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Charming cottage in Longparish, Andover, Hampshire, England

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms / Secluded, Peaceful Central Location / Easy Access To Numerous Activities & Country Walks

Eastfield House Lodge is a charming two bedroomed cottage (sleeps 4) set in secure private gardens, offering a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere for those seeking a break from this mad world! The building has been recently converted and completed in January 2014 to a very high standard; it is well insulated, double-glazed and centrally heated (under floor heating on the ground floor). Free wifi is available.

On the ground floor, you will find a fully equipped kitchen (including food processors/mixers and Nespresso coffee machine) opening onto a spacious dining area, a sitting room, shower room and utility room (with washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing equipment). From the dining area, stairs lead to the 2 bedrooms - one with ensuite shower room, the other with a vanity unit. Each room has 2 single beds which can be made into a Super King size bed according to preferences - all bed and house linen are provided and there is a hair dryer.

We provide a lot of basic items, such as coffee capsules, tea, sugar, dishwasher tablets, kitchen and loo rolls, cleaning products, hand soap and toiletries.

The cottage enjoys a secluded position with lovely views over the lake and large garden - guests are welcome to use the family tennis court. The property is located in the attractive and ancient village of Longparish in Hampshire. The village has 2 pubs (each with a restaurant) and a shop/PO.

Ideal for a relaxing, peaceful break/holiday with the added attraction of a comprehensive choice of beauty and spa treatments available in the main house, just across the drive.

The property is very easily accessed via the B3048, from the A303/M3 and A34 dual carriageways, offering good communication E-W & N-S to Winchester or Newbury (20min), Salisbury (30 min) and Stonehenge (25 min); London/Heathrow (45min-1hr), Southampton Airport (40min), Portsmouth channel port (1hr); Whitchurch/Andover railway stations (15min) - good connections to London Waterloo (1hr).

More Details

Owner
Mrs Benedicte Pullen
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, Some German
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Mrs Benedicte Pullen

My name is Bénédicte – I was born in Geneva (Switzerland) where I lived with my family until I married Roger, my English husband, and moved to the UK in 1989 - we have one son who presently lives with us and a (very spoilt!) friendly black Labrador.

Roger also has 2 sons from a previous marriage and 5 lively grandchildren.

In 2003, I refurbished a house I owned in the French ski resort of Les Carroz, into 3 apartments and rented them out through Owners Direct. I really enjoyed making sure people had a good time and we had lots of repeat bookings; however, the distance made things a bit heavy to manage after a while so the property was sold eventually.

During that period, I also trained as a beauty therapist and image consultant and started working from home.

Roger is retired but very active and busy - he helps a lot with everything. He is passionate about flying, motor racing and sailing and has written 5 adventure novels with a new one underway.

Mrs Benedicte Pullen purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Mrs Benedicte Pullen chose Hampshire

We fell in love with Eastfield House and the area when we first visited it. Despite needing a lot of work, both the house and the garden instantly felt like home.

We liked the seclusion and rural feel that gave the impression of being remote - yet so easy to access - being able to get to Heathrow in just under an hour was a real bonus.

Longparish village is beautiful with several bridges over the River Test - famous worldwide for fly fishing - and lovely walks in the surrounding countryside.

Over the years, we refurbished the house and outbuildings and improved the garden. In January 2014, we completed the conversion of Eastfield House Lodge for our future retirement and decided to let it out in the meantime for holiday/short term breaks, like we used to do in France. After refurbishment, we are now also offering The Studio Loft apartment in another outbuilding.

What makes this cottage unique

Eastfield House enjoys a very peaceful location yet is so easy to access - it is totally secure in a gated property, with ample parking space, and offers total privacy whether you are staying in The Lodge or The Studio Loft.

The central position of the property makes it an ideal base for visiting numerous places of interest in central southern England.

The Studio Loft was recently refurbished, fitted with a fully equipped kitchen and comfortably furnished - turning it into a light and airy apartment with total privacy.

Finally, staying at The Studio Loft or the Lodge offers the added bonus of being able to enjoy total relaxation from beauty and spa treatments in the main house just across the drive.

Amenities

Test Valley District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: 2 single beds (or 1 SuperKing as preferred), lamp table, lamp, storage cupboards, Velux window with blind; ensuite shower/toilet. Bedroom 2: 1 SuperKing (or 2 singles beds as preferred), lamp table, lamps, chest of drawers, tallboy, washbasin with storage.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Eastfield House Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in a very peaceful and relaxing setting. Very easy to access from any direction, it is an ideal base for exploring many places of interest in central southern England, but also for those needing somewhere to stay on a short term basis. A comprehensive choice of beauty & spa treatments is available in the main house, just across the drive. Free wifi available. Outside: Small private patio in a sun trap (yes, we do get sunshine!) with lovely views over lake (with fountain and occasional wild ducks) and the 13thC village church in the distance. Extensive lawns, lined with trees and shrubs, and a paddock. Outdoor furniture available (summer). Tennis court. Ample secure parking in gated property. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble-dryer, s/steel sink, overhead airer, steam iron, and ironing board, storage cupboards. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen (100% cotton), towels, tea towels, bath mats supplied. Cleaning carried out prior to handover. Additional cleaning available on request at additional cost. Other: Dining area: extendible circular dining table / six chairs, two arm chairs and two bar stools, glass fronted oak cabinet, large rug, lamp table + lamp, hanging / storage cupboard, high chair, removable safety stair gates. Stairs to 1st floor.

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Charming cottage in Longparish, Andover, Hampshire, England
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5

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculate and had absolutely everything that you could need and more.It was very comfortable and I would have no hesitation recommending it.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Immaculate accommodation. Made very welcome by hosts. Beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

Property couldn't be bettered. Local pub made us very welcome and food great. Hosts very helpful in settling us in and facilitating a wonderful fishing trip.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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ruhiges,gemütliches, gepflegtes Cottage

  • 5 of 5

über Ostern haben wir ( 2 Erwachsene und 2 Kinder) dort ein paar Tage verbracht, wir wurden dort sehr nett mit einer Führung durchs Cottage empfangen. Die Lage ist sehr ruhig und erholsam. Das Cottage war super ausgestattet und sehr sauber, wir würden auf jeden Fall wieder buchen :)

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Lovely well equipped cottage, shame about the welcome!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was lovely and more than came up to our expectations. The welcome however was not too good. Roger treated us as if it was our first day in a new job and he was grudgingly showing us round the office! We quickly realised his sense of humour was sadly lacking. This is not the kind of welcome you expect and have never had before in all our 40+ years of staying in cottages in this country and France

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place for a restful break in a superb setting but also to tour a very cultural area.

The lodge is equipped with all you may dream of having at hand. The hosts are both helpful from booking to the end of the stay and very discreet.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting Eastfield House Lodge recently and for sharing your experience. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and had a good time exploring the area - hopefully, you weren't able to see everything in one visit, so we might have the pleasure of welcoming you again! Best wishes. Benedicte and Roger
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excellent property. Kitchen well equipped. Underfloor heating made things nice & warm

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage. Lovely walks nearby. Close to Winchester & Salisbury & lots of other interesting places

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us recently and for sharing your impressions about our cottage. It's great to know you found it comfortable and cosy and that you had a good time discovering the area - it has so much to offer throughout the year whatever the weather. Perhaps we'll see you again. Best wishes. Benedicte & Roger
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Cricketers
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Southampton
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Andover Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Andover Station
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
M3 (via A303 - 1/2 mile)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Cricketers
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Sandbanks
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

A comprehensive choice of beauty therapy and spa treatments together with image consultancy sessions are available in the main house in my home based beauty salon just across the drive (mosaiquebeauty.com).

Coast/Beach:

New Forest - Beaulieu / Beaulieu Motorsport Museum / Bucklers Hard Museum 36 miles; Lymington (and ferries to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight) 43 miles - all about 45 to 1 hour's drive.

Southampton 23 miles, West Quay shopping centre 25 miles.

Travel:

Heathrow 55 miles; Eastleigh airport 22 miles; Portsmouth ferry port about 1 hour. Car essential.

Distances:

Winchester 12 miles, Stockbridge 10 miles, Salisbury 18 miles, Central London 75 miles, Newbury 18 miles, Stonehenge 25 miles, Thruxton 9 miles, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) 12 miles, Mottisfont Abbey and Romsey 17 miles, New Forest Beaulieu 36 miles, Lymington 43 miles, Jane Austen's House Museum - Chawton/Alton 23 miles.

Further Details:

Andover - 5 miles: Supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, leisure centre, golf course, hospital (Not A&E).

Local shop in village with Post Office. Two pubs, both with restaurants.

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We will email you our own booking confirmation with a full set of terms and conditions, after you have booked (either automatically through the website, or over the phone). No damage deposit asked; we trust you to treat our lovely house like your own! However, in case of accidental damage or loss of keys/gate opener (can happen!), we will ask for reasonable compensation.
Arrival times from 17.00 to 21.00 hours. Departure by 11.00am.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day. Arrival between 17.00 and 21.00 hours. Departure by 11.00am.

Notes on prices:
The cottage sleeps maximum 4 guests, however, we'll accept 1 extra small child (up to 8yrs) for whom we will provide a comfortable mattress and proper bedding and towels for an extra £60.00 per period of 2 to 7 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.