Scandiwegians @ Home

Why not visit the Scandiwegians @ Home?

We have an absolutely wonderful room available to rent in the Scandiwegians Gingerbread Cottage in the pretty, historic town of Reigate, Surrey which is just south of London (Postcode: RH2 0ND)


  • Stunning large en-suite room in a beautiful old house.

  • Simple Danish style breakfast included.

  • Plenty of free street parking in a quiet, leafy residential area.

  • Walking distance to the centre of the small towns of Reigate & Redhill.

  • Two great, cosy pubs within 10 minutes walk, both serving food and with large outdoors areas: The Roedeer and The Hatch.

  • Ideally located for Gatwick Airport, Central London and of course the beautiful Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is very popular for cycling, particularly since the 2012 Olympics.

Discounted rates for stays of 3+ nights

Please contact to check availability.

The Room

  • Large, spacious (15sqm) light & airy room with a kingsize bed (max occupancy: 2 adults)
  • Stylish and luxurious en-suite shower room with excellent walk-in Hans Grohe shower, double vanity sinks and underfloor heating.
  • Tea/coffee making facilities in the room.
  • Modern Scandinavian interior design including oak flooring, exposed beams and a vaulted ceiling.
  • Basic Danish style breakfast of tea, coffee, orange juice and cereal included in the price.
  • Enjoy luxurious details like towels from The White Company (including huge bath sheets), face cloths hand-knitted by my mother in Denmark, high thread count 100% cotton bedding, and accessories from top Danish brands like Rosendahl.

The House

  • Beautiful detached 1860s Gatekeeper's Lodge recently extended and completely refurbished.
  • Architect-designed in a traditional style of Surrey including clay hung tiles and arts & crafts features.
  • Use of kettle, microwave, range cooker, fridge, cutlery and crockery plus bbq.
  • Free street parking easily available.
  • Has a private garden with outdoor seating and a barbecue.

The Location

  • Quiet but convenient location on a leafy residential road nestled between the towns of Reigate and Redhill (easy walking distance to both).
  • In an attractive conservation area with many 18th and 19th century buildings and known for its common (green open space) and windmill.
  • 5 minutes by car from Junction 8 of the M25
  • 20-30 minutes by car from Gatwick Airport.
  • Pre-booked taxis to/from Gatwick cost around £20 (may cost more if you need a larger vehicle for multiple passengers and luggage).
  • 5 minutes walk to the excellent local pub, The Roe Deer which serves wood-fired pizza and has a huge selection of gins! It is cosy inside and has a large outdoor area. It has become a bit of a destination pub so may be quite busy on Friday and Saturday evenings.
  • 10 minutes walk to 2 further pubs, which both serve food, The Hatch which serves delicious wood-fired pizzas from Monte Forte, and the Red Lion that serves very good Thai.
  • 10 minutes walk to Donyngs Leisure Centre which has a swimming pool and full leisure facilities available on a 'pay & play' (no contract) basis.
  • 10 minutes walk to local shops including a convenience store, post office, florist and a good fish and chips shop although the best in town is probably Sea Salt.
  • 15 minutes walk to Reigate Railway Station, our local cafe Beryl & Pegs (recommended) is opposite, and c20 minutes to Redhill Station*. A single train ticket between Gatwick and Redhill/Reigate is around £5.
  • Approx 20 minutes walk to the town centres of Reigate and Redhill (opposite directions).

* There is pleasant walking route to Redhill Station along the Redhill-Reigate cycle route that is not shown on google maps. Corinna used to walk this daily and it took a brisk 15 minutes.

    Transport Links

    Reigate Town Centre - 20 minutes walk away

    • Explore historic Reigate including the Castle ruins and Priory Park.
    • A range of small independent and chain shops including Marks & Spencer Food Hall, Morrisons supermarket, a Post Office, and various clothes shops.
    • A large range of independent and chain cafes and coffee shops including Flint House, Chalk Hills, Starbucks, Caffe Nero, Costa Coffee, Pret, and Canakin (recommended for patisserie style cakes and coffee).
    • A range of independent and chain restaurants including Wagamamas, Nandos, Monte Forte Pizza (recommended), River Kwai and Giggling Squid (both Thai), New Gurkha Kitchen (Nepalese/Indian) and Bills.
    • Several pubs, wine bars and the independent Pilgrim Brewery where you can try their locally brewed beers in the Tap Room (recommended). Pilgrim now also run The Hatch pub which is a 10 minute walk from our house.
    • The excellent boutique Everyman Cinema where you can enjoy a glass of wine and a snack before or during your film.

    Redhill Town Centre - 20 minutes walk away

    • A useful rather than pretty town.
    • Cinema, dining and leisure activities at The Light.
    • Posadero Lounge family friendky all day eating and drinking.
    • Explore Memorial Park for relaxation.
    • A large Sainsbury's supermarket.
    • A range of independent and chain shops.
    • Sai's Kitchen @ The Junction Pub is recommended for Burmese/Thai food.
    • At the back of the train station is the Home Cottage pub. It's an attractive Young's pub with a restaurant and extensive outdoor areas.

     Further Afield