The Surrey Hills has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England.
We are surrounded by so many beautiful villages and countryside. We are fortunate to be located in the heart of the Surrey Hills, with so much right on our doorstep and all within a few miles of Ranmore Rise. There is so much you can do here, you just need to allocate enough time to explore it all!
Chocolate Box Villages
You must experience the charming chocolate box villages around here featuring churches over-looking village greens, quaint cottages, historic houses, idyllic pubs and pretty tearooms. One of them, Shere, just a few miles away is so beautiful and quintessentially English, it has featured in a number of blockbuster films such as The Holiday, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Bridget Jones – the Edge of Reason. With its quaint little cottages, medieval streets and waterside setting, this picture-perfect village looks like something from a story book.
After you have explored the villages, hit the hills! Just a few miles away from our house is Leith Hill where you can enjoy an awe-inspiring, 360 degree view of the scenic highlights that make Surrey such a fabulous place to visit. The highest point in the South East, offering views that extend to London in the North and the Channel to the South, with far reaching woodland and green open spaces in between. On a clear day it is claimed you can see 14 counties from its summit.
Box Hill, just 2 miles away has been a famous destination for day-trippers from London and more recently as a cycling destination during the Olympics. Newlands Corner just 7 miles away with its commanding views offers a great spot for a picnic.
The stunning Royal Horticultural Botanic gardens in Wisley are 11 miles away and the equally impressive Kew Gardens are 20 miles away
We are also well placed for visiting a superb selection of well preserved stately homes, many of which form part of the National Trust, including Hampton Court, Polesden Lacey with their fascinating Royal history and Hatchlands Park.
You can hire a bike from a shop a 5 minute stroll from the house and see why Westcott is one of the most popular places in the country to cycle.
Activity-wise we have Bury Hill Fisheries a 5 minute walk offering the best specimen carp, pike, zander, bream, tench fishing lakes.. You can also catch carp from the River Tillingbourne at Frog Island and Trout at Tliingbourne Fisheries, both a few miles down the road
There is a 9 hole course at Dorking Golf Club
Budding chefs, there are two cookery schools located within a few miles. Abinger Cookery School and Mandira Kitchen
Vineyard and wine tours/tasting, gin distilleries and craft breweries
Denbies Vineyard, Britain’s largest, is just two miles away as well as two gin distilleries and a craft brewery where you can sample beers the moment they are ready!
Parents we have a great park, a 5 minute walk from here with zip wire, football goals, trampoline, skateboarding ramp and playground.
There is an indoor pool 1.5 miles away.
Chessington World of Adventures theme park is 15 minutes away by car.
Bocketts Activity Farm is 15 minutes away by car
We are located in the village of Westcott with the Greensand Way and its stunning countryside walks accessible direct from our back garden. We are just a 5 minute walk from the nearest shop and pub and a 25 minute walk from Dorking, the nearest town.
Heathrow airport is 28 miles away and a 40 minute drive. Gatwick is 16 miles away and a 30 minute drive. There is a permanent taxi rank at both airports.
Dorking station has 3 stations serving London and the South East and is just 1.5 miles away and there is a taxi rank outside.There is a regular service from London Waterloo and London Victoria to Dorking (50 minutes). You can also get a train direct from Gatwick Airport (30 minutes) There are also services from Horsham (15 minutes) and Guildford (20 minutes)
London is easily accessible and only 50 minutes by car. The South Coast is only an hour’s drive away. Ranmore Rise can be easily accessed by the M25, the M3 South and the A24 East.
There is plenty of free parking on our driveway