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Period Country Cottage with Shared Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cottage in Alfold, Guildford, Surrey - Superbly Located in a Beautiful Countryside Setting, Makes a Wonderful Retreat

Superbly located in a beautiful countryside setting, this attractive cottage makes a wonderful retreat. Scenic walks can be enjoyed around the owner’s 50 acre estate with ponds and horse paddocks and public footpaths lead to the Arun and Wey canal. The cottage is well placed for exploring the area; the quaint hamlet of Alford has a church, shop and pub (¾ mile), and within easy driving distance are historic Guildford (trains to London 30 mins), Horsham, Brighton, Gatwick, Heathrow, plus many National Trust homes and gardens. For younger visitors the property is within reasonable driving distance of Lego Land, Chessington World of adventure and Thorpe Park!

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

A super cottage with access to some great walks. We will definitely be back for a return visit when it is warm enough to use the pool. March 2008.
Mar 2008
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Heathrow or Gatwick
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Car: necessary


The property is situated about 35 miles from the sea an it is a pleasant drive through the west Sussex country side to Brighton, Chichester and other points of interest on the south coast.


Turtles Cottage is located almost equidistant between Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and the travel time to each is around 50 minutes depending on traffic.


The cottage is well placed for exploring the area; the quaint hamlet of Alford has a church, shop and pub (¾ mile), and within easy driving distance are historic Guildford 12 miles (trains to London 30 minutes), Horsham 10 miles, Brighton x miles and Chichester x miles.

Further Details:

There is a small village shop open daily in Alfold and a wider range of shops and facilities can be found in Cranleigh (5 miles). The nearest major shopping area is Guildford (12 miles).


Cranleigh Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The upstairs bathroom has a very cottagey feel and has wc, basin and a large rolltop bath with shower attachment. The downstairs shower room has a large walk in shower cubicle
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, double bed and large walk-in wardrobe. Bedroom 2, 2 single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is situated on a farm and there are horses and usually sheep and some cattle on the property. There are a number of ponds and streams and it is essential that young children are supervised at all times. Outside: There is a shared out door heated pool with a covered BBQ and eating area. The pool is heated from mid May to the end of August. In addition there is a large shared games room with snooker table, table tennis and a pleasant sitting room area. Utility Room: There is access to a washer and dryer situated 1 minute walk from the cottage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Duvets, sheets and towels are included and will be changed weekly. Other: The dining hall has a table that will comfortably seat 4/5 and is part of a large, light hall area.


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Period Country Cottage with Shared Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Fantastic !

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Wonderful hosts, superb setting ,beautiful grounds.We had a lovely stay over the bank holiday, comfy beds, well equiped kitchen and a brilliant games room and out door pool for the children. In easy reach of London and theme parks. Thankyou for all your local knowledge.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A £250 per week deposit is payable at the time of booking and the balance is due 10 weeks before the arrival date. Full details of the cancellation policy will be sent at the time of booking.

Changeover Day:
We can be flexible of change over days and will also consider 3 and 4 day breaks.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
3 and 4 days weekend breaks will also be considered. Prices on request.

A £300 per week deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance is due 10 weeks before the arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.