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Meon Boscage

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "The photographs on the website really do not do the property justice."

    It is an amazing house with every facility you might want for your stay. I have never stayed in a property that is so well equipped. We were using the house to attend a family wedding and our party of 7 were travelling from different parts of the UK, arriving at different times. The first couple to arrive rang me to say that I would not want to leave the house, they were so right! Would definitely stay in the property again.

    Thank you for your wonderful review. We have made the house well equipped & comfortable so guests feel at home during their stay. Also to compliment the location & view to give guests a truly memorable stay. Sounds like you all enjoyed your stay & the Wedding as well. Thank you so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful house in a rural location with walks and pubs nearby."

    Really enjoyed our stay, beds were really comfortable, communication was accurate and quick. I would definitely Recommend staying here and would love to come back if they would have us.

    Many thanks for your great review. So pleased you all enjoyed your stay and the walks and super pubs close by. Hope you will be able to return in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Nov 2023

  • "We have had many holidays with you but will look no further."

    Meon Boscage is perfect, everything you could need on a holiday. Perfect house, fabulous scenery. House equipped with everything you could need. All the little touches that complete your stay. What a welcome pack. Thank you Jackie , we look forward to returning . Definitely the best we have stayed .

    Thank you for your amazing review. So happy you all enjoyed staying at the house. You are most welcome & we are looking forward to welcoming you again next April for your special Celebration! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Nov 2023

  • "Although the weather was against us, a group of five friends enjoyed an interesting week in Meon Boscage as it was within easy access of Portsmouth, Chichester, Winchester and Southampton."

    Unfortunately we couldn't go walking on the South Downs due to the weather but I'm sure the views would have been amazing. Thank you Jackie and Andy.

    Great to hear you enjoyed your week in the house. We are sorry Storm Ciaran came blustering through and stopped you from walking in the beautiful south downs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana4.7Oct 2023

  • "Wow, I was absolutely blown away by Meon Boscage."

    The house and gardens are absolutely gorgeous, the location is fantastic. The kids were over the moon with the Halloween decorations and the pumpkin that was so kindly left with the welcome basket (which was so lovely thank you!) Everything was absolutely perfect and we would not change a thing about our stay. Jackie and Andy were brilliant hosts. We are already planning to come back. Thank you so much for the perfect getaway and we will see you again!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2023

  • "A beautiful property in a very scenic setting, it was perfect for our autumnal weekend away."

    Thank you!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. You are most welcome and great that you made the most of your weekend away. Many thanks for staying. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Oct 2023

  • "I had the pleasure of staying at this stunning house for a family break celebrating my dads 60th."

    The property is beautiful and impeccably maintained, making it a delightful retreat for both kids and adults. The availability of board games at the house added an extra layer of fun for everyone. One of the standout features of our stay was the lovely welcome hamper, a thoughtful touch that set the tone for our visit. The expansive grounds were a hit with both the kids and our furry family members . The morning walk in the grounds was a fantastic way to start the day. The house is well-maintained, beautiful, and a secluded gem that's perfect for making cherished memories with loved ones. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review and lovely to hear you made the most of the grounds and the dogs enjoyed themselves too! Look forward to you returning in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerri5.0Sep 2023

  • "The owner of the property catered for all our needs."

    A lot of thought given to this house for families. Lovely and clean and comfortable. The grounds of the house are superb. Me and my family enjoyed our weekend at this beautiful house. Lovely memories

    Very glad you had such a great time and loved the grounds they have taken a lot of effort and time to get this looking lovely. We appreciate how clean & tidy you left the house a joy to find it looking so clean. Hope to welcome you all back again. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed the cottage tremendously."

    Will use again in further years.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Sep 2023

  • "We've just had the most wonderful week here."

    The generous welcome pack, lovely toiletries, very well equipped kitchen, and a well laid out, comfortable house made it very difficult to leave. The dogs loved the huge garden, wooded areas and swimming in the river, and there were many thoughtful touches too for our four legged friends. We brought kayaks down and had great fun paddling in Meon Boscage's section of the river, if we weren't having drinks on the decking on the river. We can't wait to come back.

    Thank you for your great review. Glad to hear you all had such a wonderful stay & made the most of the grounds, river & facilities! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The house and grounds were amazing. Before we left we were worried that walking to the pub with young children might be tricky. However, we found it easy as there are good trails and, when you are on the road, very few cars. Finally, we enjoyed walking and running on the Meon Valley Trail, which is just a few hundred yards away from the house - great for running off some of that excellent pub food! Thanks to the owners - for all the extra touches that made the house so homely, we really appreciated them.

    Thank you for your really lovely review. it’s great to hear you all had such a wonderful stay & explored the local area including the excellent local pubs. We welcome to return to stay in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Doug5.0Aug 2023

  • "Superb house, garden and location with fantastic river side setting complete with decking for relaxing with a drink or two."

    Easy walk to pubs with amazing food. Property finished to a vey high spec and wants for nothing. The owners have thought of every little detail and are very welcoming, thoughtful and attentive. We would highly recommend!

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback. Great to hear you all had such a lovely stay. The area around is beautiful & it’s great to share with others. We welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely & chill’axing bolt hole - the welcome pack was superb."

    Some really nice touches in the house and loved the hosts taste in decor - lots of lovely reading material. Wished the weather was better to make use of the deck by the stream and the large garden. Also love that it is off grid and attention given to sustainability and living consciously for the environment.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our stay at Meon Boscage was just perfect from start to finish."

    The house was spotless, spacious and so thoughtfully equipped with everything you could think of and a great location for accessing a wide variety of places of interest. It felt like a real home from home! The gardens are absolutely stunning and so full of interesting things to look at. Definitely a place of outstanding beauty. The lovely decking by the river and the hammocks were a huge hit. You could feel the stress just melt away! What made our stay extra special were the owners, who were kindness itself and made us feel more like welcome guests than customers. We have made some lovely memories and will definitely be returning.

    thanks for your fabulous review it was an absolute pleasure to have you stay and we really look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shana5.0Jul 2023

  • "Simply amazing!"

    beautiful property located in lovely surroundings, the hosts could not have done more for our party both before and during our stay. The area had all we needed locally with a well kept pub and an awarding winning butcher perfect for a cheeky BBQ, looking forward to a return visit not to far in the future.

    Thankyou for you great feedback and we are very pleased you had a great time and experienced what's available in the area you are welcome back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0May 2023

  • "What an amazing find."

    A beautiful place in a beautiful setting. Thank you to Jackie and Andy for all the little touches you took the time to provide for our Coronation weekend celebrations. We will definitely be back for another visit

    You are very welcome and we are very glad you had such a great time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "Stayed for a week with family to celebrate my 75th and had local friends drop by each day."

    The property is in the most lovely countryside setting, very well appointed and comfortable. The open plan feeling with doors open is brilliant when the sun shines and one can wander down to the river or eat out on the terrace; and there is a lovely log fire for the chillier evenings. We had a delightful time and would thoroughly recommend it for a relaxing break.

    very happy you had such a great time and hope you will return soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jude4.7Apr 2023

  • "What a personal, friendly and warm welcome we find when we entered this beautiful house with amazing garden and view."

    Everything in the house was been taking care of and so much more. Jackie and Andy are really the masters of all hostesses! We have experienced a beautiful English surrounding, nature, piece and quiet. And yet there is so much to do, to see,to taste, to experience, to enjoy in the environment. We definitely will come back to fully enjoy again with our boys.

    Thank you for your great review & to hear you had such a wonderful stay. Really appreciate your feedback & hope you’ll return soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Family4.7Apr 2023

  • "I recently had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful holiday rental property for a girls weekend and I must say, it exceeded all of our expectations."

    The location was absolutely perfect, with easy access to all the local amenities and attractions, yet tucked away in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood. The house itself was beautifully finished with all the modern conveniences you could ask for, including a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, and plenty of space to relax and unwind. But what really stood out to us were the special touches that the owners had added to make our stay even more memorable. From the welcome hamper filled with delicious treats, to the thoughtful decorations and cozy blankets, every detail had been carefully considered to ensure that we felt right at home. And let's not forget the stunning finish of the house, with elegant furnishings and stylish decor throughout. Overall, I would highly recommend this holiday rental property to anyone looking for a luxurious and relaxing getaway with friends or family. With its perfect location, special touches, and stunning finish, it's the perfect place to unwind and create memories that will last a lifetime.

    Great to hear you all enjoyed your weekend & many thanks for your terrific feedback. Looking forward to your return visit hopefully soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2023

  • "Newly refurbished and beautifully finished house with tons of personalised touches and artwork and thoughtful amenities eg makeup remover wipes and COVID test kits in the bathrooms, an abundance of fluffy white towels, a basket full of goodies to eat plus fresh milk in the fridge when we arrived."

    Very well stocked kitchen and most importantly, a decent Nespresso coffee machine. Easy and excellent communication with the owner. The location was perfect, off the beaten track but close to shops and the village pub and the South Downs Way. We had an amazing stay and can’t wait to come back. I can’t recommend this place highly enough!

    Thank you for your great review & to hear you had such a wonderful stay. Really appreciate your feedback & hope you’ll return soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Apr 2023

  • "A very pleasant stay, lovely house with all facilities and amenities that you could wish for."

    Thoughtful owners too with nice touches from welcoming gifts for our children (Easter eggs) to keeping in contact to ask if we were comfortable and in need of anything else.. We would like to come back next year.

    thankyou for your great review and we hope you can return Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed here for the first week of Easter and it didn't disappoint."

    The property is beautifully located with an amazing amount of space, both inside and out. We were welcomed with a wonderful hamper of goodies which included Easter eggs for the kids, bubbly, beer and snacks! To say the house is well equipped is an understatement. Clean and comfortable upstairs and down and decorated and fitted to a high standard. Jackie and Andy the owners made themselves very available and the information provided in print was spot on. We will 100% be coming back. Highly recommended!

    Thankyou for your kind works we are very glad you enjoyed the house and surroundings Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2023

  • "This cottage is so fabulous."

    As a group we have been hiring dog friendly cottages for the best part of 15 years and Meon Boscage ranks right at the top of our favourites. The welcome pack was so lovely as were the personalised touches around the property. Everything is comfy, spacious and warm. All the bedrooms are of a high standard. The kitchen has everything you need and more. The location of the cottage is so beautiful, set in huge grounds with the river running at the bottom of the garden. Look out for the owl, the muntjacs, the swans and many more. Jackie and Andy were more than helpful with advice and help if needed. Nico, our old Jack Russell, really appreciated the treats and throws so she could enjoy the sofa. It is refreshing for understanding owners when it comes to allowing dogs to these holiday homes. Finally, the surrounding area is really great. Everything is in walking distance, all the pubs and local stores we went to were very good, and the South Downs way provides endless options for walks. Genuinely I can’t recommend Meon Boscage enough and we look forward to returning as soon as possible.

    Thank you so much for your great review. We are really happy to hear that you all enjoyed the houses & grounds as well as the wonderful location & pubs. Being our second guests we really your feedback & look forward to welcoming you again including your cute dog Nico! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is a fantastic property for a back to nature get away, with lots to do nearby if you want it."

    (NT, Winchester, Zoo, Portsmouth and Southampton). It is also beautifully tasteful and very comfortable.The owners were lovely and helpful, and kind enough to meet me as it was dark on arrival. The house benefits from under floor heating so although it was February we were very cosy, there is also a wood burner if needed. I was reluctant to leave and would love to go back in the future. Great food is provided at the pub nearby and plenty of walks on your doorstep.

    The family were our first guests and were lovely. Happy to hear they had a great stay and made the most of the area. They left the house clean and tidy and we would be happy to have them to stay again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2023

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  • Open-plan living area with spacious lounge including large corner sofa, coffee table, 43-inch widescreen TV and woodburning stove
  • Contemporary-style kitchen with breakfast bar, six-burner range cooker, Smeg fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee maker
  • Plus, plenty of crockery, glasses, cutlery, cooking utensils and bakeware
  • Dining area with large wooden table and chairs that comfortably sits eight
  • Utility room with microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer and second fridge/freezer
  • Ground-floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Master bedroom with Juliet balcony, king-size bed, single sofa bed for a child, free-standing stone bath, wash basin, walk-in shower and separate WC
  • Bedroom two with king-size bed and views over the grounds
  • Bedroom three with double bed
  • Bedroom four with small double bed for one adult or two children
  • Family bathroom with free-standing stone bath, wash basin, walk-in shower and WC
  • Sundeck area next to River Meon with beautiful ambient lighting
  • Fire-pit area with chairs and plenty of logs
  • Grounds with sole access to 3.36 acres of woodland and countryside
  • Direct access to River Meon, which is unfenced and runs along the lower border of the property, guests who enjoy fishing may do so, with the appropriate permit, when near the river, please take care and supervise children and pets at all times.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating throughout property (please note this property is off-grid and is powered by solar energy with a back-up generator)
  • WiFi available throughout
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Starter pack for woodburning stove
  • Large coal BBQ
  • Bed linen and bathroom and kitchen tea-towels provided
  • Welcome pack of bread, milk, tea and coffee
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Local shops 0.3 miles and 1 mile, pubs 0.7 miles and 0.8 miles

The property

Nestled deep in the tranquillity of the South Downs National Park near the picturesque Hampshire village of Meonstoke, Meon Boscage is the perfect place for an idyllic getaway with family and friends.

The word ‘boscage’ means ‘a group of trees and shrubs, and the sheer variety of species in the 3.36 acres that surround this rural hideaway means that the grounds have officially been called an ‘arboretum’ by local tree experts.

You’d struggle to find a more splendid ‘back garden.’ From the front room or the outside seating area, you can look down over a spacious lawn to this collection of beautiful trees, catching a glimpse of the River Meon meandering beyond, then, after admiring this stunning view on a warm summer afternoon, you could enjoy a stroll through your very own woodland, maybe stopping to relax with a cool drink on the decking next to the water.

The house itself is contemporary yet homely, with a stylish Scandinavian feel, the open-plan ground floor has wonderful views of the grounds, with wide bifold doors making it easy to combine indoor and outdoor living.

In the comfy lounge area, there’s a plush corner sofa with loads of room for everyone to unwind, and a woodburning stove to warm you if the weathers chilly.

The well-equipped kitchen features everything from a range cooker to a microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and state-of-the-art coffee machine, there’s ample space to enjoy meals – whether it’s croissants and coffee at the breakfast bar, or a memorable evening dinner in the spacious dining area or ‘al fresco’ on the terrace.

Upstairs, the luxurious master bedroom boasts a king-size bed, elegant bath and walk-in shower, as well as stunning views of the grounds below from its own Juliet balcony, the three other bedrooms all have a cottagey feel: one with a king-size, another a double and the third a small double bed, the family bathroom includes a free-standing stone bath and walk-in shower, while on the ground floor there’s an additional shower room.

Head outside to the riverside decking which provides beautiful views of the River Meon and is a magical place to sit and relax under the ambient lighting after dusk.

When you’re not relaxing at Meon Boscage, you’ll find a whole host of things to do in the surrounding countryside, villages and towns.

For walkers and cyclists, there are countless paths and trails to follow, with the spectacular South Downs Way within easy reach.

The charming villages of Meonstoke and Droxford are also close by, where you can pick up supplies for your stay or enjoy a meal in one of the atmospheric local country pubs, and a little further afield, the cities of Winchester – with its historic cathedral and Great Hall - and Portsmouth – where you can explore the D-Day Museum and historic ships like the Victory and Mary Rose - are perfect for a day’s sightseeing.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


  • Droxford 1.5 miles
  • New Alresford 11.1 miles

The sleepy village of Meonstoke sits within the scenic Meon Valley, cutting though the Middle Chalk of the South Downs. The village is known for its connections to the Romans and Saxons. Today, there is a pub, The Bucks Head, and a post office with convenience store, perfect for stocking up on the essentials. The nearby village of Droxford is also worth a visit, home to two pubs, a post office and a service station. The village also lies close to both countryside and the coast, including the beautiful South Downs National Park, making it an ideal base for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas