Area Guide: Borough of Runnymede

A very prosperous part of the London commuter belt, just over 20 miles west of Central London with some of the most interesting housing in the UK.

Only 30 minutes from Central London, Runnymede benefits from good transport links, both by rail, road and the River Thames and although mostly built-up, it enjoys an attractive mix of countryside. From woodland and grasslands to riverside meadows, interspersed with a fantastic network of footpaths that link its prominent historical memorial sites - the Magna Carta, the John F Kennedy Memorial and one to the 20,000 Royal Air Force airmen killed in WWII.

Did You Know?

Runnymede is twinned with Bergisch Gladbach, situated 10 miles east of Cologne; Herndon, Virginia, about 20 miles west of Washington, D.C. and Joinville-le-Pont located to the east of Paris.

Did You Know?

Addlestone is home to the ancient Crouch Oak tree, believed to date back to the 11th century and under which it is said Queen Elizabeth I picnicked. The tree is now hollow, but still alive today.

The Communities

The Borough of Runnymede sits in the Thames flood plain between Old Windsor and Egham. With the majority of the area managed by the National Trust, in conjunction with Runnymede Borough Council, it is classed as a Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI) containing a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The towns of Addlestone, New Haw, Ottershaw and Woodham are primarily residential but are surrounded by countryside (New Haw is registered as a part-nature reserve), with excellent schools and transport links.

For New Haw and Woodham, the Broadway has an eclectic shopping parade, whilst the bigger, cosmopolitan town of Woking is nearby with a large shopping centre, multi-screen cinema, two theatres and numerous restaurants.

In 2018 Runnymede Borough Council completed an extensive regeneration project of Addlestone town centre which saw vast improvements to the facilities for local residents, including a new pedestrianised shopping avenue with boutique shops and restaurants, a community centre, cinema, Waitrose, Premier Inn, gym and a new housing complex.

Did You Know?

Runnymede is located in the Thames Basin with the north west boundary cutting across Great Windsor Park.

House Prices

Runnymede borders the Boroughs of Elmbridge, Spelthorne, Woking and Surrey Heath, as well as the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire. The towns of Addlestone, New Haw, Ottershaw and Woodham offer exceptional value for money in terms of property, when compared to the neighbouring towns of West Byfleet and Weybridge.

Average house prices in the Borough of Runnymede offer good value compared to the rest of Surrey.

House Prices

Average House Prices in Surrey (October 2018) - Source Land Registry

 

Did You Know?

Chertsey Bridge is a seven-arch white stone bridge and is Grade II listed.

Did You Know?

Runnymede is home to The Founders Building at Royal Holloway University of London – one of the most spectacular university buildings in the world.

Did You Know?

During WWII, Windsor castle was used to home the entire royal family during German bombing campaigns.

Did You Know?

During the WWI Ottershaw Park was used by the British Red Cross as an Auxiliary Home Hospital.

Places Of Interest / Leisure

Magna Carta

The Magna Carta, otherwise known as the Great Chapter, is a chapter of rights that was agreed to by King John of England on 15th June 1215 and is one of the most important documents in history – it established the principle that everyone, including the Queen, is subject to the law and ultimately formed the basis of modern democracy.

Foxhills Country Club & Resort

Foxhills has been a top country club in Surrey for 40 years. Originally a golf club, today Foxhills is now a full resort and hotel offering golf, tennis, cycling, a youth club, health spa, entertaining social events and luxurious accommodation. Awarded 4 Silver Stars by the AA from 2015 to 2018, you can join the ‘Foxhills Family’ with a variety of flexible club membership packages.

 

Thorpe Park Resort

THORPE PARK Resort is a theme park located between Chertsey and Staines-upon-Thames in Surrey. Operated by Merlin Entertainments, it has over 30 rides, attractions and events and is the ultimate destination for thrill seekers of all ages.

Windsor Great Park

Windsor Great Park is a 2,020 hectare Royal Park. Grade I listed it is home to a deer park and features the Long Walk which leads to Windsor Castle, a royal residence of the Queen and the venue of the marriage of Prince Harry and Megan Markle in May 2018.

Golf Courses

There are several highly regarded golf courses nearby, both private and public, including Foxhills Club & Resort, Hoebridge, Pyrford, Silvermere, Queenswood and Wentworth.

Ottershaw Park Mansion

This Grade II listed mansion was originally constructed in 1761, but over the years Ottershaw Park Mansion has seen many changes to its size, design and function – from a private house to a hospital and even an all-boys school, today is it home to 24 families in luxury apartments.

Wentworth Estate

Forming one of Europe’s premier residential areas, this 1920’s estate covers 7 square kilometers of woodland, luxury homes (many of which belong to celebrities) and the world famous Wentworth Club – the first golf club to hold the Ryder Cup.

 

Transport Links

Excellent transport links add to the popularity of the area. Rail routes connect all parts of the Borough to London Waterloo, with frequent main line services running from nearby Woking and West Byfleet stations – with up to 15 trains per hour; the quickest taking just 24 minutes.

For those that prefer the car, Central London or the south coast are about 60 minutes by road. New Haw is equidistant from Junction 10 and Junction 11 of the M25 which are both about 4 miles away, providing easy access heading north, south, east or west, as well as to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, approximately 20 and 35 minutes away respectively.

Local Schools

Runnymede Properties For Sale

£495,000 (Freehold) Asking Price

Chertsey

Semi-detached house

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 14
£425,000 (Freehold) Asking Price

Addlestone

Terraced House

  • 3
  • 1
  • 1
  • 11
£995,000 Freehold Guide

Woking

Detached house

  • 5
  • 3
  • 3
  • 11
£899,950 (Share of Freehold) Asking Price

Ottershaw

House

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1
  • 18

Runnymede Properties To Rent

£1,250* pcm

Egham

Apartment

  • 2
  • 2
  • 1
  • 3
£3,000* pcm

Addlestone

Detached house

  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • 22
£1,650* pcm

Chertsey

Penthouse

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
£1,500* pcm

Chertsey

Apartment

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 4

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