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.
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.
“Excellent host and property”
"Everything was spotless, the rooms are cleaned daily, which we thought was a luxury. We were there with our 16 month old daughter, and a baby cot was bought especially for her!
Jill the owner was friendly and helpful. While she prepared the wonderful breakfast, she also entertained us with interesting stories."
rd76 via Trip Advisor
“Very warm welcome and homely atmosphere”
The landlady, Jill, gave me a very warm welcome and I instantly felt at home. The room was clean and overlooked a superb garden which is accessible to guests. The hotel is set in beautiful surroundings with off street parking. Jill's family also made me feel welcome which I greatly appreciated. My stay could not have been more enjoyable. I highly recommend Jill's guest house.
Vincent via Trip Advisor
“The best place to stay at Dorking”
"I stayed at Chart House for 3 weeks during my business trip in May'14. The place was excellent with its scenic beauty & Jill was the most caring host. It was truly home away from home for me with the personalised service starting from the bottle of 'Mermite' specially kept for my breakfast every morning to the clean & comfortable bed to sleep in the night."
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