Staycation in the Surrey Hills

A guide to making the most of your visit to the stunning Surrey Hills, whilst respecting nature, our community and other visitors.

Whether you are a local resident looking for new and exciting activities or you are coming from further afield and want to explore the hidden gems of the Surrey Hills, below are some ideas for accommodation, experiences and local food, drink and artisan crafts

For more information and guidance on visiting the Surrey Hills as lock down eases click here

Accommodation

From 5 star luxury to cosy self catering to wild camping, choose one of these stunning properties in the heart of the Surrey Hills:-

DorkingThe White HorseAn ideal base to explore some of the South East England’s most exclusive attractions. Set at the head of Dorking’s famed high street, the hotel offers 56 luxury en-suite bedrooms, a restaurant and bar known as The Dozen and is one of the most storied coaching inns dating back to 1278
DorkingDenbies Vineyard HotelDenbies Vineyard Hotel is located in the heart of Denbies Wine Estate with outstanding views across the 265-acre estate and rolling hills. Offering 17 ensuite rooms with a new Vineyard Restaurant and bar area, the hotel has subtle references to its prime location in the Surrey Hills wine country
RipleyBroadway barn B&BAn elegant home from home – This beautiful property, which is over 200 years old, offers the very best accommodation with modern comforts while retaining a sense of charm and character. Each room is equipped with Egyptian cotton bedding, colour TV, DAB/FM radio alarm with IPod dock and free Wi-Fi.
WonershBarnet Hill HotelThis elegant Queen Anne-style mansion, set atop a large hill in 26 acres of lovingly maintained gardens and woodland, is now a luxury four star boutique hotel, with a passion for delicious food, superb service and divine rooms.
DorkingMercure Box Hill Burford bridgeThe 57 room Mercure Burford Bridge Hotel is ideally located at the foot of Box Hill in the heart of the Surrey Hills within three acres of landscaped gardens, just outside central Dorking.
ShalfordGreat Tangley ManorA Grade 1 listed property that has been a dwelling for over 1000 years.

Great Tangley Manor is a truly historic venue in Surrey with luxurious group accommodation.

The Manor is a large private residence which sleeps up to 12 guests in five bedrooms.
High AshurstSurrey Outdoor learning CentreSurrey Outdoor Learning Centre – holiday activities, glamping and staycations, school trips for schools, Duke of Edinburgh awards training and corporate training too!
CranleighHolly Cottage, Coverwood Lakes Self CateringHolly Cottage, which sleeps up to 4 people, is in the most peaceful, stunning location and would provide the perfect base from which to explore the Surrey Hills.
It has been comprehensively extended and renovated (with underfloor heating, bi-fold doors and log burner) to provide a high quality contemporary living environment coupled with traditional country cottage features.
FarnhamWaggoners wild camping, Hampton EstateFamily run site set in a large field fringed by woodland with stunning views over the Surrey Hills and direct links to the North Downs Way and Surrey Cycleway trails.
The perfect spot for families and couples looking for a big boost from nature deep in the Surrey countryside.

The staff here make an extra effort to create a friendly camping experience, with an emphasis on space, seclusion and escapism. This environmentally-conscious spot also tries to minimise its impact on the planet, with green solutions like hand-made compostable loos and cold wild woodland showers.
Hampton Estate: Views over the Surrey Hills

Experiences

The Surrey Hills is home to a wealth of hidden gem experiences from leathercraft workshops to cooking over a campfire to paddle boarding.  Here are a few examples that you can book in advance.

Please contact each company directly to find information on opening hours and booking details.

Company nameType of experienceLocation
Adam Aaronson Glass StudioGlass blowing workshopsClandon
Albury Estate Fisheries PartnershipFishingAlbury
Albury Organic VineyardWine tasting and toursAlbury
Denbies Wine EstateWine tasting and toursDorking
Dorking BreweryBeer tastings and toursCapel
Greyfriars VineyardWine tasting and toursPuttenham
Hampton EstateHampton estateWild Camping – 5th July to 30th AugustFarnham
Hedges & HurdlesHedges and hurdlesNatural craft workshopsRedhill
High Clandon Estate VineyardWine tasting and toursHigh Clandon
Mandira’s KitchenIndian cookery classesAlbury
Norbury Park Farm Cheese LimitedNorbury Blue CheeseTours and tastingsGuildford
Rosanna Clare Handmade AccessoriesLeathercraft workshopsCranleigh
Rural Life CentreVintage eventsFarnham
Ruth WheelerWoodcraft workshopsBramley
Shetland pony Club LTDShetland pony clubPony riding for kidsStoke D’Abernon
Silent Pool Distillers LtdTours and tastingsAlbury
Surrey Hills Adventure CompanyPaddle boarding and wild swimmingAbinger Common
Surrey Outdoor Learning and DevelopmentOutdoor adventure and campingDorking
The Forest Bathing InstituteForest bathingCovent Garden,
The Wey & Arun Canal TrustBoat trips and canal walksGuildford
We Are The Salt Box LtdCooking over campfiresReigate
We Fly Fish LtdFly fishingLeatherhead
Wessex DistilleryGin making experinceGodalming

Artisan Trail

The Surrey Hills Artisan Trail is a free self-guided trail taking you on a journey around the Surrey Hills, offering opportunities to meet the Artisans and to taste local food and drink and experience traditional artisan craft skills.

It’s a fantastic way to explore the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoy a range of experiences in stunning locations.

Meet the Artisans

Meet our Surrey Hills Artisans and create your trail by booking directly with the Artisans.

You can take part in visits, demonstrations, tours, tastings, workshops and taster sessions and purchase local food, drink and crafts.

Activities include vineyard and gin distillery tours, cookery masterclasses, farm visits, coffee tasting and roasting, leather craft workshops, woodwork demonstrations and outdoor cookery experiences.

All the Artisans have been awarded our Trade Mark Surrey Hills, an accreditation and mark of local provenance, quality and sustainability

  • Meet the Surrey Hills Artisans and hear their stories
  • Book a range of experiences directly with the Artisan
  • Find out about available demonstrations, tours, workshops, courses and taster sessions
  • Opening times and how to book your visit
  • Map – location of each Artisan
  • Directions – how to get there and Where to stay
  • Create your own Trail of Experiences

To find out more about all the amazing businesses in the Surrey Hills click here

Surrey Hills Enterprises is working to support the amazing local businesses across the Surrey Hills and thank all our Corporate Partners who are supporting this work

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