Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa

Bacon Lane, Churt, Farnham, GU10 2QD

From £85.00 per person

Our customer rating: 4/5


Psst! Have you heard about Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa? It’s such a hidden gem, you might be tempted to keep this Surrey secret all to yourself! This 15th century country house nestles on the tranquil shores of Frensham Great Pond and boasts fine dining, an opulent spa and soothing waterside scenery. All this, and yet this beautiful bolthole is just a short hop and a skip from London. 

Even its location is intriguing, particularly when you hear that there’s a sandy beach for romantic walks nearby. A sandy beach? In the Surrey Hills? Well, although it may look like a natural lake, Frensham Great Pond was actually dug out in the 13th century as a fishpond for the Bishop of Winchester. Today you can go wild-swimming in its shallow, spring-fed waters all year round, or just soak up the sun on the beach. 

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Frensham Great Pond and Common are a nature lovers’ paradise and the hotel puts you right in the middle of it all. Explore the history and heritage of the charming town of Farnham. Superb retail therapy can be found in nearby Guildford. Bird World is a must-see, while the South Downs National Park and the world-famous Farnborough International Air Show are both within easy reach.

Overnight stays are always special at the Frensham Pond Hotel, where 53 individually-designed bedrooms await. The gorgeous spa is perfect for relaxation and there’s a 24-hour gym for those looking to push themselves. And when you’re in the mood for elegant dining, the celebrated Watermark Restaurant offers locally-sourced dishes along with gorgeous views that will tempt you to linger for longer.

Popular Facilities

  • Hydrotherapy vitality and wellness pool with energising bubble loungers and water cannon
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Heated loungers
  • Relaxation room
  • Fitness suite
  • Indigo Bar and Lounge
  • Watermark Restaurant


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Early Bird Half Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, 25 minutes
  • Complimentary juice, tea or coffee and morning pastry on arrival
  • £5 voucher off Elemis skincare products purchased on the day
  • Arrive at 11am - Depart by 1.30pm
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From £85.00 per person

Weekend Late Riser Half Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, 25 minutes
  • Complimentary juice, tea or coffee and pastry on arrival
  • Arrive at 12pm - Depart by 2.30pm
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From £95.00 per person

Afternoon Tea Spa Experience

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • Afternoon tea served between 3pm - 5pm
  • Arrive from 2pm - Depart by 5pm
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From £119.00 per person

1 Night Relaxing Spa Break

  • 1 treatment, 50 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Cream tea
  • Full English breakfast
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities from check-in
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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From £182.50 per person

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Towel and robes providedNo
Lockers availableYes
Length of pool7m
No. of treatment rooms5
Dual treatment roomsYes
Max no. in group16
Product houseElemis and Jessica
Dress for lunchNo
Minimum age16
Local attractionsFrensham Little Pond, Frensham Great Pond, Frensham Sailing Club, Historic Farnham, Guildford, Farnham Castle and Bourne Woods
No. of bedrooms53
Check-in time15:00
Use facilities before check in timeYes
Dress codeSmart/casual
Hotel Accessible accessYes
Car parkingComplimentary
Pets welcomeNo


  • Hydrotherapy vitality and wellness pool with energising bubble loungers and water cannon
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Heated loungers
  • Relaxation room
  • Fitness suite
  • Indigo Bar and Lounge
  • Watermark Restaurant

The Spa & Wellness at Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa

Want to feel like you’ve escaped the world for a while? The waterside boutique spa at Frensham Pond Hotel will really float your boat. With an incredible location on the edge of Frensham Great Pond, its mix of opulent treatments, sleek interiors and soothing scenery will help you gently drift away, for hours and hours of sheer bliss.

Tiptoe away from the 15th-century country house down to this swish and contemporary temple of tranquility. Hit the vitality pool with its energising bubble loungers and thalasso jet, then try out the thermal experience area, with its steam room, sauna and heated loungers looking out onto the pond. Prefer not to mingle? There’s also a ladies-only sauna and steam room in the dedicated changing rooms.

A haven for wildlife, the picturesque views from the spa add to its sense of peace and calm. But for the ultimate in rejuvenation, make sure you take time for a treatment. In five beautifully appointed rooms, therapists offer tailor-made treatments from British skincare brand Elemis, before inviting you to take it easy in the deep relaxation space.

The Gym & Fitness at Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa

Thought an indulgent spa trip meant having to leave your fitness goals at home? Not here! Better pack your trainers and activewear because the gym at Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa is open 24 hours a day. Midnight treadmill session, anyone?

Small but perfectly formed, hotel residents have access to everything they need to create the perfect routine. Work your core on the gym balls, stretch out on the mats, then tone up with the 20kg dumbbells set. Cardio fans will love the cross trainer, or just work up a sweat on one of the treadmills. 

Prefer to exercise outside? The hotel has its own jogging trail, along with an outdoor floorwork area for a spot of al fresco yoga. 

Beyond the hotel lie several intriguing ways to get your heart pumping. This is a very popular area for hiking, running, and walking, with beautiful trails that are open year-round. Try the 8km circular route that takes you around both Frensham Great and Little Ponds. Moderately challenging, it takes an average of two hours to complete - a great way to work up an appetite for your afternoon tea.

Water baby? If you’ve always fancied trying wild swimming, this could be your chance. The hotel is right on the water’s edge of Frensham Great Pond with two designated bathing areas that are inviting in the summer, but even more magical in the winter (no, really!) You might even find yourself swimming alongside moorhens, mallards and greylag geese.

Restaurants & Food at Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa

Like a spa that pampers your insides, as well as buffing up your outsides? Step right this way. The food on offer at Frensham Pond Hotel is every bit as delicious as the treatments - and just as dazzling as its waterfront views.

Watermark Restaurant 

A feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds, the brasserie-style Watermark Restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the pretty pond. And, should all the wildlife surrounding you make you feel a little uneasy about tucking into all the delicious steaks from chargrill, they’ve thought of that too. The restaurant only uses local suppliers who promote animal welfare. 

Enjoy attractively presented, tasty dishes such as Thai fishcakes, crispy pork and fish and chips, or enjoy some local cheeses instead of a dessert. Go for a cocktail as an aperitif, then pick something from the extensive wine as you enjoy these elegant yet luxuriously comfortable surroundings.

Indigo Bar and Lounge

For a pre-pamper cappuccino (or a post-pamper Prosecco), head to the Indigo Bar and Lounge. Curl up in a cosy nook next to a roaring log fire, then choose a light bite (or something more substantial) from the tempting bar menu - it’s so snug you may just want to settle in for the night, 

Spa Location

Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa

Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa

Bacon Lane
GU10 2QD
01252 795 161

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: There are two nearby train stations: Farnham is five miles away and Bentley is six miles away. Slightly further away, but offering a greater choice of connections, Guildford is 15 miles from the hotel.

By bus: The number 19 bus routes will take you from Farnham to a stop that’s an 11-minute walk from the hotel.

By car: Junction 4 of the M3 is 14 miles away. Junction 10 of the M25 is 23 miles away. The postcode for your satnav is GU10 2QD.

Parking: There is free parking on-site with 120 spaces and four reserved for disabled parking. Electric charging is also available.


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Amazing spa and afternoon tea experience
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

I had a lovely experience at the spa. The ambience was so relaxing and I was impressed with the range of facilities. Plenty of locker space in the changing rooms, a nice pool/Jacuzzi, seating areas, sauna and steam room, and great relaxation rooms. I was lucky enough to arrive when it was less busy and use the facilities in true peace. Jyotsna was so lovely, welcoming and helpful. She made me a nice cup of tea and provided a deeply relaxing full-body massage and facial. Thank you so much! I also had afternoon tea, which was yummy and super filling. I’ll definitely return again.

Sarah Oshun-Williams, London

Spa afternoon tea
  • 4 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

Lovely afternoon full body massage and use of the spa facilities.

Gill Bannon, Farnham

Quiet and relaxing.
  • 4 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

I met a friend here for an early bird experience. It was blissful, the spa was so quiet with only two other people there. It meant we got to use the facilities and had places to sit. Welcome coffee and pastry was a nice touch. We both had a mini facial which was lovely, wonderful products used. Helpful and friendly staff. We would definitely recommend.

Ruth Jones, Wiltshire

Good - tad expensive.
  • 4 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

The massage was great, they were very friendly and welcoming. We followed the massage with an afternoon tea, which due to circumstances we were not able to shower before tea. Of course no fault of theirs but not the most comfortable having to get dressed for lunch with massage oil still on. The afternoon tea was nice but a little odd. We were placed in the bar as the lights were being changed in the main restaurant, but we were the only ones in there - very strange atmosphere being so empty. However the manager seemed to be running around like he was extremely busy; he seemed distracted from giving us attention of service. When the afternoon tea was placed down he rushed off without explaining what we had in front of us. Nonetheless it was nice food.Understandably odd times for all, but considering other venues have deals running & are all fully booked up, this venue seemed a little overpriced all in all for the atmosphere and quality of service for afternoon tea, despite lovely spa.

I K, London

Tucked away, relaxing and very beautiful
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

I’ve been to the Frensham Pond Hotel a few times now and I think I’ll keep coming back for many years to come. There’s something about the peace and quiet, the relaxed atmosphere and the friendly people that I really love. The spa is my idea of the perfect retreat, while the restaurant always seems to have something special on the menu. It’s a hotel that’s big enough to have all the amenities yet small enough to still feel like a sanctuary. If you’re looking for somewhere to get away from it all, I’d definitely recommend it.

Haley Graham, London

Peaceful stay
5 / 5

My husband surprised me with a stay at this lovely hotel on my return from Australia. The hotel was lovely and clean and welcoming, as were the staff. We stayed in one of the garden rooms which...... Read more

Lovely hotel in beautiful location
4 / 5

Exceptionally clean, free parking. All areas were immaculate. Buffet lunch provided was plentiful and freshly made. Beautiful views and outside seating on sunny days. Staff were polite and...... Read more

5 / 5

We visited this hotel as my son‘s wedding venue was nearby. It was spotless, efficient, good room size with air-conditioning and great food. The special mention goes to the staff who looked after my...... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa do afternoon tea?

How do you make a luxurious spa break to Frensham Pond even more fabulous? By treating yourself to one of their decadent afternoon teas, paired with a glass of something blond and bubbly. Featuring dinky delicacies, elegant finger sandwiches and lashings of cream, jam and scones, you’ll eat in the spa if it’s part of your package. Be careful not to drop crumbs in your robe!

Does the Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa have a swimming pool?

Alongside the sauna and steam room there is a stunning 7m vitality pool, but it’s more for lounging than laps. Featuring energising bubble loungers and thalasso jets, prepare to unwind with hydrotherapy at its finest. 

If you fancy a bit of wild swimming, you could take a dip in Frensham Great Pond itself. Very popular in the summer months, it has two designated areas for bathing along with a sandy beach. 

Does Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa have accommodation?

Yes it does. In fact there are 53 bedrooms at Frensham Pond Hotel, so a spa sleepover will always be a temptation. And, while they’re all sympathetically decorated to mirror the beautiful area of outstanding natural beauty beyond (think earthy browns and sunset oranges) they’re so bursting with charm that no two are the same. 

When staying at the hotel for a spa break, you have options of a classic double room for you and a partner, a classic twin room for you, or you could push the boat out on a superior room or suite named after trees found around the Pond. The best room in the house has to be the sumptuous Willow Suite. It boasts panoramic views over Frensham Great Pond from your private balcony and your own Jacuzzi bath.

What are the check-in and check-out times for overnight stays?

You can check in to Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa anytime from 3pm, while check-out time is at 11am.

Where is Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa located?

You’ll find Frensham Pond Hotel on Surrey/Hampshire border, on the edge of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, overlooking Frensham Great Pond. The handsome market town of Farnham is just five miles away or head down the Wey Valley to learn more about its famous former resident, Jane Austen.

Is Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa family friendly?

Yes it is! Although the spa is adults-only, the hotel welcomes children of all ages. Classic double rooms can sleep an extra child (aged up to 12 years) on a single sofa bed. 

There’s plenty for little wildlife fans to see and do here, too. Birdworld is just four miles away, while Frensham Great Pond and Common is a wildlife haven in its own right, with over 50 different winged species to spot. So watch the swans and ducks (and their babies) or just take a bucket and space and hit the beach on sunny days.

Is Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa accessible?

Yes it is. Although there’s no lift, there’s one accessible room with a well-equipped wet room and plenty of turning space available on the ground floor, plus 27 further ground-floor rooms. You’ll also find four disabled parking spaces.

Is Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa pet friendly?

Sorry! While guide dogs are welcome, Frensham Pond Hotel doesn’t welcome any other pets, but that doesn’t mean they’ll have to miss out. The hotel has joined forces with the family-run Frensham Pond Kennels, just a two-minute ‘walkies’ away from its front door. You can hand your furry friend over to its loving experts for an adventure of their own, while you enjoy your spa break! 

Does Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa have a golf course?

Love to tee off after your treatment? While there isn’t a golf course at Frensham Pond Hotel, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get into the swing of things. With first-rate courses right on its doorstep, golfers are spoiled for choice/

Just two miles away, Hindhead Golf Course (founded in 1904 by Sherlock Holmes’ author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) combines a glorious natural setting with some tricky challenges. Perfect for experienced golfers with an official handicap, it ranks amongst the best of Britain's heathland courses. Or try Hankley Common Golf Club. Just four miles away, it’s claimed to have one of the best inland layouts in the country.