Comments

We aim to not only please but to delight you by providing that little bit extra to what you might expect in this type of accommodation.

Below are some of our guests’ comments:

  • Very high standard and refreshingly peaceful in our every increasingly noisy world. Only wish we'd discovered it sooner.

    • Halifax, West Yorkshire
    • August 2019
  • A lovely cottage, perfect fpr our needs. Cake & bread gorgeous.

    • Lichfield, Birmingham
    • August 2019
  • Once again a wonderful stay. The extras add so much. So quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Thank you.

    • Birmingham
    • August 2019
  • Thank you for the lovely cake which was excellent and the other groceries. Despite a wet start we have had a good few days. A very good place to stay for travelling around, close to many attractions. Best wishes

    • Bexley, London
    • July 2019
  • Our 8th visit here and the standards of the Stable are perfect - just as they were on our first visit. Fantastic cake and bread - top of the list! Hilary & Mike are ideal hosts and could not be more helpful in any way. Fantastic hot weather too. Till the next time .......

    • Cobham, Essex
    • July 2019
  • We FRENCH people get startled to see the quaint outlook of the Stable that has been so meticulously sorted out. A well fitted kitchen, a well appointed living room and "ALEXA " always ready to give us information, music and so on. We've spent much of our time touring through your cherished Hampshire, from Portsmouth to Southampton, up to Winchester and Alton and Chawton. We've been hosted both with TLC and homeliness. Long live the Stable Cottage and best wishes to you both!

    • Les Sables d'Olonne, France
    • July 2019
  • Thanks for a great stay at The Stable. Everything perfect, clean and very comfortable accommodation. Lovely weather too. Thank you.

    • Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
    • July 2019
  • Still can't quite believe just how amazing this place is - every possible amenity & facility has been thought of literally, couldn't ask for more. Idyllic setting and one of the best places we've stayed in. Can't wait to return. Thank you both so very much x

    • Tonbridge, Kent
    • June 2019
  • Thank you for such a wonderful stay at The Stable. Despite the weather, we were warm and cosy and the cottage was like a home away from home. We so appreciated a well equipped cottage and were thankful for a washing machine. A really lovely garden was the cherry on the top!

    • Capetown South Africa
    • June 2019
  • Thanks yet again. Even a rose at the front door to welcome us! This is our "other stay"... 2011,2012 - once before the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and again afterwards. Twice in 2017 before and after exploring Devon & Cornwall. This time here after Dorset and Somerset and now off on Queen Victoria for our cruise around UK & Ireland. Everything great as usual - accommodation, food (lemon drizzle cake yummy) surroundings and friendly welcome.

    • Sydney, Australia
    • June 2019
  • Thanks for a lovely break. As soon as we arrived we knew by the welcome that it was going to be an enjoyable stay - the welcome pack of cake and bread and all the other little things ..... but now it is time to say goodbye, but a memory that we will not forget!! We will return.

    • Brighton, East Sussex
    • May 2019
  • The Stable is a quaint, quiet and comfortable place to stay, yet close to Southampton where our son is at Uni. The cottage is well appointed with everything you need and extra touches such as nice toiletries and food. Thank you, we hope to stay with you again.

    • Torquay, Devon
    • May 2019
  • 5 Star service and features - best self catering accommodation in all our travels (which are quite extensive). From the moment we arrived (to a hug) to the moment we left, our stay has been filled with all the little gestures, such as cake, food items, fresh bread, etc Host and Hostess Extraordinaires

    • NSW, Australia
    • May 2019
  • What a great place. We have stayed in many cottages over the past few years and this the best equipped yet, and the Welcome Pack was just brilliant. If we are this way in the future we will definately try and book again

    • Nottingham
    • May 2019
  • Thank you very much, we have really enjoyed our stay. The information provided before arrival was really helpful & covered everything we needed to know. We really appreciated the welome pack, both the bread & cake were delicious! Your house can only be described as picturesque & the Stable is quaint & cosy. Everything was clean & welcoming & we were very impressed by the provision of phone chargers & the TV options. Not something we have come across in any other holiday let or B & B & we travel regularly! Your instructions for the operation of the TV, heating, shower etc are also the most comprehensive I have ever come across - very useful! The Stable is very homely & comfortable & the location was perfect for us. i would love to stay here again in the future. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

    • Lincoln
    • April 2019
  • Thank you so much for your fantastic hospitality. Our time in the Stable has been lovely and we'll definitely be recommending it to friends and family.

    • Colchester, Essex
    • April 2019
  • A very comfortable stay, really enjoyed the quiet time here. Nothing lacking, very well equipped with nice kitchen crockery & utensils. All spotlessly clean throughout the whole Stable. All the attention to detail didn't go unnoticed. A beautiful little haven. A lovely gesture of the welcome goods - thank you!

    • Denbighshire, Wales
    • April 2019
  • Good, comfortable, well equipped cottage - extras much appreciated. Shame about the weather (storm Gareth)!

    • Edenbridge, Kent
    • March 2019
  • A lovely quiet, comfortable break. Thanks for the welcome pack and card.

    • Felixstowe
    • March 2019
  • Had a lovely relaxing time here. Just what we needed! Everything was perfect, thank you.

    • Weymouth, Dorset
    • February 2019
  • Really enjoyed our stay here! The welcome pack was highly appreciated. Thanks for considering our diet restrictions. One small suggestion - a mop to clean the floor would come in handy. For the rest, everything was just perfect. Thanks Ed note - Floor cloth now under the sink

    • Belgium
    • February 2019
  • Another lovely stay in this cosy cottage, thanks.

    • Northampton
    • January 2019
  • Lovely little cosy place, with absolutely everything provided. Peaceful and quiet!

    • Chelmsford, Essex
    • January 2019
  • Delightful, thank you and for your kind card. The Christmas tree was a nice surprise

    • London
    • December 2018
  • What a fantastic find. It was perfect thanks!

    • England
    • December 2018
  • Thank you once again for a wonderful stay - 13th visit! and as always everything was perfect. Time goes by so quickly in such a beautiful location - looking forward to visit no 14. Best wishes to you both

    • Dublin
    • November 2018
  • Really enjoyed getting cosy in your charming cottage barn. We will have to taste your home made Lemon Drizzled cake next time. Wished there were a few pubs or restaurants in walking distance. Thank you for helping us to recycle better. Editor note - there is a pub/restaurant within 1/4 mile.

    • Southampton & Houston,Texas
    • November 2018
  • Thank you for your fabulous cottage and your lovely thought for our grandson. Best wishes.

    • Bussy St Georges, France
    • October 2018
  • Lovely welcome from our hosts and a welcome, Welcome Pack, everything we need. We will recommend the Stable to our friends and hope to return ourselves.

    • Oswestry, Shropshire
    • October 2018
  • Thank you for another lovely stay at your cosy cottage. The welcome pack was so much appreciated and everything here we could possibly need. Lovely peaceful place.

    • Ontario, Canada
    • September 2018
  • We had a very cosy & comfortable stay. Thank you, much appreciated the welcome pack. Everything was delicious. Hope to return sometime.

    • Felixstowe, Suffolk
    • September 2018
  • Many thanks again, wonderful cottage & welcome pack. We have had a great time and look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. We always find it relaxing. There is so much to do in the surrounding areas. Best wishes - keep in touch.

    • Isle of Wight
    • September 2018
  • Thanks for having us - great little cosy cottage. Massive thank you for the great cake and bread as well.

    • Hull, North Humberside
    • August 2018
  • Another cosy and comfortable stay - this time to celebrate my Dad's 100th Birthday! Thanks again for all the wonderful provisions and excellent equipment, which all worked perfectly. Till next year ....

    • Sydney, Australia
    • August 2018
  • The Stable is the most amazing place to stay. My husband's brother and his wife stayed here in 2017. They loved it as well. Milk, bread, cake, cereal, jam, fruit, flowers etc etc. Thank you Hilary & Mike for all your thought & effort you have put into the Stable to make it so comfortable & homely for us Australians. Thanks for the pens, we love them. We will be very happy to review on Trip Advisor and to tell our famlly and friends. Cheers!

    • Melbourne, Australia
    • August 2018
  • A lovely home from home - everything thought of, extremely clean. We'll definitely be back!

    • Buckinghamshire
    • August 2018
  • Oh, my, goodness. What a treasure. Beautiful Thatched Cottage on our first glimpse. Hilary & Mike so welcoming. Homemade bread and cake, & everything needed, ready for you. Stable so clean, cosy and well appointed. Really loved it and will recommend highly. Position perfect.

    • Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    • July 2018
  • Once again a lovely stay and made even more pleasant by the warmest of welcomes from Hilary & Mike - with the plus of homemade cake and bread. A delightful place to stay, the next time cannot come too soon! xx

    • Cobham, Surrey
    • July 2018
  • Thank you Hilary and Mike for such a fab stay. Really enjoyed "The Stable". Home from Home.

    • Burnley
    • July 2018
  • Thanks again Hilary and Mike. We've really enjoyed out week. Very comfortable and relaxing. The extensive welcome pack and "little touches" all add to the enjoyment.

    • Birmingham
    • July 2018
  • Another wonderful stay in The Stable. As the weather outside was very warm and hot, coming back in the evenings was a welcome as The Stable was refreshingly cool. Not having sun in the bedroom was most welcome.

    • Jersey
    • July 2018
  • Thanks very much. Really enjoyed the welcome pack particularly the cake and bread. Lovely location, super high quality facilities - all good

    • Nottingham
    • June 2018
  • Lovely few days with generous hospitality. Thanks for introducing me to lovely options to have for tea especially fruit juices and dips to go into a nice salad on a hot day. You keep the Stable beautifully pristine, as always, and help with wifi and technical stuff etc. Comfortable bed (essential). I shall keep on coming here.

    • Lindfield, West Sussex
    • June 2018
  • Perfect home from home experience. Many thanks for having us again. We feel now after 7 years of coming to stay it is like coming home, not that it did not feel like that before. Love the cottage and all you do. Great to see you both again and look forward to our trip in August. Many thanks again. Much love.

    • Isle of Wight
    • June 2018
  • Enjoyed it the first time, loved it this time. Definitely coming again. Great hosts, great weather, what more could you ask for - had a superb stay thank you.

    • Northampton
    • May 2018
  • Thank you for a lovely stay at the Stable. It has made a nice change from staying in hotels while away on business - a real home from home. Thank you for the welcome pack, much appreciated, and the scones were lovely. I'll see you again soon I hope!

    • Northampton
    • May 2018
  • Many thanks! I enjoyed staying at the Stable. The cottage is clean, cosy and there is everything you need available. Thank you for the warm welcome and the delicious cake and bread! Best wishes to you Hilary and Mike.

    • Germany
    • May 2018
  • Well informed & welcomed from the first email of confirmation to the last day if our stay. The Stable looks beautiful as you approach & doesn't disappoint as you enter the lovely cosy dwelling, sparkling clean with compatible well placed furnishings & facilities, including a brilliant TV package, even Alexa to chat to! As I entered the kitchen I was completely bowled over as I saw the welcome pack. Homemade cake & bread plus a myriad of extras "just for you" as the lovely card said. The shower - lovely clean bathroom & plenty of space in an immaculate shower cubicle. The bed was beautifully presented in cotton candy striped & nice & cosy. Thank you. xx

    • Northamptonshire
    • April 2018
  • Everything very cosy and straightforward from the moment we found you through google. A very warm welcome although you were away for part of the trip. We came for the National S.R.P. Festival in Eastleigh and stayed to explore some of the area. Us country folk were very happy exploring East rather than West! We are not used to motorways where we come from but were delighted to find easy access to the New Forest. Thank you for all the lovely food and for your hospitality.

    • Norfolk
    • April 2018
  • Thank you for such a warm welcome on our arrival and all the goodies you left for us - The CAKE ! lovely! We have had a very comfortable stay in your beautiful cottage. It has everything one could possibly need and it has proved to be the perfect base for our travels around the area.

    • Netherlands
    • April 2018
  • Thank you for a lovely stay. The cottage has everything you need. The home baked items were lovely! Just what was needed for a peaceful break before our baby is born!

    • Essex
    • March 2018
  • Third visit. Arrived on a cold snowy afternoon and the cottage was warm and cosy and welcoming with all the comforts of home - coffee machine, Netflix, Amazon Alexa. Thanks for the great instructions on how to use. Would recommend Sunday lunch at the Brigadier Gerard, Horton Heath or The Bugle, Twyford. Thank you for another great stay and hopefully see you soon.

    • Maitland, NSW Australia
    • March 2018
  • Wasn't sure we were going to make it due to snow, but totally enjoyed our stay. Relaxing, close to everything. Will return, thank you so much. Will recommend you to my company - 5 stars !

    • Northampton
    • March 2018
  • Third visit and once again can't fault Mike and Hilary. Feels like our home from home. The lovely hug from Hilary just made it even better. xx

    • Eastbourne
    • February 2018
  • Lovely cosy place. Very clean and comfortable - liked it very much. Will be back I hope!

    • France
    • January 2018
  • Great - clean and comfortable. Very well equipped. Loved it!

    • Malvern, Worcestershire
    • December 2017
  • Our second visit to The Stable and we were just as happy as we were the first time. Once again a lovely clean and comfortable cottage. A pleasure to have hosts like Hilary and Mike. We'd love to return soon if you'll have us - 5 Stars!!

    • Eastbourne
    • December 2017
  • Perfect. The time goes so quickly and already planning for visit 13 next year. See you in 2018.

    • Dublin
    • November 2017
  • Delightful, friendly welcome from Hilary and Mike. Stable - everything you need and more. Many thanks.

    • Northampton
    • October 2017
  • Great, peaceful place to stay. Very well equipped with lovely goodies to eat on arrival. Will stay again. Thanks

    • Langport, Somerset
    • October 2017
  • Perfect base for my stay visiting local friends and indulging in some serious shopping! The cottage was very clean, warm and comfortable, exceptionally well equipped and the cake, bread and other "basics" in terms of food, coffeee and tea was a treat. I would recommend Hilary and Mike's rental to others and will certainly use it again myself if it is available when I next visit. Thank you.

    • Lincoln
    • October 2017
  • Great welcome. Lovely presented and practical clean and well planned. Great location for exploring Portsmouth/Southampton area. Many thanks

    • Birmingham
    • September 2017
  • Thank you again for a wonderful weekend stay as we attended the Goodwood Festival. Such a cosy and well equipped little cottage absolutely perfect for our needs and such kind and thoughtful hosts. We hope to be back again soon

    • Staffordshire
    • September 2017
  • Thanks again. Still best I've stayed in. Enjoy working in the day knowing I'm returning to the lovely Stable. I'll be back!!

    • Liverpool
    • September 2017
  • What a wonderful welcome here at the Stable and a great place to stay! See you next time we visit the area.

    • Lincolnshire
    • September 2017
  • Wonderful welcome as always. We always have an enjoyable stay here. We have been lucky again with the weather and able to do our usual walks and cricket. The homely feel of the Stable makes us always feel as thought we are at home which always makes holidays feel nice. Look forward to seeing you again in August next year and maybe sooner if we can get the time. Thank you for your hospitality. Much love xx

    • Isle of Wight
    • September 2017
  • We've had a wonderful relaxing stay. Thank you so much for your very warm and friendly welcome. We found the Stable extremely comfortable and the numerous extras were a real special treat. The freshly baked bread and cake were much appreciated. The location is quiet and peaceful. Thank you.

    • Birmingham, UK
    • August 2017
  • This is our fourth visit to the Stable. As usual everything is perfect! Your new coffee machine was very much appreciated! We loved the lemon cake and also the homemade bread is always excellent. Thank you for the presents for the children. We hope to come again. Best wishes

    • Vinoflay, France
    • August 2017
  • Another comfortable stay in close proximity to our family. Thanks again for your hospitality.

    • Sydney, Australia
    • August 2017
  • Beautiful cottage. Very clean and tidy; it had everything we needed and more. Hilary was very welcoming and even bought our 15 month old son a teddy to help him feel at home. Bread and cake was delicious and all additional breakfast items were lovely. Will certainly stay again. 10/10!

    • Nottingham, UK
    • August 2017
  • Another pleasant stay. Beautifully thought out Stable and well maintained. The home made cake and bread are appreciated. Thank you

    • Cobham, Surrey
    • August 2017
  • We were delighted with our stay at the Stable. Fabulous hosts very welcoming and couldn't do enough to please. Stunning cottage Stable and gardens.

    • Port Talbot, South Wales
    • July 2017
  • Perfect Cottage everything you need including delicious homemade cake and bread.! Super relaxing and cosy - just right for a couple of days away from the city! Thank you.

    • Brighton, UK
    • July 2017
  • Good to be back. 5 years since I was able to get here. Thank you both

    • Haywards Heath, UK
    • July 2017
  • Beautiful Cottage very peaceful. Made very welcome by Hilary and Mike. We loved the food you left and hope to come again one day.

    • Suffolk, UK
    • June 2017
  • Many thanks for a lovely welcome and stay in the cottage. We have as always had a good time and look forward to coming back in October.

    • Isle of Wight
    • June 2017
  • Thanks again our 5th stay! Just back from 5 weeks travelling. Everything great as usual.

    • Chiswick, NSW, Australia
    • June 2017
  • Have really enjoyed our stay here. Love all the little touches especially the Lemon Drizzle Cake delicious!! We had everything we needed here and more. Peaceful surrroundings were just perfect. Would not hesitate to came back here

    • Canada
    • June 2017
  • Ideal for my needs by far the best accommodation I have stayed in whilst working all over the country. I won't hesitate to book again if possible if I am working this area again. Thank you both.

    • Liverpool
    • May 2017
  • This was our 4th stay - 2011 2012 twice - before and after the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. As usual everything is great food accommodation & surroundings. We'll be back in 5 weeks!

    • Chiswick, NSW, Australia
    • May 2017
  • Thank you Hilary and Mike for another great stay. As always everything was perfect and from the comments in this book it looks like the word is getting out about this hidden gem. Hopefully see you again soon as you are a great base for me to visit family in the area.

    • Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    • May 2017
  • The Stable is lovely & cosy. A nice warm welcome by you both. Lots of lovely walks to do and Winchester was very nice. Recommend Grigadier Gerard (pub - within walking distance) and Hollyhill Woodland Park Fareham (lots to see) by the Lakes. Cake was delicious.

    • Suffolk, UK
    • April 2017
  • Greeted with a warm welcome to our fantastic weekend break home. So many fantastic touches

    • Canvey Island, UK
    • April 2017
  • This is our third visit to your lovely cottage. Once again we appreciated your wonderful welcome with your home made delicacies, the homemade bread is excellent. We are happy to introduce you to our baby Lucy and thanks for the pressies that you gave for Anthony and Lucy. you are so kind. Best wishes.

    • Vinoflay, France
    • April 2017
  • We endorse all the nice comments. Nice accommodation, nice people and nice area.

    • St Leonards-on-Sea, UK
    • April 2017
  • A wonderful break perfect for relaxing. The Welcome Pack was excellent and much appreciated. We will recommend and hopefully return.

    • Eastbourne, UK
    • March 2017
  • A warm and welcoming place to stay such generous hosts. Thank you for the welcome pack it was a bonus. Definitely recommend.

    • Perth, Western Australia
    • March 2017
  • Perfect place for a weekend break. Welcome pack much appreciated and wonderful homemade cake. Would love to return if we’re ever down this area again - thank you.

    • Chigwell, UK
    • February 2017
  • Wonderful welcome and very comfortable home from home for us and our 12 week old daughter thank you so much!

    • Sheffield, UK
    • February 2017
  • Fantastic place! All the extra touches were an added bonus. Lovely hosts we'd definitely love to come again.

    • Matlock, Derbyshire, UK
    • February 2017
  • It was great to come back to The Stable. A real home from home. The welcome pack was Most Welcome. A peaceful setting yet close enough for visiting tourist attractions.

    • Jersey, UK
    • February 2017
  • What a perfect place equipped with everything you could need. Thank you so much for accommodating us last minute and for the delicious cake. We will definitely return

    • Edinburgh, UK
    • January 2017
  • Wow - what can I say apart from a very huge thank you. The Stable is a truly hidden gem. My stay was so lovely and you were such gracious and generous hosts. My only regret is that all four of my family would not be able to return with me on another visit. Thank you.

    • Cornwall, UK
    • January 2017
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  • Very high standard and refreshingly peaceful in our every increasingly noisy world. Only wish we'd discovered it sooner.

    • Halifax, West Yorkshire
    • August 2019
  • A lovely cottage, perfect fpr our needs. Cake & bread gorgeous.

    • Lichfield, Birmingham
    • August 2019
  • Once again a wonderful stay. The extras add so much. So quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Thank you.

    • Birmingham
    • August 2019
  • Thank you for the lovely cake which was excellent and the other groceries. Despite a wet start we have had a good few days. A very good place to stay for travelling around, close to many attractions. Best wishes

    • Bexley, London
    • July 2019
  • Our 8th visit here and the standards of the Stable are perfect - just as they were on our first visit. Fantastic cake and bread - top of the list! Hilary & Mike are ideal hosts and could not be more helpful in any way. Fantastic hot weather too. Till the next time .......

    • Cobham, Essex
    • July 2019
  • We FRENCH people get startled to see the quaint outlook of the Stable that has been so meticulously sorted out. A well fitted kitchen, a well appointed living room and "ALEXA " always ready to give us information, music and so on. We've spent much of our time touring through your cherished Hampshire, from Portsmouth to Southampton, up to Winchester and Alton and Chawton. We've been hosted both with TLC and homeliness. Long live the Stable Cottage and best wishes to you both!

    • Les Sables d'Olonne, France
    • July 2019
  • Thanks for a great stay at The Stable. Everything perfect, clean and very comfortable accommodation. Lovely weather too. Thank you.

    • Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
    • July 2019
  • Still can't quite believe just how amazing this place is - every possible amenity & facility has been thought of literally, couldn't ask for more. Idyllic setting and one of the best places we've stayed in. Can't wait to return. Thank you both so very much x

    • Tonbridge, Kent
    • June 2019
  • Thank you for such a wonderful stay at The Stable. Despite the weather, we were warm and cosy and the cottage was like a home away from home. We so appreciated a well equipped cottage and were thankful for a washing machine. A really lovely garden was the cherry on the top!

    • Capetown South Africa
    • June 2019
  • Thanks yet again. Even a rose at the front door to welcome us! This is our "other stay"... 2011,2012 - once before the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and again afterwards. Twice in 2017 before and after exploring Devon & Cornwall. This time here after Dorset and Somerset and now off on Queen Victoria for our cruise around UK & Ireland. Everything great as usual - accommodation, food (lemon drizzle cake yummy) surroundings and friendly welcome.

    • Sydney, Australia
    • June 2019
  • Thanks for a lovely break. As soon as we arrived we knew by the welcome that it was going to be an enjoyable stay - the welcome pack of cake and bread and all the other little things ..... but now it is time to say goodbye, but a memory that we will not forget!! We will return.

    • Brighton, East Sussex
    • May 2019
  • The Stable is a quaint, quiet and comfortable place to stay, yet close to Southampton where our son is at Uni. The cottage is well appointed with everything you need and extra touches such as nice toiletries and food. Thank you, we hope to stay with you again.

    • Torquay, Devon
    • May 2019
  • 5 Star service and features - best self catering accommodation in all our travels (which are quite extensive). From the moment we arrived (to a hug) to the moment we left, our stay has been filled with all the little gestures, such as cake, food items, fresh bread, etc Host and Hostess Extraordinaires

    • NSW, Australia
    • May 2019
  • What a great place. We have stayed in many cottages over the past few years and this the best equipped yet, and the Welcome Pack was just brilliant. If we are this way in the future we will definately try and book again

    • Nottingham
    • May 2019
  • Thank you very much, we have really enjoyed our stay. The information provided before arrival was really helpful & covered everything we needed to know. We really appreciated the welome pack, both the bread & cake were delicious! Your house can only be described as picturesque & the Stable is quaint & cosy. Everything was clean & welcoming & we were very impressed by the provision of phone chargers & the TV options. Not something we have come across in any other holiday let or B & B & we travel regularly! Your instructions for the operation of the TV, heating, shower etc are also the most comprehensive I have ever come across - very useful! The Stable is very homely & comfortable & the location was perfect for us. i would love to stay here again in the future. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

    • Lincoln
    • April 2019
  • Thank you so much for your fantastic hospitality. Our time in the Stable has been lovely and we'll definitely be recommending it to friends and family.

    • Colchester, Essex
    • April 2019
  • A very comfortable stay, really enjoyed the quiet time here. Nothing lacking, very well equipped with nice kitchen crockery & utensils. All spotlessly clean throughout the whole Stable. All the attention to detail didn't go unnoticed. A beautiful little haven. A lovely gesture of the welcome goods - thank you!

    • Denbighshire, Wales
    • April 2019
  • Good, comfortable, well equipped cottage - extras much appreciated. Shame about the weather (storm Gareth)!

    • Edenbridge, Kent
    • March 2019
  • A lovely quiet, comfortable break. Thanks for the welcome pack and card.

    • Felixstowe
    • March 2019
  • Had a lovely relaxing time here. Just what we needed! Everything was perfect, thank you.

    • Weymouth, Dorset
    • February 2019
  • Really enjoyed our stay here! The welcome pack was highly appreciated. Thanks for considering our diet restrictions. One small suggestion - a mop to clean the floor would come in handy. For the rest, everything was just perfect. Thanks Ed note - Floor cloth now under the sink

    • Belgium
    • February 2019
  • Another lovely stay in this cosy cottage, thanks.

    • Northampton
    • January 2019
  • Lovely little cosy place, with absolutely everything provided. Peaceful and quiet!

    • Chelmsford, Essex
    • January 2019
  • Delightful, thank you and for your kind card. The Christmas tree was a nice surprise

    • London
    • December 2018
  • What a fantastic find. It was perfect thanks!

    • England
    • December 2018
  • Thank you once again for a wonderful stay - 13th visit! and as always everything was perfect. Time goes by so quickly in such a beautiful location - looking forward to visit no 14. Best wishes to you both

    • Dublin
    • November 2018
  • Really enjoyed getting cosy in your charming cottage barn. We will have to taste your home made Lemon Drizzled cake next time. Wished there were a few pubs or restaurants in walking distance. Thank you for helping us to recycle better. Editor note - there is a pub/restaurant within 1/4 mile.

    • Southampton & Houston,Texas
    • November 2018
  • Thank you for your fabulous cottage and your lovely thought for our grandson. Best wishes.

    • Bussy St Georges, France
    • October 2018
  • Lovely welcome from our hosts and a welcome, Welcome Pack, everything we need. We will recommend the Stable to our friends and hope to return ourselves.

    • Oswestry, Shropshire
    • October 2018
  • Thank you for another lovely stay at your cosy cottage. The welcome pack was so much appreciated and everything here we could possibly need. Lovely peaceful place.

    • Ontario, Canada
    • September 2018
  • We had a very cosy & comfortable stay. Thank you, much appreciated the welcome pack. Everything was delicious. Hope to return sometime.

    • Felixstowe, Suffolk
    • September 2018
  • Many thanks again, wonderful cottage & welcome pack. We have had a great time and look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. We always find it relaxing. There is so much to do in the surrounding areas. Best wishes - keep in touch.

    • Isle of Wight
    • September 2018
  • Thanks for having us - great little cosy cottage. Massive thank you for the great cake and bread as well.

    • Hull, North Humberside
    • August 2018
  • Another cosy and comfortable stay - this time to celebrate my Dad's 100th Birthday! Thanks again for all the wonderful provisions and excellent equipment, which all worked perfectly. Till next year ....

    • Sydney, Australia
    • August 2018
  • The Stable is the most amazing place to stay. My husband's brother and his wife stayed here in 2017. They loved it as well. Milk, bread, cake, cereal, jam, fruit, flowers etc etc. Thank you Hilary & Mike for all your thought & effort you have put into the Stable to make it so comfortable & homely for us Australians. Thanks for the pens, we love them. We will be very happy to review on Trip Advisor and to tell our famlly and friends. Cheers!

    • Melbourne, Australia
    • August 2018
  • A lovely home from home - everything thought of, extremely clean. We'll definitely be back!

    • Buckinghamshire
    • August 2018
  • Oh, my, goodness. What a treasure. Beautiful Thatched Cottage on our first glimpse. Hilary & Mike so welcoming. Homemade bread and cake, & everything needed, ready for you. Stable so clean, cosy and well appointed. Really loved it and will recommend highly. Position perfect.

    • Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    • July 2018
  • Once again a lovely stay and made even more pleasant by the warmest of welcomes from Hilary & Mike - with the plus of homemade cake and bread. A delightful place to stay, the next time cannot come too soon! xx

    • Cobham, Surrey
    • July 2018
  • Thank you Hilary and Mike for such a fab stay. Really enjoyed "The Stable". Home from Home.

    • Burnley
    • July 2018
  • Thanks again Hilary and Mike. We've really enjoyed out week. Very comfortable and relaxing. The extensive welcome pack and "little touches" all add to the enjoyment.

    • Birmingham
    • July 2018
  • Another wonderful stay in The Stable. As the weather outside was very warm and hot, coming back in the evenings was a welcome as The Stable was refreshingly cool. Not having sun in the bedroom was most welcome.

    • Jersey
    • July 2018
  • Thanks very much. Really enjoyed the welcome pack particularly the cake and bread. Lovely location, super high quality facilities - all good

    • Nottingham
    • June 2018
  • Lovely few days with generous hospitality. Thanks for introducing me to lovely options to have for tea especially fruit juices and dips to go into a nice salad on a hot day. You keep the Stable beautifully pristine, as always, and help with wifi and technical stuff etc. Comfortable bed (essential). I shall keep on coming here.

    • Lindfield, West Sussex
    • June 2018
  • Perfect home from home experience. Many thanks for having us again. We feel now after 7 years of coming to stay it is like coming home, not that it did not feel like that before. Love the cottage and all you do. Great to see you both again and look forward to our trip in August. Many thanks again. Much love.

    • Isle of Wight
    • June 2018
  • Enjoyed it the first time, loved it this time. Definitely coming again. Great hosts, great weather, what more could you ask for - had a superb stay thank you.

    • Northampton
    • May 2018
  • Thank you for a lovely stay at the Stable. It has made a nice change from staying in hotels while away on business - a real home from home. Thank you for the welcome pack, much appreciated, and the scones were lovely. I'll see you again soon I hope!

    • Northampton
    • May 2018
  • Many thanks! I enjoyed staying at the Stable. The cottage is clean, cosy and there is everything you need available. Thank you for the warm welcome and the delicious cake and bread! Best wishes to you Hilary and Mike.

    • Germany
    • May 2018
  • Well informed & welcomed from the first email of confirmation to the last day if our stay. The Stable looks beautiful as you approach & doesn't disappoint as you enter the lovely cosy dwelling, sparkling clean with compatible well placed furnishings & facilities, including a brilliant TV package, even Alexa to chat to! As I entered the kitchen I was completely bowled over as I saw the welcome pack. Homemade cake & bread plus a myriad of extras "just for you" as the lovely card said. The shower - lovely clean bathroom & plenty of space in an immaculate shower cubicle. The bed was beautifully presented in cotton candy striped & nice & cosy. Thank you. xx

    • Northamptonshire
    • April 2018
  • Everything very cosy and straightforward from the moment we found you through google. A very warm welcome although you were away for part of the trip. We came for the National S.R.P. Festival in Eastleigh and stayed to explore some of the area. Us country folk were very happy exploring East rather than West! We are not used to motorways where we come from but were delighted to find easy access to the New Forest. Thank you for all the lovely food and for your hospitality.

    • Norfolk
    • April 2018
  • Thank you for such a warm welcome on our arrival and all the goodies you left for us - The CAKE ! lovely! We have had a very comfortable stay in your beautiful cottage. It has everything one could possibly need and it has proved to be the perfect base for our travels around the area.

    • Netherlands
    • April 2018
  • Thank you for a lovely stay. The cottage has everything you need. The home baked items were lovely! Just what was needed for a peaceful break before our baby is born!

    • Essex
    • March 2018
  • Third visit. Arrived on a cold snowy afternoon and the cottage was warm and cosy and welcoming with all the comforts of home - coffee machine, Netflix, Amazon Alexa. Thanks for the great instructions on how to use. Would recommend Sunday lunch at the Brigadier Gerard, Horton Heath or The Bugle, Twyford. Thank you for another great stay and hopefully see you soon.

    • Maitland, NSW Australia
    • March 2018
  • Wasn't sure we were going to make it due to snow, but totally enjoyed our stay. Relaxing, close to everything. Will return, thank you so much. Will recommend you to my company - 5 stars !

    • Northampton
    • March 2018
  • Third visit and once again can't fault Mike and Hilary. Feels like our home from home. The lovely hug from Hilary just made it even better. xx

    • Eastbourne
    • February 2018
  • Lovely cosy place. Very clean and comfortable - liked it very much. Will be back I hope!

    • France
    • January 2018
  • Great - clean and comfortable. Very well equipped. Loved it!

    • Malvern, Worcestershire
    • December 2017
  • Our second visit to The Stable and we were just as happy as we were the first time. Once again a lovely clean and comfortable cottage. A pleasure to have hosts like Hilary and Mike. We'd love to return soon if you'll have us - 5 Stars!!

    • Eastbourne
    • December 2017
  • Perfect. The time goes so quickly and already planning for visit 13 next year. See you in 2018.

    • Dublin
    • November 2017
  • Delightful, friendly welcome from Hilary and Mike. Stable - everything you need and more. Many thanks.

    • Northampton
    • October 2017
  • Great, peaceful place to stay. Very well equipped with lovely goodies to eat on arrival. Will stay again. Thanks

    • Langport, Somerset
    • October 2017
  • Perfect base for my stay visiting local friends and indulging in some serious shopping! The cottage was very clean, warm and comfortable, exceptionally well equipped and the cake, bread and other "basics" in terms of food, coffeee and tea was a treat. I would recommend Hilary and Mike's rental to others and will certainly use it again myself if it is available when I next visit. Thank you.

    • Lincoln
    • October 2017
  • Great welcome. Lovely presented and practical clean and well planned. Great location for exploring Portsmouth/Southampton area. Many thanks

    • Birmingham
    • September 2017
  • Thank you again for a wonderful weekend stay as we attended the Goodwood Festival. Such a cosy and well equipped little cottage absolutely perfect for our needs and such kind and thoughtful hosts. We hope to be back again soon

    • Staffordshire
    • September 2017
  • Thanks again. Still best I've stayed in. Enjoy working in the day knowing I'm returning to the lovely Stable. I'll be back!!

    • Liverpool
    • September 2017
  • What a wonderful welcome here at the Stable and a great place to stay! See you next time we visit the area.

    • Lincolnshire
    • September 2017
  • Wonderful welcome as always. We always have an enjoyable stay here. We have been lucky again with the weather and able to do our usual walks and cricket. The homely feel of the Stable makes us always feel as thought we are at home which always makes holidays feel nice. Look forward to seeing you again in August next year and maybe sooner if we can get the time. Thank you for your hospitality. Much love xx

    • Isle of Wight
    • September 2017
  • We've had a wonderful relaxing stay. Thank you so much for your very warm and friendly welcome. We found the Stable extremely comfortable and the numerous extras were a real special treat. The freshly baked bread and cake were much appreciated. The location is quiet and peaceful. Thank you.

    • Birmingham, UK
    • August 2017
  • This is our fourth visit to the Stable. As usual everything is perfect! Your new coffee machine was very much appreciated! We loved the lemon cake and also the homemade bread is always excellent. Thank you for the presents for the children. We hope to come again. Best wishes

    • Vinoflay, France
    • August 2017
  • Another comfortable stay in close proximity to our family. Thanks again for your hospitality.

    • Sydney, Australia
    • August 2017
  • Beautiful cottage. Very clean and tidy; it had everything we needed and more. Hilary was very welcoming and even bought our 15 month old son a teddy to help him feel at home. Bread and cake was delicious and all additional breakfast items were lovely. Will certainly stay again. 10/10!

    • Nottingham, UK
    • August 2017
  • Another pleasant stay. Beautifully thought out Stable and well maintained. The home made cake and bread are appreciated. Thank you

    • Cobham, Surrey
    • August 2017
  • We were delighted with our stay at the Stable. Fabulous hosts very welcoming and couldn't do enough to please. Stunning cottage Stable and gardens.

    • Port Talbot, South Wales
    • July 2017
  • Perfect Cottage everything you need including delicious homemade cake and bread.! Super relaxing and cosy - just right for a couple of days away from the city! Thank you.

    • Brighton, UK
    • July 2017
  • Good to be back. 5 years since I was able to get here. Thank you both

    • Haywards Heath, UK
    • July 2017
  • Beautiful Cottage very peaceful. Made very welcome by Hilary and Mike. We loved the food you left and hope to come again one day.

    • Suffolk, UK
    • June 2017
  • Many thanks for a lovely welcome and stay in the cottage. We have as always had a good time and look forward to coming back in October.

    • Isle of Wight
    • June 2017
  • Thanks again our 5th stay! Just back from 5 weeks travelling. Everything great as usual.

    • Chiswick, NSW, Australia
    • June 2017
  • Have really enjoyed our stay here. Love all the little touches especially the Lemon Drizzle Cake delicious!! We had everything we needed here and more. Peaceful surrroundings were just perfect. Would not hesitate to came back here

    • Canada
    • June 2017
  • Ideal for my needs by far the best accommodation I have stayed in whilst working all over the country. I won't hesitate to book again if possible if I am working this area again. Thank you both.

    • Liverpool
    • May 2017
  • This was our 4th stay - 2011 2012 twice - before and after the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. As usual everything is great food accommodation & surroundings. We'll be back in 5 weeks!

    • Chiswick, NSW, Australia
    • May 2017
  • Thank you Hilary and Mike for another great stay. As always everything was perfect and from the comments in this book it looks like the word is getting out about this hidden gem. Hopefully see you again soon as you are a great base for me to visit family in the area.

    • Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    • May 2017
  • The Stable is lovely & cosy. A nice warm welcome by you both. Lots of lovely walks to do and Winchester was very nice. Recommend Grigadier Gerard (pub - within walking distance) and Hollyhill Woodland Park Fareham (lots to see) by the Lakes. Cake was delicious.

    • Suffolk, UK
    • April 2017
  • Greeted with a warm welcome to our fantastic weekend break home. So many fantastic touches

    • Canvey Island, UK
    • April 2017
  • This is our third visit to your lovely cottage. Once again we appreciated your wonderful welcome with your home made delicacies, the homemade bread is excellent. We are happy to introduce you to our baby Lucy and thanks for the pressies that you gave for Anthony and Lucy. you are so kind. Best wishes.

    • Vinoflay, France
    • April 2017
  • We endorse all the nice comments. Nice accommodation, nice people and nice area.

    • St Leonards-on-Sea, UK
    • April 2017
  • A wonderful break perfect for relaxing. The Welcome Pack was excellent and much appreciated. We will recommend and hopefully return.

    • Eastbourne, UK
    • March 2017
  • A warm and welcoming place to stay such generous hosts. Thank you for the welcome pack it was a bonus. Definitely recommend.

    • Perth, Western Australia
    • March 2017
  • Perfect place for a weekend break. Welcome pack much appreciated and wonderful homemade cake. Would love to return if we’re ever down this area again - thank you.

    • Chigwell, UK
    • February 2017
  • Wonderful welcome and very comfortable home from home for us and our 12 week old daughter thank you so much!

    • Sheffield, UK
    • February 2017
  • Fantastic place! All the extra touches were an added bonus. Lovely hosts we'd definitely love to come again.

    • Matlock, Derbyshire, UK
    • February 2017
  • It was great to come back to The Stable. A real home from home. The welcome pack was Most Welcome. A peaceful setting yet close enough for visiting tourist attractions.

    • Jersey, UK
    • February 2017
  • What a perfect place equipped with everything you could need. Thank you so much for accommodating us last minute and for the delicious cake. We will definitely return

    • Edinburgh, UK
    • January 2017
  • Wow - what can I say apart from a very huge thank you. The Stable is a truly hidden gem. My stay was so lovely and you were such gracious and generous hosts. My only regret is that all four of my family would not be able to return with me on another visit. Thank you.

    • Cornwall, UK
    • January 2017
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