February 18, 2016 at 5:19 pm #16148
My partner and I have just viewed a house in Blackwater (Frogmore) that we really liked. As we are not familiar with the area at all, I was wondering whether anyone knows it/lives there and could let us know what they think of the area.
Any experiences, ideas help is welcomed.
Thanks!February 19, 2016 at 10:29 am #16149
Good morning Katy,
Where about in Blackwater did you view?
I live and work in the local area.
I lived in Yateley for a few years with my parents and I now live in Sandhurst and work in Camberley for Knights Property Services. (Blackwater is the middle of Yateley and Sandhurst).
Yateley has two petrol stations, some lovely pubs, nice woods for walking and access to a nature reserve. There’s also a Waitrose and small shops. (There is a lovely village butcher – Reeves- which is a personal favourite especially for summer BBQ’s).
Blackwater has a Lidl and an Aldi and the normal local convenience shops and a train station which isn’t on the mainline to london but connects to reading which is.
Sandhurst houses a huge Tesco, Marks and Spencers and Sainburys.
Beyond Sandhurst is Camberley which would be your local town if you choose to make the move!
Camberley has leisure centers with swimming pools and gyms, a bakery, a cinema, bowling alley, lots of shops and many restaurants! (see websites below for the full list of what our town has to offer)
I hope this helps!
If you are ever in the local area again and have some more questions please feel free to drop in to our office for a chat and a cup of tea. (we are near to Argos).
If you are in need of a local solicitor or local trades men I would be happy to make some recommendations.
Branch AdministratorFebruary 19, 2016 at 10:48 am #16150
Hi. Stephanie who works at our Charters Farnham office says…
“I have lived in Blackwater for 4 years and have found it an ideal place to live, it is somewhere quite peaceful away from the ‘hussle and bussle’ of town, but still within easy reach!
Trains from Blackwater Station operate with a half hourly service to Reading, with a direct link to Paddington. Trains do not operate directly to London, requiring a change at either Reading for London Paddington, or Guildford for London Waterloo. However, if you wanted to travel directly to London, you can jump on the train at Farnborough main station (taking 45 minutes into Waterloo), which is a 10 minute drive away!
You have a large Tesco and M&S more or less on your door step, as well as a Sainsbury’s. The closest town centre would be Camberley or Farnborough (Camberley has more to offer in the way of shops!!) For me, I travel to Guildford for shopping, which is only a half hour drive away.
Camberley offers a wide range of clothes shops, coffee shops, etc and also has a variety of restaurants, cinema and bowling alley! They have a lot to do in Camberley, depending on what your interests are.
Frogmore is a lovely area, its quiet and very green!
I hope that helps! Please feel free to contact me in the office if you would like to chat”
Charters Farnham 01252 891886August 19, 2016 at 4:27 pm #17374
I too am looking at moving out of Twickenham and looking at somewhere on the M3 corridor.
I’ve been looking at properties in Hearsey Gardens, Blackwater and the local roads. Any advice on the area?
I’m a part time father so will have the kids every other weekend and for half of the holidays. I do drive so that’s not an issue. Just want to make sure the area and potential neighbours would be agreeable.
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