About Sanderstead

Sanderstead is a residential village set in the North Downs. It is located close to Warlingham in the Surrey Hills and is within easy reach of Croydon and central London, making it a desirable place to live for commuters and families alike.

It boasts all the ingredients of a traditional country village with a pretty pond and grassy area, known locally as ‘The Gruffy,’ which are overlooked by All Saints church, dating back to the 13th century. There is the convenience of several local shopping parades providing a range of independent shops and services as well as a Waitrose supermarket.

Sanderstead is an ideal choice for commuters, with its leafy residential roads, yet excellent travel links directly into London Victoria and London Bridge from Sanderstead and Purley Oaks mainline stations. Nearby tram links are available at Lloyd Park to Croydon and Sanderstead’s proximity to the M25/M23 offers easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the south coast.

There are many renowned schools in the vicinity, in both the private and state sectors, including Ridgeway and Atwood Primary schools, Riddlesdown Collegiate, Whitgift, Trinity, Royal Russell, Croydon High and Croham Hurst. There is an abundance of sports clubs, for all ages, offering rugby, football, cricket, tennis, hockey, as well as golf clubs at Purley Downs and Croham Hurst. The surrounding countryside offers places of special interest with Selsdon Nature Reserve, Farthing Downs and several woods for walking.