Our objective was to celebrate The May day in a memorable and romantic place and to explore the area around Leith Hill. Finding Leylands Farm was a stroke of good luck, because it ticks all the boxes: it is romantic, in the middle of the woods and it is beautiful. The service and the amenities make it memorable as well. It was lovely, after roaming around the Leith, Holmbury and Pitch Hills, to come "home" to a glass of sherry, pot of tea, delicious fruit cake and a wood burning stove. It is a very relaxed and relaxing place; walking around the gardens, listening to the happy chickens (whose eggs you might like to cook for breakfast) watching the flight of the white doves and the activity of the busy bees, looking at the healthy geraniums in the conservatory- it is all very therapeutic . There are some interesting pubs nearby to dine in and then return to the farm to finish the day with a bottle of wine and some music or a game of Scrabble or a book. Anne is a wonderful hostess and we felt very happy to find such a welcoming place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The period farmhouse is indeed the making of a picture post card. Self contained annex, with separate access, provides luxury bed and breakfast facilities over two stories. Includes living/dining area on the ground floor with exposed painted stone walls and timber beam ceilings plus log fire burner. The timber clad, galleried first floor presents one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Television, telephone, fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, plus a full continental breakfast. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Leylands Farm Dorking, Surrey, UK