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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 25 July 2018 via mobile

The two bedroom was very clean, with good facilities in the property. We enjoyed the walks and especially liked the steam trains though we never had time to have a trip on one - that’s something we’ll do on our next stay. Handy having downstairs...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank TraceyOLondon
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Our second visit in 9 months.This time with the longer, lighter June evenings. The excellent accommodation has been described in my earlier post and by others and I cannot praise it highly enough. Our visit coincided with the Diesel Gala held by the Mid Hants...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank jadasm94
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This was our second booking, and we love staying at the Watercress cottages - the accommodation is perfect and the location is a dream. We took two cottages with relatives and had a wonderful weekend visiting the Watercress festival in Alresford. We will be booking...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank paddytt
JKirkham1967, VR Owner at Winchester, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review. I am so glad you had a restful time. Kind regards Jo

Reviewed 24 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...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank jadasm94
JKirkham1967, VR Owner at Winchester, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

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

Reviewed 29 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...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Bill A
JKirkham1967, VR Owner at Winchester, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

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...More

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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