We are offering a beautifully refurbished, completely self-contained annex, in our lovely house "Prowtings" in the the village of Chawton. The annex sleeps four, in two double bedrooms in the original old section of the house, dated 1713. There is a large living area, new kitchen, downstairs toilet, modern bathroom, parking and guests have their own entrance. The house sits in 7 acres of land in the middle of Chawton, which is a charming village full of thatched cottages.
“I cannot recommend the self contained annex of this beautiful house surrounded by landscaped gardens highly enough. Classic Vintage charm, every need is catered for above and beyond expectation. The hosts are a lovely friendly family, easy to contact and deal with and took care of all our needs even with very delayed arrival due to planes and trains. One of the nicest places I have ever stayed. Cant wait to return!”
The Old Forge Annexe is a detached self-contained self-catering space with a kitchenette, separate bedroom, en-suite bathroom, situated in a large garden with outdoor seating area. Four Marks is ideal for access to The South Downs National Park, Winchester, Chawton. For those wanting to break their journey before a cruise it is close to the A31/M27 for Southampton Docks. In the annexe we provide tourist information (things to see and do) but I am happy to help my guests if they want it.
“The Old Forge was perfect! It was spotless and seemed like new and Kim has thought of everything. We’ve stayed in many a smart hotel (for work) and this is comparable to a small suite with a kitchenette. There was milk, bread, cereal, tea, coffee etc, dressing gowns and toiletries too. We had a delicious brunch at Nosh cafe, a good Thai meal in nearby Alton and a good walk at the Devil’s punch bowl, about 30mins drive away. A thoroughly enjoyable stay.”
A lovely double room with TV, WIFI, mini fridge and a spacious WC/shower room. Situated on the ground floor of a 17th century cottage directly opposite Jane Austen's House and next door to The Greyfriar pub and the café Cassandra's Cup where breakfast is available.
“Neither Catherine Morland, visiting Northanger Abbey, nor Anne Elliot, visiting Lyme, could have been more pleased and delighted than we were with our visit to Cassandra's Cottage in Chawton, Hampshire, UK. Janeites of the world, you who long to see where your favorite literary heroines were born and nurtured, this review is for you! It is easy to get to Chawton from London using public transportation -- just take the Southwestern Railway from Waterloo Station to Alton. From the station in Alton you walk 1.8 miles, or take the 64 bus going toward Winchester, or take a taxi. Ask locals to point you in the right direction if you opt to walk, as we did. Malene is a gracious host, the cottage is comfy and cozy and right across the street from Jane Austen's home where you can wander about the rooms and grounds to your heart's content, taking selfies and trying your hand at writing with a quill pen. Later a lovely walk to Chawton House gives you a full sense of the sweet landscape and verdure that nourished our favorite authoress.”