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Watercress Lodges

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Watercress Lodges self-catering holiday homes are nestled in rolling countryside at Dean Farm, Ropley. Rural Hampshire offers family fun with countryside walks and cycle routes all around. • Six detached lodges available named after stations. • Countryside walks and cycle routes all around. • Close to the bustling Georgian market town of Alresford and only 20 minutes' drive from the delightful Cathedral city of Winchester • The lodges offer the opportunity to get away to the countryside but with superb local facilities. • Campground will be available from 2014 and will be the ideal getaway for families. Newly built shower block and toilet facilities. • Short breaks available. ACCOMMODATION • The lodges are located in the rolling countryside at Dean Farm, Ropley, near Alresford. The ...Watercress Lodges self-catering holiday homes are nestled in rolling countryside at Dean Farm, Ropley. Rural Hampshire offers family fun with countryside walks and cycle routes all around. • Six detached lodges available named after stations. • Countryside walks and cycle routes all around. • Close to the bustling Georgian market town of Alresford and only 20 minutes' drive from the delightful Cathedral city of Winchester • The lodges offer the opportunity to get away to the countryside but with superb local facilities. • Campground will be available from 2014 and will be the ideal getaway for families. Newly built shower block and toilet facilities. • Short breaks available. ACCOMMODATION • The lodges are located in the rolling countryside at Dean Farm, Ropley, near Alresford. The family farm they have owned since the 1940's. • The newly built self-catering accommodation is modern but comfortably furnished throughout. • On the ground floor, spacious hallway leading off is, kitchen fitted with all modern appliances, granite worktops, dishwasher, and fridge freezer, and oven, hob with extractor fan, microwave, kettle & toaster. • Separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. • Downstairs WC. • Bright and airy lounge with modern dining table and six chairs. Leather sofa bed which sleeps 2, two armchairs, coffee table, flat screen TV with Freeview & assortment of board games. High chair available. • Lounge doors open up to allow the countryside in. • Free Wi-Fi. • Stairs lead off the lounge. • Central heating • The spacious master bedroom has a king-size oak bed, side tables, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe, full length mirror, hairdryer. • Bedroom two has two twin 3ft oak beds, side tables and a chest of drawers. • The bathroom is fitted to a high specification with sink, mirror above with light and shaver point, toilet and freestanding shower. • Linen & towels provided. • Garden open plan. Bench seating with seat cushions provided and separate gas BBQ for all lodges on request. • No smoking • Pets welcome but only in the Winchester lodge with a charge of £20 extra per week or stay. • Allocated parking. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Hannah P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the Safari tent. When we arrived there was a bottle of Prosecco, some shortbread and biscuits and plenty of firewood for the night. Very cosy.

Date of stay: November 2020
Thank Nattyman1991
watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our safari tent and the little goodies we provided for you. Thank you so much for leaving such a great review, I do hope we can welcome you back another time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at the Watercress Alresford lodge. Definitely a 4 star property with all the amenities. Very clean. You can see the steam rail running along and its a great place to base yourself, if you have kids who love trains!sadly the...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Himanthi D
watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so glad that you all enjoyed your stay Himanthi, it's a shame about the weather but at least you managed to make the most of the local area. Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review.

Reviewed 28 October 2020

The Watercress Lodges are ideally situated for a break in peaceful surroundings with the occasional toot toot of steam trains. The location of the Lodges are within a short drive of many places to visit including the South Downs Way and historic Winchester.We plan to...More

Date of stay: October 2020
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watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your great view, I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 20 October 2020

We took the grandchildren (age 3 and 7) for two nights. Luckily the weather was dry but quite cold in the evenings. The wood burning stove with oven was very useful - in fact it would have been too cold without it. We cooked jacket...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Jane M
watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review Jane, I am so glad that you and your grandchildren had such a wonderful stay in our safari tent.

Reviewed 20 October 2020

A perfect location if you like stunning scenery and wide open spaces. A great quite place to relax. Superb amenities, a home from home. Oh and the best part; there is even a Steam Railway on your doorstep! Highly recommended 5 Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Robert W
watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your great review Robert, I am so glad thank you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 19 October 2020

We really enjoyed our long weekend at Watercress Lodges. The Lodge was clean, comfortable and well equipped. We appreciated the extra space of the utility room so that we could store our picnic things and fold up chairs. The Lodge is well located for visits...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank TillysFriends
watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you so much for raising the issues with me - it makes it so much easier to rectify problems if I know about them. Thank you for leaving such a lovely review...More

Reviewed 8 October 2020

A second visit to Watercress Lodges and a longer stay this time, with lots of new ground covered. The location is ideal, being peacefully situated but not far from a main road, with the nearest town just a few miles away. After a day exploring/walking,...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank WalkerSussex
watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2020

I am so pleased to read your lovely review and am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit. Many thanks.

Reviewed 26 September 2020

I highly recommend staying here for a peaceful rest in the most beautiful surroundings. There are some great local towns and villages nearby. The accommodation is modern and spacious and situated a few steps away the station is a bonus for seeing the steam trains...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Worldtrip08
watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2020

I am so pleased to hear that you had a great stay, and thank you for taking the time to leave such a brilliant review. We do hope we can welcome you back another time.

Reviewed 24 September 2020

Our 3rd visit and it’s always a pleasure- the lodges are clean and have everything you need (including high chair and cot at request). They are in a beautiful location overlooking the steam trains and have an outside area for enjoying the sunsets. Excellent stay,...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Linz01
watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2020

Thank you so much for your great review, it is hugely appreciated. We look forward to seeing you when you return.

Reviewed 22 September 2020

We had a fantastic time staying in Clarabel, one of the safari tents. The interior was fab – lots of animal print throws and cushions, a log burner which was used every evening, a comfortable (and huge!) bed and small sofa bed. Four adults fitted...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am really glad that you all enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The unique Watercress Lodges & Campsite is a fantastic self-catering holiday retreat overlooking the South Downs, situated only 3 miles from New Alresford and the River Itchen, nestled in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Watercress Lodges have the unique privilege of being located alongside a working steam railway. Thomas the Tank Engine weeks are a particular favourite with families.
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