Unwind in style at this unique 16th century country manor house set within the Willinghurst estate and 38-acres of private stately grounds. Gifting views of the serene Surrey Hills and beyond, Guinevere is idyllically located on the outskirts of Shamley Green, just over an hour’s drive from London, yet worlds away from city life.
A unique mélange of old and new, Guinevere is a luxury self-catering manor house set within the secluded Surrey Hills near Shamley Green. There’s an eclectic and interesting flavour to the interiors of this private home, and the vibrant personalities of the owners can be seen in everything from the books lining the library shelves to the well-stocked kitchen and bespoke artwork. Stepping inside the architectural grandeur that greets you on arrival, there’s a warm, welcoming and homely vibe to the property. If you've more than reclining in mind for your stay, you won't be at a loss for things to do; from the indoor swimming pool to hot tub, gym and tennis court. For those who could dare to dream of anything more, there’s even a wishing well in the garden.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Lie back on the king-sized bed in the oh-so-romantic master bedroom which delivers unparalleled panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling windows. The contemporary en suite bathroom is complete with Philippe Starck ‘spoon’ bath and huge walk-in rain shower. Perched up a small flight of stairs in the eaves awaits a second king-size bedroom, where guests can peek through the stained glass window onto the garden below whilst soaking in the roll top bath or power shower. The ‘craft’ bedroom flaunts a French antique Corbeille king-sized bed and en suite wet room with walk in shower, whilst the king-size ‘garden’ bedroom on the lower ground floor brags a Bisazza-style bathroom with free standing bath. Lastly, the first floor French-influenced double bedroom offers an en suite bathroom, finished with plush marble-topped bath.
Fire up those endorphins on the tennis court, practice your swing into the golf nets or simply choose to lie by one of the lakes and watch the clouds float by overhead. Whilst children will be entertained for hours, parents and grandparents can find peace wandering through the rose gardens, picking fresh vegetables and just relishing peace and tranquillity. Explore the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that surrounds the house; there’s a variety of picturesque trails – both on foot and for cyclists – to enjoy. Drink-in the far-reaching views, smell the fragrant pine trees and find a peaceful spot amongst the wildflower meadows for a picnic en route.
Do as much or as little as you like: R&R is highly encouraged at Guinevere. Rise early and practice your morning fitness rituals on the enormous lawn, with nothing to disturb but soft birdsong, then tuck into healthy brunches on the patio outside, washed down with fresh homemade lemonade. Afternoons are well spent perfecting your backstroke, or - for the motivated - heading to the gym. As twilight falls, what better way to end the day than with a soothing soak in the hot tub.
There is parking for eight cars at Guinevere. Please note there is no fencing around the two lakes, so young children should be supervised. Foodies will relish the two wide Gaggenau ovens complete with gas hob. There is also a Miele dishwasher, large washing machine, fridge, freezer and tumble dryer. The owners live within the estate.
- SleepsUp to 10 guests
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- Personally VisitedYes
- BedroomsDoubles: Four king-size bedrooms and one double bedroom
- BathroomsFour bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and the other bedroom has a walk in wet room
- FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One travel cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
- BBQThere is a barbecue and clay pizza oven
- FeaturesThere is a hot tub, indoor heated swimming pool, gym with reformer Pilates machines, tennis court, golf practice nets and projector cinema screen
- PetsOne well behaved pet is welcome
There is a charge of £60.00 per week or part thereof for your pet to stay
- Mod ConsNespresso coffee machine, boiling water on demand from a ´Quooker´ tap, two Sky boxes, DVD player, Sonos system in all of the main rooms and two bedrooms, underfloor heating in the main roomsInternet & Communications:There is Wi-Fi internet throughout the house, although it can be slow due to the secluded locationMobile Signal: Check reception maps
- Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
- RestrictionsSingle sex gatherings are considered with prior permission from the owner only
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AROUND THE PROPERTY
Style: There´s a bohemian flavour to the interiors; where vintage ethnic fabrics, antique sawfish swords, modern artworks and a kaleidoscope of colours combine.
Property Consultant Catherine says
From this romantic 16th century farmhouse you can watch the sun setting over the lakes whilst listening to bird song; it feels as if you´re truly removed from the real world. Guinevere exudes character and charm, and is a real ´home with heart´.
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FOOD AND DRINK
With its very own vegetable patch, fruit trees and poly tunnel full of fresh goodness in the garden, supper time is all the more delicious at Guinevere having picked it yourself. Those in favour of al fresco dining will enjoy the outside barbecue area and clay pizza oven. Help yourselves to fresh eggs too, laid each morning by the free range Bantam chickens that live in the grounds!
If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).
Head to the picturesque village of Shere nearby and you’ll find Kinghams, serving superb imaginative English cooking with artistic style and an extensive selection of fine wines. Head to Secrett’s Farm Shop for some of the county’s best produce, including a selection of 300 cheeses! When it’s gin and tonic o’clock at Guinevere, be sure to sample the unique gin from the local Silent Pool Distillers.
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