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5 cool places to stay in Surrey

By Sara Hardy– 7th February 2021
cool places to stay in Surrey

I’m thrilled that you are considering a break in our wonderful county! Here you will be spoilt for choice with brilliantly fun activities, quirky places to visit and cool places to stay. I have handpicked this accommodation because I believe each represents a true celebration of our area.

Curious? Do read on..

Beaverbrook Dorking, Surrey Hills

This ridiculously stylish and oh-so-cool hotel oozes old school romance and glamour in a quintessentially English setting. With an exuberant past, this glorious hotel encompasses a wonderful sense of nostalgia ensuring there is something for everyone.

Families can enjoy luxurious interconnecting rooms, four fabulous dining options and a fantastic kids’ club each weekend. From bug hunting to den building, an onsite cinema and countless outdoor activities to enjoy, children will be engaged and inspired. They can go wild in the whimsical woodland play area with its tree house, tee pee and obstacle course or enjoy a huge range of sporting activities.



Foxhills country club Ottershaw

Be amazed as the sweeping driveway takes you through the woodlands of this 400 acre country club. With four incredible dining options from relaxed to fine dining, all tastes are met. This affordably luxurious hotel has unrivalled leisure facilities including two championship golf courses, tennis and swimming and is the place to go for the ultimate active family weekend.

Take some time for yourself to indulge in one of their signature treatments in the tranquillity of the spa or enjoy a yoga class in the newly built yoga cabin. Next year, be one of the first to experience the incredible Foxhills Pavilion; a beautiful new leisure facility designed specifically for families by the architects behind Soho Farmhouse.



The Merry Harriers Inn Godalming

Delight in the idyllic scenery that surrounds you at The Merry Harriers Inn. Located within an area of outstanding natural beauty, this is your opportunity for the perfect countryside escape. With breath-taking walks and cycle routes to explore, everyone will be looked after here. Even your four-legged friend with receive a welcome pack! Enjoy a tour and a tasting at the gin distillery conveniently on the doorstep before retreating to your luxury shepherds hut; or head inside for a sumptuous three course feast before cosying up beside your own woodburning stove. Alternatively book one of their glorious and affordably luxurious garden or inn rooms.

For something different, a little unique, and highly relaxing, take a walk with one of the resident llamas each with its own character and personality. A stroll with one of these gentle creatures is an incredibly therapeutic experience and guaranteed to bring you a smile.



Riverscapes Houseboat stays Chertsey

A total must for any nature lover, your home on the Thames is the perfect place to enjoy the tranquillity of the river whilst having easy access to Surrey’s attractions. With four boats to choose from and even a hot tub option, this is something not to be missed. For those seeking adventure, kayaks, pedalos and SUP boards are included in your rental. Your boat is moored safely in a stunning lagoon within the marina in Chertsey. What could be better than watching the sunset over the Thames from your own private deck?



The Runneymede on Thames Egham, Magna Carta country

This effortlessly chic hotel is the perfect family getaway for those looking to explore the great outdoors on the banks of the Thames. With interconnecting rooms, or duplex dog friendly suites, tailored children’s menus and even food to feed the ducks, the Runneymede is very well set up for younger guests.

During the warmer months, take a boat up the Thames, have a game of tennis or venture into neighbouring Windsor. The uber cool Leftbank restaurant offers stunning views and a truly sumptuous dining experience, alternatively relax in the trendy lounge with its views and 360 degree fireplace.



I hope I have inspired you with a taster of some of the cool places to stay in Surrey, check out my other blogs for suggested itineraries and places not to be missed!



Sara x



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The Runneymede


The Merry Harriers


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