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This wonderful four-star hotel with luxury spa is the just the place to recharge your batteries and relax. Situated on the banks of picturesque Frensham Great Pond in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the contemporary hotel offers a glorious retreat indoors and out, with excellent walking from the door. Relax in the thermal area or on heated stone seating before enjoying a calming massage or facial. Beautiful glass artwork adorns the public areas, as do specially commissioned prints and striking tall velvet Porter's chairs in reception. There are some wonderful statues at the entrances and in the garden: two large marble elephants, a Buddha shipped from India and an amazing life-size copper horse and cart.

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Kathryn Liston
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A travel writer for more than 40 years, Kathryn has visited more than 100 countries - and has loved every minute of it. Whether she’s cycling down a volcano in Maui (Hawaii), dog sledding in Sweden or cycling along the Rhine, it’s been a fun ride! You’ll find her articles and hotel reviews in national newspapers, such as The Telegraph and Observer, national magazines, online (Silver Travel Advisor) and in the travel trade press.



We love the beautiful views of the tranquil lake and watching the dinghies with their sails billowing in the wind.

The hotel looks out over Frensham Great Pond, with a nature reserve and the Surrey Hills close by.
By car: 1 hour 20 minutes from London, around 45 minutes from Portsmouth, just under 2 hours from Canterbury. Free parking is available.
By train: Farnham Railway Station, with regular services to Guildford, Woking and London Waterloo, can be reached in a 10-minute drive.

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Style & Character

The hotel suits couples, large families, business people, spa lovers and anyone looking for a relaxing break. We love the purple velvet-buttoned Porters chairs in reception - cool, stylish and impressive.

Service & Facilities

We love the heated stone loungers around the pool - you're guaranteed a relaxing doze.

  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Coffee house

  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Elemis spa
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Treatment rooms
  • Fitness suite
  • Parking

  • Family-friendly (child rate £20 with breakfast)


We love the serenity of the garden rooms, in an annexe away from the main building, overlooking the lawn and lake, and with comfy king-sized beds and a patio.

Classic Twin/Double, Garden Room, Superior Room, Birch Suite, Willow Suite
Facilities include: Wi-Fi, Freeview, digital radio, safe, desk and seating area, ironing station, Brodies tea and coffee-making facilities, Grohe rainfall shower, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, hairdryer, Hypnos bed

Food & Drink

We love the floor-to-ceiling windows in the Watermark restaurant which offer panoramic views of the Great Pond. The decadent sticky toffee pudding with oceans of sauce is as pretty as a picture and as light as a feather.

Watermark Restaurant: lakeside views, seasonal, brasserie-style menu. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Á la carte dinner mains from £16.95.
Indigo Bar & Lounge: stylish lounge with cosy log fires, coffee, aperitifs, bar menu mains and desserts. Open daily 11:30-10pm.

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