The Cottage at Ripsley has a private gate that opens directly onto the South Downs. We're situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty yet only a one hour train journey away from London.
In the four acres of grounds there are a tennis court and a heated swimming pool ( available at certain times of the day and year).
The Cottage at Ripsley offers some lovely foot and cycle paths. We are lucky enough to be close to the beach and city, so Chichester, Portsmouth, Southhampton, Goodwood, National Trust beaches and Frensham Ponds are in easy reach while Liphook train station ( 3 min drive from the cottage) takes you to Waterloo in an hour. Ripsley is a place to get away from it all. Great for cyclists, walkers, couples and families.
The cottage has a private patio area with a BBQ and space for sitting outside. Children are welcome to use the tree swing on the large lawn leading up to the conservatory, though adult supervision is suggested for the treehouse. There is croquet, badminton and a football net available on request. BTW we have a 3 yrs old chocolate labrador, called Maddie who you may see, she has no access to the cottage.
The swimming pool and tennis court (a little rickety but it works) are available to guests on weekday mornings ( 9.30 - 1.30pm) , during school term time and some weeks/weekends during the school and public holidays. If you'd like to confirm if the pool is available for the dates you're looking at, please message me.
THE COTTAGE SPACE : There are two sitting areas, one in the kitchen/sitting room area upstairs and downstairs in the sitting room/games room where the TV/DVD is situated as well as the double sofa bed and downstairs w/c, pool table and table tennis. Apart from central heating there are two woodburning stoves - one in the sitting room/games room, the other in the master bedroom. A basket of logs and kindling is supplied.
The downstairs sitting room has a table tennis table, DVDs, board games and a pool table. Outdoor and indoor toys are available for children as well as a tree house, football net and tree swing. In the summer badmington is set up and croquet is available,
There is a shower room upstairs with w/c , an ensuite bath to the master bedroom and a w/c downstairs.
Guest access :
The entire cottage is available to guests and there is a separate entrance to the cottage. Parking is available for up to three cars.
N.B June/July/August/September 2019. Some dates are available if you're interested in having exclusive use of the tennis court, grounds and the outdoor heated swimming pool. There is an extra charge of 170sterling / 220USD for use of the pool per week for the pool cleaner and heating. If you decide not to use the pool there is no extra charge for use of court and grounds during these periods.
If 2 guests are using both bedrooms, there is an added one off cleaning charge of twelve pounds.
If 3 guests are using both bedrooms and the sofa bed downstairs there is an added one off cleaning charge of twenty pounds.
Please let us know prior to your arrival If you would like to use our housekeeping service. Your clothes will be washed and pressed for £12 per hour.
Linens and towels will be changed every week. There is a £24 cleaning fee paid directly to the cleaner to clean the cottage once per week if guests are for staying longer than a week.
Our houses are shoe free zones. Many thanks!
Due to family life, the cottage is not appropriate for guests wanting to invite friends and guests over to the cottage.