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Welcome to Caterham

Offering a blend of accessibility, local amenities, and transportation options, with seamless access to the M25 Caterham is surrounded by scenic countryside, it's a favoured destination for families seeking the best of both worlds.

The town of Caterham is situated to the south of Croydon and is set amidst the beauty of the Surrey countryside making it a popular location for commuters with its convenient rail service located within Zone 6 with a direct line into London Bridge via East Croydon.  The close proximity to Junction 6 of the M25 provides easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow airports, as well as the South Coast.

Caterham is a popular place for families due to the excellent nursery, primary and secondary schools, in both the private and state sectors including renowned Caterham School, an Independent co-educational with day and boarding facilities.


Caterham is incredibly well served with exceptional leisure facilities with De Stafford Sport centre and its well-equipped gym, sports courts and full sized swimming pool.   The Arc Community Space with its popular Soft Play, Bistro and extensive programme of arts and education workshops plus a choice of parks, open spaces, and a range of sporting opportunities such as youth football teams, rugby and cricket clubs.  There are also several golf clubs nearby including the award-winning Surrey National in neighbouring Chaldon.

Caterham has several churches including The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Caterham Baptist Church, Caterham United Reformed Church and St Lawrences Ancient Church which dates back to AD 1095.

Caterham is brimming with local events throughout the year. Caterham Festival runs throughout the summer months and includes the celebrated Caterham Food Festival, the Waller Pain charity cycle event, Caterham and District Horticultural Society Spring Show, the annual Caterham Street Party, Carnival and the Last Night of the Festival Proms.   

Caterham even has its own theatre, The Miller Centre, which presents a full programme of excellent plays and shows throughout the year. The Soper Hall is yet another venue for local events and hosts the regular Caterham Comedy Club (which has been known to see some fairly big names in the comedy world grace the stage!)

There really is always something to do!


One of Caterham’s charms is its proximity to the countryside but the town also has a metropolitan feel with an array of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. The Church Walk Shopping Centre and High Street provides a range of retail chains, as well as independent retailers.  

Caterham has a total of three large supermarkets, Morrisons, Waitrose and Tesco, as well as several smaller outlets such as Michael Lord, an independent family run butchers.

For a small town Caterham also had a wide selection of shops.  From high street chains WH Smiths, Holland & Barrett & Card Factory to delightful independent shops such as the delightful Lost Sheep gift shop and tea room.

For food and drink you are spoilt for choice.  With several pubs and many restaurants serving a vast range of cuisines whatever your tastes; Thai, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Pan Asian, Japanese -  Caterham has it all!


Caterham is divided into two parts, known locally as Caterham Valley and Caterham-on-the-hill.  The station and main shopping centre are located in the Valley whereas the Sports centre and High Street can be found ‘on the hill’.  

Caterham has an interesting history being a former army town. The barracks was built as a depot for the Foot Guards regiments in 1877 and became the largest army depot of the Victorian age.  For over a century the Guards Depot played a major part in military history.  Thousands of Grenadiers, Coldstream, Irish and Welsh Guardsmen passed through on their way to various regiments.  The barracks eventually closed in 1995 and was later developed by Linden Homes into a new residential area known as ‘The Village’.  Many of the original buildings were retained and sympathetically converted into family homes.

Caterham is also the original home of the famous Caterham Seven sports car which had a presence in the town from its inception in 1973 up until 2013.

A trip to the East Surrey Museum, located at the bottom of Church Hill in Caterham Valley, is a great way to learn more about the fascinating history of the town and surrounding areas.

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4 bed semi-detached house for sale in Slines Oak Road, Caterham, CR3
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4 bed semi-detached house for sale in Slines Oak Road, Woldingham, CR3 Guide Price £650,000
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Situated within the centre of Woldingham Village, this 3/4 bedroom, 1930's semi detached property benefits from a brand new roof as well as a downstairs bedroom which could be opened up to create a large kitchen/breakfast room if required. Homeleigh...

2 bed semi-detached house for sale in Godstone Road, Caterham, CR3
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2 bed semi-detached house for sale in Godstone Road, Caterham, CR3 Offers in Excess of £400,000
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Located within close proximity to Caterham Town Centre’s transport links and amenities, is this stunningly presented, two-bedroom semi-detached home. Following a complete recent refurbishment, a new buyer can truly unpack their belongings and start...

3 bed semi-detached house for sale in Clare Court, Caterham, CR3
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3 bed semi-detached house for sale in Clare Court, Woldingham, CR3 Offers in Excess of £475,000
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The property has been the subject to extensive upgrading by the current owners, who are reluctantly selling due to job relocation. The property has recently been fitted with quality double glazing UPVC windows throughout, the spacious entrance hall...

3 bed to rent in Underwood Road, Caterham, CR3
3 bed to rent in Underwood Road, CR3 £3,000 pcm
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An attractive and unique three bedroom detached family home boasting lots of attractive character features; English Oak stair case and Godstone Stone walls. The property is set in a quiet location yet within a 10 minute walk from Caterham train...

2 bed to rent in High Street, Caterham, CR3
2 bed to rent in High Street, Caterham £1,150 pcm
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A spacious top floor two double bedroom flat situated on Caterham on the Hill close to local shops and Caterham Town Centre and Caterham Railway station. Accommodation consists of good size lounge with sky connection, two good size double bedrooms,...

2 bed to rent in Croydon Road, Caterham, CR3
2 bed to rent in Croydon Road, CR3 £1,550 pcm
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A modern two double bed two bathroom luxury apartment with exceptional interior design and quality of finish. The property is located in the centre of Caterham a short walk to Caterham train station, shops, restaurants and facilities. The property...

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Our general office opening times are as follows:

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
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