The county of Surrey is one of the most sought-after locations in the UK. With its leafy towns and villages, rolling countryside and excellent transport links, the county is popular with families and professionals looking for easy access to London. If you’re considering a move to Surrey, start your search by taking a look at our guide to the best new build homes for sale in the county.
Where is Surrey?
Surrey is in the south-east of England, sitting just to the south-west of London. Some of the county’s towns and villages sit within the M25, neighbouring with several London boroughs. Surrey also borders with Kent to the east, West Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west and Berkshire to the north-west.
The county has a mix of towns, villages and stunning rolling countryside. The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty features some of the most dramatic scenery within easy reach of London. The county enjoys excellent transport links, with the M3, the M23 and the A3 connecting to the M25 and London. The towns and villages of the county boast a superb rail network, providing fast and regular services to the city.
Living in Surrey
Some 1.2 million people live in Surrey, across an area that stretches from the River Thames to the edge of the South Downs National Park. The county is popular with people looking to escape London life, but who want to remain close to the city. Surrey offers a choice of bustling towns, charming villages and secluded rural living.
Guildford is regarded as the county town of Surrey. The town provides excellent shopping, schooling and leisure facilities, including the Surrey Sports Park and G Live arts centre. Guildford is also home to the University of Surrey, and as such, attracts a young and diverse population. The largest town in Surrey is Woking, with more than 100,000 people. Woking is popular with commuters, and is home to the McLaren Formula One racing team.
Golf is a key activity across Surrey. The county features more courses in the UK’s top 100 list than any other English county. Courses include Sunningdale, Wentworth and St. George’s Hill, all of which have hosted senior professional tournaments. Horse racing is also synonymous with the county. Surrey is home to some of the country’s most well-known courses, including Sandown Park, Epsom Downs, Lingfield Park and Kempton Park.
The county found sporting fame in the London 2012 Olympics, when Box Hill was used for the cycling road race. The area is still popular, with cyclists from London and all over the country visiting to take on the hill.
The Surrey Hills is one of the county’s key attractions, with visitors enjoying its spectacular scenery, charming villages and challenging hill walks. The area also hosts some of the finest vineyards in the country, including the Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking. The Surrey Hills was ranked as one of the top 10 places to live in the UK by The Sunday Times in 2021.
One of Surrey’s main strengths is its excellent transport links. The M25, M3 and A3 connect much of the county. The international airports of Heathrow and Gatwick are also both nearby. Many of Surrey’s towns and villages have stations, providing regular rail services to London Waterloo, and making Surrey’s towns some of the most popular spots in the country for commuters.
What are Surrey property prices like?
Property prices in Surrey are among the highest in the country. Zoopla’s Rich List of Property Values in England lists eight Surrey towns in its top 20 highest value towns. In February 2022, the average property price in Surrey was £608,892, according to Rightmove. This represented a 3% rise on the previous 12 months.
The average price of a flat in Surrey is £311,331. Terraced houses are available for an average of £440,128. Surrey’s overall average property price is driven by a high number of large detached houses in the county. The average price of a detached house in Surrey in the 12 months to February 2022 was £958,997.
While Surrey’s property prices aren’t rising as fast as some areas of the country, they are significantly higher than the UK average of £268,000 (according to the Office for National Statistics). They are also much higher than the average price for England (£285,000).
New build homes for sale in Surrey: 5 best developments
Surrey offers something for everyone. You might be a first-time buyer, keen to get on the property ladder, or searching for that ‘forever’ house. Maybe you’re looking for a bustling commuter town with easy access to London, or a peaceful slice of village life. Surrey is a popular choice, and property in the county is always in demand.
Our ranking of Surrey’s top five new build homes for sale is below. Verified residents have rated the developments on a variety of factors, so HomeViews can provide rankings based on the real life experience of living in each one. Take a look below to see the best new build homes Surrey has to offer.
*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance – as on our area guide pages.
The number one development for new build homes in Kent is Holborough Lakes. This new development of two-bedroom apartments and three and four-bedroom homes is conveniently located between the M20 and the M2, and within easy reach of Medway and Maidstone. Set around a series of freshwater lakes with attractive landscaping, the development offers an excellent range of facilities. All homes benefit from spacious open-plan living areas and private gardens with lawns and patios.
In second place is Victory Pier by Berkeley Homes. Located in Gillingham, the development offers a range of apartments on the waterfront of an expanding community. Additionally, residents benefit from access to a private residents’ gym and lounge. Victory Pier is a mixed residential and retail scheme, providing shops right on its doorstep. There are also convenient connections to central London.
3.96 (24 reviews)
3.96 (24 reviews)
Watling Place is a collection of new homes in the small historic village of Newington, Kent. This development has a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes. The towns of Rainham and Sittingbourne are nearby, as is the beautiful open countryside of the Kent Downs.
Mascalls Grange is a new development located in the small town of Paddock Wood, near Tunbridge Wells. Surrounded by countryside but with excellent links to the city, the development offers convenience alongside rural living. From one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom houses, the development has a wide range of property styles to suit everyone.
In fifth place is Blossom Grove, a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes in the ancient village of Teynham. The development offers spacious living within a countryside setting. Sittingbourne and the market town of Faversham are within easy reach, as is the M2, providing links to the M25 and London beyond.
Sixth place is occupied by the Rochester Riverside regeneration project. This £419m development is being delivered by Countryside and Hyde over 12 years. The development is just moments from Rochester station and High Street, with views across the River Medway.
Kingsmead is a development of two, three and four-bedroom homes in the bustling market town of Faversham, Kent. The homes are built to a high standard with modern living in mind. Faversham town centre is less than a mile away, while the development is just moments from the beautiful rolling Kent countryside.
Stour Meadows is a collection of two and three-bedroom new build houses, situated in the new village of Finberry in Ashford. The homes have been built to a high standard with modern living in mind. The local amenities of Ashford are within easy reach, as is Ashford International Station, with its Eurostar terminal and fast links to London St. Pancras.
Hollyfields is a new development of two-bedroom coach houses and three, four and five-bedroom family homes in sought-after Hawkenbury, just over a mile from Tunbridge Wells town centre. Affluent Tunbridge Wells has a wealth of boutique shops and independent cafés, while its mainline station provides connections to London Bridge in 44 minutes.
3.54 (7 reviews)
3.54 (7 reviews)
In tenth place in the rankings is Conningbrook Lakes. Located in Ashford, the development is a partnership between Latimer and Westerhill Homes. Conningbrook Lakes offers a variety of homes to suit all tastes. The homes have been designed to encompass the best of the lakes and country park setting, while Ashford town centre, Ashford International Station and the M20 are all within easy reach.
We hope our list of the top five new build homes in Surrey has helped you in your property search. If you’re interested in learning more about living in Surrey, check out our area guide below. From there, you’ll also be able to find all the latest property developments in the county.
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