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Welcome to Godalming


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Welcome A very warm welcome to Godalming and the surrounding areas from all of us at Hamptons. You will be moving into one of the most highly regarded areas in Surrey. Desirable homes, tree lined avenues, diverse shops and restaurants and an eclectic, vibrant population. Hamptons has been matching people with property, locally, nationally and internationally, since 1869. We were pioneers, setting standards that few of our rivals could match and this hasn’t changed since. Today, over 150 years since we first set up home in Pall Mall, with 15 decades of finding property and looking after people under our belt, our clients now consider us to be their ‘home experts’. Yours sincerely, Jake Chandler - Senior Head of Sales Andrew Blagden - Associate Director



Godalming Hamptons offers you a warm welcome to Godalming Congratulations, if you are house hunting in Godalming, you have already won. A home in this great area with all it offers, automatically makes you the envy of many. Now in order to make your transition as smooth and hassle free as possible Hamptons have put together this comprehensive guide which will help you choose the best schools, learn a little 6

about planning and building control, read tips on where to shop, eat and lot’s more, all packed into one little guide with clickable links. Perhaps most importantly we have researched some of the leading local professionals and experts who can help you add value and personalise your soon to be new home. www.hamptons.co.uk

A little bit of history

“A big WELCOME and enjoy”


Godalming has existed since Saxon times, and grew in size over the centuries probably due to its location almost equidistant between Portsmouth, an important trading port, and the capital. Markets have been held in the town since the 1300s, with its main industry being woollen cloth and later knitting, weaving and leatherwork. At a point in the 19th century, Godalming was so successful it grew larger than Guildford. The town enjoyed worldwide fame in 1881, when it became the first town in the world to have its own public electricity installed, powered by a water mill on the river Wey. Godalming’s eclectic town centre has more than 130 listed buildings, which range from timber-framed Tudor structures to 17th-century brickwork. One of the town’s most prominent buildings is the ‘Pepper pot’ former town hall, now a public function room. There are a number of terraces of Victorian properties within the town centre and just to the south, and newer developments to the east and within the popular Busbridge area, which attracts families.


Why move to Godalming? Moving to Godalming is popular for commuters, with easy transport links to London via the A3 and the town’s mainline train station, which serves London Waterloo. The charming town has a thriving community: its High Street throngs with independent shops and cafes. Living in Godalming is also well suited to the outdoorsy types, with the 8

town being surrounded by beautiful countryside, with the River Wey providing walks along the tow path and numerous boating opportunities. There are also leisure facilities at Charterhouse School and Broadwater Lake, in addition to the many golf courses and tennis clubs locally. For those who want to enjoy even more peace and quiet,

Godalming is flanked by quaint quintessentially English villages and hamlets offering charm in abundance. Godalming has everything you could possibly need in a market town and the fact it’s located so close to the UK’s capital city is a big bonus.


Ideal living

takeaways, with it possible to choose a different world cuisine for every night of the week. In addition to the independent offering, there is a small selection of national names including the popular Cote Brasserie, serving relaxed French dining. The town is surrounded by the picturesque countryside of the Surrey Hills, including the spectacular Devil’s Punch Bowl to the south west, now under National Trust management. www.hamptons.co.uk Godalming’s vibrant town centre hosts regular events throughout the year, such as food and craft fairs, farmers markets and the Annual Godalming Town Show, held every year in June and organised by Godalming Round Table. Throughout the summer every Sunday afternoon there is live music at the Bandstand. Staycation in August, with live music and entertainment. Godalming Beer Festival. Godalming Town Run in May, a large community event for all the family – in fact there is so much going on!! . There are many independent stores within the town, in addition to convenience stores and services, solicitors, banks and hairdressers. There are Waitrose and Sainsbury’s supermarkets accessible from the town centre, with the Catteshall Business Area to the east of the High Street also having a Homebase and a Pets at Home. Godalming’s High Street has a fantastic selection of independent pubs, cafes and



Famous Residents Godalming and the surrounding area has been a home to rockstars, celebrities, athletes, academics, artists and common or garden members of the upper-crust for generations. Here are a few notable names...

Jeremy Hunt,

Alvin Stardust,

British Politician


Sam Worthington

Australian actor

Ingrid Lacey

British actress

Ben Kerfoot

British actor

Terry Thomas


Terry Scott


Jack Phillips

Chief wireless operator on board the Titanic

Peter Gabriel


Tony Banks


Rachel Hurd-Wood

English actress

Alan Hansen


Gabrielle Glaister

English Actress





Interview with ‘M.o.a.t Construction’ Tell us a little about the background of your firm. M.o.a.t Construction was formed in 2015 with the aim of providing clients with a professional Main Contractor service in Surrey and Sussex. After working in the sector for eight years prior, I could see a need for a Main Contracting service that takes care of projects for private clients on a turnkey basis. By fully costing clients projects using our Quantity Surveyors, and the project construction plans. By also fully managing all the construction phase and delivering the project on time and within agreed budget, all whilst keeping to our high standards. For some when undertaking construction work it can end up being a headache, so we mitigate the hassle, by undertaking projects in a turnkey manor, managing the whole project for our client’s and bringing their dreams to reality. What type of projects have you been working on recently? A couple of our latest projects have been a full back to brick refurbishment on a 2000 SQ/FT house in Guildford. One of our projects was a property stuck in the 1930’s. Working with local architects, interior designers and our construction teams we delivered the project within 12 months for our clients. Transforming a dwelling stuck in a past era, into a great living space to be enjoyed for generations. Another project was a 1950SQ/FT property in the Surrey Hills. This property had been built in the 1920’s and had no insulation and the house needed extensive work to be brought up to the modern-day standard. Keeping the true character of the age of the property, we sympathetically up graded all interiors, Replaced the roof, fully insulated the floor, walls, roof, ceilings bring the property up to EPC rating of B. We then installed an air

source heat pump and fitted solar enabling the property to function off grid, helping the environmental sustainability of the property to decades into the future. Do you work with investors and Landlords? Yes, we have an arm of our company that works with accredited private investors to deliver developments. We deliver these projects by undertaking the construction phase as Main Contractor and we also have sweat equity built into the contract creating shared value for all parties involved. Making sure the development sticks to budget and time plan. If the client wishes, we can act as Principal designer delivering a full turnkey service. We are happy to look at any project if it hits our minimum contract value of £100k. Looking back is there a job that you are most proud of? I would say we don’t have a specific favourite. We get to work on some great properties in Surrey and Sussex with some fantastic clients. Every project has a lot of thought and care that goes into designing, planning and delivering which means every project is great to be a part of and to deliver for our clients. Being able to deliver people’s dreams is a great feeling. Are you happy to give appraisals to Hamptons clients before they exchange? All our projects are costed by our Chartered Quantity Surveyors which Todo so would require full construction drawings to be able to complete the job for contract standards. Although, so clients can get a feel for what costs could be, we would be more than happy talking through potential ideas and creating a ballpark cost per SQM based on previous similar projects completed within the last six months. This would help give any potential client a good feel for approximate costs.

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Pubs & Live Music Richmond Arms A proper English pub. Set in a historical building. What more could you want. Real fires, homemade food, a great beer garden and great people and a large selection of beers and ales. Real locals, real pub. We cater for everyone. 149 High St, Godalming GU7 1AF. 01483 921561 www.therichmondarmsgodalming.co.uk/ Fox & Finch Set in the heart of idyllic Godalming town centre, equipped with a stylish yet a cosy pub atmosphere serving an exquisite selection drinks and fresh seasonal dishes from brunch to dinner service, including a charcoal Bertha oven in our outdoor area, making it the perfect space for outdoor dining. 1 Mill Ln, Godalming GU7 1HF. 01483 339625 The Star Inn The Star is especially renowned for its selection of ciders and perries, with around ten from an ever-changing range, sourced by the landlord directly from the National Cider Farm in Sussex. Notably, the Star usually stocks a draft mead. The pub has won many CAMRA and other awards for cider and perry. Since post lockdown the Star Inn is home to Godalming Beerworks. We are dog friendly and also host many an evening of folk live entertainment. 17 Church St, Godalming GU7 1EL. 01483 417717 www.starinngodalming.co.uk/ The Rose & Crown Bar Bespoke cocktails, local wines, twisted G&Ts and craft beers. Your local bar in a beautiful pub setting complete with Miami themed beer garden, sleep over room options and cosy, comfortable table service. Think cosy and comfortable, local, and welcoming… Open weekends ‘till late. Party @ The Rose & Crown. We’ll see you there!

www.foxandfinchgodalming.com/ The Volunteer The Volunteer reopened as a pub in early 2019. The Bar is on three levels, in which you enter through a small lobby, which leads up into the main bar area. Serving top quality ales and beers and a warm welcome, we look forward to you visiting us. 5 Wharf St, Godalming GU7 1NN. 01924 683868 www.craftunionpubs.com/404 The Charterhouse Pub Our pub offers a fully stocked bar with live music & events as well as simple, delicious food. Our food menu has expanded over the months and now includes a popular Sunday Roast! We have a regular pub quiz on Thursday nights and live music or DJs on Friday & Saturday evenings. Deanery Rd, Godalming GU7 2PQ. 01483 419157 www.charterhousepub.co.uk/

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“Wet your whistle”

Three Lions Home to Farncombe’s finest ales, We welcome you to The Three Lions. The Three Lions takes pride in fine food and drink, Serving perfect pints, tasty homemade favourites too. A welcoming and friendly local pub with Live Music serving Great Value Home cooked food. 55 Meadrow, Farncombe, Godalming GU7 3HR. 01483 808118 www.facebook.com/ thethreelionsfarncombe/ The Refectory It is extraordinary what you can make of a former cattle barn: open fires and ancient wooden beams create a homely, cosy feel, whilst outside the extensive grounds are great for enjoying those rare days of sun. Old Portsmouth Road, Godalming GU8 5HJ. 01483 413820 www.brunningandprice.co.uk/refectory/ Inn On The Lake Godalming The Inn on The Lake is a premium pub, bar, and restaurant with its very own courtyard and garden, centrally located in the heart of the picturesque town of Godalming. Offering a tempting selection of food and drinks, stylish decor, and enticing roaring log fires, The Inn on the Lake is the perfect place to sit back, relax and socialise with friends. Located in the heart of the historic market town of Godalming, The Inn on the Lake combines the comforting appeal of a traditional country pub, bar, and restaurant, with a newly refurbished, stylish interior. Ockford Rd, Godalming GU7 1RH. 01483 419997 www.theinnonthelake.co.uk/

Should you wish to wet your whistle in Godalming you could hardly have a wider choice. ‘Old school’ inns and taverns, cocktail bars, live music venues, gastropubs, they all abide aplenty in Godalming. Here are a few suggestions but the best way to find your ‘local’ is surely to take the air and simply explore. www.hamptons.co.uk


Interview with ‘Architectural Services’ Tell us a little of the background of your Architectural practice? I started up my practice in 2010 when I moved out of London with my wife and then 6-month-old daughter. I wanted to provide a competitively priced service that also considered the buildability of the project as well as creating spaces that function well along with innovative design. We are a small team of 3 that consists of a Land and Measured Building Surveyor, Architectural Assistant plus myself. We work on predominantly residential projects ranging from internal remodelling and renovation through extensions, loft conversions and new build houses for private clients and developers. As a Father of 2 girls I have a good understanding of what families are looking for through first-hand experience. We handle the entire process and manage the planning and building regulations applications on behalf of our clients. Do you offer pre-exchange assessments to residential clients? Yes, we can work with clients to visit the property to offer advice on the scope and development potential of the property. If required, we can then put together feasibility sketches of a proposed scheme usually using Hampton’s floor plans as a starting point. We will research the local area and provide advice on what is likely

to be acceptable to the local authority based on local policy and previously approved projects in the area. We have worked closely with the local councils for more than 12 years, so we have a good understanding of local planning policy and what is likely to be granted permission. What are the most popular requests from residential clients? Better flow and light into the property as well as a social space for family and friends to gather, usually as part of a Kitchen / Dining / Family room. The Living space is usually the area which most clients are focused on along with additional bedrooms for a growing family. The most recent trend is for a dedicated home working area, whether this is attached to the property in a separate room or nook or as a multi-use outbuilding for work and play. We are also seeing a growing need for self-contained annexes whether for a dependant relative or Nanny / Au-pair. Is there a project you are most proud of? The projects that make us feel most proud are when a client comes back to us after the project has been completed to tell us how well the space works and how the small, seemingly insignificant details, made the biggest difference to how the space feels. It’s this feedback that gives us the greatest job satisfaction and pride.

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Local Hotspots Enjoy an artisan coffee, while exploring great fashion boutiques right in the picturesque heart of Godalming! Roost Godalming Roost Godalming is a health-loving cafe with the mission to bring people together over fresh, wholesome food that nourishes your life. We are 100% gluten-free, with dairy-free options, no refined sugar, oils or additives and preservatives in the fresh food we make. We pride ourselves on making you fresh, wholesome, delicious food that will help you to thrive. 3 Wharf St, Godalming GU7 1NN. 01483 808181 www.findyourroost.co.uk/

Esquires Coffee Artisan café serving speciality Fairtrade and 100% organic coffees, iced drinks, real fruit smoothies and milkshakes, ethically sourced loose-leaf teas as well as delicious hot and cold breakfast, freshly made in-house deli, cakes and sweet treats. 110 High St, Godalming GU7 1DP. 01483 281818

Thyme for Tea Welcome to Thyme for Tea, a traditional English tearoom located in the very pretty Church Street, Godalming. shabby chic tearoom with reasonably priced quality homemade cakes and snacks. We are a dog friendly tearoom and will always make a bowl of water available for your dog whilst you enjoy your own refreshments. 14 Church St, Godalming GU7 5EW. 01483 423202 www.thymefortea.co.uk/

www.esquirescoffee.co.uk/ Antiques café Independent coffee shop located in Godalming. Serving selection of cakes, paninis, pastries, infusions, coffees and more. GF & Vg options available. We are also dog friendly. 72 Ockford Rd, Godalming GU7 1RF. 01483 385545 www.facebook.com/ antiquescafegodalming 18

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D7 Mens Clothing D7 stocks a variety of brands from some of the top UK and European manufacturers, with an emphasis on design, and great quality fabrics, covering everything from everyday looks to high-end fashion. Whether you’re shopping for Shoes, Jeans, Dress Shirts or suiting, Please call in and see us in store. For up-to-date images of what we have in store, events, and current offers, please visit our Facebook page. 42 Bridge St, Godalming GU7 1HL. 01483 427872 www.d7menswear.wixsite.com/ d7mensclothing

Catwalk Catwalk is an independent womenswear store located in the centre of Godalming High Street. We sell beautiful, stylish clothes, accessories, and jewellery from a variety of brands such as ‘Nougat’, ‘Great Plains’, ‘Part Two’, ‘In Wear’ and many more. We are one of the main stockists of the Italian label, ‘Save the Queen’ and carry the largest selection of ‘NYDJ’ in Surrey. Catwalk Guildford is now The Gate Boutique, follow us on twitter @ TheGateShop 29 High St, Godalming GU7 1AW. 01483 527634

Change Of A Dress We stock lovely high quality ladies’ clothes at reasonable prices. We guarantee you will have a great friendly service from us offering hints and tips where needed. There are also acessoroes too to ensure each piece compliments you and your style. 2 Church St, Godalming GU7 1EH. 01483 429996 www.facebook.com/p/Change-Of-ADress-

www.catwalk.uk.com/ Hello Lovely Fashion We are a boutique in the heart of beautiful Godalming, we try very hard to stock ‘one, or two, off ‘pieces that you won’t find everyone else wearing. We like to think we are affordable as everyone deserves a regular lovely treat. We cater for all sizes, shapes and ages and will always give our honest opinion, if asked, as we want you to look Lovely …. there is no hard sell here. We also stock jewellery, bags, and accessories plus a few quirky gifts. Again, none of which should break the bank. 84 High St, Godalming GU7 1DU. 01483 422221 www.hellolovelyfashion.co.uk/ www.hamptons.co.uk


Interview with ‘Transform Landsapes’ Tell us a little about the back story of ’Transform Landscapes’ Transform began life as a sole trade business formed by Simon Gray in the 1980s, becoming Ltd in 2001. The business is now run by a team of five directors, with Ben Clutterbuck as MD. Simon is still heavily involved in the business, leading on many landscaping matters with his wealth of experience. Currently, we have over 30 employees, with a client base spread throughout Surrey, Hampshire, and West Sussex. We are a completed garden service, covering design, build, and maintenance. We also have a fully qualified Arboriculture team, who offer services to private clients, as well as local councils. Our quality of work and excellent service are key corner stones to our business. We hold several industry recognised accreditations/ approved contractors’ statuses including BALI (The British Association of Landscape Industries), APL (Association of Professional Landscapers) and the Arboricultural Association. We are also recognised by TrustMark and Safe Contractor. Do you find most clients have a clear image of what they want to achieve in their outside space or do they sometimes look to you for inspiration? It is a mixed bag. Some clients have a clear image of what they want to achieve, whilst others rely on our knowledge and experience to provide an approach and way forward. Our in-house team offers both traditional hand drawn designs or modern Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawings and 3D modelling, which we find helps clients visualise the finished garden and feel more involved in the process. Our Design team and Project Manager work with the client throughout the project to ensure the brief is adhered to, and a beautiful garden is created. Equally, we have worked with clients who have a general idea but no detailed plan, so we use our experience, expertise, and knowledge to shape and install a finished landscape that is complementary to the location and fulfils the client’s budget and brief. Tell us about a project you’re particularly proud of? It is hard to highlight just one as we have had the privilege to be involved with many amazing projects, that each stands out for different reasons. Our Surrey Hill top garden, which was APL best in category 2022, or an infinity edged swimming pool built out of a slope in the garden, which has been shortlisted for two 2024 APL awards.

What are the most popular types of projects you are asked to undertake at the moment? We become involved in a huge range of projects, which is amazing. Our forte is complete garden build projects and, working with either our own designers or in collaboration with an independent Garden Designer or Landscape Architect, we can completely remodel a garden. These projects are extremely rewarding for us, not only as a business in using all our disciplines, but also for our workforce and, most importantly, our clients. We also manage smaller projects that address single elements in a garden such as fencing, terracing, lawns, or creating a planting area/improve planted borders. These are quick turnaround jobs, being great ‘little wins’ for us, and our clients really appreciate the transformative results. Please summarise why house buyers and developers should choose Transform Landscapes for their project? With a range of staff, we can support new house buyers with all elements of their garden. When a house is purchased, the buyers often only visit a few times often within a single season. We can help our clients understand what is in their garden and how they could use or improve the space. It might start with simply helping to manage the area;mowing, cutting back, trimming hedges. Alternatively, the space may not work for the new owners, and they may require a full garden design and build. Whatever the situation, we can help. For developers and those extending or re-developing the house there are many ways that a good landscaper can help complement building work. Our approach to hard landscape construction, is different to that of a builder. We are garden creators. We will look for ways to bring interest, structure, and shape to a garden, using plants and softer structures which often helps to keep costs lower than using only hard features. Where a builder or architect may suggest retaining walls, a structure they know and understand, we will look to use soil banks and planting to hide level changes and create interest. We understand the elements, soil, and outdoor drainage, in a way that builders may not have had the chance to learn. This allows our projects to withstand the weather and allow the user to enjoy their space all through the year.




Why not enjoy a night at one of the great theatres spotted around Godalming!

Borough Hall Cinema We offer the opportunity to view most great films and new up and coming movies in our small and quaint theatre. We offer very comfortable seating with refreshments available, and a selection of sweets and treats for you to enjoy too. Please see our website for upcoming movies. 3 Bridge St, Godalming GU7 1HY. 01483 523071 www.waverley.gov.uk/S 22

Ben Travers Theatre A small intimate theatre that offers quality productions and entertainment from professional local artists in comedy, musical theatre, plays and pantomime. There is something for all of the family. We also offer a menu of upcoming events. Please see our website for details. Charterhouse Rd, Godalming GU7 2DL. 01483 291615 www.godalming-tc.gov.uk/venue/bentravers-theatre www.hamptons.co.uk

The Wey Gallery Established in 2010 we are an independent gallery run by the partnership team of Julie Pugh-Jones and Clare Richards With many years of experience working in Art publishing and galleries in both London and Surrey we wanted to use our experience in the artworld to bring something a little different and exciting in a rural setting, displaying work that is constantly changing, often featuring hot new talent and inspirational trends, alongside investment pieces you’d usually associate with a big London gallery but in a warm and friendly setting. 44 Bridge St, Godalming GU7 1HL. 01483 418013 www.theweygallery.com/ McAllister Thomas Fine Art Our yearly calendar is carefully curated to showcase solo and group exhibitions that highlight the best in modern and contemporary art. We pride ourselves on helping our clients, both private and corporate, on their unique art journey by exhibiting only original works and assisting in the acquisition of one-of-akind pieces that reflect each individual’s personal taste. We ship artwork securely worldwide on a regular basis. With our dedicated courier service stationed at London Heathrow, you can trust us to deliver your valuable pieces seamlessly to your chosen destination. 117 High St, Godalming GU7 1AQ. 01483 860591

Chiddingfold Village Hall Cinema Chiddingfold Cinema exists for two reasons: we love films and we are proud of our village. We are committed to offering a wide variety of the latest movies to all the people of Chiddingfold and the surrounding area, and help support our local community in the process. We are staffed entirely by volunteers, with all profits going towards the maintenance, upkeep and improvement of our 200-seat venue: the Village Hall. We offer the latest film releases for a fraction of the cost of the commercial cinemas, just £6 per ticket (£3 for children under 15) and no parking charges.We also offer Season Tickets, the equivalent of six adult single tickets to the cinema for only £30. We have a fully licensed bar and offer free parking. Village Hall, Coxcombe Ln, Chiddingfold, Godalming GU8 4QA. www.chiddingfoldcinema.com/ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre The Yvonne Arnaud is a leading regional theatre, and registered charity, second to none for producing and presenting vibrant, outstanding, entertaining drama. Whether you are looking for a light bite at lunchtime or a delicious start to your evening before one of our shows, our chefs have something for everyone to enjoy before one of the spectacular productions avaliable. www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk/

www.mcallisterthomasfineart.co.uk/ Godalming Borough Hall We are a community hall offering local events and a variety of exciting evenings that range from our Electric Music nights, Comedy and meeting for our very own film society alongside regular pantomimes. We have something for all the family too with programmes of activities for the children. Please see our website for upcoming events. Bridge St, Godalming GU7. 01483 523071 www.waverley.gov.uk/ www.hamptons.co.uk


Family days out Godalming is a great destination for a family trip offering entertainment for kids of all ages. We’ve picked some of the most popular family-friendly things to do and sorted them into a handy list.

National Trust - Winkworth Arboretum A landscape arboretum reflecting the colours of each changing season through Dr Wilfrid Fox’s visionary tree collection. Lake, boathouse and ancient woodland. Arbor Tea-room. Tea-rooms are on site serving a range of hot and cold drinks, lunches, and snacks. We also have, The Tree Adventure play area which is made using oak trees from the Arboretum and complete with a climbing wall, firefighter’s pole, rope tunnel and ladders. Hascombe Rd, Godalming GU8 4AD. 01483 208477 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/surrey/ winkworth-arboretum 24

Ramster Gardens Ramster Garden is famous for its stunning spring colour, with over 25 acres of peaceful woodland, views of lakes and hillsides, filled with colour and interest. It is renowned for its magnificent displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias, many rare and unusual trees and flowering shrubs and outstanding colour during Spring and Autumn. Please wear suitable footwear for the time of year and a woodland garden. If it’s very windy please check here that we are open. Petworth Rd, Chiddingfold, Godalming GU8 4SN. 01428 654167 www.ramsterevents.com/ www.hamptons.co.uk

Loseley Park We are open Sunday – Thursday only; closed on Friday and Saturday dates throughout the summer. Loseley House will be open for the public until the end of July and gardens until the end of August. Entry times – 10.30am – 4pm.Loseley Park is set in acres of rolling parkland just south of Guildford in Surrey and very close to the towns of Godalming and Farncombe. Loseley Park are delighted to also welcome you to the White Garden where delicious homemade and seasonal treats await you. (Garden entry fees apply) We serve our own blended range of coffee, offering you the best in aromatic flavours along with a lovely selection of speciality teas to choose from. The Loseley pizza oven will be available on Thursdays in the gardens; weather depending. No reservations for lunch or coffee required, do pop to see us and we look forward to welcoming you. Guildford GU3 1HS. 01483 304440 www.loseleypark.co.uk/ Fishers Farm Park A family run adventure farm park set in the beautiful West Sussex countryside on the Surrey border. The award-winning park offers a huge selection of indoor soft play, farm animals, and more than 45 rides and attractions for the whole family to enjoy. With a range of brilliant food outlets on offer and plenty of picnic areas. It is the perfect day out for families. Some incredible play barns, an on-site theatre and cinema and the favourite on Instagram, “The Glow Barn”. Don’t miss the infamous family Christmas grotto in December and the awesome summer Splash Attack! Fishers Adventure Farm Park is undoubtedly the ultimate, greatvalue, jam-packed, fun-filled family day out all-year round, come rain or shine! Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green RH14 0EG. 01403 700063 www.fishersfarmpark.co.uk/ National Trust - Hatchlands Park There is plenty of family fun to discover on a visit to Hatchlands Park. From nature trails to the play area. oday you www.hamptons.co.uk

can visit the parkland or stop for coffee in the Kitchen Café all year round. You can also see inside our house on six afternoons a week, between March and October. Take the time to wander through our 400 acres of rolling parkland and woodland, one of the largest country estates in the area and full of year round seasonal colour. You can follow waymarked walks, enjoy the tranquillity of our garden, discover areas of the park partly landscaped by Humphry Repton or bring the family to experience our natural adventure area for children. Our mansion is now a family home, containing tenant Alec Cobbe’s collection of paintings and fine furniture. Also on display is the Cobbe Collection, Europe’s largest collection of keyboard instruments associated with famous composers. An early interior design commission for architect Robert Adam, his work can be seen in ceilings and fireplaces throughout the house. East Clandon, Guildford GU4 7RT. 01483 222482 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/surrey/ hatchlands-park Godalming Museum The Museum set out to tell the story of Godalming and the surrounding area; early donations included fossils found by workers in the town’s Bargate stone quarries, prehistoric flint tools unearthed by agricultural labourers, and the remarkable Percy Woods archive of Deeds and historical notes. In the 1980s, the Museum was able to move to its present building - a 15th-century timberframed Wealden House, hiding behind a Georgian brick front. The building is the biggest artefact in a collection that now includes geology, archaeology, social history, art, oral history, and archives. The Museum’s Garden is a living exhibit, inspired by the designs of Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edwin Lutyens. It complements displays of the artist, gardener, and craftswoman Gertrude Jekyll’s work in the Arts and Crafts gallery. 109a High St, Godalming GU7 1AQ. 01483 426510 www.godalmingmuseum.org.uk/ 25

Local Schools Where our children spend most of their week and how they are being educated is a decision which should take some serious consideration. We have put together this list of suggestions to make your life a little bit easier. Many local schools and nurseries offer free tours so please go and visit your choice options before making that final important decision.

Charterhouse School Whether you join us aged 13 or 16, you will be developing throughout your time at Charterhouse. Some changes will be subtle – little things like having more confidence to make new friends or take on a responsibility. Others will be more striking: leaving the school with the proven ability to think in different ways and to study independently. You’ll also develop awareness of our set of core values – responsibility, open-mindedness, perseverance, moral courage, and kindness. We believe these are key to being successful at this fantastic school and will be crucial for success in adult life, alongside all the skills and qualifications you will gain during your time with us. Charterhouse School, Hurtmore Rd, Godalming GU7 2DX. 01483 291500 www.charterhouse.org.uk/ 26

Prior’s Field School Our admissions team will happily assist you with your enquiries, answer any questions you may have and arrange visits. Applications for entry to the school can be made for girls at age 11+, 13+ and for the Sixth Form. 12+ and 14+ places may be offered at any time, subject to availability. You are most welcome to come along to see us in action at a working Open Morning, full Open Day or an individual tour by arrangement. That way, you can experience the school for yourself and decide if we feel right for your daughter. Applying and settling into senior school is a big step for a family and we aim to do all we can to make this a gentle, easy, and successful journey. Priorsfield Rd, Godalming GU7 2RH. 01483 810551 www.priorsfieldschool.com/ www.hamptons.co.uk

Godalming College Godalming is more than a college with an outstanding reputation. We are a successful vibrant learning community which meets the needs of sixth form students in the 21st century. Deciding where to continue your education at 16+ is a big decision. This website will tell you more about Godalming College and why it could be the right choice for you. Tuesley Ln, Godalming GU7 1RS. 01483 423526 www.godalming.ac.uk/ 27 www.hamptons.co.uk

Barrow Hills School At Barrow Hills, school life is supported by our beautiful 33-acre estate providing children with on-site opportunities for outside learning, informal play, a variety of sporting activities as well as co-curricular activities. We would be delighted to welcome you to Barrow Hills. Please visit the School for one of our Open Mornings or book an individual tour. Roke Ln., Witley, Godalming GU8 5NY. 01428 683639 www.barrowhills.org/

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St Hilary’s School We educate boys and girls from 2 - 11 years. Successful and happy, the school is at a very exciting stage as we extend our offering to become fully coeducational enabling us to maintain our family ethos whilst providing an outstanding prep school education for both boys and girls. Please read our news article for further details. Situated in the heart of Godalming, St Hilary’s prides itself in providing an outstanding all-round education, equipping pupils not only with strong academic standards but also the essential qualities and skills required beyond their time at our school. Holloway Hill, Godalming GU7 1RZ. 01483 416551 www.sthilarysschool.com/ Aldro A coeducational day and boarding school for approximately 200 children aged between 7 and 13. Nestled in the quintessentially English and very beautiful village of Shackleford, Aldro lies just 30 miles southwest of London and is in easy reach of both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. With our full, weekly, and familyAldwickbury School friendly boarding, Aldro welcomes children Aldwickbury School is an independent Pre-Prep from all around the world, as well as those and Prep School for boys aged 4-13 located on looking for an idyllic country education away the outskirts of Harpenden, Hertfordshire. The from the capital and many who join us daily breadth of opportunities on offer at Aldwickbury from the towns and villages surrounding our is something we are incredibly proud of. The boys stunning rural location in the home county of are challenged and engaged academically but Surrey.Lombard St, Shackleford, Godalming also benefit from a wide-ranging co-curricular GU8 6AS. 01483 810266 programme making full use of our extensive grounds and facilities. The school offers boys of all abilities a myriad of exciting opportunities to develop their confidence and unearth their talents in the arts, STEM, on stage, in music and on the sports field. The journey through the school prepares the boys to leave at 13 when we believe they are truly ready for senior school education. Wheathampstead Rd, Harpenden AL5 1AD. 01582 713022 www.aldwickbury.org.uk

www.aldro.org/ Busbridge Infant School Our wonderful and inclusive school ensures opportunities are available to all children to respect and celebrate the diverse lives of people living in modern day Britain. We take safeguarding very seriously and our secure school site is situated in Hambledon Road, Busbridge in the historic town of Godalming set in the beautiful Surrey Hills. We work hard to provide a happy and safe learning environment – a stimulating setting where each individual is inspired and flourishes. We aim to equip all our children with the essential skills and tools that will set them on the road to lifelong success in the continual pursuit of excellence. Hambledon Rd, Godalming GU7 1PJ. 01483 417898 www.busbridge-infants.org/



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Fitness & Health

Leading a hectic life? Need somewhere to tone your body, recharge your muscles or simply stretch? We have put together the best locations for you to do just that. Whether you fancy going for a swim or need regular fitness classes, we know that our recommended providers will do their best to keep you in shape.

Charterhouse Club The Club provides a friendly environment in which local people can enjoy group activities, relax with like-minded people. With three full‑sized Astroturf pitches, an athletics track, 24 tennis courts and a 9‑hole golf course, indoor climbing facility, sports hall, indoor pool, fitness suite, indoor cycling, aerobic studios, treatment rooms, and coffee shop. These great facilities and a supportive community, we’ve all you need to hit your goals – all in beautiful surroundings. Duke’s, Duke’s Dr, Godalming GU7 2RS. 01483 413260 www.charterhouseclub.com/ 32

Snap Fitness Godalming Welcome to Snap Fitness Godalming! We’re here for you 24/7 to help you move your body and your mood with a strong member community and a super supportive team. Members get access to the best range of cardio, strength, and functional training equipment plus a member app to help set your own goals and celebrate your progress. Call or click today to learn more and join Snap Fitness Godalming Gym. 46-56 High St, Godalming GU7 1DY. 01483 527826 www.snapfitness.com/uk/gyms/godalming? www.hamptons.co.uk

The Fitness Hangout We are a specialist Pole and Aerial Fitness studio In Godalming, Surrey. We have been established for over 12 years. We run fun and effective classes with our highly qualified instructors. Classes include Pole Dancing, aerial Hoop, Aerial Silks, Aerial Pilates, and Flexibility! Come along and learn how to fly whilst gaining strength and confidence in a supportive and safe environment. The Fitness Hangout, 1 Douglas Dr, Godalming GU7 1JX. 07779 110773 www.thefitnesshangout.co.uk/

Godalming Leisure Centre Fantastic community leisure centre in Godalming, offering a gym, swimming facilities, group workout studios and more. Flexible memberships available, but nonmembers are also very welcome. We’re passionate about helping you stay physically active and emotionally engaged in fitness, sport and wellbeing. Our mission is to put our heart and soul into ‘creating active places and healthy people’ - it’s about creating a place for everyone. Broadwater Park, Summers Rd, Farncombe, Godalming GU7 3BH. 01483 410500

well & good A beautiful multipurpose space in the heart of Godalming. Offering yoga, pilates, barre and fitness in our bright studio. Plus modern, relaxed co-working in our uniquely designed work and lounge areas. By night we offer a relaxed and sociable lounge bar serving local wines and craft beers. Hire our one-of-a-kind event space for evening or weekend private parties and special events. 1 High St, Godalming GU7 1AZ. 01483 952071

ND Clinical Pilates The friendly, professional team at ND Clinical Pilates are passionate about getting you back to what you love injury and pain free. We aim to transform your health by dedicating time to assessing your condition and creating a bespoke treatment plan to achieve the goals we set together. We want to find the source of the problem to create long lasting changes Surrey Holistic Ltd, Wiggins Yard, Bridge St, Godalming GU7 1HL. 07859 981103




The Pilates Movement – Godalming At The Pilates Movement in the heart of Guildford and Godalming we offer a comprehensive timetable of Reformer Pilates that are of the highest standard. Our offering is a variety of mixed level classes, along with Personal Training which are suitable for someone starting out or looking to simply get more out of their training. The classes are designed to get amazing results, from weight loss, mobility, core strengthening and body tone, always fully supervised by our experienced trainers. We strongly believe that every single person deserves to feel good about themselves, move freely and comfortably within their bodies, without being restricted by their surroundings in any way or form. Movement Matters, Movement Heals. 2nd Floor, 79 - 81 High St, Godalming GU7 1AW. 01483 399149

Yoga Mila An oasis of wellbeing in the heart of Godalming. Offering daily yoga classes in a beautiful, light- filled space with expert teachers, also offering Pilates, Meditation & weekend workshops. Classes in studio and online 7 days a week. One Angel Ct, Godalming GU7 1DT. 07788 219373 www.yogamila.co.uk/

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Local Restaurants

Côte Godalming Our newly refurbished outdoor dining area at is the perfect place to soak up the summer sun. Côte Godalming is a short walk from the centre of town and our spacious outdoor terrace is the ideal place to enjoy your favourite Côte classics or even try our new spring specials, so why not book a table today. Town Centre, 7-11 High St, Godalming GU7 1AZ. 01483 910309

Acorn restaurant Acorn Restaurant is a real Spanish fusion restaurant. We have available different menus to accommodate any guests and make them feel like home. Delicious, tailored menu made with the best products! You won’t find this quality anywhere else. 10-14 Wharf St, Godalming GU7 1NN. 01483 427273 www.acorngodalming.com/godalming/?

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Piazza Firenze Our Restaurants combine quality food and great service with a long-established reputation lead by a family run team. Our staff are helpful and it’s our aim to provide you with excellent service and food, so you’ll want to return again and again. Our menus are changed to incorporate seasonal dishes and we always have weekly specials. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Kings Mews, 28 High St, Godalming GU7 1DZ. 01483 418675

Pizza Express We’re a small and cosy restaurant in the heart of Godalming – find us at the top end of the picturesque High Street. Admire the authentic oak beams and stunning marble staircase while enjoying a fresh, tasty lunch or dinner. 127-129 High St, Godalming GU7 1AF. 01483 860880


Brittens Restaurant We are lucky to be in an area where there are lots of passionate local suppliers. These independent businesses inspire us, and we enjoy being part of the local community. Our breakfast, lunch and supper menu are inclusive with an emphasis on ‘eating better’. This means we focus on responsibly sourced meat and fish, used sparingly, and mixed with a great selection of vegetarian dishes that rotate with the seasons. 92, 96 Angel Ct, High St, Godalming GU7 1DT. 01483 808569

The Wharf Bar & Indian Cuisine Welcome to The Wharf, the finest authentic Indian bar and restaurant in Godalming, Surrey. Serving a variety of mouth-watering dishes at affordable prices. A careful mix of highly trained chefs dedicated and friendly service, the finest ingredients and beautiful surroundings has made The Wharf bar and restaurant a firm favourite for locals and visitors alike. Our warm and welcoming atmosphere provides the ideal location to entertain clients, relax with friends, enjoy a family get together or simply savour a romantic meal for two. 131High street, Godalming GU7 1AF. 01483 422555 www.thewharfgodalming.com/ Prezzo Italian We love to make it easy for everyone to enjoy eating together – that’s why you’ll always find brilliant vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options here, incredible kids’ menu and a lunch set menu that we’re really proud of. But that’s not where our passion ends. Because we don’t just love making our favourite Italian dishes – we love sharing them with you. That’s why our teams meet you with a smile, love adding another seat at the table, and always go the extra mile to make you feel at home (especially if you let us know any special requirements when you book). Italian food just wouldn’t be the same without a warm welcome. 8 Queens Street, Godalming, Surrey , GU7 1BD. 01483 931224


www.brittens.com/ The Rajasthan Restaurant The Rajasthan is a traditional Indian restaurant situated in Guildford, Godalming. We provide an authentic ethnic experience with a wide selection of plates. The Rajasthan is a traditional Indian restaurant We provide an authentic ethnic experience with a wide selection of plates! The Rajasthan Indian Restaurant has always maintained a strong commitment to authenticity. That is why it is no surprise that our customers return time and time again. 103 Long Gore, Godalming GU7 3TW. 01483 419333 www.therajasthanindian.com/

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‘Virtually’ all you need

Some suggested local social media groups to help you connect, learn, buy, sell and have fun.



Godalming & Villages Community Board www.facebook.com/groups/Godalmingcommunity/ What’s on in Godalming www.facebook.com/groups/1634838393446266/?locale=en_GB Godalming Information Board www.facebook.com/groups/568110493288826/ Godalming Events & Surrounding Areas www.facebook.com/groups/210745742750905 godalming and farncombe mums www.facebook.com/groups/282502411855045 Godalming & Villages Community Assistance www.facebook.com/groups/godalmingcoronavirusassistance

Godalming Community www.twitter.com/GodalmingCommu1 Love Godalming www.twitter.com/lovegodalming?lang=en-GB Godalming Nub News www.twitter.com/godalmingnub?lang=en-GB



Help and support from your local Council You should inform your Local Authority of where you are moving from and where you are moving to around a month before you move. You can do this here. https://system8.rbwm.gov.uk/ publicaccesslive/selfservice/services/ changeofaddress/coastart.htm You’ll need to include the forwarding addresses for every adult in the property that pays council tax. Search for information and services from your council. Information for residents about Waverley Borough Council including council tax, bins and recycling, schools, leisure, streets and parking, this and lot’s more at the below link. www.waverley.gov.uk



Planning & Building Control Unsure which services you need? If you are thinking of making changes to your property, you may need to apply for planning permission and / or Building Regulations approval. If you’re not sure which applications to make, please use the guidance below to help you to decide what you need to do. Please note that many developments will require both.

• affect traffic volumes, road safety or access • change the density of development in an area • use significantly different materials or finishes from nearby properties • have an effect on existing trees

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Building control applies national statutory regulations to ensure the structural What is planning? quality of any building work, in areas Planning is the process of deciding such as safety, public health, accessibility, whether a proposed development should and the materials used. Most substantial go ahead or not. It uses national and local building projects (such as an extension, policies to consider the development in its knocking down walls or converting context and may look at the impact of the a garage or loft) will need Building work on neighbours and the wider Regulations approval. community, existing architecture, the land, the layout, and existing or proposed www.waverley.gov.uk/Services/Planninginfrastructure (such as drains, transport and-building and schools). You will probably need planning permission if your proposed development will do any of the following: • create a new building, or change the use or appearance of an existing building • affect the sunlight, privacy or outlook for neighbouring properties • affect the nearby area with noise disturbance, smell or fumes • work on or around listed buildings or any conservation areas www.hamptons.co.uk


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