About Cottage

One of the best places we have stayed – wonderful

Riverside Cottage is a beautiful detached, thatched period property with a wealth of charm and character.

There is a large private garden, and opportunity to rent the swimming pool lodge area as part of your stay BBQ and children’s play area. It is the best place we know to really switch off and leave the world behind. Riverside Cottage in Hampshire is a home away from home and we’d love to welcome you and your family and friends.

It has been refurbished to make the most of its light and space, without detracting from its original features like the characterful thatched roof and stone floors. We’ve made a few new additions with an outside breakfast terrace and expansion of the swimming pool area overlooking the lavender. There are four double bedrooms so the cottage can comfortably sleep 8, but if you need it, there’s always the ground floor study bedroom with its unique three aspects of the garden.

Pet Friendly
Child Friendly


  • Sleeps 10 in 5 Bedrooms (one being a study bedroom downstairs)
  • 4 x Double Bedrooms, 1 x Twin Room, 2 x en suite, 1 x Shower Room, 1 x Downstairs WC
  • 3 Shower/Bathrooms
  • 2 x Conservatories
  • Wood Burning Fires
  • Modern Kitchen
  • Wood Beamed Sitting Room
  • Stone Floors
  • Private Garden
  • Snug room


  • New modern Kitchen
  • Traditional AGA
  • Oven/Hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge and Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Stone Floors
  • Kitchen/Conservatory comfortable seating
  • Long conservatory and dining room
  • 3 aspects of garden


  • 1 x Master Bedroom. 1 x double bed 1 x en suite, dressing room, chest of drawers and wardrobe
  • 1 x Double Bedroom 1 x double bed, walk in cupboard and shower room
  • 1 x Double Bedroom, 1 x double bed, chest of drawers, 2 x bedside tables, door adjoining
  • 1 x Twin Bedroom with 2 x 3ft beds and en suite bathroom chest of drawers
  • 1 x downstairs Study/Bedroom with 3 aspects of the garden

Sitting Room / Snug Room

  • 2 rooms with joining door
  • Exposed Wood Beam Ceiling
  • Comfortable Seating
  • Open fire
  • Further TV sofa
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Wi-Fi
  • Board Games


  • Sleeps 2
  • WC


as part of Riverside Cottage rental you might like

  • additional beds in the Lodge
  • a fun space in our garden Yurt ( when it is up)
  • exercise or creativity in our garden room by the River Dever

The three shower/bathrooms and downstairs toilet mean there’s no queuing up in the mornings, while the two modern conservatories are roomy enough if you’re planning a family gathering. In the winter, one of our favourite things is getting cosy next to one of the wood burning fires with a good book or a magazine.

Our cottage offers the best kind of flexibility/there is no formal check in day or departure, simply tell us your needs and we will try to accommodate them. The cottage is self-catering but if you would like any combination of catering we can help. We can offer a full time chef if you need it or frozen meals to be left for your arrival or indeed just a breakfast box with newspapers for your first morning or indeed every morning or if you’d like us to help you plan a summer BBQ, cocktail party or special occasion simply ask. However there is an impressive kitchen at the heart of the property with a traditional AGA, as well as a conventional oven and hob and is ideal for entertaining. The kitchen opens out on to a garden facing conservatory that has wonderful views of the surrounding grounds.

There is a large garden with children’s play area; various terrace with comfy garden furniture. A swimming pool which is protected by an electronic safety cover making is safe for children. (The pool in situated in a partly walled kitchen garden away from house, and may be shared with other Riverside accommodation).

The cottage has no shortage of traditional charm with original wood beams, comfy beds (with gorgeous bed linen and towels), unique furniture and cosy wood burners and open fire place to relax by and unwind after a long country walk. The cottage is a delightful example of a truly blissful country retreat with its thatched roof, cosy but spacious interior and wonderfully manicured gardens. It provides a feeling of tranquility and seclusion as soon as you enter its driveway with everything a country goer may want and yet within walking distance of the little village of Barton Stacey with a pub, church and village shop. It is also within easy reach of the historic City of Winchester with its excellent shopping and restaurants.

The cottage was once separate farmers’ cottages which were converted into one property, it has all the unique touches of each cottage including 3 separate staircases and hidden gems you will need to discover for yourself! Although Riverside Cottage is set beside a river the 5 acre garden is fully fenced and gated to ensure everyone’s safety. Riverside Cottage featured in The Sunday Times’ 25 great British holiday rentals’ and guests return year after year.

The River Dever is at the front of the house, on the other side of a little country lane and gated. Casual fishing is available, please ask for details. There are plenty of fishing opportunities round and about, like Dever Springs in Barton Stacey village.