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Dorking is bursting with creativity, history and outstanding beauty. Located in dorking, wotton house is in a rural area. Location, area, boundaries, landform, setting wotton house and its surrounding grounds of c 20ha as here registered, is located in the valley of the river tillingbourne, 4km west of dorking. Wotton house country estate hotel, surrey our house. Wotton house junior suites the epitome of luxury, located in our historic mansion house and accessed via our 17th century staircase, our junior suites are lavish accommodation at its best. Book the wotton house stay at this 4star romantic hotel in dorking. Originally the centre of the wotton estate and the seat of the evelyn family, it was the birthplace in 1620 of diarist and landscape gardener john evelyn, who built the first italian garden in england there. Wotton house is a hotel, wedding venue, conference center and former country house in wotton near dorking, surrey, england. It boasts an indoor pool with a range of other leisure facilities, and a. Aside from the extraordinary gardens, our house too has its own unexpected story to tell. Each classically styled room has a private bathroom, with a tv and a safe in the room. Built in 1579, wotton house hotel is designed in a timberframed style. Fire service college staff 2009, heritage and history, fire service college.

Guildford road, dorking rh5 6hs, england formerly wotton house hotel. It sits on the greensand between the chalk of the north downs and the clay of the weald in a key position where eastwest routes intersect with the passage of the river mole through the chalk hills. With both the italian gardens and old library being licensed for wedding ceremonies with up to 140 guests, you have two beautiful spaces to choose from. Think turning up on a blind date and finding ryan gosling waiting at the bar. Wotton house offering 127 rooms, wotton house hotel is a charming accommodation in dorking, which provides an indoor swimming pool. Phg staff, wotton house, dorking, principal hayley group limited. It boasts an indoor pool with a range of other leisure facilities, and a restaurant that sources local produce. Taxis are available at dorking main station however we do recommend prebooking a taxi at peak times.

Extensively restored and reconstructed by henry woodyer, c. Fifty years later william pitt the elder and capability brown improved the landscape, creating p. Open daily for winery tours and tasting experiences. The gardens of wotton were recorded in 1640 by georges brother, john, in two sketches described in vch 1911. Dorking taxis fbr can be contacted on 44 0 6 885533. This exquisite 17th century mansion house is a few miles out of dorking on the guildford road at wotton.

Dorking appears in domesday book of 1086 as the manor of dorchinges. Wotton house country estate hotel our local recommendations. The italian garden at wotton house hotel in dorking, surrey, uk. First mentioned in the domesday book, it was originally an old moated manor house. Explore our closest market town, with independent shops and awardwinning restaurants. See whats happening at epsom downs racecourse or guildford spectrum athletics stadium. Wotton house hotel near dorking, is an estate like no other. It includes part of oakwood chapelry, and is in dorking district.

The closest train station, dorking station, is just 4 miles or a 15 minute drive from the hotel. Wotton house has rather a typical building history. Our stunning, grade ii listed, italian gardens are a unique setting to say, i do. Family owned and run since 1984, denbies wine estate in dorking is englands largest single estate vineyard. Featuring venue hire essentials, 6 event spaces, gallery photos and contact details. Wotton house can be easily accessed by the m25, the m3 south, the a24 east, and the a3 from london.

History museums in dorking specialty museums in dorking. Dorking began to become more than an agricultural village as a small staging post on stane street, the roman road between london and chichester on the english channel. Wotton house country estate hotel, surrey contact us. Guildford road, dorking, rh5 6hs, united kingdom excellent location show map. We were in a ground floor double room which was nicely decorated. Wotton house, guildford road, dorking, surrey rh5 6hs phone. The nearest village with a small number of shops is westcott. Leaving wotton house on the right a bridle road leads through a forest of. Wotton house, or wotton, in wotton underwood, buckinghamshire, england, is a stately home built between 1704 and 1714, to a design very similar to that of the contemporary version of buckingham house. The grounds were laid out by george london and henry wise with a formal parterre and a double elm avenue leading down to a lake. Offering bikes for rent, wotton house is a 30minute drive from wisley garden. In the library his large and curious collection of books remains, many of the. He was passionate about the role of plants in our diets, lived as a vegetarian and was considered a pioneer. Wotton house is nestled in acres of listed gardens in the surrey countryside, 3 miles outside of.

Wotton house dorking book your hotel with viamichelin. The house is an example of english baroque and a grade i listed building. Book wotton house for your next corporate or private function of up to 250 guests. Wotton house country estate hotel rooms and suites. Wotton house is one of surreys leading wedding venues, and we are proud to be their designated florist. George d 1699, who inherited wotton house, john 16201706, the author of sylva, who inherited sayes court. In its 400 years of history, wotton house has been everything from a.

Wisley is the historic home of the rhs and houses one of the largest plant. Dorking hotels wotton house is more than just a hotel. Wotton house is a hotel, wedding venue, conference center and former country house in wotton near dorking, surrey. Wotton house, surrey, restored and reconstructed by henry.

Welcome to our wotton house wedding page and congratulations on your forthcoming wedding youve picked a. Welcome to wotton house country estate hotel, set in acres of surrey. For 400 years, wotton house has done things differently. Located in dorking, wotton house is in a rural location. Weddings at wotton house dorking, surrey wedding venue. You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete. The comfortable venue is equipped with free parking, storage for belongings and a safety deposit box.

Wotton house is just a 10minute taxi drive from dorking station along the a25. While the natural beauty of surrey hills and box hill can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity. Built in 1579, the venue was fully renovated in 2003. He was succeeded by richard evelyn who died in 1640, leaving three sons. Wotton house is a prestigious country house hotel and an extraordinary setting for weddings, events and relaxing breaks. At wotton house in surrey, enjoy a variety of dining options ranging from afternoon tea to contemporary dining in the tempus restaurant to room service. The 10 best things to do near wotton house, dorking. Here, a mix of original features and 21stcentury style set the tone so that all events are memorable. Wotton house is a lovely hotel, all the main areas are really nicely decorated and there are lots of spots to sit and have a drink or read a book. Opulent dining the 1877 restaurant serves up modern classics from a slow roasted rump of lamb to casterbridge sirloin steak to smoked wood pigeon in a country estate inspired menu. Are there any historical sites close to wotton house. Break out the clubs and hit the links with a golf course nearby, or seek out an adventure with.

The church is 3 miles westbysouth of dorking, and 9 miles eastbysouth of guildford. It could almost be the original of trevor yorkes generic exemplar hall. Parking is extensive and free for guests of the hotel, conference venue and leisure club. See great photos, full ratings, facilities, expert advice and book the best hotel deals. While the natural beauty of surrey hills and box hill can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out denbies wine estate. The 10 best things to do near wotton house, dorking tripadvisor. Wotton house is nestled in acres of listed gardens in the surrey countryside, 3 miles outside of dorking. We have a history of extraordinary stories here at wotton. Imagine saying your vows amongst the botanicals that make wotton house so extraordinary. Brooklands museum and mercedesbenz world are cultural highlights, and some of the areas activities can be experienced at denbies wine estate and effingham golf club.

We were home to the canadian army during the second world war and in 1947 it became a fire training centre for the home office. Prices are calculated as of 16032020 based on a checkin date of 29032020. Tempus restaurant and bar at wotton house dorking tempus restaurant and bar at wotton house dorking 150 m guildford road. Soon afterwards, the house became the national fire service college. It features an indoor pool with a range of other leisure facilities, and a. Well even let you know about secret offers and sales when you sign up to our emails. Home to john evelyn, a botanist and arboriculture expert, who purchased wotton estate in 1579. Popular attractions surrey hills and leith hill tower are located nearby. In what was once the former seat of the evelyn family, this 17thcentury house has a long tradition of entertaining guests. Wotton house is the perfect setting for your special day situated on the outskirts of the picturesque surrey hills, the stunning listed building is set in acres of beautiful grounds complete with turtle house and italian garden for outside ceremonies, as well as the beautiful old library.

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