Walking in Surrey

With another national lockdown underway, it’s more important than ever to make the most of our permitted daily outdoor exercise. Summer walks are a distant memory, and the weather makes it harder to force ourselves outside into the fresh air. But go out, we must!

For those fortunate enough to live close to natural beauty, this daily walk can take on new meaning: a way to brush off a day’s work and psychologically step into a different space. A lunchtime stroll has never been more important.

Surrey residents, and those thinking of moving to this green and pleasant part of the UK, are lucky enough to be surrounded by parks, trails, cycling and horse-riding routes and open space. In Reigate, Reigate Heath is a 152 acre local nature reservice with some great walking routes for when you need a quick lunchtme route to blow off the cobwebs.

If you've got more time on your hands, the North Downs Way traces an ancient route through Surrey all the way to Dover and is accessible to all. At the beginning of the North Downs Way you'll find Home Cottage, Quality Street, Merstham, Redhill - a beautifully presented period property. Its unique position means you can open your door and be on the North Downs Way in an instant!

Just one a handful of properties in the highly regarded and uniquely positioned Quality Street, this charming and beautifully presented three bedroom Grade II listed attached cottage has been sensitively and skilfully renovated by the current owners with great attention to detail and respect for the property's original features, with some parts of the building dating back to the 1600s. It's also close to Merstham station and local village amenities as well as some highly regarded schools.

Stunning Grade II listed cottage, three bedrooms, three reception rooms, bathroom and shower room, kitchen/ breakfast room, garage, close to Merstham Station. Guide price £799,950.
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There's a great walk up Box Hill from Dorking, which is is around 10 miles long and takes a few hours, with a shorter walk leaving out Headley Heath taking around 25 minutes. The longer hiking route is marked by wooden posts and waymarkers. While it's an energetic walk, the views are well worth it. 

At the foot of Box Hill, Coombe Hayes, Pebblehill Road, Betchworth, Surrey is a wonderful four bedroom family home in established grounds, and makes the most of its envialbe position. Set over three floors, there's a sociable family kitchen/dining room with AGA - perfect for family occasions. Its location in the sought-after village of Betchworth means the new owners have their pick of great walking and cycling routes beyond Box Hill, with all that the Surrey Hills has to offer on the doorstep.

Sitting room, kitchen/dining room, four bedrooms, guest bedroom with bath and separate WC, family bathroom, shower room, generous surrounding gardens, planning permission for a double garage, parking for several vehicles, in all, about 0.85 of an acre. Guide price £950,000
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Pebble Hill Cottage, The Coombe, Betchworth is is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the northern outskirts of Betchworth village and on the southern slopes of the North Downs. It's a beautifully appointed period family home occupying an elevated setting.

Originally built, we understand, in 1815 as two farm cottages, Pebble Hill Cottage is presented to an exemplary standard, with the charm, character and that you would associate with this period. 

Charming sitting room, beautifully appointed kitchen/dining room. modern conservatory, main bedroom with en-suite and dressing room, further bedroom with luxurious bathroom, bedroom3/study, delightful established gardens, driveway with parking, detached garage and carport, in all, about 0.25 of an acre. Guide price £945,000. View details.

Close to Betchworth golf course, which has some lovely surrounding walks, Box Hill, Ranmore Common, and convenient for walking into Dorking, Betchworth Place, Dorking's location makes it ideal for those who want to be close to nature as well as the town centre.

It's a luxurious four bedroom modern home in a development of just eleven homes. Light and airy, and with well-planned accommodation over three floors and a lovely garden, its location affords views over the North Downs. Guide price £710,000.
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There are multiple hiddem gems that are perfect for a quick - or not so quick - walk or cycle to get the blood flowing. These include Betchworth Castle, the Castle grounds in Reigate, Reigate Fort, Holmbury Hill, Leith Hill and a visit to Denbies Vineyard. Please remember to check opening times under the current guidelines.

For more details of any of our properties that are close to the great outdoors, please contact our Reigate or Dorking branches:
01737 222027

01306 887560