ESCAPE TO BEAVERBROOK: A LUXURY HAVEN SET IN 400 ACRES OF SURREY COUNTRYSIDE
With Summer coming to an end and darker days approaching, Beaverbrook is the perfect place to escape to for a peaceful staycation. A haven set in 400 acres of rolling Surrey countryside, only 20 miles from London, it couldn’t be easier to escape for the ultimate weekend retreat. With breath-taking views, unparalleled service, and incredible cutting-edge restaurants, Beaverbrook encapsulates modern luxury, and sets a new standard for the UK’s country house hotel scene.
The House at Beaverbrook
The House and its 18 bedrooms have been beautifully designed by interior mastermind Susie Atkinson, and oozes with opulence, with nods throughout to the fascinating heritage of the estate. Settle up in the glamorous Parrot Bar with a glass of bubbly or indulge with champagne afternoon tea on the terrace overlooking the gorgeous estate.
While you have some quiet time to enjoy, why not have a game of croquet on the lawn or a relaxing treatment in the Shepherd’s Hut (followed by The Coach House Spa due to open by the end of the year) then sample the most sensational food in the Japanese Grill, headed up by Chef Taiji Maruyama of Nobu and Kiru fame – a trip here is the ultimate food experience.
The Garden House
For families, The Garden House with its 11 bedrooms (including dog friendly rooms) makes going away with the family a whole lot more relaxing and is the height of low-key luxury. There are multiple opportunities to entertain your little ones from joining the Sharky & George on-site activities who will take them to explore hidden tree top hideouts and build dens in the woods or drop them off with the on-site children’s co-ordinator at The Orangery for table tennis, arts & crafts and games galore whilst you relax or join in a cooking class at the School of Cookery.
History of Beaverbrook
The House was built in 1866-70, formerly known as Cherkley Court, and was built for wool manufacturer – Abraham Dixon.
In 1911 the house was acquired by Lord Beaverbrook where he resided for 50 years.
There are 18 bedrooms in The House with five categories of rooms: Classic, Turret, Studio Suite, Suite, Dowager Suite. All are named after famous guests who once stayed at Cherkley Court: Rudyard Kipling, Elizabeth Taylor, The Dowager, Ian Fleming, Rose Kennedy, Austin Chamberlain, Jean Cocteau, Charlie Chaplin, David Lloyd George, Winston Churchill, Harold Macmillan, Bona Law, Wallis Simpson, Lady Diana Cooper, HG Wells, Somerset Maugham, WB Yeats and Dame Cicily Fairfield.
Lord Beaverbrook was a great friend of Sir Winston Churchill, who stayed at Cherkley Court many times, as did famous author and poet, Rudyard Kipling.
Cherkley Court was acquired by the current owners Longshot Cherkley Court Ltd, in 2010. Susie Atkinson, acclaimed interior designer of The House, also designed Babington House, Soho House, The Queen’s Club and Dean Street Town House.
The Gardens have been re-designed by Richard Bisgrove – World Leading expert on Gertrude Jekyll, influential British horticulturist. The Italian Garden has a sunken pond with steps down into it - this was formerly an outdoor pool.
Beaverbrook is overseen by Andrew Spearman, Hotel Director formerly General Manager of 5* Domaine de Manville in Provence.
Many of the hotel’s creative elements are overseen by Sir Frank Low.
Beaverbrook was bought in 2010 by its current owners, Joel Cadbury, Tim Edwards, Ollie Vigors and Ian Todd.
Beaverbrook is proud to be a founding member of Visit Surrey, the official tourist board of one of the UK’s most vibrant home countries. The Visit Surrey website is already a top-ranking showcase for the very best places to visit and stay and receives over one million visits a year. If you are staying in Surrey for a little while, you’ll find plenty of hidden gems to explore.