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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
Cottage ref
Acorn rating What's this?
  • 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

Home Counties
Exterior view of Emley Farm House, Bowlhead Green, Surrey

You could think it may be densely populated and just home to the bustling metropolis of London, but don't underestimate the South East's capacity for hidden charms, secluded landscapes and shady nooks to catch your breath. There's lots to explore from the hazy meadows and pastoral valleys of the South Downs, the dazzling White Cliffs of Dover and the glorious gardens at Sissinghurst and Polesden Lacey.

Cottage location
Current cottage
Holiday cottage
National Trust
place to visit
Cluster of pins Shows number of grouped pins. Zoom in to see individual pins
  • 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

  • Elaine Flacks
    • October 2015
    • ....
    Made enjoyable...

    The rambling farmhouse and the unique history and architecture of the building. We had lovely games of hide and seek whilst others baked brownies for the children . On arrival a note informed us that the TV wasn't working. Normally this would have been an asset but not the weekend of the rugby World Cup. When we called the house keeper she arrived with a replacement TV .Happily she also arrived with a young man who was able to retune the TV and harmony was restored for the sports loving men. Great service .

  • Mark Harriott
    • July 2015
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable..

    Experienced a piece of history and peculiarity of a 15th Century house was amazing and enjoyed by us all.

  • Laurel Spooner
    • April 2015
    • Essex
    Made special by:

    Secluded, relatively unaltered, atmospheric. Beautiful walks. Devil's punchbowl nearby. Molly had prepared it very well and left us a welcome card.

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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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