It’s hard to imagine a more perfect setting for music-making than Hindhead Music Centre. It is set in a large Victorian country house, home of its founder and principal, Ann Hughes-Chamberlain, deep among the Surrey Hills, and surrounded by National Trust commons and woodlands, all part of the thousands of acres which make up Hindhead Commons and include the famous Devil’s Punch Bowl, less than a mile from the Centre.
The Centre is within an area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB), yet also close to the A3 road between London and Portsmouth. Haslemere railway station is two miles away, with fast trains to London Waterloo, Guildford, Woking and Portsmouth. Buses from Haslemere, Guildford, Farnham and Aldershot pass the end of the drive at regular intervals, and for those travelling by car, there are ample parking spaces.
Originally known as Leigh Heights, the house has about eighteen rooms set aside for tuition, with each comfortably and attractively furnished. Most have grand pianos. There is a delightful and elegant Recital Room which seats 75, and boasts a superb Steinway concert grand piano.
The drawing room is often the venue for receptions, while the library is used as a waiting room. The Conservatory overlooks the garden, and this is where you’ll find our Coffee Shop, which sells a range of drinks and delicious snacks and cakes.
The beautiful grounds cover six acres and include a formal rose garden, lawns, woodland walks, and a heated swimming pool for the enjoyment of residents on our summer Holiday Courses. From the terrace there are wonderful views to the South Downs.