21,000+ quality-checked cottages 30+ years of cottage holidays 98% would book again No credit card fees New home of cottages4you 21,000+ quality-checked cottages 98% would book again 30+ years of cottage holidays No credit card fees New home of cottages4you
My Booking Help & Support
You can view or make payments on your booking by clicking 'My Booking'. Close and don't show this message again. x
You can view or make payments on your booking by clicking here x.
Back to Search

Tanhurst Cottage

Price Match Guarantee
We guarantee that our prices are the same as those featured on .
Leith Hill, near Dorking, Surrey
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
Select your date and duration:
Prices are per property not per person includes a £39 booking fee.



Available Start Date
Unavailable Days
Selected Start Date
Looking to leave tonight, or arrive on a different day?
Call us on 0345 498 6900Call us on 0345 498 6900

Why Us?

  • No credit card fees
  • Secure booking
  • Book 2015 for £25 Low deposit
  • Recognised grading standards
  • Exclusive ferry travel offers
  • Over 30 years experience
  • 98% of guests would book again

This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

English Country Cottages

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


Located in the Tanhurst Estate, this holiday property is set in stunning gardens, which have an array of plants, shrubs and trees.

In a wonderful rural location, set within the Tanhurst Estate and backing onto the grounds of Leith Hill, this delightful character cottage is peacefully tucked away within extensive gently sloping gardens, which have an array of colourful plants, shrubs, trees and borders. Leith Hill Place and Tower is a popular historic National Trust site, and is the south of England’s highest point, offering breathtaking views. It was once a favourite visiting place of Charles Darwin, the famous naturalist, and he conducted experiments in the grounds, and it now attracts visitors worldwide who come to see the popular gardens. Ralph Vaughen Williams, the renowned composer resided there, with his wife who was from the Wedgwood family, known for their porcelain.
There are many popular country inns and pubs in the locality, mostly serving fine fayre, and picturesque villages and hamlets to discover nearby include Shere with its 13th century church, tea rooms and duck pond. Also located close to the property are Abinger Hammer, Holmbury St Mary, Ockley and Forest Green. Dorking is about a 10-minute drive, a delightful town with various amenities, plus a mainline station to London. Guildford, about a 20-minute drive, has a cathedral, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, large shopping centre and cosmopolitan eateries. In addition to the lido, indoor pool, Spectrum Leisure Centre, you can find Wild Wood Adventure Park, ideal for children of all ages.

Wonderful walks can be enjoyed along the North Downs, and the most popular walks include Newlands Corner and Box Hill. Other National Trust homes and gardens include Polesden Lacy, Hatchlands Park, Clandon Park, Leonardslee, Nymans and Wakehurst Place which are all within easy driving distance.
Brocketts Farm makes a fun day out for the children, and there are easy motorway links to get to Chessington World of Adventure. Also, visit Hampton Court Palace, Denbies vineyard and Gomshall Mill. If a day at the races is for you, there are many racecourses to choose from including Sandown, Lingfied Park, Kempton, Brighton and Plumpton. For a day at the beach, Worthing or Brighton are about an hour away by car. Beach 30 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

Living/dining room with Jøtul gas stove. Well-equipped kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet. Steeps stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms.

  • LPG Jøtul stove included
  • NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Internet connection
  • Enclosed ½-acre lawned garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Uncovered, fenced pond in grounds. Couples and family bookings only.

Read more 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2017
    Lovely cottage in very pretty location, but a little remote if you want to walk to a pub/shops.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/11/2017
    We enjoyed our stay at Tanhurst Cottage very much. It's quite a strange little cottage with a quirky layout (the bathroom and little separate loo are downstairs while the bedrooms are upstairs), but we did appreciate having a double bedroom each. The owner was very helpful in meeting us and showing us around. Although the pictures make it look as though the cottage is detached, it's actually semi-detached, with the adjoining property not the owners' home. The location is good - although the cottage is quite out of the way, the access roads are fine, with none of the awful potholed muddy tracks that are the access to some holiday cottages. Leith Hill is very close, and well worth seeing, as is Box Hill - the views from both are lovely. Cranleigh is a pleasant little town within a 15 minute drive, as is Dorking. Recommended, especially for a couple.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/10/2017
    Great cottage, plenty of walks from the doorstep and lots of owls at night!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2017
    Nice cottage, Sarah and Colin were very welcoming. Garden was lovely and our Holiday was all the better for having I nice place to lay our heads at the end of some lovely days out. Including A family wedding and a trip to Chesington Safari Park .. Cheers Clinton and Catriona x. Meant to Mention communication between owners and ourselves were also very excellent.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2017
    Very attractive cottage. Marked down on score because of number of relatively minor points e.g no freezer capacity in fridge, beds only doubles, no toiletries, only very large cereal bowls.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your kind comments and observations regarding our cottage. We may well decide to change one of the double beds into two singles in the future but at the moment, it clearly states the current situation on the website. There is no freezer section in the kitchen fridge but there is a chest freezer, which would have greater capacity to hold food, without taking up room in the fridge. We do provide toilet paper,toilet cleaner and two hand wash dispensers but not shampoo. Guests tend to bring their own choice of shampoo, depending on their preference. Thank you again for your observations and we will continue to review our choices of facilities in the future.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/07/2017
    we had a really lovely stay ,we arrived late due to breakdown ,but the owner was most helpful and arranged to give my son the key .what a setting wonderful it was only a short stay but would definitely stay again thank you .

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/07/2017
    This was an excellent cottage in dell-like surroundings,and situated in a very classy part of the Country.We used the very pleasant small nearby town of Cranleigh for shopping,this was a very tidy, clean, and attractive place with very good service and attention.Very satisfied with it all.

View All Guest Reviews

9.2 out of 10 – based on 25 reviews collected by Reevoo
You can use a postcode, location or attractions to calculate your drive time.

Local Area

Content to be added.

Subscribe to our latest deals & offers