Smallfield Place is a big house, and sleeps 14 in 7 generous, en-suite bedrooms. The reception rooms are also large, and include a drawing room, dining room, two sitting rooms and kitchens. An extra six people (making a total of 20) can stay on sofa beds/z-beds for a small additional charge.
The house sits in six acres of gardens and meadows, and is famous for its water-garden, Tudor knot and herb gardens. There are several courtyards and terraces – perfect for al fresco dining, or a whisky to watch the dusk, plus lots of hidden benches for stolen moments of pleasure. The long, wide lawns are ideal for games of croquet and the lakes make beautiful backdrops for photographs.
Smallfield Place is suitable for large groups of family or friends, holidays, special celebrations or weddings. It is also ideal for business or corporate use, and offers excellent privacy, facilities and transport links. Two night stays are available.
Edmund’s Choice Of Extraordinary Feature
“Smallfield once had the date of 1661 inscribed on its door knocker, and the house has a palpable sense of history. No where more so than when one’s standing beside each of the mighty fireplaces; elbow crooked, sherry in hand.”
About The Location
Smallfield Place is just outside Smallfield village, nearly Horley in Surrey. It has great transport links with train stations nearby at Gatwick and Horley. It takes about thirty minutes to reach the centre of London from either station.
Things To Do
There is lots to do in the area, Smallfield is within easy reach of London with all of its diversions (West End Shows, shopping, museums and restaurants), but equally there are plenty of rural pursuits – walking, horse riding, golf. The North Downs are five minutes away, and Brighton and the seaside under an hour. Or, should you not wish to move at all, you could take a picnic and rugs down to the meadow behind the gardens, and fall asleep amongst the buttercups.
Smallfield Place excels at weddings, and offers a limited number of dates a year. The house can seat up to 60 guests inside and guests can also enjoy our beautiful gardens. The house holds a wedding license. We work with five recommended caterers from which you can choose, and we also offer an advisor to help your day run exactly as you would wish it. Note that weddings and other large events have different pricing – please send us a message for details.
Smallfield takes its name from the Saxon meaning ‘a narrow piece of land’, and was named in the 1300s when Lord Burghersh gave the land to John de Burstow. De Burstow saved Lord Burghersh’s life when the lord was thrown from his horse during a desperate, bloody battle with the French. The house itself was built in 1600, by the Bysshe family, who had made their fortune in the murky world of Lincoln Inn’s courts.