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This cottage was in a great location and had everything you would need. There was a lovely gift basket with wine, bread, coffee and jam as well as butter and milk in the refrigerator. The owner was great to work with and very accommodating!
I will try to be fair and balanced...this is a very nice cottage in a great location. New Alresford is a lovely town and when we were visiting from the US this year I decided to stay here rather than closer to London (I grew up in the area). Cottage has been modernized recently and is comfortable for 2 adults and 2-3 children. A couple of issues to make note of, the VRBO listing links to a company called Mulberry Cottages in the UK - they take a 400GBP security deposit on top of the rental rate this was not listed on the VRBO booking site, so please take note. Also the stairs are steep so I would not recommend this cottage to anyone who is infirm or who have very small children (<3). Also the stairs to the top floor are even steeper so I would suggest over 5's to teens only for the twin bedroom in the attic just to be on the safe side. We had a few niggles..nothing major but mildly annoying...owner or Mulberry Cottages dinged us for GBP45 for silly issues...not setting the dishwasher off before departure (actually our 9 year old closed the front door and we were locked out before we could finish our clean up)...also we put an empty glass bottle in the recycling bin and they dinged us 25GBP for the privilege of removing it....just seems churlish to the extreme. Note, we did not complain about the broken spindle in the stairs which had been taped up poorly with packing tape nor the non functioning hot water sink tap in the main bathroom...I am sure these will be fixed and as I said there is a lot to recommend with this property but be warned you may get some silly charges....I have rented multiple times and indeed rented out properties of my own and this is the first time I have had such charges.