Searching for a property in Surrey – the new priorities

The stamp duty holiday may be drawing to a close on 30th June, however, there is every indication that the continued surge and momentum in buyers looking for a new property in Surrey will continue throughout 2021. Our national research shows that there are now 13 buyers chasing every newly listed property.

New ways of working - home offices
There’s been a persistent, increased interest in properties that can facilitate longer term working from home requirements – beyond a corner for a desk – with buyers prioritising an extra bedroom, garden office or study.

Hevyr House, Wonham Lane, Betchworth is an exceptional property, built seven years ago, converted from the original mill building at Wonham Mill, which is Grade II listed and has a wealth of character and individual charm. The location is tranquil and rural on the edge of Betchworth, village, perfect for those seeking countryside walks on their doorstep and the property overlooks the large mill pond which can be enjoyed by the new owner alongside other residents. Bedroom three is currently a home office. Guide price £1,050,000. View details.

Making do at the kitchen table is a distant memory from the beginning of the pandemic, and new goals are for working from home in more focused – and permanent – ways. As working from home cements itself into the UK working culture, we’re finding that more people are expanding their property search to Surrey’s villages and properties with good outside space so, if required, they can install a home office in the garden.

More property for your money in Surrey
Searching for a home that gives that extra space, and more value for money, has meant that we’re seeing more and more buyers from inside the M25, looking to realise their dreams of moving away from busier areas – something that the new norms of working has now made possible. This has led to a larger group of buyers searching for a new home within a smaller pool of properties for sale. With this very busy and fast-paced Surrey market, it is now preferable to be in a full buying position to secure your ideal home. We are finding some buyers are missing out as they are yet to secure a purchaser for their own property. 

Butlers Cottage, Denfield, Dorking is a particularly charming terraced Victorian home. The current owners have maintained the property over the last 10 years to an excellent standard with the standout feature being the superb kitchen/dining/family room located to the rear of the house with impressive wide French double doors leading to a secluded south facing patio, which in turn leads down to the woodland part of the garden. The sitting room is a cosy and elegant room with an open fireplace having fine views towards the North Downs. Guide price £990,000. View property.

Excellent commuter links
For those who still work in the City – whether back to pre-pandemic levels or part-time in an office – easy access to fast transport links remains of primary importance. Luckily, we have excellent access to London, with commuters arriving in the City in around 50 minutes from Dorking’s main station and around 42 minutes from Reigate’s main station. Just time to gather your thoughts before the beginning of a working day.

Located in a leafy and conveniently situated private cul-de-sac within easy reach of the amenities and train station at Merstham, Bushetts Grove, Merstham, Redhill is home to this four bedroom detached family home offering spacious and versatile accommodation arranged over two floors with a good sized south facing rear garden and pleasant views over Reigate Hill golf course to the front. Guide price £950,000. View property.

Located between Reigate (1 mile) and Redhill (0.7 miles) train stations, 47 Hatchlands Road, Redhill is a handsome detached, four bedroom early Edwardian residence located in a prominent and well-regarded position at Shaw's Corner on the Redhill/ Reigate border. Guide price £875,000. View details.

The great outdoors
Restrictions are thankfully easing, but the last year or so has given many of us a renewed appreciation of the great outdoors.

Park Lane East, Reigate is an exceptionally well presented detached, four bedroom Victorian property that has been lovingly improved and extended by current owners to create a delightful family home, and enjoys rural views over open fields to the front and a high degree of seclusion to the rear. Guide price £950,000. View details

What began as a necessity, where we took a walk in order to simply change our scenery, has now become a major priority for many property hunters, as mental health, wellness and a desire to be close to nature take centre stage.

Nestled in a semi-rural location within the grounds of Gatton Park, a country estate set in parkland designed by the English landscape architect Capability Brown, is 5 Whitehall Cottages - a two bedroom character cottage that has been recently refurbished to create a delightful residence with private patio area and south facing lawn to the front. Guide price £525,000. View property

Properties for sale close to open, green spaces have been snapped up quickly at both our Dorking and Reigate branches, and we see no let-up in this for the foreseeable future.

We’re also finding that larger gardens, woodlands and space for animals is now towards the top of people’s wish lists for a new property.

Schools rule
As ever, proximity to good schools remains at the top of property owners’ priority lists, and with a growing pool of potential buyers from an increasingly wide geographical area looking for a new home, those close to good schools are not sticking around for very long.

0.2 mile from Bletchingley Village Primary School and less than a mile from The Hawthorns School, Bletchingley, 1 Grange Close, Bletchingly is a detached, six bedroom executive family home with annexe located in a quiet cul-de-sac. Guide price £975,000. View details.

Thinking about selling your Surrey home?
Property price increases looking set to continue this year. If this news has given you the final piece of the puzzle and you’re considering selling your property, choose Jackson-Stops. From a substantial database of potential purchasers, excellent marketing for your property, national media coverage and most importantly staff who know the market, will get to know you and your home and will deliver a seamless service from beginning to end. If you get chance do please read our 5 star Google reviews.

Contact our branches for details of how we can market your home to the widest possible audience, giving you the very best chance of finding a qualified buyer at the very best price:

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