Living in Kingswood

Kingswood is one of the most prestigious and sought after locations on the Surrey Hills, a large Village situated on the North Downs in the prosperous Borough of Reigate & Banstead, having a lovely peaceful feel, yet being only a few minutes’ drive from the M25, junction 8 (Reigate). If you are looking for a true Village atmosphere, combined with good amenities and rail services to the main line London Stations, Kingswood is for you. To the south and offering a true country feel, is the more rural area of Lower Kingswood, ideal for those following equestrian pursuits, with its own local shops and pubs.

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Properties in Kingswood

Kingswood Village offers a range of properties. A good selection of apartments are situated in the village close to the local amenities and railway station, however the majority of the properties in Kingswood consist of larger detached family homes, a number of which are located in private roads. Kingswood Warren a gothic mansion built in 1837 became home to the BBC’s technical research department and more recently has been converted to provide luxury apartments and Grand detached residences, all within the original grounds.


Schools and other amenities

Kingswood and the local area offers both state and private schools including, Tadworth Primary School, located just across the road in Tadworth Village. Chinthurst Preparatory School for pupils aged 2 to 13 years is also located in Tadworth and Bramley School for girls aged 3 to 11 years, originally founded in 1945 is also close by in the village of Walton-on-the-Hill.

Kingswood Village centre offers a good variety of local shops and restaurants including a general store, off-licence, travel agent, beauty parlours, hairdresser and the award winning Kingswood Arms pub and restaurant. The Kingswood Arms which has been privately owned for thirty years takes pride in offering a fine selection of real ales and wines, quality service and excellent restaurant dining.

The local area offers many good walks, a tennis club and for keen golfers, Kingswood Golf and Country Club designed in the 1920’s by the five times open champion James Braid and Surrey Hills Golf Club are situated in the heart of Kingswood. The world famous Epsom Downs Racecourse, home to The Derby, is very close by at Tattenham corner, with the Queens Stand offering the very best facilities, not just in racing but also conference and venue hire.

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Transport Links

Kingswood Railway Station is a late Victorian station situated in the heart of the village offering good links to East Croydon and the London main line stations. Kingswood to central London is approximately 42 minutes. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are both easily reached by road as are the towns and villages of Tadworth, Reigate, Epsom, Sutton and Wimbledon. Banstead Village is a 40 minute Sunday stroll across open fields and Banstead woods, offering a large selection of shops and restaurants and just a few minutes down the road by car.

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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.

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