Sunningdale is located in Berkshire but is very close to the Surrey border. It was originally part of the county of Surrey and known as Old Windsor up until 1894. Today, just like neighbouring Ascot and Sunninghill, Sunningdale is championed for its avenues lined with trees, shrubs and rhododendrons.
The beautiful green surroundings of Sunningdale are further expanded by the world-class golf courses at Sunningdale and Wentworth, and both Windsor Great Park and Virginia Water are just a stone’s throw away.
Getting Around Sunningdale
Just south of Sunningdale is the M3, providing access up to London and the M25, or southerly to Southampton. Those who prefer to commute by car are within easy reach of Woking, Bracknell, Camberley and Chertsey.
Sunningdale has a small railway station comprising of two platforms. The average off-peak timetable consists of two trains per hour to London Waterloo and two trains per hour to Reading. Other locations can be reached by changing services at Ascot.
Education in Sunningdale
Those who move to Sunningdale will notice that there is a large expat community. The American Community School in Egham and TASIS (The American School in England) in Thorpe see a lot of families, particularly from the USA, living in Sunningdale.
Given the prestigious nature of the area, it is also a popular place to live for those with children attending Eton, Harrow, Charterhouse and Wellington. There is also a number of independent schools local to Sunningdale, as well as state-run schools too.