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Luxurious Surrey rural retreat, close to London.

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Beautiful tile hung mid century stunning spacious home nestled in 1000 acres of National Trust heathland and woodland. A countryside retreat with a stunning handmade cooks kitchen, five sumptuous double bedrooms, and four reception rooms. This country home has been recently refurbished and offers luxury in the surrey hills and yet easy access to London and the coast with many historic towns and villages nearby.

Heathers is a beautiful mid 20th century home. It offers four large and sumptuous reception rooms which are comfortably furnished with some brand new and some antique furniture. All the rooms are tastefully decorated. We have recently installed a super glass and oak staircase, oak doors and new carpets and curtains. There are four large double bedrooms each with a new or nearly new matress all with matress covers and new bedding. The fifth bedroom suite has a huge super king size amazingly comfortable bed, also with new bedding, goose feather duvet and pillows and a matress protector. There is ample storage in each room. The bedrooms all have lovely views of trees in the distance and the bedrooms to the rear enjoy a beautiful sunset.

Heathers is set in a beautiful mature garden with a pond with huge fish, lawns and a huge patio with benches, coffee table, huge dining table and chairs and a parasol.

If you should wish to venture from the house on foot you will find miles and miles of national trust paths through the golden valley and the spectacular and unmissable Devils Punch Bowl. Do stroll up to the National Trust cafe for tea and cake and enjoy the views. Under an hour away you can explore London, Brighton, Windor and under half an hour away the historic towns of Guildford, Winchester, Farnham, Petersfield to name only a few. Travel to the south coast or to the West, perhaps take a day trip to Salisbury and Stone Henge. There are many National Trust and English Heritage Country houses and gardens to visit and don't forget the royal palaces, Hampton Court being the nearest. Visit the castles at Windsor, Arundel and Don't forget to sit and admire the beautiful Surrey and Sussex countryside from one of our numerous country pubs!

You will be spoilt for choice for eateries, we have so many pubs offering superb food just a few minutes away and restaurants can be found as near as a few hundred yards away or in Haslemere, Farnham or Guildford.

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Iona Hopkins
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Iona Hopkins

Our family moved to Heathers when our boys were young. We have loved our time at Heathers, it's a very spacious and comfortable family home which has been perfect for family gatherings. The garden is glorious.

We now live and work in Guernsey. We like to walk, sail, go to the beach and are busy renovating a Georgian townhouse in our free time.

Iona Hopkins purchased this house in 1997

What makes this house unique

Heathers has been newly renovated so is immaculate, be one of the first to enjoy visiting this beautiful home and garden.

You will love the furnishings with silks and linens, Turkish handmade carpets and, newly fitted carpets and oak flooring. Our kitchen table is perfect for family gatherings, it seats ten under a vaulted ceiling with skylight. We have a very comfortable lounge with Woodburning stove for those colder evenings and a huge TV with a smart box so that you can access all the digital channels and players. We have Bt fibre optic broadband which can be accessed from all rooms. There is a second TV and digi box in the snug with a DVD player. Relax watching films on our comfortable white leather sofas. We also have a reading room and a huge 33 foot conservatory with a lovely outlook onto the garden.

Don't miss out, book now and come and enjoy Heathers when our introductory rates are amazingly good value for such a luxurious house.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hindhead in Waverley District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful huge shower and cast iron roll top bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Modern large room with huge walk in shower and roll too bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , A beautiful sunny room newly decorated and furnished.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , A huge double aspect, newly refurbished, antique furniture
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , New,y renovated double aspect room overlooking garden
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Lovely modern feel room over looking garden
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , Lovely bright room with antique furniture
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Heathers is a well equipped very comfortable family home that easily sleeps ten in five large double bedrooms. It is nestled into the beautiful Surrey countryside in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty yet easily accessible to local towns, the coast and London is under a hour away. Heathers is ideal for family gatherings but is not suitable for hen or stag parties.


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Luxurious Surrey rural retreat, close to London.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

A relaxed weekend with friends

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for a friends gathering away from the daily routines.

The house was superclean, cozy and felt like our own in few minutes.

The communication with Iona and Bonnie was easy, and they were very helpful.

Close to shops and the beautiful Devil's punch bowl.

Highly recommend a stay in this fantastic place.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely compliments. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Heathers and found time to explore the stunning Devils Punch Bowl. We are lucky to be in the middle of this area of outstanding natural beauty and yet so close to lots of restaurants, pubs and shops.
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A wonderful place for an extended family Christmas.

  • 5 of 5

We desired a place to be that would feel special for Christmas. It would also need to be homely enough to accommodate an extended family including young children and a day visit from a dog.

Iona and Bonnie provided us with an immaculate 'handsome house' with space that our youngest loved to toddle in. There were so many reception rooms we were able to spread out and enjoy both quiet and fun communal activities. The log burning stove, plentiful candles and Christmas tree were the icing on the cake, so to speak.

The kitchen was the hub. It was perfect for making big family meals and the large table accommodated us perfectly.

The area is very wooded and the view of trees from the house is beautiful.

The garden itself is lovely.

We were not able to explore much of the area as we were needing to make regular visits to frail relatives who we wanted to see over Christmas. We did manage a brief visit to nearby Haslemere and had lunch out with other relatives at a hotel set in a lovely walking area.

On the final day the sun shone and we had a wonderful walk round the Devil's Punch Bowl, which is really close to the house.

Iona and Bonnie made us feel so welcome.

The house is very special and yet we felt trusted to make it our home for a little while. There is plenty of equipment in the kitchen and we didn't need to bring any of our own. As well as a generous welcome basket full of special foods, the kitchen contained many day to day ingredients needed for cooking. It was also really helpful having cleaning equipment provided.

In all these ways Iona and Bonnie made us feel cared for.

Thank you again for a very lovely Christmas! It will always be a wonderful memory.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, Happy New Year! I am so happy that you enjoyed your family Christmas at Heathers and Bonnie and I thank you for your kind words. I am glad you got out to explore a little; we are very lucky to be surrounded by such beautiful countryside, I do hope when you come again, that you can spend some more time out walking with the family. Best wishes Iona
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Would recommend

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and clean. Slept well, plenty of space and well decorated.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you had a super visit to the UK and I do hope you'll come back to Heathers on your next visit to the UK Best wishes Iona
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Beautiful country house

  • 5 of 5

Bonnie, Heathers housekeeper, tends the garden and house beautifully to ensure your stay is a delight

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect setting for a family get together

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Heathers and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

The location is perfect, near enough to the main road to make it easy to find, yet completely tranquil and within easy walking distance of some spectacular countryside.

The house was amply large enough for 10 of us with plenty of quiet spaces; I enjoyed reading in the conservatory. The furniture and fittings are of an extremely high standard and everything was spotlessly clean.

I had come prepared with condiments and sharp knives but there was no need, the kitchen was incredibly well stocked and Iona had kindly left a very generous basket of food and fizz. We all enjoyed pitching in with the cooking, and making a large roast in the double ovens was a breeze. There was plenty of crockery and serving dishes, lots of big cooking pans. The table easily fit us all, and we had ample space in the fridges and freezer.

The bedrooms were beautifully decorated and the beds were comfortable. There were plenty of hangers and drawers. Very little sound travelled from room to room - we had my baby nephew with us and, unlike his mum and dad, the rest of us slept very soundly.

The showers were good and powerful.

There was plenty of seating in the living room to gather for a movie on the huge TV. It wasn't quite warm enough when we visited to sit for long in the garden (although blankets were thoughtfully provided) but in the summer it would be wonderful.

We enjoyed visiting the Devil's Punchbowl and there are plenty of other sights to see in the area. We catered for ourselves so I can't comment on the options for restaurants etc but the information for guests was very comprehensive and Iona responded to my queries promptly.

Overall we had a fantastic time and we're definitely hoping to return. Thanks Iona!

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh Liz, you must come back straight away! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive and delightful review. We do try to make sure the house is perfect for you in every way. I cannot stress enough just how wonderful our house keeper, Bonnie, is - we know what a massive effort she puts into making the house beautiful for our visitors and it's wonderful to hear you appreciate her work. Please do come again! Best wishes Iona
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Wonderful property and location for a family Easter weekend

  • 5 of 5

We have just got home from a fantastic 4 night break. The house is stunning, as is the garden, and our family group had a wonderful time. Iona was first class with any communication and questions we had, and entry was very smooth and easy. The house is of a very high standard, scrupulously clean, and the welcome basket of goodies very much appreciated. Lots of fantastic walks and eateries on.the doorstep, in an area of outstanding beauty. We would all highly recommend the Heathers.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Caroline, Gosh, what a lovely review, thank you. We are so happy that you all enjoyed yourselves at Heathers, it is very important to us that our visitors have a wonderful time. All credit must go to our wonderful housekeeper and gardener, Bonnie who works so very hard to make Heathers a lovely place to stay. We do hope that you might come again for another family occasion one day. Best wishes Iona
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Heathers is located in the heart of Surrey, surrounded by thousands of acres of National Trust woodland and heathland which are ribboned with miles of walking paths, mountain bike trails and bridle ways. We have beautiful lakes nearby at 'Frensham Ponds' where you can picnic on a sandy beach or enjoy the cafes on the side of the ponds. Travel to one of our nearby Georgian towns and visit the coffee shops, restaurants and boutique shops. Spend a day at a historic house and garden, Petworth is truly stunning and only a short drive away.

Heathers is set in mature gardens and is very quiet indeed and yet to get on your way into a fast road to London, the South Coast, perhaps Brighton, is very easy as fast routes are available less than a mile away, travel to Stine Henge in a little iver an hour, to Windor castle, Hampton Court or Winchester cathedral in less than an hour.

Or simply relax in the garden or enjoy a meal with family and friends in Heathers gorgeous kitchen.

Walk out from the house to the Decils Punch bowl, enjoy watching the balloons flying over the valley at sunset, enjoy tea and cafe in the Punch Bowl cafe.

There are numerous excellent gastro pubs nearby.

A true countryside retreat and yet so easy to travel to see London, castles, historic towns and after an active day to return to Heathers to relax in beautiful surroundings.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £650

The property is newly refurbished and is suitable for family gatherings but not at all suitable for parties of any kind or stag or hen parties. Only the people who have booked into the property may stay at the property. As our carpets are all new we do ask that visitors take their shoes off which will keep the property lovely and fresh for everyone.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.