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  • Attractive, brick and flint holiday cottage  | Drovers Cottage, East Meon - Drovers Cottage
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  • Attractive, brick and flint holiday cottage  | Drovers Cottage, East Meon - Drovers Cottage
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    Drovers Cottage

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    Property ref: S14091

    • Bedrooms 1

    • Sleeps 2

    • Baths 1

    • Pets 1

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (29)

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    About this property

    Brick and flint cottage, surrounded by countryside, a peaceful and romantic retreat for two, Jane Austens’ House easily reached.
    Open-plan living/dining room with electric woodburner, kitchen area and tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.
    Elec woodburner inc. Elec, full gas CH, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot (suitable for ages up to 18mths). H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. Wi-Fi. Tel (honesty box). Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (for 2 cars). No smoking.
    Located in a breathtaking setting, completely enveloped in the rolling countryside which is has wildlife in abundance, this attractive, brick and flint holiday cottage makes a romantic and peaceful retreat, ideal for couples and walkers. As the name suggests, Drovers Cottage was formerly a place of rest for drovers (modern day livestock transporters), who travelled hundreds and hundreds of miles with their animals and needed somewhere to rest. The group of fir trees, which still remain to this day, were an easily recognisable landmark even from afar. The fields surrounding the cottage are of archaeological interest, as they were used as Roman camps and often oyster shells can be found, these were brought in barrels from the coast for the Roman warriors to eat, and they tossed the shells into the fields.
    Having been totally renovated, Drovers Cottage offers tasteful and well-presented accommodation, and is within easy walking distance to the quaint thatched-roof village, with its shop, beautiful church and two pubs serving good food. This picturesque village is steeped in history, it has a bronze burial in the parish, which dates back to 2000BC. The village was part of the Royal Manor, belonging first to King Alfred the Great, then later William the Conqueror, which is recorded in the Domesday Book.
    Within easy reach are the South Downs, Portsmouth, Winchester Cathedral, Southampton with its maritime history, the New Forest, Chichester, beaches at the Witterings or Hayling Island, the Watercress steam train, Jane Austen’s house, Gilbert White’s house and Birdworld. London is just an hour by train from nearby Petersfield. Seasonal fishing available in a small lake close by. Shops ¼ mile.


    Safer Stays
    Fuel and Power Included
    Customers Choice 2015
    Garden / Patio
    Pub within 1 mile
    Romantic Getaways
    Rural Location
    Satellite TV
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Cot Available
    South Downs
    Pet Friendly
    English Country Cottages
    Open Plan
    Parking - On Site
    Customers Choice
    Country Cottages
    Winter Best Sellers

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    Local amenities

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    • Izaak Walton
      0.5 miles
    • The Bat & Ball
      3 miles
    • Queen Elizabeth Country Park
      3.5 miles
    • The Shoe Inn
      4 miles
    • Lemon Grass
      4.5 miles
    • The Red Lion Inn
      5 miles
    • The Harrow Inn
      5 miles
    • Hinton Ampner
      6 miles
    • Josie's
      8 miles
    • Staunton Country Park
      8.5 miles

    Reviews (29)

    Ali ‐ 13 Sep 2020
    "This cottage was in an amazing setting, so quiet and peaceful. We did not want to leave. We did lots of walks directly from the cottage using our ordnance survey map. Good that it was dog friendly so can recommend to others with dogs. The cleanliness was excellent and made us feel safe during pandemic. Excellent WiFi. Owner came and introduced herself which was a lovely touch. All the facilities you require, it was like home from home. Used outside seating a lot which was very relaxing. 10 minute walk across fields to village where we visited one pub, Isaak Walton, and had a drink outside which was very friendly and Covid safe. Did not visit olde George inn as didn’t seem very inviting. We really lived drovers cottage and would highly recommend it."
    Neal ‐ 3 Sep 2020
    "Excellent little cottage , A love quiet retreat. Excellent to just relax & so quiet & peaceful.Great for walking & brilliant for the dog ( no close roads, just fields)"
    Jane ‐ 2 Sep 2020
    "A beautiful destination if you want to escape to quiet retreat. Comfortable and welcoming, we just keep coming back. We would recommend without reservation to anyone who is looking to get away from it all. This cottage is amazing. We love it."
    Terry ‐ 27 Jul 2020
    "Excellent location for walking and relaxing. Will be booking again"
    Catello ‐ 25 Jul 2020
    "Lovely quiet place and surroundingsComfortable insideDisappointed to find remains of food on dishes ,the overhead cooker hood was dirty and the bed frame was dusty. Considering the Coronavirus outbreak doesn’t seem to have had a deep clean. However, that was a small price to pay for a lovely location."
    Chris ‐ 14 Jul 2020
    "Lovely hideaway for a couple with a dog. Plenty of fences in garden to be secure. Our dog loved all the new smells and places to explore. For the humans it's an excellent place to relax and escape. You are surrounded by fields and the lovely south downs. Well worth a will be back for more."
    Kevin ‐ 14 Mar 2020
    "If you want peace and countryside this is the place."
    Confirmed guest ‐ 10 Mar 2020
    "We had a lovely relaxing break. Will certainly be booking again"
    Beverley ‐ 1 Mar 2020
    "Outside tap would have been useful to wash dog down after muddy walks"
    Richard ‐ 15 Feb 2020
    "Cosy cottage for a winter break. It must be wonderful in the summer."
    jane and ian ‐ 11 Nov 2019
    "fantastic cottage and location definitely recommend"
    Ken ‐ 4 Nov 2019
    "I have now had ten bookings over the past 11 years which probably says it all."
    Peter ‐ 29 Oct 2019
    Wayne ‐ 14 Oct 2019
    "Lovely situated cottage. Good base for walking. Lovely to sit outside on a summer's evening (we were lucky with the weather)."
    Confirmed guest ‐ 14 Sep 2019
    "A beautiful stay in an idyllic location with walks around the South Downs Way"
    Chris ‐ 6 Sep 2019
    "A lovely escape from the crowd in a beautiful clean comfortable accomodation."
    Frank ‐ 15 Aug 2019
    "Very nice cottage and great location."
    David ‐ 5 Aug 2019
    "a place to totally relax.walks right on your doorstep."
    Peter ‐ 21 Jul 2019
    "A delightful quirky cottage. Lots of character with sloping ceilings and squeaky floorboards. In an out of the way location, so not suitable for everyone. Peaceful and quiet, lots of wildlife and lovely walks."
    Barbara ‐ 18 Jul 2019
    "Relaxing time. No traffic. Good Walks."
    Graham ‐ 22 Jun 2019
    "Drover's Cottage is away from other properties, there is no traffic noise, just the sound of bird-song. It is cosy, and perfect if you just want to relax. The village of East Meon has one shop and two pubs and there are plenty of walks in and around the village. There are a lot of narrow lanes, some with no passing places which can be a bit daunting. However, the towns of Chichester and Winchester are within easy reach if you require more than the village shop has to offer.All-in-all, Drover's Cottage is in an excellent location."
    Penny ‐ 12 Jun 2019
    "Superb location, total tranquility with an outlook onto fields and woods. Local walks available from the cottage door. The owners are there if you need them but leave you in peace if wanted. Local amenities just a short walk away"
    Pat ‐ 21 May 2019
    "what a fantastic cottage You will not believe it Owners are fantastic So peaceful and relaxing This is a second time here and it was just as magical as the first time We will go back Nothing more to say just cant praise this cottage enough You have to go you will not believe it We always have cottage holidays 3 a year so we have stayed in plenty of cottages but this one wins hands down LOVE IT !!!"
    Robyn ‐ 1 May 2019
    "This was our fourth stay in this gorgeous little cottage built for two, and we loved it every bit as much as the last three times we stayed in it."
    Confirmed guest ‐ 28 Feb 2019
    "This cottage is so special. An absolute gem in such a peaceful, glorious, secluded location. We went with our baby and had a wonderful time of it."
    Danny ‐ 17 Feb 2019
    "Beautiful cottage and wonderful surroundings and views. Quiet and relaxing and lots of wildlife."
    Paul ‐ 23 Jan 2019
    "Amazing location with near 360° of dwelling-free countryside to gaze on, walks from the front door, two good pubs within a short walk.Owners very welcoming, even though E.C.C. had slipped up and not sent through our very short-notice booking to them, and we had to be sent to the pub for 30 mins (what hardship(!)) while cottage was swiftly prepared.Cottage cosy, clean and well-equipped. Lacking only a decent shower (one attached to bath taps but no standing)Will certainly try and book this cottage again."
    Martyn ‐ 7 Jan 2019
    "Drover's Cottage is a real gem situated in pleasant seclusion on the edge of East Meon village. If walking and being close to nature are your thing then Drover's Cottage is the perfect spot. The cottage is clean, comfortable and very well equipped and a great place to return to after a day walking on the Hampshire Downs. Old Winchester Hill Fort and Butser Hill offer 2 fabulous viewpoints that can be easily walked directly from the cottage. "Ye Olde George" in East Meon and the "Thomas Lord" in West Meon have great food and drink. Attractions like the Watercress Line steam railway and Jane Austen's house museum are also very close. My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay are keen to return."
    Rachel ‐ 2 Jan 2019
    "A Fantastic cottage in idyllic surroundings and only a 15 minute walk to the village where there is two great pubs and a small shop. The cottage is very well equipped and has everything you need and more. We would definitely book again."

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