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.
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
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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 West Meon
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...
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A perfect holiday home.
We never tire of visiting The Stables. We have stayed five times in different seasons and each holiday has been wonderful. The joy is, one almost welcomes bad weather because it's a good excuse to stay in and enjoy the luxurious surroundings, hidden treats and wonderful views.
We love the peace and quiet, the fascinating array of wild life, the walks, the village - everything
Vanessa is an amazing host who provides perfect facilities, is attentive and welcoming but never intrusive. The Stables sets the benchmark for our self catering destinations but so far we've not found one that comes anywhere near this. Our next stay is already booked! The Stables is in a class of its own.
I am truly blessed with this couple and this gorgeous review. I am so grateful and am delighted that you love Stables and am so glad you're coming back again. thank you!
Stunning, luxurious tranquillity.
Such a jewel that, selfishly, i would love to keep to myself.
A lovely property to slow down in luxurious surroundings and watch the world scurry by.
Wonderful touches by the owners to make the experience so special and personal.
Thank you for taking the time to write such a pleasing review.
It means a great deal to me! We'd be thrilled to see you at The Stables again, perhaps in the summer months, to experience the pool and the beautiful gardens with its flowers.
It's been a joy having you both to stay and I was most touched by the note and gift you left for me. Thank you!
The property is maintained to an extremely high standard. Attention to detail is outstanding.
We have stayed at ‘The Stables’ twice now and look forward to returning again as soon as we can. The accommodation is beautifully furnished, equipped with everything you could possibly want and with some lovely extra touches. Both times we have left feeling relaxed and recharged and wishing we had booked for longer! The owner’s attention to detail is second to none.
I'm always delighted to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay and it's especially rewarding when guests like yourselves have been referred to by family and friends. Thank you for this. It's a great compliment that guests like to The Stables come during the winter months and we try and make it a warm and cozy place to escape to. Thank you for all your kindness.
Extremely high standard and very spacious retreat
From booking to leaving, Vanessa and Mark have been incredibley nice and communication from Vanessa was amazing with everything explained and sorted for myself and my girlfriends long weekend stay..
The minute we arrived we were blown away with the lovely welcome note and treats laid out for us.
The stables is so spacious and luxurious we felt completely spoilt and being a wheelchair user it was very accessible, we had just the most amazing relaxing time with the best views of the country side....
We will be back in new year 100%
Dan and Zoe
It means a great deal to us that you enjoyed your stay at The Stables and that you were able to get around with comfort as a wheelchair user. We really appreciate your generous review and very much look forward to spoiling you on your next return. Thank you for taking the time to write and we wish you a warm and happy Christmas. Best wishes Vanessa
The Stables West Meon
We were given a warm welcome from Vanessa along with warm freshly baked cakes and a cream tea, milk butter and eggs were also freshly supplied. The lodge is warm and very comfortable, and finished to a very high standard. We were amazed at the quantity of supplies provided, the owners have thought of everything. We will definitely return.
Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm delighted you liked the tea and would like to return. That's a lovely compliment for us which means a great deal.
Truly lovely 😊
We had a very restful week in this lovely property, with all the comforts of home and a cosy peaceful setting.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we're thrilled that you are looking to return in 2019. A real compliment! We hope to make your next stay as special as the first! Best wishes and thanks. Vanessa
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
Additional information about rental rates
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: Friday Notes on prices: Usually only weekly lets accepted