A cosy, Victorian cottage, recently renovated, nestling within the South Downs. Sleeps 2/3. King size bed. Bathroom with large, walk-in shower. Private sitting room with flat screen TV & DVD player, log burning stove (kindling and logs available to buy at either of the two local stores) and dining area over-looking mature garden. Small kitchen equipped for light catering. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Ample, secure off road parking. Small outside courtyard perfect for breakfast. Beautiful walks along the River Itchen or on the South Downs on the doorstep. Shawford has it's own station making for easy day trips to London (approx. 65 mins) or the New Forest/South Coast (approx. 40 mins). Winchester, the ancient capital, is less than three miles away, - a four minute train ride - there you will find acclaimed restaurants (Rick Steins, River Cottage), plenty of old, historic pubs, pavement cafes, a buzzing High Street, live theatre..... alternatively stroll through the pretty back streets behind the magnificent Norman Cathedral to find Jane Austen's house and the Bishop's old Palace. If you enjoy walking, Winchester can be reached in around 40 minutes by following the path of the River Itchen which flows through the centre of Shawford.
Shawford village has a local pub which serves good 'pub grub' and has a large beer garden. There is also a great artisan bakery/café which sells wonderful home made strudels and pastries.
The Down House Cottage is attached to our family home, it has it's own separate, private entrance.
Our family has two friendly labradors plus a cat. It is a non-smoking premises.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely cottage in the perfect location.
About the Owner
(6 traveller reviews)
Lovely cottage in the perfect location.
Went for a weekend break to experience the city and Christmas Market. Susan was very welcoming and provided plenty of advice on places to eat and things to see. Cottage was very cosy and well catered for, in a perfect location just down the road from the train station and local pub. Couldn't have asked for a better mini break!!!
Very comfortable, warm and everything you'd need for a weekend stay.
Location was good for train or bus into Winchester. The 40 minute walk along the river was flat and a pleasant stroll in the chilly temperatures. Sainsbury's superstore near by for shopping and a pub at the bottom of the road. The annex accommodation was very comfortable and cosy with the added facility of a large wood burner, however you need to purchase your own fuel as nothing was provided. Fully fitted kitchen (no freezer) that catered for cooking meals although utensils lacking. Wifi available with to and free view for those needing it. Private accommodation with view over the kitchen garden and it's own entrance but you can hear noise from the main house, although nothing intrusive. Sue was very welcoming and helpful but equally discreet. A very pleasant stay!
Perfect long weekend break
The cottage was very clean and tidy upon our arrival and Sue's directions were very clear and easy to follow. We were greeted by a small note with helpful details and WiFi codes as promised, very efficient indeed.
The location is perfect for a short getaway, with the Bridge Inn pub just a few minutes walk away, very convenient! We even got to meet Boris the cat who was very friendly!
Overall a great few days stay and would consider staying again.
Fantastic Cottage in wonderful location.
Have just returned from a 3 night break in this wonderful cottage. The cottage is beautifully decorated and well maintained. Upon arrival it was spotlessly clean and had milk in the fridge, tea and coffee and biscuits to welcome us. The owner Sue was extremely friendly and recommended lots of places for walking, eating and drinking. This cottage is perfect for a holiday if you want peace and tranquility but likewise if you want shops and restaurants then Winchester is only a 4 minute train ride away. Would definitely recommend this property and would revisit again. 10 out of 10!
Fantastic little cottage
Loved this little cottage. Well equipped and so cosy. Had a great feel about it. Sue the owner was welcoming and friendly despite having a family birthday to celebrate! Love,y area and very close to the lovely city of Winchester. Really hope to return for a longer stay
Cottage was in a great location, very well appointed, had everything you required. Nice and quiet, with great access to services. Bed was very comfortable, everything was clean, neat and tidy. Our host was very welcoming and accomodating.
Would definitely recommend this cottage to anybody looking for somewhere to stay around the district.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
An additional guest can be accommodated in a single bed (separate bedroom) - cost per night £25.
The security deposit will be handed back in full at point of leave taking providing there has been no damage or breakages.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- limited accessibility
- Bathroom 1
- Large walk-in shower
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- King Size Bed
- Max. occupancy: 2
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed