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36 High Street

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely peaceful vacation."

    Nothing negative to say.

    Reviewed by Gordon John3.8May 2024

  • "A really cozy and well-appointed cottage."

    Ideally placed for visits to National Trust properties. Fabulous dog walks and lots of places to run in the morning. Would stay again

    Thank you for your positive feedback we would be delighted for you to choose to stay at villa Rosa again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bryan4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely Christmas week spent in Downton visiting family and friends."

    Cottage was perfect, had everything we needed, kitchen fully equipped to ensure Christmas dinner was cooked to perfection. Very cosy. Excellent location for dog walks, The Moot and of course The New Forest. Local cafe and The Bull pub very friendly and excellent food in both. Crib Service attended in the local Church, very interactive and welcoming. All round wonderful time.

    Thanks you for your positive feed back we are glad we provided a great home for you to enjoy Your Christmas celebration. All the best, vIlla Rosa team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage equipped with everything you need for your stay."

    Conveniently placed for walks in the new forest and close to amenities. As others have stated parking is tight, but not impossible. It's on a very busy road, so there is some traffic noise. That said it didn't impact on our stay and we would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is a relaxing home from home with everything we needed and in the perfect location for exploring the New Forest."

    The welcome basket was a lovely unexpected touch and came in handy, even dog treats which our Springer appreciated. As others have said the parking is tricky if you have a larger vehicle but there was always space available on the street. The cottage was cosy and comfortable with good Wi-Fi and smart TV. It was unseasonably warm on our visit so a fan would have been handy and maybe something for future guests. Lots of great pubs and coffee places locally. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was a lovely stay in an atmospheric cottage setting."

    It had all that we needed in order to make our holiday as comfortable and hassle-free as possible. A couple of updates are needed though - the bin collection days have moved to Tuesday each week (not Wednesday), and the black bags in which to deposit our bedding requiring washing at the end of our stay were not available (that I could find). Apart from that, a great place for a vacation with your dog, and I'd do it again gladly.

    Reviewed by Lee3.8Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at the cottage and was greeted on our arrival by a cute basket of snacks/treats when we entered the property which our two boys loved."

    We couldn't fault the cottage and the owner has really made sure everything is avaliable to make your stay as perfect as possible. We all slept very well in the very comfortable bedrooms and the sofa downstairs is great for family movie nights. We would 100% return without hesitation especially given the perfect location to various attractions, New Forest, Sandbanks Beach, Peppa Pig World, Moor Valley Park to name just a view places we visited.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our visit to the cottage."

    The cottage was very comfortable and clean and check in was easy. We would absolutely stay there again. Downton is pretty and we enjoyed walk and breakfast in the cafe. The garden was not as pretty as the photos as it was now mowed and a bit overgrown - but bad weather meant we didn’t go in the garden much at all. My only tiny suggestion for improvement would be to ensure the kitchen is better stocked: no salt and pepper or tea towel - but we bought one and left it behind.

    Reviewed by Lia5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage where we all enjoyed our stay."

    Our only "complaint" came from the dog - she found the pebble drive very uncomfortable to walk on!

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Aug 2023

  • "Not a good start, got to cottage around 4pm, pouring with rain."

    went in looked ok but something didn't feel right. went upstairs, noticed bathroom had dirty washing in bath and on floor. went up to second bedroom, bed stripped and untidy. CLEARLY the cleaner had not been. called Chloe the owner, I was in tears. cleaner came around 6pm, left around 6.40pm. completely put a downer to the start of our holiday. would have been good customer care if Chloe had made a follow up call to me to see if all was ok after the complete sham of a start. Some money back off the stay would also have been appreciated.

    Thank you for your feedback. The missed clean was a one off occurrence and was rectified as soon as we were made aware. We apologise for an inconvenience caused. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey Mari2.2Jul 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage , everything was spotlessly clean and warm."

    The beds were great. Downton had great pubs, and cafes, including the Farm Shop at Stable and Wick. The parking was interesting, but we got the hang of it. There wasn’t a basket of logs waiting for us, which was a bit disappointing, but we didn’t need the log burner as it was warm.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Apr 2023

  • "We felt the photos did not do the property justice - gorgeous and cosy cottage with enough space for 4 adults, baby and a dog to relax after busy days of walking and exploring."

    The travel cot requested had been forgotten but a call on arrival and it was there and ready for us within 20 minutes. A couple of other things hadn't been replenished such as logs for the fire but I'm sure we could of contacted the host for these if we wanted them, she seemed very friendly. An excellent little base with good walks from the door, we loved heading to Woodgreen for lunch in The Horse and Groom and also had delicious fish and chips from the chippy a few doors down from the cottage. Getting in and out of the car port was a little challenging but the very friendly neighbour popped out and opened up his drive to allow us to turn the cars around so we didn't need to reverse out to the road. We are already planning when we can come and stay again as we loved it so much!

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Feb 2023

  • "A very comfortable cosy cottage."

    Stayed here over Christmas - nice to see houses in the village decorated with lights and appreciated that the cottage was decorated too. Fish and chip shop very close by (although only accepted cash). Co-op walking distance up the road (roughly 10 mins). Well equipped accommodation (the listing says there are two TVs - there was only one but this was not a problem for us). Would recommend to family and friends.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you had a lovely Christmas at the cottage and we do hope you will stay again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4Dec 2022

  • "A lovely warm and cosy cottage."

    Very comfortable beds. Conveniently located across the road from a pub. The cottage has everything needed for a home from home stay. There's not much going on in Downton but the location in near to Cranbourne Chase and the New Forest so walks and bike rides are on the doorstep.

    Thank you for your comments about your stay. We do hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Nov 2022

  • "It visit nearly finished up in disaster."

    Heavy ran, then found the key safe code didn't work. On phoning owner, informed that it had been changed!! Not happy campers! Otherwise, a lovely, well equipped & comfortably cottage. Dave& Jackie

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry there was an issue with the key safe code but we are so glad that you had an enjoyable stay overall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Tricky reverse out of carport onto the lane."

    Thank you for leaving some feedback. We do hope you had an enjoyable stay at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne3.8Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage with good facilities."

    Well located for visiting the New Forest

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable cottage."

    Well equiped with everything you would need. An enclosed garden area ideal for dogs with a lovely parkland a few steps away our Schnauzer loved his walks there and so did we. We found a brilliant pub called the goat 10 minutes up the road with a Co-op as well. We would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a comfortable stay in this lovely cottage for 10 days to see our family in the village, especially we were blessed with sunny weather during our stay, which is a bonus."

    The cottage is equipped with most of the things you need for a countryside holiday, and is warm and cosy. The location is great with a local pub across the road which serves yummy pub food, and a bus stop for bus journey to Salisbury city center, just right at the doorstep for people who didn’t drive. For people with car, there is a covered area for parking. The garden is small but quiet and relaxing in good weather. Overall a good choice for those looking for convenience and comfort with the river Avon and Downton Moot within walking distance.

    Reviewed by Ka Man Vivien4.7Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed."

    I would definitely recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "A very pretty cottage for a restful stay with a pub serving excellent food directly across the road."

    The garden is “work in progress “ and guests need to be aware of two flights of spiral stairs. The beds are very comfortable - we slept well!” Jen, April 2022

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, comfy sofa and beds which is quite often lacking in holiday cottages but very important to us."

    There was Everything that we required in the cottage.Good location for the new forest and to visit Salisbury.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    We enjoyed our stay very much. Location is excellent nice pub across the road serving good food and a range of useful shops in the village.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage - thanks for the small touches."

    We really enjoyed our stay. Parking provision was great though access can be tricky (reversing all the way out to road).

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely and the interior very comfortable."

    Great location too.

    Reviewed by Marina4.7Dec 2021

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  • Over three floors and accessed by a steep staircase, Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size, 1 x double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, Hairdryer, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Private rear garden at the rear of the car port with lawned area, patio and furniture, this is not directly outside the back door of the cottage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Nestled betwixt the New Forest National Park and Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Beauty is the wonderful village of Downton, where Villa Rosa lies.

Resting opposite a fabulous pub for home-cooked meals and settled amongst thatched cottages, this Grade II cottage is a wonderful base for a family or two couples looking to explore this picture-perfect village.

Park at the rear of the property to discover two private parking spaces to leave your vehicle and move your luggage inside with ease.

Enter into the tastefully fitted kitchen/diner, here the designated chef can rustle up heart-warming dishes in the electric oven and hob, and a dishwasher can assist with the cleaning up.

Settle down at the rustic dining table and tuck-in to a feast as you chat about the events of the day.

Stepping through the home, find the characterful sitting room, hosting exposed beamed ceilings, an inglenook fireplace home to a toasty woodburning stove, as well as a plush sofa to enjoy a movie night in.

As the evening draws to a close, climb the stairs to the first floor to indulge in a soak amongst the bubbles in the bathroom and there is an overhead shower to rinse off.

On the first floor you will find a pretty double bedroom with a dressing area and furniture.

Venture up to the second floor to reach the king-size bedroom, with sloped ceilings for an intimate feel and white-washed for a refreshing ambiance.

In the morning, gather in the kitchen/diner to make use of the fantastic facilities to conjure a delicious breakfast or head across the road to soak in the village and treat your loved ones to dining out.

Lace up your walking boots and explore the ancient banks of Langley Wood National Nature Reserve for a quaint stroll or immerse yourself in the Elizabethan manor house of Breamore House and enjoy the pretty tearooms.

Jump in the car and visit the beautiful city of Salisbury, home to a magnificent cathedral with a museum to unveil the history of the city and a fun Escape Rooms to enjoy.

Explore the riverside town of Fordingbridge, where you can fuel your excursions at a restaurant with riverside views, walk over the medieval bridge and rummage round a handful of gift shops for a souvenir.

For a memorable escape to a quintessentially British village, choose 36 High Street.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Fordingbridge 5 miles; Salisbury 6 miles

Downton village rests on the banks of the River Avon, conveniently in between the Cranborne Chase AONB and the New Forest National Park. It's a superb base for those looking to explore the area, with a small range of local amenities to answer your needs. Find a range of welcoming local pubs to quench your thirst after a tiring hike. The Cranborne Chase will be right on your doorstep, offering a network of scenic walking and cycling paths passing a number of charming villages. Also within reach, the cathedral city of Salisbury offers much to the visitor. Dominated by its striking cathedral, also find intriguing museums and varying amenities to keep you busy. The New Forest National Park offers more for you outdoor enthusiasts.

This property has a spiral staircase.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas