Shared Ownership in Surrey
Explore affordable shared ownership properties and developments in Surrey.
Surrey is synonymous with living the good life. It is located in one of the most beautiful parts of south-east England yet has easy access to motorways, major airports, and of course London. Surrey is perfect for those who travel for business or pleasure, and families with an eye on a quieter life without compromising on access to local amenities and attractions.
As well as the rolling countryside and plentiful green spaces, the schools here are of exceptionally high quality. In addition, the houses offer an opportunity for more spacious living for less outlay compared to nearby London, and properties with gardens are abundant. Whether you are looking to relocate to a quintessentially British village or have your sights set on a place within an upmarket town, Surrey has something for everyone.
It takes just 40 minutes to travel by train from the charming town of Guildford with its cobbled High Street to the buzz of Central London. This mix of picture-perfect rural vibes and instant access to city life makes it one of the most sought after locations in the south-east for young professionals and families alike. Guildford has a good mix of high street shops, independent retailers, restaurants, bars, and leisure facilities including a multiplex cinema, and even a lido and a boating lake. The local farmers market is a monthly happening, and there are plenty of family-friendly events throughout the year.
For a more rural feel, head to Surrey Hills. It is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and home to some of the prettiest villages in the county: Cranleigh, Bramley, and Shamley Green. All three are within easy reach of a train station, with the commute to Central London taking under an hour, and also the A3. Cranleigh is the largest of the three and offers a wealth of independent shopping options on its charming high street, and all have their own excellent local schools. Nearby you will find picturesque vistas at Box Hill, Leith Hill, and the Devil’s Punchbowl.
The mediaeval market town of Reigate is a great place for first-time buyers in Surrey. While it is not on a main train line into London (unlike the popular option of nearby, but slightly more expensive, Redhill) this does mean that the homes here are within reach of those with a smaller budget who are looking to move to Surrey. The town itself is a delight with an abundance of independent shops to explore and plenty of eateries to choose from. Reigate is well suited to families as there are plenty of amenities, and like all the towns in Surrey, you are never far from beautiful countryside or a good school.
There is so much to do in Surrey. Here are a few of our favourite local attractions.
This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a go-to for cycling enthusiasts looking to push themselves to the limit, as well as day-trippers from London or the nearby towns and villages in Surrey. Box Hill in particular, which was part of the Olympic road cycling event in 2012, is a firm favourite offering an eight mile circular walk with beautiful views over the south downs. There is a cafe and gift shop as well as a play trail that younger visitors to the AONB will enjoy.
Surrey lays claim to being a great place of influence in the arts, and the Watts Gallery and Artists Village pays homage to that by being an original champion for Arts for All – all wrapped up in a beautiful heritage site. This unique gallery showcases the work of Victorian artist Frederick Watts, and his wife Mary who was a designer, alongside contemporary exhibitions. The Gallery is in a beautiful Victorian building nestled amongst glorious grounds. The Village runs a range of courses, workshops and opportunities for creatives of all ages and abilities.
Brooklands is the birthplace of motoring and aviation in Surrey. This museum is a fascinating day out that will take a visitor on a journey through the history of transportation, and discovery of record-breaking feats – from the first ever racing circuit built in the world, to the design, build and test flight of Concorde! Here you will find racing cars, motorbikes, civilian and military aircraft and the stories of the people that brought it all to life over the last 100 years. There is also an F1 simulator which is sure to delight fans of the sport.
For a fun day out that also takes in beautiful views head to the Skywalk Adventure park. It is an aerial experience that combines ziplines, rope bridges, tyre swings and tight ropes through the treetops. There are a couple of routes to choose from, and suitable for adventurers of all ages.
What’s not to love about an Olympic sized heated pool set in 4.5 acres of stunning Surrey countryside? There is space for younger ones to paddle as well as slides for older children, and crazy golf as a dry-side activity. Refreshments available on-site.
The schools in Surrey have been ranked as among the best in the UK. Top of the list are Guildford High School and Royal Grammar School, both independent secondary schools, for A-level and GCSE achievements. South Farnham has been chosen as one of the best primary schools in the south-east.
Surrey sits within easy reach of London, whether you choose to travel by road, rail or air. The M25 and M23 and an extensive A-road system nearby makes travelling by car a dream; there is also a direct train from many Surrey towns straight to the City, and let’s not forget that Heathrow airport is on the doorstep, and Gatwick just a short drive away.
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust oversee six hospitals in the following locations in Surrey: Ashford, Redhill, Epsom, Frimley, Kingston, Guildford and Chertsey, all of which have Accident and Emergency departments. There are also several private hospitals in Ashtead, Caterham, Horley, Guildford, and Woking to name but a few.