English country home in heart of Surrey North Downs, (50 mins London)

English country home in heart of Surrey North Downs, (50 mins London)

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
1 Bathrooms

About our home

We live in the beautiful, green, hilly village of Peaslake in Surrey (where the London Olympics cycling took place). Our home and surroundings are relaxing, comfortable and peaceful. We hear the sweet singing of birds and the breeze dancing in the trees. You will feel chilled out and very happy staying here.

Our home is fully equipped with all mod cons: wifi, smart TVs, kitchen appliances: washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, hob, 2 ovens, fridge/freezer, electric juicer, smoothie maker, waffle iron, you name it, we have it. There are three bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen and chill out lounge with a TV, separate lounge with wood burning stove, TV, separate dining room and outside, the house is surrounded by wide terraces, gardens, separate lawn area, private parking for several cars and immediate views of hills, horses and sheep.

Guildford is our main university town and the birth town of the author Lewis Caroll (Alice in Wonderland) and is 15 minutes drive away. It has many London style shops and outlets and many historical places of cultural interest, theatres, multi-cinema, bars, restaurants, G-Live concerts, shows and performances https://glive.co.uk
About Guildford - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guildford
About Surrey - http://www.visitsurrey.com/

Peaslake is ideally situated between London and Brighton in the heart of English countryside. Our home is set amongst hills and has stunning views of the countryside. Peaslake is a quaint English village and is a well-known and popular tourist destination. It lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty, attracting walkers, cyclists, horse riders and golfers, as we are surrounded by the North Down hills with woods and The Hurtwood Forest and many golf courses. It is the focal point for mountain bikers. There is a great Italian restaurant called the Hurtwood Inn, local village food store, biking shop and church (1889) in our village. http://www.parishofshere.com/

Peaslake's Hollywood claim to fame has been the many movies filmed in our village and neighbouring village of Shere because of its natural beauty, such as The Holiday, Brigette Jones, The Ruling Class, The Wedding Date, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Ruling Class, The World's End and many others.

There are many neighbouring villages equally as beautiful: Holmbury St Mary, Ewhurst, Abinger Common, Abinger Hammer, Gomshall, Shere ...

Shere is a stunning village 2 miles down the road and is known as the one of most beautiful villages in England. It has fantastic old English pubs, 12th century church, tea shops, bakery, food store, green grocer, gift shops, beautiful stream with ducks, restaurants: Michelin star restaurant Kinghams, The William Bray, The White Horse and nearby, we have The Gomshall Mill, Tillings, The Abinger Hatch, The Wotten Hatch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shere


There are spa hotels and clubs nearby and many places that offer Pilates, yoga, massage, alternative therapies and pampering. http://www.ccgcranleigh.com/ (8 minutes drive).

We have many National Trust mansions and Royal Horticultural Society gardens close by: Polesden Lacey, Clandon Park, Winkworth Arboretum, Wisley Gardens, Loseley Park, Hatchlands Park, Claremount Gardens. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

There are 90 golf courses in Surrey, and we have many within 8-10 minutes from home including Cranleigh Golf and Country Club, Effingham Golf Club, Clandon Golf Regis, Merrow Golf Club, Gatton Manor Golf Club, Wisley, St George's Weybridge to name but a few! http://www.surreygolfguide.com/


For children, there is plenty of fun too. At home, we have toys, games and lots of books. Outdoors there is table tennis.

Guildford Spectrum has ice-skating, 10-pin bowling, swimming pools, water slides, soft play, sports and athletics.

92 activities - theme parks, active sport, animals & nature, play centres, museums, landmarks, historical gards http://www.daysoutwithkids.co.uk/surrey/

Children's day camps:

http://www.acm.ac.uk/ (Academy of Contemporary Music for older children)
http://www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk/ (Yvonne Arnaud theatre)

London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports are 35 minutes car drive from home.

Epsom and Sandown horse racecourses are both 30 minutes car drive.

Wimbledon is 40 minutes car drive.

London takes 35-40 minutes by train from Guildford mainline train station. Or 45-60 minutes by car.

Visiting the south coast is easy by car or train. Brighton is 50 minutes drive; Portsmouth harbour is 60 minutes and Southampton is 75 minutes.

Our home is a great central point to tour the counties of Southern England such as Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, Wiltshire, Kent, Sussex, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

You could also combine your stay and visit Scotland, Ireland or Wales or take 1 hour flights to other European countries and visit Paris, Brussels, Madrid, Amsterdam or fly to Geneva and go skiing.

I can help you discover whatever it is you would love to do whilst you stay.


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  1. I am an author and education specialist for children with learning differences

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  3. I love travelling, photography, walking, Pilates, yoga, Tai Chi, sailing, skiing and Spanish literature. I am longing to go whale watching

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Quaint English pubs in Peaslake, Shere, Ewhurst, Holmbury St May, Abinger Common, Wotten
Cool bars
The William Bray, The Richard Onslow, The Windmill
Cozy cafés
Shere, Gomshall, Guildford
Retail therapy
Guildford, London, Brighton
Bit of culture
Guildford, London
Walks in the park
Surrounded by stunning forests
Spot of exercise
Golf, walking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, Pilates, Yoga
Day tripping
London, Brighton, Winchester, Southampton, Portsmouth, Kent

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