Why move to Godalming?
Moving to Godalming is popular for commuters, with easy transport links to London via the A3 and the town’s mainline train station, which serves London Waterloo. Living in Godalming is also well suited to the outdoorsy types, with the town being surrounded by beautiful countryside, with the River Wey providing walks along the tow path and numerous boating opportunities. There are also leisure facilities at Charterhouse School and Broadwater Lake, in addition to the many golf courses and tennis clubs locally. For those who want to enjoy even more peace and quiet, Godalming is flanked by quaint quintessentially English villages and hamlets offering charm in abundance. Godalming has everything you could possibly need in a market town and the fact it's located so close to the UK's capital city is a big bonus.
Architecture and property
Godalming’s eclectic town centre has more than 130 listed buildings, which range from timber-framed Tudor structures to 17th-century brickwork. One of the town’s most prominent buildings is the ‘pepper pot’ former town hall, now a public function room. There are a number of terraces of Victorian properties within the town centre and just to the south, and newer developments to the east and within the popular Busbridge area, which attracts families.
The town is surrounded by the picturesque countryside of the Surrey Hills, including the spectacular Devil’s Punch Bowl to the south west, now under National Trust management. Also easily accessible locally are the many footpaths of Box Hill and Leith Hill, walks along the North Downs Way and the many attractive commons of the area. This includes Puttenham, Thursley Nature Reserve and Hankley Common.