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Churt ~ Surrey Life towns and villages

PUBLISHED: 13:24 12 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:50 20 February 2013

Churt ~ Surrey Life towns and villages

Churt ~ Surrey Life towns and villages

Walkers in the Churt area have had plenty to keep them entertained in recent years with a number of Hollywood blockbusters filming just on the village's doorstep

Originally published in Surrey Life towns & villages August 2012

Walkers in the Churt area have had plenty to keep them entertained in recent years with a number of Hollywood blockbusters filming just on the villages doorstep

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In bloom
Tucked away down some lovely Surrey lanes, you will find the largest specialist grower of rhododendrons and azaleas in the south of England, Millais Nurseries in Churt, which can be traced back to the famous botanist and author, J G Millais.

Serious eventing
Established in 1997 in Woking, ESC events moved to Churt in 2006 and have organised events like The Millies The Sun Military awards usually hosted by William, Kate and Harry from their converted farm buildings.

Ministerial meetings
Former prime minister Lloyd George used the Pride of the Valley hotel on a regular basis while entertaining guests and moved to the area permanently in 1922 when he began fruit farming apples from his original orchards can be bought at Hyde Farm.

On the set
James Bond came to the nearby Thursley Common earlier this year for the filming of Skyfall. Daniel Craig and all were on set as helicopters swooped on a purpose-built mansion set on MOD land, which was then blown up in an explosive finale.

While youre there...

...The Sculpture Park, which opened in 2003 opposite the Pride of the Valley hotel. Visitors are guided from sculpture to sculpture by arrows depicting curated paths in a modern alternative to Charles Hamiltons Painshill Park in Cobham. Most of the 200+ works are for sale.

Eat at...
Surrey Dining Pub of the Year, The Three Horseshoes (01252 703268), can be found in the neighbouring village, Thursley.

Drink at...
The Crossways Inn (01428 714323), which is well known for its cider offering.

Stay at...
The Pride of the Valley hotel (01428 605799), which also has a good restaurant.

Move there for...
And get: An attractive four-bedroom family house tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac.

Famous neighbours?
Former prime minister David Lloyd George once called the area home.

Getting there...
On the A287 Farnham Road. The closest train stations are in Farnham and Witley.

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