Wotton House is a hotel, training centre and former country house. Originally the seat of the Evelyn family, it was the birthplace of diarist and landscape gardener John Evelyn (1620-1706) who built the first Italian Garden in England there.
The house has audible and visual phenomena associated with it. These include the sounds of the front door opening and closing, even though it remained shur upon inspection, as well as footsteps. The figure of a male dressed in tweed jacket and dark trousers has been sighted walking across the hall, as well as a “vague figure”, although they could be one of the same.
Matthews also recounts the incident of a crisis apparition occuring at the house in 1893.
Pictured above is a view of Wotton House looking east from the grounds near The Warrells courtesy of Mark Edwards.
For more information, please read Haunted Surrey by Rupert Matthews.