About Undershaw

The DFN Charitable Foundation purchased Undershaw Hotel in Hindhead in September 2014 to create a world class special needs school. Undershaw is the former residence of the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and was originally commissioned to cater to the medical needs of his wife who had TB. The house was built to fully benefit from the south-facing aspect of the site.

The restoration of Undershaw began in 2014 and took 2 years to complete. It was opened in September 2016 as the home of Stepping Stones School. The school provides a spacious, bright and positive environment for the students to continue onto the next stages of their education and development.

To find out more please visit www.steppingstones.org.uk

Undershaw is now open during the week-ends and out of term time as a new Surrey location for events. If you are a Sherlock enthusiast or you are looking for a venue with a unique British heritage, Undershaw is the place for you!

DFN Charitable Foundation

Established in 2014 by David Forbes-Nixon, the DFN Charitable Foundation (‘DFN’) aims to support the areas of education, healthcare and conservation. In 2017 David Forbes-Nixon and the board of the DFN Charitable Foundation has set 3 audacious goals for the foundation to achieve over the next 10 years:

1) To fund research to find a cure for myeloma
2) To create an employability skills project
3) To create a world class special needs school at Undershaw.

To find out more please visit www.dfnfoundation.org