Shere, Nr Guildford,Surrey GU5 9QL - Uplifting location 10 minutes walk to idyllic village of Shere.
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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 Guildford
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.
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
We are happy to consider small family parties
Smoking outside only
Pets not allowed upstairs
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A sunny September celebration
A beautiful house on a gorgeously sunny weekend. So relaxing with amazing views.
Thanks Carl. You were perfect guests!
Tor Hatch is an amazing property. We hired it for our wedding weekend as a base for the wedding party to get to spend some time together before the big day, as well as to have everyone get ready at the morning of the wedding. The pool was a big hit with everyone, and Emma and her husband made sure we had everything we needed. The house is clean, light and airy and the rooms are a great size and very comfy. Overall, we had an amazing stay and can't wait for an excuse to come back!
A great country retreat
Emma couldn't be more helpful, the house was simply lovely and we had a great time. We would certainly visit again.
Fantastic Stay at Tor Hatch
We chose this property in order to have three generations of our family together to celebrate a big birthday. There were 11 of us.
Four adults and five kids slept in the main house where there was ample space. Two of us stayed in the beautiful summer house which had a cosy bedroom, en suite bathroom and fully fitted kitchen. Many of us commented how comfortable the beds, bedding and pillows were. There was more than enough space for us to group together or relax in seperate areas within the house.
The grounds were extensive and the views were fantastic. Plenty of places for the kids to charge around and the adults to wander. We were lucky enough to have warm sunny weather and so the pool was a particular hit, especially with the kids.
Emma and Paul were in the nearby cottage and whilst Emma popped in a couple of times to see if we had all we needed, their presence was unobtrusive.
If we were picky, we would have liked the main fridge to have been large enough to hold all our food but perhaps we simply had too much food!
Emma's speedy replies to our emails was appreciated and the whole check in-out process went well.
So, a lovely break in a large, comfortable house with fantastic views and very helpful hosts. We thoroughly recomment it and would come again.
Very special place, especially for a large family.
We truly enjoyed our visit. Emma & Paul are lovely hosts and their home is spacious, welcoming and beautiful views & grounds.
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
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
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
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