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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 27 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...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Rhonda M
JKirkham1967, VR Owner at Winchester, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

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

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We've just come back from a wonderful 2 night camp at this fantastic site. We were a larger group and chose this site for our annual camp with friends. It was perfect. Jo, the owner, was super friendly and helpful and checked in with us...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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JKirkham1967, VR Owner at Winchester, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you so much for this really lovely review on a very busy weekend!! I am so glad you had a lovely time and it would be so lovely to see you all again in the future... Real Ale train is brilliant and often on...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

We arrived late on the Friday with the heavens about to open and the wind blowing a gale. Oh I love the British Summer! I wasn't in the best of moods but the lady (Jo) who met us was very patient and gave some gentle...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Drew_Minty
JKirkham1967, VR Owner at Winchester, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Drew thank you so much for this lovely review and your comments are very much appreciated.... It would be great if you could come back we have events like A Day Out With Thomas next door which starts Saturday... We also have the Santa Trains...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

These six comfortable lodges, painted in the yellow and green livery of the Watercress Line and standing right alongside the historic railway itself, have real charm. They look almost quaint but inside they have every modern comfort and convenience, and their breezy hillside location is...More

Date of stay: March 2017
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Only stayed for the one night, but was amazed at how spacious, safe and quiet the site was. A real bonus is the local steam engines that run from the train station only yards away from the site. Don't worry, they only run during 'office...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank jms19722016
JKirkham1967, VR Owner at Winchester, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Dear John Thank you so much for this lovely review and we really hope you come back and visit again. Kind regards Jo

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
Dishwasher
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
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
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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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