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Perfect place to relax or use as your base to explore South-East England

Bedrooms Studio
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Recently renovated by craftsmen who rebuilt Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

The property consists of 1500 sq.feet of luxurious living place with a tall and spacious open-plan lounge ,dining room and modern kitchen plus a galleried double bedroom and bathroom reached by a winding oak staircase.The 2 metre wide bed has been lovingly constructed using beams from oaks that were felled over 500 years ago.Windows,13 feet tall overlook, the four and a half acre gardens of the !6th century manor house.The barn is approached by a secluded drive and there is ample parking space .

Guests are free to wander in the gardens and woods or sit and gaze over the lawns in elevated picnic areas ,There are both charcoal and gas barbecues.

Just 20 miles from Heathrow Airport and 45 minutes from Gatwick Airport, Cowshot Manor is easy to reach by car via the M25 , M3 or A3. London's Waterloo Station is 40 minutes from Brookwood,our local railway station. So many places are easily accessible by car from your Cowshot home away from home :-

Ascot, Windsor, Winchester, Henley, Portsmouth, Petworth, Richmond, Hampton Court and The Surrey Hills can all be reached within an hour's drive.

Bath, Oxford, Blenheim Palace,The New Forest, Canterbury, Hever Castle and Chartwell take only a little longer.

For sports fans there's horse racing at Ascot, Sandown Park and Kempton Park, polo at Windsor, rugby at Twickenham and tennis at Wimbledon. The National Shooting Centre, Bisley is right on our doorstep.There are many first class golf courses in the area including Wentworth , Sunningdale. Royal Berkshire and St George's Hill.

Both Woking and Guildford have flourishing modern theatres and London's West End theatres can be reached in an hour .

Superb pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets can be found in the local villages of Pirbright, St Johns, Chobham and Sunninghill .

The Basingstoke Canal is 200 metres away and from there you can walk or cycle to The Thames at Weybridge or Hook near Basingstoke.

More Details

Property Manager
Geoff Howe
Member since: 2015
Speaks French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Geoff Howe

Geoff and Sue Howe purchased Cowshot Manor in 1982 and its renovation has been a labour of love, Geoff is a retired marketing consultant who started his own business with Sue in 1978 . His work took him to many parts of the world and his company had offices in London, Bristol and Hampton and he also started his own offices in Hong Kong, the USA and Czech Republic.Geoff and Sue have 3 sons.

Having spent over 40 years looking after clients Geoff is keen to help you make the most of your vacation. Cowshot is unique in that it is listed as a property of historic interest but it has been turned into a very special contemporary and private place to relax and enjoy the best that England has to offer.

Geoff Howe purchased this barn in 1982

Why Geoff Howe chose Guildford

Where else can you stay in a property that was originally built when Queen Elizabeth the First was on the throne of England and have it all to yourselves ? A great place to get away from it all or use as a base to see so much of what makes England a great tourist destination?

What makes this barn unique

We provide a general welcome pack:

eggs, bacon, bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee, cereal, marmalade , mineral water and a bottle of wine. There are also basic cooking essentials (oil, salt, vinegar etc). The fridge dispenses ice and filtered water. Should you require any specific items please let us know. There are smart TV's with broadband access in both the lounge and bedroom.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Guildford in Surrey Heath District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Another WC and wash basin is located on the ground floor
  • The bathroom has both a bath and a1metre square shower plus a wash pedestal , WC and a radiator for towels .
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom and en-suite bathroom is located in a gallery reached by a winding oak staircase. The 2 metre wide bed is made from 500 year old oak beams, There is a large wardrobe , chest of drawers and dressing table ..Lighting for the main lighting is operated by a remote control. There is another smart TV located in the bedroom.
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf


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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The White Hart Pirbright
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
West Heath,
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
White Hart, Pirbright
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Bracknell ski centre
Nearest Beach
60 Miles

There are so many visitor attractions within a short drive or rail journey from Cowshot. Stonehenge, Hampton Court, Windsor, Henley, Winchester, Petworth, London,Guildford and The Surrey Hills are accessible within 1 hour. Oxford, Bath, Salisbury,Canterbury, Portsmouth,The New Forest, Chartwell and Hever Castle within 2 hours, using very good road and rail links. There are many very good pubs and restaurants in local villages like Pirbright, St Johns, and Chobham as well as in Guildford and Woking both 6 miles away There are many fine Military Museums nearby like The Royal Army Medical Corps Museum at Mitchett. Cowshot Barn is adjacent to The National Shooting Centre Bisley and The Brookwood Military Cemetery which is the final resting place of so many soldiers, sailors and airman from Great Britain,America , Poland, Czechoslovakia, France,Canada, Australia and other parts of the Commonwealth The cemetery is meticulously maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission . The Military cemetery is part of Brookwood Cemetery which was established in the Mid 19th Century and is the largest cemetery in Europe.

The 16th century barn sits within the 4-and-a-half acre grounds of Cowshot Manor an area which has been settled since Anglo-Saxon times .The barn has has been painstakingly renovated by craftsmen from the company that rebuilt Shakespeare's Globe Theatre .

There are live theatres close by at Woking, Guildford, Windsor and Richmond and London's theatre land can be reached within an hour by frequent trains.

For sports fans Cowshot is a great base for rugby at Twickenham , tennis at Wimbledon, golf at Wentworth or Sunningdale ,polo at Windsor Great Park and Richmond, rowing at Henley and shooting at Bisley. The barn is 200 metres from the picturesque Basingstoke Canal and bikes are available to cycle along it as far as the River Thames at Weybridge in one direction or Hampshire in the other .Even those who cycle infrequently will find the canal-side rides no great difficulty as the paths are generally well-maintained.

The nearest City is Guildford famous for its Cathedral which featured in the film "Omen " and which has a very popular High Street for shoppers .South of Guildford are the Surrey Hills designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and which has many places of historical interest as listed by The National Trust .

The owners of Cowsht barn live in the manor house and will be availabe to offer friendly assistance to visitors to help them get the best from their visit to England. We look forward to welcoming you.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Guildford, Surrey

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

20% deposit is required to secure reservation. The balance is to be paid one week before arrival .

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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