Set in the quintessentially English county of Surrey, Esher provides a rare example of a tranquil setting within easy reach of London. Situated on the River Mole and surrounded by unspoilt, rural countryside, Esher is a haven for walking, horse riding, bird watching and other outdoor activities.
Esher developed as a coaching town on the London to Portsmouth route and became a wealthy area in the 16th century when Henry VIII commandeered the district as a hunting ground. There are many historic buildings still in evidence, including Tudor cottages and the Grade I listed, St. George’s Church which overlooks the village green.
One of the great attractions of Esher is Sandown Park Racecourse, where racing, music concerts and various other events take place all year round. There is nine hole golf course at Moore Place which is open all year round. There are several other renowned golf courses nearby including St George’s Hill and The Wisley.
Good local shops, fine dining, health spas and nature trails, provide endless attractions to discover in and around Esher. With London just a 20 minute journey by train from the village station, it is easy to see why property in this area is some of the most sought after in the south of England.
Getting to Esher
- A3 (Esher/Oxshott junction) 2 miles
- M25 (J10) 5 miles
- Esher to London Waterloo, taking approximately 30 minutes
- Heathrow Airport: 24 miles (approximate distance)
- Gatwick Airport: 26 miles (approximate distance)
Station Cars, Esher
020 8398 6442
Property available in Esher
The Esher office has a diverse and attractive range of property which generally benefit from generous gardens. Whether you are looking for a period cottage, new build detached house or luxury mansion, Knight Frank can find the property that’s right for you.
Ancient relics unearthed at Sandown Park Racecourse show that Esher has been a settlement since prehistoric times. It was mentioned in the Domesday record in 1086, and developed as a coaching stop on the London to Portsmouth road. Evidence of this still exists in the High Street at The Bear Public House, which was built in the 19th century, and at one time had stabling for 100 horses.
Queen Victoria was a regular visitor to Esher, owning much of the surrounding land, including Claremont. The gardens were one of the first and finest of English Landscape style, and are now owned by the National Trust and open to the public.
Places of interest
- Claremont Landscape Garden
- Sandown Racecourse
- Hampton Court Palace and Gardens
- Painshill Park
- Brooklands Museum
- Chessington World of Adventures
- Elmbridge Borough Council
Schooling in the area is superb with a number of excellent state and private schools, including the following:
- Claremont Fan Court School (3-18 yrs)
- Esher Church School (4-11 yrs)
- Milbourne Lodge School (4-13 yrs)
- ACS Cobham International School (2-18 yrs)
- Shrewsbury Lodge Pre-Preparatory School (3-7 yrs)
22 Milbourne Lane
- Rowan Preparatory School for Girls (2–11 yrs)
6 Fitzalan Road
Bars and restaurants
- Cote Brasserie
- The Panahar
- Sherpa Kitchen
- La Orient
- Red Peppers
- Siam Food Gallery
- The Good Earth
- Bar Estilo
- Rock Salt
- The Albert Arms