“Luxurious accommodation with beautiful public rooms” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Great Fosters is a Grade II listed mansion that dates back to the 16th century. The main house rooms are very much in keeping with the house's original style but are, of course, up-to-date with modern amenities. The Coach House and Cloisters provide particularly stylish and luxurious accommodation. Interesting award-winning cuisine can be enjoyed in The Estate Grill and Tony Parkin at The Tudor Room. The beautiful public rooms, including the terrace during the summer months, provide the perfect setting for afternoon tea and cocktails. The varied meeting and event facilities provide the venues for a range of individual events.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 50
- Family rooms: 2
- Bedrooms Ground: 16
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Outdoor Pool
- Hard Tennis Court
- Croquet Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 200
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £220
- Double room, minimum price: £270
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Surrey may be better known for its suburbia than its scenery, but the image is unjust. Over a quarter of the county’s landscapes are official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and along the downs and the greensand ridge you can gaze to distant horizons with hardly a building in sight. This is one of England’s most wooded counties, and has more village greens than any other shire. You’ll find sandy tracks and cottage gardens, folded hillsides and welcoming village inns. There’s variety, too, as the fields and meadows of the east give way to the wooded downs and valleys west of the River Mole.
Of course there are also large built-up areas, mainly within and around the M25; but even here you can still find appealing visits and days out. On the fringe of Greater London you can picnic in Chaldon’s hay meadows, explore the wide open downs at Epsom, or drift idly beside the broad reaches of the stately River Thames. Deep in the Surrey countryside you’ll discover the Romans at Farley Heath, and mingle with the monks at England’s first Cistercian monastery. You’ll see buildings by great architects like Edwin Lutyens and Sir George Gilbert Scott, and meet authors too, from John Donne to Agatha Christie.
Restaurants and Pubs
The scene could hardly be more 'Wind in the Willows', with the Thames burbling by, and outdoor tables and parasols set out by Bell Weir lock that lends its name to the kitchen and bar. The parquet-floored brasserie room has a light, breezy ambience.
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