Close My Favourites
Select up to 3 cottages to compare

Garden Cottage

Dorking, Surrey

+ Add to favourites

Details

This section of the page features an image gallery, so if you're using a screen reader you may wish to jump to the main content.

Garden Cottage is a nineteenth-century detached cottage situated next to the rose garden in the heart of the Polesden Lacey estate. The property has lovely views of the formal gardens and across the picturesque Surrey Hills beyond. It is less than a two minute walk to the main Edwardian house. This is an ideal place for walkers being in an exceptional setting on the North Downs and surrounded by 1,400 acres of National Trust land.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance porch, sitting room with open fire, kitchen/dining room, two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin en suite with shower over bath) and separate lavatory.
First floor
one bedroom (double with 5' bed) and large bathroom with roll top bath and handset mixer/shower taps.
Visitor notes

Heating: LPG gas central heating included.

Garden: Private gardens surrounding the cottage with two small patio areas.

Approach to cottage: The track up to Garden Cottage has some large potholes in places, especially near the small NT carpark on your left. Please drive slowly over these sections.

Parking: There is parking for two cars next to the cottage.

Telephone: available for local calls.

Accessibility: The bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor but the cottage may not be suitable for wheelchair users.

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free entry to Polesden Lacey House and Gardens during open hours. Out of hours they have free use of the croquet courts and access to the gardens.

Free logs are provided for use in the cottage.

Cottage details
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Let starts
Friday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
001015
Acorn rating What's this?
4
Features
  • Open fire / stove
  • Romantic
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
Accessibility
  • 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

Nearby

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
Key
Current cottage
Holiday cottage
National Trust
place to visit
Cluster of pins Shows number of grouped pins. Zoom in to see individual pins
Attractions
  • Holiday cottage guests have free entry to the Polesden Lacey house during opening hours and access to the gardens out of hours.
Activities
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Polesden Lacey
Polesden Lacey An Edwardian country estate designed to be the perfect setting for a millionairess hostess to entice royalty, politicians and the best of Edwardian society for entertaining weekends in the country
Box Hill
Box Hill Woodland and open down with wonderful views
Headley Heath
Hatchlands Park
Hatchlands Park 18th-century mansion, with Adam interiors and collection of keyboard instruments, set in parkland
Leith Hill
Leith Hill Woodland, parkland, farmland and open heath with Leith Hill Tower commanding extensive views
Clandon Park
Clandon Park Grand 18th-century Palladian mansion

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Barbara Lee
    • February 2015
    • Essex
    Made special by:

    Lovely flowers Plenty of logs in the cold weather

  • Anonymous
    • February 2015
    • -------------
    Well equipped kitchen

    It was a special weekend with family and the cottage was perfect. We were all very impressed by the welcome tray and flowers in the cottage, the well equipped kitchen and the location and peacefulness of the cottage. Our only negative was that we booked a travel cot, which was hidden in the bathroom. We had brought our own just in case and only read on the second day in the information book that the travel cot was there. If it is booked it would have been nice if the cot had been visible when we arrived.

  • Barbara Skene
    • January 2015
    • London
    Made special:

    Access to Polesden estate before opening and after closing- so special at dawn and dusk with the frost and the winter sun - lovely times to enjoy the space. The flowers and welcome hamper were greatly appreciated - also free logs just outside the cottage. And lots of toilet rolls, kitchen towels etc - we ordered a delivery from ocado and didn't need to go shopping at all during the trip - made all the difference.

  • Kathy White
    • December 2014
    • USA
    Lovely location

    Garden Cottage is beautiful and in a lovely location.

  • Serena Cooper
    • December 2014
    • UK
    Made special:

    Lovely welcoming touches such as the flowers and Christmas decorations The location and homely feel of the cottage

  • Sam Burfoot
    • October 2014
    • Spain
    Ticked all the boxes!

    great family break, the open fireplace made it for us Beautiful cottage ticked all the boxes

  • Hendriks Family
    So cosy, so nice

    We recently stayed a weekend in Garden Cottage surrounded by snow and silence. Our steps in the snow in the garden and on the hill slope, the only ones...so special! The Cottage was already after the first visit like feeling coming home. So cosy, so nice. We certainly plan staying there the coming year.

  • Mrs C.P. Tol-Fako
    • The Netherlands
    What a lovely cottage

    Now we understand why it was so difficult to book for a shortbreak; what a lovely cottage! What a great landscape! We had a really great time here, our children loved it also. All the people of the estate we met, were very friendly and helpful. Thank you very much.

  • Betzy Dinesen
    I loved this cottage.

    I loved this cottage. I satyed here with my family and had the best time. I loved playing behide the house it was alot of fun. I loved the layout of the house it was very cosy. the outside was kept to very high standers it looked very beautiful

Stayed at Garden Cottage recently?

We welcome your views on Garden Cottage and these can be provided via our online survey.

Prices

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 cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk 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.

Check availability & book

Choose the dates of your holiday (Step 1 of 3)
  • * indicates a required field

Share