Eastfield House Lodge
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Eastfield House Lodge is a charming two bedroomed cottage (sleeps 4) set in secure private gardens, offering a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere for those seeking a break from this mad world! The building has been recently converted and completed in January 2014 to a very high standard; it is well insulated, double-glazed and centrally heated. Free wifi is available.
The property is very easily accessed via the B3048, from the A303/M3 and A34 dual carriageways, offering good communication E-W & N-S to Winchester or Newbury (20min), Salisbury (30 min) and Stonehenge (25 min); London/Heathrow (45min-1hr), Southampton Airport (40min), Portsmouth channel port (1hr); Whitchurch/Andover railway stations (15min) - good connections to London Waterloo (1hr).
Set in a secure rural location with extensive gardens and view over lake, and a tennis court; located in the attractive and ancient village of Longparish in Hampshire. The village has 2 pubs, each with a restaurant together with a shop/PO. Eastfield House Lodge has been recently renovated (January 2014); it is furnished and equipped to a very high standard.
Ideal for a relaxing, peaceful break/holiday with the added attraction of a comprehensive choice of beauty and spa treatments available in the main house, just across the drive!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 96 km, Nearest railway: Andover / Whitchurch 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court|
The Central Southern England region
Eastfield House Lodge is an ideal base from which to visit a number of places of interest such as:
Highclere Castle (12 miles) or Downton Abbey! Historic property belonging to the Carnarvon family; the 5th Earl of Carnarvon discovered the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922. Open to the public at certain times of the year, please visit www.highclerecastle.co.uk for more details.
Winchester (12 miles) with its cathedral dating back to the 7th century, offering daily services performed by its Choir boys and acting as Jane Austen's last resting place (www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk). Winchester also offers a vast mix of high street as well as independent restaurants and shops and has a lovely Farmers' Market on the second Sunday of the month.
Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton, near Alton is 24 miles away.
Stockbridge (9 miles) is a lovely small town, between Andover and Salisbury, in the Test Valley. Very picturesque, it offers a large choice of independent shops, pubs and restaurants and has the attraction of having the River Test, renowned for its fly-fishing worldwide, flowing across right under the High Street. England's oldest fishing club, Houghton Fishing Club, can be found in the Grosvenor Hotel.
Danebury Hill fort (2 miles from Stockbridge) dates back to the Iron Age and offers a lovely walk with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. More history about the hill fort can be found on www3.hants.gov.uk and in the Iron Age Museum in Andover.
Salisbury (24 miles) also has a spectacular cathedral, but in a very different style. Dating back to the 11th century, its spire, which can be seen from miles around, was added between 1300 and 1320 and is the highest in England today (www.salisburycathedral.org.uk). The city offers numerous high street and independent shops and restaurants.
Stonehenge (25 miles), possibly the most famous pre-historic monument in the world; the site has been recently transformed, to enhance visitors' experience (www.english-heritage.org.uk).
Mottisfont Abbey (17 miles), originally an historical priory, founded in 1201, it became a country estate after being dissolved under the reign of Henry VIII and is now run by the National Trust. The River Test flows in its delightful grounds where walks and picnics can be enjoyed and the beautiful rose garden admired. The house has become a museum and hosts regular art exhibitions. The attractive market town of Romsey with its beautiful Benedictine Abbey dating back to the 12th century, is just a few miles away.
The New Forest is only about an hour's drive away (42-53 miles) and offers numerous attractions such as the Beaulieu Motorsport Museum, Bucklers Hard Museum and the towns of Brockenhurst and Lymington nearby, to name but a few. Ferries to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight can be taken from Lymington Ferry port, offering a lovely relaxing excursion on a sunny day!
Longparish is a very pretty village spread along the River Test, renowned worldwide for its fly-fishing. It features a delightful 13thC church and offers two pubs with restaurants, The Cricketers and The Plough, which has won numerous awards, together with a village shop & Post Office.
A number of lovely walks can be enjoyed over 20 miles of footpaths around Longparish and along the river. For more details, please visit www.longparish.org.uk.
Supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, shops including M&S and hospital (minor injuries only) can be found in nearby Andover (5 miles). Both Winchester (12 miles) and Basingstoke (20 miles) hospitals have an A&E department.
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21 Jun 2014
"A perfect place to relax and unwind in peaceful British countryside at its best"
We had a wonderful weekend in the lodge which was the most comprehensively equipped holiday place we have ever stayed in. The lodge is set in a beautiful garden surrounded in wonderful British country… More
15 Jun 2014
Enjoyed a very relaxing break - a long weekend - away from it all at Eastfield lodge in May. Roger and Benedicte were very friendly and accommodating. The lodge itself is very modern, surrounded by l… More
2 Jun 2014
"Modern, very well equipped and welcoming home."
I stayed here on a business trip and Eastfield House Lodge is a modern, very well equipped and welcoming home. It was lovely to come back at the end of the day and relax in a superb peaceful setting.
Bénédicte & Roger were excellent hosts and on hand to answer any queries.
I will be returning to Eastfield House Lodge in September.
6 May 2014
We stayed five nights in this delightful cottage which was a perfect base to explore the Hampshire and Wiltshire countrysideRoger and Benedicte were the perfect hosts; assisting with driving direction… More
22 Apr 2014
"A lovely little home from home"
We really enjoyed our stay at Eastfield Lodge over Easter weekend. The location was perfect, very picturesque and quiet. … More
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