Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Charming cottage set in one acre of walled garden within the grounds of owner's home. Large open plan kitchen/diner/living room with bifolding doors to the outside. Bedroom with super comfortable King Size bed. Luxury bathroom with shower.
TV with DVD. Air conditioning. Hot tub available April - October. Beautiful views of surrounding countryside. 5 mins from vibrant village of Cranleigh with its many individual shops & 20 mins from Guildford. Golf and fishing minutes away. Many fabulous villages to visit and many historic towns - Petworth, Midhurst, Godalming,Farnham, all within 30 minutes. Coast one hour.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Climping/Littlehampton, 1 hour|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick, 50 minutes, Nearest railway: Guildford, 20 minutes|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The South East England region
Rook's Cottage is located 2 miles west of the village of Cranleigh and near to the villages of Dunsfold and Alfold.
Cranleigh's claim to fame is that it is the largest village in England. In recent year's it has blossomed into a vibrant centre with many independent stores and excellent eateries. Throughout the area there are many beautiful walks, including the climb to the top of Leith Hill- the highest point in South East England, flat easy walking along the 20 mile towpath of the River Wey and the spectacular scenery of the North Downs Way.
Many other beautiful villages are close by including Shere, famed for its ancient church (used for the snowy wedding scene in the film 'Bridget Jones'), beautiful village houses and shops and at its heart the country pub 'The White Horse' (used in the film, 'The Holiday')
The major shopping centres of Guildford (8m) and Horsham(14m) provide every major store and restaurant you could wish for. Guildford has major shows and concerts at the GLive Centre and the famous Yvonne Arnaud Theatre showcases many pre west end productions
Both Guildford and Horsham have state of the art leisure centres.
The coast is one hour's drive with excellent beaches at Climping, Littlehampton and West Wittering.
London is a fast 35/40 minute train journey from Guildford to Waterloo.
Rooks Cottage is in the heart of National Trust country and in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Within a radius of 20 miles, there are no fewer than 10 National Trust properties, including, Winkworth Arboretum (4m), Dapdune Wharf (8m), Shalford Mill (6m), Leith Hill House (10m) ,Clandon Park(14m), Hatchlands (15m) Polesden Lacey (19m), and Petworth House (17m)
The National Trust Properties
Clandon Park: 18c Palladian Mansion, with its crypt restaurant, shop and garden centre
Hatchlands, East Horsely: Georgian mansion with a collection of historic keyboards instruments and Gertrude Jekyll designed garden.
Polesden Lacey: Edwardian Mansion surrounded by breathtaking views of the Surrey Hills. Check for events:
Petworth House; Late 17c mansion with important art collection including many works by Turner.
Shalford Mill, Shalford: 18th century mill located on the River Tillingbourne.
Winkworth Arboretum with its azaleas and rhodedendrons
Leith Hill House, The recently opened 17th century mansion in the Surrey hills, once the home of Josiah Wedgwood and the childhood home of his grandson the English composer, Ralph Vaughn Williams who gave it to the National Trust in 1944.
Dapdune Wharf, Guiuldford: Award winning museum and boat trips on 20 miles of tranquil waterways. Rowing boats, punts, canoes and narrow boats can also be hired.
Other private houses include the magnificent Tudor mansion of Loseley Park. It holds regular events throughout the year and has a delightful walled garden and a fabulous tithe barn for lunching on local produce and Loseley ice cream!
A few miles on from Loseley in the delightful village of Compton, is the famous Watts Gallery featured on the BBC's 'Restoration' programme and dedicated to the paintings and scutptures of the Victorian artist George Frederic Watts.
Added to all this is the flagship centre of the Royal Horticultural Society, only 18 miles away at Wisley.
The historic town of Chichester, situated within its Roman walls is a one hours drive crossing the glorious south downs.. Famed for its Cathedral, its Georgian architecture, its market cross and vibrant theatre, it makes a wonderful day out.
Arundel is also one hour away with its imposing castle, wildfowl centre and antique shops.