miles drive out of town is the stunning Black Down, the highest point in West Sussex, the views from the summit of Black Down Hills are truly breathtaking.

Accessed via the National Trust’s car park at Tennyson’s Lane, there is 2 mile circular walk through woods and heathland, which it is said Alfred Lord Tennyson fell in love with. Some of the best views in the South Downs can be found here, as well as Temple of the Winds, named after a Bronze Age circular bank.

Social Events

Haslemere Fringe Festival –  Haselmere’s answer to Glastonbury, this fabulous not-for-profit festival is held every two years on the Lion Green in Haslemere. Not to be missed! – More Info here.

Farmers Market –  There is a very popular Farmers market held on the first Saturday of each month on the High Street.

Haslemere Hall –  The focal point with a wide variety of shows, operatic productions, plays, films, events and even live satellite broadcasts from the National Theatre.

Charter Fair –  Granted a Charter to hold a weekly market by Elizabeth I in 1596 and still celebrates with a bi-annual Charter Fair held at the beginning of May.

Food Festival –  Held in September the festival promotes local food and businesses, with new and exciting additions every year offering an even greater variety of feasts.

Christmas Market –  The market is held during the first week of December with over 200 stalls selling all things Christmas.

Recently Listed homes

We have seen a good number of new properties coming to the market this month in Haslemere, Guildford and Liphook, here are some of our most recently listed homes for sale –

House for Sale in Guildford – Guide Price £2,250,000

House for Sale in Haslemere – Guide Price £2,200,000 

House for Sale in Haslemere – Guide Price £1,195,000

House for Sale in Liphook – Guide Price £775,000

House Sold in Haslemere – Guide Price £700,000

Detached Bungalow for Sale in Haslemere – £650,000 

To see the very latest homes coming to the market, click ‘New to market homes’, this lists all of the very latest homes as they come to the market.

Also, see our most ‘Recently Sold Properties’.

Considering a move in Haslemere?

We have strong demand for properties in and around the towns and villages covered by our offices in Guildford, Haslemere and Liphook with many motivated buyers looking for a new home.

If you are considering a move please feel free to contact any of our offices, either for an informal chat about the market and how we might help you with this or to book a market appraisal.

Why not try our instant online valuation tool?

Steve Cook
Partner Clarke Gammon

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