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  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
  • Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
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Brick and flint cottage, surrounded by countryside, a peaceful and romantic retreat for two, Jane Austens’ House easily reached.

Brick and flint cottage, surrounded by countryside, a peaceful and romantic retreat for two, Jane Austens’ House easily reached.

Located in a breathtaking setting, completely enveloped in the rolling countryside which is has wildlife in abundance, this attractive, brick and flint holiday cottage makes a romantic and peaceful retreat, ideal for couples and walkers. As the name suggests, Drovers Cottage was formerly a place of rest for drovers (modern day livestock transporters), who travelled hundreds and hundreds of miles with their animals and needed somewhere to rest. The group of fir trees, which still remain to this day, were an easily recognisable landmark even from afar. The fields surrounding the cottage are of archaeological interest, as they were used as Roman camps and often oyster shells can be found, these were brought in barrels from the coast for the Roman warriors to eat, and they tossed the shells into the fields.
Having been totally renovated, Drovers Cottage offers tasteful and well-presented accommodation, and is within easy walking distance to the quaint thatched-roof village, with its shop, beautiful church and two pubs serving good food. This picturesque village is steeped in history, it has a bronze burial in the parish, which dates back to 2000BC. The village was part of the Royal Manor, belonging first to King Alfred the Great, then later William the Conqueror, which is recorded in the Domesday Book.
Within easy reach are the South Downs, Portsmouth, Winchester Cathedral, Southampton with its maritime history, the New Forest, Chichester, beaches at the Witterings or Hayling Island, the Watercress steam train, Jane Austen’s house, Gilbert White’s house and Birdworld. London is just an hour by train from nearby Petersfield. Seasonal fishing available in a small lake close by. Shops ¼ mile.

Open-plan living/dining room with electric woodburner, kitchen area and tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Electric woodburner included. Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot (suitable for ages up to 18mths). High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-Fi.Telephone (honesty box). Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (for 2 cars). No smoking.

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What do our customers say?

  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    I have now had ten bookings over the past 11 years which probably says it all.

    Confirmed guest, 01/11/2019 04/11/2019
  • 10

    Posted by anonymous

    A beautiful stay in an idyllic location with walks around the South Downs Way

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2019 14/09/2019
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Superb location, total tranquility with an outlook onto fields and woods. Local walks available from the cottage door. The owners are there if you need them but leave you in peace if wanted. Local amenities just a short walk away

    Confirmed guest, 07/06/2019 12/06/2019
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous


    Confirmed guest, 24/05/2019 29/10/2019
9.8 out of 10 – based on 20 reviews collected by ReeVoo