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Surrey Holiday Cottages
A wide range of Surrey self catering cottages and holiday properties from the companies featured below.
They offer modern and traditional cottages including lodges, bungalows, barn conversions and seaside cottages. Visit the sites for news of the latest reductions and deals.
- 20 Surrey holiday cottages from Holiday Rentals including 17th century period properties, country houses and barn conversions. Booking rates are between £230 and £1300 for seven-day holiday breaks - user reviews are included for a wide range of their cottages.
- Another 20 Surrey cottage properties and self catering properties in places like Oxshott, Haslemere and Farnham. Some are available for as little as £230 (p/w) during low-season while others can accommodate up to 8 people.
Cottages 4 You
- A handful of Surrey cottages situated near Guildford, Windsor and Alford. All properties have solid ratings for standards and comfort with prices starting at £600 for 7 day breaks. Discounts are available for a select few.
- No Surrey cottages at the time of writing but they do provide over 120 self catering properties in the South England region. Their range is a blend of modern and traditional holiday properties, from bungalows to seaside cottages.
Surrey, despite its proximity to London, has an air of remoteness and old-worldly charm. It is bordered by East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire and Berkshire. The landscape consists of wide commons and dense woodlands, which offer a sharp contrast to the urban sprawl of the nearby capital city.
Near Guildford lies the picturesque Hog's Back
, while further Eastward wooded hills and commons flourish around the the River Tillingbourne. This waterway flows lazily past country villages like Shalford and Albury that, despite the urbanisation of surrounding region maintain and unspoilt ambience.
The mansions of Loseley House and Clandon Park
offer classical reminders of Tudor times while the architecture of Guildford seamlessly marriages the past with the present. Farham at the most Westerly point of Surrey, is one of the county's least spoilt villages and sits on the Bronze Age trade route, the 'Pilgrim's Way, traces of which can still be seen on the Southern Edge of Hog's Back.
Artificial lakes such as Virginia Water
provide an idyllic setting, especially during the summer months and date back to George III. The Great Pond at Frensham is also a good spot and is popular for water sports such as Sailing and fishing. Other places to look out for are Elstead, with its 14th century church and the wide-open countryside of Bagshot Heath.
Surrey visitor attractions
This section includes information about major visitor attractions in Surrey such as admission prices and entry times. Links have been provided where possible as well as locational details.
, just outside Staines is one of the UK's major theme parks and features an array of high-adrenalin rides and roller coasters, such as the Unholy Trinity and G-Force. There are also rides for the young such as Neptune's Beach and Ollie Octopus. Tickets are between £20 and £35 with 20% reductions for online bookings.
Beaver Zoological Gardens
in Tatsfield is also worth seeing and houses reptiles, tropical fish and farmyard animals. There's also an adventure playground for children as well as a cafe and picnic area. Boat trips are also run from a number of boathouses including Dapdune Wharf. From here, a restored barge provides river excursions along the River Wey. Visitors will also find a number of exhibits and interactive displays that celebrate the history of Surrey's 20 mile waterway.
Food and drink
The Running Horses
in Dorking is an historical pub that fuses old with new. The interior, with its inglenook fireplace and ceiling beams provides a cosy setting from which visitors can enjoy the local ales and pub food. There's also a pub garden and pets are welcome. The Villagers Inn, Blackheath is another old water hole and is over 100 years old. Cask ales are served as well as a traditional pub menu. The outdoor area features a garden and children's play area.
in Ripley holds three AA rosettes for culinary excellence and is set in an old Georgian town house. The food, which is contemporary British in style, is served in an unpretentious, relaxed atmosphere and vegetarian and children's menus are also offered. Alternatively, try the La Luna
in Godalming for top-notch Italian fare. Food is served from seasonal menus and the service is friendly and welcoming. Children's menus are also available and courses start at just £9.
History and Culture
Guided tours of the Dorking Caves are available and take visitors through a labyrinth of caverns and passageways, some of which were once used as wine cellars and well-shafts - tickets are about £5. The award-winning Clandon Park
in Guildford also provides a good, family day-out and consists of an 18th century Palladian mansion, surrounded by picturesque gardens. The house and garden are open from 11am to 5pm - see the website for entry prices.
in Weybridge is another popular historical attractions and includes the World's first purpose-built race track, exhibits the Concorde
and has a museum which displays countless motor and aviation artifacts. It's open from 10am to 5pm during the summer and tickets are £5 for children, £9 for adults.