|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Ancient timbers, beautiful brickwork, a vaulted ceiling, old Persian rugs on a stone floor , comfy leather sofas in front of the log-burning stove – just some of the charms awaiting you in the Barn at Logmore Farm.
It’s a big space. It’s a library, a snooker room, a dining room and sitting room all in one. The compact open plan kitchen is fully equipped. And each of the three beautifully furnished bedrooms, (one downstairs, two upstairs) has its own private bathroom or shower-room.
But that’s just the beginning of the Barn experience. Walk outside to find our medieval farmhouse, built in 1464, and you’ll discover you are surrounded by farmland and the amazing woodlands of the Surrey Hills. With nothing other than horseriders, walkers and the odd cyclist passing by, Logmore Farm is a rural escape where you’ll meet a host of wildlife, from badgers and deer, to our very own ducks, doves and bees, and even the enormous carp in our pond. It’s a different world , yet so close to Westcott village and Dorking town.
The surrey hills are a walker's dream. Footpaths and bridleways criss-cross the miles upon miles of woodland and farmland, and beautiful villages like Coldharbour, Shere, Abinger and Friday Street let you experience a byegone age of peaceful rural contentment. Yet you are still close to the market town of Dorking, the university town of Guildford. Even London is just 45 minutes away by train.
I spent a few days in the barn with my family in mid July 2009 and had the most peaceful, relaxing time. The barn has been beautifully restored and decorated and I was completely bowled over by how amazing the surrounding countryside is - with many walks right on the barn's doorstep.
There's everything you need to be able to cook for yourself, but also lovely pubs within walking distance. We were treated to freshly-laid eggs from the resident hens a couple of times and they were absolutely delicious.
The barn is right on a bridalway and next to the owners' (lovely historic) farmhouse, so if it's absolute privacy you're after, this isn't the place. But the owners couldn't have been more charming, discreet and accommodating - and it's lovely watching the occasional horse pass by - so certainly don't let that put you off.
I hope I get a chance to go again.
My family loved staying in Richard and Gay's converted barn in Surrey. The place was clean and airy and beautifully decorated. The main room is spacious with several couches, a large dining table and a pool table. The bedrooms are not large but each one has its own bathroom, which was an added bonus. The barn is nicely appointed and comfortable but the grounds and the surrounding area is what make this place really special. The countryside is gorgeous and the gardens are wonderful. There are horses, chickens and ducks on the property and even an adorable puppy, who we met far too late in our visit. There is a walking/riding trail that goes right by the barn, which we took for a nice hike over the top of the hill. We also spent some time in London, which is not far away, but was a bit of a challenge to get to because of the traffic. Next time we would explore more of the Surrey Hills and the countryside. Richard and Gay were wonderful and helpful and we wish we could have had more time to get to know them. I guess that will have to wait until our next visit!
We were warmly greeted by Richard and Gay and their adorable puppy Boris. We were given a quick tour of the barn and then left to explore all it had to offer. Well stocked with books and cd's. A small television, which we didn't use, because we had the snooker table which encouraged lots of games, ideal for everyone. The accommodation was very well presented, clean, tidy and warm. All the bedrooms had an ensuite. The outdoor space was a real pleasure, we sat round the table enjoying the wine we brought back from our vineyard tour at Denbies Vineyard. Just out of the gate by the barn gave you immediate access to lovely walks in the woods and to excellent pubs nearby. No need for the car! Richard and Gay were on hand if we had any questions or just to chat about the area. They were friendly but gave you your own space. We would not hesitate to come back to the barn again.
We were over for my son's wedding in Wotton House and spent a few days beforehand in Logmore Farm, which was only 10 minutes from the venue.. It was ideal for chilling out and my grandchild loved it with the space to run around and all the animals. We were able to entertain as there was plenty room and the couple that owned the property, Richard and Gay were lovely and couldn't do enough for us. I would love to go back. It's so peaceful giving you the best of both worlds - the feeling of being in the country whilst the town of Dorking is only a 10 minute drive.
The Barn at Logmore Farm was the perfect venue for our family to celebrate the week between Boxing Day and New Year's. The owners were so hospitable and welcoming - we couldn't have asked for a better place to spend family time. The log fire, Christmas tree and twinkly lights added to the festive atmosphere. We would totally recommend a stay at The Barn - and we hope to go back again soon!! If you like solitude, country walks, lovely pubs and peace and quiet: this is the place. Our family rates it 10 out of 10!
The property is much like how it is described on the web site. Lovely location and fits in with its setting well. Very comfortable with all utilities and appliances working as they should. The weather was ideal enabling al fresco dinners in the splendid garden. Gay and Richard were both hospitable and helpful (Richard the navigator). The fresh eggs were most welcome especially the ducks'. We were there purely as a base to visit Hampton Court Palace this time but The Barn would serve well to investigate area too. Thanks to you both.
Logmore Farm is situated about 10 minutes drive from the small surrey village of Westcott which offers a beautiful parish church, a bakers, post office, village store, several pubs and a garage. Dorking Town is a further 10 minutes drive down the road and offers a wealth of high street stores, boutiques, restaurants, pubs and cafes as well as the antique shops it's renowned for. Westcott itself is in the heart of the surrey hills and offers fabulous walking, mountain biking and riding opportunities through miles of unspoilt varying landscapes.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.