Surrey is a county in southeastern England, known for its rich history, stunning natural beauty, and vibrant communities.
Here are some interesting facts about Surrey:
Did you know, Surrey is the most wooded county in England, with over 22% of its land covered by woodland. (– Ed Note.When I was at Plumpton Agricultural college in the early eighties, we were told Sussex was the most wooded county. That means Surrey has upped its game or Sussex has lost some of its tree covered areas. Let's hope its the former)
The world-famous author Lewis Carroll (real name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), who wrote "Alice in Wonderland," spent most of his life in Surrey.
The famous British singer and songwriter Adele was born in Tottenham but raised in West Norwood, Surrey.
Surrey is home to one of the oldest and largest vineyards in England, the Denbies Wine Estate, which produces award-winning English wines. Excellent to drink the wine but also mountain bike around the estate.
The world-renowned physicist and mathematician Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford but grew up in St Albans and later lived in Surrey.
Surrey has over 80 golf courses, making it one of the most popular golfing destinations in the UK.
Guildford Cathedral, located in Guildford, Surrey, is the only cathedral in England to be built in the 20th century – Ed Note. I went there as a 10 year old back in c.1971 with school. We did some brass rubbings !
Surrey is home to some of the UK's most famous racecourses, including Epsom Downs and Sandown Park.
The Surrey Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, covers over 160 square kilometres and includes the highest point in southeast England, Leith Hill – Ed Note. Again, fabulous mountain biking in the area. Had many a good day hurtling down "Barry Knows Best" and "Yogurt Pots" !
The Surrey Iron Railway, which opened in 1803, was the world's first public railway, running between Wandsworth and Croydon.
Overall, Surrey is a fascinating county with a rich history and many interesting facts and landmarks.
Surrey is a beautiful county with many attractions, including the Surrey Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and numerous historic sites, such as Hampton Court Palace and Guildford Castle. A log cabin in Surrey can be an ideal base from which to explore the area, offering a peaceful and relaxing retreat after a day of sightseeing or outdoor activities.
If you find yourself with time on your hands whilst in Surrey, here is a list of potential popular sites you could visit :
Hampton Court Palace - A historic royal palace with stunning gardens, famous for being the home of King Henry VIII.
Box Hill - A scenic viewpoint and National Trust site with breathtaking views of the Surrey countryside – Ed Note. And if you're a motorcycle fan, then visit on a Sunday. At the foot of Box Hill, the car park becomes a go to place for local enthusiasts to gather. you can see the very latest Kawasaki Supercharged H2 through to the best of vintage machicnes. Then when you're ready to get refreshed, visit Rykas to enjoy a fine cup of tea !
Brooklands Museum - A fascinating museum dedicated to aviation and motor sport history, located on the site of the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit.
RHS Garden Wisley - A stunning botanical garden with diverse plant collections, perfect for a peaceful day out.
Watts Gallery - A unique art museum that showcases the works of the Victorian artist George Frederic Watts.
Guildford Cathedral - A modernist cathedral with stunning stained-glass windows, offering panoramic views of the Surrey Hills.
Loseley Park - A beautiful Tudor manor house and gardens, perfect for a family day out.
The Lightbox - A modern museum and gallery in Woking, featuring a diverse range of exhibitions and events.
Painshill Park - A picturesque 18th-century landscape garden, with follies, waterfalls and rare trees.
Godalming Museum - A small but fascinating museum that showcases the history of Godalming and the surrounding area.
The Beautiful Surrey Hills
Box Hill Motorcycle Enthusiasts
Are there any famous log cabins in Surrey ?
We are not aware of any famous log cabins in Surrey, as log cabins are not a traditional architectural style in this part of England. However, there are some traditional timber-framed buildings in the county that may be of interest. Here are a few examples:
The Abinger Hammer Mill - A restored 18th-century watermill in Abinger Hammer, featuring timber-framed buildings and picturesque gardens – Ed Note. As a family we visited our very good friends on Peasemarsh Farm, Gillingham, Dorset every Whitsun. Before the M25 was built we would track through Dorking and out to the Hogs Back (A31) occasionally stopping at the Little Chef where they had a monkey in a cage (how bizarre!) Anyway back to Abinger on the A25, approaching this lovely village, passing the watercress beds, in anticipation of seeing the bell being struck by the puppet (see pic below) to announce the coming of the next hour. Not sure we ever saw it happen !
The Tudor Antiques Centre - A 16th-century timber-framed building in Dorking, which houses a collection of antiques and curiosities.
The Old Kings Head - A historic pub in Brockham, dating back to the 16th century and featuring a thatched roof and exposed timber beams.
The Watts Gallery - The Watts Gallery in Compton, near Guildford, is housed in a restored 19th-century chapel featuring exposed timber beams and a vaulted ceiling.
The Abinger Hammer Bell
While these buildings are not log cabins per se, they showcase the traditional use of timber in Surrey's architecture and offer a glimpse into the county's rich history and heritage.
We have a good number of existing customers where we have delivered cabins to Surrey who have bought and installed Log Cabins from Garden Adventure. Not famous yet, but in time they could be !
Here is a small selection of their feedback :
Anonymous - Romford, United Kingdom - Greater London
Excellent service, Martin was available to answer questions and help whenever needed, quite a feat during the recent problems of supply. The cabin is very good quality and reasonably easy to put together. Just one small caveat; the instructions could be better, they're generic and don't really cover the small differences in the various cabins. Also, it would be better if the instructions were at the top of the pack, instead of in the middle, that would allow a bit of reading before opening the whole pack. Having said that, I'm very pleased with the cabin and would highly recommend Garden Adventures if you are considering buying a cabin.
MS - Islington, United Kingdom - Greater London
After a bit of a wait due to European timber shortage our kit arrived , well packed and covered for any foul weather, checked contents of delivery were complete and in good condition which they were, lovely looking/colour timber, some reviews reported trouble with instructions ..we had none , read thoroughly beforehand and it's self explanatory, assembly was simple once you initially squared the base, looks fantastic, very pleased, lots of spare boards which i'll make a bar with, can't speak highly enough of the quality...beautiful
PD - Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom - Greater London
Great Cabin Although the cabin was not delivered on the date originally estimated. Due to the global timber shortage. We were kept informed of the progress Cabin was easy to assemble and very good quality Very satisfied
PS - Epsom, United Kingdom - Surrey
The Meribel cabin was exactly as expected, good quality and instructions were fairly easy to follow. Martin was very helpful when ordering and accommodated my slight change in door design no problem at all. I have already recommended my neighbour to order a cabin from you.
Very good quality cabin ,instructions could be better, but very pleased with end product.Martin kept me informed on order delivery was great, no damage or missing bits.
02 Feb 2024 - ""
Delivery was efficient, all well packaged and protected from damage. Constructed by three of us in one and a half days. Everything fitted perfectly and needed gentle mallet to locate exactly. Instruction book was clear simple and explicit. Thoroughly delighted with the construction and the finish. Very pleased that Martin was able to redraw the design to our specification. Delighted with the whole thing, finish, price and service. Thanks Martin.
06 Dec 2023 - Paignton, United Kingdom
Great product. Lots of surplus parts supplied which is helpful. Quality of wood is fantastic. Cannot fault the service.
01 Nov 2023 - ""
Very good cabin, and came flat packed for us to put up. Easy instructions and went together really well. would recommend. we would use this company again, good product, good price and brilliant customer service.
31 Oct 2023 - , United Kingdom
Delivered on time with friendly driver.All components in good order and assembly went well.Good service.
17 Oct 2023 - Washington, United Kingdom
Great quality item with simple, concise instructions, easily constructed by the family. Great delivery service. However, the customer service from Garden Adventure was not great; the cabin was a month late arriving, we had to chase for information regarding this as none was forthcoming. The incorrect bearers arrived and although we received a refund we had to chase for this. Not sure I would recommend them but the cabin materials were great.
25 Sep 2023 - Slough, United Kingdom
Seamless ordering, Martin was extremely helpful with all my questions.Delivery was also fantastic with the delivery guy very helpful (it's a big delivery). Took me and elderly father in law 2 days to get it all up and built/weather tight, went together very easily with no issues. I went for the shingle roof, it still came also with felt which could be used as roof underlay. For spec I went for the superior level glazing with toughened glass, also went for the larger logs (68mm) and glad I did as feels so sturdy/insulated although am sure the 44mm would be great also. I Insulated the floor with celotex, could have done the roof but as this is a garden room rather than office etc I didn't go that far.Overall a highly recommended product, for what you get I think it's a very competitive price, much better than others I had seen that weren't so good. The only parts I bought myself were the insulation and guttering (and paint/preserve of course). I want it to last so did two coats of preserve, knotting and two of paint, also have a sealant to go on which is yet to be done. A sprayer really helped/cut down on time.Would not hesitate in recommending Martin to purchase through, helpful all through the process and very quick to respond. 5*
22 Aug 2023 - Basildon, United Kingdom
Great cabin. Excellent quality. From the initial ordering and having it customised to my specs, to screwing on the last piece of trim this has been a pleasure. Straight forward to assemble. Had everything but the roof covering done in a day on account of how well it went together. Sturdy high quality build. Could not be happier. This company have been an absolute pleasure to deal with. Top marks 👍
12 Dec 2022 - Rugeley, United Kingdom
Really pleased with our log cabin! Can't believe the quality of the wood. It took the installation team (Lee Stuart and 3 others who were recommended by Martin) 6.5 hours which was really impressive given the weather conditions on the day, and even they said how good the quality was. It is so warm inside and we didn't even have the insulation installed. Great correspondence from Martin from the start to keep us in the loop regarding production and delivery times. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks Martin!
15 Nov 2022 - Swansea, United Kingdom
Quick service and delivery - any issue with missing parts solved quickly