Garden Cottage

Bookham, Surrey
The exterior of Garden Cottage, Dorking, Surrey
The exterior and garden at Garden Cottage, Dorking, Surrey
The first double bedroom at Garden Cottage, Dorking, Surrey
The sitting room at Garden Cottage, Dorking, Surrey
The sitting room at Garden Cottage, Dorking, Surrey
The kitchen and dining area at Garden Cottage, Dorking, Surrey
The kitchen and dining area at Garden Cottage, Dorking, Surrey
The second double bedroom at Garden Cottage, Dorking, Surrey
The twin bedroom at Garden Cottage, Dorking, Surrey
The bathroom at Garden Cottage, Dorking, Surrey

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 001015

About Garden Cottage

You’ll find gorgeous views over the Polesden Lacey estate and elegant interiors in this Regency-style villa.

Garden Cottage sits next to the rose gardens of the Polesden Lacey estate. The Regency-style villa was remodelled in the early 20th century and now plays host to a spacious three-bedroom holiday home with elegant décor. You’ll have uninterrupted views over the formal gardens and beyond to the rolling Surrey Hills.


It’s less than a two-minute walk to the main Edwardian house of the estate, where you’ll receive free entry as a guest of the cottage. The wider estate provides miles of waymarked trails through woodland and over rolling hills.


Beyond the estate, Box Hill is just a 15-minute drive away. Join a guided tour or download a trail and explore its woodlands, old fort and sweeping countryside views. Situated in between the South Downs National Park and London, Garden Cottage offers the perfect balance of city and countryside escapades.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Ground floor facilities

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  • Ground floor

    Entrance porch, sitting room with open fire, kitchen/dining room, two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin with en suite shower room) and separate lavatory.

  • First floor

    One bedroom (double with 5' bed) and large bathroom with roll top bath and handset mixer/shower taps.

Notes for guests

Access: The bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor but the cottage may not be suitable for wheelchair users. The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Heating: LPG gas central heating included.

Garden: Private gardens surrounding the cottage with two small patio areas.

Please note: The track up to Garden Cottage has some large potholes in places, especially near the small NT carpark on your left. Please drive slowly over these sections.

Parking: There is parking for two cars next to the cottage.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Telephone: available for local calls.

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free entry to Polesden Lacey House and Gardens during open hours. Out of hours they have free use of the croquet courts and access to the gardens.

Free logs are provided for use in the cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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