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From idyllic countryside walks, to thriving town centres, the popular county of Surrey provides plenty of places for local residents and visitors to indulge themselves. With so many options in Surrey, Millwood Designer Homes choose just 10 top Surrey gems.

  1. Virginia Water Lake, Virginia Water

Virginia Water is a delight for all. Its outstanding surroundings have been used as a backdrop in many top films and it’s no surprise as to why.  Virginia Water has scenic dog walking routes around the lake, cycle and rollerblading paths and gorgeous grounds for a family picnic. There is plenty of wildlife to see and the ornamental cascade waterfall is a favourite with visitors.

  1. Sorrel Restaurant (Michelin Star), Dorking

There are four Michelin star restaurants in Surrey that are all fantastic so it was tough to choose our favourite! Sorrel Restaurant in Dorking received its first Michelin Star last year, as well as achieving the AA Restaurant of the Year Award 2019. Providing a truly unique dining experience, Sorrel Restaurant is a treat for the taste buds.

  1. Painshill Park, Cobham

Painshill Park is home to a 18th-century landscaped garden, a waterwheel and vineyard and elegant tearooms. For a unique experience, the Crystal Grotto at Painshill is a cave with a twist. Featuring shimmering bubbling water, rough rock and stalactites covered in sparkling crystals, this magical cave is unlike any other.

  1. Box Hill, Tadworth

Managed by The National Trust, Box Hill is a picturesque landscape with countryside views and a vast selection of walking and horse-riding pathways for outdoor pursuits. Previously part of the Olympic cycle route, the cycles paths are extremely popular with visitors far and wide. Box Hill is also home is lots of wildlife and captures the natural beauty of the Surrey Hills.

  1. Denbies Wine Estate and Vineyard, Dorking

One of the largest wine producers in the UK, visitors of Denbies Wine Estate are able to have a luxury tours around this stunning vineyard. Denbies also has a Gallery Restaurant that overlooks the 265-acre vineyard as well as a Conservatory Restaurant offering an al-fresco dining experience all year round.

  1. Guildford Spectrum

Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex is a popular favourite with families from all over Surrey. The venue provides abundance of leisure activities all under one roof, including an Olympic sized ice rink, tenpin bowling, health and fitness facilities and four swimming pools, including a leisure pool with flumes, a tyre ride and a wave machine. Guildford Spectrum has something for everyone!

  1. Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher

There’s nothing like a day at the races and with regular horse races in the afternoons, evenings and on weekends, Sandown Park racecourse is the perfect day out. There is always something for everyone at the venue with other non-racing events including car shows and wedding fayres.

  1. RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

RHS Garden Wisley is a fantastic place for any aspiring gardeners. As well as various workshops and events, visitors are able to learn about the plant collections, explore and be inspired for their own gardens.

  1. Gatton Manor, Dorking

For golf lovers, Gatton Manor Hotel and Golf Club offers an 18-hole championship course as well as chipping practice area, driving range and putting green. set in over 200 acres of countryside in the heart of the Surrey Hills, the club house and restaurant is open daily to members and visitors.

  1. Hurtwood Park Polo Club, Ewhurst

Often described as a hidden gem of Surrey, Hurtwood Park Polo Club holds annual events and family fun days all set within the stunning Surrey Hills. Annually the Polo Club hosts the Festival of Surrey in the summer and is also home to a fantastic restaurant, clubhouse and attractive surrounding grounds. It’s also a stone’s throw from our brand-new development, Cherry Tree Lane.

For those considering relocating to Surrey, our new development Cherry Tree Lane in Ewhurst offers a charming collection of one to five-bedroom homes. Ewhurst is a fantastic village, ideally located for those seeking a combination of good schools, amenities and transport links, all in a peaceful rural setting.