Opening times for 2 December 2023
Asset Opening time Cottage Closed
Oakhurst Cottage is now closed for the season. The cottage will re-open on 1 April 2024MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Visits are by pre-booked guided tours only. We run tours on Thursdays and Saturday during the open season at 2.00pm and 3:30pm. Please book using the button link on the website or by calling 0344 249 1895. Tours last approximately one hour.
No toilets, unstaffed site, uneven floors and steps throughout. Narrow, winding stair to first floor rooms. Low, narrow doorways
Oakhurst Cottage is located in the village of Hambledon, near to the Cricket Green.
Parking: There is no designated parking at Oakhurst Cottage. Please park on Vann Lane opposite the Cricket Green.
The nearest train station is Witley which is served by South Western Railway. From the station it is approximately a 20-25min walk.
Small timber-framed cottage in the village of Hambledon, with an inglenook fireplace and lathe and plaster walls. A fascinating glimpse into Surrey’s rural past.
Shows how an agricultural labourer and his family would have lived in the 19th century. Simple practical furniture, patchwork quilts, a bread oven, rush light candle-holders and kitchen ware.
Garden at the front, planted simply with fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers, reflecting paintings of the cottage by Helen Allingham.
Discover a rare glimpse into times gone by. Explore the compact, traditional garden, a selection of working men’s tools and a cottage dressed to show rural 19th century life.
Visit historic Hambledon village
Before your tour, why not pay a visit to the historic village of Hambledon with its cricket green and village shop with popular deli-café. The Shop is open 7 days a week from 8:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday and 8:30am to 2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. The deli-café closes 30mins earlier.
You’ll find gorgeous views over the Polesden Lacey estate and elegant interiors in this Regency-style villa.
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. Oakhurst Cottage is currently closed for winter and conservation works are taking place. The cottage will reopen from 13 April 2023. All visits will be pre-booked, including for members.