Five reasons to move to Farnham


1. Local Lifestyle

Farnham is a thriving market town on the Surrey/Hampshire border, within an hour of both the capital and the south coast. As the only UK town with ‘World Craft City’ status, it attracts cultural events and activities, mostly centred at ‘The Maltings’ community venue and the University of Creative Arts. The town itself is a focal point for shopping and day to day activities for residents and the small villages surrounding Farnham. There is a good range of both Independent and High Street shops, cafes and restaurants to suit everyone. A new modern town square development at Brightwells Yard will include residential, commercial and retail units to include shops, restaurants and a Reels cinema.

2. Easy Commuting

The town’s proximity to London makes it ideal for commuters who want easy access to the Capital but don’t want the hustle and bustle that comes with living in a big city. There are regular train services from Farnham’s mainline station to London Waterloo, taking around 52 minutes on average, with plenty of parking at the station. There are also regular direct trains between Farnham and Guildford. Farnham is well-connected by road with the A31/A3 providing a route to the coast and southwest London, and the M3 and M25 are about 20 minutes away. Heathrow, Gatwick and Southampton airports can all be reached in under an hour. There is also a train link to Gatwick from nearby North Camp station.

3. History on your doorstep

Farnham is one of the oldest towns in England, with history dating back to before Roman times and with a 12th century Castle keeping watch over the town. Nearby are the ruins of Waverley Abbey, the first Cistercian Abbey in England, founded in 1128 by William Giffard, the Bishop of Winchester. Farnham has one of the highest concentration of Georgian fronted properties in the country giving it an attractive and characterful feel. There are a number of regular cultural events and festivals in the area including ‘Farnham Beerex’ Beer Festival in April, ‘Farnham Carnival’ in June and ‘Weyfest’ music festival held just outside Farnham every August.

4. Nature & Scenery

Farnham is surrounded by beautiful countryside and the rolling Surrey Hills, making this an ideal spot for outdoor activities including walking, cycling and horse riding. There are plenty of green spaces in Farnham including the 300 acre Farnham Park, home to roaming deer, a 9-hole golf course and Childrens’ Adventure Playground. Farnham is surrounded by stunning countryside, much of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including Frensham, Churt and Crooksbury Commons and Foresty Commission-owned Alice Holt Forest with its’ popular Go Ape and cycling activities. The Great Pond at Frensham has a sailing club and Frensham Little Pond is popular with walkers. Other walking trails accessed from Farnham include the St Swithuns Way to Winchester, The Shipwrights Way which takes you from Alice Holt to Hayling Island, and The North Downs Way, connecting Farnham to Canterbury and Dover.

5. Local Real Estate

The area has remained incredibly popular in recent years, due largely to its excellent transport links, excellent schooling options and beautiful countryside setting. The real estate market in Farnham is buoyant, and there is a good selection of both period homes and modern developments available at all price points. Many buyers come from London looking for more affordable property prices outside the Capital. However demand remains high so prices have remained relatively high over recent years.

If you’d like more information about living in this vibrant market town, contact our knowledgeable local Farnham estate agents or read our Farnham area guide to find out more about this great area.

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