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The Roost

(Ref. 918718)

East Tytherley, Hampshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderfull stay."

    The accommodation is pleasant and comfortable. Is fully equipped. For us a good place to explore the surrounding.

    Reviewed by Johannes5.0Dec 2023

  • "Compact, comfortable annex, well furnished and well supplied with all you need."

    Friendly host. Good position for exploring area.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Perfect abode to return to after a day out."

    Very peaceful and quiet setting to relax and unwind. Excellent reliable WiFi. All facilities were spot on.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a delightful little property - ideal for 1 or 2 people."

    It's well equipped - inter alia there's a hair dryer, a cafetiere and corkscrew (other property owners please note!) It's an easy drive to Romsey, Winchester, Salisbury and Lymington - and it's very very close to Mottisfont (a delightful NT property).

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Roost, It was very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed."

    It was also well placed to explore the New Forest and surrounding area. We would highly recommend The Roost, and would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Roost was absolutely lovely, we enjoyed our weeks stay at this beautiful Location, the Roost was very clean and well equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    It was perfect as you did not have to drive far to visit places of interest. We will certainly go back soon. Many Thanks to Paula our host. Colin & Gwen. Basingstoke Hampshire. 4th-11th August.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautifully presented cosy spot."

    Peaceful,just what is needed after a busy day sightseeing. The Roost has all the amenities needed to enjoy a relaxing holiday. So much to see and do within a relatively short drive. I would highly recommend The Roost

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2023

  • "'The Roost' was in a lovely setting and was a perfect base for exploring the New Forest area."

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jun 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation and location"

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Roost is a great place to stay and unwind on holiday."

    The accommodation / facilities are, well thought out, cared for, very clean and comfortable. The location is well placed for a good variety of days out and a lovely retreat to come home to. We felt at ease and welcome as soon as we dropped our bags and refreshed, when we sadly had to leave. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Johanna5.0Jun 2023

  • "This property was a great find."

    The layout of the property is very clever and comfortable. The owners are welcoming and hospitable, allowing use of their garden if you wish to. The property is well situated for visiting a wealth of interesting places that are within easy distance. The Roost has trees at the rear which makes you feel that you are in a well equipped treehouse for grownups.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Nice place to stay owners very nice and helpful"

    Reviewed by Marcia5.0May 2023

  • "We were very happy with the accommodation."

    quite small but plenty of room for two and everything one needs for a few days away

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2023

  • "A small but beautiful property, cosy and light, great for one or two people."

    Lovely situation backing onto woodland, great for bird watching. Surrounded by pretty villages but conveniently close to major roads and the M27. Just two small points, a larger TV would be better as the current one is quite small, also the bedroom would benefit from a door to make it more cosy at night. Space is a premium but a sliding door would fit.

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful stay at this lovely and comfortable property."

    It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The surrounding area is so quiet and peaceful with plenty of things to do. I am so sorry we had to cut short our stay due to Duncan’s work commitments but next time we are down to visit relatives we would love to stay again. Thanks again for the welcome pack, it was most appreciated.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic property in a beautiful location."

    It was small but very well planned and fully equipped with good quality items and appliances. Spotlessly clean, quiet, peaceful and very comfortable. There’s plenty to see and do in the area - we went to Salisbury, Romsey, Marwell Zoo, Mottisfont, Florence Nightingales Grave, the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and the wonderful Weald and Downland Living Museum near Chichester. A perfect break for two people - and thank you for the wine and biscuits!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2023

  • "Very comfortable stay, felt very much at home."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely accomodation."

    Very clean. A wonderful welcome pack. Beautiful surroundings with a forest at the back. Owners very welcoming and helpful. Very quite area. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very nice accommodation and at good distance for Salisbury, Winchester and exploring the New Forest."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Oct 2022

  • "The property was ideal for us, quiet and rural, ideal location for traveling the region, owners were very pleasant and sky the pet was a friendly chap, came to welcome us there, all in all had a great week."

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Aug 2022

  • "A great 4 nights in a very comfortable property , everything we needed plus extra goodies !"

    Thank you Paula

    Reviewed by Alan Ernest5.0Aug 2022

  • "Thank you for your hospitality during my stay at the Roost, everything was perfect."

    It’s such a lovely peaceful setting, I can’t wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent quality property in all regards in a beautiful quiet location."

    Reviewed by Clive5.0May 2022

  • "Well equipped property with a good location for fly fishing and visiting attractions, and nearby towns."

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Feb 2022

  • "The outside stairs to The Roost are quite steep but we knew that when we booked it."

    The property itself is cosy and perfect for a week's holiday exploring the locality. We had mixed weather during our stay but this did not prevent us from going places. I would recommend this property to others.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Feb 2022

  • "Lovely break, clean, and it ticked all the boxes for our requirements."

    unfortunately not good weather but to be expected late October, but "the roost" was an ideal hideaway! thank you to our hosts and for the extra bottle of wine and biscuits, a nice touch. janet and robin

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2021

  • "Apart from another towel rail & hook everything was as we would have expected."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent location with all the amenities we needed for a relaxing break."

    Owners Paula and Steve were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Sep 2021

  • "Our host was there to greet us and check in was easy."

    A welcome bottle of wine and some biscuits were provided for us. The well equipped, very clean cottage was in a quiet, peaceful location and was ideal for lots of lovely walks. It was also easy to visit Salisbury for the day.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location for exploring the surrounding area."

    A very peaceful retreat.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2021

  • "Warm cosy well appointed accommodation with friendly helpful owners."

    We loved it!

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Dec 2020

  • "Nice place to stay comfortable friendly host I wanted something quiet and ..."

    Nice place to stay comfortable friendly host I wanted something quiet and definitely got there it was lovely when out walking somewhere nice to come back to

    Reviewed by Reg4.7Sep 2020

  • "Very quite base to exp Hampshire, New Forrest and Wiltshire."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2020

  • "Me my partner and 8 month old had the best holiday, so much to see and do, the roost was only a short drive from everywhere, a perfect location, the cottage was clean and fresh and provided everything you needed, a beautiful big garden and a park 2 minutes down the road, a lovely welcome greeted with biscuits and wine."

    We will definitely be returning, thank you for a perfect stay

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Although seemingly in the middle of the countryside, it was so easy to access all our activities such as golf, walking, cycling, National Trust visits also various eateries."

    Our hosts were both friendly and very helpful. The garden was peaceful and relaxing, and the accommodation was clean, comfortable and functioned well ( wooden steps up might be challenging to some). Very enjoyable in this lovely part of England.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jul 2020

  • "A charming little snug ideally located between Winchester and Salisbury so a great base, lots of national trust in the area and walking."

    The roost was a nice size for two definitely not small, very comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean .

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Dec 2019

  • "Our host was very pleasant and helpful but not intrusive."

    Our stay was short (I week) but we would book again.

    Reviewed by Patrick4.7Nov 2019

  • "We felt the pictures on your web site did not do it justice."

    It was larger than it looked on the site. We where completely satisfied with the Roost.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Roost was very welcoming in as much as it was clean, comfortable and in a gorgeous, quiet location."

    A bottle of wine and box of cookies was left for us which was a nice touch. It was compact and cosy but we did not have an issue with the size although I could see that others had commented on the fact that there was only one small sofa. This did not bother us. On the second and third morning, unfortunately there was no hot water in the shower. I am sure that if we had contacted the owner he would have resolved the problem. But the days were hot and we chose to have cold showers instead! But we did leave a note for him before we left so that he would be aware before the next guests. There were many great day trips in the area and all in all, we had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jul 2019

  • "We had a great time in the roost."

    Very nice owners! They were very aproachable and kind. The surroundings were very nice and beautiful.

    Reviewed by Johan Peter5.0May 2019

  • "The Roost was very comfortable, quiet and relaxing."

    Steve was very friendly and helpful and the welcoming gift of wine and biscuits were a nice touch. Would recommend for anyone looking for peaceful surroundings and a handy position for visiting the New Forest and the Hampshire coast.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2019

  • "A wonderful country location with easy access to the New Forest and tourists favourite towns and villages."

    All the sounds of the countryside, birds, sheep, pheasants, to greet you in the morning and beautiful wooded views, which we loved. An ideal position for visiting all the county attractions, most within a 40 minute drive away. The cottage was spotlessly clean with all facilities to make it home for the week. Everything worked fine and we found the shower was a very refreshing experience in the mornings. Although, you do have to ask the owners for use of the washing machine and iron/ironing board, which probably not an issue in nice weather. But if you are out all day, you`ll have to time or arrange this to suit I guess. We met the owners briefly and were very accommodating nonetheless. The cottage is compact, an ideal refuge for the evenings but we felt it needed a dining table otherwise it was eating on the sofa, which is small to be fair. But bearing in mind the price point of the cottage and floor space, it is good value and that is why the aforementioned is absent. The cottage is open plan with no door between bedroom and kitchen diner to separate them. Not a big issue, especially if used as a base but just observations through our previous cottaging preferences. Overall, it did not distract from our holiday experience and had a wonderful week in the New Forest.

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Apr 2019

  • "Comfortable, cosy and well equipped."


    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jan 2019

  • "Wow great apartment location and host, We enjoyed a great week and will ..."

    Wow great apartment location and host, We enjoyed a great week and will definitely return when visiting this area again, Many thanks

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2018

  • "The holiday was really good."

    The accommodation was exactly as described. It was meticulously cleaned and very well presented. The owners were charming and helpful. The area is beautiful and we intend to return

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent self-contained flat, just a shame it only has a very small two seater settee."

    Another comfy chair would make all the difference.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2018

  • "A lovely cottage perfect for a couple."

    Steve and Paula were perfect hosts friendly but not intrusive and allowed us use of their wonderful garden . There is so much to see in the surrounding area we will be back. It was a wonderful way for my husband to celebrate his 50th.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2018

  • "A lovely retreat and the owners made us feel most welcome."

    This was our second visit

    Reviewed by Peter3.8May 2018

  • "The Roost is a very good cottage to stay in for many reasons."

    The situation is lovely, with access to the owners' beautiful garden. It is close to Romsey and a bit further to Salisbury and Winchester. We found all we needed in the Roost. The bed was extremely comfortable and the shower was large with plenty of hot water on demand. The furnishings were of a high quality and the whole cottage was of a high standard. The owners were welcoming and helpful and we found a bottle of wine and packet of biscuits on arrival, a very nice touch. We would definitely recommend The Roost and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2017

  • "This cottage was within easy reach of lots of places to visit we went to many areas we had not seen before ."

    We had every thing we needed.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely, the owner very friendly."

    Two points for improvement. One is a couch that is too deep and not wide enough for two persons. A bigger couch and an extra comfortable chair is definitely needed in an other wise excellent cottage. The other point is, there are no cleaning utilities. No broom, vacuum cleaner, dustpan and brush, absolutely nothing. We felt bad having to leave without being able to clean the floor. ***owner response**** There are cleaning products and a dustpan and brush within the property. There is not a space for a broom or vacuum cleaner as we have no expectations of our outgoing guests to clean the property prior to leaving. Our cleaner comes in on each changeover day to ensure that the property is thoroughly cleaned for our next Holidaymaker. Thank you for your feedback on the sofa, we are looking to change this to a 3 seater moving forward

    Reviewed by Willem4.6Aug 2017

  • "The Roost provided us with everything we required - in fact it exceeded our expectations."

    It was a real gem.It was set in beautiful rural locations and the owners' generous and thoughtful provisions for our comfort made it a perfect holiday base.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2017

  • "Good cupboard space and hangers to hang up clothes."

    Good choice of DVD's. Helpful and welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0May 2017

  • "Owners are very friendly and welcoming, the Roost is very cosy ,warm and in a peaceful countryside location."

    There are plenty of local walks and easy to visit local attractions, we really enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Oct 2016

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  • All first floor
  • One eaves double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric wall convector heaters
  • Electric oven and 2-ring hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared garden with patio and furniture
  • Bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Apartment accessed via an external, open tread wooden staircase
  • Note: Owners run a small B&B business in their own cottage nearby
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Please note: no parties of workers accepted
  • Bookings must fall between a Friday and Friday only due to cleaning availability

The property

This comfortable apartment is set in the eaves, situated in the grounds of the owners’ cottage in the hamlet of East Tytherley.

The property is on the edge of the beautiful Test Valley, which winds its way from the north to the south of Hampshire and makes a lovely destination for a romantic retreat.

With plenty of standing headroom, the apartment has a comfortable, open plan living area, incorporating a kitchenette with facilities for preparing basic meals after a day out and about exploring.

As well as this, there is also a dining area and a sitting area with a view over the woodland scene outside and the pleasant double bedroom is beyond the living area with an en-suite shower room.

This convenient, self-catering rural base provides all you need to tour this lovely area!

The nearest town is Romsey, seven miles away, with its busy market, historic abbey and Broadlands House, home of the Mountbatten family.

A visit to nearby Mottisfont Abbey, with its stunning gardens, is a must, or take a stroll along the banks of the River Test, one of the most coveted fishing rivers in Europe!

Alternatively, the historic cathedral cities of both Salisbury and Winchester are well-worth a visit, or why not explore the scenic New Forest National Park, where swathes of purple heather and woodlands are home to wild ponies, cattle and deer?

With so many options for interesting days out, you really are spoilt for choice on how to spend your holiday.

All in all, this self-catering apartment is in a great setting and a lovely base for a couple’s getaway, all year round.

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About the location


Romsey 7 miles.

This charming hamlet is situated in rural Hampshire, on the edge of the picturesque Test Valley just seven miles from the vibrant market town of Romsey. It is an easy drive from the ancient cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester and situated near the Test Way, a 49-mile footpath which passes many pretty villages, historic churches and country houses as it follows the course of the River Test, which is one of the country’s finest chalk fishing streams. Nearby, Romsey offers visitors a fine selection of shops and restaurants to sample, or why not browse the array of goods on sale at the three day market? Visit Romsey Abbey and the home of the Mountbatten family at Broadlands, while a short drive away, the National Trust’s Mottisfont Abbey is well worth a day out. Alternatively, visit the New Forest National Park, with its swathes of wood and heathland, grazed by wild ponies, cattle and deer. This peaceful Hampshire hamlet is situated in a beautiful part of England, offering so much diversity with interesting things to see and do that you are bound to want to come back to sample some more!

Note: Apartment accessed via an external, open tread wooden staircase. Note: Owners run a small B & B business in their own cottage nearby.
Note: Babes-in-arms only.
Please note: no parties of workers accepted.
Bookings must fall between a Friday and Friday only due to cleaning availability.