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Garden Cottage


Dorking, Surrey

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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 with en suite shower room) 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.

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

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

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

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.

Telephone: available for local calls.

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

Free use of the croquet courts in the summer months.

Free logs are provided for use in the cottage.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Romantic
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge
  • 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

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.

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  • Holiday cottage guests have free entry to the Polesden Lacey house during opening hours and access to the gardens out of hours.
  • 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


Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs Hadden
    • January 2017
    • Middlesex
    Spotlessly clean

    Our weekend at Garden Cottage, Polesdon Lacey to celebrate my 60th birthday was all that I hoped it would be. It was a bitterly cold weekend in early January. The cottage was lovely and warm for our arrival, everything was spotlessly clean and comfortable with all sorts of finishing touches. We used the kitchen facilities thoroughly and enjoyed some lovely meals together around the kitchen table. We will definitely use National trust holiday homes again. Thank you

  • Nazneen Adamjee
    • October 2016
    • Surrey
    Good location

    Enjoyed the service ,the thoughts behind making the cottage comfortable, and the location.

  • Mrs Finlay
    • January 2016
    • New Zealand
    Good quality accommodation

    We enjoyed our stay due to its location - so quiet yet close to so much. The quality of the accommodation - lovely standard of furnishings and fabulously heated The internet coverage - easy access and unlimited ... very useful for our two teenage children

  • Mr Mellinger
    • October 2015
    • Lafayette
    Made enjoyable...

    Enjoyed meeting the garden and reception teams...all very helpful and interesting. It was great to be able to enjoy Jazz on the lawn two beautiful Sundays in a row! Thanks again for helping us enjoy a wonderful holiday!

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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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