We were after somewhere friendly and comfortable to stay for a weekend away in the country to explore some of Hampshire, and this place couldn't have been more perfect.
The house is lovely, with the feel of a traditional English country family home. The beds, rooms & bathroom were all very comfortable. The location is beautiful, so close to the wonderful history of Jane Austen's house and the quaint village of Chawton but also not far from the train line into London which was convenient for getting there and getting home.
The hosts Kate and Mark were very welcoming and friendly, cooked us a delicious breakfast on both mornings before we disappeared off to explore for the day.
Very highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Garden House is a five bedroom family house situated in 2 1/2 acres of beautifully maintained historic gardens within easy walking distance of The Chawton House Library, St. Nicholas' Church, The Jane Austen Museum, Cassandras's Cup Cafe and The Greyfriar Public House.Local attractions include the Cathedral City of Winchester, Gilbert White's House and the Oates Museum in the neighbouring village of Selborne. The ever popular Watercress Steam Railway Line which runs from Alton to Alresford. The historic naval port of Portsmouth is 30 miles South. Basingstoke and Guildford are in close proximity. Regular trains leave Alton Station to London Waterloo. ... more less