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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 1 September 2015

We originally camped at Watercress with friends in June and had such a good experience that we booked a lodge there and then. Jo gave us a warm welcome and made the whole process very easy. We travelled with two children, the youngest of whom...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I have been a member of the Mid-Hants Railway since 1977,, a shareholder to boot, and once an active volunteer, remembering when Ropley station was surrounded by just waste railway land following the withdrawal of BR, with just a 3 mile line down to Aylesford.....More

Date of stay: August 2015
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

We stayed at the campsite with 2 children and it was perfect! Cars are parked away from the tents so children can play around the tent without worrying about cars. The site borders the Watercress line and the kids loved standing by the fence in...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Ian L
Reviewed 12 August 2015

One of our best holidays ever! We stayed in one of the 6 self catering lodges and it was so clean and new looking- everything was spotless! Very modern and up to date accommodation. I am really fussy about where we stay and about cleanliness...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Rhonda M
Reviewed 5 August 2015

My wife and I stayed here for one night with our 5 year old as his birthday treat. As we are novice campers and don't have any camping equipment at all, we booked a tipi tent plus ordered extras: two air mattresses (£6 for double...More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank Peter T
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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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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