About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
Poet's Cottage is a luxury 4* Gold holiday cottage, located adjacent to a working farm, in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, just to the west of the market town of Petersfield. With 3 bedrooms and spacious living space, it is perfectly situated for walking and exploring the South Downs and for day trips to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Winchester, Goodwood motor and horse racing events and the beach at Hayling Island or West Wittering. Up to 2 dogs are very welcome.
The cottage is situated on a quiet lane directly under the Hampshire Hangers in an area known locally as Little Switzerland. It is located on a working livestock farm with cattle, sheep and poultry. It has a spacious living/dining area and well-equipped kitchen. Upstairs is the stunning master bedroom with it's huge gable end oak windows and 6ft bed. There is also a twin bedroom and master bathroom with roll top Victorian style bath with waterfall taps. Downstairs is a third bedroom with kingsize bed and an ensuite walk in shower. The garden is on two levels with BBQ and furniture and a swing seat on the upper level. With ample off road parking, the cottage is perfectly situated for direct access into the famous Hampshire Hangers, with Edward Thomas' Poet's Stone on the Shoulder of Mutton, a short walk away.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
About Simon Bridger
My wife Alex and I are farmers - I'm born to it and my wife married into it! We have cattle, sheep and free range turkeys and geese, as well as laying hens which provide the eggs displayed at the farm gate (and which you can purchase for your breakfast!) Poet's Cottage is located at the entrance to the farm and we are usually round and about to answer any questions and are always at the end of the phone.
Simon Bridger purchased this House in 2015
Why Simon Bridger chose Petersfield
We originally had an old redundant Dutch barn located where Poet's is today. We got planning permission to demolish and rebuild but many of Poet's features, namely it's large glass windows in the front are built to resemble the original barn openings. It's stone exterior also reflects the local stone used in some of the traditional properties down our lane. From Poet's front door you can walk out into the scenic Ashford Hangers that lay behind the property.
What makes this House unique
Poet's has a very rural setting down a sunken lane in Steep. Although set on a lane, there is very little traffic and you are more likely to see horses riding by! Ashford Hangers lies directly behind the cottage. A highlight of the Hangers is The Poet's Stone (in tribute to Edward Thomas who lived nearby) set on The Shoulder of Mutton. About a 10 minute (steep - hence the name of the village!) walk from Poet's - the views on a clear day are superb. The South Downs Way, Hangers Way and Shipwright's Way all cross through the surrounding area.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Quiet country retreat, modern amenities
Stayed 3 night with friends... has large kitchen/dining area, comfortable for relaxing. Situated on a narrow country lane, and has adjacent farm with turkeys, their 'gobbling' was not an issue. Recommended.
Ideally situated for visiting Portsmouth with it's Historic Dockyard, the cathedral cities of Chichester & Winchester, the motor and horse racing events at Goodwood, Paulton's Park and Peppa Pig World, Jane Austen's home at Chawton, Go Ape at Alice Holt Forest but most of all, for enjoying some wonderful walks in the beautiful Hampshire countryside.