ABOUT CHART HOUSE
Chart House is only a five minute walk from the centre of Dorking town but enjoys panoramic views towards Glory Woods, an area of natural beauty, Our beautiful four acre garden includes an all-weather tennis court which you are most welcome to use. There is ample off street parking and we are a 15 minute walk from Dorking mainline railway station.
Chart House is a family home and we take pride in making your stay, be it for just one night or much longer, as warm and friendly as possible. We are open all year round and recommend prior reservations. There is a choice of rooms available; single, twin or double rooms and we offer continental or cooked breakfast. All rooms have individually controlled central heating, television with Freesat, free WiFi connection and tea and coffee making facilities.
ABOUT CHART HOUSE
Dorking is an old ‘coaching’ town notably mentioned in Charles Dickens’ Pickwick Papers, when he refers to the Duchess of Dorking. Sir Lawrence Olivier, the famous actor, was born in Dorking and the composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams, famous for the Leith Hill Music festival was also a Dorking man.
Dorking town centre has a large selection of pubs and restaurants, including Indian, Chinese, French, Indonesian, Italian, American and good old English fish & chips. It has it’s own small museum, open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm – 5:00pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am – 4:00pm, situated in West Street, also renowned for it’s many antique shops.
On the outskirts of the town is the largest vineyard in England, Denbies, which is open all year round for guided tours. It also contains two restaurants and an art gallery.
Polesden Lacey and Clandon House, both National Trust properties are only 20 minutes from Dorking. They are open all year and well worth a visit.
Owned by the National Trust, Box Hill boasts one of the most panoramic views over the South of England. Nearby, the ancient villages of Abinger Hammer, Gomshall and Shere are well worth a visit.
The next town of Leatherhead is home to ‘Fire and Iron’, a unique foundry with the most amazing exhibition of ‘foundry’ art. You can spend hours browsing their eclectic mix of traditional and modern sculptures and artifacts.
There is a large public sports centre offering swimming, squash and a gym. All facilities are available on a single entry charge. Next to the sports centre is Dorking Halls, a complex containing three cinemas and a variety of evening entertainments, including musical shows, comedy and live bands.
Gatwick Airport is only a 20 minute drive away and Heathrow about 40 minutes. There is also a direct train service from Dorking to Gatwick as well as a regular service to London.