To buy or not to buy: Sir Laurence Olivier’s childhood home is for sale in Dorking

The Surrey commuter town Dorking has put up for sale the childhood home and birthplace of Sir Laurence Olivier. He was born on 22 May 1907 in the four-bedroom Wathen Road property. The property’s historic past is commemorated with an English Heritage plaque. The main reception room features high ceilings and a log fire. The open-plan kitchen is equipped with an island and aluminium sliding glass doors that lead to a patio and garden. Ashly Rose, Ralph James’ marketing manager, said that the house is loved for its classic frontage and thoughtful design. It’s perfect for modern families. “It’s perfect for every modern family. Wathen Road is near the bustling high-street, with scenic views of Box Hill and the surrounding Victorian streets.