The impressive country estate was once the seat of John Evelyn, a famous botanist who designed England’s very first Italian garden. These 17th century gardens, complete with Italian temples and magical grottoes turn the everyday into the extraordinary. Here, modern style meets sophisticated heritage.
Guests can then rest their heads in one of our 125 stylish bedrooms, inspired by our natural surroundings, relax and rejuvenate in our heated pool and sauna. And enjoy ambling through our 13 acres of gardens and the surrounding Surrey Hills, with Hunter boots and walking maps available at their disposal. Then enjoy a sumptuous dining experience in our 1877 Restaurant & Bar, offering local produce on our carefully curated menu.
Our business guests can choose from hosting VIP board meetings for 10 guests, to conferences for 250 delegates, and the gardens are the perfect space for team building activities.
Whatever the reason for your visit, you’ll soon discover that Wotton House has been created with one clear purpose in mind. To make every event unforgettable.
For 400 years, Wotton House has done things differently. Once home to John Evelyn, a botanist and arboriculture expert, he was passionate about the role of plants in our diets, lived as a vegetarian and was considered a pioneer of his time. He created the first Italian garden in England, completed in 1652, adorned with Roman temples and original mosaics. The gardens have been deemed worthy of protection and are unusually, individually Grade II listed. Built for intrigue, discover their mystical nature that is fit for any romantic explorer.
This sense of eccentricity lives on at Wotton and you can see the Evelyn family history still present in the hotel today. What’s remained throughout the centuries is our sense of warmth, charm and individuality.
Love of the Surrey Hills
Located in the heart of the Surrey Hills, not far from Dorking, we are proud to be located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and surrounded by country enterprises that make a visit to this area truly unique. We work with local partners and food producers to offer our guests locally-sourced ingredients when dining with us, as well as access to local experiences that benefit the area.