Godalming Neighbourhood


Godalming is a historic English market town, situated halfway between Portsmouth and the capital, in leafy Surrey. This picturesque town is the perfect blend of chic modern developments nestled amongst classic Tudor homes and country charm.

Fun fact: In September 1881 Godalming became the first town in the world with a public electricity supply - definitely something to brag about when you tell friends and family about your move.

The neighbourhood has fantastic travel connections for those looking to commute to London; trains will get you to London Waterloo in just 39 minutes. Plus, if you’re off on holiday, you can reach Gatwick in just under an hour.

The High Street is rich with beautiful listed buildings and a collection of charismatic family-run stores, which continue the long-standing traditions of the market town. Alongside the butcher, greengrocer and fishmongers, you will find lots of other independent retailers, plus all of the national stores you need for all of your essential shopping. 

Local restaurants and pubs include The Refectory, set in a converted barn with a brilliant locally-sourced menu, and The Rose & Crown, a friendly local pub with cosy country interiors and a Miami themed garden.

Winkworth Arboretum is a Natural Trust location in Godalming with fun for all the family, with guided walks and the Tree Adventure, a large playground. 

In summary, Godalming ticks a lot of boxes. It’s close to London, a perfect blend of quintessential English charm with chic modern homes, it has independent shops as well as your favourite high street stores, and it’s got something for every age group. It’s perfect for first-time buyers looking to commute, and growing families looking to escape central London. 

It’s even been said that Godalming-ites have a life expectancy well above the national average…

Are you looking for a stylish and modern home in Godalming, Surrey? 

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