Riverside Cottage

Winchester, Hampshire

Thatched cottage & contemporary converted barn – a retreat for all the family. Book a chef, yoga workshop, pampering, parties in the yurt…


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 12


Lavender beds, wild flowers, yoga, treatments… Heaps to dip into, and it’s a great place to share with family and friends: thatched Cottage and a separate Lodge. A lit wood-burner in the Cottage hall welcomes you, as well as bubbly, nibbles and soft drinks. It’s a relaxed, lived-in house with three sets of stairs leading to simply done bedrooms (a quirky hatch joins two), family bathrooms (one tiny), places for children to play hide-and-seek. The two sitting rooms are stuffed with beams; art, family photos, books, colourful rugs, more fires make you feel at home. The dining sun room has a huge table – book a chef or there’s a fully kitted Aga kitchen. The Lodge has its own drive and is tucked away behind hedging: snug bolthole for two (plus two nimble children up on the mezzanine), with an airy sitting room warmed by a modern wood-burner, comfy bedroom looking over the lavender, swish shower. There’s a large garden, a yurt in the field (becomes a café with set events in the summer) and a pool with the Lodge (this can be used by the Cottage if you let both houses). Head off for river walks from the door; nearby Winchester is a treat.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 7 nights in high season. Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.

Doggy treats for nicely tired out hounds.

Dogs £25 per stay. Max. 2.

Wonderful enclosed garden; great walks from the door. Dog sitting; dog relaxation and meditation; dog training: please pre-book.

Dinner available by arrangement. Restaurants 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £143
Weekly price
from £1000
Short breaks: £650 for the Lodge, £1500 for the Cottage.
1 Cottage for 8
From £2864 bedrooms
1 House for 4
From £1432 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Clare Scott Dryden

  • Hampshire is full of exciting stuff from cultural cities like Winchester to shopping and foodie markets in the smaller quirky villages like Stockbridge and Alresford. We are so close to all the action.
  • There are so many things to see and do like Winchester Cathedral, City Mill, Watercress Train Line, Marwell Zoo, The Science Planetarium, Stonehenge, Jane Austen's house, Mottisfont Abbey and so much more
  • There are plenty of countryside walks in and around Riverside Cottage - straight from our front door we have bridle paths and easy footpaths, but further afield there are old railway viaducts to walk, river paths and literary tours and historical routes.
  • Fishing is abundant but not always easy to find - however a mile away from Riverside is the Dever Springs situated in Barton Stacey. (a tributary of the River Test. ) Or maybe its horse riding that interests you which is available in Stockbridge
  • Yoga, Pilates and Art classes are available at Riverside in our YURT - just ask for timings. Or perhaps a personal spa treatment in the cottage or a personal trainer is what your looking for. We are here to help.
  • However you may never want to leave Riverside Cottage as it is so peaceful - if so why not have us bring in a chef to cook you a private meal or to arrange an outdoor picnic within the grounds.