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The Mill dining room
Group get togethers in the dining room
The Mill grounds with the main building in the background
Main building with marquee
A Wedding Reception at the Mill
Comfy seating in the snug
Working party evening after a hard day's work
The games room at The Mill
The cosy snug at The Mill
Upstairs classroom
The servery
Campfire
The main tent field
Bedroom 4 en suite at Thornbridge Lodge
2nd floor dormitory sleeping 18
The Mill kitchen
Plenty in the games to keep everyone entertained
The Memorial Garden (Peace Garden)
The top of the drive from the nearest road, 250 metres away
Year 7 camp!
The boat jetty
Leith Hill tower, 45 mins walk away from the Mill
Group get togethers in the dining room
The Mill grounds with the main building in the background
Main building with marquee
A Wedding Reception at the Mill

The Mill, Forest Green, Dorking, Surrey

Sleeps 10 - 40 7 Bedrooms 40 Dining

Large bunkhouse sleeping 40 with flexible catering, ideal for family get togethers and celebration groups, near Leith Hill

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. The Mill, Forest Green, Dorking, Surrey, sleeps 10 - 40 in 7 bedrooms.

The Mill is situated on the Surrey/West Sussex border. Originally a corn mill, the Mill has been converted over the years to accommodate 40 guests within the main building. The site has 10 acres of grounds, much of which is suitable for pitching tents if required. The grounds comprise of meadow, wood, pond and stream, practically a nature reserve.

The Mill is available with exclusive use and makes a great base for outdoor activity breaks, exploring the Surrey Hills by foot, road/off road bike or vehicle. It is suitable for families and friends, reunions, clubs and get togethers, with flexible catering options available to suit your group.

There have been 3 very different wedding receptions held in a marquee in the Mill grounds - all as wonderful as each other - plus other large family and friend celebrations within the grounds. The large commercial kitchen lends itself very well to mass catering with ample crockery, cutlery, glasses and cookware. There is an ideal setting beside the lake with weeping willows and other large trees and conifers as a backdrop.

Rooms are mainly 4 bedded (2 bunks) but there is also 1 x 2 bed (bunk) plus, on the 2nd floor, a dormitory for 18 (9 x bunks). All rooms have adjacent toilets, washbasins and showers, 14 in total.

The village pub, the Parrot, is 5 mins walk away: the Butcher's Hall, nextdoor, offers locally sourced meat, dairy produce, bread and groceries. Ockley and Dorking stations are 3.8 miles and 10.5 miles respectively. Cranleigh, known as England's largest village is the nearest shopping area at 5.1 miles away. It also has a Leisure Centre and Golf Course, as well as churches, banks, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes and quirky independent shops.

Leith Hill tower, the highest point in the south east at over 1000 feet, is a beautiful 40 mins walk away with a choice of many trails to follow through diverse habitats. On climbing the steps to the lookout at the top there are some pretty fantastic views of the South Downs and the London skyline to the north. The Rhododendrum Wood is en route, created by the sister of Charles Darwin, also Leith Hill Place, the childhood home of Ralph Vaughn Williams, composer.

Facilities

WiFi

Landline with 3 handsets and answer phone. WiFi available through hub in classroom. Old PCs set up in classroom with Word and internet.

Accessibility

Access to all ground floor and first floor facilities. Bunk style beds only.

Dog Friendly

Pets allowed under special circumstances.

Kitchen

Substantial kitchen/servery with bain marie, plumbed urn, 4 freezers, 1 commercial/1 domestic cooker, 3 dishwashers, 4 fridges, 5 sinks, larder.

Dining Room

Seats 40. Stackable tables + folding chairs enabling various configurations. Ample china or melamine crockery, cutlery, mugs, glasses, serving dishes.

Sitting Room

Cosy snug seats 12 to 16 with wood burner in large open fireplace, coffee table, TV with Sky package, DVD player, bookshelves with fiction/non, maps.

TV and Music Facilities

2 TVs/DVD players, 2nd in upstairs classroom linked to projector and screen. Old docking station in snug. 3 radios, CD player/speakers in dining room.

Games Room

Table tennis table, pool table, Wii in self contained games room.

Heating and Open Fires

Radiator/s in every room with additional fan heaters in bedrooms for winter months. Wood burner in snug.

Bedrooms

All rooms have bunk beds 5 x 4, 1 x 2, 1 x 18 over 2 floors. Floor plan is included. All bedrooms have shower rooms and a toilet/washbasin next door.

Linen

Single duvets, bottom sheets and pillows/cases can be supplied if preferred or own sleeping bag or similar can be brought along. Towels on request.

Bathrooms

Communal toilet/washbasin/(shower) areas on each floor. 2 disabled shower/toilet/washbasin. 2 separate toilet/washbasin. 2 separate shower cubicles.

Children's Facilities

Child minding services are possible on request.

Outdoor

10 secluded acres. 3 picnic tables, basic charcoal barbecue, benches. Late March to early October: large marquee extends out from main building.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool.

Parking

Ample parking. Mill building is accessed by Mill Lane, unmade/250 metres therefore vehicles are contained within Mill grounds in spaces on driveway.

Smoking

Strictly no smoking inside the buildings.

Booking Information

For more detailed pricing and booking conditions, including damage and cleaning deposits, please refer to our website.

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The Mill, Mill Lane, Forest Green

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Location

The Mill is located in Forest Green on the Surrey/West Sussex border. Dorking is approx 10 miles SW. London is approx. an hour by car. Gatwick airport is 30 mins and Heathrow 50 mins by car.

  • The nearest bus stop is in Forest Green, close to the pub but the service is not very frequent.
  • Ockley.
  • Cranleigh is the nearest town, 10 mins drive. Dorking - has a train link to London Victoria and Waterloo is 10 miles. Ockley is on this route, less than 4 miles away but trains stop only once an hour.
  • There is a village shop for non essentials. Ewhurst (2.5 miles) is the next village, before Cranleigh, and has a well stocked village shop, including newspapers.
  • The Parrot in Forest Green, 5 mins walk away.
  • London Gatwick - 17.5 miles.

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Drama workshop in the Memorial Garden.
The Mill pond with the main building in the background.

Youth & School Trips

Secure 10 acre site consisting of playing fields, meadow, woods, pond, stream and the Mill buildings. Ideal for school, club and youth organisations wishing to escape to the countryside. Sleeps 40.

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