Acorn Cottages are peacefully located within the South Downs National Park, yet conveniently situated for visiting many attractions. This converted carpenter's studio offers two semi-detached properties, Boxwood (ref UKC1655) and The Joinery (ref UKC2198) and are an ideal retreat for families or couples. Both enjoy an open plan living area, lawned garden and a private hot tub.
Winchester, Southampton and The New Forest are within easy driving distance. As well as its ornate 900-year-old cathedral, Winchester has a host of award-winning pubs and restaurants, as well as art galleries, Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, and bustling markets. Rooksbury Mill Nature Reserve is perfect for those who like fishing in a beautiful natural setting, and Blackwood Forest is ideal for walking and cycling. Highclere Castle, famous for the TV show 'Downton Abbey', is nearby and stands amidst 1000 acres of spectacular parkland. Explore the gardens, woodland and views of the Kennet Valley. Spend a day at Jane Austen's House Museum, where the novelist lived for her last 8 years with her sister and widowed mother in this modest 17th-century cottage, in the picturesque Meon Valley.
For the train enthusiast, take a nostalgic steam train journey on the Watercress Railway Mid-Hants line. Salisbury, Stonehenge, Christchurch, Bournemouth, Milestones Museum and the Hawk Conservancy Trust can all be reached within an hour. Nearby Southampton has ferry links to the Isle of Wight, which makes for a great day out. Slightly further afield, there are many historical nautical links in Portsmouth, with the famous ships of HMS Victory and The Mary Rose. Here, you can visit Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays for shopping, leisure and entertainment. The pretty sailing villages of Hamble-le-Rice and Warsash provide wonderful riverside walks and pubs overlooking the water. The New Forest National Park is easily accessible and has miles of scenic walks and bridle paths. You can often see ponies and cattle roaming the streets in one of the picturesque villages. For a family day out, visit Marwell Zoo, Peppa Pig World, National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, the New Forest Wildlife Park, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Manor Farm Country Park and Exbury Gardens. London is an hour away by train. Beach 25 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, and toilet.
Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With Freeview TV.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Sitting room: With Freeview TV.
Gas central heating and Wi-Fi included. External games room with electric wood burner, table football, air hockey and a selection of games. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Hot tub for 8 (private).
Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: Couples, family bookings and holidaymakers only. This property has a security deposit of £200.
Enjoy the walking and cycling routes on the South Downs National Park, and along the way visit nature reserves, historic sites, buildings and museums.