There is direct access from the grounds of the house to footpaths and bridleways. There are vast tracks of National Trust property in the area (including Ranmore, Box Hill and Leith Hill) and a very extensive network of paths and byways. Bike hire, horse riding and fishing can all be arranged locally. Westcott is a pretty village and there are many other lovely villages a short drive, cycle (or even walk) away, several with good teashops and pubs. Westcott has a bakers, general store & post office and three pubs run as an Indian Restaurant, French Bistro and Wine Bar & Deli.
Westcott is a short distance from Dorking, with a 50-minute (approx.) train journey to London and good local shops, including a splendid new Waitrose. Guildford is 10 miles, 15/20 minutes away, with extensive shopping and train services to London. The M25 is also 10 miles away. The coast and London are about 1-hour’s distance by car out of the main rush hour. The expanding business districts in Reigate, Redhill, Leatherhead and Crawley are all a short distance by car. Gatwick Airport is 20 minutes and Heathrow 45 minutes away.