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Luxury Holiday Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Cottage in West Meon, Nr. Petersfield, Hampshire, England - Quiet Location On The Edge Of A Working Farm

A Victorian Brick and Flint Stable Block converted into a two bedroom luxury holiday cottage in the heart of the Meon Valley and within the South Downs National Park. The Stables have been sympathetically converted and retain the high ceiling and wooden beams in the main living area. PLEASE NOTE WHEN WORKING OUT RATES - A 2 NIGHT STAY IS 50% of weekly rate - 3 N 60% -4N 70% not as OD are working it out

Victoria Cobden
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Victoria Cobden

Westbury Manor Stables are owned by Simon and Victoria Cobden. They live a couple of hundred yards from the Stables so are available to answer any queries you may have whilst you are on holiday. Simon is a farmer whilst Victoria helps on the farm and looks after their two children and The Stables

Victoria Cobden purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Victoria Cobden chose West Meon

Westbury Manor Farm was bought by Mr and Mrs Cobden snr in 1973 and the family have lived there ever since. The Stables are owned by their eldest son Simon and his wife Victoria - they were converted from stables to a luxury holiday cottage in 2012. It is lovely to live on a farm in a rural setting but also have all the amenities you could possibly need just a few miles away.

What makes this cottage unique

The Stables are on the edge of a working farm and whilst guests must be aware farms can be dangerous places due to tractors and machinery, there is the opportunity to see newborn lambs and calves at certain times of the year. Lovely walking area within the South Downs National Park. The Stables have been converted to a luxury standard but retain the character of the Victorian building

Guestbook comments from the owner

Testimonial from our first guests - "The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in - attention to detail is fantastic and the welcome pack for our arrival was much appreciated after outr long drive - will definately return"
Jan 2013
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West Meon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Deposit is nonrefundable. If we are able to replace your booking, we will refund the balance if you've paid it.
  • Check in and check out times may be flexible in certain circumstances.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Good sized Bathroom with bath, separate Shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail and plenty of warm fluffy towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed with luxury Dorma bedding. Bedroom 2 has twin beds which can be put together to make one Superking size bed but can still be set up as three singles. Travel cot can be provided on request- this can be upstairs or downstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All three TVs have Freeview providing a large number of Channels. WIFI now available. One well behaved dog will be welcome although only in the main living area, not upstairs or in the master bedroom and the dog must not be left unattended in the cottage. unfortunately cats are not allowed. Complimentary toiletries and a welcome pack will be provided. Outside: Courtyard style outdoor space. Shed for bikes/tack . Stables available if you wish to bring your horse! Tumble dryer in shed. Gas BBQ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included. Also change of linen included. Cottage cleaned once during the week Other: At the top of the stairs there is a lovely old Oak Settle and some books to allow for a quiet reading area, also some childrens toys/puzzles for our younger guests


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Excellent cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect two night break in this lovely accommodation. We were able to arrive early on the Friday and leave later on the Sunday which made the weekend even more relaxing.

Cottage was very comfortable and warm. Well equipped with everything you need.

Local pub was a short walk away and the food was excellent.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Beccy - really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again in the future -remember we do offer a small discount to returning guests too x
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Lovely cottage in a lovely village

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage ideal for exploring the South Downs way and Winchester. Great welcome pack of food and wine. No garden but a courtyard for sitting out in. You are surrounded by farm buildings but that was no problem for us. The owners were all very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it for a peaceful getaway

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very peaceful with nice countryside around!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely friendly owner, extra home baked treats on arrival were very much appreciated after a long journey. Very clean property and a pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you could hope and expect

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful peaceful location and cottage really well equipped. Hosts were lovely.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage in the heart of the country!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing little treasure of a place. From the warm welcome from Victoria and her family; with the welcome cakes and being shown around the farm meeting the new lambs and calves, to the very comfortable stay in the cottage itself. A perfect place for us as a family to relax and attend a local wedding. The cottage is very spacious with everything you need and in a great location for walks and a small walk to the lovely local pub The Thomas Lord. A Wonderful place that I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little cottage in heart of South Downs

  • 5 of 5

We (2 adults, 1 5 year old) stayed here for 5 days and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Victoria was really helpful throughout the booking and checking in / checking out process. The cottage is a converted barn in a working farm (which makes it quite nice for children as they can see the farm animals). When we arrived (quite late) we had a lovely food "hamper" waiting for us, which was a nice surprise. The cottage is clean and has everything you need. It's also very warm (which was great after a day out walking in the rain!).

There plenty of nature reserves to go walking - would definitely recommend Old Winchester Hill and West Meon Valley Trail. There's a Waitrose in Petersfield if you want to get groceries and plenty of pubs within few minutes driving.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Ideal for walkingholidays


Between 30-45 minutes drive from beaches. West Wittering, Bracklesham Bay, Southsea


Approximately 30-40 minutes drive from Portsmouth Ferryport.

Approximately 30-40 minutes drive from Southampton Airport.

Approximately 60-70 minutes drive from Heathrow Airport.

Approximately 75-90 minutes drive from Gatwick Airport.


Just under a mile to West Meon Village, 8 miles to Petersfield, 10 miles to Winchester

Further Details:

West Meon Village has a Village Shop, a delightful Cafe, an Award Winning Butchers and a lovely pub The Thomas Lord - offering both lunchtime and evening meals and a garage with Budgens Store attached. Further afield Petersfield has many pubs, coffee shops, a Waitrose, Marks and Spencers Food and a Tesco. Also all major high street banks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be taken though our website via paypal or by cheque/bank transfer. A deposit to be paid on booking with the balance due 4 weeks before your holiday

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday for weekend and week bookings. Midweek bookings are also available - Monday to Friday.

Notes on prices:
Week bookings - 100% of cost.
4 night breaks - 70% of cost
3 night breaks - 60% of cost
2 night breaks - 50% of cost

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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