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18 rooms from $146 per night

“Good base in attractive countryside for a weekend getaway in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Also the area where Jane Austen got inspiration for her novels. Couples will find it cosy and contemporary; larger groups and families will appreciate the spacious rooms and communal areas.”

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“Good base in attractive countryside for a weekend getaway in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Also the area where Jane Austen got inspiration for her novels. Couples will find it cosy and contemporary; larger groups and families will appreciate the spacious rooms and communal areas.”

Hotel Overview

“Hidden in the heart of pretty Jane Austen countryside, this newly renovated 15th century inn offers everything you might want in a rural getaway - tasty well presented food, friendly staff, comfortable rooms and no shortage of walks. The Devils Jumps, a series of three small hills, are within walking distance and there's a 10 acre sculpture park opposite the hotel exhibiting around 600 sculptures in enchanting woodland. With 18 rooms (named after Austen characters), a cosy bar area serving innovative cocktails and wine by the glass and spacious panelled dining area with open kitchen and a handful of booths, this makes for an ideal place for couples wanting seclusion or groups gathering together for a reunion or celebration. What sets this inn apart from other establishments are the details. Rooms are equipped with clocks, Roberts radios, padded coat hangers, tartan rugs, old novels and nightcaps of sloe gin or damson vodka.”

Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • Situated in the rolling Surrey Hills
 

Written by Laura Campbell

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Outdoor dining
  • Cots available
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Child friendly

Activities

  • Mountain biking
  • Box Hill was the sight for the Olympic cross country cycling
  • Other Activities
  • Go wild at the Wild Wood Adventure grounds
  • Wildlife Area
  • The Devil's Punch Bowl is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Sights nearby
  • For those interested in art visit Churt's Sculpture Park
  • Riding
  • Great walks
  • Walk the Pilgrim's Way along the Surrey Hills
  • Golf
  • Both Farnham and Oak Park Golf Course are closeby
  • Wine tasting
  • Join in one of their monthly Supper Clubs

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“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
For the relaxed evenings in the bar sipping cocktails. Terrific personal attention, friendly service and amazing scenery all in walking distance.

What is there to do in the area?
Walking, trout fishing, golf (Two of the UK’s Top 100 golf courses within 3 miles), Historic villages, Goodwood,

Can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Yes, us and only us!

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Our new cottage rooms are great for groups as the cottage sleeps up to 11 people. Our large well-appointed premium rooms for the space and relaxed, cosy feel.

What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
We have 2 x family rooms and can organise camp beds if required. In terms of facilities we have a play area in the garden and chickens. We also have indoor facilities such as chalk tables, board games and colouring menus. Also younger guests can order smaller portions of many of our seasonal a la carte menu items and what’s not to love about our children’s Sunday lunch with unlimited ice-cream...

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Come and experience amazing countryside an hour from London, sip on Sloe Gin and feast on delicious local produce”

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18 rooms from $146 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • Situated in the rolling Surrey Hills
Activities
  • Mountain biking
  • Box Hill was the sight for the Olympic cross country cycling
  • Other Activities
  • Go wild at the Wild Wood Adventure grounds
  • Wildlife Area
  • The Devil's Punch Bowl is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Sights nearby
  • For those interested in art visit Churt's Sculpture Park
  • Riding
  • Great walks
  • Walk the Pilgrim's Way along the Surrey Hills
  • Golf
  • Both Farnham and Oak Park Golf Course are closeby
  • Wine tasting
  • Join in one of their monthly Supper Clubs
Other highlights
  • Charming
  • Quiet
  • Less £
  • Designer
  • Restaurant
  • B+B
  • Boutique
  • Chic
  • Inn
  • Antiques
  • Village
  • Child friendly

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