Spotlight on Oxted: A Town Offering the Best of Both Worlds

With a picture-perfect high street, easy connection to London and idyllic setting at the foot of the picturesque North Downs, Oxted is arguably one of England’s finest, yet little known, towns. So take the time go get to know this hidden gem a little bit better… 

Photos: St William Homes LLP

Often overshadowed by fellow towns across Surrey’s star-studded ‘Golden Triangle’, this quintessential rural enclave has quietly retained its original local charm and sense of community that makes it such a special find. And a single visit on a summer’s day makes it easy to see how it continues to steal the hearts of those that happen upon this hidden countryside gem. 

A Vibrant Town 
Oxted, a typical Surrey town, is home to an array of boutique shops, cosy cafés and a variety of restaurants offering global cuisines, as well as a fantastic selection of local amenities. 

The town’s eclectic mix of independents, boutiques and high street favourites and distinctive character that sets it apart; from Thai Pad’s delicious tapas-style dishes for the perfect Friday night dinner with loved ones, through to Home Edit – a budding interior designer’s dream. 

Alongside familiar faces, including photographer Stella Scordellis of SMS Creative and family-run jewellers Paul James – both of which have been in the town for several decades – new faces are also bringing exciting offerings to the town, like The Deli Oxted, with its speciality coffees and artisan treats. 

If you want to explore Oxted a little further, the brand and business owners who call the high street home are never shy to advise on other unmissable hotspots in town too.  

Community Spirit 
You only have to walk down the high street and chat to locals to experience this beautiful town’s unrivalled community spirit.  

One of the Oxted’s biggest fans, Tracey Shrimpton from local Business Improvement District, Love Oxted, believes the town’s neighbourliness and community spirit is one of a kind, and just one of the reasons it has become a top pick for those moving out of the capital. 

Watch the video to hear more on what life is like in Oxted from those that live work and love the sought-after town. 

Country Lifestyle Close to London 
Located in one of Surrey’s most desirable areas, at the foot of the North Downs, Oxted offers the best of both worlds, with access to some of England’s most beautiful countryside as well as a quick commute to London from its train station, situated just off the high street.  

Commuting into the capital during the week couldn’t be easier, while weekends can be spent enjoying a calmer pace of life, strolling in the local countryside or taking part in one of the many sporting and leisure pursuits on offer in the town.    

Courtyard Gardens 
With the town increasing in popularity, the latest addition to the high street is Courtyard Gardens, an exclusive new development transforming a forgotten pocket just behind the high street.  

Presenting a rare opportunity to buy a new home in the heart of the town, its range of 111 beautifully designed one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses are located in a secluded spot, positioned around a charming, landscaped podium garden.  

Mirroring the classic townscape with traditionally inspired features, Courtyard Gardens delivers a grand first impression that complements St William’s landscape-led design approach.  

Providing spaces for residents to socialise, relax and reconnect with nature, the central gardens are formal in design with varied walkways and a series of pockets and enclaves, while apartments themselves provide sought-after outside space with private balconies or terraces – many with views over the landscaping and across to the scenic North Downs.  

Phil Warman, Sales & Marketing Director, St William, comments: ‘Courtyard Gardens is a rarity for Oxted, offering new homes in the heart of the town, just moments from the high street. Homes bring together the best of town and country: the quality and convenience of a new build home, surrounded by beautiful landscaping, with a thriving town on the doorstep and the capital within easy reach.’  

‘Oxted is such a special place to live, the people and community spirit is hard to match. Courtyard Gardens offers the opportunity to be a part of this strong, supportive community, with all you could need on the doorstep,’ he adds.  

Prices at Courtyard Gardens currently start from £299,950. Visit for further information.


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