Chertsey is one of the oldest market towns in England with Chertsey Abbey dating back to 666 A.D. Sitting on the Thames, the town centre is characterised by listed buildings most of which date from the 16th and 17th Centuries. The town’s heritage is what makes the area so popular with buyers, who come seeking properties with charm and character as well as a peaceful setting that enables them to escape the city but remain within reach.
Things to do
Chertsey sits on a tranquil part of the Thames surrounded by scenic countryside, offering stunning riverside walks through Chertsey Meads and boat trips from Marine Boatyard.
Local woodland is best explored through an organised bushcraft experience at Big Hat Bushcamp or by visiting the St Ann’s Hill nature trail. There’s also a miniature railway in nearby Lyne, The Great Cockcrow Railway, where you can catch a glimpse of wild animals and enjoy the views at Cockcrow Hill.
For those looking to raise the octane levels, you can test drive supercars at Longcross Test Track courtesy of 6th Gear Experience, take a ride on the rollercoasters at Thorpe Park, or visit some of the UK’s leading wakeboard and watersports resorts JB Waterski and Liquid Leisure.
Eating & drinking
Those with young children or grandchildren will like The Golden Grove, a stunning country pub with a huge garden and children’s play area. The pub serves a fresh seasonal menu with traditional dishes, only using locally sourced fresh ingredients, complemented by award winning wines and real ales. Also offering great outdoor space is The Rose & Crown, a 17th century pub with an imaginative garden bar and private summer house type booths where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine with family and friends.
The Kingfisher, with its attractive beer garden overlooking the Thames, is the perfect place to go for those wanting to take advantage of Chertsey’s riverside setting on a sunny afternoon.
The town centre has all the essentials and a large Sainsburys, while Guildford and Kingston are both a half-hour drive for some of the best shopping around.
Chertsey is just 18 miles from central London with trains from Chertsey to London Waterloo taking less than an hour, while Weybridge Station is a 10-minute cycle ride mostly down the Thames path for a shorter 29-minute train journey into Waterloo.
Travelling by car, Chertsey is close to the M3 for the South Coast, the M4 for the West Country and the M25 London Orbital. It is also 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport for international flights.
Buying in Chertsey
If life in Chertsey sounds appealing, call our sales team on 020 8688 6552 to enquire about Bridge House, our new development in Chertsey offering 39 one and two-bedroom apartments in a contemporary Georgian building close to the banks of the Thames, set within beautifully landscaped gated grounds. The apartments are superbly equipped for modern living with high-spec, high-tech features including NEST thermostats, 1 Gb Hyperoptic Broadband, Bosch kitchen appliances, granite worktops, and Villeroy & Bosch bathrooms.
With lower prices than expensive neighbours Weybridge and Virginia Water, Chertsey offers a historic riverside setting with a rare combination of the urban and rural lifestyle that will suit both young professionals and downsizers alike.