A fine listed period property in a National Park


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16 guests, 7 bedrooms, 14 beds, 4.5 bathrooms
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A fine Grade II Listed former rectory situated on the edge of the village within the South Downs National Park, suitable for visitors of all ages, with 5 acres of gardens and paddocks, a tennis court, swimming pool and croquet lawn.

The Old Rectory is a particularly fine Grade II Listed village house of 16th century origin with attractive wisteria clad southern Georgian facade. The property is a superb period family house offering elegant family accommodation in a beautiful location.

The space
The bed configuration allows for 21 adults (doubles and singles) and 2 toddlers in toddler beds. All are permanent beds save for 4 premium fold up beds which could be located anywhere, such as on the ground floor to accommodate senior members of family groups. The house lends itself perfectly to multi generational family gatherings.

There is a further ‘hideaway’ cottage on the grounds that sleeps two, available in addition under a separate listing, that may be made available at a discount for large groups where an extra bed is needed.

Guests will be able to use the house and grounds.. The house would be exclusively for you. There are five acres of grounds (gardens and paddocks).

In the house, a study and a few cupboards will be locked as these contain the belongings of the owner’s family, which when not rented, is the owner's family home).

There is a gated swimming pool in the garden which is open in the summer season. The pool is open from the beginning of May to the end of September. Guests may use this with written permission of the owner, which is subject to an additional fee. Please ask for details.

There is a tennis court, croquet lawn and a children’s play area with a trampoline, football goals, which may all be used.

There is a charcoal BBQ.

The Fox Inn is located a short walk along a road or along a footpath through two paddocks, or through the village, that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you are a big group it has been requested you let the pub know in advance so they can accommodate you as it gets busy.

Catering may be arranged through a choice of local catering companies. There is also a good mobile masseuse who visits.

The property is Located within the South Downs National Park, and you can explore the countryside, however you will need to keep to the footpaths. These are all signposted and details can be found online at Hampshire County Council's website.

The house and grounds are for the use of people staying at the property only, either in The Old Rectory, or the Hideaway (which has its own area)

There is ‘The Hideaway’ cottage within the grounds which is a small studio room that sleeps two/three. If you’d like to inquire you could always look at renting this too. The hideaway romantic and is perfect for a couple (and possibly child on a put me up bed) . It has its own self contained space in the grounds that means it only shares the driveway with the main house.

Please search for the "hideaway" on airbnb nearby - or via my other listings

Back to the main house:

There’s a dining table that can seat 16+ comfortably.

There are two steps up to the ground floor loo so it’s sadly not a suitable property for wheelchair users.

You will love your stay, and any repeat visitors would be offered a discount on their next booking and any referrals would be offered a finders fee.

The owner has young children and the house and grounds have all the necessary adjustments to ensure children’s safety, from electric gates to a gated swimming pool.

All bookings need to be made through AirBnB for security reasons.

For infants, please bring travel cots, high chair, tableware and their own bedding. And please also bring a nappy bin.

There are two toddler beds so please let me know if these need to be made up for your stay. Infants also count towards the number staying.

I appreciate this is a premium listing and please rest assured I will do all I can to ensure your stay is perfect!

There is a SONOS (music) system in the TV Room, Dining Hall, Kitchen and Master Bedroom, controlled by voice (Alexa and via the SONOS control tablet in the dining hall). You can use this interface to login to your own music (Spotify etc).

The internet connection is fast - 70Mbit/s download and 20Mbit/s upload

Very sadly I am unable to accept pets.

If you’d like to use the fire pit, logs are available from the local BP garage in west Meon and please do not use the fire pit on the grass as it will scorch the ground (please use on terrace or gravel)

It is the guests responsibility to ensure the stay is COVID-19 compliant


Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 toddler bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Park view
Free parking on premises
Private pool
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The village pub, The Fox, is a two minute walk along a footpath through paddocks, that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

There is a network of public footpaths that will take you to pubs in neighbouring villages, a local Roman ruin, Hinton Ampner (national trust) house, and a church in the woods on Bramdean common.

There are slightly longer walks to pubs in Alresford, the Flower Pots in Cheriton, the Thomas Lord in West Meon.

There is a great pub in West Meon called the Thomas Lord which is a 40 minute walk through the fields.

Further afield is a lovely market town of Alresford, definitely worth a visit, Winchester, Petersfield, Petworth, Goodwood, And this historic dockyards in Portsmouth, where there is also Gun Wharf, a discount shopping village.

Marwell Zoo and Poultons Park (peppa pig world) are about 20 minutes away.

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It is a village setting so please be mindful of the neighbours and I ask that there is no loud outside music please.

Hosted by James

  1. Joined in January 2016
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Hi there my name is James, I live between Hampshire and London and work in London and the surrounds.

During your stay

I may be staying in the hideaway within the grounds during your stay. If there I’d be on hand if needed be but would respect your privacy. If not there, I’m on hand to take your calls.

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Check out: 10:00
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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