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Winchester

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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
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About the Owner
Joanne K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2013
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Reviewed 18 April 2019

We had a lovely time in our beautiful lodge, which was very clean and very well-furnished. It was a delight (especially for our two children!) to watch the steam trains go by just in front of our French windows and even more fun to have...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

Set in picturesque countryside next to pretty Ropley station, we enjoyed a 4 night break at the Winchester as a family of 3. The self catering accommodation was well equipped and it was great to have use of a washing machine and tumble dryer with...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

We have just returned from a week staying in the Alton lodge. What a wonderful place the setting is by the watercress railway line and is beautiful with amazing views and an abundance of wild life. The lodge itself was perfect and very clean. All...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Karen C
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Really enjoyed our stay at Watercress Lodges. Our first holiday in UK for a while (normally aim overseas). Joanne and her team were always available, very friendly and very helpful. The lodge itself was lively, very clean, great layout and comfortable. The location, 50m or...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank nebbers
JKirkham1967, VR Owner at Winchester, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review and we really appreciate you recommending. Kind regards Jo

Reviewed 26 July 2018

Location is quiet, overlooking farmland. Watercress line very near to watch steam trains traveling up and down the line. At Ropley there are engine sheds and a station which made this place fascinating. The lodge was very well equipped and made for a comfortable stay....More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Inspiration98213
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Highchair
Dryer
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Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
Hairdryer
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
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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.
How to get there
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.
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