T: 44 +(0)1483 284109//282042. M: 077345 14276
We look forward to welcoming you to our 4 Star highly recommended Bed and Breakfast..
Silkmore is ideally located being close to London - 45 minutes by train, just 6 miles north of the historic town of Guildford and its many attractions. Three National Trust Houses are all within a few miles; Clandon Park, Hatchlands House and Polesden Lacey as well as RHS Wisley Gardens. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are 30 minutes’ drive.
Silkmore boutique style Bed and Breakfast is a pretty Grade 11 listed house dating back to 1650. Formerly the village smokehouse, it has been beautifully restored as a comfortable, friendly family home. The house has great charm retaining many original features, set in large gardens down a quiet lane in West Horsley village overlooking the magnificent Surrey open countryside and within a few minutes’ walk to two traditional English pubs. The bedrooms are light and airy, stylishly decorated with wonderful views of the gardens and unspoilt English countryside beyond.
We serve delicious traditional Full English or Continental breakfasts using a variety of local and home made produce. If you would like to treat yourself to Afternoon Tea with homemade cakes and scones, please let me know at the time of booking as everything is freshly made.
House & Rooms
We have two beautifully decorated Guest Bedrooms for you to choose from - the China Blue room with a double bed or the Botanical Print room with twin beds. Both rooms look out onto the garden and fields beyond..(An additional guest bed for a child is available upon request – cost £15/night)
The bedrooms have recently been redecorated with style and comfort in mind, furnished with a combination of antiques and Leporello’s hand made painted furniture. Each room has a colour television, radio, alarm clock, tea and coffee making facilities hairdryer, shaving adaptor plug.
The modern bathroom is fitted with a bath and electric power shower, built in hand basin and loo.
Breakfast is served in the dining room from 7.15am-8.30am weekdays and from 7.30-9.30am at the weekends (other times by arrangement)
Choose from a selection of seasonal fruits, cereals, yoghurts and juices, breads and croissants or treat yourself to a full English Breakfast . Where possible we choose locally produced ingredients and serve home made marmalades and jams. Please let us know of any dietary requirements in advance so that we can meet your needs.
A choice of home made sandwiches, cakes, biscuits and cream teas are available – please reserve at the time of booking – prices upon request.
We have table and chairs available for guests to relax in the gardens and a ping pong table for the more active!
Guests may check in after 5.00pm and before 10.00pm. Arrangements can be made if you would like to check in earlier. We ask guests to kindly vacate their rooms by 10.30am the following morning.
Off street parking available.
The original house dates back to 1650 and as such has low ceilings and narrow doorways. Unfortunately wheelchair access is not possible, however, for those guests requiring some assistance, we are more than happy to help. The staircase is not steep and the steps are evenly spaced. The bedrooms are at the rear of the house and have high ceilings.
We enjoy having guests to stay and your comfort is our priority. If you have any special requirements
please do not hesitate to mention them at the time of booking so that we can try and meet your needs.
4 Star Visit Britain Award
Rooms with private bathroom;- 1 x Double + 1 x Twin
Tea and Coffee facilities/Colour TV/Radio/Hair dryer/Alarm clock
Central Heating throughout
Real log Fires
Garden/patio for Guests Use
On site Parking
Special provisions for lone female travellers
Catering – Breakfast (vegetarian menu available) Afternoon Tea upon request
Payment Methods – Cash /English Cheque/Euros
Transport can be arranged in advance to the station/airports
Single Occupancy from £45 - £65
Double Occupancy from £70 - £95
Special terms to be agreed in writing for stays of more than 3 consecutive nights.
If you would like any further information or wish to make a reservation, please contact
Carolyn Kimpton on:-
Daytime T/F: 44 + (0)1483 284109
Evenings T: 44 + (0)1483 282042
Mobile : 077234 14276
Please email /telephone with your request.
We will require a 50% deposit cheque payment to confirm your booking.
Please note our reservation conditions are as follows:-
Less than 24 hours notice of cancellation – full price charged
Less than 7 days notice – 50% of total charged
These charges may be reduced if the room(s) can be relet.
If, under exceptional circumstances, we are obliged to cancel the reservation, the deposit will be fully refunded.
We accept payment by English Cheque, supported by a bank card, Cash in either Sterling or Euros or by electronic bank transfer.
Please note that we do not accept credit cards.
*How to find us
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West Horsley is a traditional English country village offering peace and tranquillity and yet within easy access of London and Guildford. There are a couple of pubs within a few minutes’ walk from Silkmore, a childrens’ playground, public tennis courts, a post office and general store and a Church famed as the resting place for Sir Walter Raleigh. It is an ideal spot for keen walkers and cyclists. East Horsley is a couple of miles away and has a range of shops, a library with internet access, banks, Railway Station ‘ Horsley’ together with a range of restaurants offering Italian, Indian and Chinese food and a take away service. Horse riding, tennis and golf facilities.
From the M25, exit at Junction 9 onto A3 southbound Guildford/Portsmouth direction.
Take first Exit off the A3, south to Ripley. Ripley village turn left into Rose Lane. Proceed approximately 2 miles. T-Junction, left, pass William IV pub, within 0.25miles pass Village Hall, bear left into Silkmore Lane, house is on the left on a left hand bend.
From Horsley Railway Station turn right, then first left into East Lane
After 1.5 miles having passed the Barley Mow Pub, turn right at Village Hall into Silkmore Lane, house is on the left hand bend, on the left hand side.
Horsley Railway Station is based in East Horsley, with direct trains to London (45mins), Guildford (10mins) and Portsmouth (60mins)
The local Taxi company is Collis Car Hire T 01483 282010
If you have any problems, please call us in advance to see if we can make arrangements to pick you up for a small charge.
Train Service (45mins) runs from London Waterloo direct to Horsley Station.
If you would like to be picked up or taken to the airport, we are more than happy to arrange this. Please enquire at the time of booking.
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High street/castle, river, Guildford book festival – living statue/cafes
Guildford is an attractive sophisticated town on a river surrounded by the Surrey Hills. It has two theatres; The Yvonne Arnaud and the Electric Theatre, a castle (Lewis Caroll lived in a house nearby) a cathedral, a museum and art galleries, an excellent range of shops, restaurants, bistros and cafes, a market, cinema complex, and a large modern leisure centre with swimming pools, ice rink and bowling.
Guildford hosts several festivals and events and is a really enjoyable town to visit.
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Dorking is an interesting Georgian town to visit with many independent shops, a museum, cafes, restaurants, farmers market and its famous antique shops along with a new sports and cinema complex. Denby’s wine estate is well worth a visit too. For younger children, nearby Bockets Farm is really fun.
Polesedon Lacey (7 miles)
Hatchlands House (2 miles)
Clandon Park (3 miles)
T 0845 260 9000
Train Service (45mins) runs from London Waterloo direct to Horsley Station.
Hampton Court Palace (14miles)
T 0870 752 7777
Windsor Castle (28 miles)
T 0207 321 2233
Pitch and put, go karting
Some ideas for children:-
Thorpe Park -www.thorpepark.co.uk
Chessington World of Adventures T 0870 444 7777
Craggy Island - www.craggyisland.com
Spectrum Leisure Centre, Guildford – www.guildfordspectrum.co.uk
Bocketts Farm – www.bockettsfarm.co.uk
Brooklands Motor Museum- www.brooklandsmuseum.co.uk
Crazy Golf – Sandown Park Esher
Paint Ball, Cobham
Rowing/Canal boating on the river Wey in Guildford
There are a wealth of pubs, bistros cafes and restaurants to choose from - here are a few of our personal recommendations:-
The Onslow Arms, West Clandon www.lauberge-restaurants.com
The Barley Mow Pub, West Horsley www.barleymowathorsley.info
The Meridiana Italian Restaurant – East Horsley
The Black Swan at Ockham www.geronimo-inns.co.uk