Just 50 minutes from London Waterloo by train, Haslemere is a jewel in the crown of the Home Counties, offering relaxing countryside and market town amenities in abundance.
As an oasis of peace and tranquillity, Haslemere is one of Surrey’s most desirable locations, with a beautiful variety of properties on offer including timbered and tile hung town houses, expansive estates and highly sought-after private roads.
Haslemere also has an interesting history, with early records of the town dating from 1221 when a hamlet was founded on the shores of a small lake, fed by a natural spring in what is now West Street. The hamlet grew steadily with local industries including agriculture, iron ore smelting and glass making, bringing prosperity to the town. By late 1394 was sufficiently important to be granted a Charter by King Richard II.
With its rural beginnings firmly helping to establish the town’s current green status, it is unsurprising that Haslemere is surrounded by rejuvenating countryside, including the acclaimed Surrey Hills AONB – filled with walking trails and bike routes.
It’s also a great commuter spot, with London Waterloo reachable via train in just under an hour, and 40 miles away via the A3 which links to the M25 and wider motorway network. The area remains popular with families thanks to Surrey’s reputation for excellent schooling in both state and private sectors, including the likes of St Bart’s, Camelsdale, and St Ives.
Located in the desirable county of Surrey, Haslemere occupies a position northeast of the tripoint with Hampshire and West Sussex. Haslemere is the perfect town for unwinding and relaxing, with plenty of green space on the doorstep.
Haslemere Hall is a popular fixture of the community, a spacious arts venue with a theatre that can seat 340 people and showcases live events as well as cinema screenings. The venue has been open since 1914, however spent the first four years as a drill hall for troops after being requisitioned by the War Office. Haslemere Museum is also a popular attraction steeped in history, founded in 1888 by eminent surgeon Sir Jonathon Hutchinson to showcase his collection of natural history specimens.
When it comes to history and culture, Haslemere isn’t short of either, however two places stand out as integral parts of the town’s identity.
Haslemere is a charming market town, with a picturesque high street and a great selection of shops and eateries.
The two main shopping areas within the town are the main High Street and Wey Hill, both of which are within a few minutes walk of the station. Both locations have a great mix of shops, ranging from high-end fashion boutiques to gift shops, well-known names, cafes, delis and a full range of amenities. When it comes to food and drink, Haslemere has one of the best reputations around, with an array of delicious pubs and restaurants such as Harpers Haslemere and The White Horse, not to mention the annual Haslemere Food Festival which celebrates local produce.
Haslemere in numbers
The average price of a property sold by Knight Frank in Haslemere year to June 2021
Increase in prospective buyers year to June-21
Increase in exchanges year to June-21
Who lives here?
As a commuter town, it's understandable the main demographies moving into Tunbridge Wells are from London or the surrounding South East region. Similarly, most are city finance workers or working in 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?
Whether you’re a keen runner, cyclist or just enjoy a peaceful walk now and again, Haslemere is surrounded by bucolic countryside. From the woodland scenery of Swan Barn Farm just 30 seconds off the High Street, to nearby National Trust-owned Hindhead Commons and the intriguing sounding Devil’s Punch Bowl – you’ll never be short of places to explore.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, there’s plenty of space around when you feel like getting away from it all.
What types of property are available in Haslemere?
From private estates to homes with spacious gardens, here are some of the properties we’ve sold recently across the town of Haslemere.
Beech Road, GU27
5 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms 2 reception rooms
Guide Price: £1,050,000
Vicarage Lane, GU27
5 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms 3 reception rooms
Guide Price: £1,300,000
Weydown Road, GU27
5-8 bedrooms | 3-6 bathrooms 4-7 reception rooms
Guide Price: £2,500,000
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.