Godstone is close to the Surrey Hills which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The network of walking and cycling routes, with the Downs Link pathway and the South Downs Way nearby brings the countryside close. Head to the top of Leith Hill tower for an awe inspiring, 360-degree panorama of the scenic highlights that make Surrey so enticing, with views that on a clear day stretch from London to the Channel.
There are many opportunities for sport, with three golf clubs within five minutes of Knights Park and a huge choice of activities at Tandridge Leisure Centre. All the family can enjoy the pools, whether they are in serious training or simply out for the fun of wave rides, water cannons and a 70 metre slide.
Try mountain boarding at Redhill, indoor and outdoor skating and biking at Caterham, horse riding at the nearby Tandridge Priory Riding Centre, or take things a little easier with cricket on the village green. Surrey is a county just waiting to be explored. Enjoy sport, history and heritage, grand country National Trust estates and houses coupled with stunning countryside.
For many families, one of the key decisions to moving home is an excellent choice of local schools. Knights Park puts many opportunities of highly commended schools all within easy reach. Young families have the choice of Godstone Village School or St Stephen’s School. Both are highly regarded, combining excellent standards with the warmth and atmosphere that only a village school can offer.
Older children may travel to Oxted County School, part of The Howard Partnership Trust and amongst the largest and most dynamic comprehensive schools in the country.
There are many independent schools and specialist colleges to choose from. Those going on to higher education may choose a course at Bromley College, or the University of Surrey based in Guildford or choose from the huge wealth of world class universities and colleges such as UCL, Queen Mary, University of London and Brunel University, a short distance away in the capital.
Homebuyers will find everything they need that makes up the traditional village scene, including pubs rich in character; The Fox & Hounds, The Bell Inn and the Coach House Inn and restaurant are all excellent and each hold their own charm.
While the village may be unspoiled, it offers residents everything they need for modern living. All the practical necessities are there, including a convenience store, farm shop, local pharmacy and village surgery. Godstone’s picturesque charm is enhanced by a welcoming atmosphere and a friendly community, much of which is centred on the local village hall which provides a wide range of activities and clubs for all ages.