cHeadley is a small village located in Surrey’s North Downs. Many travel to Headley to visit Headley Heath, a National Trust site with walks through heathland, woodland and chalk downland. The village itself is quintessentially British and what man envisage when they picture a location in Surrey. Boasting some incredible period homes and an idyllic semi-rural location, Headley is a very desirable place to live.
Amenities and Schools in Headley
Headley has a great community feel and the majority of village life takes place around the local shop, village hall, pub and church. For the weekly shop, there is a Waitrose in Leatherhead, a Budgens in Tadworth and a large Asda in Burgh Heath.
There are a number of public schools in Leatherhead, Ashtead, Mickleham and Dorking. However, some children attend the popular private schools in the area. These include; St John’s (Leatherhead), City of London Freemen’s and Downsend School (both Ashtead).
Getting To and From Headley
Despite Headley not having its own train station, there are four within a 10-minute drive of the village. Betchworth is the nearest and has one train every two hours between Reading and Redhill. Tadworth station has a more regular service, with two trains to London Bridge and two to Tattenham Corner per hour. Boxhill & Westhumble railway station boasts seven trains per hour to Leatherhead, Epsom, Sutton, Clapham Junction, London Victoria, Holmwood and Horsham.
Leatherhead is the best served railway station. Southern run four trains per hour, two to Dorking and two to London Victoria. South West Trains supply the rest; four services to London Waterloo, two to Dorking and two to Guildford.
There is a surprising amount of local buses that serve Headley considering its size. This makes getting to the various railway stations easy if you don’t have a car. Road links are strong, with the M25 running east of the village and access provided at Juncton 9 in Leatherhead. The A24, which runs into London and down to Horsham, is just 5 minutes west.