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Idyllic Countryside Cottage

★★★★★
What a super find! Lavendar cottage was absolutely splendid. A well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and a lovely garden area - plenty of space for a family with 2 teenagers! The hosts were perfectly hospitable and extremely welcoming. Sally and Dix were very helpful when planning days out, thanks for the tip re car parking at West Wittering Beach . Geographically located for easy drives to Dorset and Sussex, we have already recommended to our friends and family. We will return! :)
- Becky Harris

Wonderful Holiday

★★★★★
We have just returned from a glorious week in Lavender Cottage. It is a beautiful set up, clean, high quality finish and brilliant location. We certainly lucked out with the weather, sunny every day meant we were on the beach all the time! Thank you Sally and Richard! Published 15 Aug 2020
- Kirsty D

Perfect Short Stay in Sussex

★★★★★
Faith S. We couldn't find fault with Lavender Cottage. Lovely warm welcome with a basket of goodies; very well-appointed and comfortable throughout. Sally and Richard are wonderful hosts and have thought of everything. We will definitely be going back! Published 8 Aug 2020
- Faith S

Leaving Lockdown !!

★★★★★
Perfect place for a break away, can do as much or a little as you want! Hosts very welcoming and a splendid hamper on arrival!
- Tracy C

Wonderful Experience, Beautiful Spacious Cottage

★★★★★
We stayed at Lavender Cottage in July 2020. We picked it based on a good location and nice looking photos. The reality was even better with good access to a variety of things to do nearby and the property and grounds were even better than we expected with a wonderful garden. Sally was an excellent host and the little touches like the welcome basket were the cherry on the cake. Published 29 Jul 2020
- Temitope A

Everything they said and so much more!!

★★★★★
Where do I begin, to tell the story of how wonderful our stay at Lavender cottage was! Everything about the cottage is well thought out and very well executed, leaving no stone unturned, thereby ensuring that you have a very comfortable stay. Sally and Richard are so welcoming and they made us feel so at home. We were greeted with a beautify basked of essentials and treats, and a lovely sign welcoming us to the cottage. There were also surprises in the refrigerator, once we got around to looking inside. Oh my goodness, they have thought about everything that you would need to feel at home and have a peaceful and enjoyable stay. Having grown up in the Caribbean, it was great to be able to make pots of mint tea from freshly cut mint in the herb garden. Despite the weather, we were able to have a gorgeous breakfast on the terrace, as we watched and listened to the bird-songs. Classic FM was playing when I first entered the cottage and I knew right then and there, I was home. There were plenty of option for walks, which we definitely took advantage of. Sally, we will be back, soon. Thank you for sharing your bit of heaven with us.
- Shirley Hammond

A Lovely Short Stay in the Idyllic Lavender Cottage

★★★★★
Our family spent three nights at the lovely Lavender cottage and would highly recommend it. The cottage is situated in the grounds of Sally and Richard's farm with access to a large garden, orchard, slide/sandpit, and tennis court. Whilst its private both Sally and Richard are very close and available - we found them to be perfect hosts and the little touches around the cottage as well as the very generous provisions they left make it truly feel like a home away from home. The cottage itself is beautifully finished and equipped with everything we needed including a highchair, cot, stairgate and toys for little ones. We had a great time and would be keen to return. Thanks for a great stay!
- Sebastian B

Great Cottage Great Hosts

★★★★★
Our family spent three nights at the lovely Lavender cottage and would highly recommend it. The cottage is situated in the grounds of Sally and Richard's farm with access to a large garden, orchard, slide/sandpit, and tennis court. Whilst its private both Sally and Richard are very close and available - we found them to be perfect hosts and the little touches around the cottage as well as the very generous provisions they left make it truly feel like a home away from home. The cottage itself is beautifully finished and equipped with everything we needed including a highchair, cot, stairgate and toys for little ones. We had a great time and would be keen to return. Thanks for a great stay!
- Warren H

Short Break (4 nights)

★★★★★
Beautiful, well-equipped cottage. Excellent hosts. Thoughtful welcome package with basics and extras. Booked at very short notice but didn't disappoint and expect to return next year.
- Philip P

A Sublime Hideaway

★★★★★
The property is first class in the space it offers for 4 people, with nice furniture, fittings and equipment, a welcome basket of essentials, with a nice garden, ample parking, in a quiet secluded environment. The beds were very comfortable. The hosts are charming and welcoming. We would recommend the Lavender Cottage to our friends and would love to return there. Fond memories!
- John S

Wunderschönes Cottage

★★★★★
Wir haben hier zu viert eine sehr schöne Woche verbracht und uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Lavendel Cottage ist wirklich mit allem eingerichtet was man braucht vom Spülmaschinentabs bis zum Waschmittel ist alles da. Sally und Richard begrüßen ihre Gäste liebevoll mit einem Korb voller Leckereien und allem was man zum Frühstück braucht. Besonders der Zitronenkuchen hat es uns angetan. Zum nächsten Supermarkt sind es mit dem Auto nur ein paar Minuten und Sally hilft einem gerne bei Fragen weiter. Wir können Lavendel Cottage nur weiter empfehlen.
- Mirijam Schlecht

Welcoming and beautifully appointed

★★★★★
Lavender Cottage welcomes you in as soon as you open the door. Sally & Richard then meet you and you immediately feel at home so to speak. Sally’s welcome pack is also amazing with everything you need to set you up for your stay. So don’t bring eggs, bacon, sausages, bread, milk, cereal, etc etc!! The only thing it didn’t have was a charging point for your toothbrush. This we solved by buying an adapter. Overall we had a wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage. Thank you so much Sally & Richard.
- Fran Wilmott

Perfect 5 star accommodation !

★★★★★
Definitely 5 star. A very warm welcome from Sally, (and Richard when he returned,). There was a hamper full of tasty local food. The accommodation was perfect having 2 on-suite bathrooms. The decor is very pleasing and tastefully done. The lovely weather we had allowed us to enjoy all the court yard and outside seating. Highly recommended.
- John Graham

Home from home!

★★★★★
We have stayed at the cottage twice a year since it opened, we keep going back, it is never long enough - everything is superb - what more can you want??
- Lynn Spearing

Wunderschönes Cottage

★★★★★
Wir haben hier zu viert eine sehr schöne Woche verbracht und uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Lavendel Cottage ist wirklich mit allem eingerichtet was man braucht vom Spülmaschinentabs bis zum Waschmittel ist alles da. Sally und Richard begrüßen ihre Gäste liebevoll mit einem Korb voller Leckereien und allem was man zum Frühstück braucht. Besonders der Zitronenkuchen hat es uns angetan. Zum nächsten Supermarkt sind es mit dem Auto nur ein paar Minuten und Sally hilft einem gerne bei Fragen weiter. Wir können Lavendel Cottage nur weiter empfehlen.
- Mirijam Schlecht

Family holiday

★★★★★
Excellent cottage Beautiful, well kept cottage in a stunning part of the UK. Highly recommended it.
- Michelle Hyer

Beautiful Cottage

★★★★★
Beautiful Cottage, a real home away from home. Sally and Richard really do think of every little detail in making this cottage a real home. We loved the hamper and the lemon drizzle cake went down a treat! We had a lovely stay here and I will defiantly be recommending the cottage to family and friends. Thanks again Sally and Richard!
- Nicole

Stunning Country Charm!

★★★★★
We have just returned to Australia after a 3 week stay at the beautiful Lavender Cottage. Needing a bolt hole for our trip visiting family we booked the cottage on a recommendation and it turned out to be a real home away from home. Sally and Richard are superb hosts, and they have really nailed the country cottage charm in this property. It was warm and cozy, and the extra touches such as the generously decadent welcome hamper, bathrobes, and freshly baked cakes gave it a really luxurious feel. Our visit was hampered by illness and it was such a comfort to be staying somewhere so homely - thank you Sally and Richard for being so accommodating when we needed to extend our stay and for checking in to see how everyone was doing! The girls had an absolute blast exploring the gardens and playing on the slide - this is a wonderful property for both children and grown ups. The surrounding area is just stunning and there are so many amazing country pubs, bike rides and long walks to be done. I will definitely be booking again when we are next in the UK - we can't wait to return.
- Gemma Baker

Family from Sweden get together

★★★★★
The Langs have created a beautiful cottage with careful thought given to every detail. My wife and I took our heavily pregnant daughter and her husband to Lavender cottage for a four day pre-natal holiday. We couldn't have chosen better. The Langs are amazing hosts victualing the fridge and larder with an array of locally sourced food (virtually enough for afternoon tea, supper and a cooked breakfast!) and a bottle of wine. The cottage has everything and more than one could possible want. We noted from the Visitors Book that some lucky guests have stayed for more than a month. The cottage is perfectly situated for the many activities in the region - hiking on the South Downs, nearby National Trust properties, glorious beaches, the naval museums of Portsmouth, the cultural activities of historic Chichester - not to mention the many excellent pubs and restaurants. We found Lavender Cottage through Sawdays and have to say it surpassed even that publication's extremely high standards.
- Nigel and Asa-Britt Bradshaw

Working retreat for brain scientists

★★★★★
Awesome. This is by far one of the best places I have had the opportunity to stay in the UK. What makes it extra special is that not only is the cottage wonderful, the owners/hosts are as well. I looked high and low to find a place for a working retreat for me and others in my field. If they will have me, I will definitely be back- maybe not to work next time.!
- Helen Fillmore

Much needed break from building works

★★★★★
Wonderful! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The best cottage we've stayed in! Clean, well presented and beautifully decorated. The welcome hamper was fantastic and the location was great. Will definitely be returning and would recommend to everyone :-)
- janey Field

New Year break at Lavender cottage

★★★★★
Cannot praise it highly enough! We spent a long weekend here with friends and just adored the cottage. It is so beautifully decorated - cosy but with all the modern cons you need. We particularly loved the lounge area with the gas fire. Many hours were spent playing board games there :) Sally and Richard were very welcoming and provided us with helpful tips on what to see in the area. Thank you so much, we can't wait to return!
- Catherine and Leigh

Winter Weekend

★★★★★
Such a beautiful cottage and such amazing owners! Only stayed for 3 nights but it was wonderful. The welcome hamper was brilliant .. . Thank you so much Sally and Rix ... mike, nikki and Ben the wolf xx
- Nlkki Jenkins

absolutely stunning cottage!

★★★★★
arrived on Saturday and met the owners sally and Richard the cottage is set in a lovely courtyard their was a welcome sign and welcome pack which had everything you required wine cheese biscuits eggs bacon sausages bread etc etc the area is really central for some nice days out the local area has several good pubs the George does good food. their is a massive garden centre down the road and supermarkets nearby this is by far and away the best cottage I have stayed in the cottage is very homily and has everything that you would require would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone and I will definitely be back in the future many thanks again for a wonderful holiday it was enjoyed by all cheers steve and bernie
- Steve and Bernie

Fabulous little getaway!

★★★★★
What a lovely find. The cottage is even lovelier than the photos, if that's possible, and provided plenty of space for the four of us. Amenities, decor and design all excellent - everything you can think of is provided. Sally and Richard were extremely hospitable and welcoming. The cottage has a lovely patio for dining al fresco, and the welcome basket and goodies were simply overflowing. We would definitely recommend this to our friends. Lots to do nearby and very close to great pubs, New Forest, and the sea. Thank you!
- Lisa

Family from Berlin

★★★★★
Thank you before for the stunning hospitality and warmth , during and after our stay at Lavender Cottage . We immediately felt at home and had a very nice time . Besides the good location , tranquility and spaciousness , it was mainly the cozy and tasteful decor that also this or let us pass those downpour relaxed . We thank you once again cordially wish all the best and send warm greetings from Berlin . See you again Anja , Konrad and Christoph "
- Anja, Konrad and Christoph

Ein wunderschönes Cottage

★★★★★
Vielen Dank für die atemberaubende Gastfreundschaft und Herzlichkeit vor, während und nach unserem Aufenthalt im Lavender Cottage. Wir haben uns sofort wie zu Hause gefühlt und hatten eine sehr schöne Zeit. Neben der guten Lage, der Ruhe und der Weitläufigkeit war es vor allem die gemütliche und geschmackvolle Einrichtung, die uns auch diesen oder jenen Regenguss entspannt vorübergehen ließ. Wir danken nochmals herzlich, wünschen alles Gute und senden herzliche Grüße aus Berlin. Auf ein Wiedersehen Anja, Konrad und Christoph
- Christoph

Goodwood Festival of Speed and Portsmouth Historic Ships!

★★★★★
This was a great place for the four of us to stay! Beforehand, Sally had been very helpful in making sure our stay was going to be well organised and helped us with arrangements for our dog whilst we were out for one of the the days. She found a local dog walker for a small fee. She helped us with local knowledge so that we could organise our itinerary and get the most of our visit. The house was immaculate when we arrived and there were plenty of little touches to make sure we felt welcome. She had gone to a lot of trouble to make sure everything was clean and just right. The welcome food basket of provisions was highly appreciated. Beds were very comfortable and furniture in the lounge cosy. Sally lives on site and made sure she was available if we needed help. The extensive grounds are for the use of guests as well and the local setting is beautiful. We really enjoyed our short stay and would have no hesitation going back. Thank you Sally!
- Stephen and Beverley

Summer fortnight for Yorkshire family

★★★★★
We think this is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in - and we have stayed in quite a few! Sally and Richard are great hosts - informative and attentive but without being intrusive (just what you want really!). Sally's communications with us before and during the holiday were spot on. Trudi gave us a great introduction and orientation tour when we arrived. The basket of goodies on arrival was very welcome, as was the unexpected top up on our second week. The cottage is cosy and comfortable and is very well equipped. The location is is in a lovely rural setting but surprisingly accessible to local amenities and to the main road and rail network, if you want explore further afield. We took advantage of that access to get out and about around the South Downs and Coast. There is so much to see and do - from walking on the Downs, to watching the world go by along the delightful tidal creeks and taking in the sights and sounds of historic towns and cities. Something for everyone!! Equally, if you simply want a quiet day at the cottage - no problem. Plenty of sitting out areas that catch the sun any time of the day. We loved it here and are wondering when we can get back again!
- David, Sue and Alice

Second Time Around

★★★★★
This was our second stay and as with the first it was marvellous, we enjoyed it so much we stayed an extra day just because we could! We have booked again for September and can't wait! Thanks for everything Sally it was a pleasure.....
- Lynn

Mid Winter Break

★★★★★
Great cottage, newly finished and decorated very tastefully with lots of attention to detail. A comfy space with s great gas fire - which looks far nicer than that sounds and pumps out the heat brilliantly. Two equally comfy bedrooms so ideal for two couples sharing. Lots of parking and Sally and Richard let you use their huge garden to let your dog out. Hosts were delightful, very warm and welcoming and the info pack has everything you need. Gave us the most generous welcome hamper ever! Photos need changing as it is much nicer than they suggest.
- Scotty and Ian

Christmas in cosy Hampshire cottage

★★★★★
A lovely Christmas spent at Lavender Cottage! The cottage itself is beautifully decorated, very cosy, clean, and thoroughly charming. We felt instantly at home with all of the lovely local treats that Sally and Richard had left for us. The area around the cottage is also very pretty - close to the South Downs Way, lots of nice pubs in the vicinity (including walking distance), and local sites Bosham, Chichester, and the Witterings just a short drive away. Would not hesitate in giving this lovely place and our hosts five stars. Hope to return again soon!
- Sarah and family

Australian couple on European tour

★★★★★
Fabulous cosy cottage in a lovely location, with all the mod cons you need. Sally is a wonderful hostess and provides a generous welcome basket including fresh baked goodies, loads of travel information and any assistance you require.
- Joanne and Alby

Two couples and a beautiful baby here for the Goodwood Revival

★★★★★
LOVE LOVE LOVE ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This beautiful cottage was an absolute joy to stay in for a log weekend with our baby and another couple of friends. The cottage is so tastefully decorated, immaculate and the attention to detail is the best I have seen. From an array of board games, to all the utensils you could need in the kitchen, everything has been thought of to ensure this feels like a home from home. Sally and her family were very welcoming, as were her lovely dogs, and the neighbours peacocks! and the welcome hamper was the icing on the cake! Cannot recommend highly enough! Date of arrival 11 September 2015
- Fareena

A week in late summer

★★★★★
This is a wonderful cottage perfect for a family break. We have a 3 year old girl and a 7 year old boy and they absolutely love the cottage. Sally and Dick are fabulous hosts are have made thoughtful improvements since our last visit, so you too tired to visit some local sights you can play croquet, badminton, tennis or as our kids did most evenings run around the beautiful garden. I know its a cliche but it really is a home away from home. See you again soon and thanks for your hard effort in providing such a lovely cottage. Samuel, Chayne, Isaac and livvy
- Samuel judah

Stall holders at Petersfield Antiques Fair

★★★★★
What can we say? Absolutely wonderful! We enjoyed our stay so much we are coming back in February!! You have thought of everything here, such attention to detail - we stay in a lot of places throughout the year and this is by far and away the best. You should be very proud - thank you for everything and long may it prosper...
- Lynn

American couple relocating

★★★★★
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Lavender Cottage. The hosts, Sally and Richard, are very nice and helpful people. They always were responsive and offered us many travel tips. We were greeted with a warm welcome and a bountiful basket of local foods upon our arrival. Sally also offered us yummy homemade cakes and goodies during our stay. The cottage is fabulous. It is decorated, maintained, and cleaned to the highest standard that I have ever seen. The house, the patio, the courtyard, and gardens are all beautiful. The location is ideal for access to all the main sights in the area (Portsmouth, Winchester, Chichester, West Wittering Beach, etc). The atmosphere of the area is calm and picture-postcard perfect. We stayed with our two dogs which allowed us to walk along the "lanes" near the cottage. We quickly learned to bring our camera with us. The views are incredible - you can see all the way to Portsmouth and the sea. Not to mention that the lush, green rolling hills and pastures! And also the stone cottage gardens in the area bursting with colors and flowers. My wife and I love photography; and as a result, I think we took close to a thousand photos! My wife and I would highly recommend Lavender Cottage as a wonderful place to stay for a vacation. You will smile every day and collect happy memories. I guarantee it.
- Thomas Ryan

Weekend Break

★★★★★
From the outset Sally made us feel extremely welcome and accommodated the wide variety of questions we had on the lead up to our weekend break, which made planning everything extremely straight forward. Upon arrival both Sally and Richard were there to welcome us and walk through everything and having been shown around the cottage, it was quickly apparent that the images on Airbnb did not do it justice (nor ever could they), in reality it was far better than we expected, with our hosts having thought of virtually everything both in terms of build/interior decor but also the little things that make you feel so welcome. With a tennis court in the grounds, wonderful nearby walks, bike rides and plenty of golf courses we were certainly spoilt for choice in terms of activities but it was the accessibility to a wide variety of idyllic and interesting places within a short drive that made our stay so ideal. With Portsmouth and Southampton on your doorstep and places like Winchester (where we ate at the new Rick Steins), the New Forrest and the South Downs National Park all around you, there is plenty to do. If you are a family with two children or two couples, or possibly want more space as just as a couple, this is a fantastic place to stay and I would personally like to thank both Sally and Richard for their very welcoming hospitality. The location and setting of the grounds, the quality of the build/decor, the tennis court, the service... wonderful quiet get away with plenty to do.
- Edward

My family and I had a fantastic experience at lavender cottage!

★★★★★
My family and I had a fantastic experience at lavender cottage, Sally made us extremely welcome, explaining the lay of the land and showing us the wonderful property (including the opportunity to play Tennis, although we had too full an agenda to take up this chance!). The cottage is even better in the flesh than on the photos, with all of the things you need and expect. The area is quite and private, no noise or bustle. For couples of small families this is a great place for a break with facilities all around (supermarkets, take aways) and easy access to the motorway if you want to go into Portsmouth or get access to the downs.
- Duncan - Cheshire

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