Chertsey is an historic town that originally built up around the Chertsey Abbey. The area was once a marshy island nestled between the Thames and its tributaries, it was the Monks of the Abbey who banked the river that allowed Chertsey to be formed. The Abbey was finally dissolved by King Henry VII, but not before it had left its legacy on this market town.
Chertsey Bridge is a monument in itself and is mentioned by Charles Dickens in his book Oliver Twist, published 1838, where Bill Sykes takes the reluctant Oliver to break into a house in Chertsey. As they approach Chertsey bridge, Sykes pulls Oliver to one side and he fears he will be drowned in the Thames. Instead he takes him to the Black Swan pub to imbibe before going on to commit the burglary.
Chertsey today is a market town with a strong community spirit and many historic buildings including the old town hall, as well as more recent developments, parks, rural and common land. These reasons, together with its access to the road network and train station makes Chertsey a really attractive place to set up home.
Whether you want the opportunity to hire a super car; take advantage of wild-water swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking or other river activities; enjoy the thrills of Thorpe Park; take the family to the miniature steam railway or Chertsey Museum, there is an abundance of things to do in and around Chertsey. In addition, there are plenty of local sports clubs including: gyms; cricket; martial arts; Chertsey Town football club and much more.
Chertsey has a variety of schools catering for primary school children through to 6th Form with excellent and good Ofsted ratings in both public and private sectors.
Chertsey offers restaurants, bars and cafés and is near to beautiful walks, historic houses, local art galleries and museums. It also offers events throughout the year including its annual Black Cherry Fair that has been running since 1440, the Chertsey Agricultural Show and the Chertsey Ploughing Match.
Chertsey is 1.5 miles from Junction 11 M25 and is on the Chertsey train line, from Reading to Weybridge and the Woking line. Both Weybridge and Woking have fast lines into London Waterloo.
Please not distances and times are approximate.
Built by the award-winning Ashfronts Bespoke Homes in 2017, this four bedroom home has been carefully crafted with reclaimed materials, creating a classical look and feel to the property.
The stunning main reception room offers traditional features including a beautiful exposed brick fireplace and reclaimed oak beams. Leading through a sliding door is the open plan kitchen/breakfast room which has a sociable central island, separate utility room with two sets of bi folding doors leading out to the tranquil garden. The breakfast area is currently set out as a separate dining space and informal seating area. The garden has been carefully designed to create a calming space with sensory landscaping including lavender, an elegant Acer and a lovely water feature creating the focal point. There is a wooden pergola offering shade with climbing jasmine, which creates the perfect space for al fresco dining. Completing the accommodation on the ground floor is a cloakroom and a cleverly designed built in study area tucked under the stairs.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms, with the main bedroom offering a modern en suite shower room. The second double bedroom benefits from unrivaled views over the Surrey countryside and beyond. There is a further two bedrooms and a family bathroom, complete with a separate shower and bath.
Externally, there is a shared driveway with parking for several cars and a carport which also provides access to a private store.