We Love Haslemere : A Property Hot Spot

Haslemere is a charming market town, steeped in history and surrounded by stunning countryside.

Our sales and lettings experts are all passionate about Haslemere and know that it is a fantastic place to live. While our historic market town appeals to people of all ages, over the last year it has grown increasingly popular with young families moving out of London as it has so much to offer.

Haslemere high street is full of atmosphere, featuring timbered and tile hung houses. There are an array of independent shops, restaurants, and cafés.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The town and its surrounding countryside forms part of the Surrey Hills, recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Nestled in the south of Surrey, bordering West Sussex and Hampshire, it’s ideally situated for anyone seeking scenic walks, cycle routes and bridle paths.

National Trust Walks

From our office on Haslemere high street, we are steps away from the delightful Swan Barn Farm. This National Trust site is our favourite spot for a relaxing lunch break walk.

Haslemere actually played a significant part in the founding of the National Trust as Sir Robert Hunter, one of the charity’s co-founders, lived in the town. He helped to form the trust in 1895, going on to organise a public subscription to purchase a substantial amount of land at Hindhead Commons.

Just a short drive from the town, Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punch Bowl are now among Surrey’s most alluring beauty spots.

Steeped in history

The history of Haslemere is truly fascinating as it has attracted high-profile figures including Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson and French-born musician and instrument maker Arnold Dolmetsch. These are just a few of the famous names to be associated with the town and surrounding villages.

Schools & Attractions

Families have a fantastic choice of nursery, primary and secondary schools such as the award-winning St Ives Prep School for boys and girls aged 2-11, along with the highly regarded St Bartholomew’s Church of England Primary School and Shottermill Infant and Junior Schools.

Residents and visitors are lucky to have access to the award-winning Haslemere Museum, with its fascinating exhibition and events for all ages. It is amazing to view its collection of artefacts, along with fossils and plants.

If you enjoy the arts, look no further than Haslemere Hall which is the hub of cultural life. Throughout the year it hosts a variety of shows, opera productions, plays, films and other events.

Haslemere Property Market

Nick Lees and Joss Cooper, Co-Owners of Seymours Haslemere, shares their thoughts on the local market:

Earlier this year Rightmove released a list of the top property hotspots in Surrey, and it was no surprise to see that Haslemere features in the top five. According to the property portal Haslemere gained a staggering 35 percent annual increase in buyer searches from 2019 to 2020.

Now, during the busiest market we have experienced in decades, property to buy and rent in the area is even more desirable. Property that we bring to market is gaining huge levels of interest, with some properties being let or even going under offer within a matter of days.

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