Stoneleigh is an area popular with families for several reasons, its:
- efficient and frequent train service that whisks passengers to Waterloo in just over half an hour, or to Wimbledon – gateway to the London Underground and Thameslink services – in around 15 minutes. There is also a good bus service linking Stoneleigh to many other towns, including Morden at the start of the Northern Line and close to the Croydon Tramlink
- close proximity to excellent playgroups as well as nursery, primary and senior schools – all of which regularly receive good OFSTED reports
- extensive parks and enjoyable walks
- lively local shopping centre with library
- great sense of community
Comprising mainly semi-detached houses built in the 1930s and centred around Stoneleigh Broadway with its railway station and selection of shops, restaurants, Churches and recently refurbished pub, the town sits in two boroughs – the far north of the Borough of Epsom & Ewell in Surrey and in the north of the London Borough of Sutton. Letting agencies in Stoneleigh can be found to aid in property dealing. It is just a short walk from Ewell Village, Worcester Park and North Cheam, with their popular shops, pubs and restaurants and less than three miles away from the bustling Epsom town centre.
History of Stoneleigh
For lovers of history and nature, Stoneleigh has a lot to offer as it borders Nonsuch Park – and indeed in the 17th Century, the area where Stoneleigh now lies was part of the Great Park of Nonsuch Palace, a deer hunting park established by Henry VIII surrounding the former Nonsuch Palace that he had built, which was later passed on by Charles II to one of his mistresses, Barbara, Countess of Castlemaine. The park can be accessed from several parts of Stoneleigh and visitors can trace the steps of those that frequented the Tudor and Stuart Courts all those years ago, perhaps stopping for a coffee and a slice of cake in Nonsuch Park House, before admiring the gardens and their resident peacocks, or watching BMX bikers tackling the jumps and trails along the ‘Devil’s Dyke’. The park is very popular with dog walkers although there is a fenced-off area for families wishing to picnic away from any dogs. There are also several other parks in Stoneleigh that are fitted out with children’s play equipment.