Knight Frank opened in Guildford in 1984 and is firmly established as a leading residential office in the area. The Guildford office covers a prime area in Surrey, from Farnham in the West, Reigate to the East, Woking in the North and Haslemere in the South.
Within this area, we cover the towns of Dorking, Woking, Godalming, Cranleigh as well as the Surrey Hills and the North Downs.
We sell all types of houses and flats within Guildford itself – from new-build luxury town-centre apartments to handsome family homes – while further into the countryside we sell pretty cottages, farms and country estates.
In reality, there is no such thing as a typical property for sale. Surrey is a very diverse county that over the centuries has gone through mixed fortunes, and this is reflected in the architecture. In the areas that we cover, there is an abundance of 15th- and 16th-century houses built when the county was full of wealthy merchants.
There are not many towns where you can commute into London in 34 minutes, be by the coast in 50 minutes and have access to Heathrow and Gatwick within an hour.
The cobbled high street filled with high-end retailers, bars and restaurants make Guildford an extremely sought-after location. One of the major attractions of South Surrey is the beautiful unspoilt countryside with the stunning Surrey Hills, stretching from Reigate to Farnham. Access to London is convenient, but the town centres are sophisticated enough to satisfy all needs and requirements.
The surrounding county offers the best of everything in terms of leisure; from racing to pre-West End theatre productions, with championship golf courses to county cricket.
The historic market town of Guildford is situated on the door step of the glorious Surrey Hills, an area renowned as one of outstanding natural beauty. The town is a wonderful place to live for both young and old, with excellent transport links to all points across the UK.
Lose yourself in Tunsgate Quarter with top brands like The White Company and Loaf, or if you fancy wandering around the individual stores there’s plenty on offer. If you’re looking for a more rustic retail therapy take a walk on to Guildford High Street and browse the delights on offer at rural Surrey's Farmers’ Market, held on the first Tuesday of every month.
Drinking and dining options are plentiful in Guildford. A favourite among locals is The Ivy Castle View or, if you’re looking for something on the finer end of the spectrum, try The Harbour Hotel on Alexander Terrace. In terms of cultural exploration, there's a multitude of options – The March Hare is a favourite of ours.
Whether you’re looking to wine and dine or enjoy Guildford’s artisanal shopping scene, Guildford is full of hidden delights.
Guildford in numbers
The average price of a property sold by Knight Frank in Guildford year to June 2021
Increase in prospective buyers year to June-21
Increase in exchanges year to June-21
Who lives here?
A classic commuter town, Guildford has long attracted residents who work in the city or want to be in one of Surrey's buzzier locations. Predictably, this includes many who say their given profession is in the financial, legal and professional sectors.
Where do buyers come from?
Source: Knight Frank. Average prices is for sales over £700k for the year to June-21. All other metrics are June-18 to June-21.
What are Knight Frank buyers' professions?
The town is equidistant between London and Portsmouth, so you can either be in the bustling city or take a walk down the sandy beaches with the picturesque views of the Isle of Wight.
The location of Guildford is perfect for activities in and around London. If you’re looking for a day out, then the famous Epsom, Kempton and Sandown racecourses are all under an hour away by car. For those that prefer to spend their Sundays on a golf course, then Guildford Golf Club offers 6,160 yards to enjoy, while the highly acclaimed Wentworth Estate is only 45 minutes away. Or, if you fancy a spot of self-care, why not pop into Guildford Manor Hotel & Spa.
Schooling is great around Guildford, for both Private and State sectors.
Guildford High School, The Royal Grammar School, Lanesborough, Tormead, Guildford County and George Abbot all in Guildford, St Catherine’s in Bramley, Charterhouse and Priors Field in Godalming, Aldro in Shackleford, Cranleigh School, St John’s in Leatherhead are all top-class schools perfectly located within easy distance from Guildford. Because Guildford is located perfectly on the A3, approximately 10 miles from the M25 you can easily reach the rest of the country without too much trouble. Heathrow and Gatwick are within easy reach, giving you plenty of options to head for the sun.
What types of property are available in Guildford?
From imposing Victorian houses to spacious modern homes, here are some of the properties we’ve sold recently across the town of Guildford.
Wodeland Avenue, GU2
4 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms 2 reception rooms
Guide Price: £925,000
Guildown Avenue, GU2
4 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms 4 reception rooms
Guide Price: £1,850,000
Fort Road, GU1
6 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms 5 reception rooms
Guide Price: £4,500,000
Knight Frank has listed all properties within the past 12 months. The price per square meter shown for all sold property is representative of their appraised pricing and not their final sale price.