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The Roost

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Cheriton near Alresford, Hampshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • comfortable (8)
  • peacocks (7)
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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property for our family and dog."

    Comfortable, clean and everything we needed. Lovely owners. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week."

    Very clean and comfortable . 10 out of 10 for attention to detail. Lots of wood for the lovely woodburner. Several National Trust places nearby,and close enough to get to the sea, West wittering well worth a visit and their cafe. Would not hesitate to recommend and when in the area would like to stay again. Thank you and best wishes.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a really great stay at The Roost over Christmas."

    The property has everything you need and is a lovely space to relax in after a long country walk. Comfortable beds to provide a restful nights sleep in the quiet surroundings. We loved the wood burner and there were plentiful logs which we greatly appreciated. The enclosed garden was great for our dog to stretch her legs and there was a lovely field across the garden where she could have a really good run around off the lead and plenty more walks beyond to keep her happy! The children loved playing in the garden and especially on the trampoline. Very welcoming hosts who made sure we had everything we needed. The peacocks roaming around are great to watch and especially when they fly down from the trees each morning, something we had not seen before. We all had a super stay and are already missing the wonderful surroundings!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2023

  • "The Roost was very comfortable, peaceful and within a beautiful setting surrounded by woods and peacocks."

    The owners were very friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely welcome from the owners and dogs."

    Handy for us to visit family. Peace and quiet much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very nice property and location."

    Enjoyable few days stay. The directions to the property however were not very good. Needed to access the b&b website to get proper directions, were stuck in a layby wondering if we were going to find it. Apart from that, a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely glorious!"

    ! Lovely peaceful place. The owners are very welcoming, helpful, and friendly. Nice villages and walks in the area. The peacocks are wonderful and majestic. Great place to retreat and relax

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful, spacious and very well appointed accommodation in a very relaxing environment."

    Our hosts, Mary and Alistair provided a warm and friendly welcome and were a very useful source for local information. A memorable and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Bertie5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and surroundings."

    The cottage has everything you need and the hosts are very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0May 2023

  • "The Roost is a lovely place to stay."

    When you walk into the house you feel immediately at home. Also because the kitchen is fully equipped. There are even towels, coffee etc. We loved to stay in such a beautiful home. The surroundings and garden are soo nice and a restful place. You can go for a walk in the woods. My son loved the woodburner. The beds are very good, the bathroom has a bath and seperate shower. A perfect place to relax. The owners are very friendly and hospitable people. The Roost worth repeating!

    Reviewed by Petra4.4May 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at the roost, such lovely surrounding countryside and hours of entertainment from the peacocks, the chalet was delightful, and so comfortable, only complaint we had was there was no information booklet, as there is in so many cottages we have stayed in, otherwise all was as advertised and we had a wonderful week there."

    Thank you Alistair and Mary Daphne goodenough

    Reviewed by Daphne4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely one story house with comfortable beds set in beautiful grounds in a great location."

    A great place to unwind.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Apr 2023

  • "This property is very attractive and with a well equipped kitchen, with comfortable beds and lounge area."

    We felt very looked after by the owners who supplied plentiful wood for the log burner and allowed us to walk around their grounds which are beautiful with peacocks and woodpeckers in evidence. Nice walks around and 30 mins from Soon / Portsmouth.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Feb 2023

  • "After booking at short notice after being let down by another company arrived to be met by alistair who is both friendly and helpful lovely place ."

    A must is the nearby flowerpot pub great food ales and staff.would definitely go back again

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jan 2023

  • "We loved staying here, it was perfect for us, with pheasants, peacocks, chickens and other dogs around."

    Plenty of walks for our dog, he was welcome everywhere we went. The cottage was ideal, we used it as a base so we could travel a little. Alastair and Mary were so very sweet and accommodating, making sure we had everything we needed to make for a great stay. Thank you and hope you had a great ski holiday.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Dec 2022

  • "Stunning cottage in stunning surroundings owners were fantastic even laid the fire for us ready when we got home."

    The setting is gorgeous in the grounds of a very grand manor house and your surrounded by peacocks roaming free. Although the cottage has a fenced off area. Cannot recommend this place highly enough thank you once again.

    Reviewed by Alasdair5.0Nov 2022

  • "The Roost was the perfect retreat for a weekend away with family."

    The property was beautifully presented and extremely comfortable. The children loved exploring the gardens and woods! We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Jude5.0Oct 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.6 miles and pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: This property is set on the owner's grounds
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times due to free roaming peacocks and hens

The property

Alresford 3.7 miles.

Resting near Alresford in the village of Cheriton, Hampshire in the South Downs National Park is The Roost.

This fabulous, dog-friendly, ground-floor holiday home benefits from a countryside setting, off-road parking and an open-plan living space welcoming six guests, perfect for families and friends.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and unwind in front of the TV while the designated chef of the group becomes acquainted with the fully-equipped kitchen.

Gather around the dining table to tuck in while the woodburning stove provides a comforting glow; later step outside to delight in evening drinks as the sun sets over the encompassing countryside.

When stars fill the sky, head inside to wash away the day’s adventures in the family bathroom before retiring for some much-needed rest and relaxation in one of three bedrooms; choose from a super-king-size or two twin, one of which is zip and link for added flexibility.

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic dwelling, treat your loved ones to a delicious meal at The Flower Pots Inn, a traditional pub famed for brewing their own beer; alternatively travel to Alresford to stock up on essentials at the local stores or visit the 15th century pub The Globe on the banks of the Old Alresford Pond.

The Roost lies in the South Downs National Park which is known for its chalk hills, wooded areas and wealth of walking and cycling opportunities including the South Downs Way, which stretches 160 kilometres from Winchester to the cliffs of the Seven Sisters and Eastbourne.

Spend the day in Winchester, tour The Great Hall, Winchester Cathedral, Wolvesey Castle, the imposing remains of the 12th century palace and the National Trust site of Winchester City Mill which runs family activities and displays historic exhibits.

Venture further afield to the coast in Southampton, spend a sunny day on Weston Hard Beach or stroll around the harbour which houses a variety of eateries and bars before visiting SeaCity or Solent Sky Museum.

Experience the countryside and its surrounding attractions at The Roost.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Winchester 7.6 miles, Basingstoke 15 miles, Guildford 30 miles

The Georgian market town of Alresford is made up of the village of Old Alresford mentioned in the Doomsday Book and the main town of New Alresford and in the 1860’s was connected to London by a railway line that was used to transport Watercress that the town was widely famous for producing. The line became known as the “Watercress Line” and still runs between Alresford to Alton through the picture perfect Hampshire countryside. Now this quiet and pretty town is the perfect place for a gentle stroll, where the colour-washed Georgian houses, independent and specialist shops are mixed with characterful pubs, modern eateries and traditional tea rooms. Enjoy the Riverside Walk where you will find the Fulling Mill built in the 13th century or visit the Old Alresford Pond that is home to an abundance of wildlife including otters and wildfowl. To fully enjoy the history of the town, take the Millennium Trail a series of footpaths that weave and interlink around the town.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas