Audley Fairmile, Cobham

Cobham is a charming village nestled on the banks of the River Mole in Surrey. Its name has been said to mean "the curve of a river".

The village's origins can be traced back to the Iron Age and Romans and it is mentioned in the Domesday Book. In 1548, parts of Cobham were included in Henry VIII’s Honour of Hampton Court, and remained so until shortly after his death.

Other historical points of interest include Cobham Mill, a 19th century mill, Grade II listed and the only surviving fully working watermill in Surrey.

Meanwhile, literary fans may have noted that Jane Austen references Cobham and her love of nearby Painshill Park and the English countryside in her romantic novel Emma.