The Blackwater Valley footpath is less than a mile from Heatherwell Place. Having easy access to the riverside walking and running route, it covers a total distance of 22 miles passing through woodland and flower-rich meadows, so you can walk for as long (or as little) as you want.
The North Downs are a short drive or bike ride away with the hilly ridge of the Hog’s Back offering spectacular views over the countryside. Puttenham Common, a 16 minute drive away, is a paradise for birds and butterflies with its ponds, swathes of beautiful heather and wooded areas of oak and Scots pine.
A little further south, you’ll find Hankley Common and Thursley Nature Reserve, with numerous cycling, walking and horse riding routes for an invigorating day out in the fresh air. And if you prefer to get active on the water, the stunning Frensham Great Pond nearby has its own sailing club.
There are plenty of sporting activities to enjoy with the family, friends or even by yourself with several golf clubs within a 20-minute drive, Farnham Golf Club and Puttenham Golf Club being the closest. Tennis clubs in Ash, Badshot Lea and Eggars Hill make for a great Sunday afternoon; and David Lloyd Farnham Health Club boats a highly-equipped gym, with a swimming pool, spa, tennis courts and children’s club.
For a less active but highly competitive day out, Ascot Racecourse is just a 22 minute drive away.
Guildford combines historic charm with serious retail therapy as designer brands, high street favourites and independent boutiques rub shoulders on its cobbled streets. Anthropologie, Cos and Jo Malone are just some of the names you’ll find there, as well as an Odeon multiplex cinema, two theatres, a live entertainment venue and numerous bars and restaurants.
Farnham is an attractive market town with a creative spirit. Home to the University of Creative Arts, it also has a number of independent spaces such as The Farnham Pottery where you can take part in workshops and events, and arts centre Farnham Maltings, as well as a range of shops, cafés and restaurants.
Travel a little further through the countryside and you’ll reach Godalming, another pocket of charm to explore, with its own museum, galleries, boutiques, stores and pubs nestled amongst historic buildings.
The Walsh Memorial C of E Infant School is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, while Ash Manor School for secondary age pupils is rated‘Good’. Alderwood School in Aldershot, which takes pupils from age five to 16, is also rated ‘Outstanding’.
Independent schools include Guildford High School for girls aged four to 18, and the Royal Grammar School for boys aged 11 to 18, also in Guildford.
Closer to Heatherwell Place is Salesian College in Farnborough, a Roman Catholic secondary school for boys with a co-educational sixth form, while Barfield School in Farnham is for girls and boys aged two to 13.