Still in touch... but more peaceful.
For those wanting to stay connected, but still enjoy a somewhat quieter lifestyle there is the lovely area around Walton-on-Thames. With a new bridge over the river (opened in 2013) and an improved traffic layout system, the town and surrounding areas are easier to navigate. Regular links into the City and Canary Wharf are only 26 minutes away through London Waterloo.
Heathrow airport is just 9 miles away and both the M25 and A3 within a short drive making it the perfect town from which to commute in any direction.
The addition of The Heart Shopping Centre and accompanying executive apartments are also a great boon. Passers through are always delighted by the beautiful cars on display at the Alfa Romeo and Aston Martin dealership, HWM.
The river Thames also offers a wide range of activities including rowing, canoeing, kayaking, skiffing, punting and sailing. There are also several great schools within a commutable time such as Bishop Wand, Rydens School and others.
Walton-on-Thames properties are also of a unique and practical, with many roads just a short walk from amenities and the nearby river Thames.
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After studying building construction, Elliott began his estate agency career after a chance conversation with an old school friend in late 1995. The dot.com boom lured him away for a brief two years spell into IT recruitment, only to return to the industry in 2001 after realising the grass isn’t always greener!
Elliott joined AM in Weybridge in 2008 after 11 years working in the Woking property market for a couple of independent estate agents. He reopened the Walton on Thames branch in 2010 as Sales Manager after its impressive remodelling.
“Walton is still relatively unknown when compared to the likes Weybridge and Kingston, and yet the town boasts the River Thames, a great modern shopping centre, trains to London Waterloo in under 30 minutes and an excellent leisure centre, so what’s not to like about working here? It’s a vibrant small town with great facilities and we are always inundated with buyers moving out of London, looking for their first family home.”
In his own time, Elliott likes to get out of town with his wife and son and soak up the country air, either walking or mountain biking.
Educated at Box Hill School in Surrey, Charlie initially went straight into the insurance industry following his education eventually moving on to start his career in property in 2010. Following a very successful three years in the Walton on Thames office, including receiving the Employee of the Year award in his first year with Aston Mead, he was promoted to Lettings Manager in 2013.
Charlie is a keen traveller and spends a lot of time over in Spain visiting his family who live there. He is also an active golfer, skier and fitness enthusiast who is a qualified personal trainer and ski instructor. His favourite place to go in the Walton on Thames area is The Anglers pub by the river where there is a great atmosphere and fantastic views of the river Thames.
Meet the Walton-On-Thames team
Back Row: Sales: Elliott Lester, Lettings: Rebecca Percival, Charlie JohnsonFront Row: Sales: William Gladstone-New, Phillip Markham Lettings: Jack Merchant