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Stable Yard Cottage - Cottage holidays in Alton, Hampshire

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This tastefully styled apartment makes an ideal retreat for couples or families. Steeped in history, it forms a wing of Gilbert White's House which is a leading visitor attraction, and boasts 30 acres of beautifully landscaped, tranquil gardens and parkland, a shop, museum and cafe. Guests are invited to enjoy unlimited visits to the museum, which focuses on the lives and adventures of two members of the Oates Family, Captain Lawrence Oates and his uncle, Frank Oates, both pioneers and explorers of the natural world. The property has been restored (2018) and offers comfortable and welcoming accommodation set over three floors. Adjacent to the cafe, guests can access the stunning gardens anytime, and dogs are welcome if they are kept on a lead (during out of hours dogs can be off lead).

Over 250 years ago, Selborne and its surrounding landscape inspired Gilbert White to write about his lifelong investigation of the natural world, producing his world-famous book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, published in 1789. His book was important in shaping our everyday view of the relations between humans and nature. He was always a keen gardener who became closely interested in the natural world around him, and grew a wide range of traditional and experimental fruit and vegetables. He was the first person in this area to grow potatoes and began recording methodically what he sowed and reaped, the weather, temperature and other details. This he went on to call his ‘Garden Kalendar'.

The house that Gilbert White's family moved into when he was about 7 or 8 years old, would have been a two up, two down, but over subsequent years, lots of extensions and additions were made, creating the house you see today. Descriptions in White's own correspondence were used to recreate the rooms as they used to be and they include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the college), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts. You can listen to a conversation Gilbert had with his sister-in-law in the old kitchen where you can learn more about his household and life in Selborne during Gilbert's time.

Selborne also has a pottery, a pub and village shop and there is so much to discover in this popular part of Hampshire. The town of Alton is nearby, where there are plenty of restaurants and shops, as well as a mainline railway station, The Watercress Steam Railway and also Jane Austen's House at nearby Chawton. Other places of interest to visit include Portsmouth with the Spinnaker Tower, HMS Warrior and HMS Victory, as well as waterside dining, designer shopping and ferry trips to the Isle of Wight. Also within easy driving distance are Winchester Cathedral, King Arthur's Round Table, Southampton with its maritime history, The New Forest, historic Chichester with cathedral, festival theatre, Goodwood Racecourse, beaches at The Witterings or Hayling Island, Marwell Zoo, Paultons Park with Peppa Pig World and Birdworld. Golf, fishing, cycling, walking and horse riding are all to be found in the area. Beach 35 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Ground Floor:
Shower room:
With shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Living room:
With Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Second Floor:
Bedroom 3:
With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area and garden furniture. Landscaped grounds (shared with other property on-site). Private parking for 2 cars 100 yards away. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond in the grounds, 100 yards away.

Stable Yard Cottage has the following Facilities

The cottage has an enclosed garden

Short Stays
This cottage can be booked for a short break

Family Breaks
This cottage sleeps more than 2 - perfect for families of all ages

The cottage is non smoking
Pets are welcomed at this cottage


Price: £ 489 - £1539

This cottage Sleeps
Enjoy an evening drink or a pub lunch at the nearbypub

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Location Cottage rental includes
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets - no charge
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Historic Property
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle


As you can see Stable Yard Cottage is located in a great location. The perfect base for any holiday around Alton. And well suited to explore the whole of Hampshire.

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Pub nearby This cottage is near to a pub
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Hot tub There is a hot tub at this cottage
Romantic Break in Hampshire Suitable for a romantic break
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Detached Property Cottage is detached
Indoor Pool Cottage has an indoor pool
Outdoor Pool Cottage has an outdoor pool
Sandy Beach within 5 miles Cottage is within aprrox. 5 miles of a sandy beach
Sea within 5 miles Cottage is within aprrox.5 miles of the sea
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