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Large family home in stunning setting, wonderful views. Pool, pool house with ki

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Shere, Nr Guildford,Surrey GU5 9QL - Uplifting location 10 minutes walk to idyllic village of Shere.

Tor Hatch is a substantial family home built in the 1930's designed for every room to benefit from the outstanding views. It has been modernised to create a warm and welcome environment, much loved by the owners and extended family. The gardens and grounds are well maintained and a source of enormous pleasure as is the panoramic view. Perfect for family holidays, celebrations and office functions.

Property Manager
Emma O'Hea
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2018

About Emma O'Hea

Tor Hatch is a substantial home which has been in our family for three generations. Set in the Surrey hills, five minutes walk from the idyllic picture postcard village of Shere with stunning views all round it is a delightful place to live. We have 5 grown up children so HOME has been an important hub. With a newly refurbished kitchen with AGA, wood burning stove, Apple TV, Sonos sound system and snug it is more cosy and welcoming than ever.

We both love our grounds, large vegetable garden and rearing free range chickens. Living 50 minutes from London and 45 minutes from Heathrow and Gatwick is a joy. We love entertaining so Tor Hatch is well equipped for dining, barbecues, pool and tennis parties. We would like to travel more and want others to enjoy Tor Hatch in our absence.

Emma O'Hea purchased this house in 2011

Why Emma O'Hea chose Guildford

Paul's parents and grandparents lived in this wonderful spot and we were thrilled to take over the property in 2011 and benefit from its brilliant location. We are keen walkers and the Surrey hills extend from our doorstep with miles of rolling countryside. Access to the airports is great and is an easy journey into London by train or car.

Guildford is a fantastic city for shopping, restaurants, yoga facilities and nationwide connections.

We love living in a quiet spot but with shops and pubs walking distance away. Polo, tennis, racing all nearby.

We are in an area of outstanding beauty too. We cannot imagine a more perfect location for living. Our grown up children are regular visitors and in the summer it is a haven where they escape from London for home grown veg, pool and court!

What makes this house unique

Whilst staying at the property you can tailor make the perfect visit. For keen walkers and cyclists there are endless possibilities- taking in pubs en route! Families with young children will enjoy the garden, pool, baby pool and tennis court. The sunken trampoline is safe and fun. A wander through the fields to Shere is a delight with the reward of quaint village with ice creams, tea shop, 12C church and ducks in the stream to feed.

We are well set up for entertaining. Formally in the dining room ( second dishwasher a great help) or weather permitting barbecuing on the lawn with unspoilt views.The pool house is self contained for summer lunches or suppers.

Theatre, sight seeing, fine dining, museums and all London has to offer is only 40 minutes by train. Seaside and beach is an hour.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Guildford in Shere

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Toilet 3 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 ensuite with bath, shower over, double basins, WC and bidet Bathroom 2 with bath, shower over, basin and WC Separate WC
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Three rooms with superking beds, two with doubles Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with superking bed, Bedroom 2 with superking ( or two singles), Bedroom 3 with kingsize bed, Bedroom 4 with double bed, Bedroom 5 with superking bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Tor Hatch has been in our family for three generations, refurbished regularly and is a very welcoming and easily managed home. There are stunning views across the Surrey hills from all rooms. It is a unique place standing alone but with easy access to local shops and pubs.London is 55 minutes, Gatwick and Heathrow 45 minutes. Guildford 15 minutes away has been voted one of UK's best shopping centres. Extensive walking and cycling without getting in a car. Shere is an idyllic village ( frequently used in film sets - The Holiday, Bridget Jones Diary etc) and has historic buildings - 12 Century Church, small museum, tea shops, icecream/sweet shop, gift shop and pretty stream with ducks!Ascot, Goodwood and the South Coast are all easily accessible. In the summer we have a large vegetable garden and free range chickens for guests to enjoy. Outside: Swimming pool with option(at an extra cost) for heating. Pool house with self contained kitchen (cooker, dishwasher, fridge, fully equipped for eating) Changing rooms WC Tennis Court Sunken Trampoline flush with ground level for safety Two acres of cultivated garden. Large flat lawn with stunning views.Swing seat. Outdoor seating for dining for large numbers. Gas Barbecue. Umbrella. Lower garden with pond, fish and fountain. Garden studio space for artistic pursuits. Further swing seat for early evening sundowners Large Vegetable garden, asparagus, soft fruit, salads. Two greenhouses Large field with access through to village/church Utility Room: Washing Machine, tumble dryer, Kitchen maid clothes dryer, further washing up machine, double Belfast sink. All cleaning equipment. Larder storage for fruit and vegetables Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. Option for weekly change of linen by weekly cleaner. More cleaning available if required. Other: Summerhouse/artist's studio in grounds Poolhouse equipped with kitchen - cooker,hob, fridge,dishwasher, crockery, cutlery WC and changing rooms


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Large family home in stunning setting, wonderful views. Pool, pool house with ki
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

The perfect venue in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Having been through the stress of searching for a Hen Party venue, I was so happy when I came across Tor Hatch! Not only did the photos display the stunning house and surrounding views, but it was also one of the very few houses I could find in Surrey which was big enough to sleep 14 girls. I was so excited to see what the house was like, and it certainly didn't disappoint as Tor Hatch is an absolutely beautiful house with stunning views of the Surrey Hills!

Emma and Paul were brilliant right from the beginning and made us feel so welcome and at home. The house was very comfortable, spacious and was well equipped with everything we needed. All the girls who attended the Hen Party loved the house and more importantly the Bride-to-be couldn't have been happier (especially after a gin tour at the Silent Pool Gin Distillery which was only a 5 minute drive from Tor Hatch).

I would love to stay again at Tor Hatch and would recommend it to anyone and everyone! Thank you Emma and Paul for allowing us to have such a wonderful stay x

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful hosts and prefect location!

  • 5 of 5

We can't recommend highly enough our stay at Tor Hatch. We came from Boston to have an extended family reunion with our English family including 3 generations, ages 4 to 77. The house and its surrounding gardens, tennis court and pool were the perfect setting. We even hosted a big luncheon for 20+ family members and Emma and Paul helped us out with catering and ensuring the whole day was a success. We can't wait to have the opportunity to stay there again. You have all the amenities of a cozy family home with a luxurious setting and incredible views. Fleur and Avi

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Completely magical!

  • 5 of 5

Our immediate family and their partners congregated in the Surrey Hills for a wedding reception and stayed at Tor Hatch. This is an incredible home made for family and grounded in comfort. It combines the feel and look of an old English estate with modern amenities. We swam, played tennis and lounged outdoors wanting nothing more than to enjoy the stunning vistas. The tiny village of Shere is a 10-minute walk away, and Heathrow a 35-minute drive. If I ever want to run away from it all, I'll head to Emma and Paul's restorative spot again and stay for as long as possible!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Karen for your lovely review. We are so glad that you were able to relax and restore yourselves after so many wedding celebrations. You were great guests...... come back whenever you can find an excuse! Safe travels. Emma and Paul
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Perfect Setting for A Fabulous Girly Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Ten of us arrived at Tor Hatch on 9th April for a girly retreat to celebrate my 25th birthday. The village is quaint and perfect, the grounds are picturesque and the property is so so beautiful, luxury and comfortable, the girls loved their bedrooms! I hosted an afternoon tea and a treasure hunt and Emma was so accommodating and flexible. The house was so enjoyable in the spring so we can't wait to experience it in British summertime! Great memories.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Naomi and very happy you had such a fun weekend with your friends. We hope all our guests can enjoy the lovely setting, cosy beds and space at Tor Hatch!
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absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We loved to stay in the house, it is so beautiful, cosy, wonderful

atmosphere, the owners are both great!!!

This is really a very special place, you can see that there is someone very creative, who looks for every detail in the house. Food is delicious and you feel always very welcome! Thanks a lot to Emma, who is wonderful!!!!

I think this place is also perfect for filming and taking pictures.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful location, home and owners!!!! I arrived to collect the keys, a little early but was greeted by the most welcoming home owners Emma and Paul. Emma kindly showed me everything I needed to know and then was on her way!

The location is set in a stunning little village which was amazing for afternoon walks.

The home itself is so warm and welcoming with the most outstanding gardens with picturesque views, breath taking! I couldn't recommend a better property for a nice chilled get away. Thank you again to such fantastic home owners who made everything so simple and couldn't have been more helpful! Homemade granola and cake waiting for our arrival!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Hope. You were a wonderful group of guests and left everything in tip top shape! Come again!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
London Heathrow and Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Wiliam Bray, White Horse, William 4th
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
West Wittering, West Sussex
Car: recommended


The glorious beach at West Wittering is approx 75 minutes drive away. Wonderful expanse of clean sand close to Chichester Estuary.

Isle of Wight links at Portsmouth are easily accessible - 75 minutes


London Gatwick and Heathrow are both approx 45 minutes on a good run.

Channel Ports are under two hours away.

We are 15 minutes from Junction 13 on the M25

Guildford (15minutes) has regular train services to London, Gatwick and UK stations.

Woking (20 minutes) has regular coach link to Heathrow


5 minutes to Shere

15 minutes to Guildford - cobbled High Street, shopping, cathedral, theatre, restaurants,

55 minutes to London

85 minutes to Chichester - theatre, gallery, cathedral

45 minutes to Midhurst (polo) and Petworth (NT house and park)

20 minutes to Polesdon Lacy ( NT property)

15 minutes to RHS Wisley Gardens


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Guildford, Surrey

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £60 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
22 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner - 50% deposit to secure booking. Balance due six weeks prior to booking date.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
£4,000 - £4,750 per week

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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