Living in Dorking
Dorking is a bustling old market town located in the Surrey Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) approximately 22 miles to the South of London, 14 miles East of Guildford and 6 miles to the West of Reigate.
There are a range of high quality shops, boutiques, eclectic vintage shops, weekly market, artisan cafes, restaurants, bars and a thriving antiques centre. Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose supermarkets are complemented by a small open-air shopping centre, St Martin's Walk. There is also an excellent leisure centre with swimming pool as well as the Dorking Halls theatre/cinema complex.
There are excellent road links to London and the coast with the M25 approximately 6 miles to the North.
Three rail stations provide services North to London, South to the coast and East to Gatwick and West to Guildford.
Dorking Deepdene http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/DPD/details.html
The area is well served by good state and independent schools all within a two mile radius. For the most up to date information please refer to the Surrey County Council Website:
In addition Rightmove offer a schools checker facility on their website http://www.rightmove.co.uk/schools.html
Dorking offers some of the best walking, cycling and riding countryside in the South East including nearby beauty spots of Ranmore Common, Box Hill, The Nower, Leith Hill and Denbies Vineyard, the largest vineyard in England.
White & Sons have been an independent estate agent since 1817 when the firm was established in Dorking by James White, an auctioneer and property agent. We moved from 18 High Street to 104 High Street in 1938, where we have been trading ever since. We have deep roots in the Dorking community and frequently support local events.
Since 1817 we have developed our range of dedicated professional services, today we have specialist departments covering agricultural service, land and new homes, block management, commercial services and planning services.
Whether you are buying, selling or renting in Dorking, Westcott, Newdigate, Brockham, Abinger, Ranmore, Westhumble, Betchworth and Coldharbour trust in the value of experience.
This ‘journey’ to rent out the cottage has been a good and satisfying experience for me. Thanks to you and Libby for all your professional help, advice and friendliness and seeing the property’s potential!"
Thank you for your patience and professionalism in facilitating the sale of my shared ownership property, in what proved to be a drawn-out, complex and frustrating transaction. I would certainly recommend White & Sons as a knowledgeable, friendly and trustworthy estate agency.."
Thank you to all at White & Sons - it has been a long slog for me to reach this point. You have guided me through many houses with patience and encouragement"
Over the years we have bought and sold many properties and I can say hand on heart, that you and the team at White and Sons, have far exceeded my expectations. No other agency I have encountered are a patch on yourselves."
Thank you so much for coming round today and sending us the evaluation. We really appreciated your time today and it was lovely to meet you. You were so helpful, professional and personable. We would recommend anyone wanting to sell their property to contact White and Sons and to ask for you."