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Reasons to live in Lingfield: The good, the great and the awesome

Whether you’re just visiting of planning on moving to Lingfield, these are the top ten reasons as to why you won’t be disappointed!

We are more than consumers, we are community

Lingfield and Dormansland achieved Fairtrade status back in 2005! 

We as a community have been proud to be doing our bit to raise awareness of Fairtrade and the issues of better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. 

This year Fairtrade are celebrating 25 years of the Fairtrade mark with events being held worldwide!

One of Surrey’s

prettiest Village

This year and for many moons before we have been voted one of the prettiest villages in beautiful Surrey, by Surrey Life. 


"Lingfield is a pretty equestrian village combining countryside, horse racing, a plethora of Tudor architecture and its very own ‘Village Cage’…. Children beware….. Disorderly adults beware too!!"


Lingfield truly is a unique beautiful place​

to live and visit.

A hop, skip and a jump away from London

Central London can be reached in just 50 minutes. Less time than you may have to wait for your takeaway on a Friday!


 London being so accessible is a major reason why people choose to live in Lingfield, they can enjoy the countryside or the city at the drop of a hat.

You win some,

you lose some

With Lingfield’s all-weather racecourse you’re definitely onto a winner rain or shine!


Whether you’re dressed to the nines or enjoying a day out with the kids everyone will have a great time. Hosting family days, live music, and race days a trip to the races is a must!

Take a walk on the wild side

Set within 26 acres the British Wildlife Centre is home to the finest collection of native wildlife in Britain.


An amazing experience for the young and old alike to be captivated, explore and learn about the conservation of some of our endangered species, including red squirrels, scottish wildcats and polecats. The centre offers talks, photography days and educational tours.

Great friends, Great food, Great Times

Whether it's fine dining, gastro pubs or just a good old local, Lingfield is packed with little gems! Personal favourites being Tammy’s Thai with its authentic Thai food and friendly atmosphere. The Star right in the heart of the village. The Plough Pub in Dormansland is very popular for festivals, fund raising and has a great atmosphere …. Last, but far from least, The Red Barn with its Jazz Sundays, Fizz Fridays and Weekend breakfast club.

It’s Showtime… Ta Dah!!

Lingfield offers a diverse and somewhat eclectic mix of entertainment for all ages.


From pop up theatre productions, Flix in the Stix, open air cinema showings, live music and our very own annual Music Festival, Lingfest! What more could you want?

Sweat, smile and repeat

Whatever it is that gets your heart pounding and pulse running you’ll be sure to find a club full of likeminded people here. We are big on keeping active and boast one of the oldest cricket clubs in the Country dating back to 1750!!


There are clubs for cricket, football, running, rambling and swimming all on your doorstep. However if you’re looking for something a little more luxurious there is of course both Lingfield Parkchart resort and Chartham Park Golf and Country Club where you can enjoy being active, followed by a nice meal or tipple at the bar!

Keep calm, Keep walking

If your boots were made for walking and that’s just what you’re going to do… Greathead Manor in Dormansland is a terrific place to start! A distinctive Manor home completed in 1868 set in grounds of five acres and surrounded by acre upon acre of woodland, pastures and the odd fishing lake here and there.


This really is a place where you can relax the mind and enjoy cycling, fishing, horse-riding, dog walking and rambling alike. Don’t forget your camera, the views are outstanding and there’s plenty of wildlife waiting to be found.

Change of pace + Change of place = Change in perspective

Is it really that simple though? I’m not sure but I do know a lot of people move to Lingfield for just that. They want to exchange the big smoke and all it has to offer for rolling hills and fresh air.


A different pace of life for a different stage in life. People move to Lingfield not to get away from the hustle and bustle of bigger towns and cities but to be able to enjoy seeing the stars in the night sky, good schooling and be part of a growing community.