Guest Reviews

Read some of our 79 reviews!  I’m extremely grateful for the time taken by our previous guests, many of whom are returning, to post these reviews (here and transferred over from other 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!

Beautiful Spacious Homely home

“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”

Perfect long weekend with friends

“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”

Amazing!

“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 2018

Fabulous house and location for a family celebration

“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”

Great garden & lots of thoughtful touches

“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”

Amazing Property

“Amazing Host. Quick to respond, amazing property and outstanding value for money. Highly recommend” — Philip Sept 2018

The Feel Good Factor *****

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

The rooms, the garden, the sense of this place is absolutely amazing!

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 2018

A beautiful and welcoming home

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

Spacious and Homely

“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 2018

Special and Memorable 2nd visit

“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, Ideal, Spacious

“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”

Great Place – Had a blast!

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 2018

A beautiful house and gardens you don’t want to leave!

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 ideal venue for a short break

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 2018

Three generations of the family stayed for a long weekend

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, lovely surroundings!

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

Amazing place to stay, everything you need under 1 roof!

“Amazing place to stay, everything you need under 1 roof” – Nora April 2018

Amazing Cottage

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 2018

Great Accommodation

Just had a lovely weekend with family….the lounge was the perfect place to reminisce over old photos. Great accommodation.   —-March 2018

Absolutely top class stay!

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!”

Great accommodation *****

Just had a lovely weekend with family….the lounge was the perfect place to reminisce over old photos. Great accommodation ***** – Hannah, March 2018

We basically all think its perfect!

***** 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!”

Ideal getaway for a family gathering or holiday

“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”

Brilliant stay at this lovely house

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”

Your house has such a lovely welcoming feel to it

“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”

Spacious comfortable and with every amenity *****

“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 *****”

A great time in your lovely spacious house

“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”

We loved the location, easy access to Winchester, Southampton & the beautiful south coast.

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

A beautiful and welcoming home in the country

“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”

Matt

Beautiful house nestled in a stunning landscape. Highly recommended! *****

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, great position, perfect for our girls get together *****

“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 *****”

Beautiful house & rural location

“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 2017

The house just ‘felt’ so welcoming

“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”

We hope to come back again soon!

“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 2017

The House is lovely & very well Equipped

“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 2017

A Great House in the South Downs

“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”

First class accommodation *****

“First class accommodation. Gorgeous house. Great hosts. Highly recommended. We had an amazing stay and will be back for sure *****” Sam Nov 2017

A lovely weekend in a great property

“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 loved it so much we’ve booked another week!

“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)  

9 of us and the space was brilliant!

“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!”

Fantastic house in a lovely rural setting but close to Portsmouth and Winchester – we loved it

“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”

Good family holiday centre

“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”

Fabulous weekend!

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!”

One of the Best Houses We’ve Stayed In!

“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!”

First Class All The Way! ★★★★★

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 an absolutely fabulous time!

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

A perfect house for Grandma & Grandpa to have Children and Grandchildren

“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”

Fabulous Stay Beautiful 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 day”

Wonderful Weekend at The Crest

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”

Amanda

Incredible, clean Airbnb house, with amazing facilities

“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”

Phillip N (Sept 1st)

A very well equipped house with plenty of space

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”

Mike J

The garden is enchanting & the house has a good layout

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 layout.

Cate W

The house is as perfect as you see in the photos & could not be faulted

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”

Wonderful Oasis!

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 wonderful.

Gorgeous English Countryside Manor House 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!!”

Nice setting, beautiful garden, breathtaking views, nice cosy location.

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

Wonderful house with everything we could possibly need and really helpful owner

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”

3 Generations under 1 roof

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”

Excellent

Excellent family celebration. Very spacious and accommodated everyone..

Brilliant Weekend!

Vanessa Oct 2016: Brilliant weekend in a lovely house. Loved the gardens, views and vegetable garden.

A great place for family get togethers

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”

Spacious, warm and inviting

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”

Perfect, just Perfect!

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!”

Everything about this house was Perfect!

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!”

Dream house in a dream 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 ❤️”

Lovely relaxing home with enough to do even in November

Lovely relaxing home with enough to do even in November

Love this property, we always have a great break

Love this property, we always have a great break here. It is clean and well equipped. Highly recommended

The house was perfect for our needs, 3 generations

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”

3 Generations in 1 House

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

An Excellent time had by all!

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!”

Great House!

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!”

10/10

Excellent family celebration..very spacious and accommodated everyone..😆

A lovely few days at The Crest

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”

Lovely large property and gardens

Loved this house, everything you could want

Beautiful house with beautiful surroundings.

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.”

Lovely 5 bedroom 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!”

Lovely weekend away!

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!”

Was like a home from home!

Was like a home from home. Already booked to come back in March 2016

 

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