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Attractive, brick and flint holiday cottage  | Drovers Cottage, East Meon
Tasteful and well-presented living/ dining room | Drovers Cottage, East Meon
  • Cottage
  • East Meon
  • PAAV

Drovers Cottage

9.6

out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

  • 1

Wifi
Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

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.

Awards

  • Customers' Choice 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

Features

Cot Available - Cot

Customers' Choice

Dishwasher

Garden or Patio

Highchair

Internet Connection - Internet Wifi

Open Plan

Parking-designated on site

Pub within 1 mile

Romantic Getaways

Rural

Satellite TV

Telephone Chargeable

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • 1 pet allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 31 reviews

9.6

out of 10

Value for money

9.5

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort and Equipment

9.4

Location

9.9

Local amenities

8.1

Overall rating

9.6

Sharon

  • Maidstone

  • Couple

10

out of 10

A fantastic week in and idyllic spot!

7 Aug 2022

Marilyn

  • Family

9

out of 10

Lovely cottage furnished to high sndard. Beautiful quiet surroundings. A wonderful break.

31 Jul 2022

Stephen

  • Crowborough

  • Couple

10

out of 10

A delightful idylic cottage for a truly relaxing break.

24 Jul 2022

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