Our Inspector's view
This family run Bed and Breakfast in Virginia Water, Surrey is perfectly located for your short break or longer stay. Close to Virginia Water village and train station, and only 30 minutes from London. The idyllic surroundings have some stunning walks including a walk around Virginia Water Lake. Very close to Windsor Town and Windsor Castle, Savill Gardens, Wisley Gardens, Hampton Court, Legoland, Thorpe Park, Wentworth Golf and not forgetting Ascot town and Ascot racecourse and Royal Windsor racecourse.
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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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