Wispers Park lies at the heart of 25 acres of mature parkland in the secluded Surrey countryside, situated between Keffold’s Copse and Coombswell Copse, near Weydown Common, on the edge of the bustling Surrey town of Haslemere. The site is close to the borders of both Hampshire and West Sussex, with much of the surrounding woodland and heathland in the care of the National Trust.
Although it is set in a secluded location, Wispers Park is still only a short train ride or drive from London. Nearby towns and villages that offer a wide range of shopping, dining and culture include Guildford to the north, Haslemere and Midhurst to the south, and Liphook to the west.
Haslemere is a quaint and charming market town, steeped in history and the perfect place to shop, dine or stay a while and explore the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Its High Street is wide because of its use as a cattle market before the 1920s and characterises the heart of Haslemere, with the Town Hall standing at its southern end. The White Horse and The Swan Inn are the two public houses along the main street. Along the High Street, West Street and Charter Walk are a mix of shops (mostly independent), restaurants, cafes, banks and estate agents. In 2009 a Waitrose opened in the town centre replacing the previous Somerfield supermarket.
Haslemere has a concert hall known as Haslemere Hall. Located on Bridge Road, just off West Street, the hall can seat 340 people and is used regularly as a theatre, a concert venue and as a cinema. Performances are held by local theatre groups including the Haslemere Thespians, the Haslemere Theatrical Society and the Haslemere Players. Haslemere Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by James Ross, also hold performances and there are popular music concerts. Films are shown shortly after their general release.
To the west of the High Street, separated from it by the railway station is an area known as Wey Hill. Here, there are further banks, public houses, shops (again, mostly independent), restaurants and takeaways. The town library is in Wey Hill and so are two further supermarkets, a Tesco and a Coop.
Haslemere rail station, a 10-minute drive from Wispers Park, is on the main Portsmouth direct line and operates four trains every hour into London Waterloo, two of which are express services. This is considered to be among one of the best rail services per head of population in the UK. Journey time is 50 minutes.
The major road link between London and Portsmouth, the A3, is a few miles to the west. Portsmouth is 33 miles south while, heading north, Guildford is only 14 miles, and central London is a 45 miles drive. Bus services from Haslemere run to Guildford, Godalming, Aldershot, Farnham, Chichester and Bognor Regis, with local services operating around the town and to neighbouring villages.