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View from Ropley Station
Historical Ropley Station
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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Alresford, Hampshire, England
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
• 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.
• The lodges are located in the rolling countryside at Dean Farm, Ropley, near Alresford. The family farm they have owned since the 1940&#39...
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About the Owner, Joanne K
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 95 days ago
Listed since : Sep 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 37 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL647720
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Have just returned from a lovely week in one of the Watercress Lodges. As someone else has said, the lodges are set in a picturesque, idyllic location right beside the Mid Hants, Watercress Railway line. The sights and sounds of the railway can be seen and heard from the lodges, especially with the doors / windows open, On the Saturday...

Management response:

What a lovely review from some lovely guests.... I really hope you return as would be lovely to see you again... Kind regards Jo


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Bill A
Chorley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We needed a holiday location for 4 days, 11 family members aged 12-70, and convenient for visiting by 3 Hampshire family members. We booked Medstead Lodge for five of us, four keen campers brought their own tent and two hired a Tipi. Jo saw us arrive, and showed us round with evident pride - she was always very helpful and...

Management response:

Bill What a super review and from such a lovely family.. It was great the family were able to meet up and use different types of accomodation. We would love to see you back and there is so much more to explore in Hampshire.. Once again thank you.. Kind regards Jo.


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Rhonda M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Watercress Lodges are set in a picturesque, idyllic location right beside the Mid Hants Watercress Railway line. A few steps from the lodges is atmospheric Ropley Station, it is like stepping back in time seeing and hearing the steam trains passing by. You can walk over the Harry Potter bridge and visit the workshop where they restore the engines. The...

Management response:

Bless you Rhonda after a crazy bank holiday this was the tonic required... Cannot wait to see you back with your lovely family... :-) JO


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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
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Dates Min stay Per week
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5 Jan 2018 -
28 Feb 2018
7 nights
2 Mar 2018 -
13 Jul 2018
Mid Season
7 nights
14 Jul 2018 -
7 Sep 2018
Mid Season
7 nights
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About the neighbourhood
The unique Watercress Lodges & Campsite is a fantastic new 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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Southampton Airport: 34.0 km
Railway: Alton Station: 18.0 km
Ferry: Southampton Ferry: 38.0 km
When you come into Ropley you pass from Alresford The Anchor Pub on your right hand side. Proceed for approximately 1/2 a mile and you will see a cross roads sign. Turn left into Bighton Hill and proceed up hill. You go over a railway bridge and then see two entrances on your left hand side take the second entrance market Watercress Lodges & Campsite.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 39.0 km.
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