• About Drovers Cottage

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

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      Cottage

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      1 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 2 people

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      Yes 1 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Romantic collection
      Romantic collection
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Satellite TV
      Satellite TV
    • Television
      Television
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Open plan
      Open plan
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Brick and flint cottage surrounded by countryside a peaceful and romantic retreat for two Jane Austens’ House easily reached.Open-plan livingdining room with electric woodburner kitchen area and tiled floor. First floor Double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. \n Elec woodburner inc. Elec full gas CH bed linen and towels inc. Tcot suitable for ages up to 18mths. Hchair. Freeview TV. DVD. StereoCD. Mwave. Wmachine. Dwasher. Wi-Fi. Tel honesty box. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking.\n \u003e 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.\n\nHaving 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. \nWithin 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. \n \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/131/{pixelwidth}/1310629.jpg PAAV

    Drovers Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.7 out of 10 – based on 23 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.7

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.5

    Location

    9.9

    Cleanliness

    9.4

    Value for money

    9.4

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    10
    out of 10

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

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    2019-09-14

    10
    out of 10

    A lovely escape from the crowd in a beautiful clean comfortable accomodation.

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    2019-09-06

    9
    out of 10

    Lovely situated cottage. Good base for walking. Lovely to sit outside on a summer's evening (we were lucky with the weather).

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    2019-10-14

    9
    out of 10

    Very nice cottage and great location.

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    2019-08-15

    10
    out of 10

    a place to totally relax. walks right on your doorstep.

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    2019-08-05

    10
    out of 10

    A delightful quirky cottage. Lots of character with sloping ceilings and squeaky floorboards. In an out of the way location, so not suitable for everyone. Peaceful and quiet, lots of wildlife and lovely walks.

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    2019-07-21

    10
    out of 10

    Relaxing time. No traffic. Good Walks.

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    2019-07-18

    10
    out of 10

    Drover's Cottage is away from other properties, there is no traffic noise, just the sound of bird-song. It is cosy, and perfect if you just want to relax. The village of East Meon has one shop and two pubs and there are plenty of walks in and around the village. There are a lot of narrow lanes, some with no passing places which can be a bit daunting. However, the towns of Chichester and Winchester are within easy reach if you require more than the village shop has to offer. All-in-all, Drover's Cottage is in an excellent location.

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    2019-06-22

    10
    out of 10

    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

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    2019-06-12

    10
    out of 10

    what a fantastic cottage You will not believe it Owners are fantastic So peaceful and relaxing This is a second time here and it was just as magical as the first time We will go back Nothing more to say just cant praise this cottage enough You have to go you will not believe it We always have cottage holidays 3 a year so we have stayed in plenty of cottages but this one wins hands down LOVE IT !!!

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    2019-05-21

    10
    out of 10

    This was our fourth stay in this gorgeous little cottage built for two, and we loved it every bit as much as the last three times we stayed in it.

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    2019-05-01

    10
    out of 10

    This cottage is so special. An absolute gem in such a peaceful, glorious, secluded location. We went with our baby and had a wonderful time of it.

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    2019-02-28

    10
    out of 10

    Beautiful cottage and wonderful surroundings and views. Quiet and relaxing and lots of wildlife.

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    2019-02-17

    10
    out of 10

    Amazing location with near 360° of dwelling-free countryside to gaze on, walks from the front door, two good pubs within a short walk. Owners very welcoming, even though E.C.C. had slipped up and not sent through our very short-notice booking to them, and we had to be sent to the pub for 30 mins (what hardship(!)) while cottage was swiftly prepared. Cottage cosy, clean and well-equipped. Lacking only a decent shower (one attached to bath taps but no standing) Will certainly try and book this cottage again.

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    2019-01-23

    10
    out of 10

    Drover's Cottage is a real gem situated in pleasant seclusion on the edge of East Meon village. If walking and being close to nature are your thing then Drover's Cottage is the perfect spot. The cottage is clean, comfortable and very well equipped and a great place to return to after a day walking on the Hampshire Downs. Old Winchester Hill Fort and Butser Hill offer 2 fabulous viewpoints that can be easily walked directly from the cottage. "Ye Olde George" in East Meon and the "Thomas Lord" in West Meon have great food and drink. Attractions like the Watercress Line steam railway and Jane Austen's house museum are also very close. My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay are keen to return.

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    2019-01-07

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