About this office
Our experienced team of 10 estate agents in Reigate can assist with all aspects of the marketing, selling and letting processes. They also cover neighbouring Redhill and surrounding villages such as Charlwood, Merstham and Earlswood.
Why move to Reigate?
A London commuter belt town, Reigate is perfectly positioned to enjoy easy access to both the capital and abundant greenbelt countryside. In particular, the North Downs and the Surrey Hills Area of Natural Beauty offer an escape from the town, with a whole host of walking and cycling routes for all abilities. With an excellent range of amenities and many sought-after properties in the town centre and surrounding areas, there is something to appeal to everyone whether buying or renting.
A little bit of history
The now-ruined Reigate Castle was built under orders from William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey in the 12th century and the medieval market town sprung up around this. Trading in oatmeal for much of the 16th century meant there were a dozen or so mills in the area during this period, with two windmills remaining today at Wray Common and Reigate Heath. The arrival of the London to Brighton railway line in 1841 led to building across the area and the creation of neighbouring Redhill.
Reigate is renowned for its ‘caves’ which are in fact historical sand mines that tunnel beneath the town centre with guided tours available.
Architecture and property
Property in Reigate encompasses everything from detached 1920s houses to Victorian cottages and Edwardian semis to contemporary flats, so there is truly something to cater to all tastes and budgets. There is a slant towards the high-end market however, while neighbouring Redhill is less expensive with more new build properties on offer, although it still has a good variety of sales and rental property.
Shopping and amenities
A charming and compact high street makes shopping in Reigate a thoroughly enjoyable and convenient experience. An array of fabulous boutiques such as Oliver Bonas, Mint Velvet and White Stuff sit side by side with essentials like Boots pharmacy. Supermarkets in Reigate include Marks and Spencers and Morrisons, with a large modern Sainsburys available in the adjoining town of Redhill.
The restaurant scene encompasses such firm favourites as Wagamama, Bill’s, Nandos and the Giggling Squid, alongside a wealth of independent eateries and family pubs. For an evening of film, the Everyman Cinema plays host to the latest mainstream releases alongside the classics, so there is something to suit all tastes.
There is an abundance of green space in Reigate, including the pleasant grounds of the ruined Reigate castle and Priory Park, which has extensive facilities including a pond, playground, skate park, sports courts and picnic spots. The National Trust owned Reigate Hill in the North Downs offers far-reaching views and the glorious countryside of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also close by.
Reigate is well served by both state and independent schools for all age groups, including Reigate School, Reigate Priory School, St. Marys, St. John’s Primary, Hatchlands Primary and Holmesdale Community Infant School. Private schools include the well-regarded Reigate Grammar and Dunnotar Schools. Reigate College offers further education courses in a wide range of disciplines for students aged 16-19.
Reigate benefits from strong transport links, with easy access to both the M25 and M23. London is around 20 miles to the north and the mainline railway station has regular direct trains to London Victoria in under 40 minutes in addition to access to the Thameslink network from Redhill or Merstham which are in Zone 6 and allow a travel time of 20 minutes to London Bridge. The nearby towns of Redhill, Dorking and Leatherhead are all a short car journey away.