About this office
Our team of estate agents in Esher is perfectly equipped to achieve the very best results for you, whether selling or letting. In addition to Esher itself, the team’s vast knowledge extends to cover a wide range of nearby towns and villages, including Claygate, Hinchley Wood, Cobham, Oxshott, East Molesey, West Molesey and Thames Ditton. Martin Burrow is our Prime representative and a fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents, with a comprehensive understanding of property valued in excess of £1.95m.
Why move to Esher?
With its proximity to the capital, Esher holds enduring appeal for the commuter and those looking to escape the hectic pace of London life. The town provides the perfect balance between country and city living, with a wealth of scenic countryside on the doorstep and the outstanding shopping, dining and entertainment of London only a short train journey away.
With a fabulous choice of property, Esher is ideal for those looking to buy or rent in the historic county of Surrey.
A little bit of history
Originally a Saxon settlement, Esher appears in the Domesday Book of 1086. Transport links have always been key to its prosperity, firstly as a stagecoach stop on the London–Portsmouth road in the 17th century and later with the advent of the railway in 1838, which opened the town up for commuters to the capital.
Esher has connections to the British music scene, with both George Harrison of the Beatles and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees calling the town home during their respective heydays in the 1960s and 70s.
Architecture and property
Esher offers a selection of detached 1930s homes located around the station area of Ember Lane, along with many private roads offering a mix of opulent homes. Each of the surrounding towns and villages offers something unique, from the art deco style family homes of Claygate and Hinchley Wood to smaller post-war houses and terraces in East and West Molesey to the period properties of Thames Ditton. Cobham and Oxshott have some of the most exclusive private estate in Surrey, offering a range of homes from listed manors to palatial mansions.
The Esher Place estate originally sprang up in Tudor times and was at one point occupied by the infamous Cardinal Wolsey, who no doubt benefitted from its proximity to Hampton Court. The house has been rebuilt several times, with the most recent incarnation dating back mostly to the late 19th century, although the original 15th century gatehouse of Waynflete's Tower remains.
The 18th century grade II listed Claremont House is a former royal residence and now school, with beautiful grounds maintained by the National Trust.
Shopping and amenities
Esher’s charming traditional high street has an array of cafes and shops to browse, with such high-end offerings as Bernard Boutique and Rocco Women. There are several Waitrose supermarkets in the area, as well as a Tesco in nearby Hersham and a Co-op in Thames Ditton. Further local amenities include a public library, post office, several pharmacies, and a choice of doctor, dentist and veterinary surgeries.
The food scene in Esher encompasses high street favourites, such as Pizza Express, Côte Brasserie and Giggling Squid, and a wealth of independent restaurants, cafes and bars. With sushi, tandoori, Thai and Italian fare all on offer in the town centre, there is something to suit all tastes. Plenty of popular country-style pubs in Esher and the surrounding areas offer hearty British comfort food.
There is an Everyman cinema in the town and other popular local attractions include theme park and zoo Chessington World of Adventures, Hampton Court Palace and Epsom Downs Racecourse.
Esher boasts ample green space, notably Sandown Park with its renowned racecourse and golf centre, which offers three 9-hole courses. Residents of Esher can enjoy pleasant walks along the River Mole or through the National Trust landscaped gardens at Claremont. The Surrey Hills Area of Natural Beauty and the North Downs are both a short drive away for more extensive walking and cycling routes.
Schools in Esher enjoy an excellent reputation in both the state and private sector, including such institutions as the Esher CofE Primary and High Schools, Cranmere Primary, Hinchley Wood Primary, Milbourne Lodge Prep and Rowan Prep. Claremont Fan Court independent school occupies the striking local landmark of Claremont House.
Esher Sixth Form College in nearby Thames Ditton, offers students from 16-18 a diverse range of courses, from languages and literature to business and politics.
Esher enjoys a prime location within the M25 around 18 miles south west of central London with strong transport links via road and rail. The town’s station provides regular direct train services to the capital in around 30 minutes. The A3 offers convenient access to London and Guildford, while the M25 links to the wider national motorway network.