A PLACE WHERE YOU’LL FIND A TRADITIONAL SURREY LIFESTYLE.
Frimley village centre offers everything you’ll need on a daily basis. There’s a branch of Waitrose, a selection of smaller shops, pharmacies, a health clinic, doctors’ surgery, dental practices, places to eat and drink, banks, a post office and two popular pubs – The White Hart and The Railway Arms.
Frimley Green, approximately a mile south of Frimley, is home to the Lakeside Complex, one of the county’s top entertainment centres. The nightclub in the complex hosts salsa and other dance classes. Lakeside has a squash club, a snooker centre with four championship tables, a bowling alley and darts in the lounge. Within the Lakeside Leisure Club is a well equipped gym, pool and health suite – and the club offers exercise classes.
Less than four miles from Frimley, set in 123 acres of rolling Surrey Parkland, is Pennyhill Park, a luxurious hotel and home to the UK’s ‘Most Excellent Spa.’ Set between Ascot, Sunningdale and Wentworth, Pennyhill Park offers tennis its own golf course, fine dining – and, of course, the spa.
Frimley Lodge Park, winner of the prestigious Green Flag Award for 14 consecutive years, is one of the best parks in the UK offering woodland, meadows, picnic areas and playgrounds, a trim trail and miniature railway along with sports pitches and a pitch and putt course. The Basingstoke canal runs along the eastern boundary offering pleasant towpath walks, a wooded area and cafeteria.
There’s a great sense of local community in Frimley and neighbouring Frimley Green with annual village events from Bonfires to Family Fun Runs.
GREEN OPEN SPACES – PLACES TO CHILL OUT, RELAX & JUST BREATHE.
The name ‘Frimley’ is derived from the Saxon – ‘Fremma’s Lea’ or ‘Fremma’s clearing’ and, today, the village is still surrounded by open land. Sitting on the borders of Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey, it forms part of Surrey Heath, characterised by rich heathland and open space.
Watchetts Lakes in Camberley boasts three lovely water features which are a haven for wildlife, particularly nesting birds. Lightwater Country Park extends to 59 hectares, taking in open heathland, woodland, meadows and ponds with waymarked walks and nature trails and a panoramic view from High Curley Hill.
This stretch of heathland is a protected Site of Special Scientific Interest, supporting rare wildlife. Nearby Chobham Common, the largest National Nature Reserve in South East England is home to 300 species of wild flowers, 100 species of birds and a wealth of wildlife.
Bracknell Forest has approximately 50 parks and 30 countryside sites to enjoy. A green cycle route runs from Bracknell town centre to the border with Ascot taking in the picturesque Lily Hill Park providing traffic-free paths ideal for exploring the area.
SET ON THE BORDERS OF SURREY, HAMPSHIRE & BERKSHIRE, FRIMLEY PUTS YOU IN THE PERFECT PLACE TO MAKE THE MOST OF EACH…
Just two miles from Frimley is Camberley which offers two retail centres – The Mall and The Atrium – with a good mix of independent shops, High Street names and places to eat and drink. The Meadows Shopping Centre on the outskirts of town is well known for its huge Marks & Spencer’s store and a 24 hour Tesco superstore. Camberley Theatre is a true community hub providing a programme of music, dance and comedy – and the town has a Vue Cinema. The Arena Leisure Centre offers first class facilities including a pool and gym, squash courts, badminton, workout classes, a health suite and café.
Guildford, Surrey’s county town, approximately 15 miles from Frimley, has a range of outstanding shops, boutiques, café-bars and stylish eateries. The town is home to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, the Mill Studio and the exciting Guildford Live venue which hosts live music, theatre, comedy and dance. For those who like to be active, there’s the outstanding Surrey Sports Park where many athletes and swimmers trained prior to the London Olympics. There’s also the Spectrum Centre with a pool, fitness facilities, exercise classes and ice rink.
Bracknell, just over 10 miles away from Frimley is undergoing an exciting transformation. In addition to The Princess Square Shopping Centre and The Peel Centre, both of which contain some of the UK’s most popular retailers, The Lexicon Centre, due to open in Spring 2017, will bring new shopping, dining and leisure experiences to the town centre. Winter sports enthusiasts will appreciate Bracknell’s John Nike Leisuresport Complex which provides an Olympic-sized ice rink and all-weather dry ski slope.
FRIMLEY IS HOME TO A NUMBER OF EXCELLENT EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES, INCLUDING BOTH INDEPENDENT AND STATE SCHOOLS, TO SUIT STUDENTS OF ALL AGES.
For the younger children, there is plenty of choice including Bright Horizons Day Nursery and Preschool in Frimley Green and Treasure Montessori Nursery and Preschool on Portsmouth Road in Frimley.
For primary school children, many of the local state schools have been judged to be ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted including Frimley Church of England Junior School on Frimley Green Road in Frimley Green, St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School on Tomlinscote Road and The Grove Primary School on Chobham Road which offers spacious buildings, large bright classrooms, several playgrounds, a field, orchard and woodland. For older students, Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College is one of the most popular and successful local schools and has been judged ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED.
There’s also a host of independent schools and colleges including Farnborough Hill, Hawley Place School, Salesian College, Lyndhurst School and Yateley Manor Preparatory School, all within within five miles of Frimley.
For those considering Further or Higher education, the University Centre at Farnborough offers exceptional teaching and learning facilities, with a range of two and three year degree programmes including a fast-track two year Honours Degree. At Merrist Wood Campus in Worplesdon Guildford, courses include Animal Manager, Agriculture and Forestry, Equine Management, Floristry, Garden Design, Horticulture, Sports Studies and much more. Guildford is also home to the University of Surrey.
FRIMLEY: AN IDEAL LOCATION FOR COMMUTERS
From Frimley station, it is possible to be in Camberley in just 4 minute, in Aldershot within 10 minutes and in Ascot in 20 minutes. The journey time from Frimley to Guildford takes about 40 minutes and to London Waterloo approximately 72 minutes. From Farnborough station, less than 3 miles from Frimley, there is a direct rail service to London Waterloo with a journey time of as little as 35 minutes. In fact, Farnborough main station is the hub for trains from as far south as Poole, Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton.
By road, it is approximately 31 miles to London and Frimley offers easy access to the M3 motorway via the A331 Blackwater Valley Road. The M3 provides access to West London, running from Sunbury on Thames to Southampton in Hampshire. This makes it easy to access Winchester and Basingstoke. In the South, the M3 links with the M27 providing access to Southampton, Portsmouth, Chichester and the South Coast towns and also to the New Forest. To the north, the M3 links with the M25 and from there to the M1 and the national motorway network.
London’s Heathrow Airport is approximately 40 minutes’ drive from Frimley and it is possible to reach Gatwick airport in just under an hour. Farnborough Airport, just 15 minutes’ away, is a busy executive jet airport.