Location

The address is Faurefold, Lince Lane, Westcott, RH4 3LX

 

Boundaries and security

  • Faurefold property covers over 11 acres, this includes the woods at the back of the house as well as the area in front and the campsite. There is a 6 ft chain link fence surrounding the property.
  • The site gates open outwards and should be secured back with the wire hooks – remember to close the gates once everyone has arrived.
  • A padlock is available should you wish to padlock the gate, if leaving the site unattended
  • Please do not allow anyone to climb the boundary fence or swing on the gate.

Car Park 

  • The Car Park is on the left just inside the gate.  Please do not let anyone park on the grass.
  • Due to the narrow lane and entrance there is no access for coaches.
  • The car park is not large, please consider the number of cars arriving and departing and encourage lift sharing where appropriate.
  • Disabled parking and Leaders parking is available by the kitchen door of the house. House users are asked to be considerate if this space is needed by someone using the campsite.
  • The car park should generally be kept out of bounds for young people during your stay.
  • Reverse Parking is recommended, particularly in the parking spaces adjacent to the house.

    GENERAL INFORMATION FOR CAMPING

    The maximum number for camping is 50 people, including leaders.

    • An open marquee is available for use by campers and for outdoor sessions in the summer months
    • Equipment is stored in the striped shed, beside the campsite. A list is provided – download it here.
    • There must not be any turfing. Metal crates and metal sheets must be used when lighting fires elsewhere in the grounds, these are kept in the brown camp shed, beside the Log shed and nest to the altar base
    • Dead wood may be gathered from anywhere in the grounds.   DO NOT cut live wood.
    • There are two toilet blocks at the rear of the building.  If there are people in the building please keep noise near the building to a minimum in the evenings.
    • The toilets should be accessed via the steps to respect the privacy of house users
    • Water – The outside taps have detachable ‘heads’ which are with the keys in the building.  Please run off 4 buckets of water before first use.
    • A large fridge/freezer is available in the storeroom, accessible from the side of the house
    • Mobile ‘phones may be charged in the storeroom
    • No food should be disposed of in the woods.  Please use the bins by the gate. 
    • Burn rubbish that is safe to do so (ie not plastic). Use grease traps to strain liquids before burning the residue.

    Trolleys are available for trolleys are for the movement of bulky items or wood to the campsites. They can be found by the green sheds and should be immediately returned after use. They should not be ridden on at any time.

    Fire and Security

    • We suggest you allocate an adult to be responsible for Fire Safety for the duration of your visit
    • It is advisable to arrange a fire practice as soon after arrival as possible, so that everyone (including children) knows what to do in an emergency both by day and by night.
    Assembly points
    • The fire assembly point for campers is the flagpole – if there is more than one group camping, please make sure that you assemble as separate groups.
    • The fire assembly point for those undertaking evening activities but not camping is the bug house.
    • If there is a fire in the main house, you will need to also meet at your allocated  assembly point so that all on-site can be accounted for.
    Who to notify
    • If there is a fire on the campsite you should, call the fire brigade, alert any other users on site, including those in the house and tell the Booking Secretary (once it is safe to do so).
    • If there is a fire inside the House and it is unoccupied then you will need to take over responsibility for notifying the fire brigade etc, if it is occupied then the person inside should do so
    Stay Safe
    • Please do not remove turf for fires but use the designated sites (concrete altar base or the campfire circle) bricks and grids are available for use.
    • Metal water buckets are supplied for you to use at the campfire and for any cooking fires, please ensure that you use the appropriate number dependent on the size of the fire and the numbers of people attending. These can be found in the Stripy Shed if not already by the campfire circle.
    • Hot ashes must be left to cool and before being moved to the ash heap behind the log store or behind the altar fire.
    Using Gas
    • If utilising gas for cooking these should be stored appropriately and not operated within a confined space.
    • Keep gas well away from tent or shelter walls
    • Gas cylinders should always be left outside

     

    OTHER GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL USERS

    • Water and sewage drains into a septic tank.  Please only use the environmentally friendly cleaning products that are in the cupboard in the store room.
    • There are lovely walks nearby.  If you go down the lane to the stream past the private house, please ask the girls to be quiet when passing – they are our neighbours and we want to keep on good terms with them.
    • Dogs are not normally allowed on site but in exceptional circumstances it may be possible but permission beforehand must be obtained.
    • Please collect up any material in the woods marking trails or games.  Please also dismantle dens that you make.

    Disposal of Rubbish

    • Rubbish should be sorted into recyclable, food and other.  Please flatten tins before put in the bins.  Recyclable rubbish should be loose in the bin – not bagged.
    • Bin men will not collect general rubbish unless it is bagged.  All food rubbish must be double bagged before being put in the bins by the gate.  Sacks must not be left outside the bins as they will be destroyed by the foxes. If there is insufficient room in the bin for the lid to fit securely, please arrange for someone to take the extra bag home.  Please remember that the group following you will need somewhere to put their rubbish

    Damage

    • All damage and breakages must be reported and may be charged. Please do not allow the Rainbows/Brownies/Guides/Children of Leaders to play on the bunks.

    Accidents

    • Please let us know about any major accidents that you report to Guiding Headquarters on an Accident Form. We may need to change something as a result.

    Souvenirs

    • We do have some delightful Faurefold bears for sale and other items such as mugs and pencils.  Please ask the Treasurer, Roo for details.  Email hjharmer@aol.com

    Activities

    • The Nature Trail starts from the rear of the car park.  Fairy doors are in the woods behind the building. Geocaching is available on request.  Orienteering instructions are on the bookshelf.

    FINALLY

    Please leave Faurefold clean on departure as you would like to find it.  If any area is unsatisfactory the Leader in charge will be asked to stay (or return) and clean up.  We inspect after each letting and do not accept ‘it was like this when we came’ as an excuse.  Incoming Leaders do appreciate a clean house or camp site.

    The building is new and though we have tried, we probably have not thought of everything. We are always happy to be given suggestions on the building and about other equipment. Please write comments in the Comments Book in the building.

    Have a good holiday!

    Transport

    Several bus services pass the site linking with Guildford, Dorking and other local towns. Details can be found on the Surrey County Council website.

    Dorking has three railway stations, Dorking (Waterloo/Victoria-Horsham lines), and Dorking West and Dorking Deepdene (Reading - Redhill & Gatwick line). These provide services to London, Guildford and south to Horsham.

    Supermarkets & Stores

    Major supermarkets can be found in Dorking: Sainsbury's; Waitrose; Lidl and Marks & Spencer

    There are local convenience stores, within easy walking distance, in Westcott.

    Public Telephone

    The nearest Public Telephone is located on The Burrell, Westcott RH4 3PQ

    Hospitals and Doctors

    Epsom General Dorking Road, Epsom KT18 7EG (approx 10 miles)- 01372 735735

    East Surrey Three Arch Road, Earlswood, Redhill RH1 5RH (approx 11 miles)- 01737 768511

    Royal Surrey Egerton Road, Guildford GU2 7XX (approx 9 miles)- 01483 571122

    Doctor Out of hours service - 111

    Bookings

    To Book the Campsite