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Calm and contemporary celebrations

In the Surrey hills, amid chickens, goats and horses, Solstice House is a calm and contemporary place for big family celebrations. Sleeping 25 with room for 9 kids and two dogs, it offers tennis, bicycles, boules, badminton in the 20 acres, fun in the games room, a singalong around the piano and marshmallows toasted on the firepit.

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Wellies lined up like soldiers

In the heart of the Surrey hills, just an hour from London, amid chickens, goats and horses, Solstice House stares solidly at the big sky. It’s a calm and contemporary venue for family celebration, practical and playful, dressed in serene neutrals brought to life with dabs of vivid colour. It’s an enchanting place, but an entertaining one, too.

Sleeping 25 with room for 9 kids in dormitories designed to entice and excite, Solstice House is big, beautiful and built for family fun. So get the gang together and don’t forget the dogs. The fun starts in the 20-acre grounds. Double-up for tennis on the all-weather court. Finish off with one-on-one basketball. Then it’s bicycles, boules and badminton.

For walkers, wellies in every size line up like soldiers. For young energy-burners, the trampoline and swings are at the ready. For chefs, two gas ovens and the six-burner hob will turn gourmet fare from Secretts of Milford into breakfasts and banquets. Fill up the fridge. For the soulful, the open fire and the full bookcase should do the trick.

Every family gathering needs a big TV and the one in the games room weighs in at 80 inches. Find it around the board games, games console and table football. Then pile into the popcorn and catch a movie on Amazon Prime, Netflix or BT. Or plan your evening around the piano or toasting marshmallows around the firepit.

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Gardens and grounds

Get your wellies on – they’re lined up here in the boot room in just about every size – and tackle the 20-acre grounds. Or lace up your tennis shoes all year round for the all-weather court. Let the kids loose on the trampoline, basketball, swing and football nets.

Energy left to burn? How about badminton, boules and bicycles (all provided)? Meet the chickens, goats and horses. Stay out for the gas barbecue and eat out on the terrace beneath the big skies. Wrap up your day wrapped up around the firepit with marshmallows.

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Living spaces

Relax amid Solstice House’s cool and contemporary spaces, designed to bring calm to a crazy world. Tasteful neutrals combine here with splashes of colour to create a zen-like dash of spa that allows you to shut off the outside, recharge, relax and reconnect with the people who matter in your life.

Pick from two living spaces. They’re grand and impressive but homely, too, dotted with throws, cushions and rugs to create a home from home. Show it off on Instagram with the Starlink Satellite WiFi, or go off-grid and simply raid the full bookcase in the study and get your head down.

Catch a match or a movie on BT, Netflix and Amazon Prime on the 60” TV in the living area, or find alternative entertainment on the whopping 80” TV in the games room. Stick around for table football, board games and the games console. Light the log fire, tinkle the piano, spread out and feel the love.

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Cooking and dining

You’ll go ga-ga for the two gas ovens and six-hob burner, but if you’d rather rest up and be waited on, we’ve chefs on hand who can do just that. Butlers, even. Just say the word. Eat around the chunky dining table in the sociable open-plan living space, or out on the terrace with steak and sausages from the gas barbecue.

Also batting on your team is a microwave, toaster, two dishwashers and a Nespresso machine. You’ve also got a fridge/freezer with ice machine in the main kitchen. Fill it with goodies from Secretts of Milford and The Wine Yard in Farnham. Grab tempting takeaways from Tastebuds, Spice Station and The Tiffin.

Pub it at The Barley Mow Tilford for whitebait or Mexican salad, at The Duke of Cambridge for pea and mint risotto or seared flat-iron steak, or The Albert Free House for Sunday roast. Or try the Hart House for maple and stout pork rack, chicken scallopini or seabass fillet.

The Donkey is an ever-popular restaurant here; share beef Wellington, prawns and smoked haddock followed by sticky toffee pudding, ginger ice cream or banoffee pie. Try Himalayan for Asian, Yiayias at the Fox for Greek, jolly good English at The Ball and Wicket, and Italian at Daniele Sicilian Restaurant.

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Bedrooms

Solstice House sleeps 16 adults and 9 children in three en-suite double bedrooms and two dorms with an additional cottage providing one double and a twin. You’ll sleep like a dream surrounded by 20 acres of rural Surrey.

On the first floor, the master bedroom offers a kingsize bed, private bathroom and walk-in dressing room, while bedroom two (Green) is also a kingsize with private bathroom. Bedroom three (Blue) is a kingsize that will take a cot and comes with private shower room, while bedroom four (Grey) is a dorm with private bathroom that sleeps eight.

Bedroom five (Yellow) is another dormitory sleeping seven with a private bathroom. In the annex, bedroom six offers a queen-size bed and private shower room. The other annex bedroom is a first-floor twin with private bathroom. This room will take a cot.

Children welcome

For kids, Solstice House is more than a home from home. That’s because, with space for 25, including 9 children, you can bring home with you. When they get here, kids will love the dormitory rooms sleeping eight and seven: it’s like a school trip without the harsh breakfast times.

Elsewhere, the fun continues in every corner, particularly the 20-acre garden, ripe for exploring equipped with wellies from the boot room provided in every conceivable size. Stay out there for the trampoline and swing, then an hour or two of doubles on the all-weather tennis court followed by a little one-on-one on the basketball court.

If you’re still feeling energetic, Solstice House serves up bicycles, boules and badminton. Keep yourself refuelled with burgers and bangers from the gas barbecue. Inside, the games room offers board games, console and table footie, and there are matches and movies to catch on the 80” TV complete with Netflix and Amazon Prime.

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What people say

What people say

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Great service from kate & tom's - they helped us organise a 50th birthday celebration. All of the arrangements went very smoothly thanks to their assistance and the house was absolutely delightful. Highly recommended! - Jane
We booked a wonderful house through kate & tom's and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Everything was seamless and in particular the advisors were knowledgeable and attentive. We hope to return in the near future! - Tim
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Build great memories

Bring your clubs for Hankley Common Golf Club, walk without the inconvenience of clubs at Bourne Woods, or enjoy a spa day at Frensham Pond Hotel. Kids can build great memories at Legoland Resort, see the lights and sights of London, Go Ape at Alice Holt or meet furry friends at Odds Farm Park.

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