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The Down House Cottage

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Comfortable King size bed in bright and airy, dual aspect bedroom
The dining area window viewed from the garden
The village of Shawford as seen from The Downs
1 of 15Comfortable King size bed in bright and airy, dual aspect bedroom
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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Dating from the late 1800's and recently renovated The Down House Cottage nestles in the leafy village of Shawford, right on the edge of the National South Downs Park. Less than 3 miles from the historic heart of Winchester. The river Itchen flows through the village and it is possible to follow it's path right to the High Street within 45 minutes. The Down House Cottage, which adjoins our family home, has a private entrance leading you directly into a small kitchen equipped for light catering and complete with cooker, fridge, washing machine. There is a cosy sitting room with large log burner (which is double-sided so also heats the kitchen - a first night 'fire starter kit' is provided & logs are available to buy from the local store for subsequent nights) plus a dining area over-loo...Dating from the late 1800's and recently renovated The Down House Cottage nestles in the leafy village of Shawford, right on the edge of the National South Downs Park. Less than 3 miles from the historic heart of Winchester. The river Itchen flows through the village and it is possible to follow it's path right to the High Street within 45 minutes. The Down House Cottage, which adjoins our family home, has a private entrance leading you directly into a small kitchen equipped for light catering and complete with cooker, fridge, washing machine. There is a cosy sitting room with large log burner (which is double-sided so also heats the kitchen - a first night 'fire starter kit' is provided & logs are available to buy from the local store for subsequent nights) plus a dining area over-looking the mature garden. The sitting room has a flatscreen TV plus DVD player. There is free Wi-Fi. Upstairs the bathroom features a large, walk-in shower. The dual aspect bedroom has a king-size bed. There is a small outside courtyard area perfect for al fresco breakfasts. Shawford has superb connections with it's own mainline railway station (Winchester 4 mins, London 65 mins, South Coast approx 30 mins). There is a local pub offering traditional 'pub-grub' and with a good beer garden, in the adjoining village of Twyford there is the acclaimed Bugle - voted the best restaurant in Winchester. The Down House Cottage is attached to our family home, it has it's own separate, private entrance. Our family has two friendly Labradors plus a cat and is a non-smoking premises. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Sue G
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2015
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Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

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Date of stay: June 2021
Reviewed 27 April 2021

Great location, close to the river, railway and bus stops, also very peaceful. Good info on finding the cottage from the owners who could not be more helpful. They lent us extra cutlery and crockery when we had visitors for lunch. Cottage, very comfortable and...More

Date of stay: April 2021
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2020 via mobile

Date of stay: August 2020
Reviewed 11 October 2019

My stay at Down House Cottage was comfortable, cosy and just what I needed. I had whole place to myself and it was spacious for me. Only thing I can think of that might be missing was microwave and egg cups - I love my...More

Date of stay: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 June 2019

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Date of stay: May 2019
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Date of stay: October 2017
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Brittany, France
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

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Date of stay: November 2016
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I needed a nice, fairly secluded place with all the amenities for a comfortable stay. It was also important to be close to Winchester (1 stop on the train from Shawford station, which is a short walk from Down House!) for me to indulge my...More

Date of stay: September 2016
3  Thank Chris R
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We booked this cottage to be near our daughter & family. It was in a perfect position for us, walking distance to their house, station, pub and bus route. We were very comfortable in our huge bed, rooms were all a good size & tastefully...More

Date of stay: June 2016
2  Thank 260Karen
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Down House Cottage is in a fantastic and very pretty location, with Shawford station and a friendly country pub just a couple of minutes walk away. Sue made us feel very welcome and the cottage was pretty and comfortable, with all you might need for...More

Date of stay: May 2016
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Outdoor Dining Area
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Getting around
A car is not strictly necessary - Shawford has it's own station which is less than five minutes walk away. There are buses that run along the main road (also 5 mins. walk away) every 20 minutes either into Winchester or the opposite direction to Southampton. There are some very nice pubs within walking distance, a village store in the neighbouring village of Twyford (15 minutes walking). Winchester is walkable within 45 minutes.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Down House Cottage

The Down House Cottage is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

The Down House Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

The Down House Cottage has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at The Down House Cottage must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.