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Edwardian society once enjoyed house parties at this grand grade II-listed house where regular guests included the then Prince of Wales, who became Edward VII, and his one-time mistress, Lillie Langtry. Nowadays, guests are more likely to be seen enjoying afternoon tea in the magnificent oak-panelled Grand Hall while admiring the beautiful stained-glass roof, fine minstrel's gallery and crystal chandeliers. The house was commissioned by industrialist William Bryant, the son of the founder of Bryant & May the match manufacturer, whose legacy is celebrated with matchstick carvings in the beautiful Oak Room, where top-notch dining is served. Sumptuous bedrooms are befitting of a luxury country house hotel from Handpicked Hotels.

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Kathryn Liston
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Nothing beats cocktails on the terrace overlooking the gardens and 10 acres of landscaped grounds.

For those who enjoy a country walk, the Surrey Hills AONB is on your doorstep, only a 15-minute drive away from the hotel.
By car: around 1 hour from Brighton, 1 hour 20 minutes from London, and 3 hours from Nottingham. There is free parking on site.
By train: there are direct trains to Cobham & Stoke d'Abernon Station from London Waterloo (38 minutes) and Guildford (20 minutes). The hotel is a 5-minute drive from the station.

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Style & Character

Anyone who is looking for a relaxing countryside break, celebrating a special occasion or on business will love Woodlands Park. A nice feature is the giant chess board on the terrace which provides fun and amusement for all ages.

Service & Facilities

The service is truly excellent - a delicious virgin mojito not listed on the menu is produced swiftly and without fuss. Pampered pooches are welcomed in rooms with outside access and provided with bedding and treats.
£35 per dog per night.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Gardens
  • Terrace
  • Tennis court
  • Gym
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Pet friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking


We enjoy the circular bedrooms located in the turrets which are novel and quaint. Our favourite room is the spacious Kings Chamber with regal purple velour chairs and chaise longue, an antique cabinet, and views over the grounds.

Classic, Classic Family, Executive, Deluxe, Junior Suite, Suite
Facilities include: Hypnos Lansdowne cashmere mattress, ensuite bathroom with Gilchrist and Soames toiletries, TV, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities

Food & Drink

We love the tasting menu and wine flight. Our favourite eatery is the elegant Oak Room which delivers on ambience, service, excellent wines and beautifully executed dishes that are full of flavour.

The Oak Room: elegant, romantic, modern British cuisine. Open Mon-Sat 6-9pm and for Sunday lunch. Tasting menu £50pp, £70 with wine flight.
Benson's Restaurant: relaxed, hearty British food. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mains from £9.
The Grand Hall: morning coffee, elevenses, afternoon tea and digestifs. Open daily 10am-10pm. Afternoon tea £26.50pp, £35.75pp with champagne.

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