GREAT BOOKHAM, SURREY
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother spent part of their honeymoon here, and photographs of other notable guests can be seen. The house is handsomely furnished and full of charm, and it is set in spacious grounds. Please phone for details of special events. Photo credits: Approach to house - John Howlett; garden - Susannah Wheeler; landscape - Eddie Hyde.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- No access for wheelchairs to house upper floors. Some steps & uneven paths in garden. Courtesy shuttle from car park to front of house
- Facilities: Parking & mobility vehicles/wheelchairs, ramps
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year House, grounds, shop & cafe: daily 10-5 summer, 10-4 winter (last entry to house 1 hour before close). Closed 24-25 Dec
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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.
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