About this office
Working and living in the Guildford area, the Hamptons team has been successful selling and letting houses and apartments of all shapes and sizes in Guildford and the surrounding villages. The team has a combined experience in the property market of over 120 years. From one bedroom contemporary apartments to large family houses and estates for sale and let, we have you covered.
Why move to Guildford?
Located to the south west of London on the banks of the River Wey, Guildford sits in a natural gap in the North Downs and is surrounded by protected countryside and the Surrey Hills AONB. An idyllic blend of urban convenience and semi-rural, pretty villages, the area offers a strong lifestyle choice for those looking to move out of London, with multiple commuting options, easy access to the airports, busy and dynamic High Street, a wide choice of highly rated schools and beautiful, protected countryside immediately at hand. A growing university, a dynamic Research Park and tech hub and a relatively stable population makes for a cosmopolitan area with a wide demographic.
Guildford has grown in popularity, with those looking to live a commutable distance from London whilst being surrounded by green open spaces and the Surrey Hills for weekend walks and bike rides.
Shopping and Amenities
Guildford caters well to the family market with an abundance of larger properties for sale and let. The town centre has a lovely cobbled high street, with an enviable selection of local amenities on your doorstep and a vibrant café culture.
Guildford has a good mix of shops, cafes and restaurants both independent and national chains. From essentials such as opticians, pharmacists, post office and supermarkets (Sainsburys, Waitrose and M&S).
Residents are also spoilt for choice with a good selection of clothing and gift shops with the Tunsgate and Friary shopping centres.
The restaurant scene in Guildford is lively, including staples like The Ivy Brasserie, Bills, Cote Brasserie and Cosy Club alongside local eateries such as Positano, Olivo, Thai Terrace and De Nada to name a few.
There are a good selection of pubs such as The March Hare, The Weyside and The White Horse in town while the selection of excellent country pubs in surrounding villages is near endless. .
Guildford also has a cinema, the Electric Theatre and the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. Guildford Cathedral which is located near the University of Surrey also has a lot to offer visitors, with guided tours and a cafeteria.
If you’re in need of open space, there are some great parks on offer including Stoke Park which is a large area of Parkland on the edge of the town which was donated by the Lord Onslow in 1925 with the express wish that “it remains the lung of the town”. There is also a Wild Wood Adventure located in the park which is great for families as it offers treetop rope courses and zip lines for children and adults. There is also the impressive Newlands Park which is located to the East of Guildford and is a 103 hectare nature reserve and offers stunning views and incredible walks for all of the family to enjoy. There are also pretty country walks nearby at Pewley Downs and along the River Wey.
In terms of schooling, Guildford boasts some excellent Primary and Secondary schools and locals have their pick of both reputable state and private schools. Guildford is home to George Abbot School, Lanesborough, Tormead, Guildford County, Guildford High School and RGS. Guildford is also home to the leading University of Surrey and Surrey Sports Park. Surrey Sports Park is a state of the art training complex, which includes swimming, climbing wall and courses.
Guildford town centre has London Road train station and also the main line station which provides fast and frequent services to Waterloo in approximately 38 minutes. For the motorist the A3 gives access to London and the south coast and via the M25 to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.