There are several primary schools in the Ash area and the highly reputed Ash Manor Secondary School and Specialist Technology College is located in Manor Road. The village centre benefits from various local amenities including a small supermarket and the well known Vale Furnishers which now has a 32,000 square foot showroom making it one of the largest furniture stores in the south of England. For further information about Ash and the surrounding area, or to enquire about property for sale or to rent in Ash please contact the local office: Ash Vale Office 01252 353030 or email@example.com, Lettings 01522 514000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The village of Ash is well positioned for easy access to the A331 which links to the M3 motorway and is convenient for the local railway station servicing Guildford and Reading. The village is the ‘centre’ of the Ash Parish which also incorporates adjoining villages Ash Vale and Ash Green.
Many local residents enjoy the semi rural location and can take advantage of the tranquil Basingstoke Canal which is great for walking and jogging. Following the canal North takes the walker towards Frimley, past the lakes and fisheries where herons can often be spotted. Alternatively the far reaching views from the Ash Ranges can be enjoyed. The Ash Ranges is a vast area (2439 acres) of open heath land and woodlands to the East of Ash Vale. This MOD land is used for military training but is also a wildlife haven for rare plants, invertebrate and reptile species. Civilian access is permissible when red flags are not flying making it a pleasant area for walking and organised activities such as shooting.