Nutfield is a picturesque village in Surrey, surrounded by countryside and woodland, it provides a scenic and peaceful setting. Well known for its rich history and convenient location, it is a popular town for those fortunate enough to call it home.


Nutfield has a rich history that dates back several centuries. The name, Nutfield, is thought to have come from “New Field”, indicating the clearing of land for farming purposes. Areas around Nutfield have been inhabited for thousands of years, with evidence that it was home to settles in the Bronze Age. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it is referred to as “Nutelefelle”, and during the medieval period was predominantly an agricultural town, with lands likely held by local lords or the church.

The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul is a historic church that dates back to the 13th century, with architectural styles including Norman and Gothic elements.

During the 19th century, Nutfield changed dramatically as the arrival of the railway drove changes across many local villages and towns. This also resulted in the construction of many elegant Victorian homes and buildings that you can see today, and Nutfield has many period properties, picturesque cottages and modern residences.

Location and Transport

Nutfield balances a scenic rural setting without sacrificing accessibility. It is located near Redhill which has great transport links, particularly by rail, and is also close to the M25. Nutfield does also have its own train station.

Local Amenities

Nutfield has a selection of smaller shops and services, with a wider range of amenities available in Redhill and Reigate, which have a vast and diverse range of shops, restaurants and other services available.

Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa is set in a stunning Victorian mansion and offers spa tratments, a health club and beautiful surroundings, leaving it the perfect place to unwind.

If you enjoy a peaceful stroll, Nutfield March and Common provides natural areas for scenic walking and wildlife watching opportunities.

The popular Priory Farm Estate is also just around the corner, with activities for children such as the Discovery Trail, or at Halloween you can take a tractor ride to pick you own pumpkin. It also has a lovely garden centre and café, as well as a farm shop which is well stocked with a range of local produce.

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