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Entire cottage in the heart of rural Hampshire.

Entire home
hosted by Catriona
  1. 5 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
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Dairy Cottage was a former milking parlour.
We stopped milking cows in 1992 and converted the building into a self catering holiday cottage. The cottage is situated between the Cathedral City of Winchester and the market towns of Alton and Petersfield. Nearby is the pretty town of Alresford where the River Arle flows into a lake constructed to provide fishing as well as a reservoir for the River Itchen navigation. There is a lovely short river walk here which we're happy to tell you about.

The space
Dairy Cottage is self catering and situated in a quiet farm yard. There is ample parking which is private and not visible from the road.
We have a variety of hens which sometimes roam the premises but are always shut away in the evenings. We do sell free-range eggs so please don't hesitate to ask - £1.20 per half dozen.
We have a friendly cat, Simba who loves to meet and greet guests but will keep his distance if dogs are present. Please refrain from feeding him but feel free to give him some attention, he loves people!
Occasionally we have cows and calves staying in our fields. I'd be here all day if I mentioned the wild life that stops by.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony

Where you’ll be

Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

There is a small community run village shop and post office within a 10 minute walk. We have a lovely Thai restaurant 1.3 miles from the cottage. Also in the village is a small playground, football and cricket pitch. Alresford (4 miles) has many lovely coffee shops, 5 pubs, take-away establishments and lots of small independent shops to browse and indulge in. Four Marks (4 miles) has 2 very small supermarkets, a fabulous bakers, chemist a couple of take-away establishments/eat in, amongst a few other shops.
If you like to walk you might like to find the hidden church in the woods. It's about a 6 mile circular walk. Or for the more serious walker there's a 13 mile hike to Winchester on footpaths and only crossing two roads. Fabulous views along the way especially once at the Matterley Basin. I prefer to walk back from Winchester to home as less steep inclines.

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Hosted by Catriona

Joined in June 2016
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I love living in the rural landscape of Hampshire and reaping the rewards of everything it has to offer.

During your stay

My family and I live across the farmyard from Dairy Cottage and there is usually someone around who can help with queries or questions you might have. We're always happy to help.

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Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 70 reviews.