We stayed overnight at Cockle Warren thanks to all the great reports on Trip Advisor. On arrival there was plenty of parking and we were welcomed warmly by Kate who made us tea. Kate is extremely helpful in that she had arranged for a taxi to take us out to our engagement and to bring us back in the early hours. Nothing is too much trouble, rather different to some places we've stayed in the past.
We had a lovely large comfortable room in the annexe with everything one needs including tea and coffee, hairdrier, ironging board and a fresh orchid! The bed was very comfortable, with cotton covers and bedside tables. The bathroom has a really pleasing seaside decor with a sensible bath and nice fresh-looking, appealing towels. We were able to regulate the heating which was appreciated as it was a cold rainy evening.
There is a lovely outdoor pool in a walled area which due to the time of year was covered but I could imagine in the summer it would be a real suntrap. The garden was lovely with an enchanting fish pond with masses of little fish who come to the surface to welcome you.
Breakfast was fabulous. Juices, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, plus a full english breakfast which was cooked to perfection. All this was followed by toast and preserves and as much tea or coffee as you could drink.
We really enjoyed our stay even though it was winter and the weather was dismal. Would we return? You bet we would! (But I'd like a swim next time).
- Also Known As:
- Cockle Warren Cottage Hayling Island, Hampshire