About this office
Our experienced team of estate agents in Epsom all live and work locally, with a passion for the area and in-depth regional knowledge. As well as catering for Epsom town itself, the team extend their exceptional service to many of the surrounding towns and villages, including Ashtead, Ewell, Cheam, Banstead, Chipstead, Kingswood, Tadworth, Walton-on-the-Hill, Headley Stoneleigh and Worcester Park. Covering the Prime and Country sector, Linda Wesson has 30 years’ experience specialising in high value property across Surrey, Kent and East Sussex. With an enthusiastic and professional approach and a reputation built on first-class service, Linda is always on hand to offer advice for your property matters.
Why move to Epsom?
Epsom enjoys a fantastic reputation and has often been voted one of the best places to live in the UK, including by Channel 4 show "Location, Location, Location." Epsom has maintained its popularity following its rise to prominence as a spa town in the 17th century and is as highly regarded today as ever, striking a balance between easy access to the capital and ample green space. People from a wide range of backgrounds flock to live in the town, and the wonderful schooling, restaurants, shops and transport links appeal to commuters, students, and families alike.
A little bit of history
Originally a Saxon settlement, Epsom remained a small rural community until the discovery of mineral water rich in magnesium sulphate in the 17th century. This led to its development into a spa town popular with prominent wealthy figures of the day, who would visit to ‘take the waters’. Taking their name from the area, modern day Epsom Salts are said to ease joint and muscle pain.
The town underwent further development in the Victorian era with the advent of the railway in 1847 and has served as a London commuter town in the years since.
Architecture and property
Epsom boasts an eclectic stock of sales and rental property with something to suit all tastes and budgets, from substantial family homes to charming cottages to modern apartments. The town’s rich architectural heritage is evidenced by the many surviving examples of Late Stuart, Queen Anne and Georgian buildings, reflecting its popularity as a spa town in the 17th and 18th centuries. What is now the Assembly Rooms public house is a building of significant historic interest, having been built in 1692 as a gathering place for the elite who visited the spa resort.
A haven for those looking to escape the bustle of the city then and now, modern Londoners are still drawn to the area to invest in family homes and enjoy the many excellent schooling options and amenities this vibrant town has to offer.
Shopping and amenities
The Ashley Centre is the place to go for a fantastic range of over 50 shops, including such high street favourites as House of Fraser, The Body Shop and WHSmith. The pedestrianised centre of town bustles with activity on market days and the popular Surrey Farmer’s Market on the first Sunday of the month is always a great opportunity to stock up on local produce.
Dining out in Epsom means a choice of independent and chain restaurants serving cuisine from around the world, from tapas at the popular El Rincon to contemporary Indian fare at Blue Mint to Mediterranean fusion cooking at Rocksalt. Historic pubs and trendy bars and cafes are also well represented.
Leisure facilities in Epsom include David Lloyd Health Club, Virgin Active and the Rainbow Centre, with a host of sports clubs offering cricket, tennis, football and golf. The Royal Automobile Club, a short drive from Epsom town centre, is internationally renowned for the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.
There is an 8-screen Odeon cinema in Epsom itself and other popular attractions nearby include theme park and zoo Chessington World of Adventures, Hampton Court Palace, and Epsom Downs Racecourse.
Epsom has no shortage of green space with numerous parks and recreation grounds, but by far the most impressive is Epsom Common, a nature reserve spanning 438 acres that forms part of the Epsom and Ashtead Commons Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Hobbledown Adventure Farm Park and Zoo is a great day out for young families and is set in Horton Country Park, which also boasts polo and golf clubs. The Surrey Hills Area of Natural Beauty and the North Downs are both a short drive away for more extensive walking and cycling routes.
Epsom is a family friendly town with many excellent schooling options, including St Martin’s Glyn School for Boys, Rosebery School for Girls, Blenheim High School, Epsom Primary, Stamford Green Primary and The Mead Infant & Nursery. In the private sector, Epsom College and Kingswood House School are considered to be the leading independent schools in the area. The town is also home to a campus of the University for the Creative Arts, offering courses in disciplines ranging from fashion to journalism.
Situated within the M25 orbital motorway and less than 20 miles south of central London, Epsom is a commuter belt town boasting strong transport links. The mainline railway station has regular direct services to London Bridge in under 45 minutes, while the capital is also easily accessible by car via the A3. Junction 9 of the M25 provides access Heathrow and Gatwick airports, as well as the wider motorway network.