A thriving community
Just a short walk from the heart of the village, with its amenities and moments from the tranquil Wey Navigations, is Weycott. The village of Send grew where the old Portsmouth coach road met the River Wey. Surrounded by some of the most picturesque countryside in all of Surrey, Send is today a thriving community, less than an hour from London.
Essentials for everyday living
With Ripley, bustling Guildford and cosmopolitan London all within easy reach, Send is surrounded by excellent shopping, dining and leisure opportunities.
With its local shops and the nearby New Inn offering food and refreshments on the river bank, Send provides all the essentials for everyday living and there is much more to enjoy within easy reach.
A few minutes’ drive away is Ripley, with a rich tradition of hospitality from its years as a coaching stop. Ripley offers sophistication, with traditional inns now joined by Michelin-starred restaurant Drakes and family favourite Toby Cottage. Shopping includes antique dealers and interiors boutiques, bridalwear, jewellery and even a monthly farmers market.
Nearby Guildford is famed for its beautiful granite-cobbled High Street where stylish shops such as Hugo Boss, Gant and Armani can be found alongside well-loved department stores including House of Fraser. With beautiful boutiques in ancient streets and stylish malls, there’s something for every age group, taste and budget and a huge choice of dining and leisure facilities.
So much to discover and enjoy and, of course, all the delights of London, with its world class shopping and nightlife is within easy reach.
River Wey Navigations
There is always more to discover around Send; historic villages nestle perfectly alongside vibrant towns, surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in all of southern England.
The River Wey Navigations runs close to Weycott. Traditional narrow boats can be seen and even hired, while the waters are also popular for rowing and fishing and the towpath is perfect for walkers and cyclists. Send is criss-crossed by footpaths, giving easy access to the North Downs Way and Newlands Corner; a local beauty spot which commands some of the best views over the Surrey Hills.
There are also many attractions nearby; RHS Wisley, the show garden of the Royal Horticultural Society, is packed with inspiration for gardeners and hosts an annual music festival in June. Beyond Wisley, the 18th Century grounds of Painshill Park have been restored to their former glory in the village of Cobham.
Whether by car or train…
Send benefits from its bypass, keeping traffic down. However, as might be expected from a settlement that grew along a coaching route, the village offers excellent road connections, with the A3 just two miles away, providing quick links to the M25.
Drivers can also reach Woking station in just seven minutes or Guildford station in just over 12, meaning that train connections to Waterloo can be made in around half an hour. Commuting by road or rail is fast and efficient and, for those heading a little further afield, Heathrow and Gatwick are both easily accessible.
Waterloo Station - 28 mins by train from Woking Station
Waterloo Station - 34 mins by train from Guildford Station
Clapham Junction Station - 19 mins by train from Woking Station
Surbiton Station - 15 mins by train from Woking Station
Woking Station - 7 mins
Ripley - 7 mins
Guildford Station - 12 mins
Wisley (RHS Garden) - 10 mins
Chertsey - 18 mins
Cobham - 15 mins
Heathrow airport - 25 mins
Gatwick airport - 40 mins
An area rich in educational facilities for all ages, from rated primary schools through to one of the country’s leading universities.
Finding a home in the catchment area of the right schools has to be a major consideration for any family with young children. At Send there are many noted educational facilities both in the public and private sectors, notably Ripley Court, a co-educational nursery, pre-preparatory and preparatory school.
There is a range of primary schools in the village itself, within easy walking distance of a home at Weycott. For older children Woking and Guildford both offer superb secondary schools, with independents, colleges and academies.
Guildford is also home to the University of Surrey, one of the most prominent in the UK for science, engineering, medicine and business.