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Monday, 24 July 2017

In The Surrey Hills | De Vere Wotton House

De Vere Wotton House Restaurant I'm a huge fan of staycations, which has become apparent since the start of this year - having set myself the goal of discovering more places on home turf!  However, it's not always about crushing ten million things into a day or two (ahem, 48 Hours in Bath and Bournemouth Summer Staycation), and instead sometimes lounging around and soaking up the atmosphere of wherever you're based.  Personally?  I'm an overthinker.  And so this kind of staycation can provide the perfect opportunity to switch off, disconnect and completely unwind.  All that's needed is comfortable loungewear, a couple of magazines and a healthy appetite...
De vere hotel in the Surrey Hills
Antler Grey Medium Prism Suitcase
Suitcase - Antler Prism Medium Suitcase 
UK Travel blog Surrey Hills Hotel
I found myself at De Vere Wotton House on what happened to be a couple of the hottest days of the year so far.  I've mentioned before my love of unbearably hot weather (and found many of you feel the same way!), and I got my wish while in the Surrey Hills, that's for sure!  The country house hotel is located in Surrey, about nine miles away from Guildford, and has recently had one hell of a facelift.    The plush furnishings are just as you would expect, plus a little extra - think gold bamboo accessories, lemonade on tap and subtle animal-themed details.
De Vere Wotton House Hotel Room
Satin Nightwear Cami and Shorts
On my way over to the countryside estate, I nipped into some rather sweet looking boutiques to pick up a satin nightwear set - guess who forgot their pyjamas?  But after that little oversight, everything went as smoothly as I'd hoped.  If you find yourself at the hotel anytime soon, my suggestion would be to make the most of the light and fresh columned lobby, a chic lounge area complete with an abundance of tea and reading materials.  So many Culinary Concept-esque details as well (such as the serving trays below), I'd love to know if I'm right?!
De Vere Wotton House Review 2017
De Vere Wotton House Lounge
De Vere Wotton House Lounge in Summer
Are you even reading A Glass Of Ice if I don't mention gardens at least once?  I understand why not everyone thinks they're the bee's knees, but I've always found them to be calming.  Needless to say, I quickly became attached to Wotton House's extensive grounds and 17th Century Italian Gardens.  The particular folly shown below offered total silence and the chance to slip off your sandals and enjoy the cool marble on a very hot afternoon.  I feel as though it'd make a perfectly idyllic, beautiful backdrop for a Shakespeare play on a warm summer's evening!  Oops, there's the romantic in me again...
Stone Pillar Folly in Hotel's Gardens
Izabel London Blue Bardot Dress
Dress - Bardot Dress c/o Izabel London
De Vere Wotton House Grotto Folly
Antler Grey Medium Sized Prism Suitcase


De Vere Wotton House Branded Green Car
Have you ever visited the Surrey Hills before?  There's tons to do nearby, including visiting Polesden Lacey, RHS Garden Wisley and of course shopping in Guildford!  I'd love to hear your thoughts on this little staycation?

De Vere Wotton House
Guildford Rd
Wotton
Guildford
RH5 6HS

With love,

Gabrielle x

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63 comments

  1. This was your STAYcation?! Looks amazing! I don't think I would find something so elegant near my house. Love your new pajamas, btw. Super cute!

    Kim
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  2. Ohmygod Ohmygod Ohmygod!!These pictures are beautiful! This place looks amazing! :) Thanks for sharing! Have a great week ahead beautiful!!
    xx
    Shivangi
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  3. This looks so nice place and I love the blue dress you are wearing one of the pictures x

    Laura
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  4. Beautiful photos! This looks like another really lovely place to stay and visit :) xx

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  5. I've never visited this area before. I love the looks of the grounds - it looks so peaceful and relaxing there x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

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  6. You find the cutest places for staycations! Or maybe England is just full of them haha
    Loungewear definitely necessary!

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  7. What a lovely getaway! The grounds look absolutely beautiful.
    I LOVE your suitcase too!! I'm on the look out for a new one :)
    Lyndi

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  8. this place is so cute! I love staycations too, glad you had a good one!

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  9. Everthing sounds nice, but omg, lemonade on tap? That is amazing! Staycations have become my favorite pass time as well, much eqsier to do with kids.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  10. yes i live just around the block from surrey hills, isn't is a beauty of a place?! and what a find with this location, there's NOTHING better than a staycation.

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

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  11. Wow what an absolutely beautiful place to stay! I love all the furnishings there. Glad the weather was lovely!

    Gemma x
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  12. That place sounds amazing! Would love to stay in there as well :D

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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  13. Wow looks so amazing!! Loving your suitcase x

    Nev | Miss Nev

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  14. I'd immediately stay there. Such a beautiful location!

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  15. Lemonade on tap, oh my, this sounds like the most perfect place!!

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  16. I am also a huge fan of staycations hun, especially finding hidden gems like these :) xx

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  17. I absolutely love places like this - they're just so dreamy and it's a treat to see everything so luxurious and beautiful!

    As always, you look absolutely stunning and I'm wishing you a great week ahead! :)

    Layla xx

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  18. Looks like you had an awesome time and I've actually been thinking I'm in need of a little staycation myself!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  19. They did an excellent job with the renovations. Love the furnishings and decor. You have some great treasures where you live Gabrielle.
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  20. wow such a lovely place dear- I love your pictures. You look awesome in this blue dress xx

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  21. What a darling place for a little getaway!


    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  22. This place looks amazing! I love visiting your blog because the places you go to and the photos are always so beautiful!

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  23. You always share the most charming hotels and this one is no exception! It's awesome that there's so much to nearby, which is so convenient! I also must say I love that OTS chambray dress on you, too! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
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  24. Wow, what a gorgeous place! I really like the map on the wall above the bed, such a great idea!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  25. Beautiful photo set! Love the delicate lace detail on the off the shoulder dress!

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  26. The lighting in this place is definitely on point for taking some awesome photos.
    Love it!

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  27. Wow, how lovely to see Surrey in this light on your Staycation, definitely think of something different when I think of Surrey. And, you're right about those trays, at least to me it looks like it. My sister has the one with the leather handles, my eyes did a double take. :) Between Culinary Concepts and Restoration Hardware, I'm always in heaven. Your Bardot dress is wonderful. x/Madison
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  28. Great place ;)

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  29. Reading your posts always make me want to pack my bag and travel. How do you do it, girl? And you look gorgeous all the time. :)

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  30. Always looking forward to reading about your staycations! Absolutely love this place, so elegant, regal and cozy.. ahhh what a bliss and your pajamas look super cute :)

    xx
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  31. You look super super sweet! Love the pictures <3

    Daniel x

    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez

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  32. What a beautiful place! Would love to visit it. I adore your little suitcase, so cute and great for weekend trips.

    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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  33. You always find the nicest places (:

    CM | XIII.

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  34. What an absolutely gorgeous, charming property! I love the furniture, especially all the gold/brass hardware. Plus of course, you look fantastic as always. Glad you had a wonderful stay :)

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  35. Beautiful photos here Gabrielle, you always take such stunning shots of these places. You're definitely my go-to blog for any advice or tips on the best places to stay now, and what a lovely place to have a staycation in. Love your dress in these shots, and of course you know I love a good garden - they're definitely a highlight of any trip for me. I think that final shot with the car is my favourite though, it's just so classic looking. - Tasha

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  36. Such a cute place! It looks so nice and I hope you had an amazing staycation!

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  37. Theses photos are so stunning like always !
    I would love to stay in a place like this !
    It looks so amazing.
    xx,
    Margot
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  38. I am the BIGGEST advocate for staycations - the perfect getaways in the UK where you can de-stress and relax! This hotel looks so, so dreamy! I've actually never visited Surrey Hills but it sounds wonderful!

    Hayley xo
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  39. I always love your PJs, you look so cute in them. Or course this hotel is amazing!!!!!! You alway stay at the greatest places. Lemonade on tap??? Yes pleased :)

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  40. This place is unreal! How charming and beautiful is that hotel?! I really love your purse and luggage you travel with. I definitely need to visit this quaint spot in my life time. Thanks for sharing your experience and all the stunning photos of your stay. Xo, Ellese

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  41. You always find the dreamiest places! I feel like I need to make a list of all the places you've stayed this year and tick them off one by one!
    Amy xx
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  42. I love the idea of just getting away for a bit too! Tourism is hard haha.

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  43. Wow, this place is gorgeous! I love the elegant interior design! Amazing photos!

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  44. I've never visited this place, but it looks amazing!

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  45. very nice place!
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    have an happy day
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  46. You are so lucky to do a staycation at a ver lovely place. Everything is so beautiful!

    Nathalie
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  47. The garden looks so beautiful, such a nice place to cool down! Also the blue dress totally brings out the colour of your blue eyes.

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  48. I always love your staycation post, by just reading I feel like I had a great time too. You are right, spending time in the lounge area can also be fun.

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  49. This looks like a lovely place, I love you dress x
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  50. Looks like such a beautiful place! Loving the photos :)

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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  51. You are queen of the staycation, gorgeous! This location seems just lovely. Agreed that sometimes you need to just relax - especially if you're overthinkers like us ;)

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  52. The hotels you visit are amazing and suit you so well with your classy self !! You look stunning and natural, loving the PJ. NO HOMO !! I sound so gay when I comment on your photos !! :-D Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Dominica from London, www.dominicas.uk xXx

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  53. Wow, that yellow wrap-around couch looks incredible! Your room looks like it's really beautiful too. Being able to relax is definitely part of a weekend away so sometimes it's nice not to have a full itinerary and just be able to do whatever you feel like doing without the fear of missing out on something else.

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  54. Looks like you made the most of your stay at the De Vere Wotton House Gabrielle! The grounds are just magical and how inviting do the rooms look! I'm a big fan of the staycation as well! It really makes you appreciate all that's close to home.

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  55. I agree with you about staycations. I do it all of the time when it comes to my own city. On a different note I just love that tufted circular coach. I swooned when I saw it.
    LaToya
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  56. Oh well, sometimes a relaxing getaway is all we need!
    And staycation is the perfect solution to just enjoy the atmosphere and relax, especiually in a place like that!
    Really woderful rooms, building and gound, everything seems so paceful and elegant!
    Amazing photos, sweetie!
    XO
    S
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  57. As always, your photos are breath-taking. The place looks absolutely stunning and I'm so jealous! Also loving the serendipitous silk night set xx

    Imogen, www.faux-silk.com

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  58. I was feeling relaxed just looking at the photos of this staycation so it must have been the perfect retreat :) I definitely need to take some time out and enjoy more staycations, it's not something that I do often enough. x

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  59. The design of the place is amazing !

    I would love to stay there for the night :)

    Kenza from http://travelwithkenza.blogspot.fr

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  60. This place looks so amazing - I love the interior decor. It's so funny how we plan vacations so far away with flights and transport when great places are just up the road!

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
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  61. The place looks wonderful indeed! I love the details and the surroundings..so special!

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  62. Staycations are fabulous and it's a good way to discover new stuff in your own neighbourhood. What a beautiful location!

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