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Destination guide

Explore the beauty of Surrey in holiday lettings

Nestled in southeast England, Surrey is a stunning area with rich history and culture, fascinating attractions and postcard-worthy countryside to explore. From experiencing the authentic cuisine in local restaurants and shopping for unique gifts in market towns to traversing the ancient heathland and glistening waterways in the scenic landscape, holiday lettings in Surrey offer something for everyone.

History

Heritage sites near your Surrey holiday rental

Southeast England has a rich history that dates back over 500,000 years, giving Surrey some unique historic sites and attractions with intriguing exhibits. Holiday homes can be found near locations like Polesden Lacey, a historic Edwardian mansion with period furnishings, nature trails and scenic gardens, and Guildford Castle, a historic fortress with a viewing platform for panoramic vistas. Hatchlands Park, a Georgian mansion with period artefacts and an instrument museum, and Clandon Park, a Palladian mansion with a sunken Dutch garden and period ceramics, furniture and tapestries, are also great for history buffs. You could also visit Brooklands Museum, a former car-racing circuit and aerodrome with relics from aviation and motoring history.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Surrey

Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Surrey has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Legoland (17.8 mi / 28.6 km)
  • London Dungeon (21.9 mi / 35.2 km)
  • Chessington World of Adventures (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Thorpe Park (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Twickenham Stadium (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Wimbledon Tennis Club (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Surrey

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Surrey is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sky Garden (23.3 mi / 37.4 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Battersea Park (19.7 mi / 31.7 km)
  • Kensington Gardens (20.7 mi / 33.3 km)
  • Hyde Park (20.9 mi / 33.6 km)
  • St. James Park (21.5 mi / 34.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Surrey

Fly into London (LGW-Gatwick), the closest airport, located 12.8 mi (20.5 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into London (LHR-Heathrow), which is 15.5 mi (24.9 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Gomshall Station, Leatherhead Horsley Station and Leatherhead Effingham Junction Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Food & drink 

Sample signature recipes in Surrey

Surrey’s fine-dining restaurants and cosy pubs offer a culinary adventure for every taste. Local farms, vineyards and breweries give every dish in Surrey restaurants a signature flair, often including a mixture of global culinary influence and traditional delicacies of the region. Visit restaurants and eateries near your Surrey holiday rental to try regional favourites like banoffee pie, a dessert consisting of pastry base, bananas, cream and toffee, or Maids of Honour tart, an English baked tart with a puff pastry shell and cheese curds with almonds, jam or nutmeg.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday cottages in Surrey

If you’re looking for a romantic holiday, the rolling countryside and charming villages of Surrey are perfect for unwinding with your loved one. Romantic holiday cottages are available near such locations as North Downs, a rolling chalk ridge with villages, fields and woodland along an ancient pilgrimage route, and the Winkworth Arboretum, a protected hillside woodland with a picturesque lake and wildflowers. Painshill, an 18th-century landscape garden with grottoes, follies, a vineyard and a waterwheel, is ideal for romantic strolls. You could also visit Loseley Park, a stately home with tours, period furnishings, a chapel and a tea room on a vast estate.

How many holiday rentals are available around Surrey?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,577 holiday lettings around Surrey. From 175 cabins to 175 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Surrey?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Surrey. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Guildford: 364 holiday homes
  • Woking: 441 holiday homes
  • Dorking: 257 holiday homes
  • Staines: 764 holiday homes
  • East Molesey: 21 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Surrey! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Surrey?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Surrey with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Guildford: 364 holiday lettings
  • Woking: 441 holiday lettings
  • Dorking: 257 holiday lettings
  • Staines: 764 holiday lettings
  • Farnham: 203 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Surrey?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Surrey are:

  • Redhill (KRH-RAF Marham): 3,444 self catering accommodations
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR): 10,482 self catering accommodations
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW): 666 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Surrey?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Surrey. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • RHS Garden Wisley: 5,507 holiday rentals
  • Thorpe Park: 8,261 holiday rentals
  • Gatwick Aviation Museum: 681 holiday rentals
  • Leatherhead Station: 9,075 holiday rentals
  • Godalming Farncombe Station: 521 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Surrey listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Surrey

Guildford
364 holiday rentals
Woking
441 holiday rentals
Dorking
257 holiday rentals
Staines
764 holiday rentals
Farnham
203 holiday rentals
Betchworth
126 holiday rentals
Caterham
307 holiday rentals
Esher
1,596 holiday rentals
Epsom
3,190 holiday rentals
Redhill
296 holiday rentals
Hindhead
109 holiday rentals
West Byfleet
257 holiday rentals
Weybridge
478 holiday rentals
Coulsdon
857 holiday rentals
Camberley
236 holiday rentals
Godstone
216 holiday rentals
Virginia Water
414 holiday rentals
Godalming
220 holiday rentals
Cranleigh
135 holiday rentals
Ashtead
435 holiday rentals