Get to know the area
Meldrum Salter Edgley's offices are based in the heart of Surrey and close to the West Sussex borders. Many of our staff have lived in the area for years and have extensive local knowledge which we would be delighted to share with you.
In this section, we want to provide you with some useful local information. Please do feel free to tell us if there is any other information you feel it would be beneficial to add, as this will help us to improve our website further.
Frequently, one of the imperatives in choosing a place to live is the local schooling. Here in Surrey and Sussex, we are spoilt for choice as there are numerous well respected private and state schools on offer. For more information, click here.
Guildford is home to Surrey University, Italia Conti in Merrow, Britains oldest theatre arts training school and renowned worldwide as a centre of excellence, the internationally renowned Guildford School of Acting (GSA) and the Academy of Contemporary Music, world leaders in the music industry.
Public transport is vital in any area, particularly for the commuter, and there are a number of stations in the Surrey towns and villages offering rail links into London Waterloo, London Victoria, Gatwick Airport, and indeed to all parts of the country. Here is a journey planner, or for train travel specific information, visit National Rail.
Entertainment & Leisure
Guildford hosts a large Odeon multi-screen cinema showing the latest films and several theatres including the respected Yvonne Arnaud and the Electric Theatre.
Guildford is home to Surrey Sports Park, one of Europe's premier sites for elite sport, physical activity, well-being and leisure. It is also home to world class facilities, athletes and events.
The new G Live venue was officially opened by the Duke of Kent on 8th February 2012 and hosts classical music, comedy nights, family shows and live music from top bands.
Guildford Spectrum has excellent facilities for all ages, offering a wide variety of activities - including swimming, ice skating, bowling, kids clubs, athletics, martial arts and basketball.
If you love castles and museums, Guildford Castle is located in the town centre and is open from March to October. The Castle grounds are open all year round and admission is free. Guildford Museum is also situated in the town centre and is a great place to visit; it's open from Monday to Saturday from 11.00am to 5.00pm.
Standing in ancient Surrey parkland is Loseley Park, the beautiful stately home built in the reign of Elizabeth the 1st.
To tempt the palate, there is a growing diversity of restaurants represented in the area. This includes excellent family-oriented pubs and an increasing number of coffee shops and places to eat outside when the weather allows. For a guide to what's on and where to eat - visit this local guide website.
The area's County Councils are Surrey and West Sussex.
The local council offices are Guildford Borough Council and Waverley Borough Council.
Our Head Office is set in the historic and vibrant county town of Guildford in Surrey, some 30 miles south west of London, and within a short distance of both Heathrow (c. 25 miles) and Gatwick (c. 35 miles) international airports.
The town has a population of approximately 130,000 people. As well as offering a large array of first class recreational and shopping facilities, Guildford is the gateway to some of the most stunning scenery in the South East of England, providing an area of outstanding natural beauty with some of the best walks and bridleways around.
At the bottom of the picturesque cobbled High Street, with its famous clock, is the River Wey - attracting a medley of wildlife, walkers, and boating enthusiasts.
The smaller and equally picturesque town of Godalming lies aproximately 5 miles to the south of Guildford. Famous for having the first electric street lighting in the world, it has a more relaxed atmosphere and has become one of the most popular places to live outside London with a population of 21,000. Click here for more information on what Godalming has to offer.
Introduction to Cranleigh
Believed to be the largest village in the country, Cranleigh offers another distinct character of place with a less urban feel but with a bustling High Street boasting some major brand names such as Marks & Spencer's and Sainsbury's. There is a lovely range of old-fashioned butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers and newsagents. For more information, click here.
Explore The Surrey Hills
This designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers some of the finest walking, cycling and horse riding landscapes in the South East of England. Here you will find exceptional views, open commons, lowland heath, mature woodland and attractive villages, offering a wide range of property for sale. For more information on the area, please click here.
We hope that the above has given you a brief insight as to what Guildford, Godalming, Cranleigh, The Surrey Hills and the surrounding West Surrey villages have to offer. In our opinion there are few places which come close, and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our offices to tell you more.
Please call us now on 01483 504200 - we'd love to hear from you.