Selborne, Hampshire Cottages
Situated on a country lane within walking distance of Selbourne, The Garden Studio is a fabulous timber property in the grounds of a larger cottage. Surrounded by 11 acres of farmland, there are far-reaching views over rolling countryside all around. Spacious and attractively furnished, it's a perfect hideaway for two people although there is an additional bedroom for a third adult or child.
All on one level.
Bright, open plan Living Room with sofa, armchair and TV, Study Area with desk and personal computer (Broadband Internet access), Dining Area with small dining table and Kitchen Area with a two ring electric hob, microwave, mini oven and fridge.
Bedroom One with king size bed (5ft).
Bedroom Two (access up two steps), under the eaves, with single "truckle" bed on a low base. A travel cot can be supplied for use in either bedroom.
Family Bathroom/WC with separate shower cubicle.
The garden terrace immediately in front of the studio is an inviting place to relax and guests are welcome to walk across the owners' fields, which in turn give access to local footpaths. The owner provides a Weber barbecue.
Pub within 10 minute walk. One small well behaved dog. Walks from the front door. No smoking.
The Garden Studio is situated on a country lane in the grounds of a larger cottage within walking distance of the delightful village of Selborne. Set in some 11 acres of farmland there are amazing views over the surrounding landscape.
Selborne is well known through its associations with the Reverend Gilbert White, author of the world famous Natural History of Selborne, who lived here in the 18th century. The surrounding countryside, much of it managed by the National Trust, remains a walker and botanist's paradise and is within the South Downs National Park - take the zig-zag path to Selborne Hanger or join the "Hanger's Way" Walk from Alton to Petersfield. In the village itself visit Gilbert White's House & The Oates Museum, or have a look round the local pottery studio, art gallery and the impressive Norman church.
Beyond Selborne there are other interesting literary associations to explore - Chawton, three miles away was the home of writer, Jane Austen and the Meon and Itchen Valleys inspired Isaac Walton, "the father of angling". Within 45 minutes' drive are a whole host of visitor attractions - the cathedral cities of Winchester, Chichester and Guildford, Portsmouth (HMS Victory and Mary Rose) Goodwood (horse racing & Festival of Speed), as well as West Sussex beaches and sailing harbours. Alton, Petersfield and Basingstoke offer comprehensive sports/leisure centres and there's an 18 hole golf course at Liphook.
"Bed, bath/shower/heating/lighting great! Even though we knew the ‘little kitchenette & cooker were small’ I found it all perfect for our needs. In particular, the little oven was brilliant - I cooked a small roast boneless chicken joint, roast potatoes, pigs in blankets for our xmas lunch on it (I wasn’t sure if the oven temperature would be OK so started a lot earlier than I would have, so ended up having lunch a lot sooner than planned as oven was brilliant!). "Norman
"Thank you for such a warm welcome. This cottage was perfect for us and set in lovely countryside; the dog loved the fields on the doorstep. Thanks again."Ms Lisa Lovedale
"A warm welcome, a delightful cottage and sunny May weather: we spent a wonderful midweek in this cosy bolt hole. Thank you!"Mr Bruno Linders