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Top places to live in Surrey Chobham

Idyllic country charm and yet with London still on the doorstep - it's no wonder Chobham is a highly sought-after address. Part of our Top 200 Places to Live series.

WHY?

Chobham is country village charm at its best with a thriving high street that’s packed with independent shops, pubs and cafés, and yet still within easy commuting distance to London. No wonder it’s prime commuter country.

EAT

There are great places to eat in Chobham including three good pubs. The Sun Inn would be our first choice, but The White Hart and The Four Horseshoes are also good. For posh nosh head to Stovell’s. Pasha is popular for relaxed Mediterranean food, and the Muddy award-winner Basil and Blue is the place for brunches, coffee and cake. Rosso Mazara is good for Italian, and we’re told Roots do the best pizza for miles around!

SHOP

Melita Boutique is the place for occasion wear and attracts clients from far and wide, Betty and Claude is a lovely women’s boutique. Inside is the place to go for interiors. And for horsey types, it must be Chobham Rider. The Baby Service is a lovely shop for new parents.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Chobham Common is the largest National Nature Reserve in the south of England and home to more than 100 different types of bird species. Chobham Adventure Farm is also here and is a lovely day out for families.

AVERAGE HOUSE PRICE

Properties in Chobham sold for an average of £830,700 in the last year. Most houses sold in the last year were detached for an average of £1.2m.

HOT PROPERTY

Got a cool £3m going spare? Then you’ll love what’s behind this gorgeous gate. This 17th Century Elizabethan manor house in Chobham is set on 1.2 acres and comes with seven bedrooms and four bathrooms. It’s for sale with Chewton Rose.

SCHOOLS

Coworth Flexlands is a lovely family-focussed girls prep school on the outskirts of town. For state schools there’s the Valley End CofE school, although its catchment is tight. For senior schools, Gordons, a state boarding school, is very popular although also with a tight catchment, and St Mary’s in Ascot.

BEST KEPT SECRET

Genesis founder Peter Gabriel grew up in Chobham, and actor Brian Blessed lives here in a house that doubles as an animal sanctuary.

COMMUTE

Chobham is 10 minutes drive to Woking where there are regular trains to London Waterloo that take around 30 minutes.

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