The Cowshed

South East England Surrey Guildford

  • From £150 a night
  • Sleeps 2
  • Barn
  • Cabin

It's hard to image imagine a more relaxing place for a couple to unwind this close to London.

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Situated in the heart of the Surrey Hills AONB, you may not know that Cranleigh is one of the largest villages in England. It's also one of its prettiest, close to numerous country walks on Surrey's High Weald and with an army of great indy shops, pubs and restaurants to browse and graze in. Not only that, this cleverly converted Cowshed provides a great place from which to explore, and a perfect romantic country bolthole to boot, just an hour from London.

Within easy walking of the village, it feels like a long time since they were any cows in this cowshed. Beautifully converted, it's basically a cool, contemporary studio, with a spacious bedroom and living space together with a modern galley kitchen and a large walk-in shower and steam room, with snazzy chequerboard tiles. The space is light and airy, with well-chosen retro furniture, and a colour palette of greys and blues; the double bed is big (king-size) and comfy (it can convert to 2 singles), with good quality cotton linen, and there is underfloor heating to keep things warm and cosy, while the sitting area features comfy chairs, and a sofa book-filled shelves and doors that open onto the a private terrace with field beyond. It also has superfast wifi.  The property also its own large and secluded garden, with equally stylish outdoor furniture, so you can relax in peace; and there's a barbecue and firepit in case you fancy a spot of al fresco dining.

As for the location, well, it couldn't be better – literally within yards of the wonderful Downs Link footpath and cycleway, which follows two old railways lines across the Surrey Hills, High Weald and eventually the South Downs – another terrific conversion! There are a couple of Dutch bikes for guest use and the owners are on hand to advise on distances and stop-offs – there are loads of good country pubs in the vicinity.  It's hard to image imagine a more relaxing place to unwind this close to London.



The property consists of a large studio room with king size bed (can be 2 singles if preferred) sitting & dining area. There is a smart TV and a blue tooth speaker. There is a separate galley kitchen with small cooker & induction hob & fridge. A walk in wardrobe leads to a wet room with shower and seperate toilet. Outside is a large private & secluded garden with several areas in which to sit including a firepit & dining area with gas BBQ. His & hers Dutch bikes are available free of charge on which to explore the area

Suitable For

Best suited to

Couples for a romantic break

Creatives needing quiet space to think & work

Cyclists & walkers wanting to explore the Surrey Hills

Motorcyclists – Surrey Hills, south coast within easy reach – great roads throughout the south east are easily accessible

Please speak to the owners if you would like to bring your dog


About the area

Cranleigh is a large, picturesque village situated in the heart of the Surrey Hills. It serves a number of smaller villages that perfectly fit the notion of a typical English village – think idyllic cricket green & ancient pub

Food & Drink

Favourite places to eat and drink


ONE 40 - A daytime Café serving fantastic breakfasts & lunches, it also has takeaway sandwich/salad deli. Both are housed in a boutique department store full of unique gifts, fashion & home accessories.

Ettore Pizza – Independent pizza restaurant serving great hand stretched pizzas & simple pasta. Offers delivery if you get your order in early!

The Richard Onslow is a popular pub serving good food located in the centre of Cranleigh

Cranleigh has 2 curry houses, Curry Inn and Rania plus Lemongrass serving Thai food

Plenty of other takeaways

Further afield

Wonersh – The Grantley Arms, a beautiful old village pub serving great food – excellent Sunday lunch

Rowhook  - The Chequers Inn, an ancient country pub serving superb food

Hascombe – White Horse, an old country pub serving great food with amazing walks on the doorstep


£150 per night, 3 night minimum stay. Check-in on Monday and Friday.

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The Owner Says

This thoughtfully converted cowshed is located within walking distance of Cranleigh, a picturesque village in the heart of the Surrey Hills AONB. The accommodation consists of a separate galley kitchen, a spacious studio bedroom with an adjoining room housing a large walk-in shower/steam room. It sits in its own secluded, landscaped garden with plenty of space to relax in peace.

The style is contemporary, light and airy but cosy with underfloor heating & bright furnishings. The studio room has an extremely comfortable pocket sprung kingsize bed (can convert to 2 singles) with luxurious cotton bed linen. The stylish lounge area has a stable door opening onto a terrace & fields beyond. An eclectic collection of books is housed in a bookcase taking up a full wall – you’re bound to find something to curl up with!

The beauty and variety of the Surrey Hills is often overlooked yet they are a short distance from London. The Cowshed is within yards of the Downs Link so there is good walking & cycling on the doorstep. Any of the hills from Haslemere to Dorking are within easy reach, all with fantastic networks of public footpaths & bridleways – the owners are well versed in local paths and are more than happy to help plan routes.


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Getting There

From Cranleigh High Street take Knowle Lane (in between Bet Fred and Cook). You will pass Snoxhall Playing Fields on your left, take the SECOND left after that signed Coldharbour Farmhouse, the Coach House and The Brew. Follow the lane as far as you can and you will see the slate roof of The Cowshed ahead of you. Please follow the drive around and park on the left in front of an open lean to garage Guildford is the nearest main town with a railway station, there is a regular bus service from Guildford to Cranleigh


  • BBQs
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Parking
  • Wifi

Looking For...

  • Activities
  • Cycling
  • Exclusive Hire
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Hills & Mountains
  • Rural Retreat
  • Sensational Views
  • Short Walk to the Pub
  • Walking
  • Woodland

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Rated ★★★★★ over 1 reviews


A Little Gem

A beautifully and tastefully appointed converted milking parlour with parking space. Exceptionally high standard of cleanliness and comfort with a large enclosed courtyard opening onto fields. Kitchen is small but adequate for a short stay. High quality comfortable bed, bedlinen and towels. Large walk-in shower with sauna. Quiet location but within reach of nearby Cranleigh. Good location for walks - some from just outside the door, others a short drive away. Very helpful and friendly hosts, on hand if needed. We loved it!
Aug 24, 2021 by Ms E Robertson

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