What makes the perfect commuter village?
- An easy commute
- Great outdoor space
- Good selection of shops and restaurants
- And most importantly – a real community spirit
No one is ever looking for a dull, lackluster out-of-town experience offering little to keep the family amused. Instead, crafty commuters are looking for locations with good transport connections, a wide variety of eateries, great outdoor spaces and first class recreation and leisure facilities.
People looking for a place to settle in a new area, perhaps coming from London or overseas, are likely to consider the Home Counties as their base. However with eight Home Counties to choose from they may find it a daunting prospect to select the perfect place for them and their family.
Luckily buyers who have decided to head south of the capital need look no further than the Surrey village of Ashtead, close to the market towns of Epsom and Leatherhead.
Ashtead exhibits the epitome of perfect village life, boasting a plethora of clubs, societies and activities of which many other villages would be extremely jealous. The village is home to a vibrant cricket club where keen mothers have been known to put their child’s name down way before they are old enough to hold a bat – as competition is so high for places, an equally happening football and squash club and a selection of terrific pubs and eateries.
Many Ashtead residents vie for a membership to the much loved RAC club, situated between Ashtead and Epsom. Facilities here for members include the use of two 18 hole golf courses, a modern, well-equipped gymanasium, weekly classes, squash and tennis, swimming pool and treatment rooms. The RAC is also renowned in the local area for fine dining in both the traditional restaurant and the more informal 19th whole or Fountain restaurant.
Ashtead also boasts a much-needed array of superb schools in the area and a strong community spirit.
For property buyers in search of a commuter town, Ashtead offers direct connections to London Waterloo and Victoria in just over 40 minutes in addition to daily trains direct to London Bridge making life easier for those travelling to the Square Mile. An annual season ticket will currently set commuters back just over £2,000, which is considered reasonable by Surrey standards.
Ashtead is brilliantly situated about halfway between London and the south coast, making it wonderful for family days out in Brighton or on the beaches at the Witterings. Equally accessible is a visit to the Natural History Museum or a night at the theatre. The M25 is on the doorstep for easy access to other areas of the country and Gatwick and Heathrow airports are almost equidistant. Close to home is also the Epsom Derby and the beautiful hills of the North Downs for relaxing strolls.
Families are spoilt for choice where schooling is concerned in Ashtead. State and private primary schools are in abundance and countless private senior schools are on offer with many boasting top UK results. The local girls only state school is coveted and there are a number of Grammar schools in the area also.
Excitingly for those drawn to the countless charms of Ashtead, groundbreaking has just started on five fabulous new homes being built by luxury developer Millgate. This cluster of beautiful houses is being built on The Warren, considered to be one of Ashtead’s very finest addresses.
The wonderful large detached homes will afford five bedrooms spread over two and three floors ranging from 6,226 to 7,704 sq ft with one of the homes featuring an outdoor swimming pool. Guide prices for these new stunning luxury homes range from £3,800,000 to £4,000,000.
For more details on this exciting project contact Millgate on 0118 934 3344 or visit www.millgatehomes.co.uk