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Mews Cottage

Bentley, Hampshire (Ref. 1011974)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • “The Mews was comfortable and had all facilities that we needed.”

    the owners left a lovely cake and fresh flowers as a treat. The bed was comfy and had fab bedding on. The only down side was the sofa (sofa bed) needed the seat cushions boosted a bit as they were a bit saggy.

    the owners left a lovely cake and fresh flowers as a treat. The bed was comfy and had fab bedding on. The only down side was the sofa (sofa bed) needed the seat cushions boosted a bit as they were a bit saggy.

    - Mrs Barron, September 2021

The property

Peacefully located down a country lane in the village of Bentley, just below the church and opposite the vineyard, Mews Cottage, part of the former farm outbuildings, is the perfect retreat for exploring this unspoiled part of the Hampshire / Surrey borders. Standing in the grounds of the owners' imposing country house, the cottage offers the opportunity for rest and relaxation in a gorgeous setting. Enter the cottage into the kitchen /dining area; with a well appointed kitchen offering all the amenities you could need, and a dining table with sufficient space for up to 4 guests. On the first floor you will find a light and spacious living area with sofa (which can be converted into an additional bed charged @ £50.00) if required for extra guest) armchair and flat screen tv.

This leads through to the large bedroom with king size bed and flat screen TV.

The family bathroom has all the usual fixtures, including bath with shower over. Outside there is offstreet parking for 2 cars, and a lovely private seating area, enclosed by box hedging and partly screened by magnificent Flowering Cherry and Judas trees.

For guests of a literary persuasion, Jane Austen's house in Chawton is just 5 miles from the cottage. The stunning RHS gardens at Wisley are about 35 minutes away. We feel that Mews Cottage is perfectly located for a peaceful getaway in this lovely part of the country.


  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge (with ice box), microwave, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: Additional £50 charge for use of sofa-bed by prior arrangement
  • Note: Property not suitable for young children, however babes in arms welcome

About the location


Farnham 5 miles, Alton 6 miles

Bentley is the first village across the Surrey-Hampshire border, announcing Jane Austin country. As part of the Austin heritage, the first rector of Bentley was Henry Austen, Jane’s brother, who moved into the Rectory in 1824. Another curate, the Rev. Gilbert White of Selborne, was a regular visitor to Marelands, a Georgian house overlooking the river Wey, in the previous century.
Bentley-‘the green in the forest’- dates back to Roman and Saxon times.
The village, which is described by Warner in the 18th century as 'a delightful, pleasant and neat village,' with well planted gardens and hedges of white thorn, lies on the main road from Farnham to Alton, which is supposed to be an ancient Pilgrims' Way leading from Farnham through Bentley and Alton to Winchester. The forest of Alice Holt in the neighbouring parish of Binsted no doubt furnished cover for highwaymen and robbers, who fell upon merchant and pilgrim on their way to Winchester, to shrine or fair. The outlaw Sir Adam Gurdon is said to have frequented this road with his armed band, and to have devastated the surrounding country to the terror of peaceful travellers until his restoration to his estates by King Edward I
The village developed mostly along the ancient road from Winchester to London. Many of the older houses along the post road were smallholders’ farms dating back to the 13thcentury, which were ‘gentrified’ in Regency times. The village claims the oldest 'cruck' cottage in Hampshire (a cruck or crook frame is a curved timber, one of a pair, which supports the roof of a building, used particularly in England. This type of timber framing consists of long, generally naturally curved, timber members that lean inwards and form the ridge of the roof).
The village has a thriving pub and shop. The village was also home for 30 years to Sir Robert Baden- Powell, so it comes as no surprise that scouting thrives in the area.
The hop fields surrounding the village have now become vinyards, producing Jenkyn Place sparkling wine.
The village is situated approximately 4 miles from Alton and Farnham, the village has a bus service and has a mainline station, which commences at Alton and terminates at Waterloo.
For the active members of the parish there is an array of footpaths, Alice Holt forest nearby as well as Birdworld, and the butterfly meadow. The parish has a newly installed adventure playground for the younger children.

Babies in arms only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas