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Poet's Cottage, Steep in Hampshire - 4* Gold Rating - Rural Location - Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Simon Bridger
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 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.


Petersfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Rolltop bath with handheld shower for hairwashing etc
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to Bedroom 3, Walk in Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Super King 6ft bed - travel cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , King Size 5ft bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking


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Poet's Cottage, Steep in Hampshire - 4* Gold Rating - Rural Location - Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
Portland, OR

Quiet country retreat, modern amenities

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Southampton or Gatwick 60 miles Heathrow 48 miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Cricketers Inn
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A3 or M27
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lots in Petersfield
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Hayling Island or West Wittering
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $6.92
Pet Fee $34.62
Damage Deposit $415.46

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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