Lover of antiques and interiors? You could lose yourself for hours browsing the various treasure troves of Dorking in search of that one beautifully unique piece to sit perfectly in your new home…maybe at the Malthouse, The Christique Antique Centre, or the eclectic and fabulous Sandrock House. Aside from its bountiful shopping temptations, you might just as easily be tempted here by Dorking’s proximity to breathtaking natural beauty on the edge of Surrey Hills AONB, with far reaching views and thigh burning walking, cycling and horse riding trails.
At weekends or on half-terms, local families will often head straight for Polesden Lacey, a quintessential National Trust Edwardian mansion with incredible views as far as London – also great for picnics.
Local wine lovers will talk animatedly about the Denbies Wine Estate here – England’s largest vineyard, spanning 265 acres, with tours, tasting and regular art exhibitions.