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With eleven districts, leafy green Surrey is the chosen destination for many who work in London. Much of the county is located well within commuting distance, and this is how it has earnt its reputation as the stockbroker belt, with property price tags to match. However, Surrey is a beautiful county and home to the Surrey Hills, spanning from Haslemere to the Kent border.
There are some very popular locations in Surrey, including Guildford, Cranleigh, Dorking, Woking and Epsom. Granted, it is a busy county, but there are seven villages and towns across the boroughs that made it into the best places to live near London Country Life listing.
Moving to Surrey
Shamley Green is a popular village in the Waverley borough of Surrey. It is just a 15-minute drive to Guildford station, and it is also located on the main bus route between Horsham, Cranleigh and Guildford. The semi-rural location is quintessentially Surrey, with a duck pond and local cricket club. It is also located very near to the popular St Catherine’s School in Bramley; an independent girl’s day and boarding school.
Chobham is another popular Surrey location, with several pubs and antique shops. Woking train station is located just ten minutes from Chobham and provides super-fast trains to Waterloo. Another town with a similar feel to Chobham is Frensham, benefitting from a wildlife sanctuary and a train service to London Waterloo from nearby Farnham station.
Located in the Surrey Heath borough of Surrey is the village of Windlesham. Although access to London Waterloo takes a 10-minute drive to Ascot, and then an hour’s train journey from there, the village obtained lottery money and have been revamped.
The remaining three most popular towns or villages include Dunsfold, Haslemere, and Farnham.
The Britannia Sandersteads office is located in Godstone; perfectly located for any move in Surrey. The friendly team at Britannia Sandersteads can help with any size of move, and can also provide storage solutions to suit your specific requirements.
Schools in Surrey
There are a variety of schools spanning the length and breadth of Surrey. In terms of primary schools, St Alban’s RC Primary School (East Molesey), South Farnham School, and Audley Primary School (Catherham) are the top three best state-funded primaries.
For state-funded secondary schools, Woking and Farnham reign supreme. Gordon’s School and St John the Baptist are very popular, as are Weydon School and All Hallows RC in Farnham. St Peter’s RC in Guildford is very popular amongst Waverley parents.
Surrey also boasts some of the best independent schools in the UK. Aberdour School (Burgh Heath), Aldro (Godalming), and Cranmore School (West Horsley) are the most highly regarded, along with Cobham and Egham International schools.