Home away from home...
In 1973 Guy and Rosemary Pearse took over ownership of Brompton. Since then they have lovingly refurbished this Edwardian house in keeping with the age whilst maintaining the modern facilities one is accustomed to in the 21st century.
What makes Brompton unique?
Crossland Road is one of Redhill's prime residential streets - the Mayfair of the town- yet it's close proximity to the town centre and the railway station is surprising! As a base, Redhill is almost perfectly situated for visiting the south-east England with close access to the M25 and M23 as well as London, Gatwirck Airport, Brighton and Guildford by train.
As a small independant guesthouse we are pleased to cater for the things the larger hotels seem to miss- such as having parking and a smoking area right by your room. We have found many walkers appreciate being able to leave footwear by the front door. Cyclists benefit from being able to keep their bikes on site and we're even happy to accomodate your dog!
Gatwick airport is a direct train stop away. Door-to-door, 15 minutes is all that separates the comfort of the Brompton breakfast room from the hussle-and-bussle of the South terminal concourse.
Redhill is located on the crossroads of the M25 and the M23, alongside their junior A-road counterparts. These highways quite literally link up all four points of the compass. So that's Guildford, Dorking, Reigate, Oxted and Sevenoaks served on one axis, and London, Thornton Heath, Croydon, Purley, Gatwick, Crawley and Brighton on the other.. so getting around has never been easier!
One even has the option of Redhill's very own aerodrome which runs scheduled helicopter journeys to London Battersea and chartered flights across the Southeast and beyond.
Yet despite the entrances and getaways Brompton stands resolute within the protected greenbelt area of the North Downs. National Trust properties pepper the picturesque landscape. Some of the nation's oldest treasures can be discovered in this pocket of England, including the oldest village in the country: Abinger. The North Down's Way runs laterally along the Surrey Hills and the original Pilgrimmage of them all, The Pilgrim's Way from Winchester to Canterbury, passes through neighbouring Reigate. There are fields and forests, ruins and rivers, castles and golf courses. The Orient Express comes through here, the Veteran London to Brighton Car run (aka the Old Crocks race!) passes through as well as the London to Brighton Bike Race.
..not bad for 25 minutes out of London!
A bustling railway town, Redhill is once again growing and boasts a plethora of businesses, offices and retail outlets. It is a desirable base for modern companies partly down to the unique location.
Many progresive companies such as AXA, Global Partners and Black & Veatch have set up camp in recent years.
The centre boasts the famous Harlequin theatre/cinema, the Donyngs recreational facility and the Belfry Shopping Centre.
Redhil & Reigate- a tale of twin towns..
Redhill and Reigate are the quintessential symbiotic towns. Nearby Reigate has a colourful and powerful place in history and is clearly placed in the Domesday book of 1086.
Reigate has a plethora of pretty boutique shops, restaurants and places of interest including the remains of a castle, quiet caves and the historic Priory Park- a retreat with a swan lake, woods, large children's playground and skate park.
Reigate Hill boasts vantage points with excusite views of the south Downs. From here walkers and cyclists can follow the North Downs Way along the Surrey Hills.