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Rays Farm Cottage

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7 Nights  

  • £700
    All year

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Short Breaks From

  • £100 p/night
    (4 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    4 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Rays Farm Cottage

Rays Farm Cottage is the perfect country idyll. Softly weathered red brick walls are adorned with climbing roses - there is even a white picket gate. Gardens lead into the fields and woodland of the South Downs National Park - you will fall in love before you even reach the front door! Step across the threshold and the love affair continues as you are embraced in a sense of warmth and welcome that only exists in homes which have happily hosted guests for centuries. The cottage is on a quiet lane in the peaceful village of Upham, within walking distance of the Brushmakers Arms pub. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms so it is ideal for couples or small families, especially with the delights of Winchester being a mere 20 minute drive away.

Upham is a pretty village with a small, friendly community. It is popular with visitors not only for its two pubs and picturesque location but also because of the footpaths, bridleways and country lanes that offer miles of beautiful scenery. The long-distance South Downs Way is less than ten minutes from the cottage and is especially popular with walkers and cyclists because even covering a short stretch of the 100-mile trail is a treat. Even closer to the cottage is the Pilgrims Way footpath that runs between Winchester and Canterbury.

Winchester is one of Britain's most ancient cities, crowned with a stunning cathedral that has stood proudly for more than 1,000 years at the heart of city life and boasts the longest medieval nave in Britain. The city was the seat of the kings of Wessex and Winchester and, although the castle built by William the Conqueror no longer stands, you can still see the Great Hall that houses a magnificent round table commissioned by Henry VIII in the style of King Arthur's legendary table. Winchester is both ancient and modern, with its cathedral and college happily sitting next to a thriving farmers' market and independent shops, theatres and entertainment, and a wealth of fantastic places to eat and drink.

Rays Farm Cottage is the ideal holiday destination whether you are escaping for a romantic weekend or staying for longer. Within half an hour you can reach popular attractions that include Marwell Wildlife Park, the Royal Armouries Museum, historic Portsmouth docks, the ruins of Bishops Waltham Palace, Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World, and the Blue Reef Aquarium. There are miles of footpaths offering beautiful walks at any time of the year and with the comfort of the cottage waiting to greet you at the end of a fun-packed day, your holiday will be complete.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Anita Parratt joined Independent Cottages in November 2018

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (The South Downs)

Accommodation Comprises:

Rays Farm Cottage started life in the 1600s as part of a farmhouse and retains original features like oak beams and varied ceiling heights. The bedrooms, kitchen and living room overlook the pretty cottage garden and the charming village green.


  • Entry is through a small hallway which opens into a charming sitting room furnished with comfortable seating for four guests. Although the open fire has now been replaced with a decorative electric version, the original brick and oak mantle remains. The room also has a TV with a DVD player.
  • Kitchen/diner at the rear of the cottage with a door that leads into the garden. A modern oven sits neatly where the farmhouse's fireplace and ovens would have been, and the kitchen is well equipped with utensils, pots, pans, crockery and cutlery for easy self-catering. There is lots of cupboard space for storing your shopping, and the kitchen also has a washing machine for guests to use.


  • Master bedroom with a double bed and a lovely decorative fireplace. There is ample storage in both bedrooms so that you can unpack and feel right at home.
  • Second bedroom which is a lovely twin room with two standard-sized single beds. The fresh white decor that is throughout the cottage continues into this room, making it appropriate for children, teenagers or adults to use.
  • Family bathroom has a walk-in power shower, WC and handbasin.

Outside: The cottage's garden is a mix of lawn and mature flowering shrubs and climbing plants. It is level, so ideal for playing, and there is a garden bench so guests can sit and enjoy the sunshine. There is off-street parking for several cars.

Additional Information: Rays Farm Cottage has central heating throughout, and all utilities, sheets and towels are included with the hire. Short breaks are possible all year round, with the minimum stay of three nights. Payments for bookings are taken via bank transfer or cheque if preferred. A travel cot, highchair and baby bath are available if required.

Prices: Bookings are charged at a flat rate of £100 per night throughout the year. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

Rays Farm Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £700
To £700
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1489 860541 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Anita Parratt
Member Since November 2018

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Rays Farm Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 26th June 2024
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