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June 25, 2019

Leylands Farm

Dorking, Surrey

Overview

You've spent the day visiting some of Surrey's most charming and historic villages, Abinger Hammer, Holmbury St Mary, Gomshall and Albury, to name but a few. You finish at Shere, claimed to be the prettiest village in Surrey. Each are close by.

On your return to the rural setting of Abinger Common, you take a leisurely stroll through the impeccably kept, 7 acre gardens of Leylands Farm, equalled only by the greater area to which Leylands Farm resides; an area of outstanding natural beauty, famously known as the Surrey Hills. Wandering past the putting green you greet a flock of doves, resting for a moment at the Dovecote. You pass by the pond, the summer house, the herb garden and muse over the ornamental features. A little further and you reach the home of the ducks and the chickens, watching as they follow one another around. Finally, you arrive at the door to the private, two storey annex to the 19th Century farmhouse, Leylands Farm. You throw a log in the burner; relax in a comfortable chair under the oak beams and contemplate the day. You marvel at how it seems you are worlds apart, and yet, so conveniently close to the hustle and bustle of the daily grind...

 

Accommodation Details

Superbly appointed accommodation

Built of Bargate stone and red brick with exposed timber beams, the period farm house at Leylands Farm is indeed the making of a picture post card.

The self contained annexe, with its separate access, provides luxury bed and breakfast facilities over two storeys. Attractively furnished, it includes a living/dining area on the ground floor and period features such as exposed painted stone walls and timber beam ceilings. Though centrally heated, visitors are welcome to make use of the log fire burner with an endless supply of logs.

The timber clad, galleried first floor presents one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Television, telephone, fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, plus a full continental breakfast will make your stay at Leylands Farm comfortable.

This award winning accommodation at Leylands Farm has been successfully running for many years and with the friendly, luxurious service, at prices which are excellent value for money, it has built up a well earned reputation in the Surrey area.

 

Room Rate Guide:

Minimum two night stay from April 1st until September 31st 2012:
Single occupant 60 / two people 80 / family of three 100*

One night stay only:
Single occupant 70 / two people 90 / family of three 150

 

General Details

So close and yet so far

Even if your stay at Leylands Farm is short, you will be amazed at how quickly you can unwind and relax in the idyllic, rural setting, deep in the Surrey Hills in Abinger Common.

Quite secluded, you would be forgiven for thinking that you are miles away from anywhere; in fact, you are only a short drive from the A25 that runs from Guildford (approximately 10 miles away) and Dorking (approximately 6 miles away).

The A3 and M25 are both within easy reach, no more than 11 miles away respectively and provide easy access to London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports. For rail services, Gomshall station is less than 5 miles away and provides a destination time to London Waterloo of less than 1 hour. Alternatively, there is a further service in Dorking Town Centre, giving more regular trains and a faster service from Guildford (Waterloo) in 34 minutes.

 

Other Information

Abinger Common and the Surrey Hills

Abinger Common is a small village in the heart of the Surrey Hills and forms part of the parish of Abinger; this also includes the villages of Abinger Hammer, Forest Green, Walliswood and Oakwoodhill. The village itself dates back to the stone-age, and is reputed to be the oldest village in England. The church dates back to Norman times and is the second oldest Parish church in Surrey.

The Surrey Hills are one of the first areas in England to be designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and today much is owned by the National Trust, the Forestry Commission and local estates. Characterised by hills and valleys, the area is a traditional mix of farmland, woodland, heathland, sunken lanes, picturesque villages, many of medieval origin and market towns. Indeed, the area has influenced some of the country's finest writers, poets, artists and musicians.

The area's abundance of natural features, local landmarks, beauty spots and viewpoints attract millions of visitors each year. Whether on or off-road, the Surrey Hills are a paradise for walkers, runners and cyclists alike. Mountain biking and hiking is especially associated with the three peaks, Leith Hill, Holmbury Hill and Pitch Hill, all of which surround Abinger Common. In fact, Leith Hill has the highest point in southeast England and is crowned by a gothic tower. As popular as it is, the Surrey Hills still retains a feeling of remoteness, isolation and tranquillity and there is often a strong sense of antiquity in many if its areas.

Many other picturesque and historic villages nestle in and around the Hills, such as Albury, Shere, Holmbury St. Mary, Coldharbour, Farley Green, Gomshall and Peaslake, to name but a few. For comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities, with an enticing selection of places to eat and drink, both Guildford to the west, Surrey's county town and the market town of Dorking to the east, are easily accessible.

 

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Property Name

Leylands Farm

Address

Leylands Lane
Abinger Common
Dorking
RH5 6JU

Phone:

01306 730115

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