Great Oak Park
Great Oak Park, Abinger, Dorking RH5 6HZ
Great Oak Park is near Guildford, Surrey, and is a beautiful country house built in a light-filled Gothic style. It’s suitable for parties of family or friends, and works very well for corporate and business use.
The house sleeps up to 16 guests in 8 bedrooms, two of which are ensuite. The master bedroom includes a dressing room and a fabulous sunken bath for Cleopatra fantasies. Four of the rooms on the first floor share a large family bathroom (one of these rooms is a twin).
There are two further rooms on the top floor, ideal for use as a family suite. One is a very large double, then there is a smaller twin. Both share a wet room.
Downstairs, there’s a large dining room (easily seating 16), a well-equipped kitchen and a breakfast room that catches the morning sun. There is also a large living room, with plenty of space for games of Twister. Should you wish to dance, there’s a 900 sq ft dance studio, with mirrors, disco lights and sound system.
Within the studio is a 9 ft cinema screen, which upgrades movie night, rather.
Outside, there’s a south facing terrace, with BBQ, overlooking the English countryside. Beyond the terrace is a 50ft swimming pool with a diving board. Beside the pool is the hot tub, and a Finnish pine sauna/steam room.
For guests keen to display their racquet skills, there’s a well-loved tennis court, for a friendly knock-about.
The house is set within 5 acres of parkland and has a further 15 acres of paddocks. It’s reached by almost a mile-long driveway.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
“Driving down the drive of this house, you can’t help but notice the very Englishness of the surrounding countryside. You half-expect a haywain and the odd knight around every corner.”
About The Location
The house is an hour from London by either train or car (it’s 15 mins from junction 9 of M25). Access from both Gatwick and Heathrow is straightforward.
Things To Do
Cycling enthusiasts will be thrilled by the house’s location. It’s very close to Leith Hill, the highest point in Surrey, and host to the Prudential Ride every year. To send any cycling enthusiasts into a frenzy, Box Hill is nearby, site of the cycling Olympics.
There are also great walking trails and local attractions such as Denbies Vineyard.
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