The Venison House

Godalming, Surrey
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1483 200410

£140 - £150
per night

A magical retreat for 2 in a lovely walled garden near Guildford. Sleep in a stylish, circular room, breakfast in bed…


1 room


Rooms sleep 2

£140 - £150 per night

The Experience

Drive through Surrey parkland grazed by rare breed cattle to reach this bijou hideaway. The circular cottage topped with a terracotta turret is quite unlike any other B&B you’re likely to visit. It’s set into a corner of Alison’s lovely walled garden, with oval windows overlooking the park. Step through the sage green door into a country-chic bedroom with monogrammed pillows and crisp linen. Along a corridor leading to the sparkling shower room, there’s a double-fronted cupboard concealing an immaculate kitchen. Alison provides homemade bread, marmalade, bacon, tomatoes and eggs, so guests can make a delicious, DIY breakfast in bed.  


  • 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


Nightly price
from £140
1 Double
From £140


Booking information

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Other details
Min stay 2 nights.
Dec & Jan.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 2 miles.


The Venison House is a wonderful place to get away from it all! It is very comfortable, well-appointed, and located in beautiful Surrey countryside. Add in the care and attention of Alison and Michael, and the boundless energy and welcome of their dog Biba, and you have the perfect location for your next break. Home-baked bread, homemade marmalade, and all the ingredients for that perfect breakfast. We also took up Alison's kind offer to reserve a table (outside) for dinner at a local gastropub, taking the hot water bottles she had provided for our comfort. This is typical of what awaits you.

Nick and Caroline, Swansea

A beautiful & tranquil location surrounded by very pretty countryside. I had a wonderful welcome to The Venison House and a lovely short stay. The breakfast was wonderful and the bed was very comfy. Hosts were so lovely. Thank you

Joyce, Swansea

Home away from home... Alison & Michael go the extra mile to make sure your stay is perfect. They welcomed us with some homemade bread and a birthday card for my wife. They also made us excellent dinner reservations and thoughtfully gave us written directions. The surrounding views are breathtaking and the local towns are picturesque. Time seems to have a mind of its own when you switch off at Vension House. It is the perfect spot for getting away from the world and Biba, the friendliest dog ever, will charm you over - you have been warned :)

Ben & Sukhi, Brentwood

We had a wonderful stay at The Venison House. It is a stylish gem in the most spectacular setting. Hosts Alison and Michael are wonderful and provide thoughtful homely touches (including home made marmalade) we were made to feel very welcome and would love to return again in the future.

Marian, Coventry

We had a wonderfully peaceful and cosy 2 night stay in the beautiful Venison House. Small and perfectly formed, with everything you need provided with chic style by Alison. All the extras were very much appreciated, especially the delicious homemade bread. Stunning views, the second morning had a sprinkling of snow which made it even more magical!

Sam, Crawley

We had such a wonderful relaxing break staying in the Venison House. Waking up to the most beautiful views across the parkland that we walked later in the day. Alison's breakfast couldn't have been better; the homemade bread she left for us was such a wonderful touch. Both Alison and Michael are such lovely, warm, friendly people, but totally not intrusive at all. So happy we found this gorgeous little house, and we'll definitely go back.

Lucy, Brighton

We had a fabulous stay at the Venison House. A delightful quirky hidden treasure in stunning parkland with everything you could wish for a quiet break away. Alison & Michael are delightful too and made us feel most welcome. Highly recommended


We were so impressed by the unique accommodation which could not have been more comfortable. The views are stunning and we did a long walk before breakfast into parkland. Alison looked after us beautifully and we had a delicious breakfast topped with home made bread.

Vickie, Cape Town

ALison has been so friendly and helpful from beginning to end. What a beautiful and peaceful place to stay, quirky and perfectly memorable for my husband's big birthday. THe most relaxed we have been in a very long time! Thank you so very much.

Gillian, Aylesbury

The Venison House is a little oasis of chic, peaceful, loveliness in the midst of the bustling South East. The owner, Alison, is the most wonderfully warm, welcoming, diplomatic hostess who is there if you need her but keeps out of the way to allow one to enjoy the sanctuary of 'The Venison House', in peace, if that is what you would prefer. I cannot recommend this little gem, highly enough, and if you are seeking a romantic 'getaway' from the stresses and strains of daily life, then this is definitely the place for you!! Love this place and love Alison!!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alison Bennett

  • Newly refurbished by respected local interior designer, this unique hideaway is popular with those wishing to get away from it all.
  • Local places of interest include, Petworth with its outstanding array of antique shops, award winning restaurants, boutiques and delis. Cranleigh with good shopping and Guildford, a historic market town, with excellent shopping and Leisure centre.
  • You will also find various National Trust and RHS places of interest to visit.
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