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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
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|
About this location
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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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
14 Mar 2015
"Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!"
Apologies Sue, for being so slow in adding our review. It has no bearing on the quality of the accommodation, which was spotless and completely fantastic!! Had a really wonderful 8 night stay in Littl… More
Thank you for finding a moment to post such a lovely review. We are so glad you had such a restful and fantastic break. It was a pleasure to have you as guests and we do hope you come back one day. 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.
29 Dec 2014
"Wonderful away from Christmas break"
Wanted to get away form it all and Christmas. Wonderful little cottage, real fire, proper bath and great location. Local pubs an cafes . Great base for touring around. Property was exactly as describe… More
I am delighted you enjoyed your away from it all Christmas break at Little Terraces and all that the area has to offer. The deer are year round visitors, how lovely to see them to add the Christmas treat of champagne. We would love to welcome you back again. Sue
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
13 Nov 2014
"A little piece of cosiness in Downton"
We have just a day left of our holiday stay at Little Terraces and just had to write this review before we leave. First of all the location is great - just 5min walk to the nearest pub, shop, chem… More
You are very welcome. I am delighted you have enjoyed your time at Little Terraces and taken advantage of all the nearby shops, pubs and take aways, venturing to Bath, where the Christmas market will soon be in full swing. 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
4 Nov 2014
"If Carlsberg did cottage rentals........"
We have just returned from a 3 night break at Little Terraces cottage and just felt I needed to review this lovely place. From our initial booking we were made to feel welcome by the owner Sue. The co… More
Many thanks for taking the time to post this review and for your lovely comments. How fantastic to get a free bone and firework display all in one weekend. Downton is such a fun village. One of the really good weekends to visit is May Day Bank Holiday when the annual Cuckoo Fair is held. Many stalls fill the main street, there is a procession, dancing and lots to do. I hope you can come and stay with us again one day. 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
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