Detached cottage on edge of theSurrey Hills, UK

Detached cottage on edge of theSurrey Hills, UK




Feb 2019

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

As it is our home it has all of the modern amenities and many extras, including fibre wifi and smart wiring to most rooms, that we are currently investing in it (renovations to be completed autumn 2019) to make it a comfortable haven for us when we are not travelling. We will have a great kitchen with a range cooker and entertaining area looking out to the garden through bifold doors plus a American style fridge freezer for those all important drinks after a days sight seeing. A laundry, a modern bathroom and fully fitted bedrooms. The lounge is comfortable with a large tv, smart tv recorder with netflix when you need to recharge those batteries. The back garden is a peaceful haven with seperate sitting areas to catch the day/evening sun and a bbq in the summer we have a thriving vegable garden from which you can help yourself. We also have bikes that will take you along cycle tracks to Dorking or up to Box Hill, an area known for its outstanding natural beauty, and most importantly the local pubs/coffee shops and restaurants located in Leatherhead which is a 5 minute cycle away. We are 40 minutes by train to London and an hour to the south coast (Brighton). Car exchange is offered.


More about us

  1. We (Fiona and Alex) are a semi-retired couple who were born in the UK but have lived and worked in Perth Australia and Italy. We love to travel and have profiles on Airbnb, house sitting and exchange sites.

  2. Fiona has worked in an admin capacity chiropractic and physio practices. Alex is an oil and gas consultant with clients in Perth and Europe.

  3. Fiona enjoys visiting museums and reading. Alex has a passion for wine and plays tennis regularly. We both enjoy walking, theatre, cinema and exploring new cities and hsitorical areas.

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Where is it?


Leatherhead is a thriving town with an active theatre, restaurants, coffee bars and shop;s. It is situated in the Surrey Hills famed for its outstanding natural beauty. We are surrounded by National Trust Properties, vine yards and the famous Gin distillery Silent Pool. We are a walk away to the local train station which makes London a quick 40 minute journey for all of the historic sites, museums and art galleries. If you love the coast we can reach Brighton and the south coast in just under an hour.

Buzzy restaurants
Too many to mention but my favourite is the pub the Prince William on Mickleham Bends a cycle away were Badgers can be seen sometimes inthe gardens.
Cool bars
A theatre in Leatherhead that also doubles as a cinema, some nice restaurants so we can stroll in and not worry about using the car.
Cozy cafés
All dotted throughout the surrey hills in pictueresque villages.
Retail therapy
We are spoilt and can access London and Guildford which is 20 minutes away by either train or car.
Bit of culture
Hampton Court is near by were you can enjoy the historic beauty, and a trip along the Thames by boat. Box Hill with it outstanding views of the surrounding countryside, and Polesdon Lacey were they hold open air theatre in the summer and jazz bands play on a lazy sunday afternoon perfect with a picnic.
Walks in the park
To the top of Box Hill if you like a challenge or meander along the Thames tow path stopping at a pub for lunch.
Spot of exercise
Leatherhead Leisure Centre a 5 minute cycle away
Day tripping
Brighton, London and the South Coast

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