King Johns Hunt Lodge

Region: Surrey /  The South East  / Britain & Ireland Sleeps: 12
Score of 5 based on 2 reviews

Check Prices and Availability

Choose your dates

(choose arrival date)
Please select valid dates & number of guests
Please enter valid email address.
Traditionally styled, has a relaxed country-house feeling

Property Amenities

Private pool
Internet access
Ground floor bed & bath
Tennis court on site
Indoor pool
Heated Pool
Indoor games
Cable TV
Conference facilities
Caretaker/owner lives on site

Kids & Teens

Ideal for teens
Ideal for kids

Things to Do

Rural Location
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Golf course nearby
Wine tasting
Walking/Hiking paths
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
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…

  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
  • King Johns Hunt Lodge
Property Tour Video

Overview of King Johns Hunt Lodge

What Oliver loves…

  • A large kitchen is available that is great for entertaining with all the modern conveniences and an array of kitchen equipment and utensils.
  • The property has great historical value with mentions of the house in the Doomsday Book.
  • The house is conveniently situated close to the shops and local amenities.

What you should know…

  • The swimming pool can only be used at various times of the day. It is shared with the family on site.

This Grade I listed 11th century moated manor house has been lovingly restored by Glyn and Anne. The house is surrounded by beautiful Victorian gardens and is situated on the edge of the Surrey Hills, offering seclusion and tranquillity within easy reach of excellent local amenities.

King John's Hunt Lodge provide luxurious accommodation in a historic venue with modern day technology and home comforts.

The manor has been a dwelling for more than a 1000 years. The first mention of the house is in the Doomsday Book in 1017 where it was described as a royal hunting lodge, reputedly later King John's.

Interior & Grounds

The library is comfortably furnished and well stocked with interesting books and magazines, just the place for a quiet read or a cosy evening. It overlooks the lake and the walled garden. There is a large plasma television located discreetly behind false panelling. At one end of the library is a small study equipped with a PC and board games.

The drawing room is spacious and furnished in Art Deco style with plenty of comfortable seating. There are French windows opening on to the gardens and the courtyard.

The dining room, that can seat 12, is decorated in rich, glowing colours that are reflected in the panelling reputed to come from ships of the Spanish Armada. There is a bar room with wine fridge and an area that was the chapel in the time of Charles I. The kitchen of walnut and stainless steel is well-equipped and has a large glass dining area that overlooks the courtyard with its pond and fountains.

Each bedroom has its own distinctive style and is comfortably furnished with either a 6ft double bed or twin beds, of which two can be combined with zip-and-link mattresses, plenty of wardrobe space and a seating area for relaxing.

The King John bedroom is sumptuously and traditionally decorated with a 6ft antique French bed. It has original Tudor windows looking out over a walled garden. Leading off the bedroom is a large dressing room, which could be used as an adjoining room for children, and it has its own distinctive en-suite 1970s Harrods bathroom with mirrored walls, twin basins and large bath.

The Queen Mary bedroom is light and airy and has dual aspect views over the lake and garden. It has a restful muted colour scheme of light blue and cream with distressed cream furniture and a 6ft double bed.

The Alice Keppel bedroom, decorated in neutral shades with pine furniture, has twin beds recently used in the Beatrix Potter film.

This bedroom and the Queen Mary room share a marble and chrome Art Deco bathroom with bath and separate shower.

The John Evelyn bedroom is ground floor with windows looking onto the moat and gardens and French windows opening out on to the courtyard. It is elegantly decorated in cream with cane and light walnut Art Deco furniture. The beds can be twin or combined.

The Oriental bedroom is a smaller but charming room with twin beds and antique painted furniture. There is a window looking on to the moat and a Chinese Moon window opening on to a small oriental garden. The bedrooms on the ground floor share a modern oak bathroom with bath, jet shower and sound system.

Our extensive gardens, set in our magical victorian grounds, are fully maintained and offer the perfect escape from the stresses of day to day life. The gardens are fully maintained with a large lake, a moat, specimen trees and parking for up to 10 cars.

Please note: The pool is located at the end of the owners wing and is available during daylight hours at the rate of £115 per 2 hours use. This can be split into 2 one hour swims.

Map, Location & Local Information

Things to do locally include:
• Direct access to local walking in Surrey Hills.
• Boat trips through scenic Surrey countryside on the River Wey.
• Yvonne Arnaud theatre showing pre West End productions.
• Excellent local shopping just ten minutes away in Guildford - historic market town with cathedral.
• Within easy reach of the historic properties of Polesdon Lacey, Clandon Park, Hatchlands Park, Petworth Estate and Loseley House.
• Visit the Royal Horticultural Society's gardens at Wisley.
• Visit the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Ockley and Churt Sculpture Park.
• Visit Watts Gallery in Compton, as featured on BBC's Restoration Village programme.
• Easy access to Farnborough Air Show and Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
• Golf, fishing, and tennis available.
• Horse racing at Sandown Park, Epsom and Ascot.
• Watch international polo at either Windsor Lawns or Cowdrey Arms Park.
• Close to Chessington World of Adventure and Thorpe Parke.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Gatwick and Heathrow

(46-50 km)

Nearest Ferry port New Haven

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Wonersh

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Guildford

(5 km)

Nearest Restaurant SeaHorse Inn

(4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub SeaHorse Inn

(4 km)

Nearest Beach Brighton

(71-80 km)

Nearest Golf Cranleigh Golf and Leisure

(5 km)

Catering & Services

At the Manor, the staff takes pride in understanding the need for privacy. They are able to provide the perfect venue for any corporate event from board meetings to client entertainment. The manor is a large private residence which is available for exclusive use and provides a historic and beautiful environment for special events including:

• Team building days.
• Training events.
• Client Entertainment.
• Conference facilities.
• Business telephone switchboard with DECT cordless handsets and free local/national rate calls.
• Cat5e Switched Gigabyte Ethernet to all main rooms.
• WiFi wireless coverage throughout.
• Business equipment supplied: Flipcharts, Screen and stand, Free Tea and Coffee facilites.

Additional services and facilities (at extra cost):

Stay an extra night except on Bank Holidays, get exclusive use of 40’ indoor heated swimming pool for 2 hours, late check out at 3 pm instead of 11 am, early check in from 11 am, additional 2 guests using occasional beds including linen and towels for the duration (our normal tariff is for up to 10 guests), unlimited use of private hard tennis courts, 3 bottles of Champagne chilled and ready to drink, concierge services for up to 4 hours during/before the stay, arranged sports, theatre, restaurants, outings, travel, entertainment, etc., champagne history tour/talk with the owners Anne and Glyn Powell-Evans, champagne garden tour/talk with the owners, half day guided country walk with the estate manager and local raconteur, use of private gardens, romantic bridges and covered walkway for pre/post wedding photography for 3 hours.

Services are tailored to the needs of the group.  Please enquire.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £500. This is fully refundable following an inspection 10 days after the client leaves. Arrival time 3 pm early check in option.
Departure time 11 am late check in option. Energy costs included? Included.
Linen & towels included? Included. Pets welcome? By prior arrangement.
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Changeover day Any day of the week.
Smoking Allowed? Outdoors only. Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs Swimming Pool: By prior arrangement only. £115 for 2 hours use during daylight hours.

Reviews for King Johns Hunt Lodge

King Johns Hunt Lodge Reviews

  • Wonderful history

    Posted by Anonymous Guest on 25/11/2011

    We were a group of 12 who spent a most fantastic weekend (Friday to Sunday in Novemember 2010) in this most amazing property with a moat and its wonderful history. The bedrooms are very beautifully made up, the kitchen is huge and well equipped with everything provided included milk, coffee etc, and the other living spaces are just gorgeous. The whole property was spotlessly clean. We had a dinner for 14 on the Saturday, using one of the Manor's recommended caterers, which was superb. We meant to take walks into the nearest village but never made it there. All weekend was spent in the house, apart for a walk around the grounds. Our welcome and service by the 'caretakers' were very friendly and we received plenty of information beforehand with a quick tour and history of the house on arrival. Free treats are offered and we managed to use them all except we never got to one of the treats which was use of the swimming pool as we stayed to enjoy the comfortable feel and cosiness of the house with our friends. All in all, we had a wonderful weekend. We will definitely recommend this property to friends and others. 

  • Perfect for Entertaining

    Posted by Anonymous Guest on 25/11/2011

    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.

Owner Profile

Property Owner


How long have you owned the property?

8 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

We owned the East wing for 10 years and the opportunity to finally reunite the entire estate was too much to resist. Thought to be the UK's oldest continuously inhabited house.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

We are listed in the Doomsday book. King John owned the house at the time he signed the Magna Carta.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?

"A ghost pushed me out the window, please call an ambulance!"

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?

Visit Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Really eat?

At Kinghams Restaurant.

Really see?

Loseley park 16th century house, gardens and grounds.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Take a walk direct from the house into the Surrey Hills area of outstanding natural beauty.


Articles Featuring King Johns Hunt Lodge

Similar Properties

£4,750 - £6,495 per week £68 - £93 per person per night

Apple House

  • Oliver's Extras
Region: Buckinghamshire /  The South East  / Britain & Ireland Sleeps: 10

Apple House is a classic Edwardian house offering total seclusion, yet it is within easy reach of London by both rail and road. The 5-bedroom house is set in 7 acres of beautiful gardens and paddocks. Other amenities include an indoor heated pool and a tennis court. If required, there…

Confirm exact pricing for your dates or book


Questions about this property?


Get advice from the team at Oliver's Travels