About Patrick Gardner Estate Agents in Bookham
Our spacious Bookham office is conveniently located in the middle of the High Street and allows Patrick Gardner
to offer both sales and rentals. Our high profile window is complemented by a 'free to use'
cashpoint which is sponsored by Patrick Gardner.
On the sales side, Partner Chris Yeomans has many years of local estate agency experience which made him the perfect candidate to take over from the retiring Partner Ian Baillie in the spring of 2013. Ian achieved a formidable track record having spent over forty years working in the village and still remains an active consultant of the firm. Chris continues to build upon this solid foundation with his team which is both enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Chris is supported by his Manager SarahJane Rowe, Fiona Jackson, Caroline Bennett and Secretary, Jan Nicholas.
On the lettings side, Sarah Rigby as Lettings Manager at the Bookham office brings with her a wealth of experience acquired locally over more than 10 years and is supported by her Negotiator, Paul Whitaker.
The office covers Little Bookham, Great Bookham, Fetcham, Effingham, East Horsley and West Horsley.
The village of Bookham consists of both Great and Little Bookham, located between Leatherhead and Guildford and forms part of the Saxon settlement of Bocham. Translated, ‘Bocham’ is considered to mean “the village by the beeches”, a name which is likely to have evolved to accommodate the beautiful land that surrounds Bookham. Although once two separate villages, the growing population and residential demand eventually laid the foundations for the two villages to interconnect.
Surrounded by over 1,000 acres, the beautiful country house ‘Polesden Lacey’ on the southern edge of the village is now owned by the National Trust and open to the public. This rare chance to explore English heritage offers a unique experience for all ages and families. The gardens offer something for every season, and to help you enjoy the countryside, there are geocaching and waymarked walks. The house with its rich collection of art and stories provides a fascinating insight into the Edwardian era.
The successful primary and secondary schools, the bustling High Street and the surrounding Commons create a thriving local community. The village has associations with some 100 local societies and clubs that are inclusive of all interests and abilities; establishing much sought after village life.
The Bookhams are surrounded by a plethora of similar villages and towns, including Effingham, East and West Horsley, Fetcham, Leatherhead and East and West Clandon; further West lies the town of Guildford. Guildford offers an abundance of shops, activities and facilities for all ages and interests in addition to the amenities that are offered within Bookham itself. The links between Guildford and Leatherhead are easily accessible by both rail and road.
Great Bookham is the larger village however Little Bookham houses the railway station with frequent trains to London and Guildford making for an easy commute without compromising on rural, welcoming, picturesque living.