An area known as Surrey’s best kept secret, the quintessential village of Ewhurst is nestled in the Surrey Hills, and is home to an array of local culture and outstanding amenities. Close to both a thriving town centre and an abundance of peaceful countryside perfect to relax in after a busy week, Millwood Designer Homes has handpicked the top 10 reasons you should relocate to Ewhurst this year.
1. The Beautiful Scenic Backdrop – Ewhurst is surrounded by some of the most picturesque scenery in the country. On the doorstep is The Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering rolling hills and countryside open to explore come rain or shine. In the summer, you can enjoy a sunset dog walk up Pitch Hill and admire the view over the village and the South Downs, whilst jumping in muddy puddles on rainy days can bring plenty of fun for smaller members of the family at the popular nature spot, Box Hill.
2. A Score of Sporting Facilities – 2020 is the year of sport, with the Tokyo Olympics and European Football Championships guaranteed to bring the country together in support of Great Britain. Living in Ewhurst means you can get involved in the action yourself, by taking up a new sporting hobby at one of the surrounding clubs such as, Ewhurst Cricket Club, Hurtwood Park Polo Club, Ewhurst Bowling Centre, Cranleigh Golf and Country Club or try one of the many classes or clubs at Cranleigh Leisure Centre.
3. Outstanding OFSTED Schools – With a fantastic selection of schools rated ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED, the little people in the family will be well-catered for in Ewhurst. Ewhurst CofE Aided Primary School, St Joseph’s Specialist Trust and St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Primary School are all rated ‘outstanding’, with all other local schools boasting a ‘good’ rating, such as Glebelands Secondary School.
4. National Trust Treasures – This year, the National Trust celebrates its 125th birthday and what better way to help them celebrate than to enjoy a day out to some of their historic houses located right on your doorstep? Ewhurst is just a short distance Polesden Lacey, Winkworth Arboretum, Clandon Park and Leith Hill Place, all ideal for spending the suggested 120 minutes in nature per week.
5. Close to Cranleigh – Priding itself on being England’s largest village, Cranleigh is just five minutes from Ewhurst, and is home to a wide range of high-street amenities for those living in the surrounding villages, including a weekly food market, leisure centre, a selection of popular restaurants and pretty village pubs.
6. Frequent Cultural Events – Annual cultural events are held in Ewhurst and the surrounding areas, keeping local residents entertained all year round. Hurtwood Park Polo Club holds annual events and family fun days including Ewhurst Rocks music festival and the Festival of Surrey in the summer, while Cranleigh is home to the Cranleigh Show, Cranleigh Carnival and renowned Cranleigh Bonfire.
7. Plenty of Rambling Routes – If your New Year’s resolution for 2020 is to stay fit and healthy, there’s no excuse not to stick to it in Ewhurst. There are plenty of walking and cycle routes nearby including the Ewhurst Circular and the Ewhurst Cycle Loop, so it’s easy to reach the recommended 150 minutes of moderate activity per week!
8. Charming Country Pubs – Set in a traditional English village, Ewhurst is home to a number of charming country pubs perfect for a relaxing drink with a view at any time of the year. Enjoy a cosy winter drink by the fireplace at the Bull’s Head or The Park Hatch, or watch the summer sunset over Pitch Hill in The Windmill’s beautiful beer garden.
9. Scenic Stargazing – Ewhurst is one of the best areas in the UK for lack of light pollution, making it the ideal place for stargazing. With a home in Ewhurst, you can enjoy taking in the stunning night sky every evening.
10. Finally…It’s a Home to Rock Legends – For fans of Rock ‘n’ Roll, or those that enjoy celebrity spotting, Ewhurst is home to some of the UK’s most famous rock legends. Rock guitarist Eric Clapton resides just along the road from The Windmill pub, and drummer Kenney Jones owns the Hurtwood Park Polo Club. Beatles legend Ringo Starr also used to live in Cranleigh at the 200-acre Rydinghurst Estate.