Another few days in this welcoming and cosy cottage. We will be back in a few weeks time.

Thank you for a lovely stay.

Durham January 2022

My first 4 nights away from home in 2 years. I had a relaxing treat.  Many thanks, see you again.

Surrey - December 2021

The Stable is a great find for us. So convenient and so cosy in this cold weather abd a wonderful welcome pack, the best. Hilary & Mike have provided everything you want for a home away from home. Thank you.

Barbados - December 2021 -1

Another wonderful, cosy cottage stay. So central to visit all our kids and Grandkids. Thank you – see you again.

Barbados - December 2021-2

Following a leak and water damage to our home we were dreading going into temporary accommodation. Then we arrived at this beautiful, cosy cottage, with its tranquil setting and everything we needed for our stay, it soon felt like a home away form home. Mike & Hilary have been so kind & welcoming and we will definitely be be back to see Freddie (pup) and for some lemon drizzle cake! Every morning we were breated by Robbie the robin tapping at the kitchen window. Unfortunately we  both had colds and having this lovely place to hebernate was great. Thanks for making our ordeal a little easier.

Local - Nov & Dec 2021

Thanks for your clean and welcoming cottage, perfect location, friendly hosts, gorgeous dog. We had everything we needed and hope to return.

France - November 2021

Lovely to be back again at this cosy welcoming cottage, where all your needs are catered for. Thank you again. Look forward to seeing you again next year.


Durham, October 2021

Thankyou for a perfect stay! Our visit to see our grandchildren was made more special because we had a lovely place to stay.

Kent. October 2021

Thankyou so much for the super tasty cake and the perfectly peaceful 3 nights respite from a busy work trip. Everything I needed.

Leicestershire. October 2021

Another lovely week in this beautiful cottage and garden. We very much appreciate the home baking and warm welcome.

Tregaron, West Wales. October 2021

Thank you for the wonderful welcome pack, cake was delicious. Beautiful, clean accommodation, perfect for what we wanted. Every little detail has been thought about. We will be back.

October 2021 - Suffolk

Nice to be back here again. The lovely cottage fabulous as always. See you again soon.

Durham September 2021

Thank you for a lovely stay in your Stable. It was clean and very cosy. Thank you for the cake and all the goodies, we appreciated them. Nice to meet “Freddie”. Hope you have many happy years with him. Thanks again

Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

As always a wonderful welcome & fabulous stay, with a couple of days in Portsmouth and our annual Revival weekend. Your little cottage is a perfect home from home.

Staffordshire - September 2021

Thanks, a lovely place to stay with all facilities needed plus lovely touches, such as the cake & bread etc on arrival. Pre arrival & communication was very efficient too. Location is perfect for local attractions – walks, beaches, and day trips to Southampton (IOW) and Portsmouth. Locality is excellent for shops & eateries – would recommend Brigadier Gerard for nice food & great service. If travelling to Portsmouth, use Park & Ride.

Derbyshire September 2021

We had a lovely stay here at the Stable! Thank you

Belgium, Sept 2021

Thank you for the beautiful accommodation and for making us feel so welcome – love to come again!

Worcester, August 2021

Hilary & Mike are the perfect hosts, such a lovely couple, nothing too much trouble. The lovely “Welcome Pack” with home made bread & cake plus all we needed for breakfast was an extra touch which we really appreciated. We were sent information on places to visit plus all local factilities prior to arrival which was so helpful. We had such a wonderful holiday in our comfy cosy “stable”, while visiting our family in the area. I give 10 stars for excellence! Thank you, we hope to see you again before too long.

Derbyshire , August 2021

Had such a wonderful stay. The Stable was lovely. Will definitely be coming back. Such lovely warm people,thank you so much.

Sussex August 2021

A wonderful Stable! Everything we needed for a short break. The Welcome Pack was lovely and very much appreciated.

Oxfordshire August 2021

Very pretty setting. The hosts made contact with us before we arrived which was welcoming.  The welcome pack was  a lovely bonus and never had such wonderful cake. Very friendly hosts and a really lovely comfortable well equipped retreat. Very good kitchen. I like to cook and found all I needed. 10/10 just a lovely holiday. Recommend Lymington, Bucklers Hard & Exbury Gardens for nice visits.

Shropshire August 2021

Such a beautiful and relaxing place to stay. We had a lovely time and particularly enjoyed the home made lemon drizzle cake.  Thank you both.

Surrey, August 2021

Lovely property, great hosts, clean and everything was layed out nicely including the welcome pack.

Rainham, Kent. July 2021

Lovely stay but gutted Mum didn’t make it, she would love it, hopefully she can come soon. Fabulous welcome, quaint and cosy, everything thought of by owners to ensure a great stay. Such a lovely thoughtful welcome pack too. Already recommended to my son’s partner’s family in France. THANK YOU  so MUCH for all the effort put in, most definitely appreciated.

Nottingham July 2021

Beautiful accommodation and location. Everything one could ask for. A very relaxing break. Lovely welcome pack, clean and comfortable. Lovely little “Stable”.

Bedfordshire, July 2021

A perfect cottage, location and everything you could need for a short or long stay. The cosy accommondation was ideal for me, and when my husband feels able, we will come together to enjoy all all that is on offer. Thankyou for the provisions, the cake was “to die for”!

Reading, July 2021

Well equipped and comfortable “Stable”. The Welcome provisions were much appreciated and enjoyed. Good central venue for accessing many locations. Particularly enjoyed our walks in the New Forest.

Nottinghamshire July 2021

Our second visit here. Another preaceful stay with everything you could want. A very well thought out accommodation and of course the Welcome Pack just takes it to a higher level.

Derby July 2021

Exceptionally comfortable stay with all possible requirements anticipated and catered for. It’s the unexpected touches that make it perfect. We will be back

Durham - June 21

A lovely compact cottage with all the home comforts you could possibly need. We very much appreciated our welcome pack. Lovely to know that you are always there for a chat without being intrusive. We enjoyed a trip to the New Forest cycling around Lyndhurst, Beaulie and Brockenhurst with a lunch stop at the country pub of “The Alice Lisle” in Ringwood.(good views but overpriced). Less than half an hour away is Lee-on-the -Solent beach. Well worth a visit and free parking along the sea front. We had a lovely walk through the local Itchen Valley Country Park and further afield the Titchfield Haven Reserve , as well as some lovely walks around Horton Heath countryside. We tried the sausages from the the local Owtons butcher and they were delicious. A fantastic break, thank you, – and for providing us with a tarpaulin to cover our bikes.

Chelmsford, Essex - June 21

Flicking through this book and reading a few of the comments, I’m not sure there is much I can add to what has already been said, other than thank you for everything!

Lincolnshire - June 21

The welcome pack is a lovely touch. Thank you for such a well equipped cottage. We had such a relaxing stay.

Brentwood, Essex - June 2021

First impression were imposing. The Stable fitting appropriately into the grounds. Loved the front garden. The Stable was well equipped, clean and the welcome pack was well received. Hosts very pleasant and helpful. Location offered plenty for a 4 day excellent stay.

Berkshire - June 2021

A wonderful retreat. Everything we needed for a short break. The welcome pack is a lovely thought and very much appreciated

Derby - June 2021

A perfect location for us to visit family and enjoy the home comforts, so much nicer than a hotel. Thank you for the delicious supplies and the late call for some greaseproof to make my meringue and bringing a colouring book for Florence, very kind. We’ve enjoyed our mini break, visiting the “John Lewis” water garden at Leckford, near Stockbridge, perfect!

Leeds, West Yorkshire - May 2021

Fabulous – perfect spot, so close to our family. Immaculate and a pleasure to stay. So much thought. Thank you. We will be back too!

Abbotskerswell, Devon - May 2021

Lovely few days in this delightful “Stable” with everything here we could ever want. So good to see both our daughter and family but also the sea!

Sutton Coldfield - May 2021

Delighted with our short stay at the Stable. All very comfy and every detail catered for. Loved all the welcome pack of bread, cake and all the essentials. Makes such a difference when self catering. Thank you.

Woking, Surrey - May 2021

What can I say AMAZING, very clean, everything provided even extras! Bread lovely, cake wonderful, this little cottage home is a wonderful place to stay. Enjoyed it very much. Thank you.

Swindon, Wiltshire - May 21

A lovely place to stay – the delicious welcome pack a treat for a husband who doesn’t normally get home made (or any) cake! A small, extremely well equipped mini home, so well placed for local beauty spots. The Hamble Point walk mentioned in the folder was a real find and one of our longer walks together with a couple of days in the New Forest. A mention too for the Lapstone Pub doing a good job under some lockdown restrictions. A perfect break which has charged our batteries . Bring on the Summer sunshine!

Purley, Surrey - May 2021

Immaculate! A most enjoyable break.

Amersham - April 21

Excellent communication throughout booking across Covid lockdown. Brought much thought to our arrival in providing information on our way around both the area and the accommodation. Fantastic reception in provisions with more than we could have expected in beautiful layout and facilities – an A+++ Also for the kind thoughts for our anniversary and my wife’s birthday. Thank you for diluting the insanity of lockdown! Lord and Lady Parker – of Holton (Somerset)

Kent April - 2021

At long last a break! Lovely stay in your little Stable. Lovely area with lots of nice walks. An enjoyable break Thank you

Reading - April 2021

The “Stable” is a “Perfect” hideaway in “perfect” surroundings yet so near to all of Hampshire’s attractions and more. Thank you for a very warm welcome and use of the delightful accommodation, which is so well thought out for your guests comfort and convenience. Loved the lemon drizzle cake and the loaf and of course all the extra “thoughtful” supplies of groceries. Thanks again.

Clacton-on-Sea - April 2021

You have thought of everything. What a lovely place to stay. We will come back. Thank you

Haywards Heath, Sussex - October 2020

What a perfect place! Every detail was thought about and we felt so welcome with all the little extras. Cosy and clean – it felt like a home away from home.Lovely walks nearby and close enough to restaurants. Thank you for everything.x

Andover, Hampshire - October 2020

This was a perfect cottage for a 2 week stay. It had everything needed. I loved all the fabulous walks close by. The kitchen is fully equipped and lacks for nothing. The welcome pack with the lemon drizzle cake and bread was delicious. Thanks again.

Whitchurch, Hampshire - October 2020