Peacefully situated on a 4 acre smallholding in the depths of the Hampshire countryside, yet only 7 miles from Winchester, The Stables provide exceptionally well thought-out, beautifully presented accommodation. …see more
“Cosy house in the countryside” Well equiped house with garden located in a village not far to train station to move around South England. Easy access to Winchester and pathways of South Downs NP.
“Lovely self-catering cottage with terrific garden”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2015
Lovely cottage and location. Garden is a highlight as is the fact that you are staying in a very, very old cottage. Well appointed and comfortable. Although it was obviously cleaned regularly, a bedro… More
“A cozy cottage with a lot of soul, recommended for sure!”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2013
It's a nice cottage, with all what you need right at hand.
It is in a small village Shawford, and if you didn't go by car, it's close to the nearest railway station...
We can recommend it to oth… More
“"England" ...like you remember it”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2013
A delightful cottage in the equally delightful village of Twyford, very near Winchester, but also within comfortable range for day (or even half-day) trips to Portsmouth, Witterings beach, London and … More
The Old Tractor Barn is one of 3 cottages within Crabwood Cottages. It is a fabulous holiday cottage set in farmland with wonderful views of horses grazing in rolling paddocks and chickens pecking around the old farmyard and direct access on to a bridleway.The location …see more
Stunning contemporary apartment in central Winchester, sleeping 5. Newly refurbished and just minutes from the town centre and train station it is in an ideal location for exploring the historic town and the surrounding countryside.Winchester is packed with historic bu …see more
“Dr” We spent a lovely five nights at this adorable little cottage: the interior is as described and both tasteful and comfortable. The cottage is well-situated in the Hampshire hills: we had a wonderful rural walk along the River Itchen and a great da
“Excellent weekend break away” The accommodation was clean and fully kitted with all your amenities. Hosts were very welcoming.
We were lucky enough to have lovely weather so enjoyed sitting in the garden and hot tub!
Would definitely recommend to
Our party arrived in two parts to a very clean well presented property for a 2 night stay. When the second half of our party arrived, they were chaperoned in by two adult family members, who stayed f… More
As Charles has stated one of his party put a hot item on the arm of the sofa, melting the soft faux leather leaving a round burn mark in the arm. This sofa is less than a year old and coasters were left on the arms so that guests do not place hot cups immediately on the sofa. Photographic evidence was supplied along with receipt for replacement sofa, which cost far more than the £100 damage deposit. The damage was permanent and not something that could be cleaned or "puffed out" as claimed by Charles.
The guests complained about the opening times of the hot tub, which are very clearly stated in the description for the property and the purpose is two fold, for health and safety purposes, it is not suitable for guests to use when it gets dark and secondly for cleaning purposes, after applying chemicals the hot tub can not be used for 12 hours, so I apply these in the evening after guests have finished using the hot tub, so that it is available again in the morning for their use. The opening times are probably more generous than most spa hotels.
The guests also complained that they didn't know the garden was a shared garden (which again is also in the description of the the property), although we do not use the garden when we have guests other than for maintaining the hot tub and the gardens (watering plants, mowing lawns, cleaning tables, etc), just as any hotel would do. We always endeavour to keep a very low profile when guests are staying.
On Charles' arrival, 8 guests entered the property, all carrying bags, etc. I did not see any guests leave, therefore I simply advised Charles that he was only permitted to have 6 guests stay as per his booking.
At no point was I rude to the guests via email or face to face, unfortunately some guests fail to read the description properly of the property they are renting and do not always look after the contents. As a result of the damage caused I was out of pocket having to replace a damaged item which far exceeded the nominal security deposit and the booking for 2 nights. The damage caused was arbitrated by Holiday Lettings and they determined that the guests had caused damage to the sofa and that the evidence I supplied of the damage and of the replacement was sufficient to rule in my favour. There was also other lesser damage caused by the guests such as breakage of kitchen items and spillages on carpet which I had to clean and made no fuss about.
However, on a final positive note, 99% of our guests have been very respectful of our property and hospitality and this is reflected in the 5 star reviews from the majority of our guests, for whom we thank and would welcome back anytime.
Beautifully converted timber barn in the heart of the Test Valley. The Test Way on your doorstep for miles of country walks. Ideal country retreat for fishing, shooting, walking, cycling, dogs and families. luxury accommodation with parking, gardens and balcony. …see more
Unique stylish contemporary holiday home filled with light from windows on all sides.Off street parking available, but train station short walk away, so car not essential.Comfortable home from home accommodation for a family .Winchester is a city with much to offer its …see more
“Very well equipped ,spacious, clean and cheerful.” Very prompt contact. Clear instructions on how to find and get into the flat. Accessed via stairs. Walking distance into the centre. Parking space and access to it is tight but manageable.
“Excellent, Clean, Well Equiped and Comfortable Accommodation”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2015
Booking and checking of availability is quick and efficient within the same day of sending an email. The owner is very flexible with number of nights required and not restricted to any '"Saturday to S… More
“Great value, home from home”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2015
Stayed with husband and two small children, and it was so easy. The flat is small, but well designed so you don't feel like you're on top of each other. Well equipped, clean and homely. My kids loved … More
Reviewed 1 Aug 2014
Spotlessly clean accommodation Very comfortable beds. Air conditioning in main bedroom. Stayed 4 days. Would definitely go back.
- 20 mins walk from town centre… More
The Hayloft is one of 3 cottages within Crabwood Cottages. It has been tastefully converted with fabulous views over rolling fields and forest, perfect for couples or overnight business trips.
The Hayloft is situated right on a bridleway leading to wonderful woodland …see more
“Fabulous Winchester” My mother and I stayed in Winchester for a week. The city itself is beautiful, very historic, has a lovely atmosphere. We also spent a day touring the New Forest and spent an afternoon in Lymington, which is quaint, nice marina ar
“Great Place and location” we both really enjoyed our stay. Gordon, the owner, could not have been more helpful.
Everything you could want to enjoy a great city with fabulous restaurants all around just everything was in walking distance. Beds were c
Myself and the family stayed at the Sky Penthouse for my graduation. The owners, Gordon and his wife, were both very warm and welcoming. Any questions or queries were met with with a fast and helpful … More
Glad you had a great time, and congratulations on graduating! See you again soon!
“Right in the heart of Winchester” A small flat which is located right in the centre of Winchester.. Very convenient location. although small the flat appeared to be well equipped and included wifi and parking.
We stayed in Garden Apartament for Christmas and had a perfect weekend. A beautiful,well equipped,CLEAN , with every thing you could need including. Lovely large bedroom ,comfortable beds and spacious… More
“Excellent accommodation ideally placed for exploring Winchester”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2016
This is ideal accommodation for a base from which to explore Winchester, located just a few minutes walk from the town centre in one direction and close by the main city park in the other. The apartm… More
Thank you for your review and we are very pleased you liked the apartment and enjoyed your stay in Winchester.
“Great place to stay in Wichester”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2015
The apartment was exactly as described and worked well for our party of 3 adults. Everything was in good order & the main bedroom very spacious with doors onto the small courtyard. An added bonus was … More
The Old Orchard is one of 3 accommodations within Crabwood Cottages. It is a peaceful rural holiday accommodation with lovely views and wonderful forest walks on your doorstep, yet perfectly located to explore The South of England and nearby cathedral city of Winchester …see more
Stayed hear with my husband, son and his girlfriend when visiting my family over Christmas. The apartment was clean, very well equipped and in a good location. Would stay here again. …
Idyllic Hampshire Hideaway - The Orchard Studio
Fabulous find - a real gem
The studio is absolutely perfect. We had the most wonderful three night stay. Fabulous space, idyllic garden, great location and beautifully quiet. Victoria and her family were so welcoming and the breakfast was amazing. Definitely recommend a stay h …
Garden Apartment in Winchester
Excellent accommodation ideally placed for exploring Winchester
This is ideal accommodation for a base from which to explore Winchester, located just a few minutes walk from the town centre in one direction and close by the main city park in the other. The apartment is well appointed and we were welcomed by flow …
The Sky Penthouse
Myself and the family stayed at the Sky Penthouse for my graduation. The owners, Gordon and his wife, were both very warm and welcoming. Any questions or queries were met with with a fast and helpful reply via text message. The apartment it-self was …
South House Winchester
A well appointed house in central Winchester
The house is well situated in walking distance to Winchester Cathedral and the High street. The house is brilliant, a good sized, well appointed kitchen. Very comfortable bedrooms and living room. I loved the knitted blankets in the twin room! …
The Granary Annex at Worthy Barn
Comfortable accommodation with welcoming owners
We chose this holiday cottage because of: Modern spacious design, No dogs, No smoking and Wi-fi available + easy access to Winchester. The cafe and shop opposite was also a bonus. The owners next door were very responsive to our needs and queries. …