Read some of our 224 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!”

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”

“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”

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”

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”

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”

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!”

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”

“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”

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”

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”

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”

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

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!”

What a wonderful holiday! The Crest is a beautiful house in a stunning location. The well equipped accommodation is extremely well presented and spotlessly clean. Jo is a great host who went out of her way to make our stay… Read more “What a wonderful holiday!”

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!”

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”

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 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”

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”

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.”

“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”

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

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 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.”

“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 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!”

“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”

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 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!”

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”

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 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”

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”

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”

“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!”

“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”

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

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 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”

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 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”

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

“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 *****”

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”

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 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 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”

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”

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 😊”

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”

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”

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”

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”

“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”

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 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”

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”

“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 *****”

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 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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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

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”

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..”

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 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 💗”

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”

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!”

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”

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.”

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”

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 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”

“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”

Excellent location for where we were working and excellent communication. Thanks 🙂 Beckka ~ July… Read more “Excellent communication”

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”

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”

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”

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! ★★★★★”

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 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”

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 *****”

“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!”

“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”

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!”

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 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 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 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 place, comfy beds, good layout. Host was very helpful answering questions I had. I’d definitely stay again. Robyn ~ June… Read more “I’d definitely stay again”

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!”

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 ❤️”

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”

“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”

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

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 *****”

***** 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 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 “”

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

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

***** 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”

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 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!”

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!!”

“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”

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

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 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!”

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 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!”

“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”

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 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”

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.”

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!”

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 “”

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 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 “”

“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”

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”

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

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”

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

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”

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”

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 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 *****”

“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””

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.”

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 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, 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”

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”

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 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 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.”

“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”

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”

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!”

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

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

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

“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”

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

“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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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!”

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 a really lovely stay for a 3 generational birthday celebration (plus the dogs!). We organised our stay to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday. Jo was very helpful with the local recommendations on restaurants- we ate in 2 of… Read more “Three Generation Birthday Celebration”

A great venue for a big family weekend with young children. Big roomy house and lovely garden with different parts to explore (and lots of small bikes to ride around the garden). Very close to manageable walks (South Downs Way,… Read more “A great venue for a big family weekend with young children”

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!”

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”

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”

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”

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

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”

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.”

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”

“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 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!”

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!”

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”

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!”

“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”

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

“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 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”

“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”

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 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!”

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 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 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!”

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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”

“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”

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 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.”

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

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”

“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 *****”

“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!”

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”

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

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!”

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

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”

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”

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

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 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 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 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★””

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”

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! *****”

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 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”

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”

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”

“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”

“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”

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!”

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”

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”

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”

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”

“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”

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!”

***** 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 “”

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”

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 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.”

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.”

“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!”

“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”

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”

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!”

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

A great venue for a big family weekend with young children. Big roomy house and lovely garden with different parts to explore (and lots of small bikes to ride around the garden). Very close to manageable walks (South Downs Way,… Read more “A great venue for a big family weekend with young children”

“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 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”

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 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 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!”

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”

We had a really lovely stay for a 3 generational birthday celebration (plus the dogs!). We organised our stay to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday. Jo was very helpful with the local recommendations on restaurants- we ate in 2 of… Read more “Three Generation Birthday Celebration”

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”

***** “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”

“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!”

“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”

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 😊”

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”

“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”

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 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 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★””

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

“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!”

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.”

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 “”

“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”

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 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”

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!”

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”

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”

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

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 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”

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”

“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!”

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!”

“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 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 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”

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!”

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”

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

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”

“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”

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”

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!”

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

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

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”

***** 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 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!”

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 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!”

“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”

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”

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

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”

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.”

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”

“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”

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”

Lovely place, comfy beds, good layout. Host was very helpful answering questions I had. I’d definitely stay again. Robyn ~ June… Read more “I’d definitely stay again”

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”

“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”

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”

“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!”

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”

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”

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 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!”

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

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!”

***** 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 “”

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 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 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”

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 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!”

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”

  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 *****”

What a wonderful holiday! The Crest is a beautiful house in a stunning location. The well equipped accommodation is extremely well presented and spotlessly clean. Jo is a great host who went out of her way to make our stay… Read more “What a wonderful holiday!”

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!”

Excellent location for where we were working and excellent communication. Thanks 🙂 Beckka ~ July… Read more “Excellent communication”

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 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”

“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”

“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’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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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

“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 *****”

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”

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

“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”

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.”

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”

“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 *****”

“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”

“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”

“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””

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”

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

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

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”

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 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 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”

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.”

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!”

“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”

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!”

“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”

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 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”

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 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”

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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”

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 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 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”

“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”

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 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”

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.”

“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 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.”

“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”

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 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”

“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 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!”

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”

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 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”

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”

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 “”

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 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!”

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

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

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”

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”

“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”

“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”

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! ★★★★★”

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.”

“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”

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

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”

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 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”

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

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 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”

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”

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!”

“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”

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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 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 *****”

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”

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”

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”

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!”

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

“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”

“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 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 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”

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”

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”

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.”

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”

“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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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

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 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”

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!”

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 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”

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”

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

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 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 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 ❤️”

***** 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!”

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”

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 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”

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

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!”

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”

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”

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”

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!”

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!!”

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 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”

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

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!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  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.”

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”

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”

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 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 *****”

“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”

“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”

“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”

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”

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 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”

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!”

“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”

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”

“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”

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

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”

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”

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”

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”

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 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.”

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 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!”

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.”

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”

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”

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 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 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”

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

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”

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”

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

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

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 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”

“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”

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

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!”

“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”

“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”

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”

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.”

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”

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”

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

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

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”

“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 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”

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”

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”

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 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”

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 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!”

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!”

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”

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

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”

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”

“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 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”

“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 *****”

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”

“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”

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!”

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”

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 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!”

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”

“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 *****”

“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 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 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 “”

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”

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

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 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”

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!”

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 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!”

“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 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!”

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

“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”

“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!”

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”

“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 *****”

“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”

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”

“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 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”

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 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”

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 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!”

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”

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”

***** 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!”

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”

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”

“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!”

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

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”

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”

“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!”

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 “”

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”

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.”

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

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!!”

“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”

“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”

“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.”

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 really lovely stay for a 3 generational birthday celebration (plus the dogs!). We organised our stay to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday. Jo was very helpful with the local recommendations on restaurants- we ate in 2 of… Read more “Three Generation Birthday Celebration”

“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 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 ❤️”

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”

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”

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 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 *****”

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”

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 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”

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

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”

“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”

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”

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

“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”

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”

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”

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’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”

“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 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!”

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

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”

“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 *****”

“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 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 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!”

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”

“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”

A great venue for a big family weekend with young children. Big roomy house and lovely garden with different parts to explore (and lots of small bikes to ride around the garden). Very close to manageable walks (South Downs Way,… Read more “A great venue for a big family weekend with young children”

“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”

“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!”

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”

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!”

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”

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”

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!”

“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!”

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!”

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”

What a wonderful holiday! The Crest is a beautiful house in a stunning location. The well equipped accommodation is extremely well presented and spotlessly clean. Jo is a great host who went out of her way to make our stay… Read more “What a wonderful holiday!”

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 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!”

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!”

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

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 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”

Excellent location for where we were working and excellent communication. Thanks 🙂 Beckka ~ July… Read more “Excellent communication”

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..”

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”

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”

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 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”

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”

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 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”

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 😊”

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.”

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 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 *****”

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”

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 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!”

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 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”

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”

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!”

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

“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”

Lovely place, comfy beds, good layout. Host was very helpful answering questions I had. I’d definitely stay again. Robyn ~ June… Read more “I’d definitely stay again”

“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”

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”

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”

“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”

***** 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 “”

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 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”

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”

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”

“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!”

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 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”

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 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”

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! ★★★★★”

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!”

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.”

***** “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”

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”

“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”

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 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!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  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.”

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 💗”

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”

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 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 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 *****”

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

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”

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 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!”

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

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 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 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”

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”

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”

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.”

“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 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 “”

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”

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!”

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

“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 *****”

“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”

Lovely place, comfy beds, good layout. Host was very helpful answering questions I had. I’d definitely stay again. Robyn ~ June… Read more “I’d definitely stay again”

“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””

Excellent location for where we were working and excellent communication. Thanks 🙂 Beckka ~ July… Read more “Excellent communication”

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”

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

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”

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

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”

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”

“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!”

“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”

“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”

“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”

“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”

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

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

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!!”

“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 *****”

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

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”

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 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 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 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 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”

  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 *****”

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”

“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!”

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”

“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”

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”

“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”

***** 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!”

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”

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”

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 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”

“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”

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

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 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”

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

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”

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 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”

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”

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 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!”

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”

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”

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.”

“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”

“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”

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 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 💗”

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

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

“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”

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”

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 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.”

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 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”

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!”

“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 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!”

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!”

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”

“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”

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

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”

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!”

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”

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 *****”

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”

***** 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 “”

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

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”

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!”

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!”

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”

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 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!”

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”

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

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”

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”

“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”

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 “Plenty to do in the area for old and young alike”

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

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”

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”

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!”

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

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”

“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.”

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 “”

“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”

***** 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 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”

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 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”

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”

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”

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”

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.”

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.”

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”

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 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 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”

“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”

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”

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”

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”

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!”

“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”

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”

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 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!”

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 ❤️”

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 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 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”

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.”

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.”

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”

***** “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 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”

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”

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”

“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”

“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.”

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

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”

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 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 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 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★””

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

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 😊”

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”

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!”

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 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”

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”

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 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 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”

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”

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 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.”

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

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”

“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 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 *****”

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”

“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 *****”

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! ★★★★★”

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”

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”

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”

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, 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”

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”

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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”

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 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”

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”

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”

“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!”

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”

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”

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!”

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!”

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”

A great venue for a big family weekend with young children. Big roomy house and lovely garden with different parts to explore (and lots of small bikes to ride around the garden). Very close to manageable walks (South Downs Way,… Read more “A great venue for a big family weekend with young children”

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 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”

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!”

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”

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”

“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”

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”

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”

“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”

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!”

We had a really lovely stay for a 3 generational birthday celebration (plus the dogs!). We organised our stay to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday. Jo was very helpful with the local recommendations on restaurants- we ate in 2 of… Read more “Three Generation Birthday Celebration”

“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!”

What a wonderful holiday! The Crest is a beautiful house in a stunning location. The well equipped accommodation is extremely well presented and spotlessly clean. Jo is a great host who went out of her way to make our stay… Read more “What a wonderful holiday!”

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 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”

“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 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”

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”

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!”

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”

“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!”

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 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’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”

“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!”

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”

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

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”

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

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 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 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.”

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!”

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