The video reflects a place which is modern and at the same time, not too removed from far older roots.
Cobham is just a few miles from our main Surrey base, our local town in practice but still technically a village. A population of over 10,000 and the busy high street hardly fit with the term, yet other aspects do.
The Domesday Book refers to Cobham as the village of Covenham, with the modern spelling emerging in the 16th century. Even by the mid 19th century, the population of this rural enclave was just 1,600.
Twenty years later, the railway arrived and a transformation began. As with many Surrey towns and villages, growth followed a suburban route, accompanied by redevelopment in the commercial centre.
Much has changed since development in the 1960s, although if you visit, or live in Cobham, the village feel is never far away.
Grand 18th & 19th century houses in Cobham Park and Painshill Park are still in place. Views which stand the test of time but hide a difference, both houses have been converted into apartments.
An up to date use for fine buildings, as with others which became schools. Repurposed for a new era, without losing the feel they give to a Surrey village.
The same applies to a modernised coaching inn, which served the London to Portsmouth road for centuries. Neither have all buildings lost their original purpose, such as a water mill which sits by the River Mole.
This Grade 2 listed building is the only fully working water mill in Surrey. Renovation was managed by volunteers from a local conservation group, with the mill open a couple of days a month in season and fine flour on sale.
Conservation areas within Cobham include other listed buildings, fresh development tends to be in keeping. This supports the wishes of residents, who enjoy views and pastimes in line with their Surrey heartland.
Leisure & Entertainment
From Painshill Park, to country environments, there is ample opportunity to spend time with nature. 28 acres of nearby land are used for scout camps, with an all weather barn and caving complex on site.
There are a number of sports cubs, including established football and rugby teams. The village has its own social club and others cover activities ranging from cross country walking, to amateur dramatics.
The village centre offers a decent selection of cafes, restaurants and pubs, with country pubs close to Cobham equally inviting. Wider nightlife is not far away, in Kingston-on-Thames, Guildford, or London if you wish.
Properties In Cobham
Cobham has to a degree merged into other areas, such as Stoke d’Abernon, to create a shared postal town. This still couldn’t be called an urban environment
A fair proportion of homes are substantial, or in gated roads, offering a rural feel, privacy and space. Yet there is still a good selection of property, including 1, or 2 bed flats, or terraced housing old and new.
Easy access to major roads, airports and rail services add to attraction, along with being a fine place to live. Prices are relatively high, even for Surrey, yet housing in the area has proven to be a good investment.
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