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Watercress Lodges

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2 bedrooms
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6 guests
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Watercress Lodges self-catering holiday homes are nestled in rolling countryside at Dean Farm, Ropley. Rural Hampshire offers family fun with countryside walks and cycle routes all around. • Six detached lodges available named after stations. • Countryside walks and cycle routes all around. • Close to the bustling Georgian market town of Alresford and only 20 minutes' drive from the delightful Cathedral city of Winchester • The lodges offer the opportunity to get away to the countryside but with superb local facilities. • Campground will be available from 2014 and will be the ideal getaway for families. Newly built shower block and toilet facilities. • Short breaks available. ACCOMMODATION • The lodges are located in the rolling countryside at Dean Farm, Ropley, near Alresford. The ...Watercress Lodges self-catering holiday homes are nestled in rolling countryside at Dean Farm, Ropley. Rural Hampshire offers family fun with countryside walks and cycle routes all around. • Six detached lodges available named after stations. • Countryside walks and cycle routes all around. • Close to the bustling Georgian market town of Alresford and only 20 minutes' drive from the delightful Cathedral city of Winchester • The lodges offer the opportunity to get away to the countryside but with superb local facilities. • Campground will be available from 2014 and will be the ideal getaway for families. Newly built shower block and toilet facilities. • Short breaks available. ACCOMMODATION • The lodges are located in the rolling countryside at Dean Farm, Ropley, near Alresford. The family farm they have owned since the 1940's. • The newly built self-catering accommodation is modern but comfortably furnished throughout. • On the ground floor, spacious hallway leading off is, kitchen fitted with all modern appliances, granite worktops, dishwasher, and fridge freezer, and oven, hob with extractor fan, microwave, kettle & toaster. • Separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. • Downstairs WC. • Bright and airy lounge with modern dining table and six chairs. Leather sofa bed which sleeps 2, two armchairs, coffee table, flat screen TV with Freeview & assortment of board games. High chair available. • Lounge doors open up to allow the countryside in. • Free Wi-Fi. • Stairs lead off the lounge. • Central heating • The spacious master bedroom has a king-size oak bed, side tables, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe, full length mirror, hairdryer. • Bedroom two has two twin 3ft oak beds, side tables and a chest of drawers. • The bathroom is fitted to a high specification with sink, mirror above with light and shaver point, toilet and freestanding shower. • Linen & towels provided. • Garden open plan. Bench seating with seat cushions provided and separate gas BBQ for all lodges on request. • No smoking • Pets welcome but only in the Winchester lodge with a charge of £20 extra per week or stay. • Allocated parking. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Hannah P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2013
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Reviewed 26 June 2021

The property is set in a peaceful setting along side Ropley station on the watercress line. If you love steam engines you will love this location. The property is well presented and light and airy. Every where was clean and the kitchen well stocked with...More

Date of stay: June 2021
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Reviewed 30 April 2021

I stayed for one night (Friday 16 April) with my daughter, her fiance and a family friend. We were walking the Pilgrims' Way from Winchester to Canterbury and we were camping - so I can't comment about the lodges. The shared facilities (for campers) were...More

Date of stay: April 2021
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watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2021

Thank you so much for leaving such a great review Simon. The videos are brilliant and I can't wait to share them with our other guests.

Reviewed 2 March 2021

We stayed for 5 weeks between our house sale and our purchase. The lodge was spacious for 4 people, well equipped and very pleasant to stay in. I would recommend and book again if we need a short let in the future! The manager was...More

Date of stay: February 2021
Thank StarDust2013
watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2021

Thank you for such a lovely review Debbie. I am so glad that we could help you out.

Reviewed 13 December 2020

This was a perfect lodge for our stay. Only seven lodges on the site overlooking the Watercress railway line. The site does do campng & touring too. Nice and relaxing unlike other bloated and noisy holiday sites. Perfect location to explore the big historic Hampshire...More

Date of stay: December 2020
Thank Climber282670
watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2021

I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for leaving such a great review. We do hope to be able to welcome you back another time.

Reviewed 13 December 2020

We found the Watercress Lodges whilst looking for accommodation when our house was renovated. Initially we booked for 1 week and ended up staying for 1 month!! Throughout Hannah was very considerate of our circumstances and reduced the stress on us. The Lodge was an...More

Date of stay: November 2020
Thank hants01
watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad that we could help you out when needed. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 9 November 2020

Loved the Safari tent. When we arrived there was a bottle of Prosecco, some shortbread and biscuits and plenty of firewood for the night. Very cosy.

Date of stay: November 2020
Thank Nattyman1991
watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2020

I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our safari tent and the little goodies we provided for you. Thank you so much for leaving such a great review, I do hope we can welcome you back another time.

Reviewed 3 November 2020

We had a lovely stay at the Watercress Alresford lodge. Definitely a 4 star property with all the amenities. Very clean. You can see the steam rail running along and its a great place to base yourself, if you have kids who love trains!sadly the...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Himanthi D
watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2020

I am so glad that you all enjoyed your stay Himanthi, it's a shame about the weather but at least you managed to make the most of the local area. Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review.

Reviewed 28 October 2020

The Watercress Lodges are ideally situated for a break in peaceful surroundings with the occasional toot toot of steam trains. The location of the Lodges are within a short drive of many places to visit including the South Downs Way and historic Winchester.We plan to...More

Date of stay: October 2020
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watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2020

Thank you so much for your great view, I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 20 October 2020

We took the grandchildren (age 3 and 7) for two nights. Luckily the weather was dry but quite cold in the evenings. The wood burning stove with oven was very useful - in fact it would have been too cold without it. We cooked jacket...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Jane M
watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely review Jane, I am so glad that you and your grandchildren had such a wonderful stay in our safari tent.

Reviewed 20 October 2020

A perfect location if you like stunning scenery and wide open spaces. A great quite place to relax. Superb amenities, a home from home. Oh and the best part; there is even a Steam Railway on your doorstep! Highly recommended 5 Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Robert W
watercresslodges, VR Owner at Watercress Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2020

Thank you so much for your great review Robert, I am so glad thank you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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The unique Watercress Lodges & Campsite is a fantastic self-catering holiday retreat overlooking the South Downs, situated only 3 miles from New Alresford and the River Itchen, nestled in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Watercress Lodges have the unique privilege of being located alongside a working steam railway. Thomas the Tank Engine weeks are a particular favourite with families.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Watercress Lodges

Watercress Lodges is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Watercress Lodges has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Watercress Lodges has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Watercress Lodges must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.