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GARDEN FLAT

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View from house early spring
Winter view across lake to Ranmore (North Downs)
Kitchen/diner: Induction hob, m/w, d/w, washer dryer old quarry tiled floor & lovely garden views

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Condo/Apartment
Spacious, elegant flat with lovely views and garden, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Direct access to footpaths and bridleways leading to vast expanses of NT property. Cycling, riding and fishing available locally. Pretty village with a bakers, newsagent & general store and three pubs. Near Dorking, with a 45-minute train journey to London. Convenient for Guildford, M25, Gatwick & Heathrow airports. In light of current COVID-19 please note that we always deep clean between lets, dismantle and clean the fridge, disinfect switches, handles, doors edges and frames and other high touch points. Once clean the flat is further sanitised using a Bio-Vac machine, as used on Covid wards, to capture and kill air and surface borne pathogens.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Please bring slippers to wear inside. Please park with boot or bonnet next to pergola - do ask if you're not sure Please open bathroom window to air the room Please pay for any breakages Please leave the flat clean and tidy when you leave Please vacate the flat by 10am on the day or your departure. If you would like to leave later please check if this is possible and we will accommodate you when we can.
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Sofa
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Louise S
Hosting since March 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 93%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe are generally around and happy to offer suggestions of where to eat, visit and walk. Please either send us a text, call (you will be provided with my mobile number) or knock on the front door.

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Reviews (20)
Voyager2B
Voyager2B
Ayr, United Kingdom44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spotlessly Clean and Well Appointed
Cosy Flat is about conveniently located about a five minute drive and 15 minute walk to the High Street of Dorking. The flat has been recently remodeled and decorated to the highest of standards. Downstairs has a sofa bed and kitchen. As said it is new and modern. Upstairs is a double bedroom and Shower room. We had no problems whatsoever with the owner. The £100.00 deposit was refunded the day we checked out. If you need a functional place to stay may The Cosy Flat your choice.
Visited November 2022
Written December 8, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AliceDunnett
AliceDunnett
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
First class
We booked for 7days.stayed another 3day.host perfect respect your privacy.but always on hand.to help.best bed I have sleep on in years.I’m disabled ,but found it easy to navigate.Louise and Peter lovely couple.beautiful clean cottage.
Visited January 2021
Written January 30, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sola M
Sola M
France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
the perfect long-stay rental!
This is the perfect rental. We spent two weeks in the lovely Garden Flat, and we loved every minute! The flat itself is so nice, perfectly equipped, with a really great kitchen and very comfortable bed. We spent a lot of time cooking and working from the flat, and loved having multiple tables and spaces to eat and work, both inside and out. The garden was absolutely beautiful, great to sit out and have breakfast or a drink before dinner. There are also tons of walking paths straight out the back door, into the gorgeous Surrey Hills. We rented Brompton bikes in Guildford and used them to get around and grocery shop — we dropped off our rental car the second day. Might recommend a mountain bike for this kind of thing, but we had a really great time exploring the area on bikes and on foot. All in all, the best place for a long stay, perfectly placed between nature and city (Dorking was an easy bike ride, and Guildford isn’t too much farther by car.) Louise is a wonderful host, who thinks of everything we might need (and more!) but is also discret. We also loved getting to know Louise’s sweet golden retriever, Bea. We dream of our time there and hope to return someday!
Visited July 2020
Written August 17, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jet742419
Jet742419
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent location, well equipped and comfortable accommodation
The flat is very well equipped and comfortable. We arrived early, having landed at LHR at 5.00 am, so the food provided by Louise was much appreciated. The outstanding feature of staying here is the location. The view from the back of the property is awesome and we were able to do 3 different long walks (over 2 hours) without getting in the car. The property is located on the busy A25, the upside of this is easy access to towns like Guildford and lovely places such as Leith Hill and Friday Street. Another good thing about staying here is making friends with Bee - a gorgeous golden Labrador! We stayed in this flat for 2 weeks before having to change to Dormer Venn.
Visited May 2019
Written June 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
WestcottWeazel
WestcottWeazel
Thank you for your detailed review, very good to hear how much you enjoyed staying here. Louise
Written June 13, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

44padrona
44padrona
Barga, Italy4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfort and convenience in an idyllic country setting
I needed to find a quiet "haven for one" that would provide me with relatively easy access to Dorking, Leatherhead and Horsham over a period of 10 days - and the Garden Flat in Westcott proved to be the perfect choice! The owner Louise was extremely helpful and welcoming, leaving delicious baked goods for my arrival as well as a wealth of local information, maps, etc. Easily accessible from the property is a network of footpaths to explore the beauty of the local countryside: an invitation from Louise to enjoy a late summer afternoon walk with her adorable dog is an opportunity not to be missed!
Visited June 2018
Written July 2, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
WestcottWeazel
WestcottWeazel
Thank you for your lovely review - much appreciated!
Written June 13, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mandzabout
mandzabout
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cosy comfortable and convenient
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the flat and didn't want to leave. It had everything we needed to be self sufficient and cook our own meals like oven, stove, microwave, fridge and dishwasher which we all very functional. The washer/dryer was convenient as most days was just too wet to hang the washing out. But the washing line dried the clothes quickly on sunny days. The shower had great pressure and hot water was also lovely to soak in the deep bath. The flat is attached to the main house and a separate flat is above. The bed was comfy although the feather pillows flattened out somewhat. The central heating system was easy to use with the touch of one dial. The gas fire provides ample heat and creates a cosy cottage feel. The Internet was amazing and had large download capacity and was very reliable. The flat is closer to the road than we anticipated however the double glassed windows reduced most of the road noise. On a sunny day the back garden and large open lawn area is just heaven, and Bee the adorable resident dog agrees as she basks in the light. The property overlooks a lake ( on another property ) which only adds to the pretty picture. Close to Dorking shops, ample cafes and restaurants, you only have to travel 10 mins for everything you need. The traffic into Dorking at peak times between 2-7pm is heavy so plan ahead for that. Ample surrounding walking trails and interesting National Trust properties to visit so do hire a car to get around. We hired from Kendall cars in Guilford and they were amazing, the car was very new and reliable. Louise is lovely and very helpful in suggesting places to see and do things. Would love to visit again and definitely recommend.
Visited March 2018
Written April 28, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
WestcottWeazel
WestcottWeazel
Thank you for your very detailed review - much appreciated. Detail on the pillows noted and actioned - I do hope we see you again.
Written June 13, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mjaffro
mjaffro
Compiegne City, France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
nice and a very very beautiful view
not far to Wescott, 10 mn walking; nice old villages around (Brokham, Betchworth, Shere),nice Hightstreet in Dorking and also Guildford; 1/2 h to Hampton
Visited June 2017
Written July 9, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
WestcottWeazel
WestcottWeazel
Thank you for this lovely review - such a pleasure to meet and hear how you were enjoying the area.
Written July 10, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mikebailey27
mikebailey27
Liverpool, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Complete peace of mind
The location of The Garden Flat was, for us, spot on with adequate golf and NT properties within comfortable travelling distance. Walkers and cyclists will not be disappointed either. Comfort levels, appliances and fittings were more than adequate for our week's stay and Louise was so helpful and gracious. The village had adequate day to day facilities and Dorking, just a few minutes away, has everything one could require. The Garden Flat was a real find and we hope to return before too long. Thanks Louise
Visited September 2016
Written November 25, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
WestcottWeazel
WestcottWeazel
Thank you for your detailed and kind review - so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Written July 10, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wendy S
Wendy S
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A gem of a flat, buried deep in rural Surrey but close to amenities.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Garden Flat. The host was extremely helpful. Fabulous shower, very good water pressure. Kitchen well equipped, although we didn't use it much as we met up with friends or family each day for lunch. Nice terrace overlooking garden and countryside. We plan on going again.
Visited August 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written August 23, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

valentin e
valentin e
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
agréable
Très bel endroit, calme, avec un superbe jardin. La terrasse a été notre endroit privilégié. Très bien situé pour visiter Londres qui n'est qu'à 50 minutes en train. Stonehenge n"est pas loin et Oxford, très joli ville, non plus. Louise et son mari sont très discrets et serviables. Merci encore les infos sur les trains! L'endroit mériterait d'etre mieux signalé.
Visited July 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written August 15, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Ping Pong table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas

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About the neighborhood
Westcott is a pretty historic village with houses dating from the early 1400s. It nestles in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between the ancient trackways of the North Down ~ Pilgrim Way and the Greensand Way. We are blessed with good village shops and pubs, a lively well attended church, friendly mixed community and easy access to surrounding attractive towns with lovely shops, such as Guildford and Reigate. London is in easy reach by train.
Getting around
A car will give you the flexibility to visit local villages and country pubs, but it is possible to walk off-road to Dorking and throughout the Surrey Hills and we have had guests stay for weeks or visit every year without a car. There is a local bus - look up compass-travel and surrey travel bus 32 Dorking has trains to London and Dorking Deepdene has trains to Guildford, Reading to the West and Redhill and Gatwick to the East.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
From the M25 take either: ? Junction 8, follow the A217 into Reigate and then follow directions to the A25 towards Dorking & Guildford. Drive through Dorking High Street, up South Street and follow signs to Guildford (& Westcott). These will take you down Vincent Lane to traffic lights, turn left into Westcott Road. ? Junction 9, follow the A243 towards the A24 and take A24 towards Dorking. There are 6 roundabouts on this stretch of the journey. Turn right at the Ashcombe Junction, just before Dorking Railway station; travel to the end of Ashcombe Road turn left at a mini roundabout. Drive to the end of this road and turn right, this will bring you to a set of traffic lights, go straight on into Westcott Road. If the Ashcombe Junction is missed drive straight on to the next roundabout and turn right. Drive through Dorking High Street, up South Street and follow directions to Guildford (& Westcott). These will take you down Vincent Lane to traffic lights, turn left into Westcott Road. Once on the Westcott Road travel approximately 1.5 miles to Westcott, drive straight through the village. Climb the hill as you leave the village and look for the first large 40-mph sign at the top. Our drive is approximately 150 yards on the right. It is very hidden and is as the road disappears from sight as you look from the 40-mph sign. If the bottom of the hill is reached, you have gone too far. It is possible to turn around in Rookery Drive and we are 2nd left as you return towards Westcott.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Please call/email to confirm availability before booking. Use of sofabed £40/person/week. No pets & no smoking. Full payment due 6 weeks before stay commences.

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