Binscombe is situated in the Surrey Hills, the surrounding countryside being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and popular for all forms of outdoor recreation.
The village is about 1 mile from the A3 (London 30 miles, Portsmouth 40 miles), and nearby Farncombe station gives access to London Waterloo in 40 minutes, Portsmouth 1 hour.
Binscombe is a suburb of Godalming – in Waverley Borough – situated about 1.5 miles from the town centre and 3 miles from Guildford. With its neighbouring village of Farncombe, it makes up the residential area to the north of Godalming. The original village lies along Binscombe Lane, centred around the farm and a few other old cottages dating from the late 18th century. However, unlike Farncombe which expanded rapidly during Victorian and Edwardian times, the main growth in Binscombe took place after World War II with the building of a large local authority estate and also in the 1970s with further expansion to the north towards the B3000 Peasmarsh-Compton road. Much of the council-built property is now privately owned. This area is occupied by a mix of young families, retired people and singles. Binscombe Church is placed right in the middle of the estate.
There is a good choice of schools in the area. A green with a small playground is near the centre of the estate and a large area of open common is situated on the Godalming side of the village.
The Binscombe Medical Centre has 6 GPs plus nursing and ancillary staff. There are 3 convenience stores with extended opening hours, plus a few other shops, including hairdressers and an Indian Restaurant. There is a dental surgery and an ATM.
Farncombe centre is about 10 minutes’ walk and has a wider range of shops including a pharmacy and post office, plus a swimming pool with gym and other leisure facilities. Godalming is about 20 minutes on foot and is adequate for most shopping, while Guildford (5 minutes from Farncombe by train) has a wide range of facilities including sports centre, theatre, cinema as well as being a major shopping centre.