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Groomes Country House

(Ref. 974883)

Farnham, Hampshire Show on map


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  • 16 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "We spent a special family birthday at Groomes in April 2024, and the house was perfect for our family of 16."

    The kids under 10 spent mornings playing in the well equipped games room and snug and playing hide and seek in the many secret hiding places, whilst the adults chatted and drank wine! The lounge with it's woodburner and supply of logs was cosy in the evenings and the dining room big enough for family celebrations. All the bedrooms were ensuite. Pete and Jane and Ed were great hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely stunning house, comfortable, spacious, everything you wanted and needed was there to a very high standard."

    Pete and Jane were very welcoming and were on hand for any problems if needed. Highly recommend it, we had a fabulous stay and will definitely go back. A perfect birthday weekend, thank you.

    Thank you for your review it was a real pleasure to meet you and we are so pleased to hear that your stay was so enjoyable . Thank you also for leaving the house so tidy and clean this was much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fabulous property and Pete and Jane were very helpful."

    Perfect for my 70th birthday family celebration. So spacious and so much room for 10 adults. Games room was well used and hot tub was also used, despite the outside temperature being only 3°. Lady recommended by Pete cooked a delicious 3-course meal on Saturday evening. A great Time and wonderful memories.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback.It was pleasure to see you and to hear you enjoyed Groomes . Thank you for leaving the property in such good order much appreciated. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2024

  • "Very well provided house and rooms."

    Whole family enjoyed the house and available space with a very hospitable welcome from our host. Games room and hot tub enjoyed by all. The snug could have done with a little more lighting for reading purposes but was very comfortable. Dining room was excellent and plenty of seating for all. I would recommend this to all and indeed have given full,details to a friend.

    Thank you it was very nice to meet you and we are very pleased you enjoyed Groomes. The feedback about the light in the snug was very useful and we have bought a new lamp to improve the lighting so thank you for letting us know much appreciated. Jane and Pete Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

  • "The owner of the property was very helpful with additional information on this sizeable property to aid our planning for 16 residents."

    It is very spacious, has been superbly renovated to retain its historic character, very well maintained, clean, and well facilitated with kitchen equipment, crockery, glasses etc and logs for the open fire. Lots of short flights of stairs and took a while to get orientated, but absolutely charming. Games room very popular with our 3 generational family and 'snug' a similar go to. Conservatory is fabulous, hot tub also. BBQ served us well. Log fire in lounge was delightfully comforting on October evenings but the house heating on thermostatic control was always warm anyway. We had a very wet day and a very warm one. Property worked well whatever the weather. All in all, a joy. Expensive over a half term weekend, but lots of features for your money.

    Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan4.7Oct 2023

  • "Came for a hen do in June and had the best time ever."

    There were 14 of us and there was plenty of space for us all in the very generously sized and beautifully finished bedrooms. The outdoor space really made it, the weather was beautiful which meant we spent a lot of time outdoors enjoying the stunning views. There is an outdoor covered/ sheltered dining area that comfortably fit us all in, with outdoor fridge and bbq. The accommodation is set up perfectly for group parties with outdoor lighting and speaker system, along with the hottub. The hosts are super welcoming and accommodating (and have very cute dogs)! I would definitely recommend to other hen groups or any large groups, really lovely home for the weekend.

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are so pleased you enjoyed the venue. You were lovely guests and would be welcome back anytime . Pete and Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2023

  • "We rented this property for a family gathering The owner was very communicative and provided us with important and positive info on disability access and additional bed availability."

    The property is unbelievably beautiful, super well maintained, spotlessly clean and just perfect for a large group. We arrived to a warm welcome from the owners who walked us through each room and clearly stated their rules for the preservation of the antique furnishings. Each room has an en-suite bathroom and luckily for us we arrived to brand new fluffy quality towels ! The kitchen is well equipped … the only issues that we had were with old can openers and the kitchen mixer/blender which does not work. We were allowed to make this our home for 3 nights and thankfully were blessed with beautiful weather so could enjoy the beautiful outdoor patio, lounging areas and hot tub throughout our stay There were even football nets and a ball available for a game on the super flat lawns. We highly recommend this property and hope to find an occasion to return Thank you for sharing your beautiful home

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed the property. Thank you for flagging the tin opener and food processor both of which are now sorted . Apologies for any inconvenience this caused you . The weather was lovely for you so glad you could enjoy the garden facilities , seating areas and lovely sunsets. Hope you will return soon great to have you to stay . Pete and Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Will4.7May 2023

  • "Fabulous property and would definitely recommend to our friends & family."

    It was lovely to meet Pete & Jayne, the property owners, who went out of the way to make us comfortable (we have young kids; specific needs for the group). The property is immaculate, very well done up with quality goods and super comfortable for large groups. Everything was well thought out and planned for. Would love to go back and stay again some day.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you all . We are so pleased you enjoyed the house and gardens . Jane and Pete Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pratyoosh5.0May 2023

  • "Thank your Pete & Jane."

    Groomes is an absolutely fabulous house that provided an fantastic base for us, as the bridal party, to stay for a long weekend. That you for being so communicative, accommodating and gracious to our requests, enabling us to fulfil our plans and expectations of the weekend. We ALL loved the house, the games room and with the exceptionally warm sunny weather it was possible for us to not only spend time in the lovely garden room and coach house, but also admire the views form the large garden and hot tub. "asante sana sana"

    Thank you for the great feedback. So so pleased you enjoyed the house and facilities . It was lovely to meet you all . Pete really enjoyed his conversations with you and the memories it brought back . Pete and Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2023

  • "The house was perfect for our family gathering of 15 aged from 11 to 82, there was space for everyone."

    The games room was a big attraction for the youngsters and for some of us the hot tub was the place to relax. Peter, the owner was a fantastic host, responsive to any queries we had and he made sure we had anything we wanted. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils and crockery as well as use of two fridge freezers. I would highly recommend Groomes as a place to meet friends and family as there is something for everyone

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. You were fantastic guests and it was a pleasure to meet you . Thank you for recommending other guests who have now booked .Much appreciated. Pete and Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Dec 2022

  • "Great place to stay to share a pre Xmas family weekend."

    Owner very responsive and helpful lives opposite so on hand if any issues. Used Mandy a local lady recommended by Peter the owner to cater on the Saturday evening. She came to the house to cook and serve. Great food restaurant quality and very clean and tidy kitchen when she left. Games room and pinball machine provided family competition fun. Thanks Peter

    So glad you had a great time . You were great guests .We have used Mandy before so pleased that ,as before, the meal was good . Thank you for coming to stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future. Pete Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Dec 2022

  • "From the moment we booked Pete was incredibly accomodating, friendly and helpful."

    On arrival he was so welcoming and his friendly and kind demeanor meant we felt instantly relaxed and excited for our weekend. The house is absolutely stunning, really well stocked and furnished, filled with history and the views are breathtaking. Every single guest was complimentary about the house and it played a huge part in us having such a memorable weekend. We are all planning when we can come back again!!

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review.We are so pleased you enjoyed the house and your special weekend. You were great guests and we really do hope to see you again.Regards Pete and Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martelie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Came here with family in 2021 and enjoyed it so much booked it again for this year ."

    The house is so spacious you’ll enjoy finding different routes around it. Snug and basement games room. Conservatory and sitting room. Big dining room and a large table outside if you want a barbecue or to eat Al Fresco. Huge garden that have football goals for the energetic or the hot tub if you just want to relax. Hosts Pete and Jane couldn’t be more friendly or helpful. Just perfect.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review and for returning to Groomes.It was so nice to see you ,the family and the dogs again.We are so pleased you had a lovely time again and we may hopefully see you again in the future.Regards Pete and Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous stay last summer."

    Spotless house with oodles of space for everyone, including my 3 visiting miniature hens and their sire. Warm, friendly hosts. Extremely informative and helpful. Bad press by former visitors whose under 14s jumping on furniture and freely splashing around in hot tub without adult supervision. The latter novelty, from the perspective of former paediatric nurse, whose seen tragedies from such adult ignorance, is visitors should be aware that a hot tub isn't the same as a bath due to the faucets involved plus addition of warm water into the mix!!!

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a perfect stay."

    There wasn't anything to fault really. It would just be nit-picking, which is unnecessary!!! The property was spotless with every amenity we could have hoped for. The only thing we would mention is that a brave effort initially was made to separate the recycling, but with so many of us, general rubbish was placed in whatever bag was nearest, so maybe some kind of designated recycling bins would be useful? Other than that, it was truly perfect and a memorable family celebration. Thank you so much for all your help and kindness. You were so welcoming and we felt so comfortable. We would definitely consider another family gathering at your property.

    Thank you for your wonderful review.We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.We note the very helpful comment regarding the re cycling and agree that is a very good idea thank you. Regards Pete and Jane Groomes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great family weekend for all ages."

    Youngest enjoyed the football outside and games room. Middle ones loved the hot tub. Oldies just enjoyed hearing everyone was having a good time.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay . Thank you for leaving the house so tidy much appreciated and great to meet Jack the beautiful spaniel ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful house, great location and very clean and well equipped."

    The bedrooms were stunning. The owner could not have been more friendly and helpful. The hot tub and games room kept us all occupied, especially the kids. Great walks for the dogs. Can’t wait to come back.

    Thank you so much for the positive feedback.We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay .It was a pleasure meeting you and your group. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2022

  • "Although Groomes was in the main very suitable for our family break there were some problems: 1."

    The bedroom on the ground floor was not to the same standard as the other bedrooms. 2. We set off the fire alarm and after contacting the owner, who instructed me in disconnecting the alarm we spent the rest of the holiday without the alarm. 3. We were accused of removing a saucepan and damaging an oven door neither of which were our responsibility. I was asked to claim the oven door on the insurance I had taken out but when I read the claim form I declined. 4. I spent the last day at the cottage alone and was asked by the owner if he could prepare the unused bedrooms for the next occupants. Although I agreed my last day was disrupted and I only managed to have the rest of the day to myself by saying, jokingly, to the owner that if he stayed much longer I would have to consider asking for a refund. 5. The owner rang me about three hours after I had left to tell me about the two so called problems created by our party. I should explain that the drive home took me over five hours so I was still driving and was not hands free. Overall the above problems certainly soured my mood and I ended up wishing I had booked elsewhere. I have booked cottages every year since my wife passed away in January 2013 and have never had any problems before. Needless to say I will NOT be rebooking Groomes!

    Thank you for the review. I am very sorry that there were aspects of your stay which you were unhappy with . I thought we had established a good relationship and indeed helped you unload your car when you arrived and offered further help as you were alone when you were leaving. It is important that any concerns are discussed with guests as soon as possible so I feel that when items are missing or damaged that it is only fair and reasonable to ask about them . Please be assured that I take feedback very seriously and will reflect fully on your comments . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin3.4Dec 2021

  • "Lovely property and our hosts were great."

    Highly recommended.

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback it is much appreciated . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Nov 2021

  • "We celebrated my dads 80th here and our hosts were very welcoming."

    The house is lovely and well suited to multi generation families, the games room in particular was very popular! We organised a catered meal with our hosts who did an amazing job, setting the tables out, catering children separate from adults and making the evening one to remember. Would definitely recommend.

    It was lovely to meet you and the family and we are so pleased you enjoyed Groomes . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very enjoyable family week."

    Pete the owner was most helpful and went out of his way to make sure got the most out of our stay. The house has all the facilities needed for a multi generational get together and we would fully recommend it. The addition of the hot tub will be the icing on the cake.

    It was lovely to meet you and your were wonderful guests . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clifford5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful house."

    Spotlessly clean with everything you could need provided. Lovely big garden and spacious inside with rooms to chill out in or the brilliant games too for a little fun and excitement. Owners are extremely nice and helpful. Thoroughly recommend Groomes for a special holiday

    Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure to have you in the house . Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2021

  • "Groomes is a beautiful place to stay."

    The setting is idyllic: peaceful and at one with nature. Yet it is close enough to main roads to make it accessible to a lot of places. The hosts are fantastic people with just the right balance between looking after guests and giving them space. The inside rooms are all lovely with good-quality furniture and fittings. The teenage den proved to be a great place for our boys to spend time, whilst our elderly parents read books in the conservatory. It felt a privilege to stay here and I hope we'll be back.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2021

  • "Ample space in and around property for large numbers, but if full could have done with more lounge seating and perhaps a few more outside seats, a hot tub would be a good addition."

    Owner very pleasant and helpful, house spotlessly clean. Sykes admin very efficient but did experience great difficulty in trying to contact regarding a problem prior to holiday, a member of staff did call eventually and sorted issue. When l very politely mentioned about the difficulty l had in contacting you, l was most annoyed at the response and attitude of your representative , l do understand C19 has given all of us problems, but at end of the day, l was the paying customer.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Aug 2020

  • "Absolutely beautiful house, immaculately presented with everything you need for your stay."

    Pete and wife were very friendly and helpful hosts and on hand for anything we needed. I’d highly recommend staying here, beautiful peaceful location with lots around to do and see. We’d love to come again,

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2020

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  • Over three floors: Six bedrooms: (1 x super-king-size with en-suite), (3 x king-size, all with en-suites), (1 x ground floor king-size with wet room), (1 x twin zip/link, can be super-king-size on request) with en-suite
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Lower-ground floor snug
  • Conservatory
  • Lower-ground floor games room
  • Woodburning stove with underfloor heating
  • Range cooker and electric hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of games
  • Hot tub
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x travel cots and a highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, barbecue, fridge and furniture
  • Maximum of two small/medium well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 5pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Party details must be added to all bookings

The property

Resting in the rolling Hampshire countryside is this stunning farmhouse, Groomes Country House, dating back to the 1600s and enjoying 185 acres of luscious land to explore.

Settled on the edge of the South Downs National Park, Groomes Country House offers the perfect setting for private get-togethers, celebrations, parties and even weddings, whilst conveniently positioned for access to many local amenities and attractions.

Alongside the history of this Grade II listed house sits its more modern ecological credentials; Grooms Country House is carbon neutral, and fuelled by biomass for heating and hot water, electricity is provided by the property’s own solar panels, in addition, the lounge offers a woodburning stove for extra heat on chilly evenings.

Groomes Country House offers several living spaces for your party to gather, either together or retreat to other parts for some quiet relaxation, the huge country kitchen is fully-equipped for preparing large family meals, there is lots of workspace, a large Range cooker, fridges, freezer, and a dishwasher.

Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room, which provides the perfect place for a celebratory meal or for all your guests to linger over a late breakfast.

Oak beams, a Baby Grand Piano, a large comfy sofa, and occasional chairs make the lounge a perfect place to snuggle up with a good book or some board games for everyone to enjoy; next door, the conservatory, an oak-framed orangery with beautiful, far-reaching country views, is a wonderful space for chatting over a pre-dinner drink and watching the sun set.

At cellar level, the snug and games room are sure to be a hit with any teenagers, a fantastic separate hangout and chill space; there’s lots to entertain everyone, including a pool table, football table, pinball, and games console, with underfloor heating, slate floors and squashy sofas completing the space.

For a good nights’ sleep, the spacious and luxurious bedrooms do not disappoint, all six bedrooms have exquisite en-suite facilities, oversized baths for long soaks, and huge fluffy towels, whilst the bedrooms have the latest high-definition LCD televisions complete with Freeview and DVD players.

Mezz, as the name suggests, Mezz is situated over two levels; the elegant king-size sleigh bed on the mezzanine overlooks the beautiful grounds of the property.

This bedroom benefits from an en-suite bathroom with an oversized, deep relaxing bath and separate shower, and a day bed on the lower level.

Dolphin room, the elegant super-king-size bedroom with an additional day bed is complete with many luxurious features, with mood lighting in the en-suite roll-top, deep bath and separate shower, giving the feeling of pure indulgence, and stunning views from the window.

If you want to feel like royalty then T&Bs is the room for you, with its four-poster king-size bed, and gorgeous views, the en-suite has a roll-top, deep bath to relax in and a separate shower.

Scarletts, at the very top of the house with its breath-taking views is complete with a king-size sleigh bed and additional day bed; this room truly feels like your own slice of private heaven, the en-suite has a deep bath and shower overhead.

Dave’s, possible to make up as a twin or double, enjoys lovely views of the grounds, whilst complete with a handy en-suite shower room with separate WC.

Toms, this room is situated on the ground floor and is disabled-friendly, complete with a king-size sleigh bed, whilst the en-suite is a wet room suitable for use by all guests; if you have elderly or disabled guests, they will be delighted that there are no steps from the car park.

Groomes Country House has facilities for your four-legged friends, however as it offers an anti-allergenic environment, we ask that dogs be kept to the ground floor or in the heated boiler house, (Maximum two dogs per booking).

On warm days there are several options for outside dining and hosting a barbecue, the patio and Coach House are ideal, the gardens are a delight and guests are free to wander around the grounds.

Get better acquainted with your location and head out on foot to the local convenience store to pick up fresh produce for your self-catered stay and for breakfast out, there is the Good Taste Bakery & Coffee Shop.

If you can tear yourself away from your stunning setting, visit the beautiful town of Guildford, home to the ancient ruins of Guildford Castle for elevated views over the town, a wonderful Cathedral exhibiting fascinating art and you can release your inner child at the trampoline centre.

Spend the day at the historic city of Winchester, where you can soak in scenic views at the National Trust site, St. Catherine's Hill, and if you wish to experience the Royal Winchester Golf Club bring along your clubs for a swing about!

A car journey away from Portsmouth, guests can enjoy time near the coast, with Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the South Parade Pier and its amusements, and many amenities on offer, or embark further to explore the delights of the Isle of Wight.

Travelling north, guests are also well-positioned to visit Ascot, recommended to visit on a race day, or be sure to coincide your getaway to attend Goodwood Festival.

For a superb base whilst exploring this spectacular region, secure a stay at Groomes Country House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Guildford 11.3 miles; Winchester 27.2 miles; Portsmouth 34.9 miles.

Farnham is a bustling market town surrounded by the picturesque, rolling Surrey Hills with easy access to the capital of London, reached within an hour. Resting within striking distance of the majestic South Downs National Park, Farnham makes a great base for touring the area, littered with plenty of things to see and do. Within the town itself, you will be delighted to find the famous Georgian streets lined with a wealth of independent and quirky shops, offering you and your loved ones a taste of quintessential England. At the heart of the town, is the market, which plays host to an award-winning, weekly market, so you can pick up delicious local produce, all grown, baked, picked or processed all within 50 miles of the market. Whilst here, be sure to brush up on the local history of the town by winding down the streets, where you will find evidence of Stone Age, Roman and Saxon dwellings. Be sure to visit the ruins of Waverley Abbey, found at the loop of the River Wey before discovering the 12th century castle, which was built 1138 AD by Henry de Blois, grandson of William the Conqueror. For keen walkers, the town plays host to a number of walks, which display the history and heritage of the town. Choose to walk the circular Heritage Trail to discover the town’s hidden treasures or enjoy a gentle stroll in Farnham Park. Other attractions within the surrounding area include the Blacknest Golf and Country Club, Birdworld, Go Ape Alice Holt and the endearing Rural Life Living Museum in Tilford. Farnham is a great base for touring this wonderful part of the country.

Owner will only accept a maximum of 2 dogs.

Please Note: Party details must be added to all bookings.

Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £300

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas