The Cottage

Whitchurch near Winchester, South of England (Ref. 13626)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Whitchurch and Overton 2 miles.

A self-contained wing of the owners' attractive Hampshire cottage, set in a rural location on the edge of Watership Down country in northern Hampshire.

Comfortably furnished throughout with a king-size double bed and French windows opening out onto beautiful gardens, this Hampshire holiday cottage offers a delightful base for couples wishing to explore this lovely area.

After a day out and about you can snuggle up in front of the warming woodburner in the charming sitting room of this Hampshire cottage, or enjoy a glass of wine on the attractive enclosed patio, soaking up the last of the sun.

The extensive gardens of this Hampshire holiday cottage are a delight, boasting well-kept flower beds and lawns, where you can play croquet.

There are lovely walks to be had from this Hampshire holiday cottage across the rolling chalk landscape, immortalised by local author Richard Adams in Watership Down - the nearby pub, serving good food and ales also bears this name!

Within a short drive of your Hampshire cottage are the River Test, beloved by fly fishermen, the pretty village of Overton, Whitchurch Silk Mill and, for fans of the TV series Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle.

Alternatively, the ancient cities of Winchester, Salisbury and Southampton, and Portsmouth's historic dockyard, are easily accessible.

A delightful Hampshire cottage to be enjoyed at any time of the year!


One king-size double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with woodburner, dining area and French doors to garden.


Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Additional wood available to purchase from owner. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for two cars. Lawned garden at front with pond. Private enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ at rear. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles. Note: There are approx. 4 trains per hour on the railway and as such there may be some associated noise. Note: Due to unfenced pond, children should be supervised at all times. Note: No hand rail, property may be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “It was lovely to be able to appreciate the beautiful garden, and when it rained I appreciated the use of the wood stove to cheer things up! Slept really well in the comfortable bed. The location was interesting in its own right and a good base for visiting other places.”

    Miss Henderson, Cambridge, May 2015

    • “"We were made very welcome by the friendly and helpful owners. We had access to the garage for bike storage and it was great to spend some time sitting in the garden in the sunshine. The Cottage was cosy and pleasantly decorated; the bed was particularly comfortable with a lovely view of the garden from the upstairs window. It was very conveniently situated for visiting lots of interesting and beautiful places.”

    Mrs Guntrip, Askam-in-Furness, April 2015

    • “The cottage was just the right size for two people. It was comfortable and warm. We had a little dog with us and the idea was to get away from the noisy fireworks and its situation was far enough away from towns that she was not bothered by them.”

    Mrs Meek, London, November 2014

    • “Warm and cosy cottage for two. Great countryside views from windows, it was a pleasure to watch the wildlife early morning.”

    Mrs Samouda, Royston, October 2014

    • “We had a most enjoyable stay here. The owners were very kind and friendly but not intrusive. It was such a restful, peaceful place to stay, with a beautiful garden. The Cottage had everything we needed and more (super bed). I would be very happy to return and/or recommend to everyone.”

    Mrs Crane, Colchester, September 2014

    • “A lovely comfortable cottage. Very pleasant and helpful owners. Well positioned to get to all places of interest over a wide area. Plenty of variety in places to eat in the immediate area.”

    Mr Langridge, Kinross, May 2014

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About the location


Andover 7 miles; Winchester 12 miles; Newbury 12 miles.

The town of Whitchurch lies in Northern Hampshire in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the head of the River Test, the chalk stream river beloved by fly fishermen, and bounded to the North and East by the picturesque North Downs. Whitchurch is home to a fine selection of local shops, pubs and restaurants as well as having a local food market each week. There is great walking on offer to suit all abilities, with the climb up Beacon Hill a must which rewards you with a panoramic view of Highclere Castle which was used as the location for TV’s Downton Abbey series. Treat yourself to some luxurious silk from Whitchurch Silk Mill, or discover the byways featured in ‘Watership Down’ by Richard Adams, who lives in the town. Take a trip to the ancient cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury, or to the racecourse at nearby Newbury. A glorious rural area which offers visitors an interesting and tranquil holiday location at any time of the year.

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