Living in Chipstead

Lying on the top of the North Downs at the southern boundary of Greater London, Chipstead is close to both Banstead and Purley, while being conveniently situated for easy access to central London and the M25 motorway. Yet despite this proximity, Chipstead retains the gentle charm of a Surrey Village, an oasis of rural tranquillity on the fringe of suburbia, enjoying a strong sense of identity caring and community. Chipstead offers most of the classic features expected of a country village, with a beautiful Norman Church, a pretty village pond, a community hall, a station, a village green and a pub/restaurant. There are lots of clubs and societies, ranging from the Fine Arts to Chipstead Brownies.

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Properties in Chipstead

Whether it’s a luxury apartment, a converted school house, a village cottage or a large family house, Chipstead offers all of these options, with the majority of properties being detached family homes of varying size, age and character, situated in roads and lanes with a rural feel. Chipstead is ideal for those who want the convenience of being within easy reach of Croydon, London and the South Coast, but appreciate living in a charming Surrey Villlage.


Schools and other amenities

The general area offers a good selection of schools to choose from including, Chipstead Valley Primary School, St Aidan’s Catholic Primary School, The Beacon Secondary School, situated within easy reach in Banstead. The Royal Alexander and Albert School, primarily a boarding school for boys and girls aged 7 to 18 years, offering full boarding and flexi boarding for more local pupils, the school is set in 260 acres of glorious parkland. Greenacre School situated in Banstead is an independent school for girls aged 3 to 18 years.

Chipstead Valley offers local shops but very nearby, Coulsdon and Banstead both offer a very good range of shops, cafés, restaurants and banks. Coulsdon has a Waitrose Supermarket and also Aldi plus a good range of other independent shops. Banstead Village also has a Waitrose, Tesco Express and M & S Food store as well an excellent range of individually owned shops. Golfers need look no further than Chipstead Golf Club, however, there are a number of other golf clubs in the local area including, Kingswood Golf and Country Club, Surrey Downs Golf Club, also situated in Kingswood and the famous Walton Heath Golf Club situated nearby in Walton-on-the-Hill.

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Transport Links

Chipstead is ideally located for road access to the M25 Junction 6 (Godstone), The M23 and the South Coast and Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Chipstead railway station offers excellent links to London main line railway stations, Chipstead to London Bridge takes approximately 53 minutes.

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About us

ShineRocks Estate Agents was founded in Purley more than 20 years ago. As a leading authority both on the area and in the property industry, we’re proud to sell quality homes in the £300,000 to £3,000,000+ bracket, while simultaneously offering the highest levels of service and timely communication to our many valued clients.

If you would like us to value your home, please call us on 01737 464 046 or send an e-mail to


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Hi Caire, Can you say a massive 'thank you' to Paul for coming to see me. He really gave me some things to think about that had just not crossed my mind. Swapping the bathroom and middle bedroom and adding a bathroom to the main bed room made so much sense, I've got Alan coming over on Saturday to cost it up! I'll definitely...


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Mr D

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Hi the ShineRocks Team Would like to say thank you for a great service in completing on our house.  We are totally blessed, we feel so lucky.  Your team with friendly voices were very proactive in updating us.  Paul you have a good team around and to say the least, you have some charm. You are a very nice bunch of people to...


We would like to also comment upon the superb level of professionalism shown by the staff at ShineRocks. Having been to other block bookings we must say that this one was handled to so well. Additionally the advice given regarding parking was most helpful. We will certainly keep an eye out for other properties marketed by you. Kindest...

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Mr and Mrs G

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Mr and Mrs P

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K and L

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V and K

Dear Paul We are at last beginning to see some order in our new home and have time to catch breath. The move was challenging to say the least as we were downsizing dramatically and had too much to fit in prior to having an extension to create two more rooms and allow us to convert an existing one into a utility room. We would like to take...

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Mrs P

Paul, Claire and all the team at ShineRocks have always acted with the utmost professionalism and in my experience have been the best estate agency I have ever encountered.

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