A secret and special place to stay in Britain, close to Guildford and London.
Nurscombe lies in the hidden Thorncombe Valley, near Bramley, 30 miles South of London. It is a family house, which started life as a hall house in the 1500s. The garden is enclosed by old barns, walls and stable of various ages. You enter the courtyard through an arch under a 16c barn. The surrounding fields or land is still farmed and sheep graze most of the year. The woodlands are managed and wildlife abounds. There is a pond opposite and a stream beyond. We are within the Surrey Hills area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and from here there are many good walks and places of interest to visit. The 16th century Grade 2 listed Yeoman farmstead of Nurscombe lies 3 miles south of Guildford, Surrey. It is set in the unspoilt Thorncombe Valley, with wonderful views of the surrounding farmland. And is blissfully peaceful. Bed and Breakfast is available most of the year. In this beautiful half-timbered farmhouse the rooms are comfortable with en-suite bathrooms. There is a sitting room with an open fire, a large garden and a small lake. There are also lovely walks around the farm and surrounding countryside and we are situated near many places of interest, but only 30 miles from London.
Nurscombe lies in the hidden Thorncombe Valley, near Bramley 4 miles from Guildford. And 30 miles South of London and takes half an hour from Waterloo by train to Guildford. Guildford is a beautiful market town famous for its cobbled High Street, best for shopping as you find most of the brands in one street, the old castle built in 1066 and its garden. Plenty of walks around the area to explore beautiful farms, river, unspoiled countryside and the downs of Surrey.
We have limited rooms available for guests and we hope to have you to stay. Please contact for rates and once we have confirmed your booking, we will send you the directions and more details.
No smoking - Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property. Working farm.
Tennis court on the premises available to use.
Recommended in the book of - "Alastair Sawday's Special Places to stay" Read guest comments: It is blissfully peaceful. You enter through an old archway, past irises, hollyhocks and wooden gates, to discover a 15th-century farmhouse. You can slump in front of a fire in the drawing room, sleep quietly in simple, characterful bedrooms with well-worn carpets, striped wallpaper and long views; frill-free bathrooms are in traditional working order. A proper farmhouse breakfast sets you up for a country walk. As for the garden, Alison’s mother Jane has worked steadily to achieve a true cottage-garden effect. Working on sandy soil, her aim is for it to look “casually cared for, not too formal”. She has achieved this – brilliantly. A rose and vine-covered pergola is a grand place to sit and gaze over the fields. A mixed herbaceous border behind the house has random repeat planting at either end. In the vegetable garden, a tayberry flourishes and herbs, beans, courgettes and sugar snaps grow. Fruit from the old apple and plum trees may appear at breakfast, along with wild mushrooms and nuts. The garden, set in 40 acres of gentle hills (bluebell woods, a lake, a rowing boat), is visited by birds hedgehogs, foxes and badgers.
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Nurscombe Farmhouse, Snowdenham Lane, Bramley, Guildford, Surrrey GU5 0DB, GB
Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Weekends: By appointment