The cottage is approached across a gravel drive and sits separately to the side of the main house. The surrounding peaceful countryside offers excellent walking, riding and cycling opportunities. Open plan kitchen/sitting room with separate WC. Stairs lead to the bedroom with luxurious linen and freestanding bath. Glorious views over open countryside. Easy access to A3 London to Portsmouth and mainline train services. Heathrow, Gatwick and Southampton Airports all within a 60 minute drive. Well situated for Goodwood and Fontwell racing, Goodwood Revival & Festival of Speed, Cowdray Polo and the Veuve Cliquot Gold cup. Winchester, Guildford and Chichester are within easy distance all offering theatres and cathedrals. Excellent shopping at Southampton and within easy reach of Petersfield (5 miles), a thriving market town. Jane Austen’s House at Chawton is nearby as is the Mid Hants Railway, Watercress Line. Beaches at West Wittering and Hayling Island are within an hour’s drive.
Cottage in Privett, Nr. Petersfield, Hampshire, England. Within South Downs National Park
Des & Lizzy Houghton-Connell
About Des & Lizzy Houghton-Connell
We are both very creative people, our interests lie in landscape design, art and antiques. The house serves as an inspiring place for us to be in our retirement whether it is to spend an afternoon drawing, reading or just enjoying the views.
Des & Lizzy Houghton-Connell purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Des & Lizzy Houghton-Connell chose Petersfield
The property has been our ongoing project. Originally the site was a farm workers cottage but with loving care and attention to detail we have built a light, airy, comfortable place to be whatever the weather. We never tire of the location..... each visit is different and you are certainly in touch with nature and all its wonders at Foxleaze Cottage. The visiting hares, foxes, deer; the ever changing landscape of the surrounding farmland - sometimes barley, sometimes wheat..... the fascination of harvest time - its all so wonderful whatever the time of year.
What makes this Cottage unique
The location of the cottage is fabulous. You feel as though you are in the middle of nowhere, yet within 10 minutes you have all the convenience of the thriving market town of Petersfield. It is a great place to act as a base for exploration of the stunning surrounding areas. Foxleaze Cottage is such a special place for us that our aim is for our guests to feel at home on holiday and enjoy the location as much as we do in a comfortable and homely cottage.
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A truly stunning and tranquil location.
We have just returned from a long bank holiday weekend at the peaceful cottage. The location is stunning with wonderful views , from every window, over fields and countryside . The house is airy, open, spacious and very well equipped. The walks from the front door are many and varied, especially the pleasant stroll to the 'pub with no name'. The sunset on one evening was spectacular. The beds were comfortable and the beautiful crisp white linen sheets were pure luxury. We would be more than happy to return to this property. Many thanks for a chilled and peaceful few days. Ideal to recharge the batteries.
Stayed at Foxleaze for the weekend to attend a family wedding being held locally. The accommodation was wonderful! So much more comfortable than staying in a hotel! Plenty of room for everyone, luxurious bed linen and very comfortable beds. Kitchen had everything we required and the lovely goodies left to welcome us certainly did the trick. Thank you Elizabeth for sharing this lovely house with us.
We had a wonderful week at Foxleaze. Extremely well equipped, comfortable beds with crisp white bedlinen for a restful sleep. A real home from home.
Thankyou Elizabeth for your warm welcome and the delicious goodies which gave us that holiday feeling right from the start.
Thank you Christine for your very positive review. We are so pleased that your family enjoyed our home as we do. Foxleaze is a very special place and the surrounding countryside is so glorious - we are happy that we can share it with our guests.
Beaches at West Wittering (sandy beach) are within an hour’s drive. Hayling Island, Portsmouth and Southsea are only a 30 minutes drive away. Isle Of Wight ferries sail regularly from Portsmouth.
Heathrow and Gatwick Airports within a 60 minute drive. Southampton Airport is a 45 minute drive. 30 minute drive to Portsmouth Channel Port, 45 minutes to Southampton Channel Port. Petersfield train station is a 10 minute drive.
We recommend you have your own transport.
Petersfield market town - (mainline to London Waterloo 60 minutes), 5 miles.
Alton, 9 miles.
Portsmouth - 20 miles
Chichester - 28 miles
Winchester - 14 miles
Chawton - 8 miles
Selbourne - 7 miles
Alresford - 10 miles
Foxleaze is the perfect setting for short breaks, peaceful holidays and business accommodation located in tranquil countryside yet within 10 minutes of A3 access. Foxleaze is centrally positioned between the towns of Chichester, Portsmouth and Winchester, all with plenty of historic interest as well as good shopping facilities. The Pub with No Name can be walked from the cottage and The Trouper pub offers gastro dining. Excellent restaurants can also be found in Petersfield, Upper Farringdon, Alresford, Alton and Winchester. The National Trust has Uppark, Hinton Ampner and Petworth House within easy reach of the cottage. The Earl of Besborough’s estate, Stansted House is nearby. Gilbert White’s house is at Selbourne and Jane Austen’s house at Chawton. Portsmouth offers both historical interest with HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, the Mary Rose and the maritime museums as well as ferries to the Isle of Wight. The Ancient capital of Wessex, Winchester and the fine city of Chichester host bountiful opportunities for excellent days out. The national treasure, Pallant House Art Gallery is situated in Chichester offering the finest collection of British Art outside of London.
Rates & Availability
Arrival time is from 3.30pm and departure time is by 11am.