My husband, parents, and I will be staying two nights near-ish London Heathrow (ideally within 30-40 minutes) as a stopover after arriving from California and before heading up to Scotland. We will stay in London later before our flight back to CA, so for these two nights we're looking for an alternative option near Heathrow. We will basically have one full day to explore, so it doesn't need to be an action-packed stay. In fact, with the jet lag and my parents being elderly, we'd prefer an area that is low-key, charming, and picturesque. Originally, we planned to stay in Shere, Surrey, but it seemed a little too complicated getting transportation between there and London Victoria where we take our train to Scotland. Shere sounded appealing because it is so pretty and a lovely, relaxed introduction to our UK trip. We'd love to find a similarly lovely area to stay.
Thanks in advance!