A large cathedral town, with plenty of opportunity, countryside and transport links makes Guildford the real swiss army knife of places to live.
Guildford sits around 30 miles out of London, any has a train journey of about 35 minutes to Waterloo all whilst sitting comfortably in Surrey’s beautiful countryside – it really isn’t any wonder commuters rave about the pretty town. There’s plenty to see and do and weekends certainly won’t be boring, plus, with an average house price of just over £500,000 (according to Zoopla), it makes for a really great option if you’re fed up of being a city dweller.
Surrey is renowned for its beautiful countryside, so if you’re after open space or are looking to escape to the country, there’s an abundance of quaint villages dotted around Guildford that pose as viable options if you don’t fancy living in the town centre.
If you’ve got kids to keep entertained at the weekend then you’ll find plenty to do in the area, you could easily take a train for a day out sightseeing in London, or visit one of the many attractions that sit on your doorstep, these include…
Guildford Lido: Probably not the best option whilst Storm Doris is blowing around, however in the summer months the lido comes to life. Spectrum: Great for some indoor fun with the kids
Spectrum has an Ice Rink and a roller skating rink as well as bowling, pools, a gym and a soft play area.
Guildford Castle: Steeped in history, Guildford Castle has amazing views from the top of the Great Tower, plus the entry for adults is just £3 it offers an affordable afternoon out that the kids will love!
There are plenty of good schools in the area, both private and state-run. Some of the best state infant schools include Onslow and Shalford whilst some of the best secondary education in the area can be found at the Royal Grammar School for boys and Tormead for girls.
You certainly won’t need to worry about amenities in Guildford, with plenty of shops and restaurants both chain and independent lining the pretty cobbled high street. The town plays host to many large retails brands including Debenhams, Boots and Bang & Olufsen and when it comes to restaurants, Bills, Zizzi and The Robin Hood are all popular amongst the town’s foodies!
Guildford has something for everyone, whether it’s quick links to the city or easy access to the countryside, you’ll certainly live a happy life in this pretty Surrey town. Contact Belvoir Guildford today to find out more.