The Dovecote at Greenaway

Chiddingfold, Surrey
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1428 682920
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A warm and inviting home with hosts to match. Come for plump comfy beds, gorgeous gardens and countryside and walks on the Greensand Way


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

An enchanting cottage in an idyllic corner of Chiddingfold. People return time and again – for the house (1545), the garden blooming with flowers, vegetables, hens and dovecote, the glowing interiors, and Sheila and John. The sitting room is inviting with rich colours, flowers, beams and a roaring log fire; the turning oak staircase leads to bedrooms that are cosy and sumptuous at the same time, and bathrooms with deep roll top tubs and a pretty armchair. Breakfast is a spread with homemade bread and home-grown tomatoes. Gorgeous countryside, walks on the Greensand Way… who would guess London and the airports were so close?


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs 300 yds.


Nightly price
from £125
Singles £95, except weekends. Mid-week prices negotiable.
1 Double
From £155
1 Twin
From £135
1 Double
From £125



We stayed in Sheila's beautiful house for one night - six of us, including 2 young children - and she looked after us extremely well, even though it was the day before the village's Open Garden day, which meant lots of visitors coming! The garden was beautiful and we wished we'd spent more time in it, and we loved the freestanding baths too. Highly recommended!

Alex, Letchworth

It was a treat to stay in Sheila’s beautifully cared for Tudor house, with all the necessary modern comforts. And a lovely garden fit to challenge Gertrude Jekyll. Thanks for being a kind and flexible host.

Charles, Exeter

A beautiful place to stay in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Sheila is a wonderful host and very knowledgeable about the area including the best pubs. The rooms are very comfortable, tasteful and immaculate. Breakfast served in a lovely dining room with eggs from her own hens. I cannot recommend it enough!

Louise, Macclesfield

Our stay with Sheila could not have been better. We stayed 4 nights (there were 5 of us including 2 young children) and from the beginning to the end Sheila made us feel totally at home. She put on the fire in the sitting room for us in the evenings and let the children play with her cat and her breakfasts were simply delicious. Nothing seemed to be a problem for her. This is definitely the best bed & breakfast I‘ve ever stayed in and the house (and garden) is just beautiful - old, full of charm & decorated with immaculate taste and an eye for detail. In short we absolutely LOVED our stay!

Amanda, Frankfurt, Germany

Shiela and John were wonderful - we arrived late due to an event overrunning which was no problem to them. We also had a very early start and Shiela kindly laid a beautiful breakfast for us! Will definitely stay here again in the future, the house had a beautiful exterior and interior and the beds were incredibly comfortable! Towels and robes were provided as a lovely touch!


Sheila and John Marsh. What can we say, very welcoming from the first time we met them. The pictures don't do this house justice. The rooms were lovely and as for our room we felt we could of moved in. The gardens were lovely and well kept. As for breakfast , Sheila and John laid on a lovely spread. To sum up, cant wait to stay again .


What a gorgeous B&B! The house was wonderfully old (1500s) and quirky, but kept to an impeccable standard. Wonderful furnishings, including lots of amazing antiques, all beautifully arranged by Sheila. Gorgeous garden & well organised veggie patch to be jealous of. We as sampled the fresh hens eggs, homegrown raspberries & home grown /made jams at breakfast. Sheila and John were really welcoming, we felt like part of the family. John booked us a table at the Swan & we had a delicious meal there. All in all, highly recommended. Keep up the good work!

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sheila & John Marsh

  • Excellent location for the Greensands Way and other Surrey Hills walks.
  • London within an hour by train.
  • Antiques and stately homes at Petworth and Arundel. Gardeners can visit RHS Wisley, also Ramster and Vann gardens in the village.
  • 2 excellent gastro pubs within a 2-minute walk.
  • For the art lover in you a trip to Watt's Gallery is a must just 6 miles away. Polesden Lacey National Trust is not far in Dorking.
  • Visit the local market City of Guildford with its superb Cathedral nearby