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  • 10 guests

  • 5 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

    +3 extra toilet

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Just a five-minute walk from the picture-perfect village of Shere in the Surrey Hills, this place is a much-loved family home. Set in five acres of private grounds, with views across the rolling hills, it's bound to be a hit with lovers of the great outdoors, with excellent hiking and cycling routes from your door. A substantial period house approached via a sweeping drive, it's a slice of rural living on a grand scale – there's everything from an outdoor pool and tennis court to a vast vegetable garden and free-range hens. And children will love the sunken trampoline. Inside, elegant styling, country furnishings and eclectic artwork blend to create a lived-in, warm feeling. A beautiful living room and snug both feature working fireplaces and the kitchen is extremely well-equipped when it comes to cooking for a large group (yes, there really are two dishwashers). You can even cook alfresco meals down at the pool house. But its most impressive room has to be the orangery, where a long dining table is the star of the show, against a backdrop of vast windows and doors with spectacular views. Perfect for special gatherings, and with a new yoga studio, it's also a flexible space with an additional cottage and a garden studio that can be rented alongside it. And when you're not entertaining, the village, with its tea shop and pretty church, is just a stroll through the fields – one of the most scenic villages in England, you may recognise it as one of the locations where the movie The Holiday was filmed.


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What to expect


Highlights

Explore the Surrey Hills from your spot – it's a twenty-two minute drive to Guildford

Explore the Surrey Hills from your spot – it's a twenty-two minute drive to Guildford

Head out on bike rides or arrange horse riding nearby

Head out on bike rides or arrange horse riding nearby

Hire just the main house or add the cottage and garden studio for a larger group

Hire just the main house or add the cottage and garden studio for a larger group

Jump into your private pool in the home's magnificent grounds

Jump into your private pool in the home's magnificent grounds

Snuggle up in front of the fire in the elegant living room

Snuggle up in front of the fire in the elegant living room

Dine in style at the huge table in the grand orangery

Dine in style at the huge table in the grand orangery

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Home truths

    If you're a larger group, you can hire the additional cottage (sleeping four in two bedrooms) and garden studio (sleeping two) – raising the capacity to a total of sixteen

    There's a new yoga studio with space for six so this could be perfect for groups planning a yoga retreat

    You'll have plenty of private parking

    There's laptop-friendly workspace and fast broadband

    The kitchen has a four-door AGA heated with economy 7 electricity

    In the summer, guests are welcome to enjoy produce from the vegetable garden and meet the free-range hens

    The pool house is equipped with a kitchenette, WC and changing rooms

    One king bed can be divided into twins on request

    You're welcome to bring up to two pets

About this stay


Amenities

Desk / workplace

Wi-fi

Pets allowed

Parking available

Washing machine

Dryer

Bedrooms & bathrooms

5 bedrooms, 5 beds

2 bathrooms, 3 additional toilets

Extras


VIP services

Arrange a chef

Luggage storage

Massage

Additional fees

  • The separate cottage and studio here can accommodate a further six guests for an additional fee – please enquire when booking

  • Your host can provide breakfast and arrange extra cleaning and weekly linen changes for an additional fee

  • Your host can also arrange yoga sessions for you here

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About The Surrey Hills

Strolling through bucolic flower-filled fields and winding lanes leading to chocolate-box villages and bluebell filled forests, it’s hard to believe you’re only an hour south of London. Welcome to the glorious Surrey Hills – a nature lover’s delight, stretching from Farnham to Dorking. It's no surprise that this idyllic area is regularly championed as one of the best places to live in the southeast of England. It's a rambler’s dream,...

Get around

Airport

London Gatwick

1 hr 13 min

Farnborough

46 min

Heathrow

1 hr 0 min

Train station

Gomshall

30 min

Subway station

Gatwick North Terminal

55 min

Bus stop

Village Hall

13 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

8 min

Cafe

10 min

Pharmacy

13 min

Points of interest

Beach

Beach Grove

57 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Pets welcome

Events possible (with prior approval)

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 14:00

Departure before 11:00

Wifi

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Emma

This home is managed directly by its owner who will be your point of contact before and during your stay. This family home has been in Emma's family for three generations, and she and her husband love the grounds, the pool and the excellent walking country surrounding them. Keen travellers themselves, they're eager to share their little slice of heaven with guests.

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