Read some of our 219 reviews!  

“I’m extremely grateful for the time taken by our previous guests, many of whom are returning, for posting these reviews, both here and transferred over from other booking sites.

We are red cheek rosy when we get a good one, but always welcome ideas on how we can improve the holidays of future visitors!”

Excellent well equipped property. Jo is a great host. Chris ~ April… Read more “Excellent well equipped property”

A lovely house, decorated for Christmas ☺️ Great size and well stocked, Jo supplied a cot bed and baby bath for our friends staying in the annex. It was a really lovely weekend in a great house. Graham – December… Read more “A lovely house, decorated for Christmas *****”

Relaxing holiday home for large family gathering. Lovely gardens to sit out and relax while watching children play. Sharon – June… Read more “Relaxing holiday home for large family gathering..”

Brilliant stay at this lovely house “Really beautiful house with stunning views – it had everything we needed to make our 4 day stay relaxing. We had a lovely time celebrating an 80th birthday (little welcome pack was provided on… Read more “Brilliant stay at this lovely house”

Quintessential English country house. A magnificent venue for a family get together. Fantastic BBQ, great garden to explore and play in, quality furnishings, extensive amenities including extras like kids toys. Strongly recommended! Gareth ~ June… Read more “Quintessential English country house”

Three generations of our family met for birthday celebrations. The house and garden was perfect! Plenty of space for us all in beautiful surroundings. It is a real ‘home from home’, and that is reflected in the fact that we… Read more “3 Generations under 1 roof”

Great place to stay, lovely house and gardens for a relaxing holiday Andrea ~ Oct… Read more “Great place to stay, lovely house and gardens for a relaxing holiday”

Thank you for a fantastic stay – the welcome birthday banner and Prosecco was a lovely touch. The house is extremely well equipped, spacious and comfortable. The location is ideal for pub walks and exploring the countryside. We will definitely… Read more “The location is ideal for pub walks & exploring the countryside”

This was the perfect house for us to get together as an extended multigenerational family (7 adults & 2 young children) to celebrate my birthday. The house and garden are lovely with lots of space for everyone and catered for… Read more “Would definitely recommend and would love to go back!”

Beautiful house in a great location. Perfect base to explore the South Downs and all that Hampshire has to offer. Dan ~ Oct… Read more “Perfect base to explore the South Downs & all that Hampshire has to offer.”

“Lovely spacious house, Annex is a great space, would happily stay again if in the area.  Great communication and felt very welcomed” Josh.  January… Read more ““Felt very welcomed””

This is a lovely property in a great part of the country. Its location means local sights are very accessible and we managed day trips to the isle of wight, marwell zoo and plenty more. The house is amazing with… Read more “This is a lovely property in a great part of the country”

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“Three generations on a family holiday and our second stay at The Crest. The house had everything we could have needed or wanted with plenty of space to spread out. It really is a home from home – just feels… Read more “A very well equipped house with plenty of space”

Lovely house, very clean on arrival and great communication from host. Emily – December… Read more “Lovely house, very clean on arrival and great communication from host.”

Lovely house with a really good sized enclosed garden which is perfect for young children. Lovely views too. The annex was perfect for the grandparents and the games room/gym upstairs is great. Good location to get to lots of main… Read more “Great house for a family getaway”

“Jo is a lovely host, who was available for support during our stay. This house has a nice character with plenty of space and lovely garden with BBQ. It is set in a remote part of the South Downs national… Read more “This house has a nice character with plenty of space & lovely garden”

Well equipped family home. Great for family gatherings. Just off the main Droxford road, with nearby walks and nice local pub. Kate – February… Read more “Well equipped family home”

“Jo has a great house in the South Downs. It’s an incredible, clean Airbnb house, with amazing facilities, especially for children. The garden is beautiful and house is lovely throughout. We appreciated the quick communication from Jo and her answering… Read more “Incredible, clean Airbnb house, with amazing facilities”

We had a wonderful post Christmas celebration with family at this beautiful home. The house was extremely cosy, beautifully decorated and very well equipped. We could not have asked for more. Holly – December… Read more “Beautifully decorated and very well equipped”

We are an extended family of 6 adults (2 being grandparents) 3 children aged 2, 3 and 5 and 1 dog. I think that The Crest must have been specifically designed for us. The garden is of a good size,… Read more “Perfect, just Perfect!”

We stayed at The Crest completely last minute and we are so happy we did! The house itself is so lovely, obviously well cared for and with every amenity you could imagine! It’s such a breath of fresh air to… Read more “Well cared for and with every amenity you could imagine”

Amazing house with lovely gardens in a beautiful setting. Everything you could possibly need for your stay is to hand. I would definitely recommend this stay Mark – Nov… Read more “Amazing house with lovely gardens in a beautiful setting”

“We had such a lovely stay at Jo’s place. There were nine of us (three couples and three singles) and the space was brilliant. The kitchen was incredibly well kitted out, the heating worked perfectly (important when it’s freezing outside!),… Read more “The house just ‘felt’ so welcoming”

This is a lovely house, equipped to a high standard. It’s great to have a living room that accommodates everyone. Perfect for a weekend getaway, highly recommended.   Tim – Feb… Read more “Perfect for a weekend getaway”

We stayed at The Crest for a 60th birthday celebration weekend. The house was perfect, it had everything you could need. It’s in a great position to visit local attractions too. My daughter really enjoyed playing with the dolls house… Read more “Fantastic holiday home”

We wanted to thank you for the use of your lovely house for our get together. We loved the house, the quality of the items for our use and the facilities at our disposal. The house was spotless when we… Read more “Exceptional holiday home”

Just had a lovely weekend with family….the lounge was the perfect place to reminisce over old photos. Great accommodation.   —-March… Read more “Great Accommodation”

The house and annex were perfect for a group of friends and one small baby – a short walk from the village, with a lovely local pub, as well as close to longer countryside footpaths for the keen walkers! The… Read more “A short walk from the village, with a lovely local pub”

“Our two families have holidayed together for years and this is one of the best houses we’ve stayed in.  Love the quality of the beds and furniture, beautiful well kept home.  Thank-you for making us so welcome, we hope to… Read more “One of the Best Houses We’ve Stayed In!”

Vanessa Oct 2016: Brilliant weekend in a lovely house. Loved the gardens, views and vegetable… Read more “Brilliant Weekend!”

“A beautiful home which was perfect for our family weekend” – Holly January… Read more ““A beautiful home which was perfect for our family weekend””

My family and I stayed at the Crest during a holiday in Hampshire. The home was gorgeous, and our children loved the yard, swing, and playhouse. The home is close to a nice village, and convenient to a number of… Read more “The home was gorgeous, and our children loved the yard, swing, and playhouse.”

Everything about this house was Perfect! We stayed here at the end of Feb 2017. The communication with the owner was fantastic throughout the process, and extremely helpful. The house was perfect. The Welcome Basket on our arrival was a… Read more “Everything about this house was Perfect!”

To date this is the most comfortable and beautiful home we have ever stayed. All the comforts of home with gorgeous countryside local towns pubs nearby. Driving easy on country roads, truly an English countryside experience! Jo was easy to… Read more “Gorgeous English Countryside Manor House 5 Stars!!”

Absolutely top class stay. Three generations (8 of us in total) had a wonderful long weekend. Fantastic property with loads of space, top quality furnishings, gym area, sizeable gardens and great location. Excellent contact from the owner at all times… Read more “Absolutely top class stay!”

“We loved the location, easy access to Winchester, Southampton and the beautiful south coast. The house has lots of room, it really didn’t feel like there was 6 adults and 4 children in the house.  All the children loved the… Read more “We loved the location, easy access to Winchester, Southampton & the beautiful south coast.”

We had a fabulous time at the Crest the weekend before Christmas having had to cancel the year before because of Covid restrictions. Three generations of 6 adults and 3 children aged 5, 7 & 10 years celebrating together again.… Read more “Perfect accommodation comfortable, spacious and extremely well equipped”

Really great and comfortable place. Beautiful and well furnished. Lovely countryside nearby too. Nick – Nov… Read more “Really great & comfortable place, beautiful & well furnished. Lovely countryside nearby too”

Love this property, we always have a great break here. It is clean and well equipped. Highly… Read more “Love this property, we always have a great break”

5 Stars! We really enjoyed are stay at the Crest. Great house and location. Karl ~ March… Read more “Great house and location.”

We’ve had a wonderful 3 nights in Droxford. The Crest has everything you could wish for….it’s light and airy ….offers comfortable living space and good sized bedroom. We enjoyed a meal at the village pub and had tea at the… Read more “The Crest has everything you could wish for”

Visiting for a family wedding and Birthday party. The house is beautiful, so well stocked, extremely comfortable, perfect for a family get together. Thank you👌😄 Maureen – February… Read more “Extremely comfortable, perfect for a family get together”

“Beautiful house and rural location. Jo was the best host and was on hand if needed. We loved it so much we’ve booked another week.” Matt (November 2017)… Read more “We loved it so much we’ve booked another week!”

Great house, great location, great service from Joanne! David – Feb… Read more “We loved it 5 Stars *****”

Character property with all the modern conveniences one could need. Very attentive and helpful host. Great base to explore The New Forest, The South Downs and coastal areas such as Portsmouth and Southampton. Thanks for the recommendations in your guide.… Read more “The Crest is lovely – lots of character with all the modern conveniences”

The Crest is a beautiful place, spacious enough for 6 adults and 2 kids. It had everything we needed and Jo made us feel at home with milk in the fridge already and a welcome basket. She had even hung… Read more “We would certainly recommend and would love to go back!”

We could tell from photos that The Crest was going to be lovely, but photos don’t really do it justice. We arrived at nearly midnight on the first day, and the house was pure comfort and magic. Warm, spotless, so… Read more “The photos don’t do it justice!”

Was like a home from home. Already booked to come back in March… Read more “Was like a home from home!”

The Crest is a spacious, comfortable house with a large garden suitable for family get togethers. It is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you might need from tin openers to toys. We had a lovely three generation break and… Read more “Would definitely stay again”

***** “A beautiful and welcoming home which was well equipped and certainly met all our needs.  Would highly recommend” Michael & Family August 2018… Read more “A beautiful and welcoming home”

Great house for getting together in a bigger group. Good quality fixtures, fittings and equipment. Everything you need. The gift communicated well before arrival so check in was easy. John – March… Read more “Great house for getting together in a bigger group”

Many thanks for having us at your amazing cottage. We all had a great time. Also many thanks for the speedy communications and excellent support. Much appreciated. –March… Read more “Amazing Cottage”

Cate August 2017: A very well equipped house that catered for 3 generations and our dog. Grandparents with disability stayed comfortably in the annex. The garden is enchanting and the house has a good… Read more “The garden is enchanting & the house has a good layout”

“Jo has a great house in the South Downs. It’s an incredible, clean Airbnb house, with amazing facilities, especially for children. The garden is beautiful and house is lovely throughout. We appreciated the quick communication from Jo and her answering… Read more “A Great House in the South Downs”

***** A very comfortable and spacious country house and annexe, offering ideal accommodation for children and adults and also very dog friendly. Jo provides excellent notes and advice on the area and local amenities with lots of ideas of things… Read more “Truly a home from home”

“Everything you’ll need and more, amazing location and perfect example and location for the English to visit and to show the UK off for the beautiful country it is. Would certainly go back. Thank you” James Sept… Read more “Amazing!”

Over the last 13 years we have had many holidays with friends, sharing various houses all across the south of England. The Crest is without doubt one of the best places we have ever stayed. The house is really beautiful… Read more “The Crest is without doubt one of the best places we have ever stayed”

The Crest is a fabulous destination for families. We really couldn’t have asked for more. There’s plenty of space and yet it feels very cosy and homely without being cluttered which makes for a relaxing stay. Kitchen is well equipped… Read more “Fabulous destination for families”

Beautiful property set in a lovely location with good views just on the edge of the village . You don’t need to go too far to enjoy lovely country walks. Road into the village can be dangerous at night as… Read more “Lovely 5 bedroom house!”

“The Crest is a fabulous destination for families. We really couldn’t have asked for more. There’s plenty of space and yet it feels very cosy and homely without being cluttered which makes for a relaxing stay. Kitchen is well equipped… Read more “The Crest is a fabulous destination for families”

Every two years we have a ‘big house weekend’ with friends, normally exploring a new place each time. But we stayed at The Crest in 2017 and returned in 2019 because we loved it so much. The house is so… Read more “Things just work – no faffing about, you can just start enjoying your break as soon you arrive!”

Loved this house, everything you could… Read more “Lovely large property and gardens”

We had a lovely stay here. A really great set-up all round; the garden was perfect for the kids inc toys and games to play with, and lots of space and different rooms in the house as well. All the… Read more “A really great set-up all round”

The Crest!! What a beautiful home and gardens we had the pleasure of staying at summer 2019. My husband and I with our 3 sons and their families came from the USA to England for a family wedding. We all… Read more “The Crest!! What a beautiful home and gardens”

Great host and a wonderful property. loved the garden and our 18 month had the time of her life with all the garden toys! thank you Jo. Vicki – July… Read more “Our 18 month had the time of her life with all the garden toys”

We had an enjoyable weekend away at this gorgeous house despite the wet weather. Great size house that manages to keep a cozy feel to it. We managed three enjoyable meals at to local pub, that was for once, the… Read more “Would not hesitate to go back *****”

“A beautiful and welcoming home in the country. Nice and removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, but within striking distance of many places to explore (i.e. 20-30 mins from Winchester or Portsmouth). Well appointed home with lovely… Read more “A beautiful and welcoming home in the country”

“Perfect, Ideal, Spacious.  Loved the house. 6 adults and each had their own bed. Coffee in the garden & BBQ on the patio. Dinner at Bakers Arms just a short block from the house. Droxford is a great little village and… Read more “Perfect, Ideal, Spacious”

We stayed over Christmas 2021 and had a lovely time. There was a lot of space and the facilities were great. We did a lot of cooking for 10 of us and we had all we needed. Jo was a… Read more “Highly recommended”

The communication between the owner and us was fantastic, she was always very quick to get back to me if needed. The house was stunning, very clean, very spacious and the perfect amount of room for all 9 of us.… Read more “The house was stunning, very clean & very spacious”

Fabulous weekend! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We had a wonderful weekend with 3 generations celebrating 2 birthdays. Accommodation was wonderful – had everything we needed and so spacious. The kids loved the big garden and the Wii, great to… Read more “Fabulous weekend!”

Great house. For 6 of us we found it very spacious and comfortable. We were a little disappointed that we couldn’t walk into the village for an evening meal, the main road was just too busy and there was no… Read more “Great House!”

We were very impressed by the beautiful location and property, and the high standard and comfortable furnishings. The stay was for my birthday/Christmas celebrations with my family and it felt like a home from home. My baby slept well, as… Read more “We were very impressed by the beautiful location and property”

Everything was great. House, location, and service, was excellent. I would come back and I recommend this property very highly. Edward – November… Read more “Perfect in every way”

Nice setting, beautiful garden, breathtaking views, nice cosy location. The bedroom was very comfy and airy. Got a 2 minute walk to the village and shop. I enjoyed my stay here 🙂 There were plenty of decent games and books… Read more “Nice setting, beautiful garden, breathtaking views, nice cosy location.”

House was beautiful, stocked with everything you need. The garden was lovely the kids loved it. Jo was very helpful always comes back promptly with responses. I would definitely go there again. Angela – April… Read more “House was beautiful, stocked with everything you need.”

A beautiful family home with very good facilities. Comfortable and cosy with plenty of room. Also ideal for our group of friends who needed individual bedrooms. Hoping to meet there again next year. Sue ~ Nov… Read more “A beautiful family home”

“We had an absolutely fabulous time! Thank you ever so much for the wonderful welcome hamper and note, it was a great start to our weekend. The house was amazing, just perfect for all of us, giving each of us the space… Read more “We had an absolutely fabulous time!”

A wonderful Airbnb, exactly as described. House is absolutely lovely, garden is beautiful and my son loved running around and playing in it. House was spotless and generous toiletries and gifts were left for us. I highly recommend this place… Read more “Highly recommended for an excellent getaway”

***** Have visited several times with my family for a great holiday along the south coast. We basically all think its perfect. Plenty of space for our young children, so relaxing “back at base” was as fun as exploring the… Read more “We basically all think its perfect!”

We stayed at the house for a weekend and would have loved to stay longer! We visited as a group of friends with children aged from 5 months to 6 years and it really did have everything we needed and… Read more “Wonderful house with everything we could possibly need and really helpful owner”

The Crest was the perfect place for our long overdue family reunion. The house is beautiful with everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable. Although we had planned a few day trips, we ended up spending most… Read more “My son is already asking when we are going back!”

21st Sept “Had a fabulous stay, beautiful home and lucky enough to have perfect weather. Thank you so much for the welcome basket, very thoughtful. We highly recommend and hope to return one… Read more “Fabulous Stay Beautiful Home”

“Great place with a beautiful garden. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, thanks Jo and co.” Helen – March… Read more “Great place with a beautiful garden”

A fabulous house in a pretty location. The garden is a lovely spot and spacious. The house was clean and well stocked with what you needed. Every room was great and felt spacious. The annex is like having another house… Read more “Every room was great and felt spacious”

What a beautiful house! We stayed here for a week, with friends, and just loved the experience. Large common rooms where to spend pleasant moments, but also different spaces where it is possible to be quiet. There is even an… Read more “Seemed to go out of their way to think of everything”

We’ve just come back from a long weekend at The Crest.  The house is very comfortable and the welcome basket was thoughtful and much appreciated.  The garden is beautiful and we were lucky to have sunny days where we were… Read more “A lovely few days at The Crest”

A stay at The Crest will make any occasion extra special as the property has everything you will possibly need-from ease of booking, communication with the host to comfort, space and cleanliness throughout. I would thoroughly recommend this property. Mary… Read more “A stay at The Crest will make any occasion extra special!”

We had a big family get together at Droxford over a long weekend and had a fabulous time. The house is beautiful with everything you could possible want or need. We had eight adults and three children ranging from under… Read more “The house is beautiful with everything you could possible want or need.”

Lovely place ideal for 6 adults, 2 toddlers and a dog! Plenty of room for us all and the garden is great! Laura ~ June… Read more “”

Super location – helpful host. We had a lovely weekend even though it was really cold outside Sharon ~ Dec… Read more “Super location – helpful host”

“A beautiful house with everything you need to relax and unwind. Perfect for children and great location.” Evan – March… Read more “Beautiful house, everything you need to relax & unwind. Perfect for children and great location”

“We celebrated a family birthday over a weekend at this property and loved it. It was very clean, spacious and had all of the amenities you needed. There were also some added extras (welcome hamper, card, birthday sign), which were… Read more “Very clean, spacious and had all of the amenities you needed”

What can I say the house was everything we could of wanted, perfect for the family gatherings we had planned with our visiting family from New Zealand. The kitchen had everything we needed for preparing all the feasts. The garden… Read more “What can I say the house was everything we could of wanted”

“Amazing Host. Quick to respond, amazing property and outstanding value for money. Highly recommend” — Philip Sept… Read more “Amazing Property”

6 of us gathered at Jo’s beautiful house for a University reunion. The house is very spacious and was perfect for our needs. The kitchen is very well equipped so we were able to cook. There are great walks from… Read more “Great walks from the house”

Beautiful spacious house and garden with all the facilities you could possibly need. Very clean and well looked after. Great communication with host and very detailed pre-arrival information. Would love to return in the future. June… Read more “Beautiful spacious house and garden with all the facilities you could possibly need”

Excellent family celebration..very spacious and accommodated… Read more “10/10”

“First class accommodation. Gorgeous house. Great hosts. Highly recommended. We had an amazing stay and will be back for sure *****” Sam Nov… Read more “First class accommodation *****”

***** Wonderful midweek stay at the Crest with 3 generations of our family celebrating my 70th birthday. Lots of things to do and we would like to have extended our stay. Close to Paultons Park,Winchester and Portsmouth where we had… Read more “”

“It’s a beautiful spacious but homely home perfect for our 3 families getting away for my mums 70th. The garden was a great adventure for the 3 kiddies. Amazing Wittering beach 40 mins drive way or the stunning Forest of… Read more “Beautiful Spacious Homely home”

We had a great stay at Jo’s house. The weather conditions allowed us to test both the indoors space and the garden. The house is very cozy and has all the amenities needed to enjoy time spent indoors; and we… Read more “The location and surroundings are wonderful”

The house was large, well appointed, with plenty of room to spread out. The nearby Baker’s Arm Pub had excellent food. A convenience store and fuel station was right around the block, easy walking distance. William ~ Sept… Read more “Well appointed, with plenty of room to spread out”

5 stars all round for The Crest. The house is fantastic and perfect for a gathering. Great space both inside and outside the house with everything you’ll ever need. Jo was amazing and accommodating. The local area is also lovely.… Read more “5 stars all round for The Crest”

Great location and beautiful house. Really comfy, clean and had everything you could need. Zoe – Feb… Read more “Holiday house with great location”

“We had a lovely weekend staying at Joanne’s beautiful home! Spotlessly clean with a great garden for the kids to play in and lots of thoughtful touches. Will definitely be back if we are in the area again!” – Tom… Read more “Great garden & lots of thoughtful touches”

“We had a great stay at Jo’s place in Droxford. The house is lovely and very well equipped, and Jo is a fantastic host.”   Dan Sept… Read more “The House is lovely & very well Equipped”

The Crest was the perfect choice for our family long weekend break! Plenty to do in the area for old and young alike and the house more than met our needs as a family. Wouldn’t hesitate to return! Nicola –… Read more “Wouldn’t hesitate to return!”

Our family of 4 (plus dog) had an amazing stay at The Crest. The house and garden are gorgeous, and interior decor was modern and homely at the same time – it really felt like a ‘home away from home’… Read more “There is a rigorous cleaning policy in place which made us feel very secure”

Great place to stay with family and young children. Jo was great with their communication and instructions for the place. Beautiful garden and has everything that you need to feel like a home away from home. Highly recommended. Thank you… Read more “Great place to stay with family and young children”

Three generations of the family stayed for a long weekend at this wonderful property which is well equipped for visitors of all ages. Jo & Lynne were so helpful from the reservation process right through to the security deposit refund,… Read more “Three generations of the family stayed for a long weekend”

“We had such a lovely stay at Jo’s place. There were nine of us (three couples and three singles) and the space was brilliant. The kitchen was incredibly well kitted out, the heating worked perfectly (important when it’s freezing outside!),… Read more “9 of us and the space was brilliant!”

Lovely relaxing home with enough to do even in… Read more “Lovely relaxing home with enough to do even in November”

“Fantastic house, exceptionally well prepared and clean. Such a lovely welcome basket too and we really appreciated the Happy Birthday signs – so thoughtful. I would highly recommend this property to any large group or family wanting to spend time… Read more “Fabulous house and location for a family celebration”

We had an absolutely fantastic time at the Crest, the house has everything you need and is in a lovely location. The house was spotless, which in the current climate gives you a lot of comfort! We spent a lot… Read more “Everything you need and in a lovely location”

We had a WONDERFUL stay here. It is peaceful location and a very well appointed house!   Edward Button – March 2021 Business… Read more “Peaceful location and a very well appointed house.”

We stayed at The Crest with my daughter’s wedding party. The house is gorgeous. Beautifully laid out and well equipped for everything. The owner, Jo, was incredibly helpful, throughout the booking process. The whole experience was… Read more “Wonderful Oasis!”

“Two families, 4 children from 9 months to seven years! A prefect House for Grandma & Grandpa to have all the children and grand-children together.  As a hotelier, I really appreciate how well equipped, clean and welcoming your lovely house… Read more “A perfect house for Grandma & Grandpa to have Children and Grandchildren”

“Thank you to Jo & Family for what has been a special and memorable 2nd visit to The Crest for our family. This house couldn’t be more perfect for us , it’s so well equipped and we’ve loved every minute… Read more “Special and Memorable 2nd visit”

We had a wonderful time, the house was perfect for our group of 9 and had everything we needed. Check in was so easy and the communication was brilliant throughout. Wouldn’t hesitate to come back. Camilla – May… Read more “Wouldn’t hesitate to come back”

We had a lovely stay at The Crest in July. The house had everything we needed, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, games, toys, comfy living room etc! Jo was extremely helpful and very quick to respond to any needs. Would highly… Read more “The house had everything we needed”

An excellent time had by all! The house had everything you could possibly need, feels like a family home rather than a holiday let. Lots of attractions nearby and shops, pubs and restaurants within easy reach. We will definitely be… Read more “An Excellent time had by all!”

“Lovely, spacious house in a great location. Perfect for a family get together. Lovely and clean and Jo responded to enquiries really quickly. Definitely recommend.” – Gemma & Family January… Read more “Lovely, Spacious House in Great Location”

What a lovely place Jo offers to her guests, we felt right at home on walking in to this beautiful property. Jo had made sure is was warm, inviting and Christmassy with a lovely welcome pack for the humans and… Read more “”

We had the best stay here, the property was immaculate, and the gardens incredible, local walks and pubs were fabulous, and the communication with the owner was quick and informative. We had the best time here and would recommend it… Read more “We had the best time here and would recommend it to anyone”

Thankyou Jo – we had a wonderful stay in such a lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country – would love to repeat in the summer months. Everything was well-ordered and thanks again to your husband for coming… Read more “”

“Large comfortable and quiet property which we thoroughly enjoyed staying in. We’d hoped for a peaceful retreat from which we could explore the local points of interest and that’s exactly what we got. Lovely game den which I would have… Read more “Spacious comfortable and with every amenity *****”

“Your house has such a lovely welcoming feel to it and everyone was able to relax and just enjoy themselves.  Would love to go back one day when the weather is warmer and enjoy the outside as well as the… Read more “Your house has such a lovely welcoming feel to it”

Christmas The Crest

From the moment we arrived for our Christmas stay, we were delighted! The property is well decorated and maintained throughout and Jo had done a wonderful job to make us welcome. There was a lovely welcome hamper full of goodies,… Read more “Beautiful house nestled in a stunning landscape. Highly recommended! *****”

We visited The Crest as a group of 3 families during Easter week. The house is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped with everything needed to accommodate six adults and three children. – April… Read more “The ideal venue for a short break”

Three generations of our family met for birthday celebrations. The house and garden was perfect! Plenty of space for us all in beautiful surroundings. It is a real ‘home from home’, and that is reflected in the fact that we… Read more “3 Generations in 1 House”

We had an amazing Easter week at the Crest, a beautiful house in the Meon valley, everything we could wish for….. Jo answered any questions and also made sure we had complete peace and privacy….. everything in the pictures and… Read more “In real life it’s better”

Wonderful house in a beautiful location. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer stay. Dave – May… Read more “Wonderful house in a beautiful location. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer stay.”

“Thank you once more for they stay in your lovely house. We had a great break away from busy life building some great family memories. What more can you want over the New Year break! Loved the touches like shampoo… Read more “A great time in your lovely spacious house”

Very comfortable, spacious house and gardens with added benefit of the 2 person annex. The house is beautiful inside and well equipped with everything you might need for the week. It was useful to have the two fridges- one in… Read more “The house is beautiful inside and well equipped”

“We had a fantastic time staying at Joanne’s. She was very communicative and check in was easy. The house was fantastic, everything that was promised and more. It was also very child friendly and the kids in our group loved… Read more “Fantastic House, everything promised & more.”

“Fantastic stay, beautiful house and gardens. The host Jo was extremely helpful and responsive.” Emma – Feb… Read more “Fantastic stay, beautiful house and gardens”

“This house is really very special and was a great size for our family get together.” We loved the views and the large garden and it was lovely to be able to eat together at the large dining table. The… Read more “Fantastic house in a lovely rural setting but close to Portsmouth and Winchester – we loved it”

“We booked The Crest for a family weekend to celebrate my mum’s 80th birthday. A lovely house with something for everyone from age 17 to 80. All the home comforts with plenty of space to spread out if needed. A… Read more “A lovely weekend in a great property”

Amanda (Sept 2017) “Just had a wonderful weekend The Crest! There were 8 of us including 2 children and it was just perfect, spacious enough so we weren’t on top of each other but still lovely and cosy. Would definitely… Read more “Wonderful Weekend at The Crest”

Highly recommended the Crest, ideal for family to meet up and enjoy time together, great walks nearby and village pub. Paul – Nov… Read more “Highly recommended the Crest”

Really great and comfortable place. Beautiful and well furnished. Lovely countryside nearby too. Nick – November… Read more “Beautiful and well furnished.”

The Crest was the perfect choice for our family long weekend break! Plenty to do in the area for old and young alike and the house more than met our needs as a family. Wouldn’t hesitate to return! Nicola –… Read more “Plenty to do in the area for old and young alike”

Jo was a fantastic host, her communication and responses were very quick and helpful. She went the further mile to suggest near by places to check out and was very helpful with any queries. The house was lovely, exactly like… Read more “The house was lovely, exactly like the pictures, if not better”

We had a wonderful stay at the Crest. The property is very spacious and the two toddlers in our group absolutely loved running around the house. The two separate sitting areas were ideal as one was used mostly as a… Read more “Without doubt a family home which had everything we needed”

“This is the best AirBNB we have stayed at! It is a beautiful house! The space is very flexible and allows adults and kids their own space to enjoy. We loved that everything you could need is provided at the… Read more “This is the best AirBNB we have stayed at!”

We had the most amazing week here! It is a fantastically thought through, incredibly spacious, clean and tidy holiday home with everything you could want/need for a luxurious week away. The gardens kept the children entertained for days and are… Read more “Dream house in a dream location ❤️”

“We booked The Crest an additional three weeks after our first stay, can’t recommend it enough. Jo was very helpful and quick to respond to all questions and the house itself was perfect for us!” – Adam October… Read more “The House itself was perfect for us!”

This was a great place for a get together of a collection of old friends. We cooked, we drank, we hiked. The house was spotless and well equipped, from games through to bathrooms. David ~ June… Read more “Lovely house and location”

Absolutely Amazing

This was a fabulous and wonderful holiday in Droxford and in this lovely house.  The rooms, the garden, the sense of this place is absolutely amazing! We loved it! 🙂   Kuhn Family, Germany – August… Read more “The rooms, the garden, the sense of this place is absolutely amazing!”

The house and the garden very comfortable and stylish. You will find everything you need for a relaxing holiday.  The website of the landlord is very detailed and well arranged. It gives a lot of detailed information about the house, the surroundings… Read more “Great holiday with family and friends”

Our first time booking AirBnB and our two families got together at Jo’s beautiful home for a joint birthday and anniversary celebration. All 8 of us and our 2 dogs really, and I mean really, enjoyed our stay. We were… Read more “Wow moment as we opened doors and went from room to room”

“The Crest is a wonderful family house. Very spacious, comfy beds and a great garden. The kitchen has everything and more than you would need. Highly recommended and we will hopefully be back soon. Thank you Jo.” Gillian  – June… Read more “Spacious, comfy beds & a great garden”

It was a great place in a lovely landscape, we did nice walks and we had a very nice stay there despite the rain. With four children we had lots of space for all of us, even privacy with all… Read more “We have no idea how you could make this place even better”

Lovely stay at very cosy house in beautiful surroundings. Great big garden with BBQ and Wendy house for the children. Lots of bedroom, well stocked kitchen and Jo is an excellent host who provides perfect information. Kate ~ April… Read more “Cosy house in beautiful surroundings”

My family and I have just had a four day stay in this beautiful property and could have not been more impressed. The house is spotlessly clean and tidy, it is well equipped with lots of little extra touches, the… Read more “Lots of little extra touches”

I would highly recommend Jo’s house to everyone. I stayed with my family for my daughters wedding at The 3 Choirs Vineyard, 15 minutes away. My Mum and Dad who where also celebrating their 60th Wedding anniversary stayed in the… Read more “The house is as perfect as you see in the photos & could not be faulted”

Just had a lovely weekend with family….the lounge was the perfect place to reminisce over old photos. Great accommodation ***** – Hannah, March… Read more “Great accommodation *****”

The house and garden were excellent for our party of 6 adults and 2 small children. A bonus was toys, bikes, games and a tree house which the children loved. We enjoyed the lovely circular walk where the children played… Read more “Multigenerational birthday celebration”

Always a joy to leave a review for a property that impressed us. Large spacious rooms well decorated and comfy. With a wonderful large garden there is no need to leave if you just want to relax the day away.… Read more “Spacious, warm and inviting”

“We had a wonderful time with the family.  Beautiful house & lovely surroundings!  We enjoyed visiting Southampton, Portsmouth & Bournemouth. Also a nice walk through the village. Many Thanks – We may visit again one day”  From The Netherlands 🙂… Read more “Beautiful House, lovely surroundings!”

Amazing stay, perfect house in perfect location. Everything is top end and very pleasant from the rooms to the sheets to the mattresses and showers. Lovely house for groups of friends or family. Fab location best Winchester, South Downs, Jane… Read more “Amazing stay, perfect house in perfect location”

We stayed at the Crest and had a great week. The house was spotless and facilities were excellent. There was a welcome hamper on arrival which was nice and also information on nearby days out and walks. Jo was very… Read more “House was spotless and facilities were excellent”

“The Crest is the ideal getaway for a family gathering or holiday. The house is lovely, warm and welcoming. The kitchen has everything needed for self catering and there is an abundance of toys and games to keep children entertained.… Read more “Ideal getaway for a family gathering or holiday”

We stayed at The Crest with family for a special birthday celebration and had a fantastic time. The house is very comfortable with lots of space for different generations to spread out. It is very well equipped with everything you… Read more “A very relaxing place to stay”

This property was comfortable, well equipped and spacious. Seemed to go out of their way to think of everything. Lovely to have toys for the children -possibly a few too many bits and pieces around for very small children. The… Read more “Seemed to go out of their way to think of everything”

Very comfortable, spacious house and gardens with added benefit of the 2 person annex. The house is beautiful inside and well equipped with everything you might need for the week. It was useful to have the two fridges- one in… Read more “Great place for a large family get-together, with plenty of places to hide away too!”

Our family of 7 adults, 2 toddlers and a newborn stayed here for my 60th birthday. A fabulous home from home and has everything you could need. A beautiful house and gardens you don’t want to leave! Jo was very… Read more “A beautiful house and gardens you don’t want to leave!”

Excellent family celebration. Very spacious and accommodated… Read more “Excellent”

We have just had our early Christmas family getaway here – some family have been before but it was our first time staying here – once you are in the drive you won’t want to leave !! It’s a great… Read more “Guardians of my favourite place 💗”

The property met with our expectations, it was well equipped and the property manager was extremely helpful Ian – February… Read more “Well equipped and the property manager was extremely helpful”

“This was a delightful house where we were able to spend a few days together for a family celebration. The equipment and facilities are first rate, there was enough space for us all, so that we were not on top… Read more “Good family holiday centre”

What a beautiful house! We stayed here for a week, with friends, and just loved the experience. Large common rooms where to spend pleasant moments, but also different spaces where it is possible to be quiet. There is even an… Read more “It is impossible to find better!”

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a lovely home. Jo’s communication was excellent, the best we have had on a number of Airbnb visits. We had everything we needed in the home and garden. Thank you Mark ~ April… Read more “The best we have had on a number of Airbnb visits”

“We had another fantastic stay at The Crest. This is a wonderful property in an amazing location with a great host. We highly recommend it.” James – Dec… Read more “”

Thank you Jo for the use of your lovely home. All the facilities and resources were well considered. The weather was poor so we spent more time inside than we anticipated. The games, x-box, foosball, large dining table with serving… Read more “We had lots of fun”

“We had a fabulous stay at The Crest for Christmas with family, the house worked perfectly for all of us. Beautifully decorated for Christmas and we did as suggested and just put our presents under the tree ! Jo was… Read more “Fabulous Christmas Stay!”

Lovely clean house and great location   Helen ~ September… Read more “Lovely clean house and great location”

We had a great time staying in this lovely house. The communication from the owner was super fast and really friendly, and overall I’d thoroughly recommend the property! James – July… Read more “Just Lovely”

Thanks Jo, We had a great few day and really helped making my mums 75th memorable. Chris ~ Oct… Read more “Excellent property”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  We came across The Crest when searching for a short weekend getaway for a family birthday celebration. The Crest looked so homely and, it certainly did not disappoint. In fact it exceeded all our expectations from the moment Jo… Read more “A Wonderful stay at this beautiful welcoming home.”

Met all our expectations, would love to come back in spring/summer, the garden looked like it would be lovely for relaxing with a cool drink and a barbeque. Jo was the perfect host, communication was excellent. Carol ~ Nov… Read more “Lovely for relaxing with a cool drink and BBQ”

We really enjoyed our stay and the back garden. Perfect spot for us to rest and go to visit friends and family in the area. Jenifer  – July… Read more “Perfect spot for us to rest and go to visit friends and family”

“This house is spacious and homely.  The garden is big and there are plenty of places to chill out, the patio, the BBQ area, the two living rooms, the dining room.  Ideal for a big family.” ~ Rachel August… Read more “Spacious and Homely”

“Amazing place, would visit again and again.” Maka – February… Read more ““Amazing place, would visit again and again.””

We had a lovely stay in this very spacious comfortable house with everything you required. Excellent communication with Jo. A great place for a family gathering (with dogs). Would definitely visit again. Clare ~ Oct… Read more “Would definitely visit again”

The house was perfect for our needs, 3 generation family group. We noticed the road noise, nothing you can do about that. It was an expensive break, but that was because of the school half term which we had not… Read more “The house was perfect for our needs, 3 generations”

What a fantastic stay we had at The Crest Such a beautiful house in a wonderful peaceful environment, we all fell in love with your gorgeous house . Our family of 7 felt totally chilled and relaxed here and  my… Read more “Such a beautiful house in a wonderful peaceful environment”

We had a lovely weekend break at The Crest in November. Beautiful home in lovely surroundings. Easy to get to Winchester for the Christmas market and also the sea for a cold swim! Jo provided lots of really useful information… Read more “Winchester for the Christmas market & the sea for a cold swim”

“For larger family gatherings, The Crest has everything you could possibly need, spacious well furnished comfortable rooms with character and ambience and it’s obvious that a lot of care has been taken in ensuring that all age groups are well… Read more “Nothing was missed, The Crest is exactly as described”

Lovely house which is extremely well equipped with anything you may need, I have never been to such a well equipped holiday home. This home also provides everything you may need for a child/children. The host provides a lovely welcome… Read more “The local Indian that Jo recommends is delicious!”

Great place, had a blast! 2 from Canada, 2 from Oregon, 1 North Carolina, 1 Washington State! Many thanks, we will be back Cheers – May… Read more “Great Place – Had a blast!”

We are eight old friends celebrating big birthdays missed during lockdown. The house was perfect for us. Plenty of room, including two sitting rooms (football in one & a film in the other). Comfy beds and a lovely & spacious… Read more “Comfy beds and a lovely & spacious garden *****”

Super house. Used as a home while we were having work done on our own. Jill ~ January… Read more “Super house”

The house is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped and especially for children, with a lovely doll’s house in one bedroom which my three year-old grandson loved to play with. The tree house, swing and car were particular favourites too.… Read more “The tree house, swing & car were particular favourites”

Brilliant accommodation like a home away from home. Very clean and had all the essentials. Beautiful family home. Kim – Feb… Read more “Beautiful family home”

It was so lovely staying at Jo’s place. Was perfect for the whole family, with a lovely garden, and lots of space for everyone. Beautiful scenery and a lovely local pub a 6 minutes walk away. Would stay again! Otto… Read more “Lovely local pub a 6 minutes walk away”

“A fabulous house, great position, perfect for our girls get together” “Lots of parking, spacious lounge, well equipped kitchen, lovely garden, comfortable beds, good location, lovely welcome pack. We went early December and there were Christmas decorations and a beautiful… Read more “A fabulous house, great position, perfect for our girls get together *****”

Excellent, well-equipped house for a large group. Great large lounge, dining room and kitchen with everything you could need. Very comfortable beds with good linens. Pretty, child friendly and dog friendly garden & plenty of off-road parking. It was great… Read more “Pretty, child friendly and dog friendly garden.”

Lovely house perfect host George – April… Read more “Lovely house perfect host”

Lovely house with a beautiful garden. Perfect place to bring together family and friends for a birthday celebration. Plenty of space to get-together in both the house and the garden. Really well equipped; the house had everything we needed to… Read more “Bringing together family and friends”

I chose the Crest on a recommendation from a friend who had visited the year before and it did not disappoint! It is a lovely spacious house with everything you could want. The welcome basket on arrival was also a… Read more “Lovely weekend away!”

“Beautiful house set in the beautiful countryside. Jo takes care of all the little details which makes the experience special. The kids had a great time in the garden and the games room. Good food at close proximity. We had… Read more “Jo takes care of all the little details which makes the experience special”

First class all the way ! ★★★★★ I booked The Crest for my husbands surprise 60th celebration, for my family. From the beginning Jo was brilliant in all communication of me asking questions with regard to places to eat etc.… Read more “First Class All The Way! ★★★★★”

My friends and I booked The Crest for a 50th birthday and we all had a wonderful stay. The house is very well equipped, with plenty of entertainment for the young and older. Beautiful peaceful setting. And top it all… Read more “Beautiful house with beautiful surroundings.”

Our family of four shared The Crest for three nights during February half term with a friend and her children. The house and annex provided more than enough space for our group of seven. The bedrooms were very comfortable and… Read more “Thank you for a relaxing stay!”

“Perfect long weekend with friends.  Lovely house, really comfy with beautiful garden. Joanne was very helpful with email and instructions which made finding and using the house really easy. A group of seven of us had a lovely comfortable weekend”… Read more “Perfect long weekend with friends”

“We thoroughly enjoyed our week at The Crest.  All dealings with Jo were very easy and the house is beautiful. On arrival we found a welcome basket with wine, chocolates and even doggie treats, The house is set in beautiful… Read more “A beautiful home located in wonderful countryside ★ ★ ★ ★ ★””

Due to the restriction of only allow 6 people we had to cancel our first planned holiday and rebook for just 6 of us. We found this little gem! Jo was so helpful before booking, answering all our questions as… Read more “Would definitely recommend and we can wait to come back 😊”

This place is just so fantastic. We have just had a family get together there and everything is well catered for from children to dogs to the adults. I can’t recommend The Crest enough! Karen ~ Oct… Read more “I can’t recommend The Crest enough”

“The house was as described, really beautiful and spacious! Communication was very clear throughout and Jo was an excellent host. We hope to come back again soon!”   Alison Oct… Read more “We hope to come back again soon!”

The website does this lovely house complete justice. It really is as good as it looks. An ideal place for our extended family to enjoy a big birthday weekend. Sally – March… Read more “It really is as good as it looks!”

Really enjoyed our stay, would highly recommend to anyone wanting to spend quality time with family and friends! Richard ~ April… Read more “Anyone wanting to spend quality time with family and friends!”

  The Feel Good Factor! Everything was right about the house. You feel comfortable as soon as you open the door. Fred & Family September 2018  … Read more “The Feel Good Factor *****”

“A wonderful home with plenty of space and everything you could possibly need. The garden is spacious and wonderful for children, the house is a real ‘home-from-home’ and there is plenty to keep everyone entertained. The surrounding area and views… Read more “A wonderful home with plenty of space”

“Amazing place to stay, everything you need under 1 roof” – Nora April… Read more “Amazing place to stay, everything you need under 1 roof!”

We have just spent a lovely long weekend at The Crest celebrating a birthday. Six adults and a two year old. Plenty of space and outdoor sitting space. Luckily the weather was sunny so we were able to relax in… Read more “A great place for family get togethers”

Great place, everything was top draw!   Angus – July… Read more “Great place, everything was top draw!”

“Beautiful house and rural location. Jo was the best host and was on hand if needed. We loved it so much we’ve booked another week.” Matt Nov… Read more “Beautiful house & rural location”

The Crest is a spacious, comfortable house with a large garden suitable for family get togethers. It is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you might need from tin openers to toys. We had a lovely three generation break and… Read more “Would definitely stay again”

Fabulous weekend! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We had a wonderful weekend with 3 generations celebrating 2 birthdays. Accommodation was wonderful – had everything we needed and so spacious. The kids loved the big garden and the Wii, great to… Read more “Fabulous weekend!”

“We had an absolutely fabulous time! Thank you ever so much for the wonderful welcome hamper and note, it was a great start to our weekend. The house was amazing, just perfect for all of us, giving each of us the space… Read more “We had an absolutely fabulous time!”

Excellent family celebration..very spacious and accommodated… Read more “10/10”

“We booked The Crest an additional three weeks after our first stay, can’t recommend it enough. Jo was very helpful and quick to respond to all questions and the house itself was perfect for us!” – Adam October… Read more “The House itself was perfect for us!”

“Perfect long weekend with friends.  Lovely house, really comfy with beautiful garden. Joanne was very helpful with email and instructions which made finding and using the house really easy. A group of seven of us had a lovely comfortable weekend”… Read more “Perfect long weekend with friends”

The property met with our expectations, it was well equipped and the property manager was extremely helpful Ian – February… Read more “Well equipped and the property manager was extremely helpful”

What a beautiful house! We stayed here for a week, with friends, and just loved the experience. Large common rooms where to spend pleasant moments, but also different spaces where it is possible to be quiet. There is even an… Read more “It is impossible to find better!”

5 stars all round for The Crest. The house is fantastic and perfect for a gathering. Great space both inside and outside the house with everything you’ll ever need. Jo was amazing and accommodating. The local area is also lovely.… Read more “5 stars all round for The Crest”

Loved this house, everything you could… Read more “Lovely large property and gardens”

Thank you Jo for the use of your lovely home. All the facilities and resources were well considered. The weather was poor so we spent more time inside than we anticipated. The games, x-box, foosball, large dining table with serving… Read more “We had lots of fun”

Great place to stay, lovely house and gardens for a relaxing holiday Andrea ~ Oct… Read more “Great place to stay, lovely house and gardens for a relaxing holiday”

“We had a fabulous stay at The Crest for Christmas with family, the house worked perfectly for all of us. Beautifully decorated for Christmas and we did as suggested and just put our presents under the tree ! Jo was… Read more “Fabulous Christmas Stay!”

The communication between the owner and us was fantastic, she was always very quick to get back to me if needed. The house was stunning, very clean, very spacious and the perfect amount of room for all 9 of us.… Read more “The house was stunning, very clean & very spacious”

Great location and beautiful house. Really comfy, clean and had everything you could need. Zoe – Feb… Read more “Holiday house with great location”

“This house is spacious and homely.  The garden is big and there are plenty of places to chill out, the patio, the BBQ area, the two living rooms, the dining room.  Ideal for a big family.” ~ Rachel August… Read more “Spacious and Homely”

“Great place with a beautiful garden. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, thanks Jo and co.” Helen – March… Read more “Great place with a beautiful garden”

A wonderful Airbnb, exactly as described. House is absolutely lovely, garden is beautiful and my son loved running around and playing in it. House was spotless and generous toiletries and gifts were left for us. I highly recommend this place… Read more “Highly recommended for an excellent getaway”

The house and the garden very comfortable and stylish. You will find everything you need for a relaxing holiday.  The website of the landlord is very detailed and well arranged. It gives a lot of detailed information about the house, the surroundings… Read more “Great holiday with family and friends”

Very comfortable, spacious house and gardens with added benefit of the 2 person annex. The house is beautiful inside and well equipped with everything you might need for the week. It was useful to have the two fridges- one in… Read more “Great place for a large family get-together, with plenty of places to hide away too!”

Just had a lovely weekend with family….the lounge was the perfect place to reminisce over old photos. Great accommodation ***** – Hannah, March… Read more “Great accommodation *****”

Love this property, we always have a great break here. It is clean and well equipped. Highly… Read more “Love this property, we always have a great break”

Great host and a wonderful property. loved the garden and our 18 month had the time of her life with all the garden toys! thank you Jo. Vicki – July… Read more “Our 18 month had the time of her life with all the garden toys”

Wonderful house in a beautiful location. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer stay. Dave – May… Read more “Wonderful house in a beautiful location. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer stay.”

Was like a home from home. Already booked to come back in March… Read more “Was like a home from home!”

The house was large, well appointed, with plenty of room to spread out. The nearby Baker’s Arm Pub had excellent food. A convenience store and fuel station was right around the block, easy walking distance. William ~ Sept… Read more “Well appointed, with plenty of room to spread out”

“Your house has such a lovely welcoming feel to it and everyone was able to relax and just enjoy themselves.  Would love to go back one day when the weather is warmer and enjoy the outside as well as the… Read more “Your house has such a lovely welcoming feel to it”

Lovely clean house and great location   Helen ~ September… Read more “Lovely clean house and great location”

Nice setting, beautiful garden, breathtaking views, nice cosy location. The bedroom was very comfy and airy. Got a 2 minute walk to the village and shop. I enjoyed my stay here 🙂 There were plenty of decent games and books… Read more “Nice setting, beautiful garden, breathtaking views, nice cosy location.”

“Perfect, Ideal, Spacious.  Loved the house. 6 adults and each had their own bed. Coffee in the garden & BBQ on the patio. Dinner at Bakers Arms just a short block from the house. Droxford is a great little village and… Read more “Perfect, Ideal, Spacious”

My friends and I booked The Crest for a 50th birthday and we all had a wonderful stay. The house is very well equipped, with plenty of entertainment for the young and older. Beautiful peaceful setting. And top it all… Read more “Beautiful house with beautiful surroundings.”

“A beautiful house with everything you need to relax and unwind. Perfect for children and great location.” Evan – March… Read more “Beautiful house, everything you need to relax & unwind. Perfect for children and great location”

“Fantastic house, exceptionally well prepared and clean. Such a lovely welcome basket too and we really appreciated the Happy Birthday signs – so thoughtful. I would highly recommend this property to any large group or family wanting to spend time… Read more “Fabulous house and location for a family celebration”

Over the last 13 years we have had many holidays with friends, sharing various houses all across the south of England. The Crest is without doubt one of the best places we have ever stayed. The house is really beautiful… Read more “The Crest is without doubt one of the best places we have ever stayed”

We had a lovely stay in this very spacious comfortable house with everything you required. Excellent communication with Jo. A great place for a family gathering (with dogs). Would definitely visit again. Clare ~ Oct… Read more “Would definitely visit again”

6 of us gathered at Jo’s beautiful house for a University reunion. The house is very spacious and was perfect for our needs. The kitchen is very well equipped so we were able to cook. There are great walks from… Read more “Great walks from the house”

We had a great stay at Jo’s house. The weather conditions allowed us to test both the indoors space and the garden. The house is very cozy and has all the amenities needed to enjoy time spent indoors; and we… Read more “The location and surroundings are wonderful”

First class all the way ! ★★★★★ I booked The Crest for my husbands surprise 60th celebration, for my family. From the beginning Jo was brilliant in all communication of me asking questions with regard to places to eat etc.… Read more “First Class All The Way! ★★★★★”

Amanda (Sept 2017) “Just had a wonderful weekend The Crest! There were 8 of us including 2 children and it was just perfect, spacious enough so we weren’t on top of each other but still lovely and cosy. Would definitely… Read more “Wonderful Weekend at The Crest”

“Beautiful house and rural location. Jo was the best host and was on hand if needed. We loved it so much we’ve booked another week.” Matt Nov… Read more “Beautiful house & rural location”

“A beautiful home which was perfect for our family weekend” – Holly January… Read more ““A beautiful home which was perfect for our family weekend””

Very comfortable, spacious house and gardens with added benefit of the 2 person annex. The house is beautiful inside and well equipped with everything you might need for the week. It was useful to have the two fridges- one in… Read more “The house is beautiful inside and well equipped”

“We had a wonderful time with the family.  Beautiful house & lovely surroundings!  We enjoyed visiting Southampton, Portsmouth & Bournemouth. Also a nice walk through the village. Many Thanks – We may visit again one day”  From The Netherlands 🙂… Read more “Beautiful House, lovely surroundings!”

We wanted to thank you for the use of your lovely house for our get together. We loved the house, the quality of the items for our use and the facilities at our disposal. The house was spotless when we… Read more “Exceptional holiday home”

Lovely stay at very cosy house in beautiful surroundings. Great big garden with BBQ and Wendy house for the children. Lots of bedroom, well stocked kitchen and Jo is an excellent host who provides perfect information. Kate ~ April… Read more “Cosy house in beautiful surroundings”

Lovely house which is extremely well equipped with anything you may need, I have never been to such a well equipped holiday home. This home also provides everything you may need for a child/children. The host provides a lovely welcome… Read more “The local Indian that Jo recommends is delicious!”

The Crest was the perfect choice for our family long weekend break! Plenty to do in the area for old and young alike and the house more than met our needs as a family. Wouldn’t hesitate to return! Nicola –… Read more “Wouldn’t hesitate to return!”

“Large comfortable and quiet property which we thoroughly enjoyed staying in. We’d hoped for a peaceful retreat from which we could explore the local points of interest and that’s exactly what we got. Lovely game den which I would have… Read more “Spacious comfortable and with every amenity *****”

Our family of 7 adults, 2 toddlers and a newborn stayed here for my 60th birthday. A fabulous home from home and has everything you could need. A beautiful house and gardens you don’t want to leave! Jo was very… Read more “A beautiful house and gardens you don’t want to leave!”

Great house, great location, great service from Joanne! David – Feb… Read more “We loved it 5 Stars *****”

“This is the best AirBNB we have stayed at! It is a beautiful house! The space is very flexible and allows adults and kids their own space to enjoy. We loved that everything you could need is provided at the… Read more “This is the best AirBNB we have stayed at!”

“Thank you once more for they stay in your lovely house. We had a great break away from busy life building some great family memories. What more can you want over the New Year break! Loved the touches like shampoo… Read more “A great time in your lovely spacious house”

A beautiful family home with very good facilities. Comfortable and cosy with plenty of room. Also ideal for our group of friends who needed individual bedrooms. Hoping to meet there again next year. Sue ~ Nov… Read more “A beautiful family home”

Absolutely top class stay. Three generations (8 of us in total) had a wonderful long weekend. Fantastic property with loads of space, top quality furnishings, gym area, sizeable gardens and great location. Excellent contact from the owner at all times… Read more “Absolutely top class stay!”

What a lovely place Jo offers to her guests, we felt right at home on walking in to this beautiful property. Jo had made sure is was warm, inviting and Christmassy with a lovely welcome pack for the humans and… Read more “”

Christmas The Crest

From the moment we arrived for our Christmas stay, we were delighted! The property is well decorated and maintained throughout and Jo had done a wonderful job to make us welcome. There was a lovely welcome hamper full of goodies,… Read more “Beautiful house nestled in a stunning landscape. Highly recommended! *****”

The house and garden were excellent for our party of 6 adults and 2 small children. A bonus was toys, bikes, games and a tree house which the children loved. We enjoyed the lovely circular walk where the children played… Read more “Multigenerational birthday celebration”

The house and annex were perfect for a group of friends and one small baby – a short walk from the village, with a lovely local pub, as well as close to longer countryside footpaths for the keen walkers! The… Read more “A short walk from the village, with a lovely local pub”

“We had a great stay at Jo’s place in Droxford. The house is lovely and very well equipped, and Jo is a fantastic host.”   Dan Sept… Read more “The House is lovely & very well Equipped”

What can I say the house was everything we could of wanted, perfect for the family gatherings we had planned with our visiting family from New Zealand. The kitchen had everything we needed for preparing all the feasts. The garden… Read more “What can I say the house was everything we could of wanted”

We had the best stay here, the property was immaculate, and the gardens incredible, local walks and pubs were fabulous, and the communication with the owner was quick and informative. We had the best time here and would recommend it… Read more “We had the best time here and would recommend it to anyone”

***** Have visited several times with my family for a great holiday along the south coast. We basically all think its perfect. Plenty of space for our young children, so relaxing “back at base” was as fun as exploring the… Read more “We basically all think its perfect!”

Super location – helpful host. We had a lovely weekend even though it was really cold outside Sharon ~ Dec… Read more “Super location – helpful host”

Amazing house with lovely gardens in a beautiful setting. Everything you could possibly need for your stay is to hand. I would definitely recommend this stay Mark – Nov… Read more “Amazing house with lovely gardens in a beautiful setting”

We were very impressed by the beautiful location and property, and the high standard and comfortable furnishings. The stay was for my birthday/Christmas celebrations with my family and it felt like a home from home. My baby slept well, as… Read more “We were very impressed by the beautiful location and property”

This was a great place for a get together of a collection of old friends. We cooked, we drank, we hiked. The house was spotless and well equipped, from games through to bathrooms. David ~ June… Read more “Lovely house and location”

Thank you for a fantastic stay – the welcome birthday banner and Prosecco was a lovely touch. The house is extremely well equipped, spacious and comfortable. The location is ideal for pub walks and exploring the countryside. We will definitely… Read more “The location is ideal for pub walks & exploring the countryside”

Jo was a fantastic host, her communication and responses were very quick and helpful. She went the further mile to suggest near by places to check out and was very helpful with any queries. The house was lovely, exactly like… Read more “The house was lovely, exactly like the pictures, if not better”

Our family of four shared The Crest for three nights during February half term with a friend and her children. The house and annex provided more than enough space for our group of seven. The bedrooms were very comfortable and… Read more “Thank you for a relaxing stay!”

  The Feel Good Factor! Everything was right about the house. You feel comfortable as soon as you open the door. Fred & Family September 2018  … Read more “The Feel Good Factor *****”

“Beautiful house and rural location. Jo was the best host and was on hand if needed. We loved it so much we’ve booked another week.” Matt (November 2017)… Read more “We loved it so much we’ve booked another week!”

“A wonderful home with plenty of space and everything you could possibly need. The garden is spacious and wonderful for children, the house is a real ‘home-from-home’ and there is plenty to keep everyone entertained. The surrounding area and views… Read more “A wonderful home with plenty of space”

We could tell from photos that The Crest was going to be lovely, but photos don’t really do it justice. We arrived at nearly midnight on the first day, and the house was pure comfort and magic. Warm, spotless, so… Read more “The photos don’t do it justice!”

Quintessential English country house. A magnificent venue for a family get together. Fantastic BBQ, great garden to explore and play in, quality furnishings, extensive amenities including extras like kids toys. Strongly recommended! Gareth ~ June… Read more “Quintessential English country house”

Cate August 2017: A very well equipped house that catered for 3 generations and our dog. Grandparents with disability stayed comfortably in the annex. The garden is enchanting and the house has a good… Read more “The garden is enchanting & the house has a good layout”

To date this is the most comfortable and beautiful home we have ever stayed. All the comforts of home with gorgeous countryside local towns pubs nearby. Driving easy on country roads, truly an English countryside experience! Jo was easy to… Read more “Gorgeous English Countryside Manor House 5 Stars!!”

“A fabulous house, great position, perfect for our girls get together” “Lots of parking, spacious lounge, well equipped kitchen, lovely garden, comfortable beds, good location, lovely welcome pack. We went early December and there were Christmas decorations and a beautiful… Read more “A fabulous house, great position, perfect for our girls get together *****”

Lovely relaxing home with enough to do even in… Read more “Lovely relaxing home with enough to do even in November”

The Crest was the perfect choice for our family long weekend break! Plenty to do in the area for old and young alike and the house more than met our needs as a family. Wouldn’t hesitate to return! Nicola –… Read more “Plenty to do in the area for old and young alike”

We stayed over Christmas 2021 and had a lovely time. There was a lot of space and the facilities were great. We did a lot of cooking for 10 of us and we had all we needed. Jo was a… Read more “Highly recommended”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  We came across The Crest when searching for a short weekend getaway for a family birthday celebration. The Crest looked so homely and, it certainly did not disappoint. In fact it exceeded all our expectations from the moment Jo… Read more “A Wonderful stay at this beautiful welcoming home.”

Really great and comfortable place. Beautiful and well furnished. Lovely countryside nearby too. Nick – November… Read more “Beautiful and well furnished.”

Great place to stay with family and young children. Jo was great with their communication and instructions for the place. Beautiful garden and has everything that you need to feel like a home away from home. Highly recommended. Thank you… Read more “Great place to stay with family and young children”

A stay at The Crest will make any occasion extra special as the property has everything you will possibly need-from ease of booking, communication with the host to comfort, space and cleanliness throughout. I would thoroughly recommend this property. Mary… Read more “A stay at The Crest will make any occasion extra special!”

An excellent time had by all! The house had everything you could possibly need, feels like a family home rather than a holiday let. Lots of attractions nearby and shops, pubs and restaurants within easy reach. We will definitely be… Read more “An Excellent time had by all!”

“We celebrated a family birthday over a weekend at this property and loved it. It was very clean, spacious and had all of the amenities you needed. There were also some added extras (welcome hamper, card, birthday sign), which were… Read more “Very clean, spacious and had all of the amenities you needed”

“First class accommodation. Gorgeous house. Great hosts. Highly recommended. We had an amazing stay and will be back for sure *****” Sam Nov… Read more “First class accommodation *****”

Aerial Photo The Crest

“Three generations on a family holiday and our second stay at The Crest. The house had everything we could have needed or wanted with plenty of space to spread out. It really is a home from home – just feels… Read more “A very well equipped house with plenty of space”

Met all our expectations, would love to come back in spring/summer, the garden looked like it would be lovely for relaxing with a cool drink and a barbeque. Jo was the perfect host, communication was excellent. Carol ~ Nov… Read more “Lovely for relaxing with a cool drink and BBQ”

“A beautiful and welcoming home in the country. Nice and removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, but within striking distance of many places to explore (i.e. 20-30 mins from Winchester or Portsmouth). Well appointed home with lovely… Read more “A beautiful and welcoming home in the country”

Due to the restriction of only allow 6 people we had to cancel our first planned holiday and rebook for just 6 of us. We found this little gem! Jo was so helpful before booking, answering all our questions as… Read more “Would definitely recommend and we can wait to come back 😊”

Lovely place ideal for 6 adults, 2 toddlers and a dog! Plenty of room for us all and the garden is great! Laura ~ June… Read more “”

The house is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped and especially for children, with a lovely doll’s house in one bedroom which my three year-old grandson loved to play with. The tree house, swing and car were particular favourites too.… Read more “The tree house, swing & car were particular favourites”

Lovely house perfect host George – April… Read more “Lovely house perfect host”

We visited The Crest as a group of 3 families during Easter week. The house is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped with everything needed to accommodate six adults and three children. – April… Read more “The ideal venue for a short break”

We had a wonderful stay at the Crest. The property is very spacious and the two toddlers in our group absolutely loved running around the house. The two separate sitting areas were ideal as one was used mostly as a… Read more “Without doubt a family home which had everything we needed”

It was so lovely staying at Jo’s place. Was perfect for the whole family, with a lovely garden, and lots of space for everyone. Beautiful scenery and a lovely local pub a 6 minutes walk away. Would stay again! Otto… Read more “Lovely local pub a 6 minutes walk away”

“We had such a lovely stay at Jo’s place. There were nine of us (three couples and three singles) and the space was brilliant. The kitchen was incredibly well kitted out, the heating worked perfectly (important when it’s freezing outside!),… Read more “9 of us and the space was brilliant!”

Great place, everything was top draw!   Angus – July… Read more “Great place, everything was top draw!”

This property was comfortable, well equipped and spacious. Seemed to go out of their way to think of everything. Lovely to have toys for the children -possibly a few too many bits and pieces around for very small children. The… Read more “Seemed to go out of their way to think of everything”

Beautiful house in a great location. Perfect base to explore the South Downs and all that Hampshire has to offer. Dan ~ Oct… Read more “Perfect base to explore the South Downs & all that Hampshire has to offer.”

“Lovely, spacious house in a great location. Perfect for a family get together. Lovely and clean and Jo responded to enquiries really quickly. Definitely recommend.” – Gemma & Family January… Read more “Lovely, Spacious House in Great Location”

Visiting for a family wedding and Birthday party. The house is beautiful, so well stocked, extremely comfortable, perfect for a family get together. Thank you👌😄 Maureen – February… Read more “Extremely comfortable, perfect for a family get together”

Every two years we have a ‘big house weekend’ with friends, normally exploring a new place each time. But we stayed at The Crest in 2017 and returned in 2019 because we loved it so much. The house is so… Read more “Things just work – no faffing about, you can just start enjoying your break as soon you arrive!”

We are eight old friends celebrating big birthdays missed during lockdown. The house was perfect for us. Plenty of room, including two sitting rooms (football in one & a film in the other). Comfy beds and a lovely & spacious… Read more “Comfy beds and a lovely & spacious garden *****”

Absolutely Amazing

This was a fabulous and wonderful holiday in Droxford and in this lovely house.  The rooms, the garden, the sense of this place is absolutely amazing! We loved it! 🙂   Kuhn Family, Germany – August… Read more “The rooms, the garden, the sense of this place is absolutely amazing!”

“Jo has a great house in the South Downs. It’s an incredible, clean Airbnb house, with amazing facilities, especially for children. The garden is beautiful and house is lovely throughout. We appreciated the quick communication from Jo and her answering… Read more “Incredible, clean Airbnb house, with amazing facilities”

Everything about this house was Perfect! We stayed here at the end of Feb 2017. The communication with the owner was fantastic throughout the process, and extremely helpful. The house was perfect. The Welcome Basket on our arrival was a… Read more “Everything about this house was Perfect!”

“Our two families have holidayed together for years and this is one of the best houses we’ve stayed in.  Love the quality of the beds and furniture, beautiful well kept home.  Thank-you for making us so welcome, we hope to… Read more “One of the Best Houses We’ve Stayed In!”

Thanks Jo, We had a great few day and really helped making my mums 75th memorable. Chris ~ Oct… Read more “Excellent property”

“Jo has a great house in the South Downs. It’s an incredible, clean Airbnb house, with amazing facilities, especially for children. The garden is beautiful and house is lovely throughout. We appreciated the quick communication from Jo and her answering… Read more “A Great House in the South Downs”

“The Crest is a wonderful family house. Very spacious, comfy beds and a great garden. The kitchen has everything and more than you would need. Highly recommended and we will hopefully be back soon. Thank you Jo.” Gillian  – June… Read more “Spacious, comfy beds & a great garden”

“We booked The Crest for a family weekend to celebrate my mum’s 80th birthday. A lovely house with something for everyone from age 17 to 80. All the home comforts with plenty of space to spread out if needed. A… Read more “A lovely weekend in a great property”

Really great and comfortable place. Beautiful and well furnished. Lovely countryside nearby too. Nick – Nov… Read more “Really great & comfortable place, beautiful & well furnished. Lovely countryside nearby too”

Lovely house with a really good sized enclosed garden which is perfect for young children. Lovely views too. The annex was perfect for the grandparents and the games room/gym upstairs is great. Good location to get to lots of main… Read more “Great house for a family getaway”

“We had a lovely weekend staying at Joanne’s beautiful home! Spotlessly clean with a great garden for the kids to play in and lots of thoughtful touches. Will definitely be back if we are in the area again!” – Tom… Read more “Great garden & lots of thoughtful touches”

Always a joy to leave a review for a property that impressed us. Large spacious rooms well decorated and comfy. With a wonderful large garden there is no need to leave if you just want to relax the day away.… Read more “Spacious, warm and inviting”

“Fantastic stay, beautiful house and gardens. The host Jo was extremely helpful and responsive.” Emma – Feb… Read more “Fantastic stay, beautiful house and gardens”

“Amazing Host. Quick to respond, amazing property and outstanding value for money. Highly recommend” — Philip Sept… Read more “Amazing Property”

21st Sept “Had a fabulous stay, beautiful home and lucky enough to have perfect weather. Thank you so much for the welcome basket, very thoughtful. We highly recommend and hope to return one… Read more “Fabulous Stay Beautiful Home”

“For larger family gatherings, The Crest has everything you could possibly need, spacious well furnished comfortable rooms with character and ambience and it’s obvious that a lot of care has been taken in ensuring that all age groups are well… Read more “Nothing was missed, The Crest is exactly as described”

Many thanks for having us at your amazing cottage. We all had a great time. Also many thanks for the speedy communications and excellent support. Much appreciated. –March… Read more “Amazing Cottage”

“We had such a lovely stay at Jo’s place. There were nine of us (three couples and three singles) and the space was brilliant. The kitchen was incredibly well kitted out, the heating worked perfectly (important when it’s freezing outside!),… Read more “The house just ‘felt’ so welcoming”

5 Stars! We really enjoyed are stay at the Crest. Great house and location. Karl ~ March… Read more “Great house and location.”

Great place, had a blast! 2 from Canada, 2 from Oregon, 1 North Carolina, 1 Washington State! Many thanks, we will be back Cheers – May… Read more “Great Place – Had a blast!”

We stayed at the Crest and had a great week. The house was spotless and facilities were excellent. There was a welcome hamper on arrival which was nice and also information on nearby days out and walks. Jo was very… Read more “House was spotless and facilities were excellent”

My family and I stayed at the Crest during a holiday in Hampshire. The home was gorgeous, and our children loved the yard, swing, and playhouse. The home is close to a nice village, and convenient to a number of… Read more “The home was gorgeous, and our children loved the yard, swing, and playhouse.”

We had an enjoyable weekend away at this gorgeous house despite the wet weather. Great size house that manages to keep a cozy feel to it. We managed three enjoyable meals at to local pub, that was for once, the… Read more “Would not hesitate to go back *****”

Lovely house, very clean on arrival and great communication from host. Emily – December… Read more “Lovely house, very clean on arrival and great communication from host.”

We had an amazing Easter week at the Crest, a beautiful house in the Meon valley, everything we could wish for….. Jo answered any questions and also made sure we had complete peace and privacy….. everything in the pictures and… Read more “In real life it’s better”

Thankyou Jo – we had a wonderful stay in such a lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country – would love to repeat in the summer months. Everything was well-ordered and thanks again to your husband for coming… Read more “”

“We loved the location, easy access to Winchester, Southampton and the beautiful south coast. The house has lots of room, it really didn’t feel like there was 6 adults and 4 children in the house.  All the children loved the… Read more “We loved the location, easy access to Winchester, Southampton & the beautiful south coast.”

I would highly recommend Jo’s house to everyone. I stayed with my family for my daughters wedding at The 3 Choirs Vineyard, 15 minutes away. My Mum and Dad who where also celebrating their 60th Wedding anniversary stayed in the… Read more “The house is as perfect as you see in the photos & could not be faulted”

Character property with all the modern conveniences one could need. Very attentive and helpful host. Great base to explore The New Forest, The South Downs and coastal areas such as Portsmouth and Southampton. Thanks for the recommendations in your guide.… Read more “The Crest is lovely – lots of character with all the modern conveniences”

We stayed at The Crest completely last minute and we are so happy we did! The house itself is so lovely, obviously well cared for and with every amenity you could imagine! It’s such a breath of fresh air to… Read more “Well cared for and with every amenity you could imagine”

House was beautiful, stocked with everything you need. The garden was lovely the kids loved it. Jo was very helpful always comes back promptly with responses. I would definitely go there again. Angela – April… Read more “House was beautiful, stocked with everything you need.”

Three generations of our family met for birthday celebrations. The house and garden was perfect! Plenty of space for us all in beautiful surroundings. It is a real ‘home from home’, and that is reflected in the fact that we… Read more “3 Generations under 1 roof”

Amazing stay, perfect house in perfect location. Everything is top end and very pleasant from the rooms to the sheets to the mattresses and showers. Lovely house for groups of friends or family. Fab location best Winchester, South Downs, Jane… Read more “Amazing stay, perfect house in perfect location”

My family and I have just had a four day stay in this beautiful property and could have not been more impressed. The house is spotlessly clean and tidy, it is well equipped with lots of little extra touches, the… Read more “Lots of little extra touches”

We stayed at The Crest with family for a special birthday celebration and had a fantastic time. The house is very comfortable with lots of space for different generations to spread out. It is very well equipped with everything you… Read more “A very relaxing place to stay”

“We had another fantastic stay at The Crest. This is a wonderful property in an amazing location with a great host. We highly recommend it.” James – Dec… Read more “”

The Crest is a beautiful place, spacious enough for 6 adults and 2 kids. It had everything we needed and Jo made us feel at home with milk in the fridge already and a welcome basket. She had even hung… Read more “We would certainly recommend and would love to go back!”

“We had a fantastic time staying at Joanne’s. She was very communicative and check in was easy. The house was fantastic, everything that was promised and more. It was also very child friendly and the kids in our group loved… Read more “Fantastic House, everything promised & more.”

Beautiful property set in a lovely location with good views just on the edge of the village . You don’t need to go too far to enjoy lovely country walks. Road into the village can be dangerous at night as… Read more “Lovely 5 bedroom house!”

Well equipped family home. Great for family gatherings. Just off the main Droxford road, with nearby walks and nice local pub. Kate – February… Read more “Well equipped family home”

“This was a delightful house where we were able to spend a few days together for a family celebration. The equipment and facilities are first rate, there was enough space for us all, so that we were not on top… Read more “Good family holiday centre”

Lovely house with a beautiful garden. Perfect place to bring together family and friends for a birthday celebration. Plenty of space to get-together in both the house and the garden. Really well equipped; the house had everything we needed to… Read more “Bringing together family and friends”

It was a great place in a lovely landscape, we did nice walks and we had a very nice stay there despite the rain. With four children we had lots of space for all of us, even privacy with all… Read more “We have no idea how you could make this place even better”

We had a lovely stay here. A really great set-up all round; the garden was perfect for the kids inc toys and games to play with, and lots of space and different rooms in the house as well. All the… Read more “A really great set-up all round”

We’ve had a wonderful 3 nights in Droxford. The Crest has everything you could wish for….it’s light and airy ….offers comfortable living space and good sized bedroom. We enjoyed a meal at the village pub and had tea at the… Read more “The Crest has everything you could wish for”

We had a wonderful post Christmas celebration with family at this beautiful home. The house was extremely cosy, beautifully decorated and very well equipped. We could not have asked for more. Holly – December… Read more “Beautifully decorated and very well equipped”

We have just had our early Christmas family getaway here – some family have been before but it was our first time staying here – once you are in the drive you won’t want to leave !! It’s a great… Read more “Guardians of my favourite place 💗”

Brilliant accommodation like a home away from home. Very clean and had all the essentials. Beautiful family home. Kim – Feb… Read more “Beautiful family home”

Great house. For 6 of us we found it very spacious and comfortable. We were a little disappointed that we couldn’t walk into the village for an evening meal, the main road was just too busy and there was no… Read more “Great House!”

The website does this lovely house complete justice. It really is as good as it looks. An ideal place for our extended family to enjoy a big birthday weekend. Sally – March… Read more “It really is as good as it looks!”

Brilliant stay at this lovely house “Really beautiful house with stunning views – it had everything we needed to make our 4 day stay relaxing. We had a lovely time celebrating an 80th birthday (little welcome pack was provided on… Read more “Brilliant stay at this lovely house”

We had a big family get together at Droxford over a long weekend and had a fabulous time. The house is beautiful with everything you could possible want or need. We had eight adults and three children ranging from under… Read more “The house is beautiful with everything you could possible want or need.”

“Amazing place to stay, everything you need under 1 roof” – Nora April… Read more “Amazing place to stay, everything you need under 1 roof!”

“Amazing place, would visit again and again.” Maka – February… Read more ““Amazing place, would visit again and again.””

What a beautiful house! We stayed here for a week, with friends, and just loved the experience. Large common rooms where to spend pleasant moments, but also different spaces where it is possible to be quiet. There is even an… Read more “Seemed to go out of their way to think of everything”

Really enjoyed our stay, would highly recommend to anyone wanting to spend quality time with family and friends! Richard ~ April… Read more “Anyone wanting to spend quality time with family and friends!”

Relaxing holiday home for large family gathering. Lovely gardens to sit out and relax while watching children play. Sharon – June… Read more “Relaxing holiday home for large family gathering..”

We stayed at The Crest with my daughter’s wedding party. The house is gorgeous. Beautifully laid out and well equipped for everything. The owner, Jo, was incredibly helpful, throughout the booking process. The whole experience was… Read more “Wonderful Oasis!”

I chose the Crest on a recommendation from a friend who had visited the year before and it did not disappoint! It is a lovely spacious house with everything you could want. The welcome basket on arrival was also a… Read more “Lovely weekend away!”

The house was perfect for our needs, 3 generation family group. We noticed the road noise, nothing you can do about that. It was an expensive break, but that was because of the school half term which we had not… Read more “The house was perfect for our needs, 3 generations”

“Thank you to Jo & Family for what has been a special and memorable 2nd visit to The Crest for our family. This house couldn’t be more perfect for us , it’s so well equipped and we’ve loved every minute… Read more “Special and Memorable 2nd visit”

The Crest is a fabulous destination for families. We really couldn’t have asked for more. There’s plenty of space and yet it feels very cosy and homely without being cluttered which makes for a relaxing stay. Kitchen is well equipped… Read more “Fabulous destination for families”

We had a wonderful time, the house was perfect for our group of 9 and had everything we needed. Check in was so easy and the communication was brilliant throughout. Wouldn’t hesitate to come back. Camilla – May… Read more “Wouldn’t hesitate to come back”

We had a lovely stay at The Crest in July. The house had everything we needed, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, games, toys, comfy living room etc! Jo was extremely helpful and very quick to respond to any needs. Would highly… Read more “The house had everything we needed”

Excellent well equipped property. Jo is a great host. Chris ~ April… Read more “Excellent well equipped property”

This was the perfect house for us to get together as an extended multigenerational family (7 adults & 2 young children) to celebrate my birthday. The house and garden are lovely with lots of space for everyone and catered for… Read more “Would definitely recommend and would love to go back!”

Vanessa Oct 2016: Brilliant weekend in a lovely house. Loved the gardens, views and vegetable… Read more “Brilliant Weekend!”

***** A very comfortable and spacious country house and annexe, offering ideal accommodation for children and adults and also very dog friendly. Jo provides excellent notes and advice on the area and local amenities with lots of ideas of things… Read more “Truly a home from home”

A fabulous house in a pretty location. The garden is a lovely spot and spacious. The house was clean and well stocked with what you needed. Every room was great and felt spacious. The annex is like having another house… Read more “Every room was great and felt spacious”

Our family of 4 (plus dog) had an amazing stay at The Crest. The house and garden are gorgeous, and interior decor was modern and homely at the same time – it really felt like a ‘home away from home’… Read more “There is a rigorous cleaning policy in place which made us feel very secure”

We stayed at the house for a weekend and would have loved to stay longer! We visited as a group of friends with children aged from 5 months to 6 years and it really did have everything we needed and… Read more “Wonderful house with everything we could possibly need and really helpful owner”

***** Wonderful midweek stay at the Crest with 3 generations of our family celebrating my 70th birthday. Lots of things to do and we would like to have extended our stay. Close to Paultons Park,Winchester and Portsmouth where we had… Read more “”

“Everything you’ll need and more, amazing location and perfect example and location for the English to visit and to show the UK off for the beautiful country it is. Would certainly go back. Thank you” James Sept… Read more “Amazing!”

Our first time booking AirBnB and our two families got together at Jo’s beautiful home for a joint birthday and anniversary celebration. All 8 of us and our 2 dogs really, and I mean really, enjoyed our stay. We were… Read more “Wow moment as we opened doors and went from room to room”

A lovely house, decorated for Christmas ☺️ Great size and well stocked, Jo supplied a cot bed and baby bath for our friends staying in the annex. It was a really lovely weekend in a great house. Graham – December… Read more “A lovely house, decorated for Christmas *****”

The Crest was the perfect place for our long overdue family reunion. The house is beautiful with everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable. Although we had planned a few day trips, we ended up spending most… Read more “My son is already asking when we are going back!”

Just had a lovely weekend with family….the lounge was the perfect place to reminisce over old photos. Great accommodation.   —-March… Read more “Great Accommodation”

We had the most amazing week here! It is a fantastically thought through, incredibly spacious, clean and tidy holiday home with everything you could want/need for a luxurious week away. The gardens kept the children entertained for days and are… Read more “Dream house in a dream location ❤️”

“Beautiful house set in the beautiful countryside. Jo takes care of all the little details which makes the experience special. The kids had a great time in the garden and the games room. Good food at close proximity. We had… Read more “Jo takes care of all the little details which makes the experience special”

“Jo is a lovely host, who was available for support during our stay. This house has a nice character with plenty of space and lovely garden with BBQ. It is set in a remote part of the South Downs national… Read more “This house has a nice character with plenty of space & lovely garden”

What a fantastic stay we had at The Crest Such a beautiful house in a wonderful peaceful environment, we all fell in love with your gorgeous house . Our family of 7 felt totally chilled and relaxed here and  my… Read more “Such a beautiful house in a wonderful peaceful environment”

We had a fabulous time at the Crest the weekend before Christmas having had to cancel the year before because of Covid restrictions. Three generations of 6 adults and 3 children aged 5, 7 & 10 years celebrating together again.… Read more “Perfect accommodation comfortable, spacious and extremely well equipped”

Beautiful spacious house and garden with all the facilities you could possibly need. Very clean and well looked after. Great communication with host and very detailed pre-arrival information. Would love to return in the future. June… Read more “Beautiful spacious house and garden with all the facilities you could possibly need”

***** “A beautiful and welcoming home which was well equipped and certainly met all our needs.  Would highly recommend” Michael & Family August 2018… Read more “A beautiful and welcoming home”

We had a lovely weekend break at The Crest in November. Beautiful home in lovely surroundings. Easy to get to Winchester for the Christmas market and also the sea for a cold swim! Jo provided lots of really useful information… Read more “Winchester for the Christmas market & the sea for a cold swim”

Excellent family celebration. Very spacious and accommodated… Read more “Excellent”

“Two families, 4 children from 9 months to seven years! A prefect House for Grandma & Grandpa to have all the children and grand-children together.  As a hotelier, I really appreciate how well equipped, clean and welcoming your lovely house… Read more “A perfect house for Grandma & Grandpa to have Children and Grandchildren”

“The Crest is a fabulous destination for families. We really couldn’t have asked for more. There’s plenty of space and yet it feels very cosy and homely without being cluttered which makes for a relaxing stay. Kitchen is well equipped… Read more “The Crest is a fabulous destination for families”

We had a WONDERFUL stay here. It is peaceful location and a very well appointed house!   Edward Button – March 2021 Business… Read more “Peaceful location and a very well appointed house.”

“We thoroughly enjoyed our week at The Crest.  All dealings with Jo were very easy and the house is beautiful. On arrival we found a welcome basket with wine, chocolates and even doggie treats, The house is set in beautiful… Read more “A beautiful home located in wonderful countryside ★ ★ ★ ★ ★””

This is a lovely property in a great part of the country. Its location means local sights are very accessible and we managed day trips to the isle of wight, marwell zoo and plenty more. The house is amazing with… Read more “This is a lovely property in a great part of the country”

The Crest!! What a beautiful home and gardens we had the pleasure of staying at summer 2019. My husband and I with our 3 sons and their families came from the USA to England for a family wedding. We all… Read more “The Crest!! What a beautiful home and gardens”

We had an absolutely fantastic time at the Crest, the house has everything you need and is in a lovely location. The house was spotless, which in the current climate gives you a lot of comfort! We spent a lot… Read more “Everything you need and in a lovely location”

We stayed at The Crest for a 60th birthday celebration weekend. The house was perfect, it had everything you could need. It’s in a great position to visit local attractions too. My daughter really enjoyed playing with the dolls house… Read more “Fantastic holiday home”

Three generations of our family met for birthday celebrations. The house and garden was perfect! Plenty of space for us all in beautiful surroundings. It is a real ‘home from home’, and that is reflected in the fact that we… Read more “3 Generations in 1 House”

Super house. Used as a home while we were having work done on our own. Jill ~ January… Read more “Super house”

“It’s a beautiful spacious but homely home perfect for our 3 families getting away for my mums 70th. The garden was a great adventure for the 3 kiddies. Amazing Wittering beach 40 mins drive way or the stunning Forest of… Read more “Beautiful Spacious Homely home”

“The house was as described, really beautiful and spacious! Communication was very clear throughout and Jo was an excellent host. We hope to come back again soon!”   Alison Oct… Read more “We hope to come back again soon!”

Highly recommended the Crest, ideal for family to meet up and enjoy time together, great walks nearby and village pub. Paul – Nov… Read more “Highly recommended the Crest”

We are an extended family of 6 adults (2 being grandparents) 3 children aged 2, 3 and 5 and 1 dog. I think that The Crest must have been specifically designed for us. The garden is of a good size,… Read more “Perfect, just Perfect!”

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a lovely home. Jo’s communication was excellent, the best we have had on a number of Airbnb visits. We had everything we needed in the home and garden. Thank you Mark ~ April… Read more “The best we have had on a number of Airbnb visits”

We have just spent a lovely long weekend at The Crest celebrating a birthday. Six adults and a two year old. Plenty of space and outdoor sitting space. Luckily the weather was sunny so we were able to relax in… Read more “A great place for family get togethers”

We had a great time staying in this lovely house. The communication from the owner was super fast and really friendly, and overall I’d thoroughly recommend the property! James – July… Read more “Just Lovely”

“This house is really very special and was a great size for our family get together.” We loved the views and the large garden and it was lovely to be able to eat together at the large dining table. The… Read more “Fantastic house in a lovely rural setting but close to Portsmouth and Winchester – we loved it”

This place is just so fantastic. We have just had a family get together there and everything is well catered for from children to dogs to the adults. I can’t recommend The Crest enough! Karen ~ Oct… Read more “I can’t recommend The Crest enough”

“Lovely spacious house, Annex is a great space, would happily stay again if in the area.  Great communication and felt very welcomed” Josh.  January… Read more ““Felt very welcomed””

Everything was great. House, location, and service, was excellent. I would come back and I recommend this property very highly. Edward – November… Read more “Perfect in every way”

This is a lovely house, equipped to a high standard. It’s great to have a living room that accommodates everyone. Perfect for a weekend getaway, highly recommended.   Tim – Feb… Read more “Perfect for a weekend getaway”

Great house for getting together in a bigger group. Good quality fixtures, fittings and equipment. Everything you need. The gift communicated well before arrival so check in was easy. John – March… Read more “Great house for getting together in a bigger group”

“The Crest is the ideal getaway for a family gathering or holiday. The house is lovely, warm and welcoming. The kitchen has everything needed for self catering and there is an abundance of toys and games to keep children entertained.… Read more “Ideal getaway for a family gathering or holiday”

Three generations of the family stayed for a long weekend at this wonderful property which is well equipped for visitors of all ages. Jo & Lynne were so helpful from the reservation process right through to the security deposit refund,… Read more “Three generations of the family stayed for a long weekend”

We really enjoyed our stay and the back garden. Perfect spot for us to rest and go to visit friends and family in the area. Jenifer  – July… Read more “Perfect spot for us to rest and go to visit friends and family”

Excellent, well-equipped house for a large group. Great large lounge, dining room and kitchen with everything you could need. Very comfortable beds with good linens. Pretty, child friendly and dog friendly garden & plenty of off-road parking. It was great… Read more “Pretty, child friendly and dog friendly garden.”

We’ve just come back from a long weekend at The Crest.  The house is very comfortable and the welcome basket was thoughtful and much appreciated.  The garden is beautiful and we were lucky to have sunny days where we were… Read more “A lovely few days at The Crest”

The communication between the owner and us was fantastic, she was always very quick to get back to me if needed. The house was stunning, very clean, very spacious and the perfect amount of room for all 9 of us.… Read more “The house was stunning, very clean & very spacious”

We had a great stay at Jo’s house. The weather conditions allowed us to test both the indoors space and the garden. The house is very cozy and has all the amenities needed to enjoy time spent indoors; and we… Read more “The location and surroundings are wonderful”

What can I say the house was everything we could of wanted, perfect for the family gatherings we had planned with our visiting family from New Zealand. The kitchen had everything we needed for preparing all the feasts. The garden… Read more “What can I say the house was everything we could of wanted”

My friends and I booked The Crest for a 50th birthday and we all had a wonderful stay. The house is very well equipped, with plenty of entertainment for the young and older. Beautiful peaceful setting. And top it all… Read more “Beautiful house with beautiful surroundings.”

I would highly recommend Jo’s house to everyone. I stayed with my family for my daughters wedding at The 3 Choirs Vineyard, 15 minutes away. My Mum and Dad who where also celebrating their 60th Wedding anniversary stayed in the… Read more “The house is as perfect as you see in the photos & could not be faulted”

Great place, everything was top draw!   Angus – July… Read more “Great place, everything was top draw!”

The house and annex were perfect for a group of friends and one small baby – a short walk from the village, with a lovely local pub, as well as close to longer countryside footpaths for the keen walkers! The… Read more “A short walk from the village, with a lovely local pub”

What a lovely place Jo offers to her guests, we felt right at home on walking in to this beautiful property. Jo had made sure is was warm, inviting and Christmassy with a lovely welcome pack for the humans and… Read more “”

Amazing stay, perfect house in perfect location. Everything is top end and very pleasant from the rooms to the sheets to the mattresses and showers. Lovely house for groups of friends or family. Fab location best Winchester, South Downs, Jane… Read more “Amazing stay, perfect house in perfect location”

“Fantastic stay, beautiful house and gardens. The host Jo was extremely helpful and responsive.” Emma – Feb… Read more “Fantastic stay, beautiful house and gardens”

The house and the garden very comfortable and stylish. You will find everything you need for a relaxing holiday.  The website of the landlord is very detailed and well arranged. It gives a lot of detailed information about the house, the surroundings… Read more “Great holiday with family and friends”

Met all our expectations, would love to come back in spring/summer, the garden looked like it would be lovely for relaxing with a cool drink and a barbeque. Jo was the perfect host, communication was excellent. Carol ~ Nov… Read more “Lovely for relaxing with a cool drink and BBQ”

This is a lovely property in a great part of the country. Its location means local sights are very accessible and we managed day trips to the isle of wight, marwell zoo and plenty more. The house is amazing with… Read more “This is a lovely property in a great part of the country”

Excellent well equipped property. Jo is a great host. Chris ~ April… Read more “Excellent well equipped property”

We had a fabulous time at the Crest the weekend before Christmas having had to cancel the year before because of Covid restrictions. Three generations of 6 adults and 3 children aged 5, 7 & 10 years celebrating together again.… Read more “Perfect accommodation comfortable, spacious and extremely well equipped”

We stayed at The Crest with my daughter’s wedding party. The house is gorgeous. Beautifully laid out and well equipped for everything. The owner, Jo, was incredibly helpful, throughout the booking process. The whole experience was… Read more “Wonderful Oasis!”

“A fabulous house, great position, perfect for our girls get together” “Lots of parking, spacious lounge, well equipped kitchen, lovely garden, comfortable beds, good location, lovely welcome pack. We went early December and there were Christmas decorations and a beautiful… Read more “A fabulous house, great position, perfect for our girls get together *****”

We are an extended family of 6 adults (2 being grandparents) 3 children aged 2, 3 and 5 and 1 dog. I think that The Crest must have been specifically designed for us. The garden is of a good size,… Read more “Perfect, just Perfect!”

Quintessential English country house. A magnificent venue for a family get together. Fantastic BBQ, great garden to explore and play in, quality furnishings, extensive amenities including extras like kids toys. Strongly recommended! Gareth ~ June… Read more “Quintessential English country house”

Lovely stay at very cosy house in beautiful surroundings. Great big garden with BBQ and Wendy house for the children. Lots of bedroom, well stocked kitchen and Jo is an excellent host who provides perfect information. Kate ~ April… Read more “Cosy house in beautiful surroundings”

“First class accommodation. Gorgeous house. Great hosts. Highly recommended. We had an amazing stay and will be back for sure *****” Sam Nov… Read more “First class accommodation *****”

“Perfect long weekend with friends.  Lovely house, really comfy with beautiful garden. Joanne was very helpful with email and instructions which made finding and using the house really easy. A group of seven of us had a lovely comfortable weekend”… Read more “Perfect long weekend with friends”

Thanks Jo, We had a great few day and really helped making my mums 75th memorable. Chris ~ Oct… Read more “Excellent property”

We’ve just come back from a long weekend at The Crest.  The house is very comfortable and the welcome basket was thoughtful and much appreciated.  The garden is beautiful and we were lucky to have sunny days where we were… Read more “A lovely few days at The Crest”

Love this property, we always have a great break here. It is clean and well equipped. Highly… Read more “Love this property, we always have a great break”

Brilliant accommodation like a home away from home. Very clean and had all the essentials. Beautiful family home. Kim – Feb… Read more “Beautiful family home”

Great place to stay, lovely house and gardens for a relaxing holiday Andrea ~ Oct… Read more “Great place to stay, lovely house and gardens for a relaxing holiday”

Our family of four shared The Crest for three nights during February half term with a friend and her children. The house and annex provided more than enough space for our group of seven. The bedrooms were very comfortable and… Read more “Thank you for a relaxing stay!”

This is a lovely house, equipped to a high standard. It’s great to have a living room that accommodates everyone. Perfect for a weekend getaway, highly recommended.   Tim – Feb… Read more “Perfect for a weekend getaway”

“Amazing Host. Quick to respond, amazing property and outstanding value for money. Highly recommend” — Philip Sept… Read more “Amazing Property”

Really enjoyed our stay, would highly recommend to anyone wanting to spend quality time with family and friends! Richard ~ April… Read more “Anyone wanting to spend quality time with family and friends!”

Many thanks for having us at your amazing cottage. We all had a great time. Also many thanks for the speedy communications and excellent support. Much appreciated. –March… Read more “Amazing Cottage”

We visited The Crest as a group of 3 families during Easter week. The house is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped with everything needed to accommodate six adults and three children. – April… Read more “The ideal venue for a short break”

We stayed at The Crest completely last minute and we are so happy we did! The house itself is so lovely, obviously well cared for and with every amenity you could imagine! It’s such a breath of fresh air to… Read more “Well cared for and with every amenity you could imagine”

“We had a fantastic time staying at Joanne’s. She was very communicative and check in was easy. The house was fantastic, everything that was promised and more. It was also very child friendly and the kids in our group loved… Read more “Fantastic House, everything promised & more.”

We wanted to thank you for the use of your lovely house for our get together. We loved the house, the quality of the items for our use and the facilities at our disposal. The house was spotless when we… Read more “Exceptional holiday home”

An excellent time had by all! The house had everything you could possibly need, feels like a family home rather than a holiday let. Lots of attractions nearby and shops, pubs and restaurants within easy reach. We will definitely be… Read more “An Excellent time had by all!”

“Lovely, spacious house in a great location. Perfect for a family get together. Lovely and clean and Jo responded to enquiries really quickly. Definitely recommend.” – Gemma & Family January… Read more “Lovely, Spacious House in Great Location”

We are eight old friends celebrating big birthdays missed during lockdown. The house was perfect for us. Plenty of room, including two sitting rooms (football in one & a film in the other). Comfy beds and a lovely & spacious… Read more “Comfy beds and a lovely & spacious garden *****”

Aerial Photo The Crest

“Three generations on a family holiday and our second stay at The Crest. The house had everything we could have needed or wanted with plenty of space to spread out. It really is a home from home – just feels… Read more “A very well equipped house with plenty of space”

“We had another fantastic stay at The Crest. This is a wonderful property in an amazing location with a great host. We highly recommend it.” James – Dec… Read more “”

We had a big family get together at Droxford over a long weekend and had a fabulous time. The house is beautiful with everything you could possible want or need. We had eight adults and three children ranging from under… Read more “The house is beautiful with everything you could possible want or need.”

This was a great place for a get together of a collection of old friends. We cooked, we drank, we hiked. The house was spotless and well equipped, from games through to bathrooms. David ~ June… Read more “Lovely house and location”

Everything was great. House, location, and service, was excellent. I would come back and I recommend this property very highly. Edward – November… Read more “Perfect in every way”

“Beautiful house set in the beautiful countryside. Jo takes care of all the little details which makes the experience special. The kids had a great time in the garden and the games room. Good food at close proximity. We had… Read more “Jo takes care of all the little details which makes the experience special”

Brilliant stay at this lovely house “Really beautiful house with stunning views – it had everything we needed to make our 4 day stay relaxing. We had a lovely time celebrating an 80th birthday (little welcome pack was provided on… Read more “Brilliant stay at this lovely house”

We had a wonderful post Christmas celebration with family at this beautiful home. The house was extremely cosy, beautifully decorated and very well equipped. We could not have asked for more. Holly – December… Read more “Beautifully decorated and very well equipped”

Great host and a wonderful property. loved the garden and our 18 month had the time of her life with all the garden toys! thank you Jo. Vicki – July… Read more “Our 18 month had the time of her life with all the garden toys”

“We had a great stay at Jo’s place in Droxford. The house is lovely and very well equipped, and Jo is a fantastic host.”   Dan Sept… Read more “The House is lovely & very well Equipped”

Jo was a fantastic host, her communication and responses were very quick and helpful. She went the further mile to suggest near by places to check out and was very helpful with any queries. The house was lovely, exactly like… Read more “The house was lovely, exactly like the pictures, if not better”

“The Crest is a wonderful family house. Very spacious, comfy beds and a great garden. The kitchen has everything and more than you would need. Highly recommended and we will hopefully be back soon. Thank you Jo.” Gillian  – June… Read more “Spacious, comfy beds & a great garden”

“Fantastic house, exceptionally well prepared and clean. Such a lovely welcome basket too and we really appreciated the Happy Birthday signs – so thoughtful. I would highly recommend this property to any large group or family wanting to spend time… Read more “Fabulous house and location for a family celebration”

Everything about this house was Perfect! We stayed here at the end of Feb 2017. The communication with the owner was fantastic throughout the process, and extremely helpful. The house was perfect. The Welcome Basket on our arrival was a… Read more “Everything about this house was Perfect!”

Three generations of our family met for birthday celebrations. The house and garden was perfect! Plenty of space for us all in beautiful surroundings. It is a real ‘home from home’, and that is reflected in the fact that we… Read more “3 Generations in 1 House”

Our family of 4 (plus dog) had an amazing stay at The Crest. The house and garden are gorgeous, and interior decor was modern and homely at the same time – it really felt like a ‘home away from home’… Read more “There is a rigorous cleaning policy in place which made us feel very secure”

“Jo has a great house in the South Downs. It’s an incredible, clean Airbnb house, with amazing facilities, especially for children. The garden is beautiful and house is lovely throughout. We appreciated the quick communication from Jo and her answering… Read more “A Great House in the South Downs”

Three generations of our family met for birthday celebrations. The house and garden was perfect! Plenty of space for us all in beautiful surroundings. It is a real ‘home from home’, and that is reflected in the fact that we… Read more “3 Generations under 1 roof”

We had a wonderful time, the house was perfect for our group of 9 and had everything we needed. Check in was so easy and the communication was brilliant throughout. Wouldn’t hesitate to come back. Camilla – May… Read more “Wouldn’t hesitate to come back”

Over the last 13 years we have had many holidays with friends, sharing various houses all across the south of England. The Crest is without doubt one of the best places we have ever stayed. The house is really beautiful… Read more “The Crest is without doubt one of the best places we have ever stayed”

Lovely relaxing home with enough to do even in… Read more “Lovely relaxing home with enough to do even in November”

“Lovely spacious house, Annex is a great space, would happily stay again if in the area.  Great communication and felt very welcomed” Josh.  January… Read more ““Felt very welcomed””

Character property with all the modern conveniences one could need. Very attentive and helpful host. Great base to explore The New Forest, The South Downs and coastal areas such as Portsmouth and Southampton. Thanks for the recommendations in your guide.… Read more “The Crest is lovely – lots of character with all the modern conveniences”

We stayed at the house for a weekend and would have loved to stay longer! We visited as a group of friends with children aged from 5 months to 6 years and it really did have everything we needed and… Read more “Wonderful house with everything we could possibly need and really helpful owner”

I chose the Crest on a recommendation from a friend who had visited the year before and it did not disappoint! It is a lovely spacious house with everything you could want. The welcome basket on arrival was also a… Read more “Lovely weekend away!”

The Crest is a spacious, comfortable house with a large garden suitable for family get togethers. It is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you might need from tin openers to toys. We had a lovely three generation break and… Read more “Would definitely stay again”

“This is the best AirBNB we have stayed at! It is a beautiful house! The space is very flexible and allows adults and kids their own space to enjoy. We loved that everything you could need is provided at the… Read more “This is the best AirBNB we have stayed at!”

Amanda (Sept 2017) “Just had a wonderful weekend The Crest! There were 8 of us including 2 children and it was just perfect, spacious enough so we weren’t on top of each other but still lovely and cosy. Would definitely… Read more “Wonderful Weekend at The Crest”

5 Stars! We really enjoyed are stay at the Crest. Great house and location. Karl ~ March… Read more “Great house and location.”

Well equipped family home. Great for family gatherings. Just off the main Droxford road, with nearby walks and nice local pub. Kate – February… Read more “Well equipped family home”

Very comfortable, spacious house and gardens with added benefit of the 2 person annex. The house is beautiful inside and well equipped with everything you might need for the week. It was useful to have the two fridges- one in… Read more “The house is beautiful inside and well equipped”

5 stars all round for The Crest. The house is fantastic and perfect for a gathering. Great space both inside and outside the house with everything you’ll ever need. Jo was amazing and accommodating. The local area is also lovely.… Read more “5 stars all round for The Crest”

To date this is the most comfortable and beautiful home we have ever stayed. All the comforts of home with gorgeous countryside local towns pubs nearby. Driving easy on country roads, truly an English countryside experience! Jo was easy to… Read more “Gorgeous English Countryside Manor House 5 Stars!!”

What a beautiful house! We stayed here for a week, with friends, and just loved the experience. Large common rooms where to spend pleasant moments, but also different spaces where it is possible to be quiet. There is even an… Read more “Seemed to go out of their way to think of everything”

We had a great time staying in this lovely house. The communication from the owner was super fast and really friendly, and overall I’d thoroughly recommend the property! James – July… Read more “Just Lovely”

“Our two families have holidayed together for years and this is one of the best houses we’ve stayed in.  Love the quality of the beds and furniture, beautiful well kept home.  Thank-you for making us so welcome, we hope to… Read more “One of the Best Houses We’ve Stayed In!”

Due to the restriction of only allow 6 people we had to cancel our first planned holiday and rebook for just 6 of us. We found this little gem! Jo was so helpful before booking, answering all our questions as… Read more “Would definitely recommend and we can wait to come back 😊”

6 of us gathered at Jo’s beautiful house for a University reunion. The house is very spacious and was perfect for our needs. The kitchen is very well equipped so we were able to cook. There are great walks from… Read more “Great walks from the house”

We had a lovely stay at The Crest in July. The house had everything we needed, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, games, toys, comfy living room etc! Jo was extremely helpful and very quick to respond to any needs. Would highly… Read more “The house had everything we needed”

House was beautiful, stocked with everything you need. The garden was lovely the kids loved it. Jo was very helpful always comes back promptly with responses. I would definitely go there again. Angela – April… Read more “House was beautiful, stocked with everything you need.”

Really great and comfortable place. Beautiful and well furnished. Lovely countryside nearby too. Nick – November… Read more “Beautiful and well furnished.”

The Crest was the perfect choice for our family long weekend break! Plenty to do in the area for old and young alike and the house more than met our needs as a family. Wouldn’t hesitate to return! Nicola –… Read more “Wouldn’t hesitate to return!”

“Jo has a great house in the South Downs. It’s an incredible, clean Airbnb house, with amazing facilities, especially for children. The garden is beautiful and house is lovely throughout. We appreciated the quick communication from Jo and her answering… Read more “Incredible, clean Airbnb house, with amazing facilities”

Lovely place ideal for 6 adults, 2 toddlers and a dog! Plenty of room for us all and the garden is great! Laura ~ June… Read more “”

We had a lovely stay here. A really great set-up all round; the garden was perfect for the kids inc toys and games to play with, and lots of space and different rooms in the house as well. All the… Read more “A really great set-up all round”

“It’s a beautiful spacious but homely home perfect for our 3 families getting away for my mums 70th. The garden was a great adventure for the 3 kiddies. Amazing Wittering beach 40 mins drive way or the stunning Forest of… Read more “Beautiful Spacious Homely home”

***** A very comfortable and spacious country house and annexe, offering ideal accommodation for children and adults and also very dog friendly. Jo provides excellent notes and advice on the area and local amenities with lots of ideas of things… Read more “Truly a home from home”

“The house was as described, really beautiful and spacious! Communication was very clear throughout and Jo was an excellent host. We hope to come back again soon!”   Alison Oct… Read more “We hope to come back again soon!”

Very comfortable, spacious house and gardens with added benefit of the 2 person annex. The house is beautiful inside and well equipped with everything you might need for the week. It was useful to have the two fridges- one in… Read more “Great place for a large family get-together, with plenty of places to hide away too!”

We had an amazing Easter week at the Crest, a beautiful house in the Meon valley, everything we could wish for….. Jo answered any questions and also made sure we had complete peace and privacy….. everything in the pictures and… Read more “In real life it’s better”

First class all the way ! ★★★★★ I booked The Crest for my husbands surprise 60th celebration, for my family. From the beginning Jo was brilliant in all communication of me asking questions with regard to places to eat etc.… Read more “First Class All The Way! ★★★★★”

“Great place with a beautiful garden. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, thanks Jo and co.” Helen – March… Read more “Great place with a beautiful garden”

Vanessa Oct 2016: Brilliant weekend in a lovely house. Loved the gardens, views and vegetable… Read more “Brilliant Weekend!”

We stayed at The Crest with family for a special birthday celebration and had a fantastic time. The house is very comfortable with lots of space for different generations to spread out. It is very well equipped with everything you… Read more “A very relaxing place to stay”

Amazing house with lovely gardens in a beautiful setting. Everything you could possibly need for your stay is to hand. I would definitely recommend this stay Mark – Nov… Read more “Amazing house with lovely gardens in a beautiful setting”

The house and garden were excellent for our party of 6 adults and 2 small children. A bonus was toys, bikes, games and a tree house which the children loved. We enjoyed the lovely circular walk where the children played… Read more “Multigenerational birthday celebration”

Lovely house with a beautiful garden. Perfect place to bring together family and friends for a birthday celebration. Plenty of space to get-together in both the house and the garden. Really well equipped; the house had everything we needed to… Read more “Bringing together family and friends”

The house was large, well appointed, with plenty of room to spread out. The nearby Baker’s Arm Pub had excellent food. A convenience store and fuel station was right around the block, easy walking distance. William ~ Sept… Read more “Well appointed, with plenty of room to spread out”

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a lovely home. Jo’s communication was excellent, the best we have had on a number of Airbnb visits. We had everything we needed in the home and garden. Thank you Mark ~ April… Read more “The best we have had on a number of Airbnb visits”

Was like a home from home. Already booked to come back in March… Read more “Was like a home from home!”

Highly recommended the Crest, ideal for family to meet up and enjoy time together, great walks nearby and village pub. Paul – Nov… Read more “Highly recommended the Crest”

“A beautiful home which was perfect for our family weekend” – Holly January… Read more ““A beautiful home which was perfect for our family weekend””

Lovely house perfect host George – April… Read more “Lovely house perfect host”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  We came across The Crest when searching for a short weekend getaway for a family birthday celebration. The Crest looked so homely and, it certainly did not disappoint. In fact it exceeded all our expectations from the moment Jo… Read more “A Wonderful stay at this beautiful welcoming home.”

21st Sept “Had a fabulous stay, beautiful home and lucky enough to have perfect weather. Thank you so much for the welcome basket, very thoughtful. We highly recommend and hope to return one… Read more “Fabulous Stay Beautiful Home”

Our first time booking AirBnB and our two families got together at Jo’s beautiful home for a joint birthday and anniversary celebration. All 8 of us and our 2 dogs really, and I mean really, enjoyed our stay. We were… Read more “Wow moment as we opened doors and went from room to room”

Just had a lovely weekend with family….the lounge was the perfect place to reminisce over old photos. Great accommodation.   —-March… Read more “Great Accommodation”

We had a wonderful stay at the Crest. The property is very spacious and the two toddlers in our group absolutely loved running around the house. The two separate sitting areas were ideal as one was used mostly as a… Read more “Without doubt a family home which had everything we needed”

***** Have visited several times with my family for a great holiday along the south coast. We basically all think its perfect. Plenty of space for our young children, so relaxing “back at base” was as fun as exploring the… Read more “We basically all think its perfect!”

Excellent, well-equipped house for a large group. Great large lounge, dining room and kitchen with everything you could need. Very comfortable beds with good linens. Pretty, child friendly and dog friendly garden & plenty of off-road parking. It was great… Read more “Pretty, child friendly and dog friendly garden.”

Thankyou Jo – we had a wonderful stay in such a lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country – would love to repeat in the summer months. Everything was well-ordered and thanks again to your husband for coming… Read more “”

“We had an absolutely fabulous time! Thank you ever so much for the wonderful welcome hamper and note, it was a great start to our weekend. The house was amazing, just perfect for all of us, giving each of us the space… Read more “We had an absolutely fabulous time!”

“Everything you’ll need and more, amazing location and perfect example and location for the English to visit and to show the UK off for the beautiful country it is. Would certainly go back. Thank you” James Sept… Read more “Amazing!”

“We had a fabulous stay at The Crest for Christmas with family, the house worked perfectly for all of us. Beautifully decorated for Christmas and we did as suggested and just put our presents under the tree ! Jo was… Read more “Fabulous Christmas Stay!”

The website does this lovely house complete justice. It really is as good as it looks. An ideal place for our extended family to enjoy a big birthday weekend. Sally – March… Read more “It really is as good as it looks!”

We have just had our early Christmas family getaway here – some family have been before but it was our first time staying here – once you are in the drive you won’t want to leave !! It’s a great… Read more “Guardians of my favourite place 💗”

Our family of 7 adults, 2 toddlers and a newborn stayed here for my 60th birthday. A fabulous home from home and has everything you could need. A beautiful house and gardens you don’t want to leave! Jo was very… Read more “A beautiful house and gardens you don’t want to leave!”

It was a great place in a lovely landscape, we did nice walks and we had a very nice stay there despite the rain. With four children we had lots of space for all of us, even privacy with all… Read more “We have no idea how you could make this place even better”

We really enjoyed our stay and the back garden. Perfect spot for us to rest and go to visit friends and family in the area. Jenifer  – July… Read more “Perfect spot for us to rest and go to visit friends and family”

The Crest!! What a beautiful home and gardens we had the pleasure of staying at summer 2019. My husband and I with our 3 sons and their families came from the USA to England for a family wedding. We all… Read more “The Crest!! What a beautiful home and gardens”

Great place, had a blast! 2 from Canada, 2 from Oregon, 1 North Carolina, 1 Washington State! Many thanks, we will be back Cheers – May… Read more “Great Place – Had a blast!”

“This was a delightful house where we were able to spend a few days together for a family celebration. The equipment and facilities are first rate, there was enough space for us all, so that we were not on top… Read more “Good family holiday centre”

“Amazing place to stay, everything you need under 1 roof” – Nora April… Read more “Amazing place to stay, everything you need under 1 roof!”

We have just spent a lovely long weekend at The Crest celebrating a birthday. Six adults and a two year old. Plenty of space and outdoor sitting space. Luckily the weather was sunny so we were able to relax in… Read more “A great place for family get togethers”

“We had a lovely weekend staying at Joanne’s beautiful home! Spotlessly clean with a great garden for the kids to play in and lots of thoughtful touches. Will definitely be back if we are in the area again!” – Tom… Read more “Great garden & lots of thoughtful touches”

Wonderful house in a beautiful location. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer stay. Dave – May… Read more “Wonderful house in a beautiful location. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer stay.”

“For larger family gatherings, The Crest has everything you could possibly need, spacious well furnished comfortable rooms with character and ambience and it’s obvious that a lot of care has been taken in ensuring that all age groups are well… Read more “Nothing was missed, The Crest is exactly as described”

Relaxing holiday home for large family gathering. Lovely gardens to sit out and relax while watching children play. Sharon – June… Read more “Relaxing holiday home for large family gathering..”

“Thank you once more for they stay in your lovely house. We had a great break away from busy life building some great family memories. What more can you want over the New Year break! Loved the touches like shampoo… Read more “A great time in your lovely spacious house”

This was the perfect house for us to get together as an extended multigenerational family (7 adults & 2 young children) to celebrate my birthday. The house and garden are lovely with lots of space for everyone and catered for… Read more “Would definitely recommend and would love to go back!”

Thank you Jo for the use of your lovely home. All the facilities and resources were well considered. The weather was poor so we spent more time inside than we anticipated. The games, x-box, foosball, large dining table with serving… Read more “We had lots of fun”

“Large comfortable and quiet property which we thoroughly enjoyed staying in. We’d hoped for a peaceful retreat from which we could explore the local points of interest and that’s exactly what we got. Lovely game den which I would have… Read more “Spacious comfortable and with every amenity *****”

My family and I stayed at the Crest during a holiday in Hampshire. The home was gorgeous, and our children loved the yard, swing, and playhouse. The home is close to a nice village, and convenient to a number of… Read more “The home was gorgeous, and our children loved the yard, swing, and playhouse.”

We had an enjoyable weekend away at this gorgeous house despite the wet weather. Great size house that manages to keep a cozy feel to it. We managed three enjoyable meals at to local pub, that was for once, the… Read more “Would not hesitate to go back *****”

This place is just so fantastic. We have just had a family get together there and everything is well catered for from children to dogs to the adults. I can’t recommend The Crest enough! Karen ~ Oct… Read more “I can’t recommend The Crest enough”

Excellent family celebration. Very spacious and accommodated… Read more “Excellent”

A stay at The Crest will make any occasion extra special as the property has everything you will possibly need-from ease of booking, communication with the host to comfort, space and cleanliness throughout. I would thoroughly recommend this property. Mary… Read more “A stay at The Crest will make any occasion extra special!”

The house was perfect for our needs, 3 generation family group. We noticed the road noise, nothing you can do about that. It was an expensive break, but that was because of the school half term which we had not… Read more “The house was perfect for our needs, 3 generations”

“We loved the location, easy access to Winchester, Southampton and the beautiful south coast. The house has lots of room, it really didn’t feel like there was 6 adults and 4 children in the house.  All the children loved the… Read more “We loved the location, easy access to Winchester, Southampton & the beautiful south coast.”

“A beautiful house with everything you need to relax and unwind. Perfect for children and great location.” Evan – March… Read more “Beautiful house, everything you need to relax & unwind. Perfect for children and great location”

“This house is really very special and was a great size for our family get together.” We loved the views and the large garden and it was lovely to be able to eat together at the large dining table. The… Read more “Fantastic house in a lovely rural setting but close to Portsmouth and Winchester – we loved it”

This property was comfortable, well equipped and spacious. Seemed to go out of their way to think of everything. Lovely to have toys for the children -possibly a few too many bits and pieces around for very small children. The… Read more “Seemed to go out of their way to think of everything”

What a fantastic stay we had at The Crest Such a beautiful house in a wonderful peaceful environment, we all fell in love with your gorgeous house . Our family of 7 felt totally chilled and relaxed here and  my… Read more “Such a beautiful house in a wonderful peaceful environment”

We could tell from photos that The Crest was going to be lovely, but photos don’t really do it justice. We arrived at nearly midnight on the first day, and the house was pure comfort and magic. Warm, spotless, so… Read more “The photos don’t do it justice!”

“This house is spacious and homely.  The garden is big and there are plenty of places to chill out, the patio, the BBQ area, the two living rooms, the dining room.  Ideal for a big family.” ~ Rachel August… Read more “Spacious and Homely”

Lovely house which is extremely well equipped with anything you may need, I have never been to such a well equipped holiday home. This home also provides everything you may need for a child/children. The host provides a lovely welcome… Read more “The local Indian that Jo recommends is delicious!”

“A beautiful and welcoming home in the country. Nice and removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, but within striking distance of many places to explore (i.e. 20-30 mins from Winchester or Portsmouth). Well appointed home with lovely… Read more “A beautiful and welcoming home in the country”

Fabulous weekend! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We had a wonderful weekend with 3 generations celebrating 2 birthdays. Accommodation was wonderful – had everything we needed and so spacious. The kids loved the big garden and the Wii, great to… Read more “Fabulous weekend!”

***** Wonderful midweek stay at the Crest with 3 generations of our family celebrating my 70th birthday. Lots of things to do and we would like to have extended our stay. Close to Paultons Park,Winchester and Portsmouth where we had… Read more “”

“The Crest is the ideal getaway for a family gathering or holiday. The house is lovely, warm and welcoming. The kitchen has everything needed for self catering and there is an abundance of toys and games to keep children entertained.… Read more “Ideal getaway for a family gathering or holiday”

“We booked The Crest for a family weekend to celebrate my mum’s 80th birthday. A lovely house with something for everyone from age 17 to 80. All the home comforts with plenty of space to spread out if needed. A… Read more “A lovely weekend in a great property”

Three generations of the family stayed for a long weekend at this wonderful property which is well equipped for visitors of all ages. Jo & Lynne were so helpful from the reservation process right through to the security deposit refund,… Read more “Three generations of the family stayed for a long weekend”

“Jo is a lovely host, who was available for support during our stay. This house has a nice character with plenty of space and lovely garden with BBQ. It is set in a remote part of the South Downs national… Read more “This house has a nice character with plenty of space & lovely garden”

We’ve had a wonderful 3 nights in Droxford. The Crest has everything you could wish for….it’s light and airy ….offers comfortable living space and good sized bedroom. We enjoyed a meal at the village pub and had tea at the… Read more “The Crest has everything you could wish for”

Great location and beautiful house. Really comfy, clean and had everything you could need. Zoe – Feb… Read more “Holiday house with great location”

“Perfect, Ideal, Spacious.  Loved the house. 6 adults and each had their own bed. Coffee in the garden & BBQ on the patio. Dinner at Bakers Arms just a short block from the house. Droxford is a great little village and… Read more “Perfect, Ideal, Spacious”

Visiting for a family wedding and Birthday party. The house is beautiful, so well stocked, extremely comfortable, perfect for a family get together. Thank you👌😄 Maureen – February… Read more “Extremely comfortable, perfect for a family get together”

Always a joy to leave a review for a property that impressed us. Large spacious rooms well decorated and comfy. With a wonderful large garden there is no need to leave if you just want to relax the day away.… Read more “Spacious, warm and inviting”

“We booked The Crest an additional three weeks after our first stay, can’t recommend it enough. Jo was very helpful and quick to respond to all questions and the house itself was perfect for us!” – Adam October… Read more “The House itself was perfect for us!”

“Beautiful house and rural location. Jo was the best host and was on hand if needed. We loved it so much we’ve booked another week.” Matt Nov… Read more “Beautiful house & rural location”

We had the most amazing week here! It is a fantastically thought through, incredibly spacious, clean and tidy holiday home with everything you could want/need for a luxurious week away. The gardens kept the children entertained for days and are… Read more “Dream house in a dream location ❤️”

Beautiful property set in a lovely location with good views just on the edge of the village . You don’t need to go too far to enjoy lovely country walks. Road into the village can be dangerous at night as… Read more “Lovely 5 bedroom house!”

Nice setting, beautiful garden, breathtaking views, nice cosy location. The bedroom was very comfy and airy. Got a 2 minute walk to the village and shop. I enjoyed my stay here 🙂 There were plenty of decent games and books… Read more “Nice setting, beautiful garden, breathtaking views, nice cosy location.”

We stayed over Christmas 2021 and had a lovely time. There was a lot of space and the facilities were great. We did a lot of cooking for 10 of us and we had all we needed. Jo was a… Read more “Highly recommended”

We had the best stay here, the property was immaculate, and the gardens incredible, local walks and pubs were fabulous, and the communication with the owner was quick and informative. We had the best time here and would recommend it… Read more “We had the best time here and would recommend it to anyone”

The property met with our expectations, it was well equipped and the property manager was extremely helpful Ian – February… Read more “Well equipped and the property manager was extremely helpful”

The Crest is a beautiful place, spacious enough for 6 adults and 2 kids. It had everything we needed and Jo made us feel at home with milk in the fridge already and a welcome basket. She had even hung… Read more “We would certainly recommend and would love to go back!”

“We had a wonderful time with the family.  Beautiful house & lovely surroundings!  We enjoyed visiting Southampton, Portsmouth & Bournemouth. Also a nice walk through the village. Many Thanks – We may visit again one day”  From The Netherlands 🙂… Read more “Beautiful House, lovely surroundings!”

***** “A beautiful and welcoming home which was well equipped and certainly met all our needs.  Would highly recommend” Michael & Family August 2018… Read more “A beautiful and welcoming home”

My family and I have just had a four day stay in this beautiful property and could have not been more impressed. The house is spotlessly clean and tidy, it is well equipped with lots of little extra touches, the… Read more “Lots of little extra touches”

Great house. For 6 of us we found it very spacious and comfortable. We were a little disappointed that we couldn’t walk into the village for an evening meal, the main road was just too busy and there was no… Read more “Great House!”

  The Feel Good Factor! Everything was right about the house. You feel comfortable as soon as you open the door. Fred & Family September 2018  … Read more “The Feel Good Factor *****”

“The Crest is a fabulous destination for families. We really couldn’t have asked for more. There’s plenty of space and yet it feels very cosy and homely without being cluttered which makes for a relaxing stay. Kitchen is well equipped… Read more “The Crest is a fabulous destination for families”

We stayed at the Crest and had a great week. The house was spotless and facilities were excellent. There was a welcome hamper on arrival which was nice and also information on nearby days out and walks. Jo was very… Read more “House was spotless and facilities were excellent”

Absolutely Amazing

This was a fabulous and wonderful holiday in Droxford and in this lovely house.  The rooms, the garden, the sense of this place is absolutely amazing! We loved it! 🙂   Kuhn Family, Germany – August… Read more “The rooms, the garden, the sense of this place is absolutely amazing!”

A wonderful Airbnb, exactly as described. House is absolutely lovely, garden is beautiful and my son loved running around and playing in it. House was spotless and generous toiletries and gifts were left for us. I highly recommend this place… Read more “Highly recommended for an excellent getaway”

“We celebrated a family birthday over a weekend at this property and loved it. It was very clean, spacious and had all of the amenities you needed. There were also some added extras (welcome hamper, card, birthday sign), which were… Read more “Very clean, spacious and had all of the amenities you needed”

“Two families, 4 children from 9 months to seven years! A prefect House for Grandma & Grandpa to have all the children and grand-children together.  As a hotelier, I really appreciate how well equipped, clean and welcoming your lovely house… Read more “A perfect house for Grandma & Grandpa to have Children and Grandchildren”

Every two years we have a ‘big house weekend’ with friends, normally exploring a new place each time. But we stayed at The Crest in 2017 and returned in 2019 because we loved it so much. The house is so… Read more “Things just work – no faffing about, you can just start enjoying your break as soon you arrive!”

We stayed at The Crest for a 60th birthday celebration weekend. The house was perfect, it had everything you could need. It’s in a great position to visit local attractions too. My daughter really enjoyed playing with the dolls house… Read more “Fantastic holiday home”

Great house, great location, great service from Joanne! David – Feb… Read more “We loved it 5 Stars *****”

Beautiful spacious house and garden with all the facilities you could possibly need. Very clean and well looked after. Great communication with host and very detailed pre-arrival information. Would love to return in the future. June… Read more “Beautiful spacious house and garden with all the facilities you could possibly need”

A fabulous house in a pretty location. The garden is a lovely spot and spacious. The house was clean and well stocked with what you needed. Every room was great and felt spacious. The annex is like having another house… Read more “Every room was great and felt spacious”

The Crest was the perfect place for our long overdue family reunion. The house is beautiful with everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable. Although we had planned a few day trips, we ended up spending most… Read more “My son is already asking when we are going back!”

We were very impressed by the beautiful location and property, and the high standard and comfortable furnishings. The stay was for my birthday/Christmas celebrations with my family and it felt like a home from home. My baby slept well, as… Read more “We were very impressed by the beautiful location and property”

We had a lovely weekend break at The Crest in November. Beautiful home in lovely surroundings. Easy to get to Winchester for the Christmas market and also the sea for a cold swim! Jo provided lots of really useful information… Read more “Winchester for the Christmas market & the sea for a cold swim”

“We thoroughly enjoyed our week at The Crest.  All dealings with Jo were very easy and the house is beautiful. On arrival we found a welcome basket with wine, chocolates and even doggie treats, The house is set in beautiful… Read more “A beautiful home located in wonderful countryside ★ ★ ★ ★ ★””

The house is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped and especially for children, with a lovely doll’s house in one bedroom which my three year-old grandson loved to play with. The tree house, swing and car were particular favourites too.… Read more “The tree house, swing & car were particular favourites”

Lovely house, very clean on arrival and great communication from host. Emily – December… Read more “Lovely house, very clean on arrival and great communication from host.”

Really great and comfortable place. Beautiful and well furnished. Lovely countryside nearby too. Nick – Nov… Read more “Really great & comfortable place, beautiful & well furnished. Lovely countryside nearby too”

Great place to stay with family and young children. Jo was great with their communication and instructions for the place. Beautiful garden and has everything that you need to feel like a home away from home. Highly recommended. Thank you… Read more “Great place to stay with family and young children”

“Beautiful house and rural location. Jo was the best host and was on hand if needed. We loved it so much we’ve booked another week.” Matt (November 2017)… Read more “We loved it so much we’ve booked another week!”

The Crest is a fabulous destination for families. We really couldn’t have asked for more. There’s plenty of space and yet it feels very cosy and homely without being cluttered which makes for a relaxing stay. Kitchen is well equipped… Read more “Fabulous destination for families”

“We had such a lovely stay at Jo’s place. There were nine of us (three couples and three singles) and the space was brilliant. The kitchen was incredibly well kitted out, the heating worked perfectly (important when it’s freezing outside!),… Read more “The house just ‘felt’ so welcoming”

Cate August 2017: A very well equipped house that catered for 3 generations and our dog. Grandparents with disability stayed comfortably in the annex. The garden is enchanting and the house has a good… Read more “The garden is enchanting & the house has a good layout”

A lovely house, decorated for Christmas ☺️ Great size and well stocked, Jo supplied a cot bed and baby bath for our friends staying in the annex. It was a really lovely weekend in a great house. Graham – December… Read more “A lovely house, decorated for Christmas *****”

We had a lovely stay in this very spacious comfortable house with everything you required. Excellent communication with Jo. A great place for a family gathering (with dogs). Would definitely visit again. Clare ~ Oct… Read more “Would definitely visit again”

Great house for getting together in a bigger group. Good quality fixtures, fittings and equipment. Everything you need. The gift communicated well before arrival so check in was easy. John – March… Read more “Great house for getting together in a bigger group”

Super location – helpful host. We had a lovely weekend even though it was really cold outside Sharon ~ Dec… Read more “Super location – helpful host”

What a beautiful house! We stayed here for a week, with friends, and just loved the experience. Large common rooms where to spend pleasant moments, but also different spaces where it is possible to be quiet. There is even an… Read more “It is impossible to find better!”

“Amazing place, would visit again and again.” Maka – February… Read more ““Amazing place, would visit again and again.””

It was so lovely staying at Jo’s place. Was perfect for the whole family, with a lovely garden, and lots of space for everyone. Beautiful scenery and a lovely local pub a 6 minutes walk away. Would stay again! Otto… Read more “Lovely local pub a 6 minutes walk away”

Loved this house, everything you could… Read more “Lovely large property and gardens”

Lovely clean house and great location   Helen ~ September… Read more “Lovely clean house and great location”

Just had a lovely weekend with family….the lounge was the perfect place to reminisce over old photos. Great accommodation ***** – Hannah, March… Read more “Great accommodation *****”

We had a WONDERFUL stay here. It is peaceful location and a very well appointed house!   Edward Button – March 2021 Business… Read more “Peaceful location and a very well appointed house.”

Excellent family celebration..very spacious and accommodated… Read more “10/10”

Lovely house with a really good sized enclosed garden which is perfect for young children. Lovely views too. The annex was perfect for the grandparents and the games room/gym upstairs is great. Good location to get to lots of main… Read more “Great house for a family getaway”

“Your house has such a lovely welcoming feel to it and everyone was able to relax and just enjoy themselves.  Would love to go back one day when the weather is warmer and enjoy the outside as well as the… Read more “Your house has such a lovely welcoming feel to it”

Super house. Used as a home while we were having work done on our own. Jill ~ January… Read more “Super house”

“Thank you to Jo & Family for what has been a special and memorable 2nd visit to The Crest for our family. This house couldn’t be more perfect for us , it’s so well equipped and we’ve loved every minute… Read more “Special and Memorable 2nd visit”

Absolutely top class stay. Three generations (8 of us in total) had a wonderful long weekend. Fantastic property with loads of space, top quality furnishings, gym area, sizeable gardens and great location. Excellent contact from the owner at all times… Read more “Absolutely top class stay!”

Christmas The Crest

From the moment we arrived for our Christmas stay, we were delighted! The property is well decorated and maintained throughout and Jo had done a wonderful job to make us welcome. There was a lovely welcome hamper full of goodies,… Read more “Beautiful house nestled in a stunning landscape. Highly recommended! *****”

“We had such a lovely stay at Jo’s place. There were nine of us (three couples and three singles) and the space was brilliant. The kitchen was incredibly well kitted out, the heating worked perfectly (important when it’s freezing outside!),… Read more “9 of us and the space was brilliant!”

A beautiful family home with very good facilities. Comfortable and cosy with plenty of room. Also ideal for our group of friends who needed individual bedrooms. Hoping to meet there again next year. Sue ~ Nov… Read more “A beautiful family home”

Beautiful house in a great location. Perfect base to explore the South Downs and all that Hampshire has to offer. Dan ~ Oct… Read more “Perfect base to explore the South Downs & all that Hampshire has to offer.”

We had an absolutely fantastic time at the Crest, the house has everything you need and is in a lovely location. The house was spotless, which in the current climate gives you a lot of comfort! We spent a lot… Read more “Everything you need and in a lovely location”

The Crest was the perfect choice for our family long weekend break! Plenty to do in the area for old and young alike and the house more than met our needs as a family. Wouldn’t hesitate to return! Nicola –… Read more “Plenty to do in the area for old and young alike”

“A wonderful home with plenty of space and everything you could possibly need. The garden is spacious and wonderful for children, the house is a real ‘home-from-home’ and there is plenty to keep everyone entertained. The surrounding area and views… Read more “A wonderful home with plenty of space”

Thank you for a fantastic stay – the welcome birthday banner and Prosecco was a lovely touch. The house is extremely well equipped, spacious and comfortable. The location is ideal for pub walks and exploring the countryside. We will definitely… Read more “The location is ideal for pub walks & exploring the countryside”

Our family of 4 (plus dog) had an amazing stay at The Crest. The house and garden are gorgeous, and interior decor was modern and homely at the same time – it really felt like a ‘home away from home’… Read more “There is a rigorous cleaning policy in place which made us feel very secure”

“Large comfortable and quiet property which we thoroughly enjoyed staying in. We’d hoped for a peaceful retreat from which we could explore the local points of interest and that’s exactly what we got. Lovely game den which I would have… Read more “Spacious comfortable and with every amenity *****”

We had an enjoyable weekend away at this gorgeous house despite the wet weather. Great size house that manages to keep a cozy feel to it. We managed three enjoyable meals at to local pub, that was for once, the… Read more “Would not hesitate to go back *****”

Amazing house with lovely gardens in a beautiful setting. Everything you could possibly need for your stay is to hand. I would definitely recommend this stay Mark – Nov… Read more “Amazing house with lovely gardens in a beautiful setting”

“The Crest is the ideal getaway for a family gathering or holiday. The house is lovely, warm and welcoming. The kitchen has everything needed for self catering and there is an abundance of toys and games to keep children entertained.… Read more “Ideal getaway for a family gathering or holiday”

We had an amazing Easter week at the Crest, a beautiful house in the Meon valley, everything we could wish for….. Jo answered any questions and also made sure we had complete peace and privacy….. everything in the pictures and… Read more “In real life it’s better”

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a lovely home. Jo’s communication was excellent, the best we have had on a number of Airbnb visits. We had everything we needed in the home and garden. Thank you Mark ~ April… Read more “The best we have had on a number of Airbnb visits”

Relaxing holiday home for large family gathering. Lovely gardens to sit out and relax while watching children play. Sharon – June… Read more “Relaxing holiday home for large family gathering..”

6 of us gathered at Jo’s beautiful house for a University reunion. The house is very spacious and was perfect for our needs. The kitchen is very well equipped so we were able to cook. There are great walks from… Read more “Great walks from the house”

“Beautiful house set in the beautiful countryside. Jo takes care of all the little details which makes the experience special. The kids had a great time in the garden and the games room. Good food at close proximity. We had… Read more “Jo takes care of all the little details which makes the experience special”

Loved this house, everything you could… Read more “Lovely large property and gardens”

“We had a fabulous stay at The Crest for Christmas with family, the house worked perfectly for all of us. Beautifully decorated for Christmas and we did as suggested and just put our presents under the tree ! Jo was… Read more “Fabulous Christmas Stay!”

“Your house has such a lovely welcoming feel to it and everyone was able to relax and just enjoy themselves.  Would love to go back one day when the weather is warmer and enjoy the outside as well as the… Read more “Your house has such a lovely welcoming feel to it”

Excellent, well-equipped house for a large group. Great large lounge, dining room and kitchen with everything you could need. Very comfortable beds with good linens. Pretty, child friendly and dog friendly garden & plenty of off-road parking. It was great… Read more “Pretty, child friendly and dog friendly garden.”

Visiting for a family wedding and Birthday party. The house is beautiful, so well stocked, extremely comfortable, perfect for a family get together. Thank you👌😄 Maureen – February… Read more “Extremely comfortable, perfect for a family get together”

Lovely house perfect host George – April… Read more “Lovely house perfect host”

“A fabulous house, great position, perfect for our girls get together” “Lots of parking, spacious lounge, well equipped kitchen, lovely garden, comfortable beds, good location, lovely welcome pack. We went early December and there were Christmas decorations and a beautiful… Read more “A fabulous house, great position, perfect for our girls get together *****”

“We had a fantastic time staying at Joanne’s. She was very communicative and check in was easy. The house was fantastic, everything that was promised and more. It was also very child friendly and the kids in our group loved… Read more “Fantastic House, everything promised & more.”

Great place, had a blast! 2 from Canada, 2 from Oregon, 1 North Carolina, 1 Washington State! Many thanks, we will be back Cheers – May… Read more “Great Place – Had a blast!”

“It’s a beautiful spacious but homely home perfect for our 3 families getting away for my mums 70th. The garden was a great adventure for the 3 kiddies. Amazing Wittering beach 40 mins drive way or the stunning Forest of… Read more “Beautiful Spacious Homely home”

We had a lovely stay in this very spacious comfortable house with everything you required. Excellent communication with Jo. A great place for a family gathering (with dogs). Would definitely visit again. Clare ~ Oct… Read more “Would definitely visit again”

Many thanks for having us at your amazing cottage. We all had a great time. Also many thanks for the speedy communications and excellent support. Much appreciated. –March… Read more “Amazing Cottage”

Always a joy to leave a review for a property that impressed us. Large spacious rooms well decorated and comfy. With a wonderful large garden there is no need to leave if you just want to relax the day away.… Read more “Spacious, warm and inviting”

We have just spent a lovely long weekend at The Crest celebrating a birthday. Six adults and a two year old. Plenty of space and outdoor sitting space. Luckily the weather was sunny so we were able to relax in… Read more “A great place for family get togethers”

Quintessential English country house. A magnificent venue for a family get together. Fantastic BBQ, great garden to explore and play in, quality furnishings, extensive amenities including extras like kids toys. Strongly recommended! Gareth ~ June… Read more “Quintessential English country house”

Thanks Jo, We had a great few day and really helped making my mums 75th memorable. Chris ~ Oct… Read more “Excellent property”

Was like a home from home. Already booked to come back in March… Read more “Was like a home from home!”

“Perfect, Ideal, Spacious.  Loved the house. 6 adults and each had their own bed. Coffee in the garden & BBQ on the patio. Dinner at Bakers Arms just a short block from the house. Droxford is a great little village and… Read more “Perfect, Ideal, Spacious”

A wonderful Airbnb, exactly as described. House is absolutely lovely, garden is beautiful and my son loved running around and playing in it. House was spotless and generous toiletries and gifts were left for us. I highly recommend this place… Read more “Highly recommended for an excellent getaway”

21st Sept “Had a fabulous stay, beautiful home and lucky enough to have perfect weather. Thank you so much for the welcome basket, very thoughtful. We highly recommend and hope to return one… Read more “Fabulous Stay Beautiful Home”

We had the best stay here, the property was immaculate, and the gardens incredible, local walks and pubs were fabulous, and the communication with the owner was quick and informative. We had the best time here and would recommend it… Read more “We had the best time here and would recommend it to anyone”

“This is the best AirBNB we have stayed at! It is a beautiful house! The space is very flexible and allows adults and kids their own space to enjoy. We loved that everything you could need is provided at the… Read more “This is the best AirBNB we have stayed at!”

We had a wonderful post Christmas celebration with family at this beautiful home. The house was extremely cosy, beautifully decorated and very well equipped. We could not have asked for more. Holly – December… Read more “Beautifully decorated and very well equipped”

Love this property, we always have a great break here. It is clean and well equipped. Highly… Read more “Love this property, we always have a great break”

“Everything you’ll need and more, amazing location and perfect example and location for the English to visit and to show the UK off for the beautiful country it is. Would certainly go back. Thank you” James Sept… Read more “Amazing!”

“A beautiful house with everything you need to relax and unwind. Perfect for children and great location.” Evan – March… Read more “Beautiful house, everything you need to relax & unwind. Perfect for children and great location”

“Thank you once more for they stay in your lovely house. We had a great break away from busy life building some great family memories. What more can you want over the New Year break! Loved the touches like shampoo… Read more “A great time in your lovely spacious house”

Character property with all the modern conveniences one could need. Very attentive and helpful host. Great base to explore The New Forest, The South Downs and coastal areas such as Portsmouth and Southampton. Thanks for the recommendations in your guide.… Read more “The Crest is lovely – lots of character with all the modern conveniences”

Highly recommended the Crest, ideal for family to meet up and enjoy time together, great walks nearby and village pub. Paul – Nov… Read more “Highly recommended the Crest”

We had the most amazing week here! It is a fantastically thought through, incredibly spacious, clean and tidy holiday home with everything you could want/need for a luxurious week away. The gardens kept the children entertained for days and are… Read more “Dream house in a dream location ❤️”

What a lovely place Jo offers to her guests, we felt right at home on walking in to this beautiful property. Jo had made sure is was warm, inviting and Christmassy with a lovely welcome pack for the humans and… Read more “”

We’ve had a wonderful 3 nights in Droxford. The Crest has everything you could wish for….it’s light and airy ….offers comfortable living space and good sized bedroom. We enjoyed a meal at the village pub and had tea at the… Read more “The Crest has everything you could wish for”

“Two families, 4 children from 9 months to seven years! A prefect House for Grandma & Grandpa to have all the children and grand-children together.  As a hotelier, I really appreciate how well equipped, clean and welcoming your lovely house… Read more “A perfect house for Grandma & Grandpa to have Children and Grandchildren”

Great host and a wonderful property. loved the garden and our 18 month had the time of her life with all the garden toys! thank you Jo. Vicki – July… Read more “Our 18 month had the time of her life with all the garden toys”

This is a lovely house, equipped to a high standard. It’s great to have a living room that accommodates everyone. Perfect for a weekend getaway, highly recommended.   Tim – Feb… Read more “Perfect for a weekend getaway”

“The house was as described, really beautiful and spacious! Communication was very clear throughout and Jo was an excellent host. We hope to come back again soon!”   Alison Oct… Read more “We hope to come back again soon!”

What can I say the house was everything we could of wanted, perfect for the family gatherings we had planned with our visiting family from New Zealand. The kitchen had everything we needed for preparing all the feasts. The garden… Read more “What can I say the house was everything we could of wanted”

This property was comfortable, well equipped and spacious. Seemed to go out of their way to think of everything. Lovely to have toys for the children -possibly a few too many bits and pieces around for very small children. The… Read more “Seemed to go out of their way to think of everything”

A fabulous house in a pretty location. The garden is a lovely spot and spacious. The house was clean and well stocked with what you needed. Every room was great and felt spacious. The annex is like having another house… Read more “Every room was great and felt spacious”

“We had another fantastic stay at The Crest. This is a wonderful property in an amazing location with a great host. We highly recommend it.” James – Dec… Read more “”

The Crest was the perfect place for our long overdue family reunion. The house is beautiful with everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable. Although we had planned a few day trips, we ended up spending most… Read more “My son is already asking when we are going back!”

“This house is really very special and was a great size for our family get together.” We loved the views and the large garden and it was lovely to be able to eat together at the large dining table. The… Read more “Fantastic house in a lovely rural setting but close to Portsmouth and Winchester – we loved it”

What a beautiful house! We stayed here for a week, with friends, and just loved the experience. Large common rooms where to spend pleasant moments, but also different spaces where it is possible to be quiet. There is even an… Read more “Seemed to go out of their way to think of everything”

Lovely house with a really good sized enclosed garden which is perfect for young children. Lovely views too. The annex was perfect for the grandparents and the games room/gym upstairs is great. Good location to get to lots of main… Read more “Great house for a family getaway”

The Crest was the perfect choice for our family long weekend break! Plenty to do in the area for old and young alike and the house more than met our needs as a family. Wouldn’t hesitate to return! Nicola –… Read more “Wouldn’t hesitate to return!”

Wonderful house in a beautiful location. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer stay. Dave – May… Read more “Wonderful house in a beautiful location. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer stay.”

Lovely stay at very cosy house in beautiful surroundings. Great big garden with BBQ and Wendy house for the children. Lots of bedroom, well stocked kitchen and Jo is an excellent host who provides perfect information. Kate ~ April… Read more “Cosy house in beautiful surroundings”

We had a lovely stay at The Crest in July. The house had everything we needed, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, games, toys, comfy living room etc! Jo was extremely helpful and very quick to respond to any needs. Would highly… Read more “The house had everything we needed”

A stay at The Crest will make any occasion extra special as the property has everything you will possibly need-from ease of booking, communication with the host to comfort, space and cleanliness throughout. I would thoroughly recommend this property. Mary… Read more “A stay at The Crest will make any occasion extra special!”

Lovely place ideal for 6 adults, 2 toddlers and a dog! Plenty of room for us all and the garden is great! Laura ~ June… Read more “”

It was so lovely staying at Jo’s place. Was perfect for the whole family, with a lovely garden, and lots of space for everyone. Beautiful scenery and a lovely local pub a 6 minutes walk away. Would stay again! Otto… Read more “Lovely local pub a 6 minutes walk away”

What a fantastic stay we had at The Crest Such a beautiful house in a wonderful peaceful environment, we all fell in love with your gorgeous house . Our family of 7 felt totally chilled and relaxed here and  my… Read more “Such a beautiful house in a wonderful peaceful environment”

Amanda (Sept 2017) “Just had a wonderful weekend The Crest! There were 8 of us including 2 children and it was just perfect, spacious enough so we weren’t on top of each other but still lovely and cosy. Would definitely… Read more “Wonderful Weekend at The Crest”

“We booked The Crest an additional three weeks after our first stay, can’t recommend it enough. Jo was very helpful and quick to respond to all questions and the house itself was perfect for us!” – Adam October… Read more “The House itself was perfect for us!”

Brilliant stay at this lovely house “Really beautiful house with stunning views – it had everything we needed to make our 4 day stay relaxing. We had a lovely time celebrating an 80th birthday (little welcome pack was provided on… Read more “Brilliant stay at this lovely house”

Excellent family celebration. Very spacious and accommodated… Read more “Excellent”

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“Three generations on a family holiday and our second stay at The Crest. The house had everything we could have needed or wanted with plenty of space to spread out. It really is a home from home – just feels… Read more “A very well equipped house with plenty of space”

We are an extended family of 6 adults (2 being grandparents) 3 children aged 2, 3 and 5 and 1 dog. I think that The Crest must have been specifically designed for us. The garden is of a good size,… Read more “Perfect, just Perfect!”

“We had a lovely weekend staying at Joanne’s beautiful home! Spotlessly clean with a great garden for the kids to play in and lots of thoughtful touches. Will definitely be back if we are in the area again!” – Tom… Read more “Great garden & lots of thoughtful touches”

“We had an absolutely fabulous time! Thank you ever so much for the wonderful welcome hamper and note, it was a great start to our weekend. The house was amazing, just perfect for all of us, giving each of us the space… Read more “We had an absolutely fabulous time!”

Lovely relaxing home with enough to do even in… Read more “Lovely relaxing home with enough to do even in November”

“This house is spacious and homely.  The garden is big and there are plenty of places to chill out, the patio, the BBQ area, the two living rooms, the dining room.  Ideal for a big family.” ~ Rachel August… Read more “Spacious and Homely”

To date this is the most comfortable and beautiful home we have ever stayed. All the comforts of home with gorgeous countryside local towns pubs nearby. Driving easy on country roads, truly an English countryside experience! Jo was easy to… Read more “Gorgeous English Countryside Manor House 5 Stars!!”

We had a lovely stay here. A really great set-up all round; the garden was perfect for the kids inc toys and games to play with, and lots of space and different rooms in the house as well. All the… Read more “A really great set-up all round”

***** Have visited several times with my family for a great holiday along the south coast. We basically all think its perfect. Plenty of space for our young children, so relaxing “back at base” was as fun as exploring the… Read more “We basically all think its perfect!”

We had an absolutely fantastic time at the Crest, the house has everything you need and is in a lovely location. The house was spotless, which in the current climate gives you a lot of comfort! We spent a lot… Read more “Everything you need and in a lovely location”

“A wonderful home with plenty of space and everything you could possibly need. The garden is spacious and wonderful for children, the house is a real ‘home-from-home’ and there is plenty to keep everyone entertained. The surrounding area and views… Read more “A wonderful home with plenty of space”

Thank you Jo for the use of your lovely home. All the facilities and resources were well considered. The weather was poor so we spent more time inside than we anticipated. The games, x-box, foosball, large dining table with serving… Read more “We had lots of fun”

We wanted to thank you for the use of your lovely house for our get together. We loved the house, the quality of the items for our use and the facilities at our disposal. The house was spotless when we… Read more “Exceptional holiday home”

Three generations of our family met for birthday celebrations. The house and garden was perfect! Plenty of space for us all in beautiful surroundings. It is a real ‘home from home’, and that is reflected in the fact that we… Read more “3 Generations under 1 roof”

The Crest is a spacious, comfortable house with a large garden suitable for family get togethers. It is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you might need from tin openers to toys. We had a lovely three generation break and… Read more “Would definitely stay again”

The property met with our expectations, it was well equipped and the property manager was extremely helpful Ian – February… Read more “Well equipped and the property manager was extremely helpful”

Absolutely Amazing

This was a fabulous and wonderful holiday in Droxford and in this lovely house.  The rooms, the garden, the sense of this place is absolutely amazing! We loved it! 🙂   Kuhn Family, Germany – August… Read more “The rooms, the garden, the sense of this place is absolutely amazing!”

We’ve just come back from a long weekend at The Crest.  The house is very comfortable and the welcome basket was thoughtful and much appreciated.  The garden is beautiful and we were lucky to have sunny days where we were… Read more “A lovely few days at The Crest”

A lovely house, decorated for Christmas ☺️ Great size and well stocked, Jo supplied a cot bed and baby bath for our friends staying in the annex. It was a really lovely weekend in a great house. Graham – December… Read more “A lovely house, decorated for Christmas *****”

My friends and I booked The Crest for a 50th birthday and we all had a wonderful stay. The house is very well equipped, with plenty of entertainment for the young and older. Beautiful peaceful setting. And top it all… Read more “Beautiful house with beautiful surroundings.”

We stayed at The Crest completely last minute and we are so happy we did! The house itself is so lovely, obviously well cared for and with every amenity you could imagine! It’s such a breath of fresh air to… Read more “Well cared for and with every amenity you could imagine”

“Great place with a beautiful garden. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, thanks Jo and co.” Helen – March… Read more “Great place with a beautiful garden”

***** “A beautiful and welcoming home which was well equipped and certainly met all our needs.  Would highly recommend” Michael & Family August 2018… Read more “A beautiful and welcoming home”

Lovely house, very clean on arrival and great communication from host. Emily – December… Read more “Lovely house, very clean on arrival and great communication from host.”

“This was a delightful house where we were able to spend a few days together for a family celebration. The equipment and facilities are first rate, there was enough space for us all, so that we were not on top… Read more “Good family holiday centre”

“The Crest is a fabulous destination for families. We really couldn’t have asked for more. There’s plenty of space and yet it feels very cosy and homely without being cluttered which makes for a relaxing stay. Kitchen is well equipped… Read more “The Crest is a fabulous destination for families”

House was beautiful, stocked with everything you need. The garden was lovely the kids loved it. Jo was very helpful always comes back promptly with responses. I would definitely go there again. Angela – April… Read more “House was beautiful, stocked with everything you need.”

We stayed at The Crest for a 60th birthday celebration weekend. The house was perfect, it had everything you could need. It’s in a great position to visit local attractions too. My daughter really enjoyed playing with the dolls house… Read more “Fantastic holiday home”

Our family of four shared The Crest for three nights during February half term with a friend and her children. The house and annex provided more than enough space for our group of seven. The bedrooms were very comfortable and… Read more “Thank you for a relaxing stay!”

We stayed at The Crest with family for a special birthday celebration and had a fantastic time. The house is very comfortable with lots of space for different generations to spread out. It is very well equipped with everything you… Read more “A very relaxing place to stay”

Excellent well equipped property. Jo is a great host. Chris ~ April… Read more “Excellent well equipped property”

Everything about this house was Perfect! We stayed here at the end of Feb 2017. The communication with the owner was fantastic throughout the process, and extremely helpful. The house was perfect. The Welcome Basket on our arrival was a… Read more “Everything about this house was Perfect!”

Great house. For 6 of us we found it very spacious and comfortable. We were a little disappointed that we couldn’t walk into the village for an evening meal, the main road was just too busy and there was no… Read more “Great House!”

Excellent family celebration..very spacious and accommodated… Read more “10/10”

“Our two families have holidayed together for years and this is one of the best houses we’ve stayed in.  Love the quality of the beds and furniture, beautiful well kept home.  Thank-you for making us so welcome, we hope to… Read more “One of the Best Houses We’ve Stayed In!”

Cate August 2017: A very well equipped house that catered for 3 generations and our dog. Grandparents with disability stayed comfortably in the annex. The garden is enchanting and the house has a good… Read more “The garden is enchanting & the house has a good layout”

“The Crest is a wonderful family house. Very spacious, comfy beds and a great garden. The kitchen has everything and more than you would need. Highly recommended and we will hopefully be back soon. Thank you Jo.” Gillian  – June… Read more “Spacious, comfy beds & a great garden”

Everything was great. House, location, and service, was excellent. I would come back and I recommend this property very highly. Edward – November… Read more “Perfect in every way”

The house and annex were perfect for a group of friends and one small baby – a short walk from the village, with a lovely local pub, as well as close to longer countryside footpaths for the keen walkers! The… Read more “A short walk from the village, with a lovely local pub”

Over the last 13 years we have had many holidays with friends, sharing various houses all across the south of England. The Crest is without doubt one of the best places we have ever stayed. The house is really beautiful… Read more “The Crest is without doubt one of the best places we have ever stayed”

We had a wonderful time, the house was perfect for our group of 9 and had everything we needed. Check in was so easy and the communication was brilliant throughout. Wouldn’t hesitate to come back. Camilla – May… Read more “Wouldn’t hesitate to come back”

“Jo has a great house in the South Downs. It’s an incredible, clean Airbnb house, with amazing facilities, especially for children. The garden is beautiful and house is lovely throughout. We appreciated the quick communication from Jo and her answering… Read more “Incredible, clean Airbnb house, with amazing facilities”

We are eight old friends celebrating big birthdays missed during lockdown. The house was perfect for us. Plenty of room, including two sitting rooms (football in one & a film in the other). Comfy beds and a lovely & spacious… Read more “Comfy beds and a lovely & spacious garden *****”

Three generations of our family met for birthday celebrations. The house and garden was perfect! Plenty of space for us all in beautiful surroundings. It is a real ‘home from home’, and that is reflected in the fact that we… Read more “3 Generations in 1 House”

This place is just so fantastic. We have just had a family get together there and everything is well catered for from children to dogs to the adults. I can’t recommend The Crest enough! Karen ~ Oct… Read more “I can’t recommend The Crest enough”

“Amazing place to stay, everything you need under 1 roof” – Nora April… Read more “Amazing place to stay, everything you need under 1 roof!”

Amazing stay, perfect house in perfect location. Everything is top end and very pleasant from the rooms to the sheets to the mattresses and showers. Lovely house for groups of friends or family. Fab location best Winchester, South Downs, Jane… Read more “Amazing stay, perfect house in perfect location”

“Jo has a great house in the South Downs. It’s an incredible, clean Airbnb house, with amazing facilities, especially for children. The garden is beautiful and house is lovely throughout. We appreciated the quick communication from Jo and her answering… Read more “A Great House in the South Downs”

Really great and comfortable place. Beautiful and well furnished. Lovely countryside nearby too. Nick – November… Read more “Beautiful and well furnished.”

We visited The Crest as a group of 3 families during Easter week. The house is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped with everything needed to accommodate six adults and three children. – April… Read more “The ideal venue for a short break”

An excellent time had by all! The house had everything you could possibly need, feels like a family home rather than a holiday let. Lots of attractions nearby and shops, pubs and restaurants within easy reach. We will definitely be… Read more “An Excellent time had by all!”

“We had such a lovely stay at Jo’s place. There were nine of us (three couples and three singles) and the space was brilliant. The kitchen was incredibly well kitted out, the heating worked perfectly (important when it’s freezing outside!),… Read more “The house just ‘felt’ so welcoming”

This was a great place for a get together of a collection of old friends. We cooked, we drank, we hiked. The house was spotless and well equipped, from games through to bathrooms. David ~ June… Read more “Lovely house and location”

We had a lovely weekend break at The Crest in November. Beautiful home in lovely surroundings. Easy to get to Winchester for the Christmas market and also the sea for a cold swim! Jo provided lots of really useful information… Read more “Winchester for the Christmas market & the sea for a cold swim”

Great location and beautiful house. Really comfy, clean and had everything you could need. Zoe – Feb… Read more “Holiday house with great location”

The communication between the owner and us was fantastic, she was always very quick to get back to me if needed. The house was stunning, very clean, very spacious and the perfect amount of room for all 9 of us.… Read more “The house was stunning, very clean & very spacious”

Super location – helpful host. We had a lovely weekend even though it was really cold outside Sharon ~ Dec… Read more “Super location – helpful host”

We had a great stay at Jo’s house. The weather conditions allowed us to test both the indoors space and the garden. The house is very cozy and has all the amenities needed to enjoy time spent indoors; and we… Read more “The location and surroundings are wonderful”

“A beautiful home which was perfect for our family weekend” – Holly January… Read more ““A beautiful home which was perfect for our family weekend””

“We had a great stay at Jo’s place in Droxford. The house is lovely and very well equipped, and Jo is a fantastic host.”   Dan Sept… Read more “The House is lovely & very well Equipped”

5 stars all round for The Crest. The house is fantastic and perfect for a gathering. Great space both inside and outside the house with everything you’ll ever need. Jo was amazing and accommodating. The local area is also lovely.… Read more “5 stars all round for The Crest”

I chose the Crest on a recommendation from a friend who had visited the year before and it did not disappoint! It is a lovely spacious house with everything you could want. The welcome basket on arrival was also a… Read more “Lovely weekend away!”

The house and garden were excellent for our party of 6 adults and 2 small children. A bonus was toys, bikes, games and a tree house which the children loved. We enjoyed the lovely circular walk where the children played… Read more “Multigenerational birthday celebration”

Very comfortable, spacious house and gardens with added benefit of the 2 person annex. The house is beautiful inside and well equipped with everything you might need for the week. It was useful to have the two fridges- one in… Read more “Great place for a large family get-together, with plenty of places to hide away too!”

“We thoroughly enjoyed our week at The Crest.  All dealings with Jo were very easy and the house is beautiful. On arrival we found a welcome basket with wine, chocolates and even doggie treats, The house is set in beautiful… Read more “A beautiful home located in wonderful countryside ★ ★ ★ ★ ★””

  The Feel Good Factor! Everything was right about the house. You feel comfortable as soon as you open the door. Fred & Family September 2018  … Read more “The Feel Good Factor *****”

We had a wonderful stay at the Crest. The property is very spacious and the two toddlers in our group absolutely loved running around the house. The two separate sitting areas were ideal as one was used mostly as a… Read more “Without doubt a family home which had everything we needed”

Great place, everything was top draw!   Angus – July… Read more “Great place, everything was top draw!”

“We loved the location, easy access to Winchester, Southampton and the beautiful south coast. The house has lots of room, it really didn’t feel like there was 6 adults and 4 children in the house.  All the children loved the… Read more “We loved the location, easy access to Winchester, Southampton & the beautiful south coast.”

We had a great time staying in this lovely house. The communication from the owner was super fast and really friendly, and overall I’d thoroughly recommend the property! James – July… Read more “Just Lovely”

Beautiful house in a great location. Perfect base to explore the South Downs and all that Hampshire has to offer. Dan ~ Oct… Read more “Perfect base to explore the South Downs & all that Hampshire has to offer.”

Great house, great location, great service from Joanne! David – Feb… Read more “We loved it 5 Stars *****”

Great place to stay with family and young children. Jo was great with their communication and instructions for the place. Beautiful garden and has everything that you need to feel like a home away from home. Highly recommended. Thank you… Read more “Great place to stay with family and young children”

The house is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped and especially for children, with a lovely doll’s house in one bedroom which my three year-old grandson loved to play with. The tree house, swing and car were particular favourites too.… Read more “The tree house, swing & car were particular favourites”

“We had a wonderful time with the family.  Beautiful house & lovely surroundings!  We enjoyed visiting Southampton, Portsmouth & Bournemouth. Also a nice walk through the village. Many Thanks – We may visit again one day”  From The Netherlands 🙂… Read more “Beautiful House, lovely surroundings!”

We have just had our early Christmas family getaway here – some family have been before but it was our first time staying here – once you are in the drive you won’t want to leave !! It’s a great… Read more “Guardians of my favourite place 💗”

Brilliant accommodation like a home away from home. Very clean and had all the essentials. Beautiful family home. Kim – Feb… Read more “Beautiful family home”

“We had such a lovely stay at Jo’s place. There were nine of us (three couples and three singles) and the space was brilliant. The kitchen was incredibly well kitted out, the heating worked perfectly (important when it’s freezing outside!),… Read more “9 of us and the space was brilliant!”

“Beautiful house and rural location. Jo was the best host and was on hand if needed. We loved it so much we’ve booked another week.” Matt (November 2017)… Read more “We loved it so much we’ve booked another week!”

This is a lovely property in a great part of the country. Its location means local sights are very accessible and we managed day trips to the isle of wight, marwell zoo and plenty more. The house is amazing with… Read more “This is a lovely property in a great part of the country”

“First class accommodation. Gorgeous house. Great hosts. Highly recommended. We had an amazing stay and will be back for sure *****” Sam Nov… Read more “First class accommodation *****”

This was the perfect house for us to get together as an extended multigenerational family (7 adults & 2 young children) to celebrate my birthday. The house and garden are lovely with lots of space for everyone and catered for… Read more “Would definitely recommend and would love to go back!”

Met all our expectations, would love to come back in spring/summer, the garden looked like it would be lovely for relaxing with a cool drink and a barbeque. Jo was the perfect host, communication was excellent. Carol ~ Nov… Read more “Lovely for relaxing with a cool drink and BBQ”

We stayed at the Crest and had a great week. The house was spotless and facilities were excellent. There was a welcome hamper on arrival which was nice and also information on nearby days out and walks. Jo was very… Read more “House was spotless and facilities were excellent”

I would highly recommend Jo’s house to everyone. I stayed with my family for my daughters wedding at The 3 Choirs Vineyard, 15 minutes away. My Mum and Dad who where also celebrating their 60th Wedding anniversary stayed in the… Read more “The house is as perfect as you see in the photos & could not be faulted”

Jo was a fantastic host, her communication and responses were very quick and helpful. She went the further mile to suggest near by places to check out and was very helpful with any queries. The house was lovely, exactly like… Read more “The house was lovely, exactly like the pictures, if not better”

The Crest is a beautiful place, spacious enough for 6 adults and 2 kids. It had everything we needed and Jo made us feel at home with milk in the fridge already and a welcome basket. She had even hung… Read more “We would certainly recommend and would love to go back!”

The Crest!! What a beautiful home and gardens we had the pleasure of staying at summer 2019. My husband and I with our 3 sons and their families came from the USA to England for a family wedding. We all… Read more “The Crest!! What a beautiful home and gardens”

“Amazing place, would visit again and again.” Maka – February… Read more ““Amazing place, would visit again and again.””

My family and I stayed at the Crest during a holiday in Hampshire. The home was gorgeous, and our children loved the yard, swing, and playhouse. The home is close to a nice village, and convenient to a number of… Read more “The home was gorgeous, and our children loved the yard, swing, and playhouse.”

We had a big family get together at Droxford over a long weekend and had a fabulous time. The house is beautiful with everything you could possible want or need. We had eight adults and three children ranging from under… Read more “The house is beautiful with everything you could possible want or need.”

“We celebrated a family birthday over a weekend at this property and loved it. It was very clean, spacious and had all of the amenities you needed. There were also some added extras (welcome hamper, card, birthday sign), which were… Read more “Very clean, spacious and had all of the amenities you needed”

Really enjoyed our stay, would highly recommend to anyone wanting to spend quality time with family and friends! Richard ~ April… Read more “Anyone wanting to spend quality time with family and friends!”

Really great and comfortable place. Beautiful and well furnished. Lovely countryside nearby too. Nick – Nov… Read more “Really great & comfortable place, beautiful & well furnished. Lovely countryside nearby too”

Just had a lovely weekend with family….the lounge was the perfect place to reminisce over old photos. Great accommodation.   —-March… Read more “Great Accommodation”

The Crest was the perfect choice for our family long weekend break! Plenty to do in the area for old and young alike and the house more than met our needs as a family. Wouldn’t hesitate to return! Nicola –… Read more “Plenty to do in the area for old and young alike”

Thankyou Jo – we had a wonderful stay in such a lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country – would love to repeat in the summer months. Everything was well-ordered and thanks again to your husband for coming… Read more “”

We had a WONDERFUL stay here. It is peaceful location and a very well appointed house!   Edward Button – March 2021 Business… Read more “Peaceful location and a very well appointed house.”

My family and I have just had a four day stay in this beautiful property and could have not been more impressed. The house is spotlessly clean and tidy, it is well equipped with lots of little extra touches, the… Read more “Lots of little extra touches”

Well equipped family home. Great for family gatherings. Just off the main Droxford road, with nearby walks and nice local pub. Kate – February… Read more “Well equipped family home”

A beautiful family home with very good facilities. Comfortable and cosy with plenty of room. Also ideal for our group of friends who needed individual bedrooms. Hoping to meet there again next year. Sue ~ Nov… Read more “A beautiful family home”

Nice setting, beautiful garden, breathtaking views, nice cosy location. The bedroom was very comfy and airy. Got a 2 minute walk to the village and shop. I enjoyed my stay here 🙂 There were plenty of decent games and books… Read more “Nice setting, beautiful garden, breathtaking views, nice cosy location.”

We stayed at The Crest with my daughter’s wedding party. The house is gorgeous. Beautifully laid out and well equipped for everything. The owner, Jo, was incredibly helpful, throughout the booking process. The whole experience was… Read more “Wonderful Oasis!”

We stayed at the house for a weekend and would have loved to stay longer! We visited as a group of friends with children aged from 5 months to 6 years and it really did have everything we needed and… Read more “Wonderful house with everything we could possibly need and really helpful owner”

We stayed over Christmas 2021 and had a lovely time. There was a lot of space and the facilities were great. We did a lot of cooking for 10 of us and we had all we needed. Jo was a… Read more “Highly recommended”

The house and the garden very comfortable and stylish. You will find everything you need for a relaxing holiday.  The website of the landlord is very detailed and well arranged. It gives a lot of detailed information about the house, the surroundings… Read more “Great holiday with family and friends”

Lovely clean house and great location   Helen ~ September… Read more “Lovely clean house and great location”

Christmas The Crest

From the moment we arrived for our Christmas stay, we were delighted! The property is well decorated and maintained throughout and Jo had done a wonderful job to make us welcome. There was a lovely welcome hamper full of goodies,… Read more “Beautiful house nestled in a stunning landscape. Highly recommended! *****”

“Perfect long weekend with friends.  Lovely house, really comfy with beautiful garden. Joanne was very helpful with email and instructions which made finding and using the house really easy. A group of seven of us had a lovely comfortable weekend”… Read more “Perfect long weekend with friends”

“For larger family gatherings, The Crest has everything you could possibly need, spacious well furnished comfortable rooms with character and ambience and it’s obvious that a lot of care has been taken in ensuring that all age groups are well… Read more “Nothing was missed, The Crest is exactly as described”

Fabulous weekend! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We had a wonderful weekend with 3 generations celebrating 2 birthdays. Accommodation was wonderful – had everything we needed and so spacious. The kids loved the big garden and the Wii, great to… Read more “Fabulous weekend!”

First class all the way ! ★★★★★ I booked The Crest for my husbands surprise 60th celebration, for my family. From the beginning Jo was brilliant in all communication of me asking questions with regard to places to eat etc.… Read more “First Class All The Way! ★★★★★”

Thank you for a fantastic stay – the welcome birthday banner and Prosecco was a lovely touch. The house is extremely well equipped, spacious and comfortable. The location is ideal for pub walks and exploring the countryside. We will definitely… Read more “The location is ideal for pub walks & exploring the countryside”

Absolutely top class stay. Three generations (8 of us in total) had a wonderful long weekend. Fantastic property with loads of space, top quality furnishings, gym area, sizeable gardens and great location. Excellent contact from the owner at all times… Read more “Absolutely top class stay!”

The website does this lovely house complete justice. It really is as good as it looks. An ideal place for our extended family to enjoy a big birthday weekend. Sally – March… Read more “It really is as good as it looks!”

Lovely house with a beautiful garden. Perfect place to bring together family and friends for a birthday celebration. Plenty of space to get-together in both the house and the garden. Really well equipped; the house had everything we needed to… Read more “Bringing together family and friends”

***** A very comfortable and spacious country house and annexe, offering ideal accommodation for children and adults and also very dog friendly. Jo provides excellent notes and advice on the area and local amenities with lots of ideas of things… Read more “Truly a home from home”

It was a great place in a lovely landscape, we did nice walks and we had a very nice stay there despite the rain. With four children we had lots of space for all of us, even privacy with all… Read more “We have no idea how you could make this place even better”

Three generations of the family stayed for a long weekend at this wonderful property which is well equipped for visitors of all ages. Jo & Lynne were so helpful from the reservation process right through to the security deposit refund,… Read more “Three generations of the family stayed for a long weekend”

Our first time booking AirBnB and our two families got together at Jo’s beautiful home for a joint birthday and anniversary celebration. All 8 of us and our 2 dogs really, and I mean really, enjoyed our stay. We were… Read more “Wow moment as we opened doors and went from room to room”

The Crest is a fabulous destination for families. We really couldn’t have asked for more. There’s plenty of space and yet it feels very cosy and homely without being cluttered which makes for a relaxing stay. Kitchen is well equipped… Read more “Fabulous destination for families”

We really enjoyed our stay and the back garden. Perfect spot for us to rest and go to visit friends and family in the area. Jenifer  – July… Read more “Perfect spot for us to rest and go to visit friends and family”

“Jo is a lovely host, who was available for support during our stay. This house has a nice character with plenty of space and lovely garden with BBQ. It is set in a remote part of the South Downs national… Read more “This house has a nice character with plenty of space & lovely garden”

Great house for getting together in a bigger group. Good quality fixtures, fittings and equipment. Everything you need. The gift communicated well before arrival so check in was easy. John – March… Read more “Great house for getting together in a bigger group”

“Amazing Host. Quick to respond, amazing property and outstanding value for money. Highly recommend” — Philip Sept… Read more “Amazing Property”

Due to the restriction of only allow 6 people we had to cancel our first planned holiday and rebook for just 6 of us. We found this little gem! Jo was so helpful before booking, answering all our questions as… Read more “Would definitely recommend and we can wait to come back 😊”

Our family of 7 adults, 2 toddlers and a newborn stayed here for my 60th birthday. A fabulous home from home and has everything you could need. A beautiful house and gardens you don’t want to leave! Jo was very… Read more “A beautiful house and gardens you don’t want to leave!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  We came across The Crest when searching for a short weekend getaway for a family birthday celebration. The Crest looked so homely and, it certainly did not disappoint. In fact it exceeded all our expectations from the moment Jo… Read more “A Wonderful stay at this beautiful welcoming home.”

Great place to stay, lovely house and gardens for a relaxing holiday Andrea ~ Oct… Read more “Great place to stay, lovely house and gardens for a relaxing holiday”

Super house. Used as a home while we were having work done on our own. Jill ~ January… Read more “Super house”

We were very impressed by the beautiful location and property, and the high standard and comfortable furnishings. The stay was for my birthday/Christmas celebrations with my family and it felt like a home from home. My baby slept well, as… Read more “We were very impressed by the beautiful location and property”

Lovely house which is extremely well equipped with anything you may need, I have never been to such a well equipped holiday home. This home also provides everything you may need for a child/children. The host provides a lovely welcome… Read more “The local Indian that Jo recommends is delicious!”

5 Stars! We really enjoyed are stay at the Crest. Great house and location. Karl ~ March… Read more “Great house and location.”

“We booked The Crest for a family weekend to celebrate my mum’s 80th birthday. A lovely house with something for everyone from age 17 to 80. All the home comforts with plenty of space to spread out if needed. A… Read more “A lovely weekend in a great property”

Very comfortable, spacious house and gardens with added benefit of the 2 person annex. The house is beautiful inside and well equipped with everything you might need for the week. It was useful to have the two fridges- one in… Read more “The house is beautiful inside and well equipped”

Beautiful spacious house and garden with all the facilities you could possibly need. Very clean and well looked after. Great communication with host and very detailed pre-arrival information. Would love to return in the future. June… Read more “Beautiful spacious house and garden with all the facilities you could possibly need”

“Lovely, spacious house in a great location. Perfect for a family get together. Lovely and clean and Jo responded to enquiries really quickly. Definitely recommend.” – Gemma & Family January… Read more “Lovely, Spacious House in Great Location”

We had a fabulous time at the Crest the weekend before Christmas having had to cancel the year before because of Covid restrictions. Three generations of 6 adults and 3 children aged 5, 7 & 10 years celebrating together again.… Read more “Perfect accommodation comfortable, spacious and extremely well equipped”

“Thank you to Jo & Family for what has been a special and memorable 2nd visit to The Crest for our family. This house couldn’t be more perfect for us , it’s so well equipped and we’ve loved every minute… Read more “Special and Memorable 2nd visit”

What a beautiful house! We stayed here for a week, with friends, and just loved the experience. Large common rooms where to spend pleasant moments, but also different spaces where it is possible to be quiet. There is even an… Read more “It is impossible to find better!”

Every two years we have a ‘big house weekend’ with friends, normally exploring a new place each time. But we stayed at The Crest in 2017 and returned in 2019 because we loved it so much. The house is so… Read more “Things just work – no faffing about, you can just start enjoying your break as soon you arrive!”

The house was perfect for our needs, 3 generation family group. We noticed the road noise, nothing you can do about that. It was an expensive break, but that was because of the school half term which we had not… Read more “The house was perfect for our needs, 3 generations”

Vanessa Oct 2016: Brilliant weekend in a lovely house. Loved the gardens, views and vegetable… Read more “Brilliant Weekend!”

“A beautiful and welcoming home in the country. Nice and removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, but within striking distance of many places to explore (i.e. 20-30 mins from Winchester or Portsmouth). Well appointed home with lovely… Read more “A beautiful and welcoming home in the country”

“Fantastic house, exceptionally well prepared and clean. Such a lovely welcome basket too and we really appreciated the Happy Birthday signs – so thoughtful. I would highly recommend this property to any large group or family wanting to spend time… Read more “Fabulous house and location for a family celebration”

Beautiful property set in a lovely location with good views just on the edge of the village . You don’t need to go too far to enjoy lovely country walks. Road into the village can be dangerous at night as… Read more “Lovely 5 bedroom house!”

***** Wonderful midweek stay at the Crest with 3 generations of our family celebrating my 70th birthday. Lots of things to do and we would like to have extended our stay. Close to Paultons Park,Winchester and Portsmouth where we had… Read more “”

“Beautiful house and rural location. Jo was the best host and was on hand if needed. We loved it so much we’ve booked another week.” Matt Nov… Read more “Beautiful house & rural location”

Just had a lovely weekend with family….the lounge was the perfect place to reminisce over old photos. Great accommodation ***** – Hannah, March… Read more “Great accommodation *****”

We could tell from photos that The Crest was going to be lovely, but photos don’t really do it justice. We arrived at nearly midnight on the first day, and the house was pure comfort and magic. Warm, spotless, so… Read more “The photos don’t do it justice!”

“Fantastic stay, beautiful house and gardens. The host Jo was extremely helpful and responsive.” Emma – Feb… Read more “Fantastic stay, beautiful house and gardens”

“Lovely spacious house, Annex is a great space, would happily stay again if in the area.  Great communication and felt very welcomed” Josh.  January… Read more ““Felt very welcomed””

The house was large, well appointed, with plenty of room to spread out. The nearby Baker’s Arm Pub had excellent food. A convenience store and fuel station was right around the block, easy walking distance. William ~ Sept… Read more “Well appointed, with plenty of room to spread out”

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