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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 19 June 2016

We spent the night here this weekend. We met Jo and we were pleasantly suprised by the trains next door ( a bit more research on our part would have shown them earlier) we were recommended to a good pub ( about a mile away)...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Leviathon_uk
JKirkham1967, VR Owner at Winchester, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Many thanks for your review of the campsite. I am so sorry that there was a noise issue in the area. This is as you say a rare thing and I am relieved you have offered constructive comments and will come back and visit.. Kind...More

Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

What's not to like about Watercress Lodges? They are positioned right next to the Ropley station of the Watercress Line, they are clean, and very well equipped. Plenty of places to walk in the area and some lodges are dog friendly. Convenient location-Alresford is a...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank Mum_to_2
JKirkham1967, VR Owner at Winchester, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

Dear Guest Many thanks for this wonderful review. We have really enjoyed you staying with us with your lovely family and dog. Hope to see you back when you return to England. Kindest regards Jo

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Reviewed 6 January 2016

We stayed in the Safari tents for two nights over New Year and despite the terrible weather, had a fabulous time. Jo has thought of absolutely everything you need for your camping experience, but this isn't just camping....her personal touches and great eye for detail...More

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank Littlejbfreckles
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Our company conducted a survey in the local area and this is where we stayed, sort of a birthday present from my boss. On arrival we were pleased to find a lovely warm, clean lodge waiting for us. A sign my boss still likes us....More

Date of stay: September 2015
1  Thank NickPearce
Reviewed 17 September 2015

This was a last minute find, and what a find it was! Set in peaceful countryside, the accommodation is amazing. The kids loved the steam railway at the bottom of the garden. We actually stayed here for 18 days because we were relocating from the...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Nick F
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
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Kettle
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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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