Living in leafy Surrey, close to London yet surrounded by countryside, used to be the preserve of the wealthy. It wasn’t called “stockbroker belt” for nothing.
Now the exciting Upper Longcross development is changing all that, bringing affordable living to a rural location that’s surrounded by farms and woodland, yet also handy for the local rail station, motorway and airports.
Longcross is the latest phase of the project. It’s set in a charming garden village and offers a choice of highly attractive 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. The show home is now available to view.
Approaching Longcross the bold, confident architecture is immediately noticeable, but it is when you step inside that the full vision of the architects comes to life.
The living room is open plan with outsized windows to let in the light and create a sense of freedom and space. Kitchens offer the latest appliances, tucked discretely away, while bathrooms (including the en-suites) feature contemporary fittings and chrome towel warmers.
Every home has its own outdoor space, together with communal courtyards, to enjoy the best of the British summer. Residents will have their own parking space too and cycle storage. Because the design incorporates the latest eco-features, energy bills are kept to the minimum.
This is a part of the world that’s full of prestigious towns, and they make the perfect destination for a shopping expedition, Sunday lunch or afternoon tea. One week, it could be Virginia Water, the next Chobham. Then there’s the racing at Ascot and, of course, the royal town of Windsor. This historic town is an easy train or cycle ride from Longcross, with Eton’s charming high street just beyond.
In fact, wherever you go, there’s always something to enjoy. A charming market town, inviting country pub or intriguing restaurant. Surrey is full of them.
Anyone for golf? Or a bike ride?
In a county that takes its golf very seriously, the closest golf course is just down the road. And this is just one of the local options for keeping fit. For Longcross residents it’s simple to take a bike up into the Surrey Hills. Or enjoy a country walk in some of the South’s most pleasing scenery.
Then there’s the river. From hiring a boat to taking a cruise, from dinghy sailing to paddle-boarding and kayaking, there are many water-based activity centres in this part of the world.
Returning to dry land, Chobham has the quintessential village cricket club, right next to the church, pub and meadows. The town also has a football club and a full range of gym facilities.
Handy for everywhere
Living surrounded by countryside, it’s easy to forget how close you are to the centre of London. In fact, the rail journey from Longcross Station (5 minutes’ walk away) is only 48 minutes into Waterloo. The M3 and M25 motorways are both handy, with Heathrow Airport just 20 minutes by car.
It’s a region that offers everything close at hand. The Two Rivers Shopping Centre, for example. There are also great local schools, from nursery up to university and excellent medical facilities nearby.
A place to call home
What better way to end a tough day at work than with the sound of birdsong and a gentle breeze through the branches of the trees? Living in a garden village like Longcross, residents will come home to tree lined streets, open spaces, paths and cycle ways.
They will have the peace of mind knowing they are in a contemporary development built to high standards where everything is taken care of, among a community of like-minded people.
Longcross offers beautiful modern homes in an exceptional part of Surrey. For anyone wishing to get onto the housing ladder, it is an opportunity not to be missed.
Why not see if you qualify? Go online to shosales.co.uk/longcross or call the sales team at Southern Home Ownership on
0300 555 2171. Leaders Roman Group - appointed sales agent.