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Romantic and peaceful cottage With Pool And Far Reaching Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 828 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in West Meon, Nr. Petersfield, South Downs, Hampshire, England - Peaceful Retreat Yet Close To Many Facilities, 30 Mins Beach, Tennis & Local Village Shop 5 Mins

This cottage, voted No. 1 cool cottage of Hampshire by The Guardian is located in a breathtaking setting and surrounded by rolling countryside. The Stables offer a 5 star private and peaceful retreat on the most southerly point of West Meon. This elegantly refurbished cottage with (shared) pool has its own private access and garden. It is ideally suited for all kinds of activities because of its location. 20 Mins from coast, 20 mins to Winchester, 10 mins to nearest railway, Southampton airport 30 mins away. Country pursuits on the doorstep include fabulous walks, as we are in a National Park, fishing, riding, cycling and golfing, whilst National Trust Houses and historic towns, such as Winchester, are under 30 mins. There are number of good pubs in the area and many fine dining restaurants too. The pool is beautifully heated and has a Roman end with steps for lazy afternoons and reading. It is our intention to make this a really special visit.

Vanessa Wills
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Vanessa Wills

I love living in Hampshire because of its peace and tranquility and have also enjoyed working in the city 12 years before starting a family. Now that the children are at university, I have set up a small business in property development and planning consultancy and enjoy designing buildings and their interiors. My husband and I have traveled a little and have stayed in some guests houses, some of which have been just fabulous. My aim is to create a special experience for my guests and offer a unique opportunity to enjoy our gorgeous countryside and stunning views in a luxurious style and comfort where they feel genuinely pampered.

Vanessa Wills purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Vanessa Wills chose East Hampshire

Having enjoyed London and all it offers, it seemed fitting to move to the country when we had small children. The house we chose is in a fine location, set up high on the hills where glorious views can be enjoyed. The Stables are part of our property and has its own private drive and access, private garden and terrace and is in more elevated position than the house which makes it such a perfect retreat. We invite our guest to make use of the pool which is only yards away and is a floral delight. Converting The Stables, at the end of 2012, has been a fabulous project and real chance to create something unique and cutting edge. Light and space were most important. Here, enjoy the peace and tranquillity with shops, post office, butcher and gastro pub just 5 mins walk away.

What makes this cottage unique

The location of this property together with its fresh design is undoubtedly something, we feel, is special. It has been designed to suit those in wheelchairs (with large doorways and wet rooms) and equally has the romantic feel to it too.

Horses are welcome for those wanting a riding holiday.

Whilst this cottage is nettled in an oasis of peace, there is a plethora a activities to do, just short distances away. Golf, fishing, riding, tennis, swimming, cycling are all here on the doorstep. There are number of National Trust houses within 30 mins. The historic town of Winchester with its shopping and fine dining is only 20 mins. Take a ferry to the Isle of Wight just 30 mins away. Beaches are 35 mins away and there are some gorgeous walks here all around this National Park. This property benefits from all modern conveniences from electric blankets, SKY TV, underfloor heating, tranquility and much more...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful stay and enjoyed the glorious views. We felt very well looked after.

Christian Lange, Wiltshire Dec 2012.
Jan 2013
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Petersfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 828 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • This state of the art bathroom,finished end 2012, has underfloor heating, two large basins, a walk-in shower, a double ended bath, WC, and 4 windows! This too has a vaulted ceiling with oak beams. Perfect for a romantic couple or those in wheelchairs.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 bedroom) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: This romantic large double bedroom has vaulted ceiling, oak beams, and zip-and-link orthopaedic king-size bed can also become 2 twin beds. This room feels light and airy and looks out onto magnificent views reaching for miles.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is all on one level so is suitable for wheelchairs. The property was completely rebuilt in Autumn 2012 and therefore benefits from fresh decoration, good insulation and brand new kitchen and bathroom. Outside: Private access and garden which includes two aspects. First is an acre garden facing south/east and the other is over far reaching views south/west. In the garden are table and chairs, hammock. The heated pool is shared with the owner. The parking, originally a stable yard, is spacious and makes for easy turning. There are several trees to find shade under. Utility Room: The utility is part of the kitchen please refer to kitchen. We also have a slow cooker and food processor. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh white linen and fluffy towels, dressing gowns, pool towels and a cream tea are included. Friday is change over day, with arrivals invited for 3.00pm and departures requested for 10.00am. Evening meals can be arranged for late arrivals (no cost) Other: We have a characterful entrance hall with beautiful slate tiles.


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Romantic and peaceful cottage With Pool And Far Reaching Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We cannot thank Vanessa enough for providing such a perfect place to stay. On arrival we were greeted by Vanessa and shown around the property and how everything worked. Everything was spotlessly clean, the property is fitted out to a very high end spec with everything you could need. There was a home made cream tea on the table for us and fresh flowers. The lounge is well laid out with a chair and comfy sofa, there is also a good size television with blue ray player and Sky T.V. The kitchen has a table that will seat four and all the appliances you could possibly need with double doors opening onto the patio and garden. There is a further seating area in the garden with chairs and loungers covered by an oak pergola. The bedroom has an excellent super king bed with chairs and storage. The bathroom is truly excellent with two double wardrobes, a luxurious double ended bath, twin sinks and a walk in shower. All towels and bath robes were supplied as well as a good range of quality bath and shower products.

Then the views, that are absolutely stunning through the large bi-fold doors in the lounge.

To summarise, this is a must stay property in a fantastic, private location. Vanessa is on hand if you have any problems, not that you will!

We have stayed at many holiday lets and this is by far the best of all and we shall be returning in the future.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am quite bold over by how lovely this review is and I must thank you for taking the time and trouble to write it. Your gift of a bottle of Champagne to us is a first since we started our letting business and hugely appreciated (as well as the facia coloured carnations). Thank you for being such gracious guests! We love what we do here at The Stables and we are thrilled that you have booked to come back next year. Vanessa
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A Five Star jewel in a tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

Perfect accommodation and Vanessa has thought of everything you might need and added some wonderful extra touches.

Mark and Vanessa were perfect hosts and we could not have wished for anything more

We will certainly be returning

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the little treats we hid for you to find. We very much look forward to your return visit and thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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You won't be disappointed with this hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Superb property and hosts. Gorgeous setting with far reaching views over the South Downs and with lots of natural light to instantly calm and relax. Lovely furnishings and high quality finish with a very luxurious bathroom to ease away the aches and strains of all the lovely walks which can be done right from the doorstep. Fresh flowers, chocolates, afternoon tea were just a few of the welcoming touches along with a fantastically comfortable bed and well equipped kitchen.

If you don't want to cook there are countless local pubs within a short drive as well as a gorgeous pub a short walk away. We couldn't have asked for any more and I'd thoroughly recommend this perfect hideaway. Thanks to Vanessa and Mark for a perfect week.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly delighted with this review and are most grateful. We aim high with our hosting, as it's something we really enjoy, and take it as a real compliment to get such a response with your review. We feel truly blessed to live in this beautiful National Park and are glad you enjoyed so many wonderful walks and the varied local pubs. We're thrilled that you would like to return and are thankful for all your generous comments.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at The Stables. The cottage is even more beautiful in real than it looks on the pictures. Luxurious and spacious. And the view from every window is so stunning and calming! We were very warmly welcomed by Vanessa on our arrival and a wonderful creamtea, lighted candles and a bottle of pink cava were already waiting for us. And a lot of other things that spoiled and surprised us, like fresh flowers, a real Nespresso machine with coffee cups and so much more. By far the best holiday cottage we ever rented! I'm sure we will return some day in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's a real treat to read this review and I'm always touched when guests take the time to write. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay, particularly so as you are frequent travellers to the UK, so your kind words are truly welcome. Thank you for coming to stay at The Stables, for your generous review and we would love to see you again and extend a warm welcome.
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  • 5 of 5

The Stables is a luxurious cottage. Decoration, furnishings, kitchen equipment is of the highest standard. We stayed in February but it was light and spacious and yet very warm and comfortable. The view from the lounge is absolutely beautiful. Watching the sheep (or were they watching us?) seeing the pheasants run the gauntlet each morning past the lounge doors is very relaxing and adds to the peace and tranquility of the cottage. We even saw a green woodpecker busy looking for food. Our host has been over generous in thinking of every detail to make staying at The Stables an unforgettable experience. We enjoyed it so much we immediately booked another week!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel blessed to have such warm and friendly guests and are thrilled that you enjoyed your week and indeed have booked to return. We're delighted and we look forward to seeing you in October. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review which is indeed much appreciated!
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Idyllic, romantic retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed an idyllic 4 night stay at this wonderful property. It is tastefully decorated throughout with a peaceful and harmonious feel to it. The owner has thought of everything to make your stay the best it can possibly be. Amazing attention to detail. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Southampton Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Thomas Lord
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Corhampton Golf Club
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Thomas Lord
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
West Wittering


The Witterings are our local sandy beaches which are approx 35 mins away.


Southampton airport 30 mins by car

Motorway 20 mins

Winchester 20 mins

Ferry/port 30 mins

London 1 hour train or 1.10 drive


0.3 miles to the local shops or 5 mins walk

Winchester 20 mins, Peterfield 15 mins, Southampton 40 mins


Rates & Availability

Petersfield Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2018 - Jan 11 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low - Winter
Jan 12 2018 - Feb 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Valentines Week
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Feb 16 2018 - Mar 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mar 16 2018 - Apr 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mini Week
Apr 21 2018 - Apr 26 2018
6 night minimum stay
Apr 27 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 19 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jul 20 2018 - Aug 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Aug 17 2018 - Sep 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2018 - Oct 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Oct 5 2018 - Nov 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nov 2 2018 - Dec 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 3 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $193.4

Booking Notes:
25% of the rental cost is payable on booking as deposit, final payment to be made 30 days before commencement of the rental. Friday is change over with arrivals invited for 3.00 pm and departures at 10.00 am. Payments by BACS preferred.

No pets allowed.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Usually only weekly lets accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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