Living in Sanderstead

Sanderstead Village sits on the beautiful North Surrey Downs offering a true village atmosphere, Sanderstead pond is a local landmark with views towards the Grade I listed All Saints' Church dating from the 13th century. People have been drawn to this prosperous and sought after district of South London for centuries, due to its close proximity to Croydon and easy commute of Central London.

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Properties in Sanderstead

Sanderstead is sought after and well known, for both its village atmosphere and community spirit.

There is a wide selection of property in Sanderstead, catering to all tastes and budgets, ranging from flats to cottages and character family houses, many within walking distance of the village and high street.

Larger detached homes can be found in Hook Hill, East Hill, West Hill, Arkwright road and The Ridge Way, all within walking distance of Sanderstead station and local shops, including Elmfield Way Shopping Parade with a Post Office, Chemist, Dry Cleaners, general store and florist to name but a few.


Schools and other amenities

Sanderstead and the local area offer many excellent state and private schools, which include Atwood Primary School, Gresham Primary School, Ridgeway Primary School, Riddlesdown Collegiate Secondary School. Also easily accessible is Croydon High School, Old Palace, Whitgift School and Trinity.

With a thriving village high street providing a variety of independent retailers and restaurants, there’s plenty of choice. The village boasts its own library, as well as a good choice of convenience stores including a florist, plus a good size Waitrose Supermarket and Majestic Wine store and Sainsbury Supermarket nearby in Selsdon.

Located nearby and set in its own 200 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside, you will find the Selsdon Park Hotel and Golf Club a historic country mansion with its own 18 hole championship golf course and well-appointed leisure club.

In addition, there are plenty of other recreational facilities nearby, including Sanderstead Lawn Tennis and Social Club, Sanderstead Cricket Club. Walkers will enjoy Kings Wood with its footpaths and an abundance of Bluebells in the Spring, also Purley Beeches with its mature Beech woodland and tennis courts. For keen golfers, other nearby golf courses include Purley Downs and Croham Hurst.

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Transport Links

Sanderstead is ideally located for commuters, with its close proximity to Croydon and London, offering easy access to both the M25 junction 6 at Godstone and the M23 at Hooley, serving Gatwick and Heathrow Airports as well as Brighton. Sanderstead and Purley Oaks railway stations provide fast services to London Bridge and Victoria within 23 minutes as well as Gatwick Airport.

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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 020 8660 2010 or send an e-mail to


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