Here at Seymours, we love where we live and our agents know their local areas inside and out. In the next instalment of our area focus series, we shine the spotlight on the Georgian market town of Farnham.
It’s Surrey’s creative quarter
As well as being home to a campus for the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham is home to The Maltings. This creative centre’s programme of events includes festivals, workshops, crafts, artists’ studios and a monthly market. There’s also a café and museum within the old Victorian buildings.
It’s a happy place to live
According to Rightmove's annual Happy at Home Index, Farnham is the second happiest place to live in Great Britain. Based on a survey of more than 21,000 people, the index
ranks 219 areas across the UK based on 12 factors from how safe residents feel and how friendly the neighbours are, to how good the local services are and the quality of green spaces and cultural activities in the area.
It’s so pretty
You could easily imagine characters from a Jane Austen novel gathering outside the shops in the picture-perfect Georgian Castle Street and there are plenty of period properties across the town. If you’re after a home with character, you’re spoilt for choice in Farnham.
There’s so much to see and do
From the largest countryside museum in the south of England, The Rural Life Centre, to Birdworld, home to more than 2,000 animals and the most incredible collection of feathered friends you could imagine, and Waverley Abbey, the very first monastery founded in Britain, there’s plenty of places to visit for a fun day out right on the doorstep
It’s a great place to shop local
Those who favour independent stores over High Street chains will love Farnham. West Street hosts a variety of quality retailers including the family-run department store Elphicks, while historic Downing Street is home to a butcher, a baker and candle-stick maker, well hardware store. Then there is the cobbled car-free Lion and Lamb Yard, which has a selection of luxury household shops and bespoke jewellery and book shops, as well as a host of independent cafés perfect for a spot of people watching.
Don’t forget to check back here for more town and village area focuses and, if they inspire you to buy or rent in the area, contact one of our friendly agents who will be happy to help.