Situated in West Street, famous for its antique trade, this outstanding ground floor shop unit is suitable for a variety of uses with Use Class E but restricted with no hot food operations invited to take a lease. Dorking itself is a market town situated at the junction of the A24 and A25 with the M25 at Leatherhead approximately 6 miles distant.




Robinsons are delighted to offer for rent this outstanding Grade II Listed Antiques Centre premises known for decades as Christique and for over fifty years has operated as a fine antiques furniture and accessories showroom with more latterly The Fig Tree coffee lounge and team room. The showroom forms part of an outstanding historical Grade II listed double fronted building with a wealth of history and likely to date from around 1750 still maintaining many character features throughout ideally suiting the showroom use. The secluded walled courtyard garden is a superb asset. This landmark building with imposing frontage offers great commercial appeal.


The ground floor premises are offered to the market comprising of three showroom areas, the delightful conservatory leading out to a delightful courtyard garden. The fully fitted kitchen that operated the coffee shop and tea rooms with modern WC’s and separate pedestrian access could ideally suit other similar uses or alternative options under the existing Use Class ‘E’. We cannot welcome hot food type operators due to the Landlord continuing in occupation within their own dwelling beside and above the showrooms. The basement is to be retained.


Front showroom               315 sq ft       (29.47 m2)

Conservatory showroom    269 sq ft       (25 m2)

Rear showroom                274 sq ft       (25.52 m2)

Raised rear showroom       165 sq ft       (15.26 m2)






£22,000 per annum exclusive.




We are advised that the premises is not elected for VAT at present.




A new lease to be granted for a term of five years outside of the security provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and rent review pattern to be agreed on an equivalent full repairing and insuring basis.





Each party to bear their own legal costs in the matter.




From internet enquiries only the business rate assessment is as follows:


Rateable Value                           £8700

Uniform Business Rate                £0.504 (April 2019 – March 2021)


Interested parties should verify this information and any transitional adjustments prior to

entering into any contract.




An EPC is available for this property. It has been rated B (42). A full copy of the EPC is available

upon request.




Strictly by appointment with the Landlord’s Agents Robinsons telephone 01306-884685.

  • Retail area approx. 1248 sq ft (116m2) plus courtyard
  • Grade II listed (des June 1973) & conservation area
  • Attractive façade and curved/bow fronted shop front
  • Prominent raised frontage in sought after West Street most famous for the antiques showrooms
  • Frontage enjoys the busy A25/West St passing traffic

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