New homes variety reinforces Woking’s appeal for London commuters

Posted 19 June 2017 by Helen Christie

The town's frequent and fast rail connections to London make it a prime choice for a convenient new home for commuters...

Around 23 miles to the south-west of central London, in the western part of Surrey, one of Woking’s major attractions to London workers looking for a new home outside the capital is the frequency of fast trains, with a journey time into the capital just 27 minutes on many services.

Woking station is a hub for South West Trains, a major stop on local services and the longer distance routes to Portsmouth, Southampton and Weymouth. With a monthly season ticket from Woking to London (travelcard zones 1-6) at £374.40 and an annual at £3,900, commuters might look at it as good value given how many trains they are able to choose from.

Woking also makes a good based from which to travel further away from London, with frequent services throughout the day to Guildford (8-10 minutes, £99.10 per month, £1,032 per year), Basingstoke (18 minutes, £330 per month, £3,400 per year) and Southampton (49 minutes, £461.20 per month, £4,804 per year).

The town is also very well placed for road users, with the M3 and M25 close by bringing even long-distance destinations within easy reach. Southampton is under an hour away, Heathrow just 30 minutes journey time, and Gatwick around 45 minutes.

Woking Borough Council has earmarked an area of land in Martyrs Lane for development between 2027 and 2040, with plans for at least 1,200 new homes to be built.

New homes for sale in Woking now or coming soon:

Brookwood Farm (CALA Homes) – This development will provide a mix of two-bedroom homes, and three-, four- and five-bedroom houses, with coach houses, terraced homes, semi-detached and detached properties, located just four miles from the centre of Woking in Knaphill. Prices start at £425,000 and Help to Buy is available on homes under £600,000, Part Exchange is also offered on many plots. View more about Brookwood Farm from CALA HomesBrookwood Farm

Upper Longcross (Crest Nicholson) – This collection of new build homes forms Surrey's newest Garden Village, around six miles from Woking. The development is made up of one- and two-bedroom apartments, and a collection of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom houses. Longcross Station is in easy walking distance, providing easy access to London Waterloo for commuters. Prices start from £380,000, and the first properties are due to be released soon. View more about Upper Longcross from Crest Nicholson

Upper Longcross (Crest Nicholson)

Kings Hundred (Redrow Homes) – Just four miles to the west of Woking is the village of Bisley, home to Redrow Homes’ Kings Hundred development, which are part of their Heritage Collection. With a selection of four- and five-bedroom homes, the development is near to Brookwood station, making commuting to London easy. Prices from £654,950. Find out more about Kings Hundred from Redrow Homes

Kings Hundred (Redrow Homes)

The Clockhouse (McCarthy & Stone) – Now available to reserve off-plan, The Clockhouse is a development of high quality retirement living. One- and two-bedroom apartments offer a fully-fitted and accessible kitchen and a walk-in shower, as well as a camera entry system, wheelchair access and lifts. Prices start from £402,950. View more about The Clockhouse from McCarthy & Stone

The Clockhouse (McCarthy & Stone)


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