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Thatched cottage, Wherwell, Test Valley Hampshire

Entire cottage hosted by Grainne & Philip
6 guests3 bedrooms5 beds1 bathroom
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A cosy cottage in the heart of the Test Valley in Hampshire, offering a relaxing country break. Enjoy putting your feet up by the fire (wood supplied) after a day of country walks or fishing and a hearty meal at the local pub! Close to Andover, Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton for work as an alternative to a hotel. Family and pet friendly with easy access from London, the South Coast, off the A303 and close to M3. Harewood Forest and the Test Way accessible by foot from the front door.

The space
Part of the thatched cottage dates from the 18th century (the original Toll House for the bridge over the Test on the Winchester Road), the middle kitchen area is from the 19th century and two bedrooms and bathroom from the 20th century. The sitting room is down a few steps and one bedroom is above this. There is a wood burning cooking stove in the kitchen as well as an electric cooker and another wood burner in the sitting room with logs available that we've chopped and dried on site.
The beds in two of the bedrooms can be made up as a king size double or two singles so do let us know how you would like the beds made. The house also has a sofa bed in the sitting room so sleeps 7 but this might be a squash as there is only one bathroom.
The heating is electric and all newly installed along with a new bathroom.
While pets are welcome we ask that pets are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture.
Board games, books for all ages and cards are available as well as boules if you are feeling more energetic. There is a built in bbq in the garden and this is the required 5 meters from the house. Bicycles can be locked in the shed if they need to be safely stored.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free driveway parking on premises – 3 spaces
Pets allowed
Free washer – In unit
Bath
Patio or balcony
Garden
Indoor fireplace
Children’s books and toys for ages 2–5 years old, 5–10 years old and 10+ years old

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4.87 out of 5 stars from 139 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Hampshire, United Kingdom

The cottage is on the road into the village of Wherwell, opposite the river Test and the site is cut into the chalk hill behind. It's a haven for walkers, cyclists, fishermen, touring motorcycles and touring drivers in easy reach of Winchester, Andover, Salisbury, Stonehenge and Southampton. The local pub, The White Lion is 5 minutes walk, serves great food and has a nice range of ciders and beers. There are several other good restaurants and country pubs in easy reach. Leckford Estate, Treerunners climbing park, Longstock Park, the Bombay Sapphire Gin distillery and Danebury Hill Fort are close and the market town of Stockbridge is well worth a visit.
The river is accessible at Chilbolton Common and the walk across the common to the village shop in Chilbolton is lovely. There is a great playground beside the sports ground and a small football court with a tennis net and netball hoops.
Stonehenge is a half hour drive away on the A303 with lovely scenic views along the way. Winchester is 20 minutes in the other direction where you can take a stroll through England's ancient past. A must visit is Winchester Cathedral with its world famous Gothic architecture and Jane Austin's house if you're a fan.

Hosted by Grainne & Philip

Joined in July 2013
  • 139 Reviews
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Grainne and Philip Warner love welcoming people to visit their special thatched cottage opposite the Test river in Wherwell village. The cottage is built into a chalk hill called the Mount and has woodland behind and to the side with many wild flowers, bees and birds. Grainne is a Reiki Master teaching and offering treatments in Wimbledon and Hampshire. Philip is an accountant and gifted woodworker.
Grainne and Philip Warner love welcoming people to visit their special thatched cottage opposite the Test river in Wherwell village. The cottage is built into a chalk hill called t…
During your stay
We are often around working on the site usually at the top of the hill while guests are staying . At 1.5 acres it's a large site! We're happy to help with any local guidance and walking recommendations. We are always available on the telephone.
We are often around working on the site usually at the top of the hill while guests are staying . At 1.5 acres it's a large site! We're happy to help with any local guidance and wa…
Grainne & Philip is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 17:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy