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Riverdene Gardens Hotel is a beautiful Grade II listed
Victorian house set within minutes of the banks of the
River Thames between Walton and Weybridge, Surrey

 

Riverdene Gardens Hotel Conference Room

Bright and spacious conference room with French doors leading to the gardens.

Accommodates up to 8 people.

Equipment available includes:

Wireless networking, printer and photocopying facilities, fax, flip chart and projector screen, DVD, TV and VCR.

Secretarial service also available.

 

Within close proximity to Riverdene Gardens, there are many places of interest

Central London

20 miles / 32.2 km

Hampton Court

6 miles / 9.6 km

Windsor Castle

18 miles / 28.9 km

Ascot Racecourse

12 miles / 19.3 km

Sandown Park Racecourse

3 miles / 4.8 km

Epsom Racecourse

10 miles / 16.1 km

RHS Wisley Gardens

8 miles / 12.8km

Kew Gardens

12 miles / 19.3km
 

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Heathrow Airport 12 miles / 19.3 km
Gatwick Airport 25 miles / 40.2 km
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Walton-on-Thames

1 mile / 1.6 km  Departures

Weybridge

1 mile / 1.6 km  Departures
The Trainline   
Eurostar  
Nearest Motorway:  
M25, Junction 11 8 miles / 12.8km

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Riverdene Gardens is beautiful Grade II listed Victorian house

Riverdene Gardens is beautiful Grade II listed Victorian house with lovely grounds
Riverdene Gardens is beautiful Grade II listed Victorian house with lovely grounds

Riverdene Gardens Hotel

Oatlands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey

 
  Riverdene Gardens has recently closed due to the retirement of the owner.
For an excellent alternative, see
Riverview Cottage Bed & Breakfast or Weybridge & Local Hotels, Bed & Breakfast
     
 

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Riverdene Gardens Hotel
is a Grade II listed Victorian house offering accommodation of a standard exceeding that of many hotels, with all the comforts of home.

Situated in Weybridge, Surrey, Riverdene Gardens offers hotel accommodation of the highest standard only a short distance from London. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our courteous, warm and friendly service. Please click here for details of our conference room facility.

Offering stylish accommodation in five ensuite rooms, the 120 year-old Riverdene Gardens has recently undergone total modernisation, offering elegant and sophisticated comfort whilst retaining the original charm and atmosphere of this Norman Shaw designed property.

Riverdene Gardens is only 20 miles from London, 15 miles from Heathrow airport, 25 miles from Gatwick, and boasts many local attractions including Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, and Sandown, Ascot and Epsom racecourses to name but a few.

We hope you enjoy looking through our website, please contact us with any questions and for reservations information.

Accommodation Bed & Breakfast
Five stylish guest rooms furnished to the highest standards
Ensuite bathrooms/showers
In-room television
Tea & Coffee facilities
Large guest sitting room
Large guest dining room
In room fast wireless broadband connections

Scrumptious food and service
Conference Room
Warm and friendly hospitality
Walking distance to shopping areas
25 minutes from London
Heathrow airport 15 minutes, Gatwick 40 minutes
Victorian elegance at its best

A brief History of Riverdene Gardens

Imagine yourself living in the Victorian age. The year is 1881. The location is Walton-on-Thames, an idyllic village in County Surrey, England, with a population of about 2,500 souls, mostly employed in agriculture and domestic services. The distinguishing feature of this area is the Ashley Park Estate, a 430-acre fiefdom owned by the Sassoon family, descendants of Jewish merchants who acquired the Estate in 1863. The land, and the site of Riverdene, is part of the original hunting grounds of Hampton Court Palace, established by Henry VIII in the ' 1530's. The Sassoons are very supportive of the local community -hosting fetes, sporting events (cricket, golf, etc.), and celebrations on the Estate, open to all from the village of Walton. Regardless of the family's Jewish background, St. Mary's Parish Church in Walton enjoys a legacy of their kindness and frequent contributions in both time and money.

In 1881, Joseph S. Sassoon, age 23, and heir to Ashley Park Estate, commissions the renowned Victorian architect, R. Norman Shaw to build Riverdene, one of seven dwellings that exist on the Estate in addition to the mansion, Ashley Park House,the home of the Sassoon family. The Estate is subsequently sold, and the mansion is demolished (in the early 1920's), but Riverdene remains, having been sold to a developer by Dulcie Sassoon (daughter-in-law to Joseph) and her brother-in-law David (son of Joseph) - an established artist at the time. In 1923 Seigfried Sassoon, nephew of Joseph, also gains renown as a well-known poet during the years of the Great War (World War I) and thereafter.

The historic connections of Riverdene to the Sassoon family - some of whom were confidantes and friends of two Princes of Wales, the future kings, Edward VII Edward VIII, and William Gladstone, a past Prime Minister - end with the sale cited above. Thereafter, it is acquired by several others (including, at one point, a bank). The year is now 1959. This marks the acquisition of Riverdene by a prominent family, Otto von Radowitz and wife, Penelope, who come with credentials extending back into the aristocracy of Germany, far beyond the Victorian period. The Radowitz's are a family of diplomats, originating in Hungary in the 1400's. It is at Riverdene where they rear their family until, with children gone, it is sold in 1973.

Now come the developers. They acquire Riverdene and adjoining Victorian properties and petition the Elmbridge Council for permission to demolish properties and replace them with retail outlets. Enter the Victorian Society who site Riverdene and neighbours as "Grade II Statutorily Listed Properties". The Historic Building & Antiquities Committee of the Council accordingly reject the proposal and subsequent appeals.

Riverdene is eventually acquired by Emilia M. Nunn and children, who recognise its historic importance, and dedicate themselves to its preservation. Accordingly, interior restoration and upgrading ensue, to the benefit of those who come this way. Welcome to your part in this history!

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Riverdene Gardens
1 Oatlands Drive
Weybridge
Surrey
KT13 9NA
UK

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Short trip to Heathrow and Gatwick airports

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Riverdene Gardens Hotel
Oatlands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9NA
Telephone: 01932
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