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Buying a first home is one of life’s biggest milestones. There’s paperwork, mortgages, solicitors, and the house hunt itself– not to mention the budget. How do you even begin?

Cala’s guide to buying your first new build home as well as a handy step-by-step guide to buying any house is here to help. It allows buyers, whether you’re experienced or first-timers, to stay informed of the processes and feel confident in your house hunt.

Now you’re quite equipped to buy your first home. But where will it be?

Finding a high-quality built home in the perfect location that will keep you close to work, your favourite things to do and good education for the future can seem difficult. However, St Peter’s Quarter in Chertsey has it all…


Located in an historic market town in Surrey whilst still well connected to urban centres, Chertsey offers some of the best parts of British countryside life with all the perks of city living. That means whether it’s outdoor beauty, exercise or evening drinks on the wish list, you’ll be living the dream at St Peter’s Quarter.

Nestled on the River Thames and adjacent to 57 acres of woodland in Homewood Park, green spaces and water are on your doorstep, allowing you to make the most of riverside paths, nature trails and the wildlife meadows of Chertsey Meads close by. Perfect whether you want to enjoy nature alone, or with a loved one. Not only limited to people – take the dog on a walk too! They’ll surely enjoy the lush, vast fields.   

Things to do

Whether it’s shopping, culinary treats or thrill-seeking adventures, you won’t be short on things to do in Chertsey.

The Farm Shop Lyne, local butchers and Squires Garden Centre will cater to any needs for local produce, whilst Two Rivers and Elmsleigh shopping centres in Staines, only 5 miles away, are perfect for a day of shopping or to catch a movie..

Foodies will also be spoilt for choice with a wide variety of restaurants based locally as well as those in neighbouring towns and London.

Plus, those who are known to be adrenaline junkies can get the blood rushing with a trip to Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures or the Big Hat Bushcamp Experience

Alternatively, you can take things a little slower with the tranquillity of Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park or Foxhills Golf and Spa Country Club – perfect for a day of relaxation!

Football, cricket and other sports clubs are all also within reach, providing opportunities to mix and convene with other residents in Chertsey.


By car or by train, St Peter’s Quarter is well connected to get you where you need to be.

A mile from Junction 11 onto the M25, 15 minutes from London Heathrow and less than an hour commute to London Waterloo by train, you’re well placed for business and pleasure. Work from home and make the most of the outdoors during your free time, or head into the office for some afterwork drinks or a night out with friends. The choice is yours.


Some might prefer to have a pet first. But if children are on the horizon, there are excellent options for education in Chertsey and nearby.

Rest assured that you’re securing your little one’s future at either of Meadowcroft Community Infant School, Pyrcroft Grange Primary School, Lyne & Longcross CofE Aided Primary School and Salesian School which all display ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ Ofsted status. For further academic opportunities, there is also the private school Sir William Perkin’s School nearby.


Unsurprisingly, the most important part of the house hunt and trade-off is the house itself. In a new build Cala home at St Peter’s Quarter in Chertsey, you’ll find premium quality building and finishing inside and out that will serve a first-time buyer perfectly.

Fitted with integrated kitchen appliances, fitted wardrobes, flooring and carpets throughout all properties, you can move into your new home with the peace of mind that you have only the furniture to worry about.

What’s more, double-glazed windows, efficient boilers, water-saving systems and quality insulation are all also standard to these homes and are helpful in tacking energy consumption and a more affordable lifestyle.

Explore our full list of benefits of buying a new build home with Cala.

Welcome home to Chertsey

A brand-new home in Surrey that’s ready-to-go with appliances and finishes, environmentally-conscious technology and within reach of work, shops, the outdoors and your favourite hobbies. What else do you need?

For more information on an exclusive collection of 1 & 2 bed apartments and 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom houses, visit our St Peter's Quarter page.

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