Bentley, Hampshire Cottages
Peacefully located down a country lane in the village of Bentley, just below the church and opposite a vineyard, the Mews Cottage, part of the former farm outbuildings, is the perfect retreat for exploring this unspoilt part of the Hampshire/Surrey borders. Standing in the grounds of a larger house it offers a good degree of privacy to its guests, with its own garden area bordered by box hedging and partly screened by magnificent Flowering Cherry and Judas trees. Inside, there's a really homely feel making this a wonderful retreat away from the everyday.
Entrance into fitted Kitchen/Dining Room with cooker, fridge, microwave and small dining table.
Light, spacious Living Room with sofa (can be converted to a sofa bed for an extra guest), armchair, alternative dining table and TV.
Bedroom One with king size bed (5ft), chest of drawers, TV and lovely outlook over the garden.
Family Bathroom/WC with independent shower over the bath and heated towel rail.
Self-contained garden bordered by a box hedge.
Sorry no pets. Unsuitable for young children, babies welcome. No smoking.
Mews Cottage is peacefully located down a country lane in the village of Bentley, just below the church and opposite a vineyard. The semi-detached property is part of the former farm outbuildings.
This part of Hampshire has much to offer; there are several rewarding village trails to follow associated with famous literary figures and writers: Chawton and Steventon for Jane Austen, Selborne for Gilbert White and the Meon and Itchen Valleys for Isaac Walton. The Vyne and Hinton Ampner are impressive stately homes and for steam enthusiasts the Watercress railway line runs from Alton to Arlesford. There are also several larger towns and historic cities within easy driving distance. Farnham, five miles away, is an attractive Georgian town with a good range of shops, Alton with its listed Picture House (cinema) is six miles and Basingstoke (ice arena, waterpark and cinema) a little further. The cathedral cities of Guildford and Winchester are half an hour away while London is a 60 to 75 minute train journey from Bentley Station.
"The Mews Cottage is beautifully furnished and so clean.The kitchen is well equipped and there is a washing line to dry your clothes. The garden is magnificent and well maintained, it is a joy to sit outside on the outdoor setting. Bentley is well located to travel to London by train as well as trips to Alton, Farnham ,Winchester and surrounding areas. Our favourite National Trust properties are Hinton Ampner & Uppark. We also visited Gilbert White's house and Winchester City Mill. There is a good choice of supermarkets in Alton & Farnham. We enjoy staying in Bentley as it is close to my English relatives. Jenefer is very friendly and helpful and we had several discussions with her, also do give Daisy a pat."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-06-10
"Bentley, near Alton. We visited the Rev. Gilbert White's House and lovely garden at Selbourne. Then West Green House garden at Hartley Wintley which was full of spring flowers with good cafe. Mottisfont and Exbury House garden and railway are about an hour away. Ludshott Heath was where Flora Thompson who wrote Larkrise to Candleford, walked and observed the wildlife. The hosts have thought of everything you might need and are very helpful."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-04-09
"This cottage exceeded our expectations. It was clean, tidy and well appointed with the furnishings of a very high standard. Whilst there, the owners fitted Wi-Fi which for us was "the icing on the cake". It was, to our delight, so easy to reach some very attractive tourist sites, not least the National Trust properties. Will we return most definitely yes. We felt rested and restored and so will you on your stay at the Mews Cottage."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2016-06-27