The Barn

Holmbury St Mary, Surrey (Ref. 949443)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This unique barn conversion is situated in the grounds of the owner’s Grade II listed Arts and Crafts style house in the Surrey village of Holmbury St Mary.

Set in twenty hectares of grounds and with plenty of character features, this charming cottage is an ideal base for a break in rural Surrey.

The property is accessed through its own private path into a conical entrance hall which leads into the magnificent double height sitting room with French doors running all along the side of the room, offering views across the gardens to the lake.

A large inglenook fireplace houses an open fire, whilst the imposing dining table is on a raised platform giving you the feeling of dining in grand surroundings, and a grand piano will allow any musicians to entertain the party after dinner.

Situated off the sitting room is a compact kitchen next to a modern shower room.

Also on this floor is a single bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a library of books.

Head up the stairs to a mezzanine sitting area which leads to two bedrooms in the eaves.

Within the grounds are extensive lawned areas, a fishing lake, tennis court and woodland walks.

The owner organises concerts and an opera festival in the grounds at various times of the year, so you may be lucky enough to catch a performance.

The village of Holmbury St Mary is set in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a wonderful location for walkers and cyclists who can follow part of the route used in the 2012 Olympics.

Set between Dorking and Guildford, this is an ideal base for discovering the South Downs, the Sussex coast and is an easy commute into London for a day’s sightseeing.

A comfortable base in a beautiful location.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor single with en-suite bath, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and open fire. First floor mezzanine sitting area.


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared use of owner’s extensive lawned gardens with terrace, furniture, tennis court and lake
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Large unfenced lake in the garden, children and pets to be supervised
  • Note: First floor mezzanine area has wooden balustrade and low head height in bedrooms, care to be taken.

About the location


Shere 4 miles; Dorking 6 miles; Guildford 10 miles.

The village of Holmbury St Mary is a quintessential English village with a green, cricket pitch, historic church and two wonderful village pubs, set right in the heart of the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Footpaths and bridleways lead in all directions into the hills and thousands of acres of protected woodlands. The Surrey Hills are very popular with walkers, hikers, horse and mountain bike riders. From the top of the hills look north over fields and woods to see the tallest buildings of London and south to glimpse the English Channel in the distance. This area would appeal to families and friends who are looking to enjoy an English village with lots of local events, wildlife, space and tranquillity and the opportunities to explore on foot or bike – the London 2012 Olympic 100km cycle race passed through the surrounding countryside. With towns such as Guildford and Dorking within a short distance offering theatres, shopping, restaurants and leisure centres and numerous other picturesque villages and places of special interest nearby, Holmbury St Mary offers a great get away.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas