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Godalming is ideally located just 5.4 miles from Guildford with fast access to the A3 to London and the South Coast, both in under an hour. The A3 also connects with M25 providing easy links to London’s international airports of Heathrow via the M4 and Gatwick; via M23. South West Trains operates a service to London’s Waterloo from Godalming station of approximately 47 minutes.
A quintessential market town with more to offer
Godalming is the most quintessential of historic market towns with its cobbled street and olde-worlde shop fronts, located alongside the River Wey and just 5.4 miles from the larger neighbouring town of Guildford. Situated as it is in a beautifully wooded area of Green Belt with the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just 2.9 miles to the north; the town was recently said to have the best quality of life in Great Britain.*
Godalming’s history dates back to Saxon times when it was called ‘Godhelm.’ From it’s cobbled High Street and quirky ‘Pepperpot’ (originally built as the Town Hall in 1814) the towns attractive narrow lanes are punctuated with ancient and historic buildings, boasting it’s rich heritage.
It is not hard to see why Godalming has a reputation as one of Surrey’s most popular places to live.
* Survey carried out by the Halifax Building Society
Whether it’s working, playing, dining or learning, there’s more on offer than you might imagine
With London just 30 miles away, the town remains a popular base for commuters with an approximate journey time from Godalming to Waterloo of 47 minutes. Road connections are good too with the A3 bypassing Godalming with fast onward access to the M25 and M3, while Heathrow and Gatwick airports are equidistance from the town.
For food lovers the town is well served with a wealth of shops and a weekly market held in the high street together with a good variety of restaurants, cafes and the popular annual Godalming Food Festival.
The area is certainly rich in sporting facilities for those keen to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. No less than six golf clubs abound in the area as well as thriving local cricket, tennis, rugby and hockey clubs. The recently refurbished Godalming Leisure Centre is to be found nearby with its wealth of facilities especially for children whilst the sports, health and leisure opportunities available at Surrey Sports Park are unsurpassed. Perhaps simply enjoy the ambiance that one of several local parks has to offer or the glorious countryside of Pewley or Merrow Downs.
The town is fortunate to boast a good selection of both state and independent schools and colleges for further education. Importantly, the area also caters extremely well for preschoolers with a wide choice of clubs and nurseries to participate in.