FRIMLEY is too modern to call itself a village. It is a one-high-street sort of a place, with all the basics and is particularly valued for its good schools. Most of the housing is contained on three large estates. Paddock Hill, for example, was built over a decade ago and offers one-bedroom maisonettes at £148,000, three-bedroom semis at £220,000 and Tudor-style four- and five-bedroom houses at £400,000 or more. A lively young population entertains itself at Bagshot’s nightclub or at Basingstoke’s bowling alley, ice rink and cinema, 20 minutes’ drive down the M3. Five minutes from the centre is Frimley Green, which has a very old heart. The roads off the green have a mix of houses built in the Thirties, Seventies and Eighties. Houses with a country feel on the Guildford Road cost £600,000 up to £1m but you can pay much more for a period piece. Commuter parking is limited but most people either walk to the station or drive instead to Farnborough, whence the direct line to Waterloo takes under 40 minutes.