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Beautiful Family Accommodation

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Our holiday homes, Rose Cottage, Edward's Cottage and Stable Cottage, are set in the heart of the beautiful Hampshire countryside with wonderful views across a peaceful valley. They are a rural haven for visitors but only 10 minutes from Petersfield, with fantastic road and rail connections for London and Portsmouth. This description and photos are for Rose Cottage. Please see our other adverts for photos of Stable Cottage and Edward's Cottage. The three holiday homes would suit large groups and families looking to holiday together. Please ask your host, Venetia, for more information.

Our small working farm, Downlands Farm, on which the self-catering cottages are set, is just off a green-lane which leads to miles of footpaths, bridleways and on and off-road cycling. Pets are welcome at our holiday cottages, please enquire upon booking. We have a plenty of space to store bicycles and for a premium, guests are welcome to bring their horses and make use of our Lodden stables. There are three excellent pubs surrounding the farm, all within a half hour stroll or a 3 minute car journey. The quaint and bustling market town of Petersfield is a 10 minute drive from the farm and alongside the two local village shops, these all provide a perfect base for stocking up on essential items. The larger, cathedral cities of Chichester, Guildford, Portsmouth and Winchester are all equally 45 minutes away, offering great shopping and entertainment. We are so lucky to be within an hour’s drive from one of the premier Blue Flag beaches in the country, West Wittering. West Wittering is a beautiful place to visit, whatever the season, and can be enjoyed by all ages. During the low season (October to April), horse riding is permitted at any time during the day on West Wittering and the summer months offer horseriding before 9am and after 6pm. Hayling Island, a shingle beach (with funfair for the children!) is half an hour from Downlands Farm.

Rose Cottage offers light and airy accommodation with two ground floor bedrooms and a playroom/bedroom upstairs. After stowing muddy wellies in the under-cover porch, you will walk into our bright, well equipped kitchen / dining / sitting room. Stretching the entire width of the barn, this large room opens out through French windows onto your own private terrace and garden complete with garden tables and chairs. A television with BT Vision and Netflix will keep you entertained on those horrible rainy days. It goes without saying that guests have use of free Wifi. A utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer leads off from the kitchen which in turn leads to a well ventilated shower room. Two double bedrooms also lead off from the kitchen, the master bedroom having an ensuite bathroom with a large bathtub perfect for soaking after a long walk. Both bedrooms have televisions. Children will absolutely love their playroom at the top of the property. Accessed by stairs from the sitting room, children will have their own space to create chaos and noise. There is ample space up here to accommodate up to four additional people - two single beds and one double bed. There is no extra charge for use of a travel cot, stair gate and high chair as required. Please contact us for information and to discuss your requirements. Our change-over days are Fridays and Mondays and we welcome guests who wish to stay for a minimum of two nights up to a maximum of one month.

The Cottages are set on a working small-holding therefore visitors can expect to see cows, dogs and horses during their stay with us. Please note that all three holiday properties are adjacent/joined to one-another. Each house has its own private patio and garden but the parking is shared. They are all identical in terms of layout, size, kitchen and bathroom design. They only differ in regard to furniture, curtains etc. Due to the proximity to one-another and also to our farmhouse, you will be staying next door to children and animals (and sometimes noisy adults!). We are a laid-back farm which very much caters for families so if it is absolute peace and quiet you're after, you may want to look elsewhere!! Edward's Cottage and Rose Cottage are at the 'ends' and Stable Cottage is in the middle. Whilst the interior of the properties is beautiful, we would like to make it clear that, at present, the exterior is still a work in progress. This does not detract from the overall glorious setting.

Due to our rural location, the mobile phone signal and WIFI connection can sometimes be weak.

A car is absolutely essential if you wish to stay at Downlands Farm.

The property particulars may change without prior notice and the owners are not liable for any inaccuracies in the property's description on our website or through media/advertising sources. Any photographs are for illustrative purposes only.

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Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018


Petersfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill


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Beautiful Family Accommodation
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

A beautiful place to stay. Very well appointed with lots of space and beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

We had a super stay at Rose cottage and were only sad that we couldn't have stayed for longer. Our hosts were helpful and the cottage had everything we needed and more. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay

  • 2 of 5

Just 1. Thing there needs to be a door at the bottom of the stairs

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate why you have suggested a door at the bottom of the stairs. At the time of construction, we did discuss a door at the bottom of the stairs but for fire safety reasons, have always felt that it would be safer for a door not to be there , particularly if children are sleeping upstairs alone.
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We had a wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house was the perfect place for us all. Great location. Venetia made sure we all had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well appointed stylish cottage

  • 5 of 5

Rose Cottage is well laid out, welcoming and extremely practical for English weather. On the big round dining table on arrival we found wine, a lemon cake and bone for the dog - a nice touch. The views were incredible and we were able to enjoy the table and chairs on the patio. The children loved their 'playroom' in the loft, complete with games and table football. Venetia and David were very relaxed and responsive to any questions. Highly recommended for walkers and weekends away with family and friends.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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