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Emley Farmhouse

Godalming, Surrey

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Emley is a Grade II listed substantial farmstead in an idyllic rural setting. The farmhouse and surrounding buildings are largely unaltered since the nineteenth century and retain a unique charm and character. Many original features remain such as the internal well and large fireplaces. The reception rooms are spacious and there is a traditional country kitchen.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen and breakfast room, two large sitting rooms and a dining room, all with wood-burning stove, utility/cloakroom with lavatory and wash basin.
First floor
five bedrooms (2 doubles with 5' beds and 3 twins), two bathrooms with handset mixer taps and shower room.
Visitor notes

Cottage Approach: The track to the cottage is uneven and unlit and is used by local farmers. Caution will need to be taken for low slung vehicles or at time of bad weather.

Parking: Please do not park in front of the house as access is required at all times by the farmer to fields beyond the house.

Accessibility: There are uneven floors throughout the cottage with some low beams. There are wooden raised steps into each room (access may be difficult if elderly or mobility impaired)

Please Note: Up to a maximum of 10 bags of sweet chestnut logs per stay can be ordered in advance via Contact Centre at a cost of £6.00 per bag. The wood supplied is sweet chestnut, cut from local National Trust coppiced woodland. Please be aware that the doors to the stoves need to be kept closed at all times as the wood has a tendency to split: the stoves work more efficiently with doors closed.

Long eared bats roost in the loft at this cottage. If a bat gets into the living room area during your stay please open a window to allow it to escape. Further information can be found in the Cottage Welcome Folder.

The Aga will be switched off from 1 May – 30 September

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Prestige
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi


Things to see and do nearby

South East England
Looking towards the house at Nymans, West Sussex, across the garden with the Dovecote visible at the edge of the Forecourt. Although the house looks ancient it was designed and built in 1923-5. © John Miller

The dense population of the south-east of England may not make it the obvious choice for a holiday destination, but that's to under-estimate or overlook many of its hidden charms. The Isle of Wight may well be the most obvious holiday destination in the area and the short ferry crossing really does take you to a unique holiday destination. Further east, the scenery is varied yet distinctive with the South Downs rolling down to the cliffs at Beachy Head, the sparsely wooded heathland of the Ashdown Forest and the intricate landscapes of the Weald. Closer to London are some gems which equally deserve a weekend away or longer holiday, including the majestic Thames Valley with its magnificent historic houses and beautiful varied countryside, offering some of the most beautiful scenery in Southern England. Kent, meanwhile, deserves its title of the Garden of England and the National Trust protects some of the best stretches of countryside and many fine houses and outstanding gardens. Apart from houses such as Bateman's, much-loved family home of Rudyard Kipling, the enchanting Bodiam Castle, Petworth House and Park with its sumptuous interiors and rolling parkland, Polesden Lacey on the North Downs and Chartwell, family home of Sir Winston Churchill, the Trust also owns several glorious gardens including Nymans Garden, Sheffield Park Garden and Sissinghurst Castle Garden.

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  • Bird watching
  • cycling
  • horse riding
  • walking
National Trust places to visit
Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl
Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl The gateway to the Surrey Hills, with fine views
Oakhurst Cottage
Oakhurst Cottage Small 16th-century timber-framed cottage
Winkworth Arboretum
Winkworth Arboretum Tranquil hillside woodland with sweeping views
Shalford Mill
Shalford Mill 18th-century watermill with well-preserved machinery
Woolbeding Countryside
River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf
River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf Tranquil waterway running for nearly 20 miles through the heart of Surrey

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Marcia Grose
    • February 2014
    • Hampshire
    Memories to cherish

    A most fantastic week for a rolling house party for my 60th birthday. Perfect house and location to relax with friends and family. Memories to cherish.

  • Barbara Owsianka
    • December 2012
    • Wales
    The cottage of my dreams

    Excellent in every way - completely unspoiled yet comfortably modernised and beautifully furnished - the cottage of my dreams.

  • David
    • November 2012
    • London
    Splendid Emley Farmhouse

    My family and I have just returned from your splendid Emley Farmhouse, Bowlshead Green. It was my 60th birthday! I just want to congratulate you on the beautiful house, which lends itself totally for large families! The house is magnificent, warm and well stocked with everything to make ones stay historic. Thank you very much to the housekeepers, and yourselves. We would love to return, many thanks.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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