Txoko Cottage - Hampshire, Sleeps 6
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Txoko Cottage - Lockerley, Romsey, Hampshire, England - Sleeps 6

Group bookings available: This property is one of 2 properties which, when rented together, can accommodate up to 10 guests

Txoko Cottage

Txoko Cottage sleeps six guests in three bedrooms and is situated in a peaceful location, in the picturesque Test Valley in Hampshire. With spectacular country views, welcoming cheerful accommodation and the shared use of a fantastic outdoor pool (heated in the warmer months), this delightful cottage is ideal for a family holiday.

The cottage is well equipped with everything needed to self-cater offering a welcoming retreat from which to relax in a picturesque rural setting. Wildlife is in abundance with rare butterflies, varied birds and even deer that can be seen within the oak forest and amongst the hills - a real wonderland for children (and adults) to explore!

Located off a peaceful country lane, Txoko Cottage is an easy walk to the village store for stocking up on provisions. There are also numerous award-winning eateries locally for those seeking fine dining. Ideal for walkers, there are a network of footpaths and byways just waiting to be explored directly from the front door, along with the Monarch and Clarendon Way within easy reach and a few miles. For those who enjoy cycling, the National cycle route (number twenty four) passes through the village and for the fishermen amongst you, the renowned rivers Test and Dun nearby provide excellent opportunities. There are also several golf courses close by along with horse riding and for those who enjoy a fine culinary experience, The Greyhound (Michelin Pub of the Year 2014!) is situated only eight miles away in Stockbridge (known as 'Hampshire's Little London'), which offers several gourmet eateries and independent shops.

Nestling amongst farmland and rolling hills on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border, the cottage is within easy driving distance of Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester, the market town of Romsey and the New Forest National Park with its many attractions. There are ancient market towns and quintessentially English pretty villages with thatched cottages to explore, along with many attractions with something to offer all ages including: Peppa Pig World, Paulton's Park and Marwell Zoo with its vast selection of endangered and exotic animals which are sure to please the younger ones; along with the stately home of Wilton House with its internationally important collection of art and beautiful parkland, the City of Portsmouth with its strong maritime roots and the Isle of Wight which is great for a day trip and ferry ride. Bournemouth (forty minutes by car), Bath and London by train are also easily accessible.

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  • Txoko cottage
  • Large well-equipped oak kitchen
  • Kitchen window
  • Lounge with views over Lockerley church and countryside
  • The spacious and comfortable lounge
  • Double bedroom
  • Comfortable and cosy
  • Spacious and comfortable bedroom
  • Third bedroom - twin or king-size
  • Bathroom
  • Txoko Cottage
  • Shower -  double shower cubicle
  • Separate toilet and basin off kitchen
  • Patio to the rear, views over open countryside
  • Patio
  • Courtyard
  • Txoko (choco) - a Basque gastronomical society to enjoy good food  and wine
  • Kitchen - external
  • The courtyard
  • Ideal for a hot summers day!
  • The pool!
  • View from back of cottage (patio, kitchen, lounge & 2 bedrooms)
  • Early morning - 5 minutes walk from the cottage
  • Txoko Cottage
  • Our LED tree brightens up the courtyard
  • The bluebells
  • The woods in spring
  • Inca in the woods
  • Bluebells 2016
  • Field of sunshine
  • Early morning
  • Early morning sunrise- taken from Txoko
  • Sunset April 2016
  • Lovely walks
  • Perfect stile
  • Well sign-posted!
  • Visitor's book 2016
  • Visitor's book 2016
  • Visitor's book 2014
  • Visitor's book


  • Internet Access
  • Swimming Pool
  • Log Burner
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • iPod Docking
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Satellite/cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Kingsize Bed

Txoko Cottage Continued

Txoko Cottage was formerly a 19th Century stable block and today provides self-catering accommodation of an extremely high standard. It has plenty of character with high vaulted ceilings in the sitting room and kitchen and modern comforts including under floor heating making it warm and inviting all year round.

Accommodation comprises:

  • Spacious well-equipped kitchen with oak furniture including a table with eight chairs, sideboard and butcher's block. The kitchen affords views over the fields and is fitted with a halogen hob, new oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave.
  • Large utility room with washing machine and space for storing boots, coats etc.
  • Light and airy spacious lounge with panoramic views over the countryside provided from the floor-to-ceiling wall of glass doors. There are two comfy leather sofas, a flat screen television, DVD player and a small pot bellied stove providing extra warmth on chilly nights.
  • Three bedrooms all with vaulted beamed ceilings and comfortable beds dressed with Egyptian cotton bed linen. One bedroom is a double and the other two have zip and link beds which can be made up as two singles or king-size beds.
  • Large bathroom with double-ended bath, WC, wash basin and large shower.

Outside: Enclosed garden which is secure for children and dogs with a large patio area with BBQ. Guests also have the shared use of an outdoor swimming pool (heated during the warmer months) with a separate wet room, WC and wash basin adjacent to the pool.

Additional information: All of the accommodation is on one level, with no steps, so the cottage has very good access for all. One well behaved pet welcome. Price includes linen, towels, logs (in low season) and electricity. Highchair and cot available on request. Long weekends and mid-week breaks available during low season or on request at 70% of the weekly price.

Group Bookings: When both Txoko Cottage and Little Owls are booked together, large groups of ten guests can be accommodated. Ideal for getting together with family/friends or celebrating a special occassion, ten guests can dine together around one table in Txoko Cottage and outside catering can be arranged. All female and all male parties may be considered by arrangement with the owner but please note that hen and stag parties can not be accommodated.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £650
Mid Season from £900
High Season from £1000
Peak Season £1200

Key details:
Pets: Yes, 2 dogs allowed
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Saturday
Payment options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms (1 Double, 2 Twins/Kings)

Group booking details:
Please note: Txoko Cottage sleeps 6 people. The owner has 2 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 10 guests.   Dining capacity: 10 (Guests can be seated together for meals).

Contact owner for group prices
All male groups: Please enquire with owner
All female groups: Please enquire with owner
Catering Available: No

Owner's details:
Owner: Helen Iles, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

Txoko Cottage joined Independent Cottages in Feb 2013

Owner's Other Properties

Little Owls - Lockerley, Hampshire, sleeps 4

The Shepherds Hut at Curlews Farm - Lockerley, Hampshire, sleeps 2

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Visit the beautiful New Forest and Hampshire countryside. Short stays of 3 or 4 days available out of high season

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Calendar last updated: 18th September 2017

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  • Visitor's book 2016
  • Visitor's book 2016
  • Visitor's book 2014
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Visit the beautiful New Forest and Hampshire countryside.
Short stays of 3 or 4 days available out of high season