Background to Holly Cottage….

The original cottage  dated back to the 1940's and was known as Cattleman's Cottage. In the 1950's it was extended and remained in its current form right through until the 2000's as the stockman's cottage for the farm.

It was renamed Holly Cottage  as historically there was an avenue of Holly Trees that ran up beside the cottage.

In 2013 we embarked on a huge redevelopment of the property following the grant of planning permission to further extend and remodel the property. The intention was to create a high quality modern home that combined some of the charm of the old yet did not compromise on the expectations of a comfortable and luxurious holiday getaway.

On visiting there is a book you can enjoy showing the full transformation of Holly Cottage. A few photographs are depicted below.


Things to do in the Surrey Hills:

Listed below are some suggestions on what there is to do in the area. We will continue to update this and welcome suggestions from previous guests!


For The Active

Walk over The Hurtwood – hundreds of open access right on your doorstep.

Mountain Bike throughout the Surrey Hills. Bike Hire available in the village.

Go horseriding at Maple Stud 01483 278384 (Ewhurst/Cranleigh), White Lane Farm or Albury Equestrian Centre  

Golfing and swimming at Cranleigh Golf and Leisure

Extensive sports facilities at Surrey Sports Park

Also at the Spectrum in Guildford which caters for ice skating and ten pin bowling too

And Cranleigh Leisure Centre


For the Heritage Experience & Gardens

Numerous National Trust properties to visit Great for walking, tea rooms and gift shops!

These include:

Polesdon Lacey (Dorking), Hatchlands (Clandon), Clandon Park (Clandon) albeit under restoration due to extensive fire damage. Winkworth Arboretum (Godalming), Claremont Landscape Garden (Esher), Dapdune Wharf (Guildford), small so worth combining with shopping visit to Guildford), Leith Hill Place (Leith Hill/Coldharbour) Petworth House & Park (Petworth, West Sussex), Nymans Gardens (Handcross, West Sussex)

Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley  – Extensive gardens including large glass house, restaurant/tea rooms, gift and plant centre. Various attractions throughout the year.


Towns and Villages of Note:

Peaslake – on the doorstep! Legendary village shop with the best cheese straws in the county. Hurtwood Inn – great Italian run pub/resatuarant.

Shere – starred in various movies including The Holiday and Four Weddings and a Funeral. Ice cream shop, award winning Dabbling Duck tea room, museum, 2 pubs, pretty church and a Ford (the wet type!) all feature.

Coldharbour, Albury, Abinger, Holmbury St Mary, Little London – pretty hills villages with good English traditional pub’s.


Slightly Larger Villages/Towns

Cranleigh – 3 reasonable sized supermarkets, banks, lots of great independent shops and restaurants

Guildford – county town of Surrey with cathedral, historic cobbled high street and all major brands and restaurants

Dorking – market town best known for antique shops

Godalming – Market town with independent shops and restaurants

About Coverwood Farm:

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Situated within a third generation pedigree Hereford beef breeding holding, Holly Cottage is located within the centre most part of the Surrey Hills.

Our goal  is to combine sustainable farming with managing the environment and to place agriculture firmly back on the map."