From dentists, doctors and opticians to banks, travel agencies, bookshops, hardware stores, florists and dry cleaners, Cobham has plenty to offer. There’s a post office, a branch of both Waitrose and Sainsbury’s along with a wine merchant’s, a specialist bakery and a delicatessen
The many world class golf courses include the St George’s Hill Golf Club, Silvermere, Burhill and Foxhills. For those who enjoy keeping fit, The Living Well Health Club at the Hilton Cobham is just a few minutes’ drive away, as is Silvermere Strength & Fitness Club. There are David Lloyd gyms at Brooklands and Epsom and a tennis club at St George’s Hill in Weybridge. Horse-racing enthusiasts will appreciate Surrey’s race courses at Epsom, Sandown Park, Esher, Kempton Park and Sunburyon- Thames. For motor racing enthusiasts, Brooklands was the birth of British motorsport and, today, the Brooklands Museum displays a wide range of exhibits. Just a walk away from Brooklands is Mercedes-Benz World with the latest models and restored historic cars.
For those travelling further afield, Surrey is home to two international airports, London Gatwick and London Heathrow. From Cobham & Stoke d’Abernon station to London Waterloo, the rail journey to London takes an average of 39 minutes and, by road, the journey from Cobham to London’s Westminster is just over 21 miles.
Surrey is renowned for its leafy countryside which takes in Leith Hill, Box Hill and Holmbury Hill and, on the border with Sussex, the Devil’s Punch Bowl and Hindhead Common. Running through Cobham is the River Mole, which flows through Surrey and joins the River Thames at East Molesey, opposite the beautiful Hampton Court Palace.
The award-winning Painshill Park is almost on the doorstep of White Lion Place. With 158 acres of wonderful 18th century parkland, Painshill Park hosts outdoor theatre, musical performances, history tours and day time lectures. The RHS Gardens at Wisley are on hand and there’s a year-round calendar of events including talks, book signings and sculpture trails. Claremont Landscape Gardens, near Esher, also offers beautifully landscaped parkland, guided tours, events and live music performances. Just a short drive away is Hatchlands Park with woodland and wildflower walks.