Country living by the city, is it possible?

With thousands of communities travelling to London every day, many people dream of living near the countryside to get away from the hustle & bustle of city life.

When we create a new home, we look into every aspect of the building including the design, materials, external appearance and its location. These attributes makes a Millgate home exceptionally luxurious and ensure they are the most desirable places to live. Below are our locations that are surrounded by nature, but have easy access to London:

Lingfield, Surrey

This picturesque village is located in the Tandridge district of Surrey. The village provides a variety of shops, pubs, and restaurants, which are surrounded by Tudor buildings.

Nestled between the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the High Weald AONB, you couldn’t be any closer to living in the countryside.

Local Attractions

Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

With over 422 km2 of natural woodland, downland and heathland you couldn’t get any closer to nature. There are many places to explore including:

  • Box Hill
  • Newlands Corner
  • Frensham Ponds
  • Leith Hill
  • Reigate Hill

High Weald Area if Outstanding Natural Beauty

Known as one of England’s finest landscapes, High Weald covers 1461 km2 of wooded rolling hills, sandstone outcrop, scattered farmsteads, and ancient route ways. There are many activities to do in the area such as walking, cycling and exploring the nature reserves.

Lingfield Park Resort

Lingfield is most famously known for its Racecourse at Lingfield Park. The 450 acre estate hosts a large number of horse racing, live music, and family events for everyone to enjoy. Lingfield Park Resort also has a 4 star hotel, golf course, and spa.

British Wildlife Centre

The British Wildlife Centre has a large variety of native wildlife in Britain with over 40 different species from harvest mice to the magnificent red deer.

The Ancient Yew Tree

Thought to be around 4,000 years old, this ancient tree could be the oldest in the country. In 1820 villagers hollowed out the bole of the tree, where you can still see the original workings.

Proximity to the city

With so many parks and forests nearby, it’s easy to presume that Lingfield is far away from London. In fact, it only takes an hour to get to the city from the village train station*. Located to the South of London, Lingfield is the perfect place to live for commuters who want to get away from the city buzz after a busy day at work.

Move to Lingfield in these luxurious homes at Highfield

Surrounded by stunning scenery and close to the village, Highfield offers a mixture of luxurious semi-detached and detached properties for sale. These 3 & 5 bedroom homes provide 1,703 to 4,236 sq ft of sumptuous living space, with views out to the surrounding countryside.

With part exchange available on selected properties and a 10 year NHBC warranty, Highfield is becoming one of the most popular developments to live in the area.

These houses have now been sold, to see our new developments, please click on the link below:

New Homes

If you would like to view these magnificent properties, our show home is open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm. To book an appointment to view, please contact our marketing suite on 01342 393039 or via email on

Ascot, Berkshire

There are so many reasons why the royal town of Ascot is a great place to live. The town’s location is perfect for London commuters and there are many famous places of interest nearby.

Local Attractions

Ascot Racecourse

Ascot Racecourse is one of the most famous racecourses in the world. The prestigious venue draws in over 300,000 people every year with a whole host of events and race meetings.

Virginia Water Lake

Virginia Water Lakes offers a perfect place to relax. With its natural lakes and abundance of wildlife, Virginia Water defines nature with its cascading waterfalls, ancient monuments and woodland.

Swinley Forest

Less than 3 miles from Ascot is the stunning Swinley Forest. The forest is around 2,700 acres in size, providing a significant area of countryside for the public. There are many activities for all ages with The Look Out Discovery Centre, Go Ape and Swinley Bike Hub.

Windsor Great Park & Windsor Castle

Windsor is a wonderful place to visit in Berkshire. The castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, and has been the home to Britain’s kings and queens for almost 1,000 years.
You can catch some spectacular views of the Castle from Windsor Great Park, which covers 2,020 hectares of natural woodland, and a deer park.

Proximity to the city

With an abundance of useful travel links, you can arrive in London within 1 hour from Ascot Station*. There are also some useful bus routes from Ascot to London, with the 702 & 703 Green Line. By car, it can take up to 1 hour 20 minutes to get into the city*.

Move into a Millgate Home in Ascot

Millgate is delighted to show a stunning variety of new homes in Ascot:


Kingswood is an exclusive collection of luxury detached and semi-detached homes, which offer a rare opportunity to enjoy a tranquil, leafy setting, moments from the centre of Ascot and within easy reach of the towns’ commuter routes.

Also available at this development are luxury 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. These beautiful homes boast open plan living, filled with natural light, which also benefit from allocated secure basement parking.

If you are interested in viewing these new homes in Ascot, the show homes are now open 7 days a week. Alternatively, you can call us on 01344 870 325 to register your interest.

The White House

Set within the Englemere Estate’s 12 acres of stunning landscaped grounds, The White House is positioned in one of the most sought-after locations in Ascot. These beautiful apartments have now been sold, but if you would like to see our new developments, please click here.

Pangbourne, Berkshire

The charming village of Pangbourne is nestled next to the River Thames in Berkshire. With so many natural sites to explore, Pangbourne is a popular area for families.

Local Attractions

Basildon Park

This stunning Georgian House is surrounded by 400 acres of parkland, filled with trails, woodland, and wild flowers. There are plenty of things to see and do at Basildon Park, with the National Trust hosting a variety of events.

National Thames Pathway

This beautiful trail is the perfect way to explore the River Thames. The Pathway stretches for 184 miles passing through historic towns and cities such as Henley, Marlow, Maidenhead, and Windsor to name a few. The riverside is easily accessible from Pangbourne, where you will be able to see the peaceful water rich meadows abundant with wildlife.

Beale Wildlife Park and Gardens

With a miniature train, play areas, and gardens, Beale Park is the perfect day out for families an friends. The Wildlife Park also has a collection of small exotic animals, farm animals, and birds.

Moor Copse Nature Reserve

Moor Copse consists of 65 hectares of tranquil woodland, surrounded by meadows and pastures. Throughout the year you will be able to see blankets of woodland flowers, a vast variety of butterflies, dragonflies and other British wildlife.

Proximity to the city

Pangbourne benefits from some excellent transport links. From Pangbourne station, it can take up to 50 minutes to arrive at London Paddington*. Reading train station is also nearby, which has many links across the country. The 143-bus service takes around 10 minutes to arrive in Reading*.

Discover our delightful collection of houses close to Pangbourne village

Millgate has recently launched Breedon Place, a delightful collection of detached and semi-

detached houses close to Pangbourne Village. These homes provide far-reaching views of the countryside and generous super rooms for family living and entertaining.

Please call 01184 300 043 if you would like to view the new homes at Breedon Place.

It’s easy to see that country living close to the city is possible in a Millgate home. We have a dedicated land and planning team who select new development opportunities in the most sought after locations in the South of England.

If you are interested in viewing our collection of developments, please click on the link below:

Latest Developments

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