Heath Hall Farm, Bowhead Green, Godalming, Surrey
The atmosphere at Heath Hall Farm is extremely relaxed. Sukey and Anthony would like all their visitors to feel that the farm is “home from home”, and expect to see everyone on a return visit. Anthony’s French is good, German pretty poor – Sukey struggles along with her French but can get by very well and looks forward to Anthony helping her out! There is a tennis court too for those with energy to spare. Dogs are only welcome for Sherherds Hut guests and by prior arrangement. Guests must understand that all the “fowl” are free range, meaning that there are chickens and ducks running free outside. Bowlhead Green is superbly situated within the Surrey Hill area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For those who enjoy walking there are seven square miles of land close by on Thursley Common which is a National Nature Reserve with abundant wild life. Forestry Commission land covers the hills behind the village and walks traverse local farmland. It is not far from many world famous sites such as Hampton Court, Windsor, Petworth House, Loseley House, Midhurst Castle, Farnham, shopping in Guildford, the theatres of Woking, Guildford and Chichester. The coast is only one hour’s drive away. Local walking is plentiful and varied. For sport lovers there are many golf courses nearby, polo to watch at Midhurst, swimming pools in the nearby towns of Haslemere and Godalming and Guildford, not the mention the tennis court at Heath Hall Farm. The River Wey navigation runs from Godalming through Guildford and on up to the Thames and boats, including canal boats, can be hired in Godalming if arranged well in advance (go to www.farncombeboats.co.uk or www.horseboat.org.uk in Godalming but there are other companies in Guildford too).