Hotel de Vie is located in the stunning Georgian town of Farnham, on the western side of the county of Surrey. Defined by its gorgeous architecture, beautiful parks, striking castle and lovely restaurants, the town is the perfect place for a getaway, with plenty of local attractions to keep you entertained.
Just a 50 minute train journey from London Waterloo, Farnham is ideal for city-dwellers who want to escape the hustle and bustle for a few days, or for those who fancy staying somewhere with easy access to the capital. Hotel de Vie is just a 10 minute walk away from the station, so travelling to and from the old smoke really is easy.
However, if you want to stay a little closer to home and while away a weekend exploring the local attractions, then there’s plenty to see and do.
The town itself is packed with lovely boutique shops and charming cafes, snugly tucked away in the town’s cobbled backstreets, while the multitude of restaurants – both the familiar, tried and tested brands and indie establishments – offer a wide variety of cuisines; from good old English pub grub, to seafood, Italian, Thai and Indian. Just talk to our staff – letting us know your preferences – and we will give you a recommendation to suit your taste and mood.
The beautiful architecture is broken only by Farnham’s two lovely parks, which lie at either end of the town. The River Wey runs through the luscious Gostrey Meadow, which plays host to ‘Music in the Meadow’ concerts throughout the summer, while the impressive Castle dominates Farnham Park – the breathtaking views of the town from this prominent position are certainly worth the hill-walk. The surrounding land is dotted with gorgeous bridle path walks that in turn are strewn with country pubs offering hearty meals and local ales. Two of the most beautiful strolls are around the thirteenth-century ruins of Waverley Abbey – perfect for a picnic – and the serene Frensham Ponds.
If you’re a bit of an adrenalin junkie, then we suggest booking up a trip to our local ‘Go Ape’ in Alice Holt Forest where you can have a go at their hair-raising ‘Tree Top Adventure’, or experience their bike trail.
For the creatives among you, The Maltings is a must-visit destination. Situated just five minutes away from HdV on foot, the old brewery turned cultural centre plays host to art exhibitions, concerts, comedy gigs, plays and creative workshops throughout the year, while the incredibly popular Squires Kitchen bakery school and shop is located just down the road from us.
If you fancy treating yourself to a shopping spree, then the stunning city of Guildford is just a twenty minute drive away; offering a wide variety of shops and restaurants for you to pamper yourself with, while if you would prefer to explore the maze of quintessentially English villages which encircle Farnham, then getting out and about is the thing to do! Just ask our staff for more information and we’ll happily point you in the right direction.
Hotel de Vie is also a great place to stay if you’re visiting the renowned Farnborough Air Show, or Goodwood Festival of Speed. But we get filled up on these weekends very fast, so make sure you book well in advance if you’re thinking of going.
So, whether you a want to get your pulse raising, stock up on delicious food, get some fresh air in your lungs, learn to bake the perfect cake, or just have a lazy weekend in bed, then Farnham’s number one rated Hotel de Vie is the ideal place for you!
Just contact us for more information on the hotel, the local attractions and book up your stay!