Is Haslemere the place to move to in 2018?

Nestled deep in the Surrey countryside, with easy rail links to London, Haslemere has been a beacon for comfortable living for many years. This picturesque town has a lot going for it and, including an excellent range of housing stock, and - according to a report in Country Life - perhaps the highest number of first-class season ticket holders in the country. With its combination of engaging aesthetics and convenient positioning, a home in Haslemere has become much sought after. So, is this the place to move to in 2018?

A great choice for buyers

Haslemere has a lot to recommend it, whether you’re a first time buyer or upgrading with a family. It’s a pretty town with plenty of historic buildings and a bustling high street that has a range of shops and boutiques that cater to most tastes and needs. Entertainment and amenities are provided by a good selection of restaurants, pubs and cafes, whether you’re looking for a Sunday brunch or somewhere to have a drink on a Friday night. Families are well catered for in Haslemere, in particular because the area has a range of superb schools, both state and private.

An ideal location

Haslemere has an ideal location in many ways. 12 miles southwest of Guildford, it is the most southerly town in Surrey. It is surrounded by National Trust properties with the beautiful Surrey countryside all around and yet within easy access of urban amenities. Trains to London are frequent with journey times of just under an hour and Portsmouth is reachable in 40-50 minutes. The  town lies just east of the A3 and is an easy drive to most locations in this part of the country – the beaches of the south coast, for example, are accessible in just an hour’s drive.

Property in Haslemere

The local housing market provides a range of different options for those looking to buy here. There is high demand for property but the town has options for first time buyers, for families, as well as those looking for large estates with land. As demand for property in Haslemere has grown the range of appealing areas has also expanded. Suburbs such as Camelsdade, Hammer and Shottermill have become increasingly popular, particularly with families. These suburbs are slightly further out but have fantastic access to the train station and are home to some very well regarded schools.

Some of our current properties for sale in Haslemere

While property in Haslemere is readily available it is often rare to find one with land – and particularly unusual to see this combined with equestrian facilities. However, a new Clarke Gammon Wellers instruction offers exactly this for under £1 million ( £475,000 for just the house and garden). This three bedroom semi-detached house (called 1 Rose Cottages) has a village location and spacious living accommodation, including a boarded loft complete with staircase access. Not only that but it also has beautiful countryside views and an adjoining 0.9 acre paddock with four stables.

If you’d like more information about this or any of our Haslemere properties please get in touch with our Haslemere office today on 01428 664800.