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Holiday Cottage in Nr Alton, Hampshire

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Whitedown Summary

The holiday cottage is set on the site of a former granary in a stable yard, perfect for a hideaway holiday for two, just the place to escape, away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Whitedown enjoys an idyllic location and is surrounded by stunning countryside with beautiful woodlands. Ideal for the keen walker or cyclist or one might prefer to explore from horseback. Why not book a guided trek at the on-site riding school.

Contained within a traditional Hampshire Clapper Board Barn exterior, this holiday cottages has a lovely kitchen and bathroom, elegant furnishings, equipped for your comfort and convenience including WiFi and cable broadband. There is a delightful outdoor seating area in the shared patio courtyard with garden furniture ideal for al fresco dining.

The property has an inter-connecting door to the 3 bed unit Pleasure Row accommodating 8 guests in total.

If you would like some guidance from our team on this property or help in finding the ideal holiday property please call our team on 01227 464958 or email.

Whitedown Holiday Accommodation

Whitedown: sleeps 2 in twin beds which can be configured to make a king size bed on request, with en suite, open plan sitting room / kitchen diner, shower room.

Open plan Sitting room/Kitchen diner with comfortable seating for 3. TV, DVD. Large sliding doors to the shared patio area

Kitchen area with fridge, microwave, cooker and washing machine. Dining table and sliding doors to the patio area.

First Floor

Master bedroom with twin beds or they can be configured as a king size double bed (sleeps 2, please request upon booking), wardrobe, door to en-suite shower room


Patio area with seating (This is set in a communal courtyard with other holiday cottages)


Central heating throughout


Local Information about Nr Alton, Hampshire

The cottage is located in a stable yard on the edge of the village of Newton Valence. The village sits high in the westernmost chalk hills of the South Downs. Much of the surrounding landscape is within the East Hampshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Alton is the nearest town and Petersfield 9 miles, both have a selection of major supermarkets and shops.

The village of Selborne is close by made famous by the Gilbert White house and Oates museum. For the more active guest, why not try the Zig Zag walk often taken by naturalist Gilbert Whitefrom the Selborne Arms pub to the quiet country village of Newton Valence where his brother lived. It climbs the steep Selborne Hanger using the zig-zag path that the brothers cutin 1753 and runs across the translucent and wonderful Selborne Common.

The South Downs National Park is on the doorstep with many opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding. Guests can bring their own horses or ponies as short stay livery is available on site by arrangement in the adjacent riding stables. British Horse Society Instruction can be arranged and rides and hacks over the proprietor's adjacent fields and woodland are available.

Why not visit Jane Austen's Museum, the 17th Century house in Chawton where Jane Austen spent the last eight years of her life. Which is just 2 miles away or venturing further afield is the Mid Hants Railway "The Watercress Line" The line begins in the town of Alresford, which is well worth a visit. This market town is a real treat and just 20 minute drive away. Old Alresford is mentioned in the Doomesday Book but the present town of New Alresford did not come into existence much before 1200. Alresford (pronounced Allsford) is a beautiful Georgian Town with a fine selection of restaurants and cafes, and for many centuries was a prosperous wool town.

Horse Racing at Goodwood which also host the Goodwood Revival is 25 miles away and boasts a great day out. If you're looking for the beach, there is the coastal town of Wittering or Hayling Island is within an hour's drive.This is a charming and peaceful island with its Blue Flag beach and a country village atmosphere; it covers only ten square miles and is accessible from the mainland by a road bridge.

Under 15 minutes away from this holiday cottage is the charming market town of Alton. Here, one can take a romantic stroll through the shops and visit the award-winning pub, French Horn, for some delicious food and drink. The charming town is also known for its market day on Tuesdays, offering a range of exciting goods to the customers. Take a day out in Alton and visit Curtis Museum, where one can enjoy the vast array of exhibitions on Hampshire's local history. Furthermore, the museum offers a range of history on Jane Austen who used to live in Chawton village close by and a childhood gallery that exhibits an impressive collection of Victorian toys. Curtis museum is situated conveniently on the high street and is not something to miss during your stay! Another impressive place to visit in Alton is St Lawrence Church, a Grade I listed building. Admire the remarkable architecture and learn about the role this church played in the Battle of Alton all those years ago in 1643.

Winchester, the ancient capital of England is just a little over 20 miles away, and has a plethora of local historic attractions such as Winchester Cathedral, King Arthur's Round Table, Jane Austen's House and nearby Stonehenge to name but a few. The local area also offers a fantastic choice of shooting grounds and fishing lakes.

Southampton International Airport is 40 minutes away, ideal for the overseas visitor.

For more ideas please visit our 'things to do' section on the website.

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