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“Quiet Retreat.”
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Rambler Cottage
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Eastleigh, Hampshire, England

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Malcolm P
St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
“Quiet Retreat.”
Reviewed 11 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Have just spent a month staying at this great location. The hosts Hilary & Mike are such wonderful people. The welcome basket is such a nice touch. (milk, butter, bread & and a wonderful Lemon Drizzle Cake). The location is so peaceful and rural, but not to far from Southampton & Winchester. Have already booked again and cannot wait to go back.

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Liked best: All of it
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
11 Apr 2016
We look forward to seeing you again in December Malcolm.
Thanks for your recommendation.
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cherry_bo...
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Very homely cosy cottage”
Reviewed 11 November 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This is a delightful cosy cottage. It’s so rare to find a place that provides absolutely everything we need, and all compactly packed into a small space. Moreover, everything worked perfectly! The welcome pack lasted nearly all week, and it was surprisingly easy to live very comfortably even though it is a small cottage.
Conveniently located close to our family in Hampshire, we were able to have them visit one at a time for coffee or lunch, but sadly not possible to have them all at once. Based on the comfort and location I’m sure we‘ll come again!

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Liked best: it had everything we needed
Liked least: small
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
11 Apr 2016
We do hope to see you again. Thank you for your kind comments.
Hilary & Mike
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Kate G
1 review
“Idyllic and well-equipped with execllent hosts”
Reviewed 26 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

I had an absolutely wonderful stay at The Stable. Hilary and Mike were excellent hosts - very friendly and always available if you needed anything. The cottage was very clean and had everything you needed with a well-equipped kitchen and fast wifi. The hamper on arrival was well appreciated - the homemade cakes and bread were amazing - what a nice welcome!

I would very much recommend The Stable!

Thank you for a lovely stay Hilary and Mike! :)

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Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Management Response
11 Apr 2016
We 're so pleased you loved the Stable and would recommend it. Thank you.
Mike & Hilary
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Matthew S
1 review
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 18 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Comfortable, clean, well equipped. Easy access to major roads, but still very quiet. Home away from home. Almost certainly stay again even if its just for work.

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Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Management Response
11 Apr 2016
Glad you found it homely Matthew. Hope you will return.
Thanks
Hilary & Mike
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LDePaepe
Ghent, Belgium
1 review
“very clean and well equiped”
Reviewed 10 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

In our 20 years of experience with self catering holidays The Stable at Rambler Cottage is the cleanest and best equipped accommodation we had the pleasure to stay. The welcome pack was also very appreciated.

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Liked best: the neatness
Liked least: the mattress
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
11 Apr 2016
We loved meeting such a lovely couple as you two. You came bearing such wonderful gifts for us! The wine was THE BEST and the chocolates too. Thank you so much.
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Chris M
Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

My husband and I travelled from Western Australia to stay at this wonderful accommodation of Hilary and mikes. It was ideal for the two of us with easy access to many places and nice and peaceful to relax. On arrival Hilary had left homemade bread, cake, milk etc. We found we didn't have to worry about the necessities as they had been provided as well. Lots of lovely little country pubs with excellent food on the menus. Plenty of information provided on places to go and eat. Hilary and mike were great hosts letting us know they were there if needed but not intruding. If we are back that way again we would definitely go back. I highly recommend it it.

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Liked best: The ambience
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Apr 2016
What kind words of yours! Many thanks.
Mike & Hilary.
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R S
Dartmouth, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A quaint stable next to a gorgeous thatched English cottage”
Reviewed 26 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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A very comfortable stay in 'the stable' with all facilities required for a week's stay in locality of Southern Hampshire. Gardens are wonderful and property oozes character! A quiet stay is assurred. Welcome pack was great.

Horton Heath is a quiet village with nearby commercial area of Hedge End approx. 3 miles away. Good to visit Portsmouth historic dockyard/ tourism and waterfront or Southampton tourism attractions within 30mins drive.

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Liked best: Character and quietness
Liked least: Mattress was a bit firm but slept ok!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Apr 2016
Thank you for your very kind comments. We're glad you loved the gardens.
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