2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
- english, french
We own and manage all our properties, which are in and around Winchester. We have been letting this cottage for the last 20 years to many happy holiday makers and business travellers. We live very near so are on hand to help you with anything you may need.
Why Owner chose Winchester
Take the opportunity to stay in a unique cottage dating to 1450 but with all the facilities of the 21st century.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
very nice cottage, great host
I visited the cottage a few times with my two daughters and we always have a great time in the cottage. the host is always very hard-working and can always help us
Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased you enjoy your repeat visits to the cottage with your family.
Awesome period cottage in a great location
Lovely little cottage with excellent facilities. Very close to Winchester so ideal for exploring the area. Owners were very attentive and provided excellent service. Thoroughly recommended, we will certainly be back.
Thank you for your great review, and we hope to welcome you back when you are next in the area.
Beautiful property in beuatiful setting
Thank you for your kind review - very happy you enjoyed you time here in Winchester and liked our cottage!
Ebessy cottage is a truly delightful place to stay. Very homely, comfortable, spacious
Private. It's proper chocolate box but with all the modern needs like wifi TV etc.
It has a stunning private garden, a perfect place to sit and enjoy the bird life in particular.
Located in a really quiet street bar the school run, 2 mins walk to nearest pub 'the Phoenix' good pub food friendly and dogs welcome.
3 mins walk and you have the more upmarket Bugle and a well stocked but very pricey village shop with a great cafe restaurant underneath.
You can pretty much step out of the door and walk in any direction into beautiful countryside, it's a stunning village.
Winchester 10 mins drive but you can walk there, or catch the local bus or train.
Delightful place to stay
Thank you for your review, pleased you enjoyed your stay at Embessy Cottage.
Peaceful, well-connected, Nature
I am very happy of having already become part slightly of the story of the Embassy Cottage. It has been a really lovely staying. That’s why I am going to capitalise each of its qualities: Comfortable, Peaceful, Well-Connected, Fully Furnished and Lovely Decorated. Really worth a visit. I could not use the well maintained private garden, maybe next. it is not possible to stand in the bath to shower, but it is not a problem, you can get by with it. You can park in the driveway. The motorway is just 2 minutes by car. With the railway just by 10 minutes walking you could go whatever you wanted, so Ideally located for exploring the south of England. Wi-Fi works well. Winchester is just one station away. Beautiful woods nearby. Many thanks to the landlady for being so attentive
Thank you for your review
I am so glad you enjoyed staying in this historical cottage and made the most of all there is to do in this area.
Not As Advertised
Only after check-in are guests instructed that they must clean up after themselves and leave the cottage ready for next guest -- or lose their deposit. Of the 14 holiday cottage weekly rentals we rented this summer, this was the only cottage that required that guests leave the cottage cleaned for the next guest. Because departing guests would give it a superficial cleaning, Embassy Cottage was the most in need of a deep cleaning. Another surprise: Guests are prohibited from using the living room fireplace pictured prominently on the HomeAway website - a big disappointment as we had some chilly windy rainy weather during our week's stay. Heavy mildew smell in the ground floor bedroom. For our 14 week holiday in Britain, we let (rented) 14 cottages/holiday homes for a week each in small towns throughout Southwest England and Wales -- this cottage was at the bottom of the list in the following areas: cleanliness, owner communication, bathing (clawfoot tub with low overhead clearance -- cannot stand). After 14 weekly rentals, we learned that if a cottage is not receiving regular, consistent five-star reviews, there is a reason -- often cleanliness or deferred maintenance -- due to an owner or management company resting on past laurels or location. We've have photos of: (1) Food bits and dead bugs under the bed (2) Mildew & mold in washing machine (3) Filthy dirty oven - appeared not to have been cleaned EVER - we had to clean it ourselves before using.
I have had much communication with these guests both before and since their stay which has always been very friendly and I met them upon arrival and they were charming so I am surprised by this review as they made no mention of any of the above during or since they stayed in August.
We state very clearly that we expect guests to advise us of any problems or issues they have with the property upon arrival so that we can have the opportunity to put it right for them so they have an enjoyable stay. The oven had been cleaned by the cleaner but has since had a professional clean and is now like new.
We do expect guests to leave the property in a clean and tidy state and if they want us to arrange a cleaner to do the end of stay clean for them this can be done for a charge of £25. We do of course have the property cleaned thoroughly with the beds made up for every changeover.
The fireplace is purely decorative with candles to provide ambiance and light up the hearth - we do not say anywhere on the website there is a working fire, central heating is provided and included in the rent.
Photos of the bathroom are on the website.
Dating from 1450, Embessy Cottage is believed to be the oldest cottage in Twyford, a riverside village just 3 miles south of Winchester. Heavily beamed and filled with charm and character, the cottage is comfortably furnished, and enjoys a peaceful setting with a sheltered south-facing garden. Excellent pub restaurant just at the end of the road.