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Customer's Choice 2015

Drovers Cottage

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East Meon
Grade 5 Star rating
Customer's Choice 2015
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Brick and flint cottage, surrounded by countryside, a peaceful and romantic retreat for two, Jane Austens’ House easily reached.

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, so drovers could always locate the homely house.

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. 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.

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.

Electric woodburner included.Electricity, fullGas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot (suitable for ages up to 18mths). High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher.Telephone (honesty box). Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (for 2 cars). No smoking.

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  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Customer's choiceCustomer's choice
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Romantic GatawayRomantic Gataway
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Open PlanOpen Plan
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2016
    Drovers Cottage is in my opinion an outstanding cottage. The location is perfect for a quiet and relaxing holiday. With amazing views and walks, the village is a 5 minute walk away where you can enjoy excellent food in the choice of two pubs. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable. There are even binoculars provided to view the wildlife in the area. I would definitely recommend this cottage, as soon as we got home I booked this cottage again for next year, can't wait to return

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2016
    Fab as always! Visited many times and will be back next year.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/07/2016
    this was our 9 th visit which i think says it all

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/07/2016
    Lovely little cottage in an outstanding setting

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/06/2016
    excellent location, excellent cottage for all the wildlife and nature that you want.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2016
    This was are first time in Drovers cottage and hopefully not are last, we concur with every previous review. I would like to mention where cottage is situated it is ideal with just a short ride to some lovely beachers, such as Gosport, Hayly Island and West Wittering are Whippet love it.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/03/2016
    Lovely holiday home in a smashing location. Ideal for a quiet relaxing break away from it all.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/03/2016
    A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. We have stayed a lot of cottages, although a lot of them are very good, there is always something missing or doesn't quite fit the distribution given, but Drovers cottage was perfect, clean and well equipped. Amazing walks from the front door for us and the dog. There were shops close to hand but also further a field if you wanted more. The welcome tray was much appreciated. They owners make themselves known to you in case you need them and then let you get on with your stay. If you want amazing country views from a quite relaxing cottage then this is the place to be.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/02/2016
    Lovely cottage in beautiful setting. Feels like being in the middle of nowhere with the convenience of a good village pub nearby. Great fir exploring the South Downs.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/02/2016
    The most relaxing holiday we have ever had,the cottage was everything you could wish for and more.We will certainly be back.The owner came to welcome us and was on hand if we required anything.

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9.5 out of 10 – based on 28 reviews collected by Reevoo
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