South Lodge

Betchworth, Surrey
Bed & Breakfast

Good food, cosy bedrooms and a lively vibe at this B&B near Dorking. Great for walks, biking, historic sites. Handy for Gatwick


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


The beautiful Surrey Hills surround this smart home overlooking the village green. Joanna’s house gets the sun all day and has a country chic feel. She looks after you well, and gives you tea and cake on arrival, three cosy, pretty bedrooms in the eaves and locally sourced and homemade treats at breakfast. Her catering business is run from the house so there are always people coming and going – this is a fun place to stay with a lovely friendly feel. Hop next door for a tasty supper at The Grumpy Mole (popular so you need to book). Near Dorking, and handy for Gatwick, too – it’s a 15-minute drive.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Evening meal with wine from £35. Pub next door.


Nightly price
from £100
Singles £95. Friday-Sunday: £115 per night; 1-night stay £125.
1 Twin
From £100
3 Doubles
From £100


Joyful, bustling, cute dogs, comfortable sleep, exquisite breakfast with extras like fresh mint and strawberries in our jug of water and freshly squeezed blood orange juice. Joanna is a wonderful, charming host who does everything with style and panache yet also friendly, welcoming, calm and peaceful. The sun always seems to shine here. We love to stay here on our way to and from visiting family and will definitely be back again.

Nigel and christine, Bude, cornwall

Very nice hosts! Cosy house and garden. Very nice rooms, handmade Shortbread offered! Also delicious breakfast and friendly support in getting a table in the restaurant beside South Lodge. Unfortunately we could not stay longer due to end of our trip. Highly recommended hosts!


A lovely break in the middle of a cold and wet late Autumn. We received a warm welcome with freshly made mince pies and this warmth continued throughout the stay. Joanna and Paul are friendly hosts; breakfast was delicious and ample, and the toiletries in the bathroom were locally sourced and suitably luxurious. A beautiful house with comfortable bedrooms - what more could you ask for?


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Joanna Rowlands

  • Situated on Village Green in between market towns of Dorking & Reigate.
  • Places of interest nearby National Trust properties - Polesden Lacey, Hatchlands, Nymans. Also RHS Wisley. Dorking Museum. Denbies Wine Estate & Visitor Centre outside Dorking town.
  • Walk up Boxhill, visit the now famous Olympic Cycle Route and NT Cafe. Or walking/cycling in the Surrey Hills. Lots of walks nearby.
  • Visit Dorking Town Centre - West Street & South Street.Lots of furniture/antique shops to browse in. Two Many Cooks Cafe for best coffee and delicious home cooked bites.
  • Brockham Green so near/accessible to London, perfect get away for a weekend to re-charge batteries. Peaceful surroundings, feel as if you are in the deepest countryside. Dorking Station 5 mins.
  • 15 Minutes drive from Gatwick. 45 from Heathrow.Two Village Pubs on the Green to choose from for meals. Supper at South Lodge available on request.