Always popular for those making a move out of London but with a slightly slower pace of life and a more rural setting than Guildford, a Godalming home search offers an excellent direct commute back to London in under an hour and is very popular for those with young families.
It has a pretty High Street with a good selection of restaurants and bars and could almost be considered like a small south western suburb of London in feel with the surrounding roads around the centre being made up of Victorian semi-detached houses with good garden spaces. A Godalming home search is especially popular with commuters as the station is easily accessible on foot from the centre of town enabling many commuters to walk to the station. There are also very good residential roads on the outskirts of the town, providing a good selection of detached character properties in private garden plots and yet still within easy walking distance of the town centre.
Many people also choose a Godalming home search to take advantage of the thriving local community which caters especially for young families. There is an active Borough Hall which has film nights and many exercise classes such as Pilates and Yoga popular with local residents, together with a large Waitrose supermarket and Sainsburys and Homebase superstores. There are also gym clubs, a newly built leisure centre, crèches and a popular holistic centre giving a good quality of living.
Others choose a Godalming home search for the lifestyle it offers. The River Wey runs through the southern part of the town making it a picturesque place to spend a summer Sunday afternoon by the bandstand which hosts the Godalming Brass Band. In addition, the Godalming Boathouse runs regular trips on the river together with rowing pleasure boats and canal boats for hire. Godalming is also home to the well known and very active Guildford and Godalming Rugby Club who host weekly games and training sessions.
Many are also drawn to a Godalming home search as it has a number of excellent junior and senior, state and independent schools the most famous of which is Charterhouse School. This is undoubtedly another reason why so many are attracted to the town and surrounding area to base their home search.Many undertaking a Godalming home search will also include the local surrounding areas of Hascombe and Munstead which have a selection of large country houses and Munstead is probably best known for its connection to the famous gardener Gertrude Jekyll whose work can still be found in the lovingly restored gardens throughout the area. Many of the properties in this area are also Lutyens in architectural origin, and Lutyens and Jekyll are well documented to have worked together on a number of the properties. The National Trust owned Winkworth Arboretum is also very popular in the area for walking and is famous for its azalea display every year.