Set within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and about twelve miles south-west of the county town of Guildford, Haslemere is a charming market town surrounded by National Trust owned commons and hills including Marley, Hindhead, Gibbet Hill and Black Down. Located in the Borough of Waverley of Surrey, Haslemere dates back to the 1200s and got its name from hazel trees standing beside a lake or ‘mere’ and has been a popular place to live ever since Victorian times.
The attractive High Street and Town Centre feature attractive beamed and tile hung buildings and offers a range of national chains including Waitrose, Boots and W H Smith and independent local shops, restaurants and cafes, along with the award-winning Haslemere Educational Museum and Georgian Hotel.
Further shops and amenities can be found in Weyhill which include Haslemere Library, Tesco supermarket and M & S Food.
The town has two sports centres; The Edge at Woolmer Hill School and Haslemere Leisure Centre, along with the Haslemere Recreation Ground. The Lythe Hill Hotel on the outskirts of the town provides spa facilities and Champneys Forest Mere is just a short drive away in Liphook. There are several high quality golf clubs nearby at Liphook, Hindhead, Blackmoor and Hankley.
Highly rated state and private schools for all ages can be found around in and around the town including St. Edmunds and The Royal School in Hindhead and St. Ives Preparatory School, Camelsdale Primary, Grayswood C of E Primary, St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary, Shottermill Infant and Junior Schools and Woolmer Hill in Haslemere.
There are excellent rail and road connections with Haslemere’s mainline station offering a fast and frequent service to London Waterloo from 49 minutes, while the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and south coast can be accessed via the A3 which can be joined at nearby Hindhead.
Situated just 1.5 miles north of Haslemere town centre, the thriving village of Grayswood has a pretty village green, modern sports pavilion/hall, primary school, church and The Wheatsheaf public house.
On the edge of the South Downs National Park, Camelsdale on the southern outskirts of Haslemere is just over the border in West Sussex and is within easy reach of the shops and amenities in Weyhill and Haslemere main station. The village provides a petrol station/convenience store, popular primary school and recreation ground.
Situated within the South Downs National Park just three miles south of Haslemere on the Surrey/West Sussex border and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Fernhurst offers day to day amenities as well as the opportunity for scenic walks, cycling and horse riding. There is a newsagent / general store, greengrocer, chemist, hairdresser, doctors’ surgery, primary school and village hall. The Red Lion public house overlooks the village green and close by are the popular Kings Arms and Duke of Cumberland at Henley.
Hindhead provides a BP petrol station with M & S convenience store and a small parade of shops with convenience store, cake shop and dental surgery. Nearby Grayshott has a good range of day to day shops and amenities including Sainsbury Local and Co-Op.
Chiddingfold is famous for its picturesque village green and period properties and provides amenities including convenience store, doctors’ surgery, Boots chemist, traditional family butchers and tea room. There are three churches, two public houses and an excellent village primary school plus a good selection of state and private schools for all ages nearby. The A283 bisects the village and gives access to the A3 at Milford which provides links to London and the motorway network. There is a choice of railway stations nearby, the closest being Witley. More comprehensive amenities can be found in Haslemere, Godalming and Guildford.