Medieval market meets modern convenience on Godalming High Street

You would expect a such a place to be relatively quiet, but Godalming high street lives up to its history as a thriving market town.

Shanly Homes is currently building its first development in Godalming, based in a prominent position on Brighton Road. Amber Lodge will be a luxury collection of 14 one and two bedroom apartments featuring open-plan living and private parking to each home, with Help To Buy loans available.

Shanly Homes is an award-winning developer with over 50 years' experience of building new homes in the south-east. They are committed to developing homes with high quality specification, as well as architecturally innovative design, and have previously won a Surrey Property award for Best New Apartment Development for their Cricketer's View site in neighbouring Guildford. More recently, they have recently released the last phase of properties at Oaks Meadow in nearby West End, an ambitious development that features over 100 properties.

Amber Lodge is located in a perfect position, just a five-minute walk away from the high street. The high street itself is steeped in medieval history, having originally been granted the right to hold a weekly market and annual fair within the town by King Edward I in a charter dated 7th June 1300 to the Bishop of Salisbury.

Before you head into your first shop of the day, you will likely spend some time absorbing the beauty of the place. It is a wonderful experience to stroll past ancient brickwork buildings, colonnades and archways, set beside timber beams and cobbled stone pathways.

In terms of shops, the high street offers an ideal selection of all the food, fashion and conveniences you could wish for. There are plenty of restaurants and cafés to choose from, including Côte Brasserie, The Cellar, Café Mila and Firenze.

For more hearty fare, pop into the local Wetherspoons, named after the radio operator of the Titanic, Jack Phillips, who is famed for remaining at his post while the ship sank. Jack is also honoured by a nearby section of Godalming Museum, a memorial fountain, as well as a cloister and garden walk near the church.

For your fashion needs, head into boutique shops such as Hello Lovely Fashion and Mistral or visit jewellers such as Sans Frontieres and local favourite Merlins. The high street also has also the practical conveniences you could need, such as Waitrose, Robert Dyas, WH Smith, and banks such as Natwest, HSBC and Lloyds.

The town also hosts the occasional visiting French and Italian markets, as well as the hotly anticipated Godalming Food Festival each July.

Amber Lodge is set to launch this summer. Make sure you register your interest online to be the first to receive any updates on our launch event, as well as prices and any other information.

We look forward to welcoming you to Amber Lodge this summer.