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Beautifully Renovated Country Cottage Combining Modern and Old

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Peaslake, Nr. Guildford, Surrey, England - Quiet Location On Edge of a Working Farm

Holly Cottage comprises a former cattleman's cottage that has been comprehensively renovated and extended to provide a high quality contemporary living environment coupled with traditional country cottage features. Underfloor heating, 3 sets of bi-fold doors, double sided log burner and electric velux windows are just part of the specification.

Tim Metson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Tim Metson

We are a 3rd generation farming family. The grassland farm consists of a pedigree herd of Hereford cattle, sheep and horses at livery. Totalling approximately 200 acres we are situated in a popular but peaceful tucked away position in the central Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We look forward to welcoming you to our home!

Tim Metson purchased this cottage in 1950


Guildford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Upstairs bathroom with w/c, bath and separate shower Downstairs shower room with w/c
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with two single beds
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Notes on accommodation: The cottage can accommodate up to 6 guests but an additional fee is payable. Details on request. Outside: There is a large games room (with table tennis table)/store for bikes. The cottage has a large patio for entertaining with 3 sets of bifold doors opening onto it. Utility Room: Utility comprises sink, various cupboards/worktops, washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are all included. Other: There is a snug/study with TV and integrated DVD player. In addition to the tastefully decorated and furnished cottage, there is a large games room and store located outside with table tennis table and space for storing mountain bikes etc.


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Beautifully Renovated Country Cottage Combining Modern and Old
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful, well equipped, quiet cottage.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great stay in Holly cottage. Thank you Metson family for a warm welcome combined with privacy, for comfort in a beautiful rural surrounding. The air is pure, the silence of nature, the outdoor walks of Surrey.

We liked the cottage. beds, kitchen, shower, wifi was all perfect. We loved being here.

Moniek van Sandick (the Netherlands)

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Moniek, you are most welcome! I am sorry that the NL were not world champions at Lacrosse this year but maybe next time! :-)
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Gorgeous location and perfect cottage for us

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful welcome pack awaited us. Tim was around/available if we needed him but also gave us our own space. We felt almost part of the little community and really felt that we had moved in. Loved the proximity to Peaslake - lovely stroll through the woods or short drive down the lane. Beauriful sun trap with great outdoor seating. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had amazing views. Mattresses could have been a little thicker but everything else was perfect for us. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The best self catering I have ever stayed in. Attention to detail was fabulous, clean quiet and everything it says on the tin. Tom and his family are welcoming and very obliging

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well equipped and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Our third stay at Holly Cottage was excellent as usual. The cottage is clean, in a beautiful location, and extremely well equipped. Tim and family are friendly and our two boys loved watching the cows and horses come and go. A great location to get around the south of England, we will definitely be staying again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holly Cottage is situated in the most delightful peaceful rural location, our stay was bliss!

  • 5 of 5

Arriving at Coverwood, we immediately realised we have made a perfect choice. Holly Cottage had everything and more to offer. For those who enjoy the countryside and what the countryside has to offer it was there on the doorstep! Beautiful woodland walks, birdsong and the view from the property were all complementary to making our stay so enjoyable. The Metson family and their farming enterprise in particular their Hereford Cattle, provided us with much pleasure. We would thoroughly recommend a stay at Holly Cottage!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Judith/Rob You are most welcome and it was a pleasure to host you. Glad you enjoyed it!
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Perfect for us. Peace and quiet in absolute comfort with a priceless view

  • 5 of 5

This is perfect if you like to be slightly remote, surrounded by beautiful countryside and on a working farm. This lovingly renovated cottage has all the mod cons you need, lovely nice little thoughtful touches, the added bonus of two bathrooms, one upstairs and one on the ground floor, open plan living areas, yet with enough room to be alone or together. The cottage is kept spotlessly clean with luxury linen, towels and toiletries. We were greeted by gorgeous flowers, a surprise gift of some of their own farm meat in the freezer and immediate supplies in the fridge and everywhere you need them. Tim and his family really look after this cottage as they work hard on the farm and take care to make sure you are also looked after. Take your time as you drive through the farm - no point in rushing as animals and associated farm machinery quite rightly come first. We are very pleased to have found this rental cottage and will come back in a heartbeat. It IS worth every penny and has been perfect for us. We have already recommended it to friends and will continue to do so.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Stabling may be available. Further information and price on request. An external kennel may be available subject to breed of dog. Please note the house does not allow any pets internally. Please enquire direct.


Due to rural location, the use of a car is strongly recommended. Gatwick airport 30 minutes drive. Heathrow airport 45 minutes drive.


The village of Peaslake is approximately 1.5 miles. the popular village of Shere is about an 8 minute drive and the county cobbled high street town of Guildford about 20 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Guildford Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Holls
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall HT
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Christmas
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
Early 18
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Full booking terms and conditions are available on our website.
Please note that as the cottage is located on a working farm and therefore not suitable for young children. If you are interested in bringing children please enquire with their ages. Guests will be asked to adhere to certain safety and access guidelines.

Changeover Day:
Our change over days are generally Friday/Saturday. The cottage is available from 4 pm. Guests are asked to vacate the cottage by 10am

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.
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