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Interview with ‘Christiansen Architects’
What are the most popular requests from residential clients? We regularly deal with families moving into homes that haven’t been updated or renovated for several decades, where we can bring modernity and efficiencies without compromising the charm and aesthetic of the original house. Clients tend to have an initial set of requirements, but also want us to take a holistic look at the property, to consider all the opportunities and improvements on offer. Typically, we focus on the heart of the home (kitchen, living, dining) and how this space prioritises views and encourages a seamless transition to a usable outdoor space, often with an outdoor kitchen and some covered space. Haslemere and the surrounding areas sit on the edge of the South Downs National Park, so many Tell us a little of the background of your Architects of our projects seek to maximise interaction with practice? this beautiful environment. I set up Christiansen Architects after many years in London with a large, award-winning firm. The Is there a project you are most proud of? majority of our projects are residential and involve All of our projects are gratifying and unique, but external and/or interior Architecture design the Chislehurst House & Pool in Kent probably A many meeting ensued, plans solidified, and services, but we do oversee of our clients’ shows off most of our key design priorities. internal furnishings as well. are typically theWeproject unfolded seamlessly, Here, a contemporary blackadhering zinc extension sits involved from the initial sketch scheme phase, comfortably against the Tudor oak of the original deadlines. right through planning to applications, detailedThe once skeptical customer house. The project involved an analysis of the design and site management. now witnessed their business, park of 120of the undeveloped qualitiesaand opportunities Every project is unique, and we thrive on designing building, and resulted in the complete re-ordering homes to fit our clients’ mobile specific lifestyles and rejuvenated by our efforts. homes, of the existing ground floor to create a new personalities as well as the site and its environment. kitchen/living/dining space, study, bootroom and That being said, we are always eager to introduce as linking previously isolated areas of indirect daylight and solid,Gratitude natural materialsemanated that pool, as well as the hum of new look beautiful initially, and will weather and age in the property to the main building. Ratherthe than air. have What a complete openonce plan, crittall power cables was a way that only improves with time. We are alsofilled glazing was used internally to visually connect committed to conservation and sustainability, desperation had transformed into loyalty. and recently achieved accredited Passive House spaces but also have the option of acoustic separation. This works particularly well with a This customer, now one of our most valued, designer status which involves the design and flexibility is a key requirement. delivery of net-zero-ready andexperienced existing family, where notnew only revival in their business buildings. words of fervently. encouragement to the family but also spread Some our name Do you offer pre-exchange assessments to who are hesitating to make that first call to an architect. residential clients? Renovating or building a new can feel like a In the end, a seemingly routine jobhome became Yes, we offer a 1-hour, free, preliminary consultation but we have the understanding to discuss projects you are we huge a considering turningandpoint. Inendeavour, the span of a spring can help with everything from a full “knock it down and experience to help you realise your home’s potential by guiding you the design evening, hope was rekindled, a through business and start again” project, to refurbishments and full construction process in a professional and extensions including fixed was interior saved, elements such andandan unbreakable alliance as kitchens and wardrobes. We also have strong friendly manner. The majority of our work to date was formed. relationships with local contractors who can help has come via previous clients recommending us prepare an initial cost plan based on current to family and friends which is testament to our commitment to deliver your perfect home. market rates.
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Welcome A very warm welcome to Haslemere 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, Stuart Pavey - Head of Sales Taryn Mills - Head of Lettings Mark Wheeler - Prime & Country House Director
Interview with ‘Christiansen Architects’ What are the most popular requests from residential clients? We regularly deal with families moving into homes that haven’t been updated or renovated for several decades, where we can bring modernity and efficiencies without compromising the charm and aesthetic of the original house. Clients tend to have an initial set of requirements, but also want us to take a holistic look at the property, to consider all the opportunities and improvements on offer. Typically, we focus on the heart of the home (kitchen, living, dining) and how this space prioritises views and encourages a seamless transition to a usable outdoor space, often with an outdoor kitchen and some covered space. Haslemere and the surrounding areas sit on the edge of the South Downs National Park, so many Tell us a little of the background of your Architects of our projects seek to maximise interaction with practice? this beautiful environment. I set up Christiansen Architects after many years in London with a large, award-winning firm. The Is there a project you are most proud of? majority of our projects are residential and involve All of our projects are gratifying and unique, but external and/or interior Architecture design the Chislehurst House & Pool in Kent probably services, but we do oversee many of our clients’ shows off most of our key design priorities. internal furnishings as well. We are typically Here, a contemporary black zinc extension sits involved from the initial sketch scheme phase, comfortably against the Tudor oak of the original right through planning applications, detailed house. The project involved an analysis of the design and site management. undeveloped qualities and opportunities of the Every project is unique, and we thrive on designing building, and resulted in the complete re-ordering homes to fit our clients’ specific lifestyles and of the existing ground floor to create a new personalities as well as the site and its environment. That being said, we are always eager to introduce kitchen/living/dining space, study, bootroom and indirect daylight and solid, natural materials that pool, as well as linking previously isolated areas of look beautiful initially, and will weather and age in the property to the main building. a way that only improves with time. We are also Rather than have a complete open plan, crittall committed to conservation and sustainability, glazing was used internally to visually connect and recently achieved accredited Passive House spaces but also have the option of acoustic designer status which involves the design and separation. This works particularly well with a delivery of net-zero-ready new and existing family, where flexibility is a key requirement. buildings. Some words of encouragement to the family Do you offer pre-exchange assessments to who are hesitating to make that first call to an architect. residential clients? Yes, we offer a 1-hour, free, preliminary consultation Renovating or building a new home can feel like a to discuss projects you are considering and we huge endeavour, but we have the understanding can help with everything from a full “knock it down and experience to help you realise your home’s and start again” project, to refurbishments and full potential by guiding you through the design extensions including fixed interior elements such and construction process in a professional and as kitchens and wardrobes. We also have strong friendly manner. The majority of our work to date relationships with local contractors who can help has come via previous clients recommending us prepare an initial cost plan based on current to family and friends which is testament to our commitment to deliver your perfect home. market rates.
Haslemere Hamptons offers you a warm welcome to Haslemere Congratulations, if you are house hunting in Haslemere, 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 great guide which will help you choose the best schools, learn a little about planning 8
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.
A little bit of history
“A big WELCOME and enjoy”
The earliest record of Haslemere dates to the early 13th century and its quintessential wide high street speaks to a time when the cattle market was a major source of income. Victorian Haslemere became a desirable commuter town for London and one of its best-known residents in this period was Poet Laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson, who lived at Aldworth House in his later years and died there in 1892. Haslemere Educational Museum was established in 1888 by surgeon Sir Jonathan Hutchinson to provide a venue for locals to learn about natural history and offers many fascinating exhibits to this day.
Why move to Haslemere? This bustling town has a lively shopping and dining scene, and several localities each with their own unique appeal, including Grayswood, Shottermill, Shepherd’s Hill and Nutcombe. Its transport links make it a popular choice for commuters and those looking to escape the fast pace of London living, while families are attracted 10
by the elegant period properties and range of amenities. Haslemere is known for its pretty streets lined with characterful tilehung and timber-framed buildings. Its properties run the gamut, particularly in the town centre which ranges from large, detached houses to onebedroom apartments.
The surrounding villages offer yet more diversity, with everything from barn conversions and period cottages to farmhouses and equestrian properties. The Haslemere Leisure Centre has extensive facilities including a swimming pool, fitness centre, sports courts and children’s play area.
along the way. The National Trust manages many local sites, such as the tranquil woodland of Swan Barn Farm moments from the high street and Black Down, the highest point in the South Downs. The Sculpture Park in nearby Churt is set in a 10-acre arboretum with pleasant walking trails and stunning artworks on display. Haslemere benefits from good transport links by road and rail, with regular train services to London Waterloo in under an hour. www. hamptons.co.uk Haslemere is the most southerly town in historic Surrey, but its proximity to neighbouring West Sussex and Hampshire means residents can enjoy the pristine countryside and many attractions of all three counties. Haslemere offers a great choice of state schools at all levels, including local comprehensive Woolmer Hill, St Bartholomews CofE Primary, Shottermill Junior, Camelsdale Primary School and Grayswood CofE Primary School. Additionally, the town is home to the highly regarded independent schools of St Ives and The Royal School, which also has boarding facilities. Occupying an idyllic spot between the South Downs National Park and the Surrey Hills Area of Natural Beauty, Haslemere has some of the UK’s most unspoilt countryside on the doorstep, including the Devil’s Punch Bowl. The Greensand Way footpath begins in the town and stretches over 100 miles to Hamstreet in Kent, taking in many lovely villages and Surrey Hills vistas
Famous Residents Haslemere 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...
English professional golfer
British Army officer
English actor and toy maker
English actor and film director
Surveyor and architect
Pubs & Live Music
The Swan Inn Set within a charming 19th-century structure, this snug pub features a wooden bar, outdoor seating, and an extensive food menu available throughout the day. 15 High St, Haslemere GU27 2HG www.pubanddining.co.uk/swan-innhaslemere?utm_source=gmb&utm_ medium=organic&utm_ campaign=homepage Apple Tree Pub This establishment boasts a delightful pub atmosphere, accompanied by attentive and amiable staff. Offering an impressive array of beverages, including non-alcoholic options such as gin, beer, and cider, they cater to non-drinkers with equal care. The garden area, adorned with thoughtful additions like available blankets for outdoor seating and dog treats for furry companions, enhances the overall experience. 2 Lion Ln, Haslemere GU27 1JB www.theappletreehaslemere.co.uk/index 14
Shottermill Club This vibrant pub is a thriving hub for pool, darts, and snooker enthusiasts. With live sports broadcasts on TV, you can catch all the action while enjoying a superb pint of hophead. 2 Liphook Rd, Haslemere GU27 1NL www.google.com The White Horse If you’re in search of a leisurely lunch, indulgent Sunday roast, delightful family dinner, or a delectable brunch, the White Horse delivers with its selection of freshly prepared, flavorful home-cooked meals. Complemented by a diverse and adventurous drinks menu, you can expect a warm and inviting atmosphere to complete your dining experience. 22 High St, Haslemere GU27 2HJ www.thewhitehorsehaslemere.co.uk/?utm_ source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_ campaign=gmb
“Wet your whistle”
The Mill Introducing The Mill, an exquisitely renovated tavern and eatery situated in Shottermill, a charming locale on the outskirts of Haslemere. With a rich history dating back to the 16th century, this pub has undergone recent renovations, resulting in a delightful blend of traditional English countryside pub ambiance. Immerse yourself in the warm and inviting atmosphere, adorned with charming interiors, comfortable furnishings, and crackling open fires. Shottermill Rd, Haslemere GU27 3QE www.butcombe.com/the-mill-surrey/ The Prince of Wales Step into a piece of history at this charming establishment, built in the 1920s with the intention of being a vibrant roadside pitstop along the proposed A3 route. Fate had other plans, as the road planners decided on a different location. Now, you have the opportunity to revel in the serene countryside setting, taking a moment to soak in the peaceful atmosphere. Relax, unwind, and be grateful for the fortuitous change in location that allows you to enjoy the tranquillity of this remarkable place. Hammer Vale, Haslemere GU27 1QH www.princeofwaleshaslemere.co.uk/
Should you wish to wet your whistle in Haslemere you could hardly have a wider choice. ‘Old school’ inns and taverns, cocktail bars, live music venues, gastropubs, they all abide aplenty in Haslemere. 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
Local Hotspots Enjoy an artisan coffee, while exploring great fashion boutiques right in the picturesque heart of Haslemere! Oliver’s Coffee Located in central Haslemere, this establishment is a delightful discovery. Whether you prefer the comfortable armchairs indoors or the sunny outdoor seating to observe passersby, it offers a pleasant experience. The presence of awnings provides shade on sunny days, while the absence of vehicle traffic ensures a peaceful atmosphere. Plus, they warmly welcome dogs, making it even more appealing. 3, Charter Walk, Haslemere GU27 2AD www.oliverscoffee.uk/
Hemingways of Haslemere Describing the unique appeal of this enchanting coffee shop and gift boutique is no easy task, as it holds a special place in the hearts of the local community. It effortlessly blends the charm of the past with modern elements, offering a sophisticated yet cosy atmosphere that simultaneously invigorates and relaxes. The eclectic decor adds to its allure, and the diverse selection of gifts and homeware further enhances its status as a cherished destination for all who venture inside. 48 High St, Haslemere GU27 2LA www.hemingwaysofhaslemere.com/ Heidi This establishment, providing a friendly atmosphere for all, offers exceptional service, excellent coffee and a delightful selection of deli items all made in house from scratch. Dog friendly. 27 High St, Haslemere GU27 2HG www.heidibakery.co.uk/ 16
Dylan’s Ice Cream Haslemere This magical establishment serves delightful locally crafted ice cream at affordable prices. Haslemere is truly fortunate to host such a fantastic ice cream shop. 1 Junction Pl, Haslemere, GU27 1LE The Georgian Coppa Club Nestled among the verdant avenues of Haslemere, discover a charming Georgian townhouse offering a versatile space to dine, socialise, collaborate, or reside. Embrace the opportunity to create your own experience within its inviting walls. High St, Haslemere GU27 2JY www.coppaclub.co.uk/ thegeorgianhaslemere/ Camelsdale Tea Room This establishment offers a delightful culinary experience with its simple yet honest fare, cooked with meticulous attention and care. The interior exudes a well-maintained and cared-for ambiance, reflecting the commitment of the owners to providing a top-class service. Notably, the selection of cakes available for take-away proves irresistibly tempting, adding an extra touch of indulgence to the visit. 126 Camelsdale Rd, Haslemere GU27 3RJ www.hamptons.co.uk
Anya Contemporary women’s independent store in Haslemere selling high quality designer clothing. 60 High St, Haslemere GU27 2LA www.anyahaslemere.co.uk/ Amazing Grace Lingerie UK This boutique, known for its high quality garments, offers flattering and yet funky and unique lingerie designs you wouldn’t find on your typical high street chain. Recommended. 44 High St, Haslemere GU27 2LA www.amazinggrace-lingerie.co.uk/?utm_ source=local&utm_medium=organic&utm_ campaign=gmb
Circle Boutique Carefully curated preloved and new designer pieces. With backgrounds in luxury retail and buying, not to mention over a decade of selling preloved clothing, CIRCLE is the creation of Caroline and Julianna. Advocates of shopping secondhand and slow fashion. 1 West St, Haslemere GU27 2AB www.circleboutique.co.uk/ Luigi LUIGI offers sophisticated and stylish brands located on the beautiful high street of Haslemere. Together, the owners visit the main fashion shows and collections in London, Paris and Milan to find new and interesting collections for customers. Every season, the chosen designers release beautiful, stand-out pieces that ensure the stock in our boutique is constantly changing. 50 High St, Haslemere GU27 2LA
Sass & Spirit Sass & Spirit is an independent lifestyle, gifts, and homewares store located in the picturesque Surrey town of Haslemere. Their aim is to provide customers with unique and distinctive items. The team at Sass & Spirit is driven by a passion for curating products that help individuals express their individuality and enhance their homes. They are dedicated to sourcing exceptional items that set them apart. 4-6 West St, Haslemere GU27 2AB www.sassandspirit.co.uk/ Gigi Boutique Founded in April 2015 by Cos and Katerina Constantinou, Gigi is an independent contemporary boutique in Oakwood, North London. Drawing from their fashion heritage and success with Kate Kuba, launched in 1993, the couple curates Gigi’s inventory of over 50 international brands. As a micro department store, Gigi offers a diverse range of women’s clothing, footwear, and accessories from the UK, Italy, and France. Limited stock ensures exclusivity, while weekly arrivals keep the shopping experience fresh and exciting. 52 High St, Haslemere GU27 2LA www.gigi-boutique.co.uk/
Interview with ‘Lil Electrical’ A meeting ensued, plans solidified, and the project unfolded seamlessly, adhering to deadlines. The once skeptical customer now witnessed their business, a park of 120 mobile homes, rejuvenated by our efforts. Gratitude emanated as the hum of new power cables filled the air. What was once desperation had transformed into loyalty. This customer, now one of our most valued, not only experienced revival in their business but also spread our name fervently.
Story of our company In 2015, Valentin and Rosen united to build something extraordinary: a company rooted in client satisfaction and exceptional quality. With a pledge to meticulously address every detail, they transformed projects into perfection.
In the end, a seemingly routine job became a turning point. In the span of a spring evening, hope was rekindled, a business was saved, and an unbreakable alliance was formed.
Process of getting phone enquiry from the customer Every customer call is a chance we seize. We delve into job details and arrange site visits. During these visits, we uncover client needs, propose options with pros and cons, and provide accurate estimates. It’s about Their goal was to not only meet, but exceed transparency and building trust through expectations. Their projects weren’t just informed decisions. tasks, but opportunities to create remarkable outcomes that left clients genuinely content. Services which we do offer: The result? Over 95% of clients returned, a testament to the trust they earned. • Electrical Design • Valentin and Rosen’s legacy extended beyond • Emergency services 24/7 business; it was a philosophy. They proved • that success lies in customer smiles as they • EICR reports wove happiness into every venture. Their story • is a reminder that in the world of numbers, a • Fire alarm Design and Installation personal touch makes all the difference. • • CCTV installation Success story • In a brisk spring evening of 2022, a phone call • Partial and Full rewire altered our course. A customer, turned down • by three electrical companies for an overhead • New electrical installation power cable upgrade, reached out in despair. • Against the odds, we stepped up. • Smart House system installation
Why not enjoy a night at one of the great theatres spotted around Haslemere!
Haslemere Educational Museum For an enjoyable and educational experience in Surrey, bring your children to this family-oriented, awardwinning museum located in Haslemere. Established in 1888, it stands as one of the largest Natural History Museums in central southern England. Explore the geology, natural history, and human history galleries, each brimming with fascinating exhibits. Children between the ages of 5 and 11 have the opportunity to become Museum Explorers and delve into the wonders of the museum. 78 High St, Haslemere GU27 2LA www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk/ 20
The Haslemere Bookshop Located on the bustling high street and serving as the heart of the community, this independent bookshop emanates a delightful ambiance and welcoming spirit. Its carefully curated collection of books caters to diverse tastes, complemented by a swift ordering service for those seeking elusive titles. The staff members, renowned for their friendliness and expertise, seem perfectly suited for their roles in this literary haven. 2 Causewayside, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2JZ www.haslemerebookshop.co.uk/ www.hamptons.co.uk
Haslemere Performing Arts School of Dance and Musical Theatre Haslemere Performing Arts offers a comprehensive range of dance and performing arts disciplines, including Ballet, Tap, Modern Dance, and Streetdance. In addition, the school provides coaching in Musical Theatre, Pantomime, and Vocal Coaching. With a focus on nurturing young talent, Haslemere Performing Arts caters to children from preschool age to school leavers. The school offers syllabus classes and engaging Fun Workshops for all ages. It is worth noting that some former pupils have returned as fully qualified teachers, now imparting their knowledge and expertise to the next generation of performers. Lion Green, Haslewey Community Centre, Haslemere GU27 1LD www.haparts.co.uk/ Blackdown Ridge Estate Nestled amidst the stunning South Downs National Park, guests of Blackdown Ridge Vineyard can embark on a guided exploration of the vineyard, gaining insights into viticulture throughout the seasons. Delve into the enchanting winemaking process within our state-ofthe-art winery. The journey culminates with a delightful tasting of our renowned Still and Sparkling wines, celebrated internationally for their exceptional quality. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance and exquisite flavours of Blackdown Ridge Vineyard, making it the perfect destination for a few blissful hours. Blackdown Ridge, Blackdown Park, Fernden Ln, Haslemere GU27 3BT
history galleries, each brimming with fascinating exhibits. Children between the ages of 5 and 11 have the opportunity to become Museum Explorers and delve into the wonders of the museum. 78 High St, Haslemere GU27 2LA www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk/ Haslemere Hall Haslemere Hall is a remarkable theatre with a main auditorium seating 340 people, equipped with flying scenery and modern lighting. It hosts theatrical performances, film screenings, lectures, and meetings. Built in 1912, it was a generous gift from benefactor Barclay Lewis Day and later bequeathed to the town by his daughter, Edith. Bridge Rd, Haslemere GU27 2AS www.haslemerehall.co.uk/ The Sculpture Park Just a 13 minute drive from Haslemere, the Sculpture Park stands as the largest year-round exhibition of sculptures in the world, featuring the impressive works of 300 talented sculptors and showcasing a staggering collection of 650 sculptures. Offering a unique experience, nearly all the exhibits are available for sale, resulting in a dynamic and ever-evolving display where visitors can constantly discover something new. Jumps Rd, Churt, Farnham GU10 2LB www.thesculpturepark.com/
www.blackdownridge.co.uk/ Haslemere Educational Museum For an enjoyable and educational experience in Surrey, bring your children to this family-oriented, awardwinning museum located in Haslemere. Established in 1888, it stands as one of the largest Natural History Museums in central southern England. Explore the geology, natural history, and human www.hamptons.co.uk
Family days out Haslemere 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.
Swan Barn Farm Escape the hustle and bustle of Haslemere’s high street within moments, as you enter a serene woodland sanctuary. Immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes of the enchanting Surrey Hills, waiting to be discovered and explored. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/surrey/ swan-barn-farm Yogabellies Haslemere Post-Natal Mum & Baby Yoga Class YogaBellies for Mum & Baby - Post Natal and Baby Yoga Classes are a unique blend of postnatal and baby yoga. A typical class includes baby stretches to take small bodies through a full range of movement which often astonishes and inspires their mummies including baby massage; breathing and focused yoga postures for mums and postures-for-two to give mums and babies new ways to relate to each other. Haslewey Community Centre Lion Green Haslemere Surrey GU27 1LD
Happy Hands Pottery Painting Customers at Happy Hands Pottery Painting can choose a blank ‘bisque’ canvas or a lump of clay to work with, whether they want to pass the time or run wild with creative talent. This little shop offers doorstep drop and pick up service for their kits in Haslemere and surrounding areas. They also have pop-ups and events regularly. Why not book a kit for their next dinner party and see what their guests create? 18B Lower Street, Haslemere GU27 2NX England www.happyhandspotterypainting.com/
www.nhs.uk/services/service-directory/ yogabellies-haslemere-post-natal-mumand-baby-yoga-class/N10464361 Bramshott Common This woodland, just a 7 minute drive from Haslemere is the historical site of the Canadian soldiers training ground during the Canadian soldiers training ground during WWI and WWII. Today, it is the perfect site for birdwatching, dog walks or just a day of tree climbing with the kids. Bramshott Common, Hindhead, GU26 6DD Grayshott Pottery Experience a rare gem in southern England’s countryside where Hampshire meets Surrey. Grayshott Pottery, one of the region’s last active pottery studios, offers a truly distinct day surrounded by artisans who keep the flame of traditional craftsmanship alive with unwavering passion. School Rd, Grayshott, Hindhead GU26 6LR www.grayshottpottery.com/ www.hamptons.co.uk
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.
Shottermill Infant School What is it like to attend Shottermill Infant School? Pupils smile, care and look out for each other. They happily skip into school to learn each day. Tender relationships exist between staff and the young pupils. Parents cannot praise this school enough in how leaders ensure their children are safe and looked after. Pupils know they must work hard. They enjoy their learning and are keen to know more and more. Outside of lessons, the playground is brimming with cheerful pupils going about their everyday lives. Lion Lane, Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 1JZ www.shottermill-infant.surrey.sch.uk/ 26
Grayswood Church of England Primary School Grayswood is a friendly village school, situated within an idyllic location, with one class per year from Reception to Year 6. Our Christian values of love, kindness, respect, teamwork, perseverance and forgiveness and our mission statement ‘Love one another as I have loved you’ (John 15:12) underpin the ethos and relationships in our school, however we are inclusive of differing faiths and none and welcome diversity. 1 Lower Rd, Grayswood, Haslemere GU27 2DR www.grayswoodschool.co.uk/ www.hamptons.co.uk
St Bartholomew’s CofE Aided Primary School St Bart’s is a very special Place. There is a ‘family’ feel about the school and a sense of real belonging for everyone who joins our school community. We share and subscribe to five Christian core values which are at the heart of everything we do at St Bart’s. These are expressed by a memorable acronym – BARTS – which stands for Believe, Achieve, Respect, Trust and Succeed. Our values ensure that everyone, from children to teachers, governors to parents and visitors from the local and wider community, feel safe and happy to take responsibility for their own lives, achieving their very best in a positive and nurturing environment. Derby Rd, Haslemere GU27 1BP
Liphook Church of England Controlled Junior School Welcome to the Federation of Liphook Infant School and Liphook Church of England Junior School, located close to the centre of Liphook village in Hampshire. Our two schools are federated, meaning that our curriculum is carefully planned from Year R through to Year 6 ensuring a clear and comprehensive progression of learning across the 7 years, while also making learning engaging, meaningful and fun and as such children want to come to school every day. Avenue Close, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7QE www.liphookfederation.co.uk/
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Bohunt School A mixed 11-18 school and sixth form with more than 1,900 students. We are the state school of choice for the local area and draw students from the surrounding region, including the counties of Surrey and West Sussex. Longmoor Road, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7NY www.bohunt.hants.sch.uk/ Midhurst Rother College We are an 11-18 rural Academy situated in the beautiful and historic town of Midhurst. Our vision for Midhurst Rother College was created by all staff and students in December 2016. As a community, we agreed that we would promote respect, achievement and happiness to underpin the culture of our College. Our drive is to provide an excellent standard of education for the whole community which supports and develops each and every individual to be the very best they can be. North St, Midhurst GU29 9DT www.mrc-academy.org/
More House Aldwickbury School is an independent Pre-Prep Nationally celebrated, for eighty years More and Prep School for boys aged 4-13 located on House has empowered bright boys who might struggle in mainstream schools, to transform the outskirts of Harpenden, Hertfordshire. The breadth of opportunities on offer at Aldwickbury their futures and to realise their true potential. is something we are incredibly proud of. The boys The largest school of its kind in Britain, More House offers a full range of specialist support, are challenged and engaged academically but particularly for boys with specific learning and also benefit from a wide-ranging co-curricular language-based difficulties, including Dyslexia, programme making full use of our extensive Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and grounds and facilities. The school offers boys of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). all abilities a myriad of exciting opportunities More House School provides full boarding, to develop their confidence and unearth their weekly boarding and day places. talents in the arts, STEM, on stage, in music Moons Hill, Lower Bourne, Farnham GU10 and on the sports field. The journey through the 3AP school prepares the boys to leave at 13 when www.morehouseschool.co.uk/ we believe they are truly ready for senior school education. Wheathampstead Rd, Harpenden AL5 1AD. 01582 713022 www.aldwickbury.org.uk
Woolmer Hill School A successful mixed, comprehensive academy of approximately 800 students aged from 11 to 16 years. We are situated on a beautiful site on the outskirts of Haslemere, and the school attracts students from a wide area including Thursley, Grayshott, Hindhead, Beacon Hill, Chiddingfold, Grayswood, Liphook and Churt, as well as Haslemere itself. Woolmer Hill, Woolmer Hill Road, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 1QB www.woolmerhill.surrey.sch.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.
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Interview with ‘Topline Roofing’ Tell us a little about the background of your firm? TopLine Roofing and property maintainance has been up and running for over 10 years and has become a successful trustworthy buisness that has done lots of work for local residents across Surrey,Hampshire and West Sussex. When considering a home renovation where would you place roof in terms of priority? When considering a home renovation we would place roofing as a high priority as it is the shell of the property. Without a secure, watertight roof the internal work would not be able to be completed and be kept to a good condition. Do you welcome customers to asking your advice on different types of materials available on the market? We are more than happy to discuss advice and options of different materials on the market with our customers to determine what would best suit their roofing needs. From a roofers point of view, is the most important message you would like to get across to people when considering a property purchase? From a roofers point of view the most important message to get across to anyone cosidering a property purchase is to take into account the surveyor before you commit. The roof is at the top of the house so therefore should be one of the top priorities to check before you complete the purchase. What aspect of your job do you most enjoy? We enjoy completing a job that has been discussed throughly before, during and after the process of any roofing and property maintainance service with our customers.
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.
Haslemere Border AC Established six decades ago, promotes and supports amateur road and cross country running. They foster a sociable and encouraging environment for runners of all levels, offering diverse activities like track training, coaching sessions, social runs, and participation in leagues and competitions. Newcomers are warmly welcomed to join regular meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays without prior contact. Trying a few sessions before deciding to become a member allows individuals to experience the benefits and exciting opportunities offered by Haslemere Border AC. Woolmer Hill Sports Association, The Pavilion, Woolmer Hill, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 1QA www.hbac.co.uk/ Haslemere Leisure Centre At Haslemere Leisure Centre, their primary goal is to facilitate the health of the local community to engage in physical activity for a minimum of 30 minutes, five times a week. The centre offers a wealth of exceptional amenities and state-of-the-art equipment. These include two pools—a 25-metre main pool and a smaller teaching pool—along with an excellent gym facility. Additionally, they provide a group exercise studio, three squash courts, a café, soft play areas, and a health suite featuring a sauna and steam room. King’s Rd, Haslemere GU27 2QT
Cyc:d CYC:D is a boutique fitness studio that offers a unique combination of group workouts. They believe in constantly pushing boundaries by sourcing top instructors, utilising advanced technology, and fostering a supportive community. Together, they aim to change how you look and feel, motivating you to reach your personal fitness goals. Get ready to join the movement at CYC:D. 34 High St, Haslemere GU27 2HJ www.cyc-d.co.uk/ Green & Blue Studios They provide an extensive range of classes, all accessible through their membership plans, allowing individuals to pursue their personal goals either independently or in combination. With a comprehensive yoga program that encompasses various styles such as vinyasa, yin, hatha, hot yoga (including Hot26+2/ Bikram), and the popular aerial yoga, they offer one of the most comprehensive yoga experiences in the area. In addition, they offer four aerial dance disciplines, including aerial hoop, aerial silks, static trapeze, and aerial rope, with classes available for both adults and children. Unit 1b, Transform House, Unicorn Trading Estate, Weydown Rd, Haslemere GU27 1DN www.greenandbluestudios.com/
www.everyoneactive.com/centre/ haslemere-leisure-centre/ Uniq Physique Uniq Physique is a personalised gym that caters to diverse members aged 14 to 75, from beginners to seasoned athletes. With a thoughtful approach to training, they prioritise fitness, strength, and overall health. Whether it’s the professional team or fellow members, support and guidance are readily available. Uniq Physique takes pride in its inclusive atmosphere, valuing and embracing every member as part of a fitness-focused family. Unit 4, Unicorn Trading Estate, Weydown Rd, Haslemere GU27 1DN www.uniqphysique.com/ www.hamptons.co.uk
Harper’s At Haslemere Harper’s is a laid-back family of steak houses, drawing inspiration from the bold and juicy flavours found in East to West coast dining. Their menu caters to various preferences, offering comforting to mindful, indulgent to low-calorie options, with a focus on beefy and flavorful dishes. 33 Lower St, Haslemere GU27 2PD
Shahanaz Indian Cuisine The restaurant is incredibly welcoming, even without a reservation. The staff exhibits remarkable attentiveness, ensuring a superb dining experience. The curries are amazing, with generous portions served piping hot. The plates provided for self-serving are thoughtfully brought to the table hot as well. 59-63 Wey Hill, Haslemere GU27 1HN
The Tudor Restaurant at Lythe Hill Whether you choose to dine amidst the breathtaking splendour of the great outdoors or within the elegant embrace of The Restaurant’s stylish interiors, expect impeccably presented and creatively crafted cuisine from a menu that draws the best out of classic flavour combinations. The Crest Lodge, 54 Petworth Rd, Chiddingfold, Haslemere GU27 3AU
The Georgian Accommodating atmosphere serving delicious salads, sourdough pizzas and drinks all day with no need to make a reservation. The Georgian High Street Haslemere GU27 2JY www.coppaclub.co.uk/ thegeorgianhaslemere/restaurant-bar/
www.lythehill.co.uk/ MOMA Restaurant MOMA Restaurant From the moment you step inside MOMA, you are immediately struck by the contemporary ambiance. The sleek and stylish decor sets the tone for a dining experience that takes the highest quality local ingredients and creates comfort food blended with the restaurant’s fierce innovation. Their attention to detail is evident both in design and in flavour, as every element of their exceptional dishes are carefully curated, pushing their British cuisine to that next level. 6 High St, Haslemere GU27 2LY www.momahaslemere.co.uk/ Sabai Thai Kitchen Sabai Thai is a family run restaurant offering authentic Thai dishes in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Don’t go without trying their show stopping Salt and Pepper Squid and Panang Curry. 84 Wey Hill, Haslemere GU27 1HS www.sabaihaslemere.co.uk/
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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