I stayed at Chart House for one night on business. I received a warm, friendly welcome and the room was excellent, absolutely spotless and the bed really comfy. Next morning, I received a fabulous cooked breakfast. If I have to stay in the area again, I won't hesitate to book Chart House.
I stayed at Chart House in June 2019 for a week, and despite life being very hectic since my return to Australia after my 6 weeks UK visit, I have been determined to write a Chart House review. I endorse the other Reviews about the cleanliness, the beautiful large garden and much else that was positive. After massive preparations for my trip to the UK, leaving some family behind in Australia; and the considerable flight between Sydney & UK, I arrived at Chart House absolutely exhausted. In fact, I was ready to get on the first plane back with no energy for this UK trip, specifically made for a family event. I booked the large bedroom with sink and shared bathroom; and it cheered me no end to settle down into this charming, airy, big room with small windows out to the expansive, well cared for garden. I found myself in a spacious, very pleasant environment after hours in an airplane; and had avoided the prospect of busy, noisy, complicated London. The first afternoon I fell fast asleep for hours, in the TV room, oblivious of the TV blaring (Did Have trouble getting my TV to operate.). In fact during my week's stay I did sleep a lot, interspersed with trips by train up to London to meet family for outings. I truly enjoyed chats each morning around the breakfast table, meeting others from various parts of the world, but respect given to those who were disinclined to breakfast chatter. I was not an enthusiastic traveller, but my time with Jill at Chart House was ideal, to help me recuperate from the efforts actually to make it to UK; adjust to the reality that I was absent from my Sydney home comforts, but my time at Chart House was enormously comfortable and pleasant. I felt guilty that I was not being a good tourist, out making the most of the special Dorking area, but just enjoying my time at Chart House and wondering around the area from there. One day I woke up and felt so guilty that I was not being an earnest tourist, but still so tired, I stood in my socks on the entry mat outside the front door and said to myself, "I've achieved an outing for today and now I can go back to bed!" However, as I stood there, a woman drove in and it turned out that she was there to feed the animals. I asked, "Can I accompany you and help in any way?" "Sure" she replied, and provided me with Wellington boots. I then spent a couple of hours helping to feed the animals and weeding nuisance plants for the animals. I felt I earned genuine status as a 'Brit', truly eligible to attend the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, the next week with the RHS membership I had previously obtained. Thank you, Jill, for all your efforts in providing this special B&B establishment. Elizabeth…
I arrived at Chart House and what an amazing place, the place was so spotless, i initially met Jill's daughter what a lovely person and then Jill the following day, again another lovely person I could not fault anything i went into the local village for an evening meal everybody was so friendly I was so impressed with dorking as a whole and even the train service will defo return xxx And so comfortable
Stayed here for a short break in May while visiting family in the area. It was such a lovely place. Great rooms, great house, and brimming with comfort and character. Spotlessly clean throughout, great breakfast, great bedrooms, great house and wonderful hosts (friendly, relaxed, flexible, and respectful of privacy too). As if that all wasn't enough it's in a beautiful setting in a sheltered valley, with the most amazing garden, with chickens, and Alpacas (great for the kids). And if you want a cherry on top of your cake, it also has a good quality tennis court in the grounds, and is a very pleasant and safe 5 to 10 min walk into town. I'll be going back again and again to this gem of a place. Perfect. 10 stars!
Lovely fresh feel to a nice sized single room. Handy full bathroom directly opposite my room. Breakfast served just off the main kitchen with a view of the garden. WiFi available. Everything was immaculate. Huge house and such an amazing garden which I was encouraged to visit. Alpacas, ponies and chickens just beyond the garden. Lovely friendly lady host was so helpful with directions and sorting maps etc. A 5 minute stroll to Dorking town Centre. Close to the new Deepdene Trail.