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Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Sally Lang
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

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 East Hampshire

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.

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 spectacular 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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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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7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The best cottage we've stayed in! Clean, well presented and beautifully decorated. The welcome hamper was fantastic and the location was great. Will definitely be returning and would recommend to everyone :-)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Janey for such a fab review. It was lovely to have you all here for your badly needed break - hope it did the trick! Look forward to seeing you all again soon.
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5

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: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Langs have created a beautiful cottage with careful thought given to every detail.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took our heavily pregnant daughter and her husband to Lavender cottage for a four day pre-natal holiday. We couldn't have chosen better.

The Langs are amazing hosts victualing the fridge and larder with an array of locally sourced food (virtually enough for afternoon tea, supper and a cooked breakfast!) and a bottle of wine. The cottage has everything and more than one could possible want. We noted from the Visitors Book that some lucky guests have stayed for more than a month.

The cottage is perfectly situated for the many activities in the region - hiking on the South Downs, nearby National Trust properties, glorious beaches, the naval museums of Portsmouth, the cultural activities of historic Chichester - not to mention the many excellent pubs and restaurants.

We found Lavender Cottage through Sawdays and have to say it surpassed even that publication's extremely high standards.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! That is such a super review, thank you so much. But these things always work both ways! You were a delightful family to host, obviously enjoying your holiday and making the most of all being together from Sweden and London which is a joy to see. We hope you'll come back again one day. and of course we wish you all the very best of luck with the new baby. April babies are pretty special = we have a couple! All the best to you all....
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5

A lovely cottage with good facilities.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our short stay and would highly recommend to all. The various produce was much appreciated and made things easier than having to go shopping on arrival – how did you know we were bringing Italian meatballs and would need the tagliatelle or that my favourite breakfast is honey on toast?

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed yourselves in our cottage. Thank you for leaving it tidy.
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5

absolutely stunning cottage

  • 5 of 5

arrived on Saturday and met the owners sally and Richard the cottage is set in a lovely courtyard their was a welcome sign and welcome pack which had everything you required wine cheese biscuits eggs bacon sausages bread etc etc the area is really central for some nice days out the local area has several good pubs the George does good food. their is a massive garden centre down the road and supermarkets nearby this is by far and away the best cottage I have stayed in the cottage is very homily and has everything that you would require would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone and I will definitely be back in the future many thanks again for a wonderful holiday it was enjoyed by all cheers steve and bernie

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Steve for such kind words! We loved having you all here, you were the most charming and appreciative family to have to stay in the cottage. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! With very best wishes to you all, Sally and Dix
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Fabulous little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely find. The cottage is even lovelier than the photos, if that's possible, and provided plenty of space for the four of us. Amenities, decor and design all excellent - everything you can think of is provided. Sally and Richard were extremely hospitable and welcoming. The cottage has a lovely patio for dining al fresco, and the welcome basket and goodies were simply overflowing. We would definitely recommend this to our friends. Lots to do nearby and very close to great pubs, New Forest, and the sea. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words, Lisa. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves here, and hope to see you again one of these days. With best wishes from us both to you all. Sally
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Location

From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Southampton at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Rowlands Castle at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Portsmouth at 20 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Rowlands Castle at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Rowlands Castle at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A3 at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Rowlands Castle at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : West Wittering at 25 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

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

Travel:

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

Distances:

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 18 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£800
£3,000
 
 
Early Summer SPECIAL OFFER
19 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£432
for 3 nights
From
£144
£730
 
 
Rate 2
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£800
£3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
 

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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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 spectacular 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!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • 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
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - 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.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • 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. 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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