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Little Terraces is the 'cosy cottage with the big view', in the charming village of Downton, bordering Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset. It is just a few minutes drive to the New Forest National Park and ideal for access to Salisbury, Stonehenge and the south coast beaches.
Recently renovated to a high standard, the cottage is designed for couples to unwind and escape the stresses of everyday life. Everything you need is provided. Shops, pubs and a delightful café serving home made local produce are all within walking distance, or you can stroll along the riverside walk across water meadows, all without moving the car.
The cottage has plenty of space if you are a new family and would like to share a holiday with your baby. We welcome one well behaved dog.
Little Terraces is a detached cottage dating back to 1870. It has a cosy lounge where you can snuggle up on the comfy sofa in front of the stove, with logs and coal provided. There is freeview tv, a dvd player and ipod docking station. The dining table can be opened to seat 2 or 4. The lounge has lovely old beams and leads through into a well equipped kitchen. There is ample crockery and pots and pans as well as a good supply of store cupboard items included for your use. The kitchen has a full size cooker, microwave, fridge with small freezer and dishwasher.
Immediately off the kitchen is a small courtyard with a bright green patio set, ideal for breakfast. The steps lead up to the first terrace, a real suntrap and sheltered from the wind. Further steps lead up to a mid terrace and then the stunning top terrace with its view across the Salisbury downs and to fields behind, if you are lucky you will see deer. There is a further dining set on the top terrace, as well as loungers and a BBQ for those lazy summer days. The garden is completely private, it is not overlooked at all.
Upstairs the cottage has a spacious bedroom with a comfy double bed. The price includes all cotton linen, the pillows and duvet are feather (unless synthetic is specifically requested). Big white fluffy towels are provided on the heated towel rail in the New England bathroom, with full size bath and shower. There is ample storage space in the large wardrobe and chest of drawers in the bedroom and in the dressing table you will find a hairdryer and hot water bottle. In the cupboard are a picnic hamper, blanket and cool bag as well as a flask. There is also an iron and ironing board. Read our reviews, as you will see everything you need for the perfect relaxing holiday is at Little Terraces.
There is one off road parking space with the cottage, for guests exclusive use.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Salisbury 10 km|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Wiltshire region
Downton is a picturesque village on the borders of Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset. It has shops, cafes and pubs all within walking distance of Little Terraces. There is a lovely riverside walk and excellent fishing on the river Avon and nearby lakes. It provides easy access to the rolling countryside of the Salisbury plain and the glorious beaches from Lymington to Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole, many of which have blue flag status. Just 5 minutes away is the New Forest National Park with its free roaming ponies, donkeys, cows, deer and even pigs! There are many visitor attractions in the area including National Trust properties at Kingston Lacey and Stourhead. Stonehenge and the Amesbury Rings are close by as is the Beaulieu Motor Museum and the New Forest towns of Fordingbridge, Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst.
Annual events include the Cuckoo Fair in Downton in May, the New Forest Show at Brockenhurst in July and the Bournemouth Air Festival on the beach in August. There are several carnivals, village shows and fetes throughout the summer months to attracts locals and holiday makers alike.
All this is just 2 hours from London.
Little Terraces is within easy walking distance of the shops, pubs and cafes in Downton, the latter serving excellent food. Riverside or country walks can be taken directly from the door. The area is well known for its superb fishing venues. Just a 5 minute drive and you are in the New Forest National Park with its free roaming ponies, cattle, deer and pigs. It is a bird watchers paradise. There are ample opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding through the trees or over the open heathland, which bursts into purple with the heather in August. Autumn brings the glorious golds of the changing leaves, followed by the sparkling frosts and snow of winter. Spring is a burst of fresh green growth and new born animals.
6 miles away in the medieval city of Salisbury is the beautiful cathedral with its glorious music and historic Close. This year there are many special events planned at the cathedral for Magna Carta 800. There are many shops, pubs and restaurants, a cinema, bowling alley and water meadows to enjoy.
In the other direction, on the edge of the New Forest is Fordingbridge, a small town on the river Avon with a museum and delightful shops to look around.
A little further afield is the coast, ideal for walks on the blue flag beaches, swimming in the sea, boat trips and visits to the stunning Poole harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world.
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25 Jul 2015
"The perfect place to stay."
Delightful property in a lovely village with good pub, cafe and bakery. Access to local riverside walk and short car distance to the forest. Salisbury is an interesting city with lots to see and do. We would recommend the 'park and ride' at Britford which made getting in to Salisbury so easy. Felt that being so near to Stonehenge we must make the visit. It was certainly worthwhile. All in all a great holiday and a peaceful, well equipped cottage to return to each evening.
21 Jun 2015
"Great location and very comfortable and complete cottage."
Little terraces is a very well equiped cottage. The owners are friendly and helpful. The bed is comfortable, the bathroom and shower are good and the kitchen is excellent. The garden is very special with a patio and terraces with much sunshine. The shops and the pub are nearby (good food at the Wooden Spoon). Not only suited to visit the beautiful New Forrest, but also close to the mystical prehistoric sites like Stonehenge, Avebury and Glastonbury, the Giant of Cerne Abbas, Maiden Castle and so on. If you are a literature fan, it's the country of Jane Austen, DIckens and Hardy. Bath is within driving distance and fossil picking at Lyme Regis is also a real experience! Little Terraces is a great place to stay.
I'm so glad you had a good time and am truly impressed at the number of places you visited. Thanks for taking the time to review Little Terraces, and for our gift. Tea tastes so much better out of a lovely cup. Sue
22 Apr 2015
"Ideal for two people."
Fairly newly refurbished and well appointed, the owners took great care to ensure all was satisfactory. The decking on various levels up the steep bank behind the house very pleasant but you need to be reasonably agile. We would stay there again.
Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again one day. Sue
18 Apr 2015
"A real gem of a cottage in a great location"
We felt at home even before we walked through the door of this delightful cottage. We have stayed in lots of cottages over the years, but none have been so well-equipped and with such attention to detail. We were lucky enough to enjoy some glorious weather so could take advantage of the sunny outdoor space and enjoy watching the sunset from the top terrace. We have family in Downton so already knew the area, which is great for visiting both Salisbury and the New Forest.
I am delighted you felt so at home in Little Terraces and were able to enjoy the top terrace so early in the year. Thanks for finding the time to post your review. We would love to welcome you back when you visit your family again. Sue
10 Mar 2015
"Great little hideaway"
A lovely little cottage, just right for two. The cottage is in a quiet country lane at the edge of the picturesque town of Downton (nothing to do with any TV programmes). It is fitted with all mod cons and a woodburning stove - great for snuggly evenings in. The views from the top terrace garden are expansive and the decking is ideal for eating al fresco. Just a couple of things to bear in mind - this is not a top location if you have difficulty getting around. There are three large steps up to the front door and the back garden is laid out over a series of terraces which rise quite steeply from the back door. This wasn't an issue for us, but I can see less able folks struggling to get up to enjoy the views. Finally, the owners were very helpful and communicative regarding the booking and rental process. Dogs welcome, too - hurrah says Spice!
Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I am delighted you all had a good holiday and enjoyed the view from the top terrace. Thank you for mentioning the towel rail, it has been fixed now. I hope you can come and stay again one again. Best wishes, Sue
16 Jan 2015
"Lovely cottage in a lovely part of the world"
Little Terraces was a wonderful place to spend some time at the start of the new year. Perfectly located for trips into the New Forest and to nearby Salisbury, we also enjoyed exploring the local village. Lots to keep you busy, but the cottage itself was a great place just to sit and relax. Beware of some lower-than-average ceilings!
I'm glad you had a relaxing break to start your year. It would be lovely to welcome you back in the summer.
25 Nov 2014
"the cottage was so well equipped it was like using someones home!"
this really was the most home-like cottage we have ever used...loved the cotton table napkins.....the terraces were great though the weather didn't allow us to sit out. There is plenty to see and do in the area even in indifferent weather and the wooden Spoon provided an excellent meal and even welcomed our dog. overall we had a great break and it could become a regular Autumn event.
Many thanks for taking time out to post this review. I'm really pleased you found the cottage so homely. We would be delighted to welcome you back next autumn for more walks amongst the golden trees. So stunning at the minute. Sue
9 Nov 2014
"Perfect cottage for a relaxing break"
A lovely, very well equipped holiday cottage. Ideal for exploring the New Forest. Very warm, comfortable cottage, log burner perfect in the colder weather.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. One of the real pleasures, now that the weather has turned to autumn, is relaxing in the cosy warmth and glow of the wood burner on the comfy sofa. I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Sue
23 Oct 2014
Lovely break - cosy and well equipped and so tastefully presented - we enjoyed some much needed peace and quiet only 'broken' by the owls that live next door - but we love owls hooting - it just added to the ambience! Downton is a lovely village - we made some lovely discoveries including the walk that takes in the old Chapel where Nelson's descendants are buried and the Moot in the village - we will return!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your kind words. The owls next door and in the wild nearby are something special. Downton and the surrounding area has a lot to offer. I am delighted you are returning next year to savour more of the lovely countryside. I look forward to welcoming you again. Sue
8 Oct 2014
"A lovely cottage for a quiet break."
We spent three nights in Little Terraces. Sue made us feel welcome even before we arrived with her emails and suggestions of things to do in the area. The cottage is lovely and cosy. It has everything you need and lots of thoughtful extra touches, like books, OS maps and local info. The decor is well thought through. The wood burning stove was very welcome as we picked a cold weekend. The kitchen is well appointed. The bedroom is calm and bed was comfortable. You won't regret booking.
Thanks for taking the time to review Little Terraces and for your kind words. I'm pleased you found the information about local events helpful. I am always happy to suggest things to do or places to visit. I hope we see you back again one day. Sue
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