Taylors Copse Cottage
About the home
Found in the quiet hamlet of Steep Marsh, Taylors Copse Cottage enjoys its own private setting in the heart of beautiful bluebell woodland, at the foot of the renowned Hampshire Hangers. In the spring it is understandably a wonderful carpet of colour, and guests can enjoy the many walks that lead through these private woods.
This is a perfect place to stay for anyone with a young family, since it is also a small holding with new born lambs and piglets each spring plus also, horses are kept in the adjacent stables and are exercised each day.
The cottage is perfectly in keeping with its surroundings, and offers very comfortable accommodation for five in two bedrooms. The second bedroom with three single beds is exceptionally spacious and can if need be accommodate six through use of a futon that is provided in that room. The main double bedroom is on the ground floor, but is on a slightly lower level and since it is accessed via a few stairs from the hallway, it makes a nice feature and gives this cottage a feeling of being that little bit individual..
The central living room has comfortable leather sofas and a feature wood burning stove. Doors open out onto the terrace and the private garden beyond. The kitchen is spacious with good dining space and is fully equipped. There is also underfloor heating in this room.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
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The Central Southern England / Hampshire region
East Hampshire is covered by the western boundaries of the South Downs National Park. The cathedral city is Winchester which is central in the county. Portsmouth and Southampton are the major cities on the coast giving ferry inks across to the Isle of Wight. Portsmouth is home to HMS Victory and more recently the Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays. Southampton still maintains its links with the cruise ship industry with the three Cunard liners using it as their home port.
The South Downs / Steep Marsh area
Steep Marsh is on the edge of the Hampshire Hangers, one of Hampshire’s most beautiful woodland areas. Consisting of 323 acres of woodland, with many magnificent beech trees, there is a rise and fall in the landscape here made the more impressive by the fact most the area is covered in trees. The scenery is outstanding and has been given the name “Little Switzerland” to this part of Hampshire.
Being amidst such beautiful scenery, the cottage falls comfortably within the South Downs National Park. It is just two miles from the historic market town of Petersfield and its leisure facilities. As the main junction between London to Portsmouth ,and Midhurst to Winchester the town enjoyed a brisk trade in coaching days and in 1696-97 had no fewer than nine coaching inns listed. There are certainly no shortage of country inns in the vicinity today!
Butser Hill at 270 metres (890 feet) is the highest point on the South Downs. It is easily accessible being just a short distance south of the town. The climb to the top is challenging, but the views are rewarding and there is a refreshment kiosk at the top! It forms part of the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hampshire’s biggest country park offering 20 miles of trails for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. It is a popular recreational area. We feature a link to the park under our section “Places to visit” for East Hampshire from our homepage.
Also listed are Hinton Ampner, and Stansted Park both within easy reach, and across the border into Sussex is the National Trust property Uppark, located high on the Downs at South Harting.
This area is very accessible, Portsmouth’s historic dockyard, the Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays are within twenty minutes by rail or car, while Winchester and the western end of the South Downs are easily accessible due west from Petersfield.
How to get there
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Excellent road links via A3 from London, Guildford and Portsmouth
Mainline rail service to London Waterloo, Portsmouth and Southampton at Petersfield
Approximately 50 miles from Heathrow Airport via A3 and M25
Activities near South Downs
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
10 Aug 2011
This wonderful cottage was everything I had hoped for and more. Set off from the 'main' road in a tiny village, you are welcomed by the owners on to their small holding as a valued guest. The cottage is beautifully appointed with 2 very good-sized bedrooms (the room upstairs can easily sleep 3 or 4 comfortably) and every comfort that you would need. When I arrived they had lit the log burning stove, and there were some farm eggs and a bottle of locally produced wine awaiting me. The owners were incredibly flexible about people coming and going, and delighted to show me around their smallholding - horses, pigs, dogs, cats, chickens . . .a real home away from home for me. There is a beautiful garden outside with patio furniture, and literally a step away from paths heading off into the woods. My peace was only disturbed by the deer that grazed outside my window every morning! So if a rural retreat is what you are looking for, but only a short drive away from the lovely town of Petersfield (which now has a Michelin star restaurant). The only slight thing for improvement that may matter to some people is that there was (at least when I was there) limited mobile coverage (for my network) and no internet or landline. I quite enjoyed it (!) but for some people it may be more important. Otherwise, everything was perfect and I couldn't recommend this place enough. I will definitely be back.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Period 1||17 Jan 13||29 Mar 13||£ 470||-||-||3 Nights|
|Period 2||29 Mar 13||24 May 13||£ 570||-||-||3 Nights|
|Period 3||24 May 13||28 Jun 13||£ 620||-||-||3 Nights|
|Period 4||28 Jun 13||6 Sep 13||£ 690||-||-||3 Nights|
|Period 5||6 Sep 13||20 Sep 13||£ 570||-||-||1 Week|
|Period 6||20 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 520||-||-||3 Nights|
|Period 7||1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 470||-||-||3 Nights|
|Period 8||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 690||-||-||3 Nights|
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