Set in the charming courtyard of a Georgian farmhouse in the rural heart of the South Downs National Park, and yet within easy reach of many exciting places to visit and activities to enjoy, Lavender Cottage is the perfect base for a wonderful Hampshire and Sussex holiday.
Lavender Cottage boasts two enchanting bedrooms, one double and one twin, each with its own bathroom (one with a bath and shower, the other with a shower). The twin beds can be joined to make a super kingsize bed! There is a vaulted open plan living, dining and kitchen space with French windows onto its own private terrace. It combines great comfort with a contemporary feel. It has a modern style gas fire (which looks like a contemporary wood burning stove) providing a focal point and a brand new well equipped kitchen and lots of storage. The kitchen has a gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
A large armoire houses all the china, glass and other crockery. Comfortable sofas, rugs and colourful paintings complete the contemporary and cosy scene. There is a travel cot and a highchair for those who need them. The terrace is surrounded with lavender and aromatic herbs in raised beds, and equipped with a table and chairs for 6 people, and a barbecue.
Blendworth Farmhouse is a traditional Georgian farmhouse, originally a tenant farm on the local Idsworth estate, which borders Hampshire and West Sussex. It is in the South Downs National Park. Sally and Richard (Dix) Lang have lived here for thirty years and know the area like the backs of their hands. Over their time here they have gradually restored all the barns and outbuildings from dereliction, and Lavender Cottage is their most recent project. It was a foaling box originally!
The hamlet of Blendworth has an ancient history which goes back to Saxon times. Sally and Dix would love you to have a wonderful time either exploring this part of Hampshire/West Sussex or just enjoying a restful few days in the cottage. Only 1 and half hours from London, a few minutes from the A3 and 20 minutes from Portsmouth, the cottage has easy access to the market town of Petersfield to the North, the ancient city of Chichester to the East and the historic maritime city of Portsmouth to the South. Winchester is about half an hour away. The beautiful beaches along this part of the south coast are easily accessible.