Nestled at the foot of the North Downs, Dorking is a bustling market town in the heart of the Surrey countryside. The busy and attractive High Street is famous for its antique shops, which are set beside a wide range of national retailers and many thriving independent businesses, giving it a real sense of character and charm that most towns have struggled to retain.
The self proclaimed ‘cycling capital of England’ forms part of Surrey’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB) which attracts many visitors to nearby Box Hill – the peak of the North Downs made famous for being an iconic feature in the 2012 Olympic Road Cycling race.
Dorking is surrounded by beautiful farmland and countryside which is easily accessible by foot and bicycle from the town which is managed largely by the National Trust. The majestic Denbies Wine Estate also overlooks the town with its vineyards perfectly positioned to make the most of the southerly facing hillside and helps give the town a very unique feel.
To the south, residents can venture up Coldharbour Lane onto The Nower which is a 40 acre nature reserve frequented by dog walkers, that stretches across to Westcott and eventually up to Leith Hill. Cotmandene is also a pretty green area in the centre of Dorking whilst Deep Dene Trail is a must-visit for young families – an educational walk punctuated with ancient monuments. To the north of the town, the village of Westhumble is the gateway to the North Downs allowing access to miles of countryside within minutes. Wherever you turn, you simply cannot escape the close proximity to nature and the stunning views of nearby countryside.
Dorking is a popular town for many who want to live in the countryside, but commute into central London thanks to its three train stations in the town and direct service into London Waterloo that takes just under an hour. The M25 and Gatwick Airport are also close by.
House Prices in Dorking
The undeniable attraction of the local amenities, its scenic location and excellent transport links into London Waterloo, means there is always demand for property in the town from buyers – something which has had a positive effect on house prices in Dorking in recent years.
Knoll Road and surrounding private roads to the south of the town provide some of the most highly regarded housing within the town – the rows of Victorian Villas are quite iconic in Dorking. This side of the town is preferred by discerning house buyers as long as they are comfortable with a short bike or scooter ride across town to reach the station(s).
The average price for property in Dorking stood at £566,222 in August 2019, which is an increase of 46% in the last 10 years.
House Prices Up 46%
House Prices Up 46%
Current Price Guides*
- Detached houses in Dorking today, cost on average £910,963 (an increase of £284,496 in the last 10 years)
- Semi-detached houses in Dorking today, cost on average £488,513 (an increase of £128,621 in the last 10 years)
- Flats in Dorking today, cost on average £231,777 (an increase of £81,320 in the last 10 years)
Dorking isn’t just a hotbed for buyers moving out of London.
There is also strong demand for Dorking properties from local buyers – we are seeing great demand for properties in Dorking from people who already live in the Surrey commuter belt who also want to make the move east to Dorking, evidenced by our recent sales success of selling property in Knoll Road, Dorking.
Curchods are Surrey’s largest independent estate agent, with 21 branches throughout Surrey and south-west London. Our nearest sales branch to Dorking is just over the hill in East Horsley – they are the market leader in the village, agreeing more sales than any other estate agent locally (source Rightmove).
Nearby East Horsley is similar to Dorking in a lot of ways, with comparable commute times into London from East Horsley station and that same countryside appeal – as such the two locations tend to attract the same demographic of house buyer.
Any town or village only has a finite number of properties available to purchase at any one time, so Curchods are keen to introduce buyers to the highly attractive properties available in the town of Dorking and bring the selling power of our network of branches and our ability to introduce buyers from throughout our network, to the properties we offer for sale – and with that achieve some excellent sale prices. Did you know? Curchods agree a property sale in Surrey every 3 hours!**
Kate Dancey, Branch Manager
If you have a property to sell in Dorking and you want to find out more about the buyers we have looking to move in Dorking, contact Branch Manager Kate Dancey at Curchods East Horsley.
New Homes For Sale By Curchods In Dorking
Curchods are currently selling a selection of new build properties within the town. White Horse Mews is an attractive collection of just nine traditionally built Georgian Style townhouses tucked away in a charming mews style setting, moments from the bustle of Dorking town centre.
*Pricing According to current Zoopla estimates at time of press.
**Sales agreed data taken from our internal sales statistics during work hours between 21/8/18 – 20/8/19.