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Romantic and peaceful cottage With Pool And Far Reaching Views

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 828 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in West Meon, Nr. Petersfield, South Downs, Hampshire, England - Peaceful Retreat Yet Close To Many Facilities, 30 Mins Beach, Tennis & Local Village Shop 5 Mins

This cottage, voted No. 1 cool cottage of Hampshire by The Guardian is located in a breathtaking setting and surrounded by rolling countryside. The Stables offer a 5 star private and peaceful retreat on the most southerly point of West Meon. This elegantly refurbished cottage with (shared) pool has its own private access and garden. It is ideally suited for all kinds of activities because of its location. 20 Mins from coast, 20 mins to Winchester, 10 mins to nearest railway, Southampton airport 30 mins away. Country pursuits on the doorstep include fabulous walks, as we are in a National Park, fishing, riding, cycling and golfing, whilst National Trust Houses and historic towns, such as Winchester, are under 30 mins. There are number of good pubs in the area and many fine dining restaurants too. The pool is beautifully heated and has a Roman end with steps for lazy afternoons and reading. It is our intention to make this a really special visit.


Owner
Vanessa Wills
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

About Vanessa Wills

I love living in Hampshire because of its peace and tranquility and have also enjoyed working in the city 12 years before starting a family. Now that the children are at university, I have set up a small business in property development and planning consultancy and enjoy designing buildings and their interiors. My husband and I have traveled a little and have stayed in some guests houses, some of which have been just fabulous. My aim is to create a special experience for my guests and offer a unique opportunity to enjoy our gorgeous countryside and stunning views in a luxurious style and comfort where they feel genuinely pampered.

Vanessa Wills purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Vanessa Wills chose Petersfield

Having enjoyed London and all it offers, it seemed fitting to move to the country when we had small children. The house we chose is in a fine location, set up high on the hills where glorious views can be enjoyed. The Stables are part of our property and has its own private drive and access, private garden and terrace and is in more elevated position than the house which makes it such a perfect retreat. We invite our guest to make use of the pool which is only yards away and is a floral delight. Converting The Stables, at the end of 2012, has been a fabulous project and real chance to create something unique and cutting edge. Light and space were most important. Here, enjoy the peace and tranquillity with shops, post office, butcher and gastro pub just 5 mins walk away.

What makes this cottage unique

The location of this property together with its fresh design is undoubtedly something, we feel, is special. It has been designed to suit those in wheelchairs (with large doorways and wet rooms) and equally has the romantic feel to it too.

Horses are welcome for those wanting a riding holiday.

Whilst this cottage is nettled in an oasis of peace, there is a plethora a activities to do, just short distances away. Golf, fishing, riding, tennis, swimming, cycling are all here on the doorstep. There are number of National Trust houses within 30 mins. The historic town of Winchester with its shopping and fine dining is only 20 mins. Take a ferry to the Isle of Wight just 30 mins away. Beaches are 35 mins away and there are some gorgeous walks here all around this National Park. This property benefits from all modern conveniences from electric blankets, SKY TV, underfloor heating, tranquility and much more...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful stay and enjoyed the glorious views. We felt very well looked after.

Christian Lange, Wiltshire Dec 2012.
Jan 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Petersfield in East Hampshire District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 828 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • This state of the art bathroom,finished end 2012, has underfloor heating, two large basins, a walk-in shower, a double ended bath, WC, and 4 windows! This too has a vaulted ceiling with oak beams. Perfect for a romantic couple or those in wheelchairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 bedroom) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: This romantic large double bedroom has vaulted ceiling, oak beams, and zip-and-link orthopaedic king-size bed can also become 2 twin beds. This room feels light and airy and looks out onto magnificent views reaching for miles.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is all on one level so is suitable for wheelchairs. The property was completely rebuilt in Autumn 2012 and therefore benefits from fresh decoration, good insulation and brand new kitchen and bathroom. Outside: Private access and garden which includes two aspects. First is an acre garden facing south/east and the other is over far reaching views south/west. In the garden are table and chairs, hammock. The heated pool is shared with the owner. The parking, originally a stable yard, is spacious and makes for easy turning. There are several trees to find shade under. Utility Room: The utility is part of the kitchen please refer to kitchen. We also have a slow cooker and food processor. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh white linen and fluffy towels, dressing gowns, pool towels and a cream tea are included. Friday is change over day, with arrivals invited for 3.00pm and departures requested for 10.00am. Evening meals can be arranged for late arrivals (no cost) Other: We have a characterful entrance hall with beautiful slate tiles.

Reviews

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Romantic and peaceful cottage With Pool And Far Reaching Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews
5

You won't be disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

There is little to add that has not already been mentioned previously by all the other guests that have stayed at the Stables. We stayed for a week in Mid-October after our wedding in nearby Petersfield; and what a wonderful way to relax and unwind after such an overwhelming day! We both found Vanessa to be warm and welcoming, and her attention to detail is impeccable - she truly understand what it is that makes her guests feel comfortable and at home.

The accommodation and facilities themselves are top of the range, high-quality and well-maintained. It would be hard to name something that you may require that wasn't already provided by Vanessa.

It is a truly beautiful location to just sit back and take a moment to enjoy the tranquility and peace that this property offers. You are away from the world and alone with your thoughts (and the sheep!). We hope to one day return and would definitely advise any potential guests to give the Stables a go - you definitely won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Goodness, what a lovely review! Thank you. Getting married is an exceptionally special time and I'm thrilled that you enjoyed The Stables for a relaxing few days after what must have been a really busy time. We look forward to welcoming you here on another occasion and wish you every happiness in your lives together. Thank you again for taking the time to write this review.
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East Grinstead
5

Amazing little cottage that is perfect for a little weekend away

  • 5 of 5

this place really does have it all. with the welcoming Cava and fresh baked cakes we knew we were in for a lovely stay. the kitchen is fully stocked and there is sky sports available as well which was perfect to watch some of the live matches.

but the real crowd pleaser is the bathroom, perfectly lit at night and underfloor heating it really is the perfect bathroom.

location is great as well and we ate at the thomas lord in west meon one night and the place is certainly worth checking out.

we look forward to coming back

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments which are very much appreciated. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back here in the future. How kind of you to take the time to write!
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Melbourne, Australia
5

Absolutely delighted with everything about it

  • 5 of 5

The Stables at Black Hedges would have to be the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in (and we have stayed in a LOT) . Vanessa's attention to detail and the many lovely little thoughtful touches made this the most wonderful holiday experience.

The cottage is superb...beautifully equipped and decorated and the setting, surrounded by fields of sheep, is gorgeous.

We can't wait to return (from Australia) and will hope to book another two weeks.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your warming review and for taking the time to write it. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back when you visit England again.
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5

Comfortable, quiet, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The Stables is a fantastic property with superb facilities, a lovely welcome pack and a warm greeting from Vanessa. The views are stunning and you feel totally relaxed and peaceful. Everything about the Stables is of the highest standard, from the extremely well equipped kitchen to the luxurious bathroom. We had the most wonderful week in September and have already booked to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just couldn't ask for a lovelier review, thank you! Really looking forward to welcoming you back next summer.
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5

A perfect holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect and beautifully presented holiday cottage.

It is in a great location for exploring the surrounding area, and for heading into London. We had a superb weeks holiday here and would certainly stay here again for future holidays.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just want to say a very big thank. Really delighted you liked The Stables.
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5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and well decorated. A totally peaceful property, no road noise. We enjoyed waking up to beautiful views and watching the sheep in the field. A great pub with excellent food is just a 10 minute walk away in West Meon. We found the bed a little hard but other than that we just couldn't fault the place. We also appreciated the little touches such as cake fizz and flowers.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It means a great deal that you should take the time to write such a glowing review. Thank you and we hope to welcome you here again perhaps again in the future.
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Southampton Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Thomas Lord
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Portsmouth
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Corhampton Golf Club
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Petersfield
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
M3
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Thomas Lord
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
West Wittering

Coast/Beach:

The Witterings are our local sandy beaches which are approx 35 mins away.

Travel:

Southampton airport 30 mins by car

Motorway 20 mins

Winchester 20 mins

Ferry/port 30 mins

London 1 hour train or 1.10 drive

Distances:

0.3 miles to the local shops or 5 mins walk

Winchester 20 mins, Peterfield 15 mins, Southampton 40 mins

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Petersfield, Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Mid Week mini break
27 Nov 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£340
for 4 nights
From
£85
£325
 
 
Pre Xmas weekend
15 Dec 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
 
 
High
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Mid
5 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Low - Winter
12 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Valentines Week
9 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Low
16 Feb 2018 - 8 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Mid
9 Mar 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Mid
16 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Mini Week
21 Apr 2018 - 26 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
£471
for 6 nights
£550
 
 
High
27 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
High
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
High
29 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
High
20 Jul 2018 - 16 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 
 
High
17 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Mid
7 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Mid
5 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Low
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£500
£2,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
25% of the rental cost is payable on booking as deposit, final payment to be made 30 days before commencement of the rental. Friday is change over with arrivals invited for 3.00 pm and departures at 10.00 am. Payments by BACS preferred.

No pets allowed.

Changeover Day:
Friday

Notes on prices:
Usually only weekly lets accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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