Guildford is a large and historic county town offering a comprehensive range of shopping, social, recreational and educational facilities. It is widely considered to be a very desirable place to live. The town is situated on the River Wey, the cobbled High Street paved with granite setts and is surrounded by countryside. Guildford still retains a High Street market every Friday and Saturday with monthly farmers markets usually held on the first Tuesday of each month.
The town offers a great selection of restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes plus independent and national retailers amongst its attractive streets. Guildford’s mainline railway station provides a service to London Waterloo in approx. 40 minutes and there is also London Road train station. The A3 and A31 provide access to the South Coast and the M25 to central London & International airports. Sporting and recreational facilities are extremely well catered for at the Spectrum Leisure Centre and Surrey Sports Park.
The area lies at the edge of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering miles of walking, cycling and riding country. There is an excellent choice of both state and private schools in the area serving all age groups and furthermore, the highly acclaimed University of Surrey.
Guildford has many sought after locations including Pewley Down, Warwicks Bench, Charlottesville, Onslow Village, Merrow and Burpham to name a few, the Clarke Gammon office covers an area that encompasses the whole of Guildford (GU1 and GU2) and the surrounding villages of Compton (GU3), Shalford (GU4), Albury (GU5), Bramley (GU5), West Clandon (GU4), Merrow (GU1), Burpham (GU4) Puttenham (GU3) Wonersh (GU5), Shamley Green (GU5), Send (GU23), Chilworth (GU4) Godalming (GU7), Hascombe (GU8), Dunsfold (GU8) and West Horsley (KT24).
The villages south of Guildford that include Shalford, Bramley, Wonersh and Chilworth draw a significant appeal due the array of village greens, public houses and local amenities, all surrounded delightful countryside.
The quintessential English villages include Shere, Gomshall, Albury and Peaslake, all sit in the delightful Surrey Hills and renowned as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), offering miles of walking, cycling and riding country.
The River Tillingbourne flows through many of the villages, with village shops, picturesque cricket greens, local amenities including country pubs, farm shops and railway stations, which runs between Guildford and Dorking on the Reading to Gatwick Airport line. All villages are within convenient reach of Guildford, Dorking and Cranleigh.
Godalming is a historic market town in south-west Surrey, situated on the River Wey and surrounded by countryside; it has a great sense of community and widely considered to be a very desirable place to live. Godalming still retains a high street market every Friday with monthly farmers markets through the Spring/Summer, the occasional visiting French and Italian markets and an annual Godalming Food Festival. The town offers a great selection of restaurants, pubs and cafes plus independent and national retailers amongst its attractive streets.