A POPULAR VILLAGE STEEPED IN HISTORY, CLOSE TO OXTED ON THE ESCARPMENT OF THE NORTH DOWNS.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the heart of Godstone consists of two centres, Church Town and Godstone Green. Both are conservation areas, and both demonstrate the history of the village in their architecture, and features such as the village pond, which dates to the 19th century when it was used by the wagoners and their horses.
Dating from the 15th century, The Old Packhouse is the oldest timber framed building in the village. It was once a Victorian slum, but is now home to carefully restored buildings.
An enticing local area
Perfect for those that love the outdoors
Godstone is close to the Surrey Hills which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Head to the top of Leith Hill tower for an awe inspiring, 360-degree panorama of the scenic highlights that make Surrey so enticing.
There are plenty of opportunities to be active, with three golf clubs within five minutes of Godstone and a choice of activities at Tandridge Leisure Centre in nearby Oxted. Try scuba, snorkelling and swimming at Divers Cove, East Lake Nature Reservoir, mountain boarding at Redhill, indoor and outdoor skating and biking at Caterham, horse riding at the nearby Tandridge Priory Riding Centre, or take things a little easier with cricket on Godstone village green. And of course, children of all ages enjoy Godstone Farm.
A great place to grow up
For many families, the choice of local schools is key to a decision to move house. Godstone puts many highly commended schools within easy reach. Young families have the choice of Godstone Village School or St Stephen’s School. Both are highly regarded, combining excellent standards with the warmth and atmosphere a village school can offer.
Older children may travel to Oxted County School, part of The Howard Partnership Trust and amongst the largest and most dynamic comprehensive schools in the country. There are many independent schools and specialist colleges to choose from and those going on to higher education have the option of travelling to London universities, a short distance away by train.
A sense of community
A place to make friends
Homebuyers will find everything they need, including pubs and restaurants rich in character; The Fox & Hounds, The Bell Inn and the Coach House Restaurant at the Godstone Hotel are all excellent choices that hold their own charm.
While the village may be unspoiled, it offers residents everything they need for modern living. All the practical necessities are there, including a convenience store, farm shop, local pharmacy and village surgery. Godstone’s picturesque charm is enhanced by a welcoming atmosphere and a friendly community, much of which is centred on the local village hall, which provides a wide range of activities and clubs for all ages.
All within easy reach
Great connections by road, rail and air
With main road links close by and its own train station, Godstone is perfectly placed to take advantage of excellent travel connections. It is located just off the junction of the A22 and A25, with Junction 6 of the M25 motorway just to the north of the village. Godstone train station ensures London is less than an hour’s journey. London Gatwick is just 15 minutes by car.