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Groomes Country House

Farnham, Hampshire (Ref. 974883)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 16

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "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.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 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.

    Reviewed by AlexJun 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 FelicityMar 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 MalcolmMar 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 ColinDec 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 AndrewNov 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 AnitaNov 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 CliffordOct 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 JohnAug 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 RosemaryMay 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 LorraineAug 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 MikeJul 2020

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Summary

  • Over three floors: Six bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite, 3 x king-size with en-suite, 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: Although there are no images yet of the hot tub, it is located in the patio area at the main house with sunset views

The property

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

Settled on the edge of the Southdowns National Park, Groomes Country House offers the perfect setting for private get togethers, celebrations, parties and even weddings, it is also very conveniently positioned for access to many local amenities and attractions.

Along side the history of this Grade !!

listed house sits its more modern ecological credentials, Grooms Country House is carbon neutral, and fueled by bio mass for heating and hot water, electricity is provided by the property’s own solar panels, in addition, the lounge offers a wood burning stove for extra heat on chilly evenings if required.

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, freezers and a dishwasher.

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

Oak beams, a baby grand piano and 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 and is positioned next to the conservatory, this is an oak framed orangery with beautiful far reaching country views, wonderful for chatting over a pre-dinner drink and watching the sun set.

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

For a good nights’ sleep the spacious and luxurious bedrooms do not disappoint, all 6 bedrooms have exquisite en-suite facilities, oversized baths for long soaks, and huge fluffy towels, every room has the latest high definition LCD televisions complete with Free View plus DVD player.

Mezz, As the name suggests Mezz is situated over 2 levels, the elegant king size sleigh bed on the mezzanine overlooks the beautiful grounds and there is a day bed on the lower level, there is an oversized deep relaxing bath and separate shower in the en-suite bathroom.

Dolphin room, The elegant superking sized bed plus an additional day bed are not the only luxurious features in this room, the picturesque views and mood lighting complete with the en-suite roll top deep bath and separate shower, give the feeling of pure indulgence.

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 breathtaking views, this room has 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 over head.

Dave’s, Can be either a twin or double room with lovely views over the grounds, the en-suite has a walk in shower and separate WC.

Toms, This room is situated on the ground floor and is disabled compliant, it has a king size sleigh bed and can accommodate an extra bed for a carer if required, the en-suite is a wet room suitable for use by all guests using this room, if you have elderly or disabled guests, they will be delighted that there are no steps from the car park, views from this room are also lovely.

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 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 dat 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!

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

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About the location

FARNHAM

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.

Region Information

Owner will only accept a maximum of 2 dogs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas