Ranmore Common, Dorking in the Surrey Hills

2 Lime Tree Cottages and The Nest are situated in Ranmore Common, a hamlet near Dorking, in the beautiful Surrey Hills AONB.

Surrounded by National Trust land with stunning views and The North Downs Way on our doorstep. It is a haven for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers.

The cottages are a perfect base to explore the quintessentially English Villages that are around us as well as enjoy National Trust properties, gastro pubs, award winning cafes, a local Michelin Star restaurant, Vineyards, Gin distilleries, the opera, theatres, farm shops and farmers markets.

Guildford High street is a short drive away with festivals throughout the year, high end shopping and an array of restaurants including The Ivy. The Yvonne Arnaud theatre, Spectrum, sports centre and The Lido are also great places to go for a visit.

Stunning locations within walking distance with epic views

Credit: John Miller Photography

Polesden Lacey is an Edwardian house and estate, located on the North Downs at Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, England.

We had a wonderful stay here. It is the best air bnb we have stayed in. I couldn’t fault anything. We didn’t move from the swimming pool as we had beautiful weather. The view is spectacular looking over the green hills for miles. The finish of the Nest is to a very high standard and everything has been thought of. The Nest is on the grounds of the main house but you get all the privacy you would want. Julie and her husband come and said hello and made sure we had everything we could need. They were so welcoming to their stunning home they have created. Thank you for opening this for people to enjoy. We will be back.


June 2019

Exploring the Location


If you are interested in Outdoor Activities SHAC (The Surrey Hills Adventure Company), is the place for you, with stand up paddle boarding, open water swimming, mountain biking, woodland adventure days and so much more.


Dorking has a range of independent shops to suit everyone. The Antique quarter is full of interesting and quirky finds. Head to Guildford for retail therapy, big name stores and designer boutiques.


We are just spoilt for choice in The Surrey Hills with a variety of National Trust properties to visit, Polesden Lacey, Hatchlands, Clandon Park, Dapdune Wharf, Leith Hill Tower, Leith Hill Place to name a few.

Albury Organic/Biodynamic Vineyard, Silent Pool Gin Distillery. Grape and Grain Tours.

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and Grange Park Opera are nearby.

Acres of walking, beautiful woodland and countryside are on our doorstep, as well as very pretty villages to visit.

The South Coast is approximately an hour drive away.


We have fantastic Farm Shops close by, Kingfisher Farm Shop at Abinger is a favourite. Farmer’s Markets with so many Artisan producers are held locally.

We love to have breakfast at The Dabbling Duck in Shere, they also serve delicious lunches and cake.

Carlo’s Trattoria at Newlands Corner is a family run Italian restaurant which is an authentic taste of Italy in Surrey.

Sorrel Restaurant by Steve Drake for Modern Fine Dining is a must. Award winning Michelin star and AA Restaurant of the Year 2019, based in Dorking, with delicious, inspired menu and using locally sourced produce.

Beaverbrook Hotel has a Japanese Grill and The Garden House Restaurant set in 470 acres of beautiful grounds and woodlands.

What can I say, this was one of the best air BnBs I have stayed in. Everything was amazing and so well thought out. The space itself was very new, clean and stylish. I was so happy to have good cookware, a Nespresso machine, access to the beautiful heated pool on the door step. But it was also all the little touches, like the little natural bath products provided and all the eco friendly cleaning products. The location was amazing – that view! And an easy enough 20 min walk down the hill into Dorking. Julie and Damian were fantastic hosts! Would highly recommend


June 2019