Reigate’s bustling town centre offers an impressive range of shops and services. The picturesque Reigate High Street has a modern, cosmopolitan feel with independent boutiques rubbing shoulders with popular high-street stores.
Reigate is surrounded by open countryside, to the north there is access to the majestic Colley Hill and the rest of the North Downs Way. The beautiful Reigate Heath is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, here you will also find the established Reigate Heath Golf Club. The bustling and popular Priory Park hosts a range of activities for all ages; including tennis courts and a fabulous children’s playground. The Pavilion cafe situated in Priory Park is the first building in the UK to be designed by award winning French architect Dominique Perrault. The town is a firm favourite of families with school-age children, with a huge choice of educational establishments both state and independent.
- South Nutfield
Situated at the foot of the North Downs the town of Oxted, with a population of over 11 thousand, appears in the Doomsday book as Amsted meaning a Place Where Oaks Grow. The town is located 18 miles south of London and is very popular with commuters as it has great rail links up to both London Victoria & London Bridge.
For families Oxted has superb schooling both public and state and being surrounded by wonderful countryside it offers endless opportunities to explore the great outdoors.
The town is famed for the Master Park which is in the centre of the town and is a great space to walk the dog, have a game of tennis or just take a moment to get a way from it all. Master Park also hosts the Oxted Beer Festival which goes from strength to strength each year.
Although still a traditional town centre Oxted’s high street is going through some thing of a renaissance with many independent boutiques and eateries popping up.
- Hurst Green
- Biggin Hill
Tucked away in the extreme south east corner of Surrey sits the pretty village of Lingfield. Its history dates back to 871AD when the village was known as Leangefeld. Home to the famous Lingfield Racecourse which opened in 1890 by the Prince of Wales and now hosting over 80 meetings a year making it one of the business in Europe.
Amongst the historic buildings in the village is the punishment cage built in 1773 and last used in 1882 to hold a poacher. Today there’s a vibrant community with a strong local spirit and is home to Fair Trade Organisation. Lingfield is becoming increasingly popular with commuters with London Stations being reached in just under an hour and with an abundance of good local schools its a great location if you are looking for an alternative town.
- Dormans Land
- Dormans Park
- South Godstone
- Blindley Heath
- Crawley Down
- East Grinstead
- Forest Row
- Ashdown Forest
Sitting in a gap in the North Downs, a few miles south of the M25 and 24 miles from central London, the town
of Redhill owes its existence first to a toll road that opened in 1818, then to the railway, which arrived a few
years later in 1844.
For the commuter the town has many benefits over its neighbour Reigate with direct and frequent services to London and beyond. Although very close to Reigate, Redhill has a different vibe compared with its closest neighbour and is currently going through a regeneration programme which is bringing investment from many leading high street names and a there is a genuine buzz about the town and its future.
Horley is situated approx 5 miles south of Reigate and is a town that is popular with commuters with round the clock trains to London terminals and also with people needing to be close to the Gatwick Airport.
Smaller than Reigate & Redhill town centres, Horley has a Waitrose and a great mix of restaurants of many different cuisines.
The town also boasts the atmospheric Archway Theatre which is located under the arches of the railway.
The town has good sporting facilities with the Anderson Sports Centre, Horley Tennis Club and the Horley Rugby Club.
Nutfield, Bletchingley & Outwood
The three villages of Nutfield, Bletchingely & Outwood sit in the triangle between Redhill, Godstone & Lingfield.
Nutfield benefits from its own station with direct services to London & Tunbridge. The village has its own
primary school and is also home to the wonderful Priory Farm which is not only a garden centre with a great
cafe but also has a fabulous farm shop. Mercers Lake in Nutfield Marsh runs a multitude of sailing activities
and is a great spot to while away a few hours.
The charming village of Bletchingley, which is of medieval origin is located on the A25 between Redhill and
Godstone and only six minutes from junction 6 of the M25. Its historic centre contains many attractive listed
buildings and the wide High Street originates from the market square that once used to exist there. Bletchingley is well known for its specialist antique shops. Its 4 pubs are all within walking distance of each other and offer a wide selection of menus and atmospheres.
The village of Outwood is best known for its wonderful windmill (which is Britain’s oldest working mill) and
also for its lovely walk through the Outwood Common which draws people from far and wide especially during the spring bluebell season.
This private residential park, with its origins in the 19th century, nestles on the West Sussex and Surrey borders.
Surprisingly, central London is only 28 miles distant. Just over a mile from the estate are both Dormans station, which provides a direct service to London Victoria in about 50 minutes and the village of Dormansland with its shop, St John’s Church and country pubs.
Lingfield village is just over 2 miles distant providing a wider range of facilities and is home to the renowned Lingfield Park Racecourse, with all-weather track and its extensive fixtures list.
The old market town of East Grinstead is about 4 miles and for international travel, Gatwick airport is about 11 miles.
The town of Caterham is divided in two parts; Caterham on the Hill and Caterham Valley.
It’s very well positioned for commuters travelling to Croydon and London. Both sections of the town have a multitude of pubs and restaurants that cater for all tastes and budgets.
Woldingham and Warlingham lie just north of Caterham on the ridge of the North Downs.
The area boasts two leading independent schools – The Caterham School and Woldingham School for Girls. Both Caterham & Warlingham have main line train stations with easy commuting to London.