10 Reasons to Live in Cranleigh

10 Reasons to Live in Cranleigh


One of the largest villages in England, Cranleigh sits on the southern tip of Surrey. Known for its independent restaurants, cafés, shops and flourishing art scene, it’s a fantastic place to live. We’ve rounded up our top 10 reasons why Cranleigh is a great place to buy a new home. 

1.    Arts & Culture  

Cranleigh Arts Centre is situated in the heart of the village and offers the best in live music, theatre, comedy, film and cinema. While the Arts Centre is currently closed due to lockdown, we’re confident that anyone moving to the area will love its vibrant programme of events. 


2.     Education

Cranleigh is home to a number of excellent schools, such as Cranleigh Church of England Primary School, Park Mead Primary School and Glebelands School. For older students, the University of Surrey, located in Guilford, is just 30 minutes away by bus or a 15-minute drive, and offers an array of further education courses to choose from.  

3.     Scenery 

Cranleigh is perfectly located in the heart of the beautiful Surrey countryside, close to picturesque farms and woodland walks. The village itself is within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and moments away from Surrey Hills and South Downs; two parks with plenty to offer, including nature walks, vineyards and horse-riding. 


4.     Travel connections 

While Cranleigh doesn’t have a railway station, it is conveniently located less than 15 minutes from Guildford. From there, trains to London Waterloo take approximately 35 minutes, making it ideal for London commuters who want to escape the city and its suburbs. Find out more about Guildford, which also has plenty of shared ownership homes for sale. 


5.     Food & drink 

From riverside beer gardens to family run coffee shops, Cranleigh has an array of great independents to choose from. While we can’t visit them at the moment due to lockdown, they are definitely great places to check out as soon as they re-open.  


6.     Independent shops 

From designer labels to vintage gems, Cranleigh offers a selection of independent shops. Each with personality and a family charm, Cranleigh’s shops are perfect for finding a unique gift and bring a real buzz and sense of community to the village.


7.     History 

Cranleigh has an abundance of history. From St Nicholas’ church, built in 1770, to the nearby Guildford Castle and Museum showcasing Saxon, Medieval, Tudor, Georgian and Victorian heritage – there’s much to explore. 


8.    Picturesque

Cranleigh is full of quaint cottages, historic houses, stunning greens and cosy tearooms, which make it a beautiful village to live in. The surrounding area of Surrey is equally as picturesque. 


9.    Cycle paths

For cyclists, Cranleigh has a number of different routes into neighbouring villages and the Surrey Hills. Cranleigh Cycling Club is also well known in the village, and welcomes new members who wish to explore the best routes in and around the area. 


10. Rose Garden

Last but not least, our brand-new Shared Ownership development, Rose Garden, is a highlight of the neighbourhood. Featuring a collection of 2-bedroom apartments, along with substantial 2, 3 and 4-bedroom houses, Rose Garden offers the best of country living, but is conveniently located close to the Capital.  


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

Our brand-new development, Rose Garden, is perfectly located in the delightful village of Cranleigh. Featuring a choice of spacious two-bedroom apartments, along with substantial two, three and four-bedroom houses, Rose Garden offers the convenience of contemporary living in an idyllic and much sought-after location.

To receive exclusive monthly email updates about this development, including floorplans, images, open day details, launch dates and prices, register your details with us now on our Rose Garden webpage.