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Stunning Cottage - South Downs National Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Beautiful contemporary cottage overlooking courtyard with large walnut tree. Private and peaceful, and plenty of parking

The cottage is situated in the tiny hamlet of Blendworth in the South Downs National Park, between Horndean and Rowlands Castle. It is newly restored and fully equipped for self-catering. The vaulted living spaces gives it a stunning wow factor! We leave a hamper of basics and fresh flowers to welcome our guests and get them started. It has its own terrace with fragrant herb-filled raised borders.and faces a charming sunny courtyard with a walnut tree and a vine-clad pergola with a large table and chairs for alfresco dining. There is spectacular walking on the South Downs Way and some of the best cycling on and off road straight off the doorstep! Extensive gardens and a private tennis court available by arrangement sieth the owners.

Sally Lang
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Sally Lang

Sally and Richard have lived in the farmhouse for nearly 30 years. We converted this old farm building into an enchanting holiday cottage two years ago. Since then we have had 5 star reviews from everyone who has stayed here. We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of Hampshire so you can discover for yourself how wonderful it is!

Sally Lang purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Sally Lang chose Waterlooville

We love this tranquil rural location. It is near the coast and yet so close to Chichester, Portsmouth, Winchester, Petersfield and all the sporting and cultural activities that take place in this part of the country. There is masses to see and do for all tastes!

We are only an hour from London, so ideal for a long weekend break.

What makes this cottage unique

You could spend a cosy winter weekend walking and curled up reading by the fire, or in the summer you could explore local beaches and try watersports. You could play golf at one of half a dozen spectacular courses. There is fabulous scenery and walking on the South Downs Way. There are some of the most beautiful cycle routes on and off road right from our doorstep. You could bring your paints and find some stunning subject matter in the landscape, or you could go birdwatching in Pagham. You could check out the local historical sites, or visit modern art galleries and sculpture parks in Chichester and Winchester.

There is so much to do locally, that it is difficult to list it all here. We have created a 'house book' which is full of ideas of places to go, and things to do.

There are lots of local pubs and restaurants if you don't want to cook!

Guestbook comments from the owner

“This was a great place for the four of us to stay! Beforehand, Sally had been very helpful in making sure our stay was going to be well organised and helped us with arrangements for our dog whilst we were out for one of the the days. She found a local dog walker for a small fee. She helped us with local knowledge so that we could organise our itinerary and get the most of our visit. The house was immaculate when we arrived and there were plenty of little touches to make sure we felt welcome. She had gone to a lot of trouble to make sure everything was clean and just right. The welcome food basket of provisions was highly appreciated. Beds were very comfortable and furniture in the lounge cosy. Sally lives on site and made sure she was available if we needed help. The extensive grounds are for the use of guests as well and the local setting is beautiful. We really enjoyed our short stay and would have no hesitation going back. Thank you Sally!”
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Waterlooville in Horndean

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • The main bathroom with a bath with a shower in it, basin, lavatory, heated towel rail, and a washer/dryer machine. The second bathroom has a walk-in shower, basin, lavatory. Both are equipped with fluffy white towels, dressing gowns and slippers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One double room with ensuite bathroom, and one twin bedded room with a shower room. The twin beds can be put together to make a superking sized bed. Can also put up a cot.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The cottage has a private terrace with a barbecue and a table and four chairs. There is also a garden bench. There is a lawn next to the terrace for the enjoyment of guests. We have a hard tennis court for use by arrangement and a summerhouse where we can set up croquet or badminton for guests' enjoyment. Utility Room: The large cupboard under the stairs holds cleaning equipment at one end, including iron and ironing board and wastebin for recycling materials. The other end has coathooks and space for suitcases, tennis raquets, boots and wellies etc. And a toybox. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are all provided. There are also white towelling dressing gowns and slippers. There is a hair dryer in each bedroom, and a bedside clock/radio. Change over day is Friday when we give it a thorough spring clean.


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Stunning Cottage - South Downs National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

What a delight

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Lavender Cottage was delightful. Richard and Sally have created a lovely cottage with all the comforts, plus more. The basket of goodies and the food in the fridge to get us started were much appreciated.

I left England 12 years ago after having lived there for 16 years. It was so nice to be able to entertain family and friends on this visit. The grandkids loved the back garden. Lavender Cottage is a “home away from home” for us and we hope to stay there every time we visit England.

Thanks again Sally and Richard

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Mary. It was equally delightful to host you and Steve here! And we look forward to your next visit to the UK. Take care! All the best from us both.
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  • 5 of 5

Great cottage in a fabulous location to explore. Friendly and helpful hosts, could not have wished for better :)

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Marcellus NY

a must stay in a lovely peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

we were warmly welcomed into the cottage our host were the sweetest people ever. I highly recommend this cottage but if traveling from the USA please bring a Europe maps addition to your GPS as the cottage is not easy to find but well worth the stay. our gps took us right to it with no issues and well worth the Europe map update. nice peaceful town not far away and great grocery store within 8 mins away. we spend time at the Portsmouth dockyard and that was about 30 mins away. can't say enough about the cottage extremely clean and fresh. beds very comfortable

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for such a great review! We're so pleased you had such a great trip. We hope to welcome you back here next time you visit the UK. With very best wishes to you all. Sally x
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Great property, superb location off A3M, great access locally, superb hosts

  • 5 of 5

Had a great vacation. Only 4 days. Superb hosts - came to see us daily. Large welcoming hamper of local food. Property in excellent condition. Fully stocked. Location was ideal for the South Downs and Wittering beaches. Quiet. Peaceful. Charming and most helpful host and hostess. We will return. Superb value for an immaculate cottage. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning country charm

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned to Australia after a 3 week stay at the beautiful Lavender Cottage. Needing a bolt hole for our trip visiting family we booked the cottage on a recommendation and it turned out to be a real home away from home.

Sally and Richard are superb hosts, and they have really nailed the country cottage charm in this property. It was warm and cozy, and the extra touches such as the generously decadent welcome hamper, bathrobes, and freshly baked cakes gave it a really luxurious feel.

Our visit was hampered by illness and it was such a comfort to be staying somewhere so homely - thank you Sally and Richard for being so accommodating when we needed to extend our stay and for checking in to see how everyone was doing! The girls had an absolute blast exploring the gardens and playing on the slide - this is a wonderful property for both children and grown ups.

The surrounding area is just stunning and there are so many amazing country pubs, bike rides and long walks to be done. I will definitely be booking again when we are next in the UK - we can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gemma, Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We loved having you all here, and hope you'll come again before too long! I hope your journey home was problem free, and you've all thoroughly recovered from that nasty bug. Love to Tim and those gorgeous girls, and have a happy summer in Oz! Sally
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Awesome retreat

  • 5 of 5

wonderful - definitely will visit again and for longer! Everything exceeded my expectations. The owners are absolutely lovely, nice and quiet area and beautiful. This is my favorite by miles.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very accessible and part of the national history
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Rowlands Castle
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Rowlands Castle
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Rowlands Castle
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Rowlands Castle
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
West Wittering
Car: necessary


Wonderful south coast beaches. Hayling Island, West and East Wittering and Southsea, all within half an hour. Also bird-watching at Pagham.


Southampton Airport is about 25 minutes. Gatwick an hour and a quarter. Heathrow about the same. A car is essential.


We are situated in the South Downs National Park. Portsmouth is about 20 minutes driving, Chichester about 20 minutes, Petersfield 15 minutes. Winchester 35 minutes, Southampton half an hour.

Further Details:

There are local shops and a large Morrisons supermarket in Horndean about 2 miles away. There are numerous country pubs in the area. Petersfield has a monthly farmers market.

We are in an ideal location for walking, rambling or cycling. There is plenty of parking space, and space to store bicycles. We can provide tennis racquets and balls, croquet and badminton.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require 30% deposit with booking, and the balance on or before arrival.
We prefer a minimum 3 night stay.

Changeover Day:
Our regular change-over day is Friday. But of course we are happy to welcome guests mid-week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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