Southwater Village – a hidden gem

Discover Southwater Village…

It’s so easy to drive past a turn that would take take you to one of the stunning villages and towns throughout Surrey, Sussex and Kent… and you would never get to see them!

We were chatting in the office, over a cup of tea, and thought it would be a great idea for us to share our ‘insider knowledge’ about the places we love. Today we want to share with you all about the village of Southwater – and who better to show us around than Ross Margetts, one of our Sales Manager who lives in the village.

What do you love about the village of Southwater?

Having grown up in a large town I was quite apprehensive about moving to a village, however 2 years down the line and I wouldn’t change anything for the world!

There are many reasons why I love living in Southwater, being surrounded by countryside is a key factor; often on my drive home, along the Worthing Road I can’t help but spot the cows in their field and can often hear them ‘moo-ing’ from my house.  You can be in the heart of the countryside within minutes and there are some beautiful cycle rides and country walks on my doorstep. Although it’s only a small village it has everything you need for day-to-day life. The Co-op is excellent for those little bits and pieces you need to grab quickly (I always end up picking up extra things!) however, it’s only around 7 minutes in the car to the centre of Horsham… in fact it’s quicker for me to get into the town from the village than from some parts of Horsham.

The village has a really friendly feel and it is very family orientated, everyone is so pleasant – we often walk Rosie around the village (our pet pug) and we are regularly stopped by families to say hello (although I’m sure they really just want to say hello to Rosie!)

What is the best place to have coffee?

It has to be The Little Teahouse which is in the village centre in Lintot Square.  The vanilla and blueberry sponge is to die for.. and the coffee is always wonderful! As suggested by the name… they also serve and excellent pot of tea.

Gorgeous Walks – where would you recommend taking a walk around / near the village?

You are totally spoilt for choice.  For families needing a shorter walk (and perhaps a play area) I would highly recommend the Country Park. There’s approximately 90 acres to explore, and, very importantly there’s a good cafe within the Country Park.  If you fancy walking even further or jumping on a bike then The Downs Link is the best bet. The Downs Link is an old disused railway line which runs down to Shoreham, although this is a little too far for our Rosie’s little paws.  We often use Rosie as an excuse to stop off at The Box Castle Pub, which I would highly recommend for a cold pint on a warm summers day.

Click here for a brilliant map of The Down’s Link…

Wonderful places to go ‘for dinner’ 

There’s a selection of eateries very close by, either within the village or a short drive away. Within the village is Haldi the local family run Curry House, The Bax Castle Pub is within walking distance of the village – this has a rustic feel set in the countryside.  For more of a ‘wine and dine’ experience then it would be best to pop into Horsham here you will find a wide selection of the usual high street restaurant chains, however, for something a little more fancy Tristan’s is my recommendation.  It’s a Michelin star restaurant which which is in a 16th Century setting.  Tristan’s specialises in modern British food with a French edge – it is incredible (take a look at these stunning photographs from their website!)

How easy is it to get to Southwater?

I’m not sure I should be telling everyone exactly how easy it is to get to Southwater Village! The A24 links both ends of the village which provides really easy access to the South Coast as well as up towards Gatwick or Dorking via the M23 / M25.  You have the choice of Christ’s Hospital Railway Station or Horsham Railway Station, which is very slightly quicker.


Would you love to live in the village of Southwater.  Just give Louise, Damian or Adam a call to chat about properties we currently have available.

If you would like to find out about another ‘hidden gem’ of a village or town in Surrey, Surrey or Kent we would love to help you find your dream location, we can’t wait to hear from you 0330 223 1000

Ross Margetts, Sales Manager 



Cornerstone and IDC 2018 Report Finds Opportunities for British Companies to Accelerate Their Digital Transformation

New European study by Cornerstone OnDemand and IDC explores the relationship between speed of innovation and talent managementLONDON – 22 June 2018 – Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) a global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software, has today announced Cornerstone and IDC’s new study: “Future Culture: Building a Culture of Innovation in the Age of Digital Transformation.” The study, which explores the relationship between European organisations’ speed of innovation and talent management, shows…

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Jean-Pascal Tricoire appointed to the Board of the United Nations Global Compact

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Move Revolution Prioryfields 2018

Are you looking forward to Move Revolution’s Prioryfields 2018.  Can you believe this is the 7th year of Move Revolution summer holiday events in Priory Park, Reigate! We always welcome your feedback, thoughts and ideas – we love hearing what you would like to do … and you have said to us… we love it just the way it is!

This year there is one small change.  Our three activity days will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in 2018

Move Revolution’s Prioryfields 2018 


  • Tuesday 23rd July 
  • Wednesday 24th July
  • Thursday 25th July

We will be releasing the full Prioryfield’s schedule in the next couple of weeks.

If you have pre-school or primary school aged children (or grandchildren) our Move Revolution event is perfect for you!  We know that FREE, child friendly, activities in the school holidays are simply wonderful, this is one of the key reasons why we have created 3 days packed with crafts, dancing, music, and, of course animals!  This really is about giving back to our local community. We have Move Revolution teams throughout Surrey, Sussex and Kent from Brighton all the way up to Croydon.  We are looking forward to welcoming back familiar faces as well as seeing many new faces! Every time we sell or let a home we put money back into free children’s events!

We are delighted to welcome back :

Reigate School of Ballet

The incredible Reigate School of Ballet will be joining us at Prioryfields! So many you know and love RSB.  Perhaps you take part in one of their wonderful classes including…

  • tap,
  • ballet,
  • modern dance,
  • street & hip hop,
  • musical theatre,
  • contemporary,
  • toddler dance,
  • and so much more!

RSB offer complete all-round dance training – you will be only getting a ‘tiny’ flavour of what they do this week.  We know you will have a wonderful time joining in one of their sessions!

Squiggle Dot & Squeeze

We are over the moon that you will be able to enjoy Squiggle Dot & Squeeze inspired crafts at this year’s Move Revolution Prioryfields. Squiggle Dot & Squeeze are a brilliant business focused on inspiring and captivating children through their incredible craft activities. If you haven’t already bought a Squiggle Dot & Squeeze Craft Box you really need to take a look – they are perfect for the summer holidays packed with lots of activities giving hours and hours of fun (The Move Revolution team have enjoyed  ‘testing’ the boxes – they are great fun!).

Kidsrome Farm

A firm favourite at Move Revolution Prioryfield’s, it wouldn’t be quite the same without the Kidsrome Farm.  Many you have met Craig and chatted with him about how Kidsrome began around sixteen years ago when Craig’s own children joined a summer play scheme at a local church and being farmers, they were asked to bring some ark animals along to the holiday club – and this inspired Kidsrome mobile farm!


Help us run even more events!

If you are thinking of selling or letting your home we would love to speak with you. You can chat with one of our Move Revolution team at Prioryfields. There will be team members from all our offices:

  • Reigate, Redhill & Opted
  • Croydon Purley & Coulsdon
  • East Grinstead, Crawley & Lingfield
  • Brighton & Hove
  • Haywards Heath Burgess Hill, Uckfield & Lindfield
  • Tunbridge Wells & Tonbridge
  • Sevenoaks

If you’d like to chat to us before seeing us at Move Revolution Prioryfields call us freephone on 0330 223 1000

What else is going on in the park?

Have you booked tickets to the outdoor children’s theatre in Priory Park, Reigate this July?

Following on from last year’s successful outdoor children’s theatre… The Harlequin is again teaming up with Little Blue Monster Ltd. to bring Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster to the park. Pirate Pearl lives aboard the good ship Mirabel with her crusty old shipmate – Grandpa Bert!  She’s not a real pirate – but Pearl loves to imagine she’s sailing the seven seas on a swashbuckling pirate adventure! One day, Pearl finds a stowaway aboard ship. It’s a little blue monster. But little monsters grow into BIG greedy monsters – and this one wants his DINNER!  There’s trouble ahead for Pirate Pearl!

It sounds like great fun!!

Find out more information here –

There is also EAT FOOD FESTIVAL … the weekend following Move Revolution Prioryfields… we know there will be lots of yummy food to enjoy and gorgeous drinks! Find out more at



Feel the love for a ‘New Home’

Would you love to own a new home?  To be the one to stamp your own mark on a blank canvas. Perhaps you love the feeling of everything being new – and just for you…

We are very lucky to work alongside some incredible developers who build stunning new homes… we want to use this opportunity to tempt you! Perhaps you have never considered a new home – why not book a viewing and see if owning a new home is the right thing for you.

Birchwood, Kenley

This luxurious house have incredible attention to detail, as you would expect from Brookworth Homes. This home is carefully constructed using the highest standard of materials, appliances, technologies and finishes. Brookworth Homes work with established architects and skilled craftsmen to create truly beautiful places to live. Call Paul Mulligan in our Purley, Croydon Move Revolution office to book a viewing 020 8819 3272

Hillbury Farm, Warlingham

Hillbury Farm is an exclusive development comprising of just four luxury detached family homes. Nestled within its attractively landscaped setting, surrounded by mature woodland, this private gated development is imaginatively designed to bring together traditional exterior styling, with an interior design for modern family living. Each unique five bedroom home is finished to an enviable standard. Please call Louise Simpson in Head Office to book a viewing 0330 223 1000.

Aquavista, Rottingdean

Breathtaking unobstructed sea views from this amazing new development crowned by this magnificent penthouse with and spacious, luxurious accommodation, set . the clifftops of Rottingdean.  Please call Joey Hansen in our Brighton & Hove office to book a viewing 01273 921500

Tudor Beech, Redhill

Welcome to Tudor Beech…take a look inside

This executive brand new detached family home is set within a quiet gated close, off of a private road on the Redhill and Horley borders. Please call Louise Simpson in Head Office to book a viewing 01737 888220

Cherrytree Cottage, South Nutfield

“The Orchards” Is an exceptional one off development set in the picturesque Village of South Nutfield. The development comprises of two bespoke executive style new homes that have been carefully built in a traditional style and finished to an extremely high standard. South Nutfield is a beautiful Surrey village comprising of a few small shops, pub and a train station with links into London. The properties are just a short drive away from the neighbouring towns of Redhill & Reigate that both offer plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and supermarkets. The M25 is also within easy reach yet far enough away. Please call Louise Simpson in Head Office to book a viewing 01737 888220

Compton Place, Southwater

We love this intimate development beautifully constructed by Brookworth Homes. This spacious home offers well balanced accommodation throughout and will appeal to families looking to move straight in and benefit from a 10 year warranty. Have you discovered Southwater? Southwater boasts excellent local schooling, both Castlewood Primary & Southwater Infant Academy are rated as good in their recent Ofsted reports. For those searching for secondary education, Millais Girls School and Tanbridge House have been awarded Excellent Ofsted reports and Forest Boys has been rated as good. Christs Hospital Independent School is also close by. There are three Public Houses within the village and we highly recommend either The Cock Inn or The Hen & Chicken which offer a fantastic selection of local ales. Lintot Square offers a Co-op, doctors surgery, hairdressers and barbers in addition to The Little Teahouse which serve a great cup of tea and homemade food. Southwater Country Park is a firm favourite with us and with 90 acres it’s a great place for dog walking and for children to explore The Dinosaur Playground. The Downs Link is easily accessible for bike rides and the village also has its own leisure centre.

Feeling tempted to view a New Build? This is just a selection of what we have available throughout Surrey, Sussex and Kent.  If you would like to speak with us in more detail to find your dream New Home just call 0330 223 1000, and why not book a valuation at the same time!

Incredible Reviews!

We take great pride in our excellent customer service – don’t just take our word for it, have a read of one or two of our 682 reviews (at time of publishing) 

“We were recommended Move Revolution to sell our house last year but decided to go with another agent. This was such a mistake! When our house didn’t sell we came back to Move Revolution. Damian was very personable and got the house sold in a short time and it was great being able to contact them 7 days a week. This means you get feedback from viewings very quickly. Following the sale of the house we were supported by Sue to get the process completed. This became lengthy and stressful (in no way due to Move Revolution). Sue went above and beyond her role, managing to get information from our buyers Solicitor that no-one else could. Sue was very friendly throughout the process and didn’t seem to mind the frequent phone calls I made to find out what was going on and to air my frustration. Sue was very sympathetic and friendly throughout and despite her busy job, was always up to date with our situation and I never had to repeat information. I honestly cannot recommend highly enough.Claire – June 2018

“A friend recently persuaded me to change estate agents to Move Revolution. My house had been on the market for 6 months with another firm. Louise Simpson from Move Revolution offered honest advice on how I could make inexpensive improvements to make my house more marketable. She wasn’t one of the pushy estate agent clan that I have become accustomed to over the years… She was refreshingly honest and knowledgable and offered a fair fee package. I had three sensible offers in the first two weeks of listing the property. Louise negotiated one of these offers to my full asking price! I’m over the moon with the service I have received. Strongly recommend Louise if you have a house to sell! Thanks again!” Ashley – April 2018



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