Info for House Bookings

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.

Water and waste

  • All onsite water is drinkable, but outside taps should be run through before using for drinking water.
  • Water and sewage drains into a septic tank.  Environmentally friendly cleaning products are available in the cupboard in the store room. Please do not use bleach as it affects the chemistry of the septic tank.
  • Black bins and green recycling bins are collected on alternate Fridays and food waste is collected every Wednesday.

Dogs are not normally allowed on site - in exceptional circumstances permission may be obtained beforehand, please contact us to discuss your situation.

    General info

    • We try to ensure that all visitors are welcomed on arrival.  If we cannot arrange for you to be seen in we will make arrangements directly with you about getting in.
    • Hot water and underfloor heating is provided by an air-source heat pump at the back of the building. Please do not try to adjust any of the controls.
    • Keys to the building are stored in the key box in the store room.  They include keys to the outside toilets and to the sheds.
    • The door to the storage area should be kept locked.  If there are campers on the site the camp leader will also have a key to the external door of the storage area to access the fridge / freezer.
    • Two notice boards are provided for your use.  Please do not use blutac or sellotape on the walls.
    • Please do not allow the Rainbows/Brownies/Guides/Children of Leaders to play on the bunks.
    • Should you need it, there is a ramp located in the hallway
    • We recommend that all unit or personal electrical equipment be PAT tested before use on site.  Please make sure mobile phone chargers are not left unattended or on overnight.

    Fire and Security

    The fire assembly point is by the tree across the grass at the front of the building. There is a fire assembly sign – please locate it on arrival.

    If there is a fire; raise the alarm; evacuate immediately, call the fire brigade, alert any other users on site and call the Booking Secretary (once it is safe to do so).

    • If there is a fire on the campsite, you will need to also meet at your allocated assembly point so that all on-site can be accounted for.
    • 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.
    • Fire extinguishers are by the kitchen door and a fire blanket is in the kitchen. Make sure that all adults know how to use the various fire appliances and where they are situated.
    • There are fire exits to each dormitory and to the leaders’ rooms.  For your security these should not be used as routine exit and entry doors.  If you do open one, please check the door is properly shut again.
    • There is a fire control box in the entrance lobby.  If an alarm sounds this shows you which alarm has been triggered (2 for kitchen otherwise 1).  In case of false alarm instructions to reset the system are in the fire box by the main door.

    This is a no smoking site and smoking is prohibited both inside and outside.

    Equipment

    Faurefold is well equipped; a full equipment list can be downloaded here. Please let us know of anything is missing or broken.

    You will need to bring:

    • Tea towels, washing up liquid and cleaning materials (we provide floor cleaner and toilet cleaner which is in the locked cupboard in the store room), plus pot holders, bin bags etc.
    • Every bed is equipped with a waterproof mattress. You will need pillows and sleeping bags, plus we suggest each girl bring a fitted sheet. Each bed is supplied with a storage box for individual belongings.
    • Indoor shoes (Outdoor shoes to be left in the lobby where there are coat hooks and shoeracks).

    Risk Logs

    Holiday House Risk Assessment

    Woodland Environment Risk Assessment

     Floor plan

    On departure

    Please leave Faurefold clean and tidy.  

    We know that packing up is a busy time and have compiled a checklist to help you. This can be downloaded and is also displayed on the information board near the entrance for reference.

    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  ‘it was like this when we came’ is not a reason not to leave the house and site as you would like to find them.  Incoming Leaders do appreciate a clean house and campsite.

    Feedback

    Your Feedback is important to us. Please take a few minutes to fill in our feedback, comments and suggestions survey; so we can work to make your stay even better in future.

      Help keep Faurefold safe!

      Breakages and damage should be reported to the person seeing you out and whilst you may be charged, it is not our usual practice, we just would like to know what needs fixing and ensure the property remains well-equipped and safe for everyone.

      Accidents

      Please also use this form to 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.

        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

        Nearest Public Access Defibrillator The Bakery, Guildford Road, Westcott

        Rubbish Disposal

        • Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is responsible for waste and recycling collection.
        • Rubbish bins are located in the wooden sheds/crates, just inside the main gate.  Please ensure rubbish is securely stored within these and not stacked behind or on top, as rubbish attracts scavenging wild animals - especially foxes. MVDC collect directly from here and rubbish does not need to be "put out".

        Rubbish should be sorted into recyclable, food and other:

        • Recyclable rubbish should be loose in the bin – not bagged. Please clean and compact (e.g. flatten tins).
        • General rubbish needs to be bagged (or the bin men won't collect it).
        • All food rubbish should be bagged before being put in the bins by the gate (no black bags).
        • If there is insufficient room in the bin for the lid to fit securely, please arrange for someone to take the extra bag home.  Remember that the group following you will need somewhere to put their rubbish.

        For more information on what can and can't be recycled in Mole Valley visit molevalley_2022_serviceguide_web.pdf  Thank-you!