Family living on the edge of the Surrey Hills
Set deep in the Weald, Dunsfold is surrounded by miles of rolling green hills, offering access to the best of Surrey’s country walks and places of bucolic beauty.
Hascombe Hill, the site of an Iron Age hill fort, is only 2.3 miles away. At 644 feet, its peak affords views across the South Downs and the Surrey Hills. A web of well-defined walking routes in the area provides a perfect way of working off that Sunday roast.
Between Godalming and Hascombe you will find the National Trust-owned Winkworth Arboretum. The arboretum contains over 1,000 species of shrubs and trees, many of them rare, creating a different scene for each season. Bring the dog along and take an Autumn walk around its stunning lake.
For those who appreciate a good riverside walk, the River Wey meanders through the tranquil Surrey countryside, linking Weybridge to Godalming. In addition to a number of walking trails, visitors can hop on a boat trip from Dapdune Wharf at Guildford or, for the more adventurous, jump in a canoe and paddle their way up the river.
There are a number of high quality schools in and around Dunsfold that offer an excellent education for all ages. Chestnut Tree Nursery School sits in the heart of Dunsfold village, providing a warm and encouraging environment for young children to learn.
A short drive away in Cranleigh is St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Primary School which has received a rating of ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. At this ambitious yet caring school, 100% of parents have agreed with the statement that their child is happy there.
In nearby Godalming you’ll find the famous Charterhouse School, founded in 1611 and one of the original seven English public schools, as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868. It is a co-ed school offering both day and boarding options and counts among its former pupils Jonathan Dimbleby, Jeremy Hunt and Robert Graves.