Living in Whyteleafe

Whyteleafe is a village situated on the North Downs very conveniently located within easy reach of Croydon and London and on the edge of beautiful countryside. The Village got its name from the distinctive white underside of the Whitebeam trees growing in the area. In 1855 Nathaniel Glover purchased White Leaf Field and George Henry Drew later completed the building that was called ‘White Leafe House’, by 1881 the surrounding area had become known as Whyteleafe and its first primary school was built in 1892. Whyteleafe also benefits from 3 railway stations.

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Properties in Whyteleafe

Whyteleafe has a good selection of properties comprising flats, terraced and semi-detached homes situated in roads surrounding the village. Larger detached properties are mainly located in private roads such as Portley Wood Road and The Avenue, as well as Salmons Lane and Whyteleafe Hill, offering a more rural feel. Whyteleafe offers purchaser’s choice, to suit all tastes and budgets.


Schools and other amenities

A good selection of state and independent schools are available in the Whyteleafe and local area, including, Whyteleafe Primary School, Audley Primary School, St Francis Catholic Primary School. De Stafford Secondary School, ‘judged to be good in all areas’ by Ofsted 2015, is within easy reach. In the private sector, Essendene Lodge is an Independent Preparatory School situated in nearby Caterham, Woldingham Catholic Boarding and Day School for girls aged 11 to 18 years is close by in Woldingham and the renowned Caterham School is a co-educational HMC day and boarding school for pupils aged 3 to 18 years situated in Caterham Valley.

Whyteleafe has a variety of local shops, cafés and restaurants, for more choice, the nearby towns of Purley to the North and Caterham to the South offer a wide range of shops and supermarkets. There is a large Tesco Store in Purley and Caterham has Waitrose and Morrisons supermarkets as well a good selection of independently owned shops.

There is a good selection of Golf courses in the local area including Woldingham Golf Club, set in the picturesque Haliloo Valley, and historic North Downs Golf club also situated in Woldingham on the North Downs. Surrey National Golf Club is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the village of Chaldon near Caterham.

Open spaces are all within easy reach to include Kenley Common and Riddlesdown Common.

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Transport Links

Whyteleafe offers a choice of three train stations to include Whyteleafe South, Whyteleafe and Upper Warlingham Stations serving London Bridge and Victoria within 37/32 minutes and Clapham Junction within 25 minutes. The M25 is within approximately a ten minute drive giving easy access to the M23, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, London and the South coast.

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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 enquiries@shinerocks.co.uk


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