On the western slopes of the North Downs, nestled between its neighbours Leatherhead and Epsom, lies the charming village of Ashtead conveniently situated within the Metropolitan Green Belt of Surrey.
Ashtead is surrounded by an ancient wooded Common covering over 500 acres. The Common is a designated area of Special Scientific Interest due to its rich community of breeding birds and the 2,300 rare ancient oak pollards– many over 300 years old. The site also includes two ancient Scheduled Monuments - a Roman Villa and a triangular earthwork. Ashtead Common accommodates a plethora of outdoor activities for all ages and interests including walking and cycling among the peaceful woodland and is open to the public all year round.
The welcoming community spirit draws families and visitors from surrounding towns and villages. The high point of the calendar culminates with the Annual Ashtead Village day, to which an estimated 10,000 people flocked this year. The day provides the whole neighbourhood with a chance to celebrate the local community, exploring over a hundred exhibiting stalls and exciting events. Families create treasured memories and collectively help to make the day a highly enjoyable event every year.
Ashtead facilitates a wide range of pursuits for all, including a Cricket Club, Tennis and Squash Club, Bowling Club as well as access to extensive footpaths and bridleways. The nearby Royal Automobile Club in Epsom is also popular with Ashtead residents.
Aside from the superb location for activities and events, Ashtead offers an abundance of outstanding schools such as City of London Freemen’s. All of the local schools are ideally located within walking distance of residential areas.
Twice mentioned in the diaries of Samuel Pepys in July 1663, he and a friend sought lodgings in Epsom without success, but continued on to Ashtead which revealed a spacious retreat that offered optimal access to Epsom and other neighbouring towns.
Separated from Leatherhead by the M25, Ashtead boasts excellent vehicular access into London. Ashtead village benefits from a premium location, perfectly situated within a residential suburb whilst still offering excellent transport links that run frequently into Central London. Set apart from bustling town life, Ashtead offers an idyllic escapism for all requirements and ages.
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