|Grayshott is a safe and peaceful village and, with a population of around 2,500 and a thriving commercial centre, it has a great sense of community, and so is the perfect place to both live and work. It is also well positioned for commuters being within easy reach of the south coast, M25 and London and having good rail links from neighbouring Haslemere & Liphook
Grayshott is represented by Grayshott Parish Council and East Hampshire District Councillor Ferris Cowper and Grayshott Society was established in 2006 to protect and enhance Grayshott and the surrounding countryside, by encouraging the interest and support of residents.
Grayshott has recently been awarded Best Village for Business in the Community 2008. Grayshott was previously awarded the title of "Best Village in East Hampshire" in 2007 and has also been awarded the title of "Best Village in Hampshire" in 2002 and also in 2005 when Grayshott was also chosen to host the award ceremony Following the Hampshire awards Grayshott was entered into the national village awards and additionally presented with the prestigious award for "Best Village for Business in the Community in England & Wales" by HRH Princess Anne at a London ceremony in 2002 and then in 2005 for "Best Village for Business in the Community in South England" by no lesser celebrity than Alan Titmarsh.
Grayshott is also famous for its Potteries and Spa and having been the home of Sir Robert Hunter who founded the National Trust is fortunate to still be surrounded by beautiful unpoilt countryside with beauty spots Waggoners Wells, Ludshott Common and the Devil's Punchbowl all within easy walking distance
This rural village has a thriving business community which is split between many shops, services and organisations. These are assisted by the Buy in Grayshott (BIG) campaign and the village website grayshott.com which maintains a comprehensive directory of shops, services, organisations and clubs & societies. BIG produces the biennial BIG Directory and has commisioned the Grayshott Village Map
There is a lively social scene in Grayshott with the Fox & Pelican pub at the centre and the Social Club and Royal British Legion all offering a place to relax and enjoy a drink with friends and family. A good choice of excellent restaurants offers chinese, indian, nepalese and turkish cuisine and there is an excellent family menu at the Fox & Pelican which has a large beer garden with a childrens play area.
St. Luke's Church is set in the heart of the village and has been the venu chosen for the classical "Grayshott Concerts" although their open air operas "Barber of Seville" in 2007 and Madama Butterfly in 2008 were performed a stones throw away at Grayshott Primary School.
Also in the village centre are the square which is soon to be refurbished under the care of the Grayshott Square Group, two village greens, a sportsground and two allotments under the care of Grayshott Parish Council. Lyndon Green with childrens playground, and the larger Village Green, bearing the millennium sculpture, both play host to the fabulous annual "Sunday Funday" organised by the Party in Grayshott (PIG) team who also put on a spring pantomime. The sportsground with pavilion known locally as "The Rec" is home to the Grayshott Cricket and Football clubs, a second childrens playground, skatepark and is the exciting scene of the annual fireworks night also organised by PIG known as the Pyrotechnics in Grayshott.
More first rate sporting facilities are to be found at the nearby Herons and Edge leisure centres, with the successful Haslemere rugby and hockey clubs and at Grayshott Spa. There are numerous golf courses in the area and a golf driving range and two golf societies GGS and GOGGS in the village itself.
Educationally, children are well catered for with Grayshott based Little Sunflowers and PK Pre-schools, Grayshott Primary School and private schools Amesbury, St. Edmunds, The Royal School just around the corner, and Bohunt Community School and Woolmer Hill School within easy reach.
The 1st Grayshott Scouts with cubs and beavers celebrated their centenary in 2007. The brownies and a youth group are all based at the Scout "Jubilee Hut" Also celebrating 100 years in Grayshott in 2007 with their open day were Grayshott Fire & Rescue who have published a commemorative book.
There are far too many clubs and organisations to mention them individually here but the Grayshott Gardeners which hold the bi-annual Hidden Gardens event, Movies in Grayshott who show films at the Village Hall which is also home to The Grayshott Stagers who recently performed "Cowardy Custard" , the Flower Club and Arthritis Care are just a few examples of the vibrant and interesting pastimes and creative and caring opportunities on offer, for young and old, in the wonderful village of Grayshott.
This page was last updated on 5th January 2009. Should you have any queries about this website or Grayshott please contact Peter Hatch on 07855519644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org