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Frensham Common Cottage

Frensham, Surrey

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Turn off the Hindhead to Farnham road, drive down a woodland track and into an oasis of tranquillity. Frensham Common Cottage is a long low cottage built in the early 1900s, sitting in a large rambling garden and backing onto Frensham Common. The Devil's Punch Bowl and the now peaceful (following the closure of the old A3) Hindhead Commons- both within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty- are within a five mile radius. This comfortable cottage makes an ideal base from which to explore the area on foot, setting off through your gate onto the Common or, since there are main line stations within a few minutes' drive, visitors can be in central London in under an hour.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
hall, dining room open to kitchen, utility room, bathroom and sitting room with open fire.
First floor
landing with fine views over the Common, three bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, 1 twin, 1 single), lavatory.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Garden: Enclosed garden, please note the garden has a ditch running round it so families with small children should note that supervision is recommended.

Cottage Approach: Frensham Common Cottage is situated approx 160 yards from the A287. The approach is down a woodland track that is uneven in places.

Parking: There is parking for up to three cars.

Please Note: The common between the road and cottage is heavily wooded but it is possible to hear traffic at times.

Short breaks bookable within 4 weeks of the start date all year at this cottage

Cottage details
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Railway nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • Accessible for ambulant disabled people
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


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
Woolbeding Countryside
Shalford Mill
Shalford Mill 18th-century watermill with well-preserved machinery
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

  • Karen J
    • November 2014
    • North Yorkshire
    Home from home!

    This Cottage was absolutely gorgeous and far exceeding our expectations..It had obviously been very recently redecorated and refurnished and was stunning and looked SO much nicer than in the brochure and on the website.It was completely perfect and a definite fave and we SO want to book another holiday there...Just didn't want to come home! It was a real "home from home" above ..SO clean and cosy and warm and so peaceful and well equipped ..I would truly recommend it to all my friends and family.Fabulous location the woods yet less than 1 hour from London....1 of our best holidays ever....only1 downside...the tumble drier was out of order.Thank you for fantastic memorable holiday.

  • Anonymous
    • November 2014
    • -----------
    Good for dog walking

    Relaxing location on edge of Frensham Common, good for dog walking without the hassle of parking/roads. Caretaker/Cleaner very friendly and helpful

  • Mr Hipgrave
    • December 2012
    • New Zealand
    Upgraded in quality

    The cottage has been upgraded since our last stay. The remodelling of the bathroom, repainting and misc. new items were timely, and have greatly improved the aesthetics and usability of the property.

  • Fam. Lakerveld
    Thank you for this perfect cottage

    Thank you for this perfect cottage, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful area full of walks and sightseeing. We visited Petworth Castle, Bodiam, Clandon Park and Polesden Lacey. We went one day to London to see (again) the British Museum, Hamley's, Harrods... and lots of Starbucks throughout the week. We loved the NT tearooms!

  • Moore Family
    Lots of walks

    Lots of walks if you are in the mood. Only 50 mins on the train from London if you fancy a change. See you again next year.

  • Family from Vancouver
    The cottage is beautiful

    The cottage is beautiful and when we returned from our days we truly felt we were coming home. You have spoiled us for anything else

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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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