The lodges are located in the rolling countryside at Dean Farm, Ropley, near Alresford. The family farm they have owned since the 1930’s. The newly built self-catering accommodation is modern but comfortably furnished throughout. On the ground floor, spacious hallway leading off is, kitchen fitted with all modern appliances, granite worktops, dishwasher, and fridge freezer, and oven, hob with extractor fan, microwave, kettle & toaster. Separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board and downstairs WC. Bright and airy lounge with modern dining table and six chairs. Leather sofa bed which sleeps 2, two armchairs, coffee table, flat screen TV with Freeview & assortment of board games. Lounge doors open up to allow the countryside in. The garden overlooks the historical Watercress Line. Bench seating with seat cushions provided and separate gas BBQ is available on request for all lodges. The spacious master bedroom has a king-size oak bed, side tables, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe, full length mirror, hair-dryer. Bedroom two has two twin 3ft oak beds, side tables and a chest of drawers. The bathroom is fitted to a high specification with sink, mirror above with light and shaver point, toilet, cupboard for storage and free-standing shower.
Cottage in Ropley,Hampshire, England - Lodge Sleep 4-6 People. Close to the Bustling Georgian Market Town of Alresford, Nr Winchester
About Joanne Kirkham
Where the Lodge is - The Graham family are a fourth generation farming family looking after 300 acres of beautiful countryside in and around Ropley. Our Grandfather moved to Ropley from Ayrshire in Scotland in the mid 1930’s when we took over Manor Farm, Ropley (next to Dean Farm) owned by Winchester College and our family have remained tenants. We have farmed and lived in this part of Hampshire all our lives. It is a beautiful part of the world and has more attractions than any other county. .The Lodges are joint venture between Dean Farm and the Heritage Steam Watercress Line Railway. We have tried to be sympathetic and in keeping with the Railway Station at Ropley.
Joanne Kirkham purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Joanne Kirkham chose Alresford
This property is finished to a high standard and based next to the historic Mid-Hants railway. Many event are on throughout the year. The property is modern and has a nice airy feel to it. Free wifi and bedding and linen included.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Lodge has all the modern facilities you would expect from a new build but has character and charm which is really unique. Based next to the historic Watercress Line you can watch train pass from you window. Close to Winchester and only 1 hour from London. You can catch a train from London and then subject to timetables catch the Steam Train to the Lodge.
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Great family friendly accomodation
A great place to stay with all the gang. Well resourced, friendly owners and handy for many local and county attractions.
Special interest holidays:
Ideally suited for families to enjoy events or train enthusiasts alike. Great walks and bike rides around. Hampshire has more attractions then any other county.
West Wittering 39.4 km, although pebble beaches can be found closer.
Nearest airport: Southampton Airport 33.64 km, Nearest railway: Alton Station 17.54 km.
• Stagecoach Bus 64 (Winchester / Alresford / Alton) nearest bus stop Ropley main street approx 1/2 mile.
• Alresford nearest town for shops, pubs, Watercress Line (Alresford to Alton), chemists, doctor's surgery, banks, post office. Approx 4 miles
• Alton ( 6 miles) Shops, taxis, main line train station, etc.
• Winchester (10 miles) for shop-mobility, taxis, main line train station, etc.
Places To Visit
Alresford (pronounced Allsford) is a beautiful Georgian town once a prosperous wool town. Old Alresford is mentioned in the Doomsday Book, but the present town of New Alresford came into existence around 1200. The pretty colour-washed Georgian houses you see today, rose from the ashes of great fires in the 17th Century.
Alresford, home to the Watercress Line steam railway, so called because of its association with watercress farming, in what is now known as the UKs capital of watercress, hosts the annual Watercress Festival in May and was voted Country Life’s ‘Favourite Market Town’ in the south-east. Its specialist shops selling antiques, gifts, food, clothes, antiquarian books, pictures, china and crafts are a year round attraction, with an open air market offering all types of local produce held every Thursday morning.
Alresford is the perfect place to visit with so much to see and do – The Fulling Mill and Eel House along the riverside walk, the Millennium Trail and Old Alresford Pond, created by Bishop de Lucy, Bishop of Winchester in the 12th Century. With pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, your every need will be satisfied.
The Millenium Trail
The Millennium Trail, which is about one mile long, links footpaths around Alresford with illustrated boards that give information on the history of the town, it's inhabitants, wildlife and countryside setting. The Arle Valley Trail branches off the Millennium Trail and then rejoins it about one and a half miles later. It lets you see at closer hand some of the lovely surrounding countryside.
Let off steam and travel by one of the lovingly restored Steam trains through ten miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside. It’s the perfect way to unwind and witness the sights, sounds, smells and magic of steam travel from a bygone age.
The medieval city of Winchester, once King Alfred's capital of England, is a 20mins away.
Booking Notes: In order to book please confirm availability by emailing or calling. A 25% deposit is required to make the booking and the balance is due 4 weeks before your stay. Changeover Day: Changeover day is usually Friday but we can be flexible on request. We also offer 4 day mid breaks, 3 day weekend breaks and weekly stays. Arrival is from 3pm and departure by 10am. Notes on prices: Low Season 2014 (Jan 1 – Feb 28 and Sep 5 – Dec 19) 7-21 nights stay (Friday to Friday) £483 per week 4 nights stay (Monday to Thursday) £98 per night 3 nights stay (Friday to Monday) £168 per night Mid Season 2014 (Mar 1 – Jun 30) 7-21 nights stay (Friday to Friday) £651 per week 4 nights stay (Monday to Thursday) £137 per night 3 nights stay (Friday to Monday) £180 per night High Season 2014 (Jul 1 – Sep 4) 7-21 nights stay (Friday to Friday) £952 per week 4 nights stay (Monday to Thursday)