Need to know
29, divided between the House and the Garden House, including three suites.
11am; check-in 3pm. Flexible, but subject to availability. A luggage-storage room is available.
Double rooms from $244.34 (£188), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates usually include breakfast, with Continental, English and à la carte options available. The Asian-style Dining Room serves Japanese omelettes with daikon, while the Garden House Restaurant has bacon sandwiches on rustic campaillou bread.
The Garden House Restaurant has a School of Cookery attached for budding chefs, with sessions for children and adults. Pick ingredients from the hotel's kitchen-garden, then learn to rustle 'Britalian' dishes with head chef Kaz Suzuki or sushi with ex-Nobu chef Taiji Maruyama. Afternoon tea is served every day from 3pm to 5pm (from 3:30pm on the weekend).
At the hotel
Library, lounge, screening room, events space, kids’ club, free WiFi, 400-acre grounds, a walled kitchen-garden, woodlands, a trout-filled lake. In rooms: fireplaces, a minimum of king-size beds or larger, flatscreen Apple TV, free Sipsmith Sloe gin, minibar, free bottled water, coffee machine, Bamford toiletries, ensuite underfloor heating, robes, slippers.
Our favourite rooms
We love the Superior Turret rooms tucked up in the eaves of the House, with a private terrace and views over the Surrey Hills. For south-facing woodland views, choose the Guest Garden House rooms, painted in bucolic shades and dressed with botanical prints, that mirror the surrounding English countryside. Ensuite bathrooms feature roll-top baths and showers come clad in glossy green tiles. On the landing, a drinks station has tea, coffee and two whisky decanters, primed for a nightcap.
The spa's 20-metre-long indoor pool is open; its outdoor twin and a smaller pool just for tots are set to open in April 2019.
The flower-filled Coach House Spa is designed by glass architect Brian Clarke and inspired by the English countryside. There are six treatment suites, a steam room, a relaxation room, sauna, hammam, indoor and outdoor pools. Take your pick of tailored massages, exfoliating body treatments and honey-infused facials – all use home-branded Coach House oils made from plants, flowers and fruits from the estate. There’s also a nail lounge and treatments designed specifically for Mr Smiths and mums-to-be. After your pampering sessions, have a leisurely snack of wood-fired flatbreads in the on-site Deli. Craving a boost of endorphins? The gym is kitted out with cardio machines, free weights and space to stretch. There’s also a rotating mix of fitness, yoga and Pilates sessions on offer.
People don’t dress up in the country – it’s all about cosy jumpers and comfortable jeans here. Even Elizabeth Taylor took the weekend off at Beaverbrook. Though, it is worth taking something to meet the smart-causal dress code at the Dining Room for dinner – shorts, flip flops and tshirts are not allowed.
Don’t miss the afternoon tea on the terrace or sofa-filled lounge. Freshly made sandwiches, Sacher torte and home-baked scones are available from Thursday to Friday (3pm-5.30pm) and at weekends (3.30pm-5.30pm).
This country-house hotel warmly welcomes four-legged friends and dog bowls are provided. If staying overnight, dogs must check-in to the Cottage rooms in the Garden House. See more pet-friendly hotels in Surrey.
All ages are warmly welcomed. As well as a weekend kids’ club for 4-12 year olds and resident Sharky and George minders, there’s an outdoor play area with a treehouse and reams of child-friendly activities. Extra beds can be added from £60 a night.
Absolutely all ages: this is an all-action family hotel that caters for kids as much as adults.
The two interconnecting Guest Garden House rooms are best for families.
From crazy golf to geocaching, treasure hunts, night safaris and den building, the kids’ club has plenty to keep 4-12 year olds busy, plus resident minders Sharky and George to ensure grown ups can work their way through the wine list (cheers to that). Open on Saturdays and Sundays, it offers full day (11am–5pm) or half-day sessions (11am–2pm or 2pm – 5pm). The excursions list also extends to horse-riding, cycling and foraging, and there are board games, books and puzzles for rainy days.
Child-friendly options are available in the Garden Kitchen, from buttermilk pancakes at breakfast to Bolognese linguini and organic chocolate brownies at lunch and dinner. The wood-fired pizza at the Deli is also sure to be a hit when it opens in 2018.
No need to pack
Children's books, pens, pencils, paints and paper… they’re all available.
An outdoor play area is the stuff of Enid Blyton with a treehouse tucked in the woods.