Cobham - Surrey Life Towns & Villages 2013
PUBLISHED: 09:50 18 September 2013 | UPDATED: 09:50 18 September 2013
With beautiful parks, a river running through and an historic mill, Cobham isn't just the glitz and glam of Chelsea FC
The special one, Jose Mourinho, recently moved back into the area as he once again took the hot seat at Chelsea Football Club. While fans of the club will be hoping for the same success as the first time round, the players can be spotted driving through from their nearby homes as the club’s state-of-the-art training ground if found at Stoke d’Abernon.
Slow down and seek inspiration at the restored Victorian kitchen garden that is The Medicine Garden. A diverse community space, visitors are attracted by the Hot House Café, the Garden Shop, Treatment Room, Art Shed, Larder farm shop and Walled Garden.
Life of a mole
Cobham Mill is a small 19th century mill situated on the banks of the River Mole and is Surrey’s only surviving working watermill. It opens from April to October on the second Sunday in each month from 2pm to 5pm. Nearby, the Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust has transformed the Riverhill site from a scrubby, unattractive and overgrown area into a tranquil oasis.
Painshill Park is an 18th century landscape garden, which suffered years of neglect before being taken over by a charitable trust in the 1980s. The Crystal Grotto reopened this summer to complete yet another piece in the magical puzzle. Watch this space for more developments or better yet pay them a visit.
Italian restaurant La Capanna (01932 862121) and its 16th century farmhouse.
In an area well stocked with pubs, The Cricketers (01932 862105) at Downside Common certainly holds its own.
The luxury four-star Woodlands Park Hotel (0845 0727581) is just down the road.
On the M25 at junction 10 with the A3 passing by. Trains to Cobham.