The town of Wallington, in the London Borough of Sutton, is also part of Greater London. Wallington is very conveniently situated between Croydon to the East and Sutton to the West. Today Wallington is a thriving town offering a whole host of amenities.
The name Wallington derives from the Anglo Saxon name ‘Waletone’ meaning ‘village of the Britons’ and appears in the Domesday book of 1086. Wallington was an important centre for the production of Lavender oil until about the time of the First World War. Lavender and herb growing were very prominent in the area during Victorian times and much earlier, there is large sculpture at the junction of Woodcote Road and Stafford Road representing a Lavender plant created by sculptor Guy Portelli, installed in 1999.
Wallington and South Wallington have a large selection of properties to choose from, ranging from conveniently situated apartments to terraced, semi-detached and detached family houses, including more grand properties situated in the private roads of Woodcote Avenue, Dower Avenue, Glen Road End, The Wood End and the Woodlands. Wallington offers property options to suit all tastes and budgets.
Wallington offers a very good choice of schools in the area including High View Primary School originally opened in 1932, offering Nursery and Primary education, St Elpheges Catholic Infant and Junior School and Hackbridge Primary School offering Nursery and Primary education. Collingwood Preparatory School was founded in 1929 as a boy’s school and in 1991 became co-educational. Wilsons School for pupils aged 11 to 18 is one of the country’s most successful state-funded selective boys’ schools, originally founded over 400 years ago. Wallington High School for girls is a selective academy for girls aged between 11 and 18. The School first opened in 1888 and moved to its present site in 1965. Wallington County Grammar School is a selective grammar school for boys aged 11 to 18, however, girls are welcomed to the school in the Sixth Form. St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls offers education from 11 to 18 years.
Wallington offers a large variety of shops, and cafes including a Sainsbury’s Superstore, Lidl and Tesco Local, a Café Nero and many others. The Wallington Arms, a charming local’s local pub offering a superb selection of real ales, draughts and bottle beers, fine wines, cocktails and spirits. The kitchen serves seasonal modern British pub fare and traditional Sunday roasts. The Dukes Head, a friendly local pub offers the best in British Food, award winning ales, craft beers and a fantastic wine list, along with 23 en-suite bedrooms.
Mellows Park offers a variety of sports facilities including a Bowling Green, 1 Senior football pitch, 2 football mini pitches, 1 ball park, café and playground, there is also a pavilion with changing rooms, toilets and showers. Beddington Park and The Grange, including Carew Manor was once part of the substantial estate owned from the 14th century by the influential Carew family whose connection with Beddington continued for four centuries. The Carew Manor House is now Carew School, Beddington Park open to the public offers a variety of sporting facilities.
Wallington has a farmers market once a month offering a full range of local produce including free range meat and eggs, cheese, fruit and vegetables, baked goods, fresh and smoked fish, jams and juices and occasional craft stalls.
Wallington main line station offers good links to London main line stations from 28 minutes, depending on the time of day, and also very good access to the south coast. Wallington is just a short drive to the M23 at Merstham therefore giving excellent access to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
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Dear Paul and the ShineRocks team, Thank you! We are delighted that we successfully completed on the sale of The Garth, 12 Welcomes Road on Friday, and we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you, Claire and the team for all your excellent work on our behalf. We really appreciated your proactivity, frankness, responsiveness and good...
Mr & Mrs F
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Having tried a couple estate agents to sell our house, with no result, we tried ShineRocks. Paul Shinerock was realistic in his valuation, which others had not been and we had a number of viewings. A Christmas present was accepting a very good offer. Unfortunately, the buyer dragged his heels and then at the point of exchange decided to...
A great service offered by both Paul and Claire. Sometimes the best thing an agent can do is to convince you to accept an offer and to encourage you to pay more to get the house of your dreams. Had Paul not convinced me to accept the offer on mine I would not have moved. Claire moved heaven and earth to enable me to purchase a property through...
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Excellent service over a period of several months. Always at hand to offer advice and their expertise. Highly Recommend Shinerocks and thank you for all your help
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Very professional and excellent service in a complicated situation which resulted in a positive result. We have purchased 2 homes from Paul in the last 14 years. Claire is remarkable and kept us fully up to speed
Very friendly. After a slow start we got on very well and achieved our objective. Particular thanks to Claire
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...
We have recently purchased a property through shinerocks and can honestly say the service we received from Claire was exceptional. She kept us updated regularly and liaised tirelessly between solicitors, vendors and the other agents in what became a difficult and frustrating chain. She was both professional and personable, and we always felt...
M & C
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Mr and Mrs W
I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance and facilitation of the purchase of our property, and I would relish the opportunity to work with you again in future endeavours.
Just want to say a big thank you for all your help and support. I know you were not our estate agent but we really felt supported and coached through the whole process and I can't thank you enough.
M, J &A
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.
Dear Claire, Thank you so much for making our dream home come true. Invitation to the house warming is guaranteed! Much Love
R & N
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...
Mr and Mrs H
Dear Paul How very happy I am to be the lucky chap that has been given the privilege to buy and live in the elegant property. Thank you again for the excellent service provided by ShineRocks. Yours sincerely
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Dear Paul This is amazing! Thank you and your team very much. Whatever happens now, I know that you all did a fantastic job in achieving this - its unbelievable. Many thanks Kindest regards
Terrific news. Thank you Paul. With all thanks for your support and help during this process. All best wishes
Thank you so much for all your help with our house move. We appreciate the hard work you put in to finally get us to an exchange date. Your calm approach and sense of humour throughout really helped. Thanks again,
Mr and Mrs G
Thank you so much for all your work on selling our home. It is much appreciated. Best wishes
Mr and Mrs R
Thanks again for everything that you have done to get our new home. God bless you.
Mr and Mrs P
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K and L
Dear Mr Shinerock, thank you so very much for valued advice last Saturday; your remarks and suggestions have certainly got us thinking of the best way to turn! Best wishes
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...
G and S S
Good morning Claire, I have been meaning to e mail you since Monday just to say thank you! Mum and I are extremely grateful for all the time you have given us and we really do value your advice and guidance. We have been in contact with a lot of agents, in fact probably all of the main estate agents around the area and ShineRocks...
S and M
Dear Paul, Well, we got there in the end! Although it was long, complicated and at times, a very stressful journey, we appreciate the help of you and all your team in finally getting us over the finishing line. Best regards
Thank you for everything you've done. I couldn't have got through this without you. Putting up with every difficult situation in such a kind way. Thank you so much.