30 minutes to Gatwick train or car

House - Private room · Rookery Dr, Westcott, RH4 3LQ, United Kingdom
Lukas
Your host, Lukas
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This is our newest and third double guest room on Airbnb. I wanted to put in the new bed before putting it online. We have a total of 3 rooms with a double bed in each of them. You can look at the other rooms on our profile. We also have 2 fold up beds, with proper mattresses available, if needed. If you want to book more than 1 room, you will have to book the other rooms separately.

London is an amazing place, you've got music, art, sightseeing, sports, theatres, restaurants - you've got it all!

BUT it can be overcrowded, loud and stressful.

If you want to see London but don't want to stay there overnight, and would rather stay in the beautiful British countryside (50 minutes by train to central London), then come and stay with us!

We are surrounded by green fields, we have a huge garden, a swimming pool, 2 mountain bikes which you can use, you'll love the area, there's plenty to do.

We serve fresh breakfast to all our guests with a choice of cereals, fruit, yoghurt, toast, jam or bacon, eggs & baked beans. You can use the breakfast room during the day, we have free tee and coffee available. You can use this room to relax and get warm by the aga.

This is the smallest of the 3 rooms, but it's got a brand new bed in it, it has it's own sink and the room has a great view. The room has a door connecting it directly with one of the other rooms, which is particularly useful if you book both rooms, and great if you have kids.

There is free wifi/internet available in all rooms. We have one bathroom/toilet for ourselves and one for our guests.

The train station is less than 10 minutes away by car (we will pick you up and drop you off), from which you can get to London in 50 minutes or to Brighton in 80 minutes. Gatwick Airport is only 20 minutes away. If you are coming by car we are 15 minutes away from the M25 and have plenty of parking space.

The Surrey Hills is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers endless opportunities for walks & hikes, mountain biking, as well as visits to local pubs and restaurants and picturesque local villages.
The many attractions nearby include famous country house Polesdon Lacey, the Chessington World of Adventures, Denbies Wine Estate and RHS Wisley Gardens, and a little further away are Henry VIII's palace Hampton Court and Thorpe Park.

If you need any help planning your trips, maps or advice we will gladly help out, but if you want to be left alone, then that's fine as well. We don't intrude.
So if you want to visit London, on day trips, if you want to see Brighton, but would rather stay outside of the city, then Rookery Hill Farm is the place for you.

Getting to and from the airport:

Gatwick airport: It's very easy to get to Dorking from Gatwick airport, you can get a direct train from Gatwick to Dorking Deepdene which is only 5 minutes from our house so I'll gladly pick you up from there. The journey will take 20 minutes. Alternatively you can get a taxi for about 40 pounds. If this doesn't suit your budget and you'd prefer that I pick you up and I have time, then I can pick you up for 25 pounds.

Heathrow airport: If you arrive at Heathrow airport, then you will need to go to one of the big London train stations, Waterloo or Victoria, you can get to either of these stations via tube, bus or train from Heathrow. Then from the train station you can get a direct 50 minute train to Dorking from where I can pick you up. Alternatively you can get a taxi to my house for about 60 pounds. If this doesn't suit your budget and you'd prefer that I pick you up and I have time, then I can pick you up for 35 pounds.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $18 / night after the first guest
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  • Had a wonderful 4 night stay at Rookery Farm. Lukas and his father truly hospitable, allowing us to use their kitchen for meals and cooking us a lovely early breakfast each day. Lovely, spacious rooms too in a beautiful setting.

    July 2014
  • Schon von den Fotos des Online-Auftritts begeistert, reisten wir voller Vorfreude und großen Erwartungen an und wurden nicht enttäuscht ! Wenn mehr Sterne zu vergeben gewesen wären, Lukas inklusive sein Landhaus hätten 10 Sterne verdient ! Die Landschaft, der Pool (selbst bei morgendlichen 19 Grad Wassertemperatur ein Muß !!) war für uns (Fünfköpfige Familie mit Jugendlichen Kindern) ein himmlisches Erlebnis. Pure Natur, Ruhe, Tiere (Hausschweinchen, Katze, Pferde, Kühe...) - Das Paradies kann nicht viel schöner sein. Dazu die Gemütlichkeit des Landhauses mit den schönen alten Möbeln (Fast Antik, schwere große alte Betten, in denen man herrlich schlafen kann), die Küche mit 70 Jahre altem Bauernofen, auf dem uns Lukas das beste Frühstück der Welt (Bacon&eggs +.....) angerichtet hat, sowie auch seine sehr angenehme Art und die Hilfsbereitschaft sind empfehlenswert und ließen unser Reiseziel London fast vergessen. Es war die richtige Entscheidung, etwas außerhalb von London zu übernachten, denn Lukas brachte uns zum Bahnhof (und holte uns wieder ab !) von dem aus wir preiswert mit London-Ticket und gemütlich im Zug in 50 Min. anreisen konnten. Ein perfekter Urlaub, auch dank Lukas. Wir können es nur jedem empfehlen !

    August 2013
  • Great as ever.

    July 2013
  • Great host.

    July 2013
  • Lukas is a kind, helpful and easygoing host. We enjoyed spending time on his farm and would definitely go back! Highly recommended!

    July 2013
  • Premier league host.

    June 2013
  • Wir wurden gleich von Anfang an sehr herzlich begrüßt. "Sit down, relax and have a cup of tea." Das habe ich sehr genossen. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt, besonders die Kinder fühlten sich wie zu Hause. Lukas ist sehr gastfreundschaftlich und zuvorkommend. Mit Hilfe seiner Ideen konnten wir unsere Ausflüge bereichern und zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis werden lassen. Die Abende waren sehr lustig und entspannend. Besonders unser Grillabend am Lagerfeuer haben wir genossen. Die Würstchen waren "delicious".
    Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder und freuen uns schon darauf!

    May 2013
  • We enjoyed staying with Lukas very much. Beautiful house, clean and comfortable; Lukas extremely helpful with suggestions of walks and places to see / places to eat. Breakfast delicious in a wonderful farmhouse atmosphere. Highly recommended place to stay in amazing countryside. Thank you.

    May 2013
  • Lukas was a gracious host. Very helpful and conscientious. The room was lovely and very comfortable. The grounds around the beautiful house are gorgeous. Dorking, which is only a couple of miles away from his location is a wonderful old-fashioned English country town with great modern and classic shops. I would happily return to visit Lukas

    April 2013
  • I stayed here on and off for 5 weeks and Lukas was so relaxed and friendly it was like staying with a friend who is a great host! He clearly loves to have people staying, we made some great meals on the Aga and he and James are really interesting dinner conversationalists! It was so lovely being in the countryside and the animals around the farm house just add to the charm of the place. I would absolutely recommend this place if you're wanting to stay even vaguely in the area.

    April 2013
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We live near Dorking in a small village called Westcott. My grandfather used to run the farm here but my father didn't take that up, we're not a working farm any more but we now keep a few chickens,pigs, ducks and geese in the summer. Rookery Hill Farm, is a very quiet and peaceful place. As you can see on the map, we're surrounded by our own fields, woodland and lots of green. it's a really good place to relax. At Rookery Hill Farm we have 3 Guest rooms available to book. Come and visit us, we love having guests, it's great getting to know new people and different cultures. The area is perfect for cycling and hiking, lots of lovely little towns in the middle of nowhere, but still just 50 min to London by train. Just kick back relax and enjoy. Hope to see you soon. :)
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