Tor Hatch is a substantial family home built in the 1930's designed for every room to benefit from the outstanding views. It has been modernised to create a warm and welcome environment, much loved by the owners and extended family. The gardens and grounds are well maintained and a source of enormous pleasure as is the panoramic view. Perfect for family holidays, celebrations and office functions.
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- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
Shere, Nr Guildford,Surrey GU5 9QL - Uplifting location 10 minutes walk to idyllic village of Shere.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 9, 2018
About Emma O'Hea
Tor Hatch is a substantial home which has been in our family for three generations. Set in the Surrey hills, five minutes walk from the idyllic picture postcard village of Shere with stunning views all round it is a delightful place to live. We have 5 grown up children so HOME has been an important hub. With a newly refurbished kitchen with AGA, wood burning stove, Apple TV, Sonos sound system and snug it is more cosy and welcoming than ever. We both love our grounds, large vegetable garden and rearing free range chickens. Living 50 minutes from London and 45 minutes from Heathrow and Gatwick is a joy. We love entertaining so Tor Hatch is well equipped for dining, barbecues, pool and tennis parties. We would like to travel more and want others to enjoy Tor Hatch in our absence.
Emma O'Hea purchased this House in 2011
Why Emma O'Hea chose Shere
Paul's parents and grandparents lived in this wonderful spot and we were thrilled to take over the property in 2011 and benefit from its brilliant location. We are keen walkers and the Surrey hills extend from our doorstep with miles of rolling countryside. Access to the airports is great and is an easy journey into London by train or car. Guildford is a fantastic city for shopping, restaurants, yoga facilities and nationwide connections. We love living in a quiet spot but with shops and pubs walking distance away. Polo, tennis, racing all nearby. We are in an area of outstanding beauty too. We cannot imagine a more perfect location for living. Our grown up children are regular visitors and in the summer it is a haven where they escape from London for home grown veg, pool and court!
What makes this House unique
Whilst staying at the property you can tailor make the perfect visit. For keen walkers and cyclists there are endless possibilities- taking in pubs en route! Families with young children will enjoy the garden, pool, baby pool and tennis court. The sunken trampoline is safe and fun. A wander through the fields to Shere is a delight with the reward of quaint village with ice creams, tea shop, 12C church and ducks in the stream to feed. We are well set up for entertaining. Formally in the dining room ( second dishwasher a great help) or weather permitting barbecuing on the lawn with unspoilt views.The pool house is self contained for summer lunches or suppers. Theatre, sight seeing, fine dining, museums and all London has to offer is only 40 minutes by train. Seaside and beach is an hour.
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The perfect venue in a beautiful setting
Having been through the stress of searching for a Hen Party venue, I was so happy when I came across Tor Hatch! Not only did the photos display the stunning house and surrounding views, but it was also one of the very few houses I could find in Surrey which was big enough to sleep 14 girls. I was so excited to see what the house was like, and it certainly didn't disappoint as Tor Hatch is an absolutely beautiful house with stunning views of the Surrey Hills!
Emma and Paul were brilliant right from the beginning and made us feel so welcome and at home. The house was very comfortable, spacious and was well equipped with everything we needed. All the girls who attended the Hen Party loved the house and more importantly the Bride-to-be couldn't have been happier (especially after a gin tour at the Silent Pool Gin Distillery which was only a 5 minute drive from Tor Hatch).
I would love to stay again at Tor Hatch and would recommend it to anyone and everyone! Thank you Emma and Paul for allowing us to have such a wonderful stay x
Wonderful hosts and prefect location!
We can't recommend highly enough our stay at Tor Hatch. We came from Boston to have an extended family reunion with our English family including 3 generations, ages 4 to 77. The house and its surrounding gardens, tennis court and pool were the perfect setting. We even hosted a big luncheon for 20+ family members and Emma and Paul helped us out with catering and ensuring the whole day was a success. We can't wait to have the opportunity to stay there again. You have all the amenities of a cozy family home with a luxurious setting and incredible views. Fleur and Avi
Our immediate family and their partners congregated in the Surrey Hills for a wedding reception and stayed at Tor Hatch. This is an incredible home made for family and grounded in comfort. It combines the feel and look of an old English estate with modern amenities. We swam, played tennis and lounged outdoors wanting nothing more than to enjoy the stunning vistas. The tiny village of Shere is a 10-minute walk away, and Heathrow a 35-minute drive. If I ever want to run away from it all, I'll head to Emma and Paul's restorative spot again and stay for as long as possible!
Thanks so much Karen for your lovely review. We are so glad that you were able to relax and restore yourselves after so many wedding celebrations.
You were great guests...... come back whenever you can find an excuse!
Emma and Paul
Perfect Setting for A Fabulous Girly Weekend
Ten of us arrived at Tor Hatch on 9th April for a girly retreat to celebrate my 25th birthday. The village is quaint and perfect, the grounds are picturesque and the property is so so beautiful, luxury and comfortable, the girls loved their bedrooms! I hosted an afternoon tea and a treasure hunt and Emma was so accommodating and flexible. The house was so enjoyable in the spring so we can't wait to experience it in British summertime! Great memories.
Thanks so much Naomi and very happy you had such a fun weekend with your friends. We hope all our guests can enjoy the lovely setting, cosy beds and space at Tor Hatch!
We loved to stay in the house, it is so beautiful, cosy, wonderful
atmosphere, the owners are both great!!!
This is really a very special place, you can see that there is someone very creative, who looks for every detail in the house. Food is delicious and you feel always very welcome! Thanks a lot to Emma, who is wonderful!!!!
I think this place is also perfect for filming and taking pictures.
What a beautiful location, home and owners!!!! I arrived to collect the keys, a little early but was greeted by the most welcoming home owners Emma and Paul. Emma kindly showed me everything I needed to know and then was on her way!
The location is set in a stunning little village which was amazing for afternoon walks.
The home itself is so warm and welcoming with the most outstanding gardens with picturesque views, breath taking! I couldn't recommend a better property for a nice chilled get away. Thank you again to such fantastic home owners who made everything so simple and couldn't have been more helpful! Homemade granola and cake waiting for our arrival!!!!
Thank you so much Hope. You were a wonderful group of guests and left everything in tip top shape! Come again!
Coast/Beach: The glorious beach at West Wittering is approx 75 minutes drive away. Wonderful expanse of clean sand close to Chichester Estuary. Isle of Wight links at Portsmouth are easily accessible - 75 minutes Travel: London Gatwick and Heathrow are both approx 45 minutes on a good run. Channel Ports are under two hours away. We are 15 minutes from Junction 13 on the M25 Guildford (15minutes) has regular train services to London, Gatwick and UK stations. Woking (20 minutes) has regular coach link to Heathrow Distances: 5 minutes to Shere 15 minutes to Guildford - cobbled High Street, shopping, cathedral, theatre, restaurants, 55 minutes to London 85 minutes to Chichester - theatre, gallery, cathedral 45 minutes to Midhurst (polo) and Petworth (NT house and park) 20 minutes to Polesdon Lacy ( NT property) 15 minutes to RHS Wisley Gardens
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Please contact owner - 50% deposit to secure booking. Balance due six weeks prior to booking date. Changeover Day: Flexible Notes on prices: £4,000 - £4,750 per week