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“Beautiful and lovely”
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Rear south facing garden with beautiful views Front room with log burning stove
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20 reviews
Rear view of cottage
Rear south facing garden with beautiful views
Front room with log burning stove
Front room with log burning stove
Green Man stained glass window in front door
Lovely and sunny back bedroom
Back bedroom with lovely views
Back bedroom with lovely views
Bathroom
Bathroom with views over the fields
Over bath shower
Kitchen
Steep stairs. Be careful.
Door from kitchen to covered outdoor eating area
Side bedroom
Side bedroom with views over fields
Sunny dining room with door to garden
Sitting room with log burning stove
Sunny dining and sitting room
Front bedroom with king size iron bed
Side kitchen
Snug for watching TV
Snug for watching TV
View from back garden
Parking and gate at front of cottage
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Alresford, Hampshire, England

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Excellent - based on 20 reviews
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Gorka N
1 review
“Beautiful and lovely”
Reviewed 1 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We had a great time in Miles & Caroline cottage. The place is amazing and the attention to detail they have is astounding. They are very nice and caring hosts, and the neighbors, very helpful ;). Surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. Moreover, the nearby pub has great food! We will repeat for sure.

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Oct 2015
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are so pleased you and your family had a relaxing & cosy (once you got the fires lit) holiday at the Cycle Sanctuary and loved our cycling theme. Please come back and stay again. Such a pleasure to have you & your family to stay and enjoy our beautiful countryside and the fantastic "Milburys" Pub.
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Judith B
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely characterful cottage”
Reviewed 26 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Pretty cottage with a cycling theme! Lots of rooms to relax in and lovely bedrooms.
Nice covered outdoor space and good-sized garden.
South Downs way just up the road along with a pub.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Sep 2015
Very pleased you had a lovely time staying at the Cycle Sanctuary. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate it and know that other people looking for the right accommodation appreciate it too.
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Ian P
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“charming country cottage”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had an excellent bank holiday weekend stay at the cycle sanctuary. The cottage was beautifully presented and had all the amenities we could have wanted. The cycling memorabilia was charming and made the place feel incredibly homely. Excellent instructions and information about the cottage and local area were dotted around the place and the owner was incredibly helpful and always very quick to respond with any queries we had. Although the weather was terrible, we still managed to sit outside and barbeque thanks to the superb terrace and awning in the garden. Plus, we were able to take advantage of the fire in the sitting room, which we didn’t expect to do in August. Good location, isolated, but walking distance to the local pub, and a short drive away from a number of other excellent pubs. Would certainly come back if we make another trip to the area.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Sep 2015
Good to know the Cycle Sanctuary lived up to its name on a wet and windy August Bank Holiday and you had a lovely time. Lighting the fire in August, whatever next? Barbecuing in December perhaps? Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it.
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nicberlin...
Berlin, Germany
1 review
“Best cottage in the world”
Reviewed 9 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Our party of three adults and three small children stayed here for three nights. My 5-year-old daughter described this as the best cottage in the world, and I can't think of any reason to disagree. Am amazingly charming cottage with fascinating cycling bits and bobs everywhere. The owner was very friendly and contacted us about the stay beforehand about any special needs to ensure everything went well. The helpful notes in the cottage were perfect so we mastered the immersion heater with no problem for warm showers and quickly got the fires going and were all snug.The luxury of having two lounges with fires meant there was sometimes one for me and my book, and one for everyone else! Amazingly comfortable beds and everything you could possibly need except ... here it comes, Miles, the only improvement I could possibly think of to suggest .... a hair dryer .. or did we just not find it?

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Liked best: Cosy and warm lounge with fire
Liked least: Too far away from my home to go again soon
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
10 Aug 2015
. . . a hair dryer . . . no it wasn't under the bed :-) Now why didn't I think of that? Perhaps because I'm folically challenged. But Caroline has lovely hair and uses a hairdryer . . . Anyway, we've got one now & it's ready and waiting for your return :-) "The best cottage in the world" . . . we love your daughter . . . so sweet and lovely. Thank you so much for writing a review. It's very kind of you and much appreciated by us and fellow travelers. Thank you for coming to stay. We are delighted you had a lovely holiday. Big smiles all round.
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Nikleglas...
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
“A beautifully presented, idillic country retreat.”
Reviewed 20 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

After a few communication issues prior to our arrival, which meant we only received the property details on our day of arrival, we had a wonderful 4 days at the cycle sanctuary. The house is beautifully presented, with all the home comforts needed for an easy stay. There are lots of lovely extra touches which just added to the lovely feel of the house. The property was immaculate with plenty of extra linen and towels.

There were lots of helpful instructions left for us by the owner to explain about the quirky runnings of the old cottage. A guide of the local area would be useful and I understand this is a work in progress!

We stayed with our toddler and other family memebers and whilst the property is on lots of different levels this did not pose any issues and our son loved the lovely garden and the neighbouring sheep!

We shall definatly be returning to this wonderful house and beautiful countryside!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jul 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We really do appreciate it. Helpful to us and other guests thinking of staying at the Cycle Sanctuary. My apologies again for our rubbish comms at the start :-( Lessons learnt and mistakes not to be repeated :-) Very very pleased you had a lovely holiday, the surrounding area really is very beautiful, and that you'd like to come back and stay. There'll be a bottle of wine and chocolates waiting for you :-) Have a great summer and thank you again. Miles & Caroline
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