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Notice: The cottage will be closing early this year for important renovation and conservation work. The last open date is Sunday 14 September. We apologise for any inconvenience.

A glimpse into England's rural past

Step inside this simply furnished, timber-framed cottage and travel back in time. Lived in continually right up until the mid-1980s, today this 16th-century labourer's dwelling has been restored to bring four hundred years of uninterrupted occupation to life. See first-hand the radical changes home life has undergone over the past few centuries, then explore the delightful cottage garden outside.

Please note: Due to Oakhurst's age and fragility, visits are only possible as part of a pre-booked guided tour. We run tours in the afternoon on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays between April and October. Space is very limited, so it is essential you arrange a tour in advance. To book, please phone the Winkworth Arboretum team on 01483 208936 or email us.

Guided Tours

To help protect the cottage, you can only explore as part of a small pre-booked guided tour group of up to six people. Our open days are available between April and October.


If possible, please make use of the four allocated parking bays beside the Hambledon village shop. You'll find the cottage across the cricket green at the end of a track.

Make a day of it

If you're looking for a full day out, why not take in three National Trust places at once? Try out the picturesque 2.5 mile walk from Winkworth Arboretum to Oakhurst, via Hydon's Ball.