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The Garden Studio

Hampshire, Hampshire (Ref. 988898)

4.5

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage just downhill of the owner’s home in a beautiful rural location just outside the village."

    Friendly owners couldn’t have been more helpful & the property is very dog friendly - garden is unfenced but surrounding fields are available for exercising the dog off the lead as long as it’s recall is good & no horses are present. Small kitchen is quirky but has all the necessary hardware to cook meals for 2 guests. There are plenty of good pubs in easy driving distance of the property. A lovely place to spend a relaxing break in Hampshire.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback and we're delighted that you enjoyed a relaxing break at The Garden Studio. We hope to welcome you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely location and very kind helpful hosts."

    I loved it

    Thank you for your lovely comments and we're delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and its location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2022

  • "After having to postpone our trip from Germany 3 times due to Corona regualtions, we finally had a great week in lovely surroundings and with great hosts and a very friendly dog."

    It was hard to leave this little paradise. We are already making plans for a return. Stan and Anna-Maria

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and we're glad you finally managed to visit Garden Studio! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna-maria StanleyApr 2022

  • "We had the most relaxing wonderful time at the Studio."

    There are steps up to the property but they are wide and were not a problem I was worried about the kitchenette from previous reviews but actually found it easier to use than some kitchens I’ve had to use it has everything you need.The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom has a lovely shower and bath. The tv is a good size and has freesat. You are surrounded by fields which our dog loved and a short walk into the village. The owners are friendly and very helpful. Can thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by Anne-marieMar 2022

  • "The Garden Studio is an absolute gem."

    It is situated in the most quiet and beautiful setting. We enjoyed many lovely walks through the nearby woods and common. The Garden Studio is comfortable and warm, and we were more than happy for the month that we stayed there. The kitchen facilities are small however, we were able to cook many delicious meals using the oven top cooker, and managed perfectly well. The hosts are charming and kind, and offered lots of assistance should we need it. We kept our dog on the lead when in the garden as we didn’t trust her not to chase a pheasant of rabbit onto the nearby road! I would not hesitate to recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2021

  • "The listing photographs don’t show how near and overlooked you are by the owners."

    However, the owners were very nice. There is a field to walk your dog, but it does have 3 horses in it. That’s fine but one was very lively and did take an interest in our little dog - chasing him. Overall, the accommodations were adequate and actually a very good standard for a dog friendly cottage. We’ve had some very nasty dog friendly cottages, so we were pleasantly surprised. The cooking situation is very novel!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Garden Studio. It's great to hear your had a lovely time and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TimothyJul 2021

  • "We loved the position of the cottage ."

    Beautiful views and wildlife . Very comfortable stay . Unfortunately the kitchen area is very small but managed a few basic meals . The garden could do with dog profing as dogs can escape over the small barrier into the fields . Sarah and Chris are lovely , helpful hosts and very nice people . All in all a great breakaway .!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Garden Studio. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2021

  • "Beautiful apartment, gardens and perfect owners."

    Very happy to recommend the Garden Studio and a visit into Selborne although will be even better when the pub fully opens.

    Thank you for recommending The Garden Studio. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WarwickMay 2021

  • "The accommodation fully met our expectations and requirements."

    Spacious living / dining / kitchenette area which contained all that we needed for a comfortable stay. The kitchen facilities are limited but more than adequate to prepare simple meals. The bedroom was equally comfortable and roomy with plenty of cupboard space to allow the unpacking of suitcases. The bathroom has both bath and shower. Selborne is a pretty village surrounded by beautiful countryside, ancient woodlands and much wildlife. There are no shops but Whites Cafe come shop sell the basics and I personally highly recommend their homemade frozen meals.

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2021

  • "A lovely property in a lovely location with delightful hosts."

    If you have an electric car, for a nominal charge, there is access a 3pin skt - don't forget extension lead. Plenty to do and see but as ever not enough time - will just have to stay again.

    We would love to welcome you back to Garden Studio! Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2021

  • "Superb quiet location, excellent local walking, helpful owner on site"

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2021

  • "It was small, not enough hot water, and limited cooking facilities."

    for mid winter could have been warmer, for summer ideal.

    Reviewed by NaomiDec 2020

  • "Even though the property is located quite close to the owners home, the location is lovely, especially for walks."

    On the evening of arrival we decided to go out for dinner, there was only enough hot water for one modest shower, second shower was cold for my wife, we had to leave the emmersion heater running there on. Received a phone call the night prior to departure asking us to vacate by 9am, when the listing clearly states 10am, the reason given was 'due to Covid', she said it was on the listing and that Sykes were aware, it wasn't, still isn't and I assume they aren't. When we politely said no, explaining we had planned to leave by 9.30' (very reasonable), the owner asked if she could come in and collect towels and sheets etc before that!, again we had to politely decline! a little privacy as your showering, packing etc is fair normal!? This felt intrusive and totally unnecessary, surely the listed 6 hours is enough time to air and clean!? We felt rushed at time of departure because of this. Furniture and random items are very random and untidy looking. Mattress desperately needs replacing, sofa needs work or cleaning, the nasty looking cover hiding stained seats wasn't welcoming. Carpet has seen much better days. Slightly dirty cups and other items, had to clean them our selves, which led us to think we should clean all utensils we might use (especially during these times), this led us to basically sanitise the property ourselves as we weren't sure if other items and surfaces had received a high standard of cleaning. A comically old and worn looking kettle. For the price of £270 a night, we expected better to be honest, it would have gone unmentioned if not for the unreasonable phone call the night before departure. Frankly the listed photos show the property at its best, probably many years ago. Shame because the setting is lovely.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2020

  • "This was a comfortable holiday cottage."

    Perhaps the kitchen facilities were slightly too small, but the views from the cottage were superb. Our dog loved it, very good local walks. A brilliant respite from the Covid life at home.

    Reviewed by TonyOct 2020

  • "We had cancelled 4 holidays this year so this was our first time away."

    The cottage was just perfect for us and enabled us to relax. Pleasant walk to village over the fields with lunch at Selborne arms and a visit to Gilbert whites house and garden with home cooked meal and own brewed beer in whites cafe. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Cottage was very clean and well maintained, all in all a very pleasant week away. Great for visiting surrounding area particularly liked Farnham and Bills restaurant.

    We are so pleased you were finally able to get away and that the cottage was perfect for you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2020

  • "The Cottage exceeded our expectations as the photos do not reveal how spacious the accommodation actually is."

    Despite having some things removed due to Covid-19 restrictions the facilities were as good, if not better, than we anticipated. The views were fabulous and the location, although in the countryside, was a 10 minute walk from the local pub, shop and other facilities. There are many walks from the cottage of which we only sampled one, but the owner provided information on the many options available. The furnishings were excellent and the cottage was very comfortable. The owner lives a short distance from the cottage and was very welcoming and friendly.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at The Garden Studio. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "A beautiful holiday location with a very attentive owner who went out of her way to be helpful and to ensure that we had a good holiday."

    Nothing was too much trouble. We would recommend this cottage highly.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at The Garden Studio. We always love to receive feedback from our guests and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeremyAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and location."

    The owners were very friendly and attentive. highly recommended

    Reviewed by LeightonDec 2019

  • "Property and surrounding location ideal for a quiet break."

    The owner was very pleasant and helpful. We would certainly return!

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2019

  • "A very comfortable place, with an excellent bath and shower and comfortable bed and sofa."

    Cooking in a cupboard was fun and perfectly adequate, everything worked perfectly. The view over the hills, with horses, was lovely. We enjoyed our meals at the Selborne Arms, a proper village pub, and Gilbert White’s house, Jane Austen’s house, Winchester, Portsmouth and Petworth were all in easy reach. A very peaceful and relaxing holiday altogether - we’ll be back!

    Reviewed by TessaSep 2019

  • "We had a lovely time surrounded by beautiful country side."

    The owners were very welcoming and friendly, and we are in the process of looking at dates to re book for next year.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2019

  • "This was an extremely lovely cottage which had all the facilities that we wanted."

    The owners, Sarah and Chris were very welcoming and wonderful hosts. Our dog Harvey especially loved the freedom of the garden and having a new friend in Banjo. This was an excellent base for undertaking walks and seeing Hampshire.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Beautiful setting in rolling farmland with a delightful 10 minute walk into Selborne village."

    Owners live next door and are very helpful but never intrusive. Very clean and comfortable with lots of space for two or three people. The smaller bedroom has low ceilings and is entered via the main double bedroom but would suit a child. The kitchenette is tiny but we were able to cook full meals. The mini-oven is surprisingly good - it heats up quickly and cooks evenly right up to 220 deg C. Excellent shower. No washing machine but there is a drying rack which fits in the bath so hand-washing was easy. The storage heaters kept us cosy.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2019

  • "The Garden Studio was fine, the ‘kitchenette’ was adequate and worked well."

    The setting was beautiful. Just felt that the information about the area was very outdated, leaflets went back to 2013, in some cases but wifi was good so used iPad to seek information. Thank you for a very comfortable week.

    Reviewed by IreneMar 2019

  • "The lovely hosts Sarah & Chris were friendly and informative and couldn’t have been more helpful, whilst not being intrusive."

    The listing was accurate- a cosy space with everything we needed. Surrounded by gorgeous autumn shades of countryside- so peaceful yet close to some lovely villages & great walking routes. Magnificent stars on display on the cloudless nights with the limited light pollution- an extra bonus to our stay!

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2018

  • "Thank you for such a warm welcome."

    This cottage was perfect for us and set in lovely countryside; the dog loved the fields on the doorstep. Thanks again.

    Ms Lisa Lovedale

  • "My partner and I booked the Garden Studio for a few weeks whilst we had building work carried out on our property."

    The studio suited us perfectly for the long term stay - it was clean, warm and well equipped. Mrs Robinson was very helpful and accommodating (they let me keep my rabbits in the garage). We would definitely recommend the place as it is also situated in Selborne - surrounded by lovely countryside with a variety of great pubs to explore. Thank you for giving us a place to call home during what was a difficult time for us!

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "It has been a fantastic half term break."

    This is such a beautiful setting and our hosts have been kind and welcoming. We have enjoyed exploring The New Forest for the first time. The Queens pub in the village does exceptionally good grub including take away fish and chips which we can recommend!

    Mrs Wood

  • "Thank you for providing us with a lovely, warm and cosy bolt hole for our Easter Holiday."

    Bailey enjoyed the run in the field in the morning and we enjoyed the spaciousness of The Studio.

    Mr Basden

  • "The garden studio was just what we wanted, a stylish, cosy place for two within walking distance of an old friend who lives in Selborne."

    The photos available nowadays and the reviews are a great help in choosing somewhere to stay, in this case we had no idea how close to the house we were until we arrived but that was not a problem at all and we did not feel overlooked, plus we could park very close to the Studio ( we do not travel light however much we try ). Altogether a very nice place to stay, we hope to go again.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Very much enjoyed our stay."

    The Studio was perfect for us. West Dean Open Air Museum is a great place to visit on a sunny day and we also had pleasant excursions to Winchester and The New Forest. Hope we will be back!

    Mr Stewart Males

  • "A warm welcome, a delightful cottage and sunny May weather: we spent a wonderful midweek in this cosy bolt hole."

    Thank you!

    Mr Bruno Linders

  • "I had a lovely few days painting and walking in this beautiful place."

    The Studio became a real one! Perfect!

    Vivian French

  • "The great advantages of the Garden Studio are that it's comfortable, it has lovely views onto the wooded hills above Selborne, it's within easy walking and driving distance of the village amenities, it's surrounded by wonderful walks, a few of them directly from the cottage, and the owner is warmly welcoming and helpful."

    The living room and main bedroom are comfortable and spacious; the small second bedroom (which we didn't use) would suit a child; and the bathroom is also spacious and works well. The kitchen facilities are limited and are part of the living room: they were absolutely fine for us for breakfasts, snacks and heating up quiches or eating cheese and crackers for our meal. The patio is small but well-sheltered and has that lovely view towards the hill. Parking is safe and easy. Walking distance is about 15 minutes to Selborne: the road is narrow with high hedges for a while so it's a lot nicer to go across the fields and along a woodland path. The only snag here is having to duck under a few fences, again no problem to us but perhaps to some people. The area is wonderful for walks: Selborne Common is an ancient and extensive woodland on the nearby hill; Noar Hill is an enchanting nature reserve of flower-filled meadows and woodland; and there are beautiful stretches on the Hampshire Hangar walk from Petersfield to Hawkley and onto Selborne and Alton. The Gilbert White Museum and Oates Collection in the village is well worth a half day's visit and there are other attractions nearby. The village amenities include the Selborne Arms, which does pretty good food and has a very nice garden; the Selborne Tea Shop, with delicious cream teas, and a local shop for the basics. We look forward to returning to Selborne for another holiday and hope to stay at the Garden Studio again!

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Bed, bath/shower/heating/lighting great!"

    Even though we knew the ‘little kitchenette & cooker were small' I found it all perfect for our needs. In particular, the little oven was brilliant - I cooked a small roast boneless chicken joint, roast potatoes, pigs in blankets for our xmas lunch on it (I wasn't sure if the oven temperature would be OK so started a lot earlier than I would have, so ended up having lunch a lot sooner than planned as oven was brilliant!).

    Norman

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Summary

  • All ground floor, but accessed via 18 steps
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x single bed with truckle bed under (suitable for young children / toddlers) Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area, Living room with study area and PC.
  • Central heating
  • Two ring electric hob, microwave, mini oven and fridge
  • TV, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Terrace, Weber BBQ
  • One well behaved dog
  • Please note : You must not allow pets on beds or on furniture within the Property and pets must not be left alone in the Property at any time. Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 mile
  • There are 2 steps up to bedroom 2 which is under the eaves
  • Note: There is a charge of £25 per pet for the property

The property

The Garden Studio is a detached property in Selborne, Hampshire, and is on a country lane in the grounds of a larger cottage.

It is surrounded by eleven acres of farmland and has been attractively decorated and furnished.

It is perfect for small families. Please note...

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About the location

SELBORNE

Alton 5 miles; Farnham 15 miles; Winchester 19 miles.

Located in East Hampshire, Selborne is a village within the South Downs National Park, which opened on April 1st 2011. Many visitors come to Selborne because of its links with the world-famous naturalist, Reverand. Gilbert White, who was a pioneer of birdwatching. St. Mary the Virgin is a church within the village that is grade I listed and dates back to the late 12th century. There are the Selborne Village Stores/Post Office and a primary school. Local amenities include a pub – The Selborne Arms. Just over ten a minute drive away from Selborne is Alton, which can take you back in time with period railway demonstrations on the Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line which can take you to Alresford. The Curtis Museum and Allen Gallery are great attractions taking you through the art and historical past of the town.

Region Information

Please note : You must not allow pets on beds or on furniture within the Property and pets must not be left alone in the Property at any time.


PLEASE NOTE- Between the 17th 19th January 22 the owner is having work done in the garden to replace sleepers in the garden area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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