April 18, 2013 at 10:19 am #4950
I posted before about moving to Woking, and got some great responses, however we seem to be having trouble finding the right property there for some reason, so I’m looking to cast my net a bit wider.
Train links to London are very important for work, and it seems that Weybridge & Walton-on-Thames are both good alternatives to Woking, offering a direct service, every 10minutes (at peak times) getting to Waterloo in 30mins.
We don’t know these areas at all, and are hoping to rent a place by June (baby coming).
Can anyone offer any advice on either of these two places, am I right about the commute? We are a couple in our 30’s about to have a first baby, so are looking for a nice area to meet new people, good pub, local shops etc.
Any advice gratefully appreciated
ClaireApril 18, 2013 at 11:14 am #4956
I don’t know a lot about the detail of Weybridge and Walton on Thames although I know they are both supposed to be very nice. We live in Thames Ditton which isn’t far away, have you considered there? We love it, it is a 35min train journey into Waterloo from Thames Ditton (trains run twice an hour) or depending on where around the village you live a bit of a walk to Surbiton which has very regular trains. If you are interested I can tell you a bit more. It’s great for young families, has a few shops and some good pubs.
NickyApril 18, 2013 at 11:18 am #4957
DianaMemberApril 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm #4967
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Both Weybridge and Walton are fantastic areas to live, extremely close to transport links of the A3, M25 and both have mainline train services that will whisk you in to London Waterloo in approximately 30 minutes.
There are some great schools in the area too, have a look at this link for more information http://www.curchods.com/local-schools
Walton-on-Thames is a vibrant town, renowned for its picturesque location on the River Thames. The town centre offers a fabulous retail experience that includes ‘The Heart’ – an exciting brand new retail complex, which combines top high street fashion. The Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex offers a range of sports facilities including swimming pools, health and fitness suite, climbing wall, squash/badminton courts, aerobic studios, children’s multi-storey indoor play area and indoor bowls hall.
Weybridge is close to the attractions of London yet surrounded by beautiful Surrey countryside, with plenty of great pubs and restaurants in the area.
Although we can’t help you finding a property to rent, if you are ever looking to buy in either of these areas we would love to help. Get in touch when the time is right.April 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm #4968
Hello Claire, I think I posted on your previous listing about moving to Woking. I am based in Windlesham and I was recommending Chobham as an area to research (and still do). My son is at school in Weybridge and has many friends that live in Walton-on-Thames. Both areas are lovely but are expensive and you will not get as much for your money as you would in Woking or some of the surrounding villages. I would be delighted to talk through what you are looking for and advise you on what is or isn’t available in the areas (my number is 07545 307033). I have lived around the area for over 30 years so understand it well.April 19, 2013 at 10:13 am #4970
Hi Claire – Walton and Weybridge are great areas to live, fantastic travel links and close to some excellent schools. You are right about the commute, it’s very easy and plenty of the community in weybridge and walton are commuters. Both towns are very picturesque, quite a bit more so than Woking, and have plenty to offer in the way of restaurants and bars. Walton has a great little luxury boutique cinema and weybridge has some beautiful shops. We have a number of properties to let in the area that would be suitable. Have a browse around our website – we’ve actually just posted a blog about living in Surrey as well, so that may help! http://www.apwproperty.com/weybridge/ please feel free to give us a call if you want to chat more about both areas. Even if you don’t see anything you particularly like on the website, we’d be more than happy to offer some advice on Walton and Weybridge in general.April 21, 2013 at 9:04 am #4988
I lived in Weybridge/Walton border for a couple of years. yes the commute is very easy, frequent, good. BUT you have to be ok with the sound of airoplanes – you cannot avoid them – they are frequent and very very loud. i have just moved away to east horsley to get away from them. but some of my friends were able to cope with the noise – they kind of mentally blocked it out but i never could. house prices in weybridge are higher than woking. shops and restaurants are okApril 23, 2013 at 3:33 pm #5003
Thanks everyone for you’re helpful responses.
We got lucky on Saturday and found our dream house in Walton, so now we look forward to getting to know the area, and getting used to a life outside the East End.
ClaireApril 29, 2013 at 7:06 am #5045
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CarolineApril 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm #5054
Weybridge far nicer than Woking. Lovely area to bring up kids. Lots of shops, by the river, Waitrose, good bars and restaurants. Good choice. You might want to look at Esher and Claygate too.
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