Set in the South Downs National Park, in the idyllic Itchen valley, this two bedroom, newly renovated self contained cottage is a perfect rural retreat or an excellent base for exploring the south of England. Close to Winchester, one hour from London
This is a special place to stay with underfloor heating, gorgeous antiques and finest quality bedding.
It is a newly converted cottage with a kitchen leading on to a terrace which overlooks the lawned courtyard and countryside beyond. Also downstairs there is a large sitting room with a wood burner and a bathroom which has a walk in shower. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one double and a single. In the winter months this is a cosy place to stay with the woodburner and underfloor heating. The cottage is in Hampshire countryside, 1/4 mile from some of the best fishing on the River Itchen and Avington golf course is also nearby. From the cottage you can walk to The Bush Inn which has a renowned restaurant.
You can cook in the cottage, walk to the pub for an excellent meal, drive 3 miles to the busy market town Alresford with good restaurants, cafe's and pubs or 20 minutes to the cathedral city of Winchester with the Christmas market and a wide variety of restaurants from the Michelin starred Black Rat to Rick Steins and River Cottage.
Breakfast is supplied in the cottage.
The beauty of this location is that you can shut off for a few days and enjoy the peace of the South Downs National Park or you can use it as a base to explore the south of England. It takes 15 minutes to get to major roads or a main line station which can take you to London, Oxford and Bath as well as the coastline of southern England.
Interaction with guests
There will always be someone available to assist with your stay.
With respect to the furniture and the peaceful nature of the enviroment. Maximum one dog, no cats.
Please no pets in the bedrooms.
We are a sociable creative family. My husband is an interior designer and antique dealer. I am a Feldenkrais and movement therapy practitioner. We have three sons.