Recently renovated four room apartment on the top floor of a beautiful 18th century mansion with stunning views down to the River Meon. The house has a fully researched and interesting history. Six acres of garden including restored walled garden.
Self-contained comfy apartment comprising a bedroom (double bed), bathroom (shower only), sitting room and separate kitchen on the top floor of the house. The kitchen is well equipped for its size and includes electric cooker, fridge, microwave and half-size dishwasher.
The sitting room has a TV with integrated DVD player and bluetooth connectivity so you can play your own music from your smartphone or tablet.
Bathrobes are available on request. We provide toiletry essentials for the bathroom.
Access is through the main house, which is our home. There is no outside space specifically for the apartment but access to the house gardens is usually available on request. The house drive is accessed through electric gates and we lend guests a remote control for access.
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Matthew and Georgy will be in the house and are happy to answer questions and to make suggestions about local amenities. We will respect your privacy if you want a quiet stay.
The 19 steps up to the top floor are steeper and narrower than the main staircase from ground to first floor so a little agility is required! Because the house is a listed historic building we have not been able to install a lift and the apartment is not therefore suitable for those with impaired mobility.
We provide breakfast ingredients (muesli, eggs, bread, butter and jam, OJ, milk, sugar, tea and coffee) and guests are therefore able to enjoy breakfast in the apartment at their leisure.
We require at least 24 hours notice of a booking request, please.
No smoking please.
We regret that we cannot accommodate pets as we have a dog and two cats in the main house.
The apartment accommodates two adults very comfortably but is not suitable for children or additional guests.
While we are lawyers running a small consulting business, a major occupation has been the renovation of this wonderful Georgian house over the past 10 years. Generally a labour of love but there have been moments ... Thankfully renovations are now finished and we can share the apartment accommodation with you.
We both love to cook - Georgy as a longtime vegetarian while Matthew achieved his Cordon Bleu Diploma in the US. We now enjoy finding new recipes for the vegetables grown in our much loved restored walled garden where we love to relax at the end of the day. We've even been known to dance with friends outside the summerhouse to Buena Vista Social Club but we promise not to embarrass guests!
We're keen travellers and in recent years have particularly enjoyed Laos, Cuba, Burma and Guatemala. So far we haven't stayed AirBnB but that will no doubt change now that we've become hosts. Travelling is also the time that we manage to read, another passion - both of us enjoy novels while Matthew also loves modern and ancient history and Georgy trying to get her own mind round popular neuropsychology books.
We also love music - predominantly classical (chamber music and orchestral for both of us, opera and choral for Matthew) though Georgy likes to exercise to some trance / electronica, when Matthew tries not to be in the house.
We have a super friendly cocker spaniel who may be the sloppiest dog in the world, and two elderly lady cats, most genteel except in their dealings with the dog. A lot of our exercise comes from walking the dog in the beautiful countryside around our home which Georgy also enjoys while running. We love to garden when at home and also scuba diving when abroad somewhere a little warmer.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Droxford home and hope to see you there soon.