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The Surrey Hills

‘Houses for sale Surrey Hills’

This title is a frequent search term on google, and you can see why. The walks, the hills, the villages, the scenery and the properties are stunning.

The Surrey Hills are so beautiful that they are officially classified as an AONB (Area of Outstanding National Beauty) on par with the UK national parks.

Being so close to London and yet being so accessible, living in the Surrey Hills is a luxury we can all afford.

Quick guide to The Surrey Hills

The Surrey Hills stretch for miles along a high ridge facing towards Sussex, from south of London at Reigate right through to the Sussex and Hampshire borders at Haslemere, passing through stunning villages along the way. Many locations are well known internationally due to The Surrey Hills being such a popular blockbuster film location.

For example, Hankley Common was used for the James Bond classic Skyfall, whilst The Holiday featuring Cameron Diaz and Jude Law was filmed in Shere and Godalming. Other films of note are Casino Royal, Bridget Jones, Guardians of The Galaxy, Emma and The King’s Man, to name but a few.

Houses for sale Surrey Hills

Houses here come in many guises, from stunning period thatched cottages to modern and contemporary architecturally challenging buildings. Each village and town has its ambience and community, sharing a great community spirit.

Many are protected, and some are listed. Make sure your buying agent has complete knowledge of the property, its history and any listing before committing!

Take Chiddingfold, for example; its village fireworks and bonfire is renowned for miles around, with special buses commissioned to shuttle excited families from afar.

Larger towns and cities such as Guildford, Farnham and Horsham support the Surrey Hills with their department stores and shops, and there is easy access to London from almost everywhere.

The stunning villages and towns of Godalming, Farnham, Dorking and Cranleigh provide excellent eateries, local markets and shops.

The Surrey Hills is served by an extraordinary wealth of good schools, including the well-known Charterhouse in Godalming, Cranleigh School in beautiful Cranleigh and both RGS and Guildford High in Guildford.

Other schools include Box Hill School near Dorking, St Catherine’s in Bramley, Frensham Heights in Frensham near Farnham, King Edwards in Witley and Seaford College in Lavington Park.

For a more detailed view of Surrey, please read our guide here.

Connections from London


London Waterloo

32 mins


London Waterloo

42 mins


London Waterloo

51 mins


London Victoria

58 mins

Garden gate symbolising off-market or hidden properties

Off market property in Surrey

Off-market properties, also known as “pocket listings” or “hidden properties, ” are homes or properties for sale but not listed publicly on property portals or other estate websites. This means that they are not actively advertised to the general public, making them a more exclusive option for those looking to buy or invest in property in the UK.

In the UK, the majority of property transactions occur through estate agents. These agents act as intermediaries between buyers and sellers, and many have knowledge of off-market (hidden) properties. This is because the owners of these properties often choose not to list them publicly to keep their sales discreet and avoid attracting unwanted attention.

This knowledge is only shared with a trusted and select few.

They will often prefer a private sale, as should their property not sell, it doesn’t leave a ‘digital footprint’ affecting the marketing of their house later in the year when they do go public.

Off-market houses for sale Surrey Hills. There are an extraordinary amount of private road and private estates with afluent owners where discretion is the most vital component to any agreed sale. Without a Surrey Buying Agent, who has deep connections within the property world, is trusted by other agents and who receives early notification of a possible interest in selling, the chances of bagging the best homes is remote if not impossible.

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Surrey's exclusive property buying agent

Surrey Buying Agents

A successful buying agent needs to be knowledgeable and well-connected. With at least 35 years in the property market and having lived and enjoyed Surrey since 2007, Jason Corbett of Rowallan Exclusive Property Buying agents has the connections and know-how to make a difference.

Finding this stunning county’s exclusive and best properties is more challenging than being on a mailing list. You also need a sound knowledge and relationship with local and national agents, builders, architects, property lawyers and every other opportunity within the property world.  Built up over many years of working together, this connection gives Rowallan Buying Agents clients the edge.