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Emley is a Grade II listed substantial farmstead in an idyllic rural setting. The farmhouse and surrounding buildings are largely unaltered since the nineteenth century and retain a unique charm and character. Many original features remain such as the internal well and large fireplaces. The reception rooms are spacious and there is a traditional country kitchen.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- kitchen and breakfast room, two large sitting rooms and a dining room, all with wood-burning stove, utility/cloakroom with lavatory and wash basin.
- First floor
- five bedrooms (2 doubles with 5' beds and 3 twins), two bathrooms with handset mixer taps and shower room.
Cottage Approach: The track to the cottage is uneven and unlit and is used by local farmers. Caution will need to be taken for low slung vehicles or at time of bad weather.
Parking: Please do not park in front of the house as access is required at all times by the farmer to fields beyond the house.
Accessibility: There are uneven floors throughout the cottage with some low beams. There are wooden raised steps into each room (access may be difficult if elderly or mobility impaired)
Please Note: Up to a maximum of 10 bags of sweet chestnut logs per stay can be ordered in advance via Contact Centre at a cost of £6.00 per bag. The wood supplied is sweet chestnut, cut from local National Trust coppiced woodland. Please be aware that the doors to the stoves need to be kept closed at all times as the wood has a tendency to split: the stoves work more efficiently with doors closed.
Long eared bats roost in the loft at this cottage. If a bat gets into the living room area during your stay please open a window to allow it to escape. Further information can be found in the Cottage Welcome Folder.
The Aga will be switched off from 1 May – 30 September
- Let starts
- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
- Yes, 2
- Cottage ref
- Acorn rating What's this?
- Dogs welcome
- Open fire / stove
- Pub nearby
- Railway nearby
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Double bed
Things to see and do nearby
- South East England
The dense population of the south-east of England may not make it the obvious choice for a holiday destination, but that's to under-estimate or overlook many of its hidden charms. The Isle of Wight may well be the most obvious holiday destination in the area and the short ferry crossing really does take you to a unique holiday destination. Further east, the scenery is varied yet distinctive with the South Downs rolling down to the cliffs at Beachy Head, the sparsely wooded heathland of the Ashdown Forest and the intricate landscapes of the Weald. Closer to London are some gems which equally deserve a weekend away or longer holiday, including the majestic Thames Valley with its magnificent historic houses and beautiful varied countryside, offering some of the most beautiful scenery in Southern England. Kent, meanwhile, deserves its title of the Garden of England and the National Trust protects some of the best stretches of countryside and many fine houses and outstanding gardens. Apart from houses such as Bateman's, much-loved family home of Rudyard Kipling, the enchanting Bodiam Castle, Petworth House and Park with its sumptuous interiors and rolling parkland, Polesden Lacey on the North Downs and Chartwell, family home of Sir Winston Churchill, the Trust also owns several glorious gardens including Nymans Garden, Sheffield Park Garden and Sissinghurst Castle Garden.
- Current cottage
- Holiday cottage
place to visit
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- Bird watching
- horse riding
National Trust places to visit
- Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl
- The gateway to the Surrey Hills, with fine views
- Oakhurst Cottage
- Small 16th-century timber-framed cottage
- Winkworth Arboretum
- Tranquil hillside woodland with sweeping views
- Shalford Mill
- 18th-century watermill with well-preserved machinery
- River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf
- Tranquil waterway running for nearly 20 miles through the heart of Surrey
Comments from past visitors
- February 2014
- December 2012
- November 2012
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.