About the home
Charming Country Cottage, with inglenook fireplace. Pretty welcoming sitting room with magnificent fireplace, well stocked DVD collection with emphasis on Jane Austen period drama's but not exclusive to. Well appointed kitchen, good dining area with table for four/six. Beautiful main bedroom, and good sized second bedroom with two comfy twin beds.
A short stroll from the village pub serving well kept Ales and good food. Situated in fine walking country and well located for exploring all Hampshire has to offer. Whether you are looking for a romantic get away or a memorable family holiday Farthings will meet your needs.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Hayling Island, 20km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The sitting room has a large inglenook fireplace, beams and lots of character, furnished with a comfortable three seater sofa and fireside chair, the room offers a good place to read, relax and unwind. The TV has freeview comes with an extensive DVD library.
The kitchen is a good size and well appointed with a good sized dining area with seating for six. Access to the garden at the rear across small communal area, where further seating can be found and in the private garden a summer house offers a perfect place for enjoying the garden. BBQ available in summer.
Upstairs the master bedroom is of good size with hair dryer and ample storage. The second bedroom offers twin beds and again is a good size.
The bathroom has a half bath and good power shower.
Further details outdoors:
The cottage enjoys its own private garden and summerhouse. BBQ in summer and outdoor seating and garden chairs. Parking is on the road outside the property. The garden is found a few yards across a communal area shared with other cottages.
First basket of logs provided, further can be supplied by arrangement.
Welcome breakfast pack available on request.
Linen and towels provided
The Central Southern England / Hampshire region
Hampshire is said to be the inspirational home of Jane Austen. And it was in Chawton, Hampshire that Jane Austen found the inspiration to write Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park and Sense and Sensibility.
Today Chawton lies firmly on the Jane Austen Trail and within the South Downs National Park.
The village, unchanged and beautiful, with a good food pub, tea rooms. Nearby market towns Farnham, Midhurst, Peterfield offer good farmers markets and amenities. At the head of the meon valley Chawton offers a gateway to the South Downs, magnificent walking country, numerous National Trust houses and gardens. Historic Portsmouth with maritime heritage and the New Forest all in 40 min drive.
London, just over an hour by train from mainline station in Alton straight in to Waterloo
The Winchester area
Located at the head of the meon valley Chawton is ideally located to explore the South Downs National Park, the New Forest and wide ranging attractions. We are a 20 minute drive to Goodwood which hosts the Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival, Vintage and racing. New Forest favourites include the Exbury Gardens, the Owl and Otter Museum, Beaulieu Motor Museum, and award winning childrens theme park Paultons park.
Children and adults will enjoy INTEC science museum, the Weild and Downland museum and the Hawk Conservancy, all well worth a visit.
Steam enthusiasts will enjoy the Watercress Line only a few miles away at Alton for nostalgic days of steam travel. A wide variety of themed weekends plus steam travel through the Hampshire countryside on most days.
Sailing is well catered for with easy access to the solent from Hamble and Portsmouth. The Isie of Wight is a comfortable day trip.
Good pubs and fine dining can be found with a list of recommendations regularly updated.
How to get there
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From M25 junction 12, M3 to junction 5 B3349 to Odiham and Alton, follow signs to Chawton. Farthings is opposite Jane Austen's House, 30 yards from 'The Grey Friar'.
From M25 junction 10, A3 Guildford bypass, A31 Farnham and Alton bypass. Turn off left at A31/32 junction roundabout to Chawton. Farthings is opposite Jane Austen's House, 30 yards from 'The Grey Friar'.
Brittany Ferries/Portsmouth 25km
Flybe/Southampton Airport 25km
Activities near Winchester
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
25 Mar 2013
There is so much to like about this "olde world" cottage. The owner is very flexible and helpful. The bedroom is particularly charming.
The village itself has the distinction of being where Jane Austen lived for the last years of her life and the house has been turned into an interesting museum. There is also a handy pub serving decent pub food and ale and a pleasant tea room that serves lunches too. A quick level walk also takes you to Alton centre in about 15 minutes.
The kitchen area altough serviceable could do with upgrading. The next point may not be a consideration for many but I would have preferred it if I'd known prior to booking (although I was informed prior to accessing property) so am mentioning it here - there is a communal garden area that you need to go through to access the private garden and the back door of the cottage. This area is very much the demise of the neighbour's dogs, just something to be aware of.
08 Jan 2012
We stayed here for Christmas week with our two young children. The cottage is really characterful and homely with a huge cosy fireplace. There is a good sized dining table for eating. The master... more
02 Jan 2012
We had a very romantic weekend in this very cosy, and characterful cottage, it ticked all the boxes. Fantastic fireplace to warm yourself after a nice country walk, we slept well in the comfortable bed and we would recommend the local pub nearby.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter rates||1 Jan 11||1 Apr 11||£ 425||-||£ 250||2 Nights|
|Spring rates||1 Apr 11||2 Jun 11||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer rates||3 Jun 13||7 Oct 13||£ 600||£ 90||£ 100||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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