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Luxury Holiday Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Cottage in West Meon, Nr. Petersfield, Hampshire, England - Quiet Location On The Edge Of A Working Farm

A Victorian Brick and Flint Stable Block converted into a two bedroom luxury holiday cottage in the heart of the Meon Valley and within the South Downs National Park. The Stables have been sympathetically converted and retain the high ceiling and wooden beams in the main living area.

Victoria Cobden
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

About Victoria Cobden

Westbury Manor Stables are owned by Simon and Victoria Cobden. They live a couple of hundred yards from the Stables so are available to answer any queries you may have whilst you are on holiday. Simon is a farmer whilst Victoria helps on the farm and looks after their two children and The Stables

Victoria Cobden purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Victoria Cobden chose Hampshire

Westbury Manor Farm was bought by Mr and Mrs Cobden snr in 1973 and the family have lived there ever since. The Stables are owned by their eldest son Simon and his wife Victoria - they were converted from stables to a luxury holiday cottage in 2012. It is lovely to live on a farm in a rural setting but also have all the amenities you could possibly need just a few miles away.

What makes this cottage unique

The Stables are on the edge of a working farm and whilst guests must be aware farms can be dangerous places due to tractors and machinery, there is the opportunity to see newborn lambs and calves at certain times of the year. Lovely walking area within the South Downs National Park. The Stables have been converted to a luxury standard but retain the character of the Victorian building

Guestbook comments from the owner

Testimonial from our first guests - "The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in - attention to detail is fantastic and the welcome pack for our arrival was much appreciated after outr long drive - will definately return"
Jan 2013
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Beautiful countryside location

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was exactly as shown in the photos, very clean and well equipped. Excellent shower, nice and warm heating system and plenty of room for four of us. In a great location in the Hampshire countryside - with a very nice pub, The Thomas Lord, in the nearby village.

It's on a working farm and so it was a real treat to see the newborn lambs in the nearby barn - Farmer Richard very kindly showed us around and taught us a thing or two! Victoria and her family are so warm and welcoming, we would happily return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Second Visit

  • 5 of 5

My second visit with my grandchildren to this lovely cottage. Lovely welcoming pack including cake, fresh eggs and wine. The owner, Victoria, invited grandchildren to see newborn lambs which they loved. Another enjoyable visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful find in a stunning area

  • 4 of 5

Victoria was charming from the minute we first communicated with her. The property was ideal for a week-end break: there is a wealth of wonderful walking, much from the door, plus National Trust properties nearby. A wonderful welcome basket: the cake was scrumptious! Victoria dropped by to see we were fine, and gave us good suggestions for local pubs that were dog friendly. We only wished our stay had been longer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in property for 2 nights as attending a wedding in West Meon. Arrived to find homemade cake, fresh eggs, wine, bread, milk, etc., and the property was lovely and clean. There was plenty of hot water too for either a shower or a bath. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to visit this area. A beautiful cottage in a stunning area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments - pleased you enjoyed your stay
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Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the cottage with friends for the weekend as we were heading to a wedding in Petersfield. We absolutely loved the place! It's so homely with everything you could need. Arrived on Friday night to home made cakes which went down a treat, and bread and eggs etc. for breakfast which was great as we had an early start. Victoria the owner was really helpful beforehand in emails and said we could leave whenever we wanted to on the Sunday as the next guests weren't arriving until the following day. I'd definitely recommend and we will be back if we are ever in the area again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Hampshire Holiday Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This barn conversion on a working farm has been excellently refurbished. We had a really lovely week here, the owners are extremely friendly, helpful and genuinely interested in making sure we had every thing we needed for a perfect holiday. A fulsome welcome pack greeted us, which included milk, bread, eggs, bacon, sausages, wine, apple juice and delicious home made cakes. Tea, coffee, hot choc is all there ready for us when we arrived - couldn't ask for anything more. The barn is conveniently located about a 5 minute walk away from the centre of West Meon, which has a good shop, butchers and local pub. We did a fabulous walk along the old railway line for a couple of miles to the next village through beautiful countryside. Portsmouth / Isle of Wight / Winchester are all about half an hour by car, and of course the cottage is right in the middle of the breath taking South Downs.

The barn is tastefully decorated and has a well equipped kitchen / dining area / and cosy lounge. Lovely and quiet as it is located away from any main road.

Really recommend this holiday cottage for anyone looking to explore the South Downs or even just a quiet getaway. It's perfect, and my son (aged 8) was extremely pleased with his going away present from Victoria (the owner) of some more of her delicious home made cupcakes - yummy!

Thank you for a perfectly lovely holiday in Hampshire.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
26 May 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
christmas/new year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be taken though our website via paypal or by cheque/bank transfer. A deposit to be paid on booking with the balance due 4 weeks before your holiday

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday for weekend and week bookings. Midweek bookings are also available - Monday to Friday.

Notes on prices:
Week bookings - 100% of cost.
4 night breaks - 70% of cost
3 night breaks - 60% of cost
2 night breaks - 50% of cost
£25 per horse per week to include hay and straw

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in West Meon in South East England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Good sized Bathroom with bath, separate Shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail and plenty of warm fluffy towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed with luxury Dorma bedding. Bedroom 2 has twin beds which can be put together to make one Superking size bed but can still be set up as three singles. Travel cot can be provided on request- this can be upstairs or downstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes on accommodation: All three TVs have Freeview providing a large number of Channels. WIFI now available. One well behaved dog will be welcome although only in the main living area, not upstairs or in the master bedroom and the dog must not be left unattended in the cottage. unfortunately cats are not allowed. Complimentary toiletries and a welcome pack will be provided. Outside: Courtyard style outdoor space. Shed for bikes/tack . Stables available if you wish to bring your horse! Tumble dryer in shed. Gas BBQ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included. Also change of linen included. Cottage cleaned once during the week Other: At the top of the stairs there is a lovely old Oak Settle and some books to allow for a quiet reading area, also some childrens toys/puzzles for our younger guests

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