Welcome to Betchworth
Betchworth is a picturesque village in Surrey, located between Reigate and Dorking. At the heart of the North Downs, it provides easy access to a range of beautiful countryside, combined with historic character and easy access to larger Surrey towns.
Betchworth has a rich history which can be traced back to Roman times. In the Doomsday book of 1086, it was referred to as "Bertesworde", and during the medieval period grew due to tis agriculture and milling.
It is home to Betchworth Castle, which dates back to the 11th Century. The castle underwent several transformations through to the 18th century when it was rebuilt in neo-gothic style, and although it is now in ruins, the remnants show the depth of history the village enjoys.
Today, the village offers a variety of period properties, with beautiful cottages and larger homes, and has a range of architectural styles.
Location and Transport
Betchworth provides the balance of a picturesque village in the countryside, whilst retaining easy access to nearby amenities. It has its own railway station, which has trains to London via Redhill, and other towns in the region, and is close to the M25.
Betchworth offers a range of local amenities, including a traditional 17th Century village pub, the Dolphin Inn. St. Michael's Church is situated on the Southern end of the village and has a strong history, with some parts of the Church dating back to the 13th Century.
Betchworth also offers a children's playground and open space for families to enjoy, with a strong selection of schools in both Reigate and Dorking.
If you enjoy spectacular views and countryside walks, the National Trust's Box Hill is just around the corner, offering woodland, farmland and riverside paths including stepping stones over the River Mole. From here, you can cross into Denbies Wine Estate, one of the largest vineyards in England which offers stunning views, a restaurant and various tours and experiences.