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Modern Unique Lodge Based Next to the Historical Watercress Line

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Ropley,Hampshire, England - Lodge Sleep 4-6 People. Close to the Bustling Georgian Market Town of Alresford, Nr Winchester

The lodges are located in the rolling countryside at Dean Farm, Ropley, near Alresford. The family farm they have owned since the 1930’s. The newly built self-catering accommodation is modern but comfortably furnished throughout. On the ground floor, spacious hallway leading off is, kitchen fitted with all modern appliances, granite worktops, dishwasher, and fridge freezer, and oven, hob with extractor fan, microwave, kettle & toaster. Separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board and downstairs WC. Bright and airy lounge with modern dining table and six chairs. Leather sofa bed which sleeps 2, two armchairs, coffee table, flat screen TV with Freeview & assortment of board games. Lounge doors open up to allow the countryside in. The garden overlooks the historical Watercress Line. Bench seating with seat cushions provided and separate gas BBQ is available on request for all lodges. The spacious master bedroom has a king-size oak bed, side tables, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe, full length mirror, hair-dryer. Bedroom two has two twin 3ft oak beds, side tables and a chest of drawers. The bathroom is fitted to a high specification with sink, mirror above with light and shaver point, toilet, cupboard for storage and free-standing shower.


Property Manager
Joanne Kirkham
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Joanne Kirkham

Where the Lodge is - The Graham family are a fourth generation farming family looking after 300 acres of beautiful countryside in and around Ropley. Our Grandfather moved to Ropley from Ayrshire in Scotland in the mid 1930’s when we took over Manor Farm, Ropley (next to Dean Farm) owned by Winchester College and our family have remained tenants. We have farmed and lived in this part of Hampshire all our lives. It is a beautiful part of the world and has more attractions than any other county.

.The Lodges are joint venture between Dean Farm and the Heritage Steam Watercress Line Railway. We have tried to be sympathetic and in keeping with the Railway Station at Ropley.

Joanne Kirkham purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Joanne Kirkham chose East Hampshire

This property is finished to a high standard and based next to the historic Mid-Hants railway. Many event are on throughout the year. The property is modern and has a nice airy feel to it. Free wifi and bedding and linen included.

What makes this cottage unique

The Lodge has all the modern facilities you would expect from a new build but has character and charm which is really unique. Based next to the historic Watercress Line you can watch train pass from you window. Close to Winchester and only 1 hour from London. You can catch a train from London and then subject to timetables catch the Steam Train to the Lodge.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I stayed at the lodges with my sons during their recent half term. The lodge was perfect, quiet and secluded enough for revision, but only a short distance from several towns.

The owners have put a huge amount of thought into the lodges, from the comfortable furnishings and well equipped kitchen, to the board games and information on local walks and amenities.

I would not hesitate to recommend the lodges, whether you are a couple, family or group of friends, there is something for everyone.

Debra W.



We all had a really wonderful time staying at the lodges, they are really well designed and just perfect for our needs, I will definitely be recommending them to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful time.

Kind Regards

Alex Chalkley



We stayed in the “Winchester” lodge which was well equipped and extremely well presented. Our time there was very comfortable and the people running the lodges were very helpful and delightful to chat to. K Neighbour
May 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ropley Dean in Ropley

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • • Downstairs WC. • The upstairs bathroom is fitted to a high specification with sink, mirror above with light and shaver point, toilet, cupboard for storage and free-standing shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: • The spacious master bedroom has a king-size oak bed, side tables, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe, full length mirror, hair-dryer. • Bedroom two has two twin 3ft oak beds, side tables and a chest of drawers.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Outside: • The garden overlooks the historical Watercress Line. Bench seating with seat cushions provided and separate gas BBQ is available on request for all lodges. The garden's are not fenced off but have hedging around. Utility Room: • Separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: • Linen & towels provided and changeover day is on a Friday and changed once a week.

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Location

Nearest Airport
33.3 Kilometres
Southampton Airport
Nearest Ferry
37.3 Kilometres
Southampton
Nearest Train
16.2 Kilometres
Alton Station
Nearest Beach
39.4 Kilometres
West Wittering
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Ideally suited for families to enjoy events or train enthusiasts alike. Great walks and bike rides around. Hampshire has more attractions then any other county.

Coast/Beach:

West Wittering 39.4 km, although pebble beaches can be found closer.

Travel:

Nearest airport: Southampton Airport 33.64 km, Nearest railway: Alton Station 17.54 km.

• Stagecoach Bus 64 (Winchester / Alresford / Alton) nearest bus stop Ropley main street approx 1/2 mile.

• Alresford nearest town for shops, pubs, Watercress Line (Alresford to Alton), chemists, doctor's surgery, banks, post office. Approx 4 miles

• Alton ( 6 miles) Shops, taxis, main line train station, etc.

• Winchester (10 miles) for shop-mobility, taxis, main line train station, etc.

Further Details:

Places To Visit

Alresford

Alresford (pronounced Allsford) is a beautiful Georgian town once a prosperous wool town. Old Alresford is mentioned in the Doomsday Book, but the present town of New Alresford came into existence around 1200. The pretty colour-washed Georgian houses you see today, rose from the ashes of great fires in the 17th Century.

Alresford, home to the Watercress Line steam railway, so called because of its association with watercress farming, in what is now known as the UKs capital of watercress, hosts the annual Watercress Festival in May and was voted Country Life’s ‘Favourite Market Town’ in the south-east. Its specialist shops selling antiques, gifts, food, clothes, antiquarian books, pictures, china and crafts are a year round attraction, with an open air market offering all types of local produce held every Thursday morning.

Alresford is the perfect place to visit with so much to see and do – The Fulling Mill and Eel House along the riverside walk, the Millennium Trail and Old Alresford Pond, created by Bishop de Lucy, Bishop of Winchester in the 12th Century. With pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, your every need will be satisfied.

The Millenium Trail

The Millennium Trail, which is about one mile long, links footpaths around Alresford with illustrated boards that give information on the history of the town, it's inhabitants, wildlife and countryside setting. The Arle Valley Trail branches off the Millennium Trail and then rejoins it about one and a half miles later. It lets you see at closer hand some of the lovely surrounding countryside.

Watercress Line

Let off steam and travel by one of the lovingly restored Steam trains through ten miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside. It’s the perfect way to unwind and witness the sights, sounds, smells and magic of steam travel from a bygone age.

Winchester

The medieval city of Winchester, once King Alfred's capital of England, is a 20mins away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ropley Dean, Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
8 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
 
 
Christmas
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£483
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
In order to book please confirm availability by emailing or calling. A 25% deposit is required to make the booking and the balance is due 4 weeks before your stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Friday but we can be flexible on request. We also offer 4 day mid breaks, 3 day weekend breaks and weekly stays. Arrival is from 3pm and departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Low Season 2014 (Jan 1 – Feb 28 and Sep 5 – Dec 19)

7-21 nights stay (Friday to Friday) £483 per week
4 nights stay (Monday to Thursday) £98 per night
3 nights stay (Friday to Monday) £168 per night
Mid Season 2014 (Mar 1 – Jun 30)

7-21 nights stay (Friday to Friday) £651 per week
4 nights stay (Monday to Thursday) £137 per night
3 nights stay (Friday to Monday) £180 per night
High Season 2014 (Jul 1 – Sep 4)
7-21 nights stay (Friday to Friday) £952 per week
4 nights stay (Monday to Thursday)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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