|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Dating from 1450, Embessy Cottage is believed to be the oldest cottage in Twyford, a riverside village just 3 miles south of Winchester. Heavily beamed and filled with charm and character, this historical cottage is comfortably furnished, and enjoys a peaceful setting with a sheltered south-facing garden.
Twyford, once regularly visited by Benjamin Franklin, is an attractive village with 2 inns, a shop, pretty riverside walks and wilder hikes on the South Downs. Historic Winchester with its magnificent Cathedral, College and Great Hall are 5 minutes away by car. London, Portsmouth, Southampton and the New Forest, as well as Bournemouth, the Isle of Wight, Salisbury and Stonehenge, and even Oxford and Chichester are all within an hour’s journey. It is a perfect central base for visiting the South of England with excellent motorway access. A rail station half a mile distant, links to fast London services (60 min).
Bed and Breakfast accommodation is also offered from our quietly situated cottage in the village. Other Self-catering accommodation also available, please contact for details
No. 1 TripAdvisor rated restaurant, The Bugle Inn just at the end of the road, as well as coffee shop for excellent breakfasts.
Easily accessed by train from London.
We own and manage all our properties, which are in and around Winchester. We have been letting this cottage for the last 20 years to many happy holiday makers and business travellers. We live very near so are on hand to help you with anything you may need.
Take the opportunity to stay in a unique cottage dating to 1450 but with all the facilities of the 21st century.
I am very happy of having already become part slightly of the story of the Embassy Cottage. It has been a really lovely staying. That’s why I am going to capitalise each of its qualities: Comfortable, Peaceful, Well-Connected, Fully Furnished and Lovely Decorated. Really worth a visit. I could not use the well maintained private garden, maybe next. it is not possible to stand in the bath to shower, but it is not a problem, you can get by with it. You can park in the driveway. The motorway is just 2 minutes by car. With the railway just by 10 minutes walking you could go whatever you wanted, so Ideally located for exploring the south of England. Wi-Fi works well. Winchester is just one station away. Beautiful woods nearby. Many thanks to the landlady for being so attentive
Only after check-in are guests instructed that they must clean up after themselves and leave the cottage ready for next guest -- or lose their deposit. Of the 14 holiday cottage weekly rentals we rented this summer, this was the only cottage that required that guests leave the cottage cleaned for the next guest. Because departing guests would give it a superficial cleaning, Embassy Cottage was the most in need of a deep cleaning. Another surprise: Guests are prohibited from using the living room fireplace pictured prominently on the HomeAway website - a big disappointment as we had some chilly windy rainy weather during our week's stay. Heavy mildew smell in the ground floor bedroom. For our 14 week holiday in Britain, we let (rented) 14 cottages/holiday homes for a week each in small towns throughout Southwest England and Wales -- this cottage was at the bottom of the list in the following areas: cleanliness, owner communication, bathing (clawfoot tub with low overhead clearance -- cannot stand). After 14 weekly rentals, we learned that if a cottage is not receiving regular, consistent five-star reviews, there is a reason -- often cleanliness or deferred maintenance -- due to an owner or management company resting on past laurels or location. We've have photos of: (1) Food bits and dead bugs under the bed (2) Mildew & mold in washing machine (3) Filthy dirty oven - appeared not to have been cleaned EVER - we had to clean it ourselves before using.
We enjoyed our stay at the Embessy. The cottage gives authentic flavouur of old style and life in twyford. The area is full of attractions, historical sites in the heart of Old England and children enjoyed their entire stay.
We love this cottage and have stayed here several times. We like how old and authentic it is, but also how beautifully it's been renovated. It has a charming bedroom, with a comfortable bed (and a small second one with bunk beds), a modern kitchen with everything you might need, a wonderful living room and sitting area with TV and Wifi, and such a lovely patio and private garden in the back. The bathroom is nice with a large tub under the original timber beam (you have to watch your head when you get in the tub, but we felt this was well worth it for the charm of and feeling of this place (the cottage was built in 1450, which of course amazes Americans like us). We thoroughly recommend this lovely cottage and hope you enjoy your stay there as much as we have.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
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|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Security deposit required of £200. Full payment 8 weeks in advance of booking date. Meals not provided.
Rental rates between £650 and £775 depending on length of stay, time of year and no. of guests. Flexible rental periods from 5 daysonwards.
Wi Fi, parking, electricity, gas, bedlinen and towels included in rental. Optional end of stay cleaning fee .
Bookings made through Homeaway incur their fees and PayPal fees over the rental charge - bookings direct with the owner do not have these extra charges.
Payment in euros accepted.
Dating from 1450, Embessy Cottage is believed to be the oldest cottage in Twyford, a riverside village just 3 miles south of Winchester. Heavily beamed and filled with charm and character, the cottage is comfortably furnished, and enjoys a peaceful setting with a sheltered south-facing garden. Excellent pub restaurant just at the end of the road.