Houses and unusual buildings in Surrey

Discover a variety of houses and unusual buildings in Surrey. From party houses to modernist gems, to tiny cottages and a tower on top of a hill - you're sure to find something to enjoy.

An archive black and white photograph of Mrs Greville standing with a dog in her arms

Polesden Lacey, Surrey 

Mrs Greville, an ambitious Edwardian hostess, chose Polesden Lacey to entertain four generations of royalty. Her photographs feature Queen Mary, Edward VII and the Maharaja. You can see a small sample of these photos in our Facebook album. The Queen Mother and George VI honeymooned at Polesden. See photos from the royal honeymoon on our Pinterest board.The Gold Room was built to impress visiting royalty.

Polesden Lacey in Surrey

Polesden Lacey, Surrey

Edward VII was the guest of honour at Mrs Greville's first house party at Polesden Lacey in 1909. According to a note inside it, an oval tortoiseshell snuff box with a shagreen lid bearing the cypher of the King in silver was given to Mrs Greville the same year in gratitude for her hospitality. It can be seen in the Saloon.

A long view of the house and garden at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Hatchlands Park

Hatchlands Park, home to 300 acres of natural parkland sweeping through Surrey, sheltering our classic country house

The Dining Room at The Homewood, Surrey

The Homewood, Surrey

Designed in 1937 in a radical Modernist style by architect Patrick Gwynne, the house is an early example of the influence of continental avant garde. It includes a striking spiral staircase, built-in furniture and sliding doors concealing features such as the gramophone and drinks cabinet, and stylish finishes of marble and tiny glass wall tiles.

The exterior of the mill sitting astride the Tillingbourne river

Shalford Mill

18th-century watermill with well-preserved machinery

Oakhurst Cottage

Oakhurst Cottage

A glimpse into England's rural past

Leith Hill Place in Surrey

Leith Hill Place 

Leith Hill Place - once home of the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams - sits quietly among rolling parkland and beautiful woodland.

A winter view from Leith Hill Tower, Surrey

Leith Hill Tower 

A climb up the 78 steps to the top of Leith Hill Tower is well worth it. The top of the tower is the highest point in South East England. From here you can see the London skyline and the sea sparkling through Shoreham Gap.

Town mill in Guildford from the river

Dapdune Wharf

The visitor centre at Dapdune Wharf on the River Wey tells the story of the navigations and people who lived and worked on them. You can climb aboard a barge, build a den, have a go at pond dipping or join a boat trip.