Guildford commuter homes – what can you get for your money?
Just 27 miles from London, Guildford has two railway stations, making it an ideal location for commuters.
Land Registry data shows that the average property price in Guildford is £512,608, 10.6% below the London average of £573,702, which adds to the appeal of the area for commuters. The value of properties in the area is increasing, although not too drastically, and prices were up 1.44% over the last year.
The main station, Guildford, can take passengers to London Waterloo in just 34 minutes, and offers residents direct services to Reading (35 minutes), Gatwick Airport (44 minutes) and Portsmouth Harbour (1hr 4 minutes). There’s even one direct train to Newcastle first thing in the morning. London Road (Guildford) is the town’s other station, which is to the north east of the centre, and is a stopping service that gets to London Waterloo in just under an hour. An annual season ticket for Guildford to London terminals is £3,496, and the 12 month season ticket for Guildford to Reading or Reading West is £2,728.
For those who love to shop ‘til they drop, Guildford was previously voted the best luxury shopping destination outside of London, with traditional high street brands, luxury labels and plenty of independent stores. It is a town steeped in history, with several buildings through the ages still standing, such as the medieval Castle Keep, the Georgian Art Gallery and the Tudor Guildhall.
Guildford Borough Council has announced that it is reducing the number of new homes it was planning to build before 2034 by 1,400. Sites in Normany and Flexford had been earmarked for new developments but have since been removed by the authority. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of new homes available. Guildford has long been an area popular with commuters, so we’ve put together a selection of some of the best new builds in the area…
Station View (Taylor Wimpey) - Less than a mile from Guildford centre, the Station View development consists of one- and two-bedroom apartments. Station View gives residents easy access to local amenities including a convenience store, post office and pharmacy, with a good range of schools within easy reach. Prices start from £330,000. Read more about Station View from Taylor Wimpey
Willow Reach (Crest Nicholson) – Around five miles from Guildford is Crest Nicholson’s Willow Reach development. This is a contemporary collection of three- and four-bedroom houses. Many of the new homes offer impressive views over the wetlands, and are ideal for families and commuters alike. Prices start from £649,950. Find out more about Willow Reach from Crest Nicholson
10 Quarry Street (Latchmere Properties) - Tucked away in the heart of Guildford’s town centre conservation area is Quarry Street, with a unique development of three new homes. Latchmere’s careful restoration and remodelling of an elegant Georgian townhouse has resulted in the creation of three apartments; a studio apartment and two duplexes, each with two bedrooms. Visit www.latchmere-properties.co.uk for more information.
Catherine's Walk (Metis Homes) - Just a 15 minute walk from the town centre, Catherine's Walk is an exclusive development with two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom town houses. The development is set on a private driveway in the heart of a conservation area. Prices at Catherine’s Walk start from £700,000 for a two-bedroom apartment and £1.1m for a three-bedroom town home. Find out more about Catherine's Walk from Metis Homes
Brookwood Farm (CALA Homes) – Brookwood Farm is a development of two-bedroom apartments and two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes. Ideal for people who love nature, the development is nearby country parks, ideal for walking and cycling. Help to Buy is available on selected homes. Price start from £534,500. View more information about Brookwood Farm from CALA Homes