What is Esher like?
Esher is a magnet for families moving out of South West London in search of space and quality of life. The surrounding woods and commons provide a green backdrop ideal for exploring; a huge range of sports clubs and venues, including Esher Cricket Club and Sandown Park racecourse, ensure a highly active and social lifestyle; and major local heritage sites, including Hampton Court Palace and the National Trusts’s Claremont Landscape Garden, offer ideal family days out.
Apart from providing access to the market throughout Elmbridge and the wider Surrey area, our local focus is on the prime areas of Esher and neighbouring Claygate, the riverside villages of East Molesey and Thames Ditton, Surbiton with its fantastic transport links into London, and Hinchley Wood. We also extend into Oxshott, sharing the coverage with our Cobham team.
Property in Esher
Esher is all about style and aspiration. There are plenty of charming old cottages in the older parts, but it’s the substantial period houses and the wonderful choice of contemporary residencies that define the area’s property profile.
The well-known private estates of Claremont and the Crown Estate, Oxshott, offer the ultimate in interwar and modern trophy houses. There are numerous smaller gated developments, and a good range of high-quality but more unassuming houses throughout the area.
For absolute prime Esher style, head to Esher Park Avenue, Sandown Avenue, Clare Hill and Blackhills.
For grand Victorian and Edwardian houses, try Palace Road, Arnison Road and Wolsey Road in East Molesey.
For the commuter look at Surbiton it has quick access into Waterloo, and an array of properties from apartments to character family homes.
For contemporary glamour, look in Palace Mews, East Molesey; and St George’s Place and Wootton Place, Esher.
For quaint cottages and a classic village feel, head to Esher Green and Weston Green.
For town-centre cottages, look in Wolsey Road and Park Road, Esher.
The local scene
The town has its own cinema and a good choice of restaurants, including The Good Earth, which serves superb Chinese cuisine, and the Albert Arms, Esher’s most popular meeting place and watering hole.
Historically, Esher has strong Royal links: George IV’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, lived at Claremont, and the house was a favourite holiday spot for Queen Victoria, who later bought it. Today there is a thriving international community, thanks to the International School in nearby Cobham.
Junction 10 of the M25 is nearby, easily accessed via the A3, and is only four junctions from Heathrow Airport..
The A3 also provides direct road access to central London, and out to Guildford and the Surrey countryside.
Trains from Esher station, situated a couple of miles from the town centre, reach Waterloo in 22 minutes; there are also stations at Claygate, Hampton Court and Thames Ditton.
Schools in Esher
Esher’s superb choice of schools is a major draw for buyers and tenants. The leading independent schools include Claremont Fan Court, Milborne Lodge, Rowan, Feltonfleet, Reed’s, Dane’s Hill and Notre Dame. There are two exceptional state schools: Esher Church School and Esher College.