10 great things to know about Virginia Water and the surrounding area

Virginia Water is one of the UK’s most exclusive and affluent areas to live, attracting many famous faces and wealthy international families.

Virginia Water’s single GU25 postcode district is verified by Land Registry sales data as the most expensive as to the value of homes nationwide. The average house price of homes in the area is just over £1million. And we’re proud to have an array of beautiful homes for sale ranging from £1million to £10million available to show you around.

If you’re thinking of moving, renting or buying, and want some home inspiration take some time to browse our properties available in Virginia Water and the surrounding areas. If you have any questions, you can also visit our award-winning website or call us on 01344 843000 and email us.

We’ve created a list of 10 great things to know about the area;

1. The Wentworth Estate, Club & Golf

Virginia Water is home to the world-famous Wentworth Estate and The Wentworth Club. A private estate of large homes with decent sized plots, many situated on private roads around the golf course, we’d be more than happy to show you around a few for sale. The Wentworth Club is home to three world-class golf courses proud to host the flagship event of the European Tour, the BMW Championship in September. The Wentworth Club also provides world class tennis and health & spa facilities.

2. Perfectly placed for commuters

Located a mere 21 miles from London, with many needing to commute to the City, Virginia Water is a great place to be, you wouldn’t know it was so close with its leafy feel, acres of woodland and stunning countryside. Taking less than an hour via direct train to commute in and out of London makes it the perfect place to be. Virginia Water is also well placed for the motorway network, sitting nicely between the M3, M4 and M25. Travel by air is also easily accessible with Farnborough, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports all in good proximity, and plenty of places to land a helicopter.

3. Private Education

There is no shortage of well acclaimed independent schools around the area should you want your child to access world leading education close to home. Here are some of the fantastic schools nearby. For just boys there is the renowned Papplewick School, Sunningdale School and St. John’s Beaumont School. For Girls; St Mary’s School, Sir William Perkins’s School, The Marist School and St George’s School. For Co-Ed; Hall Grove School, Salesian School and Gordons School. In addition, there are two international schools, ACS in Egham and TASIS in Thorpe.

4. The great outdoors

To escape the fast pace of work and life in general, a walk or jog around Virginia Lake, or a family visit to Windsor Great park or The Savill Garden is a great way to reconnect with nature and relax the mind. This area of many acres is steeped in a rich history that spans centuries, from ancient monuments to cascading waterfalls and an abundance of wildlife.

For golfers, the area is a golf heaven. Not only do we have The Wentworth Club on our doorstep, Berkshire and Surrey are home to some of the best courses in the country, from Sunningdale to Queenwood, Foxhills and The Berkshire, just to name a few.

5. Windsor Castle

Not far from your new doorstop is the Queen’s main residence. Windsor Castle has been home to British Kings and Queens for over 1,000 years. It is the largest inhabited Castle in the world. A beautiful Castle to visit, with the fantastic and famous long walk. Many Royal events take place here bringing much excitement to the area.

6. Guards Polo Club

The best place in the world to watch the fast-paced sport of polo is Guards Polo Club, situated in the heart of Windsor Great Park. It has in the past attracted crowds of over 30,000 to the Hurlingham Polo Association’s International Day (formerly known as the Cartier International). The Club has been in the forefront of supporting polo for the young it holds representative matches and tournaments for the Pony Club, Schools, Universities and young players from the armed forces. Non-members are able to dine here informally for lunch with friends, or for up to 200 people for a structured event, offering excellent views of the field of play whilst socialising.

7. Royal Ascot Racecourse

For horse enthusiasts, or those who love a good time, The Royal Ascot is the UK’s favourite flat meeting; the main event takes place annually in June and is deemed to be the country’s most prestigious event on the horse racing calendar. Well known for royal attendees, beautifully turned out guests and set in the picturesque landscape of Ascot.

8. Local 5* Hotel

Coworth Park, of the Dorchester Collection, is just around the corner offering luxury rooms, Michelin-starred dining and spa facilities, a picture-perfect wedding setting and a range of spaces for corporate or celebratory occasions. They are also the only hotel to have their own polo fields, giving visitors a chance to try a lesson, brush up on skills, or simply sip cocktails from the comfort of the spectators’ ring.

9. Shopping & Dining

The highstreets of Virginia Water, Sunningdale, Sunninghill, Ascot and Windsor cater for all tastes and needs. From coffee shops, international bakeries and stores, to high-end and high-street fashion outlets. Dining is fabulous in the area providing many gastro pubs, restaurants and hotels with fine dining.

10. Barton Wyatt

And of course, Virginia Water is the home of Barton Wyatt. We have been situated in the same office in the heart of Virginia Water since 1965. Our experienced team are here to show you around some of the best properties on the market in Virginia Water and the surrounding area. We’re experts in our field and we are proud to present to you our portfolio of properties. If you have any questions a member of our expert team would be happy to advise. You can call us on 01344 843000 or email us.


If you are thinking of moving in or out of the area, make sure you take a look at our amazing catalogue of properties for sale in Virginia Water and the surrounding areas. If you’d like to speak to someone about properties to let in Virginia Water, a member of our expert team would be happy to help. You can call us on 01344 843000 or email us. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.