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Estate agents in Whyteleafe

Shinerocks estate agents have fondly served Whyteleafe as one of the leading sales only agents since our foundation. Whyteleafe is a rather unique village located upon the North Downs, though the village falls under Tandridge district, a handful of its roads lie within the London Borough of Croydon. Whyteleafe not only has wonderful open spaces and woodlands, it adjoins Caterham, Coulsdon, Kenley, Warlingham, and Woldingham all with their abundance of stunning natural beauty.

The name Whyteleafe derives from the uniquely characteristic whitebeam trees abundant within the region, but it wasn’t officially known as Whyteleafe until 1881. The White Leaf field acquired by Nathaniel Glover in 1855 already bore the name, but it’s believed the house, White Leaf House built by George Henry Drew, completed in the early 1860s cemented the name for those visiting the area prior to its official naming.

By 1892 the first of the three local schools were built, and by January of 1900 Whyteleafe’s first train station was complete. Today there are 3 train stations serving the community.

Living in Whyteleafe

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.

For the keen golfer there is a great selection of Golf courses on the doorstep, from Woldingham Golf Club snuggled away in the charming Haliloo Valley, the famed North Downs Golf club set within the idyllic downlands of Woldingham’s North Downs, to Surrey National Golf Club designed by the renowned golf course architect David Williams in 1999, located 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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Looking for estate agents in Whyteleafe?

ShineRocks Estate Agents was founded in Purley more than 25 years ago. As a leading authority both in 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. We provide a range of property services in Whyteleafe.

If you would like us to value your home, please call us on 020 8003 6326 or send an e-mail to



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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...

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Mr D

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Mr and Mrs H

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Mr R

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Mr and Mrs G

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V and K

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