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.
I'm very pleased. I have also felt very happy with the whole process of renting my cottage and would like to thank everyone involved for making the experience a positive one."
Special thanks to Philip Dale from White & Sons who was professional and extremely helpful. Philip kept us updated throughout, and this made the selling process so much easier!"
Very impressed with the friendly and professional service provided by Becky and other staff members. Calls and emails were responded to promptly and the whole process went smoothly from my offer being accepted to completion."
Very good communication with all staff, able to sort different issues at the property."
All at white and sons have been nothing but helpful, James was all ways a good and calming person to deal with, Edward was very confident and Jackie was nothing but helpful, even to the point of dropping keys to us out of hours."