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1 Foresters Rest

(Ref. 1074400)

Selborne, Hampshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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  • walks (7)
  • comfortable (6)

20 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful cottage in a scenic location."

    We enjoyed a comfortable three-night stay. We soon felt at home, and particularly liked the colourful garden, where we could enjoy some early summer sun at the start and end of the day. Although the road is right outside at the front, it doesn’t get busy, and we hardly noticed any passing traffic at all. If you find parking in the garage at the back a bit tight, you can do as we did and park for free in the lower car park across the road behind the Selborne Arms. For local attractions, Gilbert White’s House and Garden are a five-minute walk away, and the walk up to Selborne Common starts directly opposite the cottage. Jayne Austen’s House, Chawton House and the town of Alton are just a short drive away, too.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location for getting to so many local attractions, plus the bonus of being able to go for some lovely walks from the cottage."

    Great to be able to sit out in the garden. Beautiful kitchen/diner but for self catering the property could be improved with a few more utensils/serving dishes etc.

    Reviewed by Jane3.4May 2024

  • "I stayed for almost a week at Foresters Rest and loved every minute of it."

    The house has a very welcoming feel to it, is beautifully decorated, ample equipment provided. The lovely garden (unfortunately the weather wouldn't allow to use it) as well as the garage adds to the house's appeal. Selborne/Foresters Rest is the perfect base for trips to the beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Silke5.0Apr 2024

  • "Very comfortable and well appointed cottage."

    Highly suitable for two people wanting either a short break or a longer stay. Very welcoming and helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2024

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    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Dec 2023

  • "Beautifully renovated house in a nice setting with lovely walks from the door."

    Nice touches with the bottle of fizz left. Owner very attentive. Thanks very much x

    Reviewed by Sarah3.4Dec 2023

  • "Very nice cottage in a lovely village with super walks available from the front door."

    Everything was provided except we couldn’t find a cheese grater. The only negative point was the bathroom basin tap which was very loose. We did report this to the owner.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2023

  • "A TV in the bedroom would be a great addition."

    Car parking is a bit of a phaff as garage isn't very long and up a narrow lane. The garden path is over grown with Lavender which is slippery when wet. The road outside is noisy from 6am until 7pm. Good walks from outside the door. Comfy bed and good heating.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Jul 2023

  • "Bathroom taps are a bit loose on sink just need tightening and toilet seat is a bit loose and moves"

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2023

  • "The accommodation was very comfortable, well equipped and decorated."

    It was spotlessly clean and well maintained. The garden and garage were real assets. It was located in a lovely village with interesting places to see and lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very well appointed cottage."

    Which met all our needs In a very historic Village. All which made it a very enjoyable week

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovey, cosy cottage and garden, well placed for visiting Gilbert White’s cottage, the Watercress line Steam railway and Winchester."

    There are many beautiful walks in Selborne and maps and leaflets in the cottage were very helpful. We enjoyed our time eating meals in the well kept garden, listening to the birds and exploring the countryside.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay at 1 Foresters Rest."

    Such a charming cottage that was well equipped for a short or long holiday. The bed was extremely comfortable and the overall cleanliness of the cottage was at a high standard. The garden was beautifully kept and we enjoyed many sunny days in it on a great set of garden furniture. Found The Selborne Arms staff not very welcoming and food/drink too expensive. Would thoroughly recommend a trip to Gilbert White’s House and Gardens.

    Reviewed by Amelia4.1Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, near to great walks and 2 excellent cafes."

    Everything immaculate, wonderfully comfortable bed. My second stay there and I will certainly be back. Just lacking egg cups!!

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a fabulous review. We will have some egg cups waiting for you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very clean and tidy, good communication, good location."

    Reviewed by Kim4.4Sep 2022

  • "What a super little cottage."

    Everything was spotlessly clean and attn was paid to every little detail to make your stay carefree and enjoyable. THe owner came round at a moments notice for a minor issue ...turned out not an issue at all.... and was eager to make sure all was good. Comfortable private little garden. Having checked in and out of multi hotels, airbnb, etc on my trip, with far from perfect results....! you can guarantee a stay here will make you smile. I for one don't give praise easily unless well deserved. Well done Sykes Cottages...

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Aug 2022

  • "Owner extremely helpful, cottage beautifully fitted, lovely back garden to sit in"

    Reviewed by Maria4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lots of lovely personal touches."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, everything you needed was there,it's got a well ..."

    The cottage was lovely, everything you needed was there,it's got a well maintained garden, full with colourful flowers, and a garage for a small to medium car, across the road there is a pub, Gilbert white house, which we would strongly recommend especially if your into the natural world, it's also got a nice cafe with a great selection of food, down the road is Jane Austen's house along with her Brothers house and two tea rooms, down about half a mile or so is a Lavender farm, you really must try there Lavender and honey

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was very good the only quibble was the price £500 plus for two up ..."

    The property was very good the only quibble was the price £500 plus for two up two down this is the only reason I gave a5 for recommendation

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Jun 2022

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking in a bay garage for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio seating, barbecue and lawn with summer house
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Nestled in the picture-postcard village of Selborne is 1 Foresters Rest, a charming semi-detached cottage for a couples getaway to the South Downs National Park.

Find this pretty property right in the middle of the village, with a country pub and local shop on the doorstep, taking three steps up into your new home away from home.

You're greeted by a stunning sitting room, boasting a quirky and stylish interior design, complemented by two white leather sofas, deep blue recess walls, a wall-mounted TV and a snug fireplace.

Resting behind is a spacious kitchen/diner, the perfect spot to rustle up romantic meals using the fantastic amenities including an electric oven, hob, a fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, and even an espresso machine for those groggy mornings.

Gather round the wooden dining table accompanied by a well-deserved bottle of wine, or choose to dine alfresco in your own private garden, hosting a lovely stone patio, a brick-built barbecue and steps up to a luscious lawn with a summer house.

When sleep calls, head to the first floor where you'll find an attractive double bedroom, housing ample storage and served by a family bathroom where guests can unwind in a hot bubble bath, or enjoy a refreshing rinse in the overhead shower.

Explore the surrounding village and stock up on essentials in the village shop before heading to the local pub for a crisp pint of ale and some hearty pub grub - make sure to talk to the locals and hear stories about the renowned world-famous naturalist, Reverend.

Gilbert White, a pioneer of birdwatching throughout the village.

Head out on a day of adventure around the South Downs National Park, delighting in tranquil walking trails with awe-inspiring landscapes, challenging cycling trails, nature watching and fabulous attractions such as Kingley Vale, and stargazing at Butser Hill.

Alternatively, travel over to the historic market town of Alton where you'll find the Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line, the Curtis Museum and Allen Gallery, or visit the ancient cathedral city of Winchester for a memorable day out.

1 Foresters Rest is the ideal choice for a romantic getaway to this serene corner of Hampshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas