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The Down House Cottage less than 3 miles from the heart of historic Winchester.

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016

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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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4 Reviews

4.8
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5

Perfect long weekend break

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Cottage in wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you both and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your break and got home safely. Thank you for the lovely review and thanks also for the local 'foodie' tips! It would be a delight to welcome you again.
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Fantastic little cottage

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Southampton at 7 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Bridge Inn 3 minutes walk at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Southampton to Isle of Wight at 12 Miles Nearest Golf : Winchester at 0.75 Miles Nearest Train : Shawford Station 3 minutes walk at 0.1 Miles Nearest Motorway : M3 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Bridge Inn 3 minutes walk at 0.1 Miles

Availability

Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
£170
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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.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Large walk-in shower

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • King Size Bed

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

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Portable wifi hotspot