Deep in south east England, Surrey is a county of contrasts, from the urban centres of Guilford and the southern outskirts of London to the rural havens of tranquillity that can be found around the county, a Surrey holiday has something to entertain and enthral every visitor. The county’s proximity to London means that there are a huge range of adventure and activity centres in Surrey, as well as many delightful market towns and coastal resorts in which to relax.
Surrey is a haven of activity, and there are very few sport and leisure activities which you cannot practice from a self catering Surrey holiday rental. The rivers which cross the county are perfectly suited for canoeing and rowing, and there are many fishing stretches available. Both coarse and fly fishing holidays thrive on the rivers of Surrey, and all you need to enjoy a days fishing is a permit, which is readily available from any of the Surrey tourist information offices. There is also plenty of scope for playing golf, learning to fly, going wildfowling or going hang gliding from a Surrey holiday cottage, not to mention the mass of walking, cycling and horse riding possibilities. There are some magnificent routes to try on foot, horseback or by bicycle, as well as a huge number of Surrey public houses and restaurants in which to get a little refreshment and pub food after a hard days sport. Sea kayaking, surfing, sailing, windsurfing and scuba diving holidays are hugely enjoyable, with plenty of lakes and rivers across the county on which to play.
Surrey is filled with places of interest worth exploring too. The Devil’s Punch Bowl and Box Hill are fantastic wildlife refuges, bustling with wildlife, and bird lovers will be delighted with the beautiful Surrey Hills which is an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Royal Horticultural Gardens at Wisley and Plosden Lacey are also well worth exploring.
The delights and attractions of London are just a few miles from the border of Surrey. Leaving the peace, tranquillity and beauty of the Surrey countryside behind for a few hours, and you can enjoy the incredible sights, sounds and smells of London on a day trip very easily, and return to a Surrey public house in the evening for some good, hearty pub food and work out what to do with the following day. If you can bear to drag yourself away from Surrey’s golf courses, water ways and wooded hills, there are many kinds of day trips and excursions to enjoy.
A self catering holiday cottage in Surrey is remarkably easily reached from anywhere in the UK. Located just on the southern outskirts of Greater London, the transport networks are exceptional, especially as London Gatwick and London Heathrow airports are both located within the county. The rail and road networks are extensive, and there are plenty of Surrey car hire firms from which to rent a vehicle during your stay.