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NEW! 16th Century thatched cottage, Hampshire

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hosted by Henrietta
  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2 baths
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This chocolate box 16th Century Grade II listed cottage, the oldest house in the village, is chocca-block full of history. Most famously it was home to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Queen Victoria's right-hand man, who not only christened and crowned the Queen but then went on to marry her to the love of her life, Prince Albert.

Full of the character you'd expect from such an old property yet with just the right degree of up-dating to give you a comfortable stay: the perfect country retreat

The space
For anyone who likes a quirky cottage with nooks and crannies and heaps of personality this is the perfect setting for you. Because of its age it does have some unusual suprises - the small opening into the upstairs bathroom or the spiral wooden staircase leading up to the main bedroom - so if you have any mobility issues or are very tall you may prefer to sleep downstairs!

For anyone else, this makes an idyllic romantic getaway with everything you should need for a very comfortable stay.

Set on the edge of the idyllic village of Ropley it is situated in the middle of the famous Pilgrim’s Way, and as such is surrounded by a multitude of wonderful walks, whether through fields of sheep and cows or taking the footpaths through the corn fields directly to the side and for miles on end.

The village is picture-perfect, offering a great local shop just one minute's walk away, stocking all you'd need for your stay plus some wonderful 'Cook' ready-made meals to pop in the oven. There is a cricket club with tennis courts, a cricket pavilion bar a short walk down the road and numerous beautiful pubs a quick five-minute drive away.

As well as all the gorgeous old beams you'd expect to find in such an historic cottage, the main sitting room (of two) also boasts a large inglenook fireplace. Sadly these days, with new fire laws surrounding thatched cottages we are no longer able to offer use of the wood burner to our guests though the central heating keeps the cottage toasty warm so hopefully that’s not too much of a disappointment (there is also an original bread oven sitting within the bricks of the fireplace - though not to be used these days!) The famous 'Watercress Line' runs past the village - an old steam train you can hear chuffing away as it travels past.

The surrounding countryside and villages are all well worth visiting, particularly the gorgeous Georgian market town of Alresford which is only a ten-minute drive away. With pretty pastel-painted houses and independent shops plus a wealth of wonderful pubs and restaurants to choose from, Alresford is one of the prettiest towns around. Situated on a picturesque river, the famous Globe Pub is a fantastic setting for your evening beer.

The cottage has one main bedroom upstairs though the cottage can sleep up to four with two others in the King sized sofabed in the study/bedroom downstairs off the corridor to the kitchen. There's a surcharge for any more than two guests.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Fire TV, Netflix, premium cable
Washer
Bathtub
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Hair dryer

Where you’ll be

Ropley, England, United Kingdom

Ropley is the quintessential English Village with gorgeous thatched cottages, a beautiful old church (dating back to the 12th century) and surrounded by breathtaking Hampshire countryside with sweeping patchwork hills and fields. Apart from the amazing village shop acting as the centre and the hub of all the local chatter, Ropley also benefits from having a buzzy cricket club and bar to while away the evenings (after a quick game of tennis of course!).

The beautiful Georgian town of Alresford with its pastel-coloured shops and cottages is only a five-minute drive and Winchester with all its history and wonderful Cathedral only ten minutes away. The sandy beaches of West Wittering are a 45 minute drive and well worth a visit on a sunny day.

There are numerous stables nearby for anyone wanting to book in some horse-riding and a book-full of wonderful local walks for those who prefer to stay on the ground!

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Hosted by Henrietta

Joined in April 2017
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Hi there, we're Jim and Henrietta - actor/ tv director and photographer who divide their time between living in Crouch End, North London and getting some lovely country air in the beautiful village of Ropley, Hampshire. We love to come down to this gorgeous chocolate box cottage whenever we can and hope you love it as much as we do!
Hi there, we're Jim and Henrietta - actor/ tv director and photographer who divide their time between living in Crouch End, North London and getting some lovely country air in the…

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