Moving to Surrey – Cobham, Oxshott & Stoke D’Abernon
Are you moving to Surrey – Cobham, Oxshott & Stoke D’Abernon? As long as there have been commuters, Surrey has been a popular place to live. The combination of its proximity to London, its convenience for the capital’s main airports and, originally, its pretty countryside has always attracted City workers. Over the years the so-called ‘stockbroker belt’ has become increasingly built up but it still represents a hugely appealing option for those who don’t want to live in Town.
Our free, in-depth Moving to Surrey – Cobham, Oxshott & Stoke D’Abernon report includes info on:
• The best areas to live
• The good schools
• The average monthly rental prices
• The excellent public transport system in the city
Living in Cobham, Oxshott & Stoke D’Abernon
Cobham, Oxshott & Stoke D’Abernon are three very picturesque towns in Elmbridge, Surrey. Perfect for country side lovers, they certainly provide ideal living standards for those seeking a much quieter pace of life.
Lying 20 miles south-west of central London and just 10 miles from the city of Guildford, Cobham has become synonymous with Chelsea Football Club. Since the opening here of the Chelsea training ground in 2007, countless Premier League football players have moved to the area — your neighbours might include John Terry, Jamie Redknapp, Didier Drogba or Frank Lampard. This may or may not be a good thing, depending on your view of the ‘Wag and Jag’ lifestyle.
Cobham’s origins can be traced back to Roman times and the village appears in the Doomsday Book as Covenham. The tiny settlement grew with the arrival of the railway in the 1880s and in the 19th century the area became associated with the aviation and motor industries. The celebrated inventor Barnes Wallis tested his famous bouncing bomb on Silvermere Lake.
Cobham couldn’t be more convenient for business travellers. It lies just north of the M25 and south of the A3, giving easy access to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. It shares a railway station with the village of Stoke D’Abernon on its southern border and there are frequent trains to London and Guildford.
The centre of Cobham village has been a designated Conservation Area since 1973 and it includes 14 listed buildings. One of the main landmarks is Cobham Mill on the River Mole — the current mill was built in 1822 and operated until 1928 but there have been mills on this site since the Middle Ages. The mill has now been restored and is open to the public.
Cobham has a state primary school and two independent prep schools, along with three independent secondary schools. These are Notre Dame, ACS Cobham International (which teaches an American curriculum) and Reed’s School. There are, however, plenty of additional choices in the wider area.
Property prices in Cobham and nearby Oxshott are, not surprisingly, on the high side. Oxshott’s gated Crown Estate is popular with footballers and other sports stars. There are very few Victorian and Georgian properties in the area, while 1950s and 1930s houses are increasingly being pulled down to make way for super luxurious executive homes. The best addresses include Old Lane, Broad Highway, Redhill Road, Sandy Lane, Fairmile Avenue and Eton Park Road.
Oxshott is an affluent suburban village in the Elmbridge borough of Surrey. Located between Esher and Leatherhead, A survey in 2010 by the Daily Telegraph asserted it was “the village with most footballers” in England.
A great many of Oxshott’s residential areas are on private roads, gated off and inaccessible to the general public. This, combined with the large and desirable properties that form much of the village’s housing stock, contributes to Oxshott’s status as the “most expensive village in England.”
Oxshott means “Ocga’s corner of land”, from the Old English personal name Ocga and sceat (related to modern ‘shoot’) “corner of land”.
Oxshott is served by commuter trains with services taking (best time) 38 minutes to Waterloo Station calling at Vauxhall for interchange with the Victoria line, with local bus services also available. Oxshott railway station is just off Oxshott Heath, to the south of Oxshott Woods.
Many people have signed petitions for Oxshott to have a proper bus route. The current connections in the village are: the 408 every two hours, connecting to Leatherhead, Ashtead, and Epsom in one direction, and to Cobham in the other; the 513 to/from Kingston upon Thames three times a day; and, the Chatterbus to/from Cobham five times a day.
Oxshott has one, Anglican, church, St. Andrew’s. Oxshott has its own Primary School, independent preparatory school, Danes Hill School, and its pre-prep school, Bevendean. A senior independent school, Reed’s School just beyond its northern border caters for boys aged 11 to 18 and girls aged 16 to 18.
There is also a very active sports club, and two public houses: The Victoria and The Bear. The village has a large number of United States nationals and expatriates with their social organisations, due in part to the nearby ACS Cobham International school.
Oxshott is featured in the popular Shopaholic novels by British author Sophie Kinsella, as the hometown of the series’ narrator, Becky Bloomwood.
Stoke D’Abernon is a village in the borough of Elmbridge in Surrey, England. It is located on the River Mole, just south of the larger villages of Cobham and Oxshott, and just north of the M25 motorway.
It has its own railway station and since about 2006 the village has been home to the training ground of Premier League football club Chelsea. Stoke D’Abernon Cricket Club was formed in 1870 and currently plays in the Surrey Championships.
Parkside Preparatory School is an independent prep school at the grade II* listed manor house adjacent to the parish church of St. Mary and was founded in 1879.
Relocating to Surrey
With an easy commute to London and great amenities, you know you want to live in Surrey but you’re not sure how to narrow it down? If you don’t know the area, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration when looking for a property, and access to someone with good knowledge of the local rental market is virtually essential. Add to that further considerations such as convenience for work, access to suitable schools, transport links for trips back home… This is when employing the services of a relocation agent can really help.
At Saunders 1865, our teams of experts combine local knowledge with first-hand experience to pinpoint the right area and the right property that will tick all your boxes. We know London property inside out, we know how much you should expect to pay and the advantages and disadvantages of choosing different areas. We can bring expertise to all these factors and help to arrange smooth, efficient and stress-free relocations – here or to other parts of London and the UK. Our services include home finding assistance, school finding, lease negotiations, temporary accommodation, move management and immigration assistance. Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out how we can help you.
Average Monthly Rent - Cobham
Average Monthly Rents - Oxshott
Average Monthly Rent - Stoke D’Abernon