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The UK oldest continuously inhabited house. Built around 1016

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 463 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

A Historic self catering moated manor house.

Set in magical Victorian gardens, Great Tangley Manor nestles on the edge of the Surrey Hills. With 1000 years of history, including numerous Royal visits, where better to spend a relaxing weekend away from the pace of modern life. The perfect venue for a family celebration or a friends catch up. We also offer Great Tangley as a business and film location venue. Please call to discuss details, costs and capacities for all functions

We provide five individually styled double/twin bedrooms and two award winning dinning areas. The property is available for short term rentals on a self catering/catered basis throughout the year and includes exclusive use of our forty foot indoor heated pool 9am -5pm.

More Details

Property Manager
Nicho Millard
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

What makes this chateau / country house unique

As you arrive in the driveway of Great Tangley Manor it's impossible not to be wowed by the house and it's setting. With nearly a 1000 years of history, Great Tangley blends 10 centuries into a magical world of it's own. We welcome viewings of the house and grounds to really see what Great Tangley has to offer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Godalming, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 463 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , En Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet , Shared
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Shared
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Bathrooms two and three are shared between two bedrooms each
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King John - 1 extra lg. double bed , En Suite
    Queen Mary - 1 extra lg. double bed , Beautiful Lake view
    Alice Keppel - 1 extra lg. double bed , Double/Twin option
    John Evelyn - 1 extra lg. double bed , Double/Twin option
    Oriental Room - 2 single bed , Twin
    Good quality folding beds - 2 sofa bed/futon , Good quality folding beds
  • Five individually styled bedrooms, some of which have been used by King George V and VI also Queen Mary. We also offer 2 good quality folding beds, suitable for adults and children.
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • deck chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 30 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Great Tangley Manor is fully equipped for self catering although catering can be provided upon request. Please call/email for details


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

The UK oldest continuously inhabited house. Built around 1016
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

Terrific Great Tangly Manor!

  • 5 of 5

We recently had the pleasure of spending a weekend at this amazing property - it was perfect! We were 10 friends that decided to go somewhere special and our choice could not have been better.

We loved the gardens, the moat, and every inch of the fabulous house. The kitchen and dining room is well equipped and perfect for entertaining.

The property manager provided superb customer service - every question answered and all our needs catered for.

I would recommend this very reasonably priced property as a fantastic getaway for anyone, and I cant wait to go there myself again.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A fantastic group, we look forward to welcoming you all in the future.
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Wonderful family base for a wedding

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Great Tangley when we based ourselves there for our daughter's wedding which was nearby. It is a beautiful setting and we have got some memorable photos of the bride in the gardens. The house is well equipped and comfortable and very homely despite its size and we all had a great time. The manager was very helpful and welcoming - and everything ran smoothly.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A stunning 11th Century Manor House

  • 5 of 5

We were stunned by this impressive 11th century Manor House. It was certainly more than we had anticipated. The house was warm and comfortable and it felt like home. We were all able to relax and enjoy the weekend of celebrations. A truly wonderful experience and we all had a splendid meal on the Saturday evening provided by the caterers. Thank you for making the weekend so memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad to hear that you all had a memorable stay. We look forward to welcoming yu back for future occasions
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Stunning property for a birthday of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

Frankly, words fail was an honour and a privilege to turn 40 at Tangley, joining an impressive list of historic figures that preceded us. Tangley is stunning, a great place to go back in time whilst having all the modern conveniences you'd ever need. Thank you Nicho for making us so welcome and filling us in on the history of the place, it felt very special. Karen (Birthday Girl, Easter 2015)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house and wonderful people

  • 5 of 5

Great Tangley Manor is a wonderful house with great facilities. We all had a fantastic stay, everyone was impressed, the photos do not capture the true beauty and atmosphere this place has. The people at GTM couldn't do more to accommodate our requirements, having additional guests for a day. The people were lovely and so helpful. Would highly recommend this as a holiday house for anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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60th Birthday Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

A very enjoyable weekend at Great Tangley Manor with the family, celebrating my husband's 60th birthday. The house is exactly as described. Very spacious, very clean, superbly equipped for a large gathering and extremely comfortable. I can't think of anything it doesn't have that you could want. The grounds are beautiful too and the swimming pool is large for a private pool and reasonably warm. The grandchildren loved it and our son and daughter in law played tennis and gave the court the thumbs up. The house is so close to civilisation yet feels in the heart of the countryside, so it was perfectly situated for our family to get together in nice surroundings without anyone having to travel very far from London.

I would recommend this house as being just the ticket for a gathering of any age group. There is so much space in every room that you can't possibly get on top of each other. All of our children agreed that it was far and away the best house that has ever been hired by our family, and we have hired quite a few! It was a shame not to have met Nicho, due to his being away on annual leave, because everyone raves about him in the reviews. But he was very helpful in the first instance of making sure our needs were met by providing extra beds for children. Maybe next time....

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Percy Arms, Chilworth
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cranleigh Golf + Leisure
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M25 Junction 10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Seahorse Inn, Shalford
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: recommended

Conveniently located just 4 miles from the Market Town of Guildford in Surrey, offering superb shopping and leisure facilities. The surrounding area has a multitude of entertainment from country sports to Historic Houses

Just 35 minutes by train, from Guildford mainline station, to central London attractions. Less than 30 miles from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Other Activities: Theatre, 4 miles. Several Country Houses/Estates A wide range of Country Sports and Pastimes


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Godalming, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
19 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
13 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,729.79

Please enquire for all pricing. Standard rates are High Season June to October. Spring bank holidays/Easter stays are minimum 3 nights stay. 5 night minimum over Christmas.

Early check in and late check out available at a rate of £200 per extension

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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