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Surrey | England

Wotton House

Charming Country Escape

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Associated Family Names
Owen, Evelyn
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Seen in (tv/movies)
Inspector Morse (TV Series), Foyle’s War (TV Series), A Room With a View (1985), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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Surrey, England

Perfect for
Couples, Weddings, Family Gatherings, Countryside Escape

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About Wotton House

The 16th-century Wotton House Country Estate Hotel is set in the beautiful Surrey hills, offering a tranquil countryside escape where guests can relax and enjoy its enchanting history. The magnificent estate is set on 13 acres of 17th-century manicured Italian gardens. Grab a pair of hunter wellies from reception and explore the incredible grounds that are adorned with Roman temples and original mosaics. After a long day of exploring, guests can relax on the 1877 Bar terrace sipping cocktails and taking in the view of the gardens, followed by dinner under an olive tree at the 1877 Restaurant. Wotton House has the kind of welcoming charm that can only be expected from a hotel that has remained in the same family for more than 400 years.

Our history

Four Centuries of Family History

Wotton House dates back to the 16th century when the Evelyn family bought the estate. Since then, the estate has been passed through several generations of the Evelyn family, who still own it today. Wotton Estate was passed to John Evelyn, a famous botanist and arboriculture expert, from his father, Richard Evelyn. John is responsible for the incredible gardens at Wotton House, which are one of the main features of the Estate today. John had spent much of his youth travelling across Europe, and he became mesmerized by the Italian Renaissance gardens he visited in Italy. He then returned to Wotton House and built its very own Italian Garden and temple adorned with Roman temples and original mosaics. It was designed in 1652 by his cousin, Captain George Evelyn, and is one of the first gardens of its kind in the United Kingdom. The gardens at the property have been protected and listed as Grade II, adding to its incredible uniqueness.

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Your Wedding Day, your way. Just imagine your wedding day set amidst the magical Grade II listed Italian Gardens, with a mansion adorned with whimsical 17th-century detailing. The exceptional indoor and outdoor spaces are fully licensed for civil ceremonies making Wotton the perfect backdrop for your day, where life long memories are made.


The spaces are unique, from our Old Library, with its 17th-century detailing, to the stunning backdrop of the alfresco, Secret Walled Garden, Wotton House has spaces to suit whatever you have planned. Whether you are planning an intimate anniversary gathering or a birthday party for all your friends and family, Wotton House can help create your perfect celebration.

Events & Meetings

From VIP Board Meetings for 10 guests to conferences for 250 delegates, Wotton House has the space for you. With 20 flexible meeting rooms, stunning Grade II listed gardens for team building and beautiful dining spaces, Wotton House can assist you in planning the perfect event.


Unwind at the end of your day in the leisure club.. Train in the fully equipped gym, enjoy a game with friends on the tennis court, have fun in one of the studio classes, or why not try a dip in the swimming pool or relax in our jacuzzi.


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Wotton House
Guildford Rd, Wotton
Dorking RH5 6HS
United Kingdom