Wallops Wood, Sheardley Lane, Droxford,
Hampshire, SO32 3QY

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Wallops Wood, Sheardley Lane, Droxford,
Hampshire, SO32 3QY

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Blonde straw fields with bales around Wallops Wood

Portrait of Wallops Wood Cottages staff. Liz our bookings manager

The first in our series of Portrait of Staff at Wallops Wood Cottages, Liz was known (and still is) as the powerhouse behind the bookings!   I don’t know Liz very well as I only started working at Wallops Wood Cottages a few weeks before she retired, but she was ( still is) definitely the…

Sunsets that take your breath away

Harvest season is underway in the Meon Valley and South Downs

Harvest season is underway in the Meon Valley and South Downs As I was walking around the Wallops Wood fields counting up butterflies for the Big Butterfly Count, the low rumbling of the John Dere’s could be heard in the background.  Harvest and baling in the Meon Valley was in full swing! Seasons in the…


Magnificent May

  Two fantastic festivals are held locally in May – the Beltain Festival and the Alresford Watercress Festival. Beltain is the ancient Celtic celebration to mark the beginning of summer.Butser Ancient Farm hosts their annual Festival on Saturday 5th May. Each year, visitors can expect a fantastic afternoon/evening of entertainment and refreshments culminating with the…


Easter at Wallops Wood Cottages

Easter at Wallops Wood Cottages Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon that falls on or after the Spring equinox. This year, the Easter school holidays start on Good Friday, 30th March and continue until Sunday 15th April. There is plenty to keep the children amused near the cottages.   Of…


Chinese New Year

The first day of the Chinese New Year always falls on the new moon between 21st January and 20thFebruary. Chinese New Year 2018 will therefore be on Friday, February 16th, when it will become the year of the Dog (Wùxū).  Traditionally, the festivities run for 16 days, from New Year’s Eve and ending with a…


Walk Off the Christmas Calories

Have you, like us, over-indulged over the Christmas period? We’re very lucky here at Wallops Wood Cottages to have plenty of wonderful countryside walks nearby to help us walk off the calories, including some wonderful walks with dog-friendly pubs en route! Wallops Wood Cottages are located within the South Downs National Park, rich in landscape,…


It’s Pantomime Season … oh yes it is!

It’s never too early to start thinking about which local pantomimes and shows you’re going to take the kids to this Christmas … oh no it isn’t! We’ve put together a guide to the pantomimes and festive shows nearby to help you decide where you and your loved ones should venture this Christmas!Mayflower Theatre, Southampton…


Dogs and Accessibility at our local National Trust properties

With a number of National Trust properties nearby, our cottages are a great place to stay to visit them, and many other local attractions. We welcome dog owners and guests with disabilities at Wallops Wood Cottages, but how do our local National Trust properties cater for these groups? Hinton Ampner – 9 miles This elegant…


Winchester’s Christmas Market

At the western end of the South Downs National Park, alongside the River Itchen, lies the historical city of Winchester. Winchester was born from Iron Age settlement, later developing into the Roman town of Venta Belgarum (town of the Belgae – a Gaulish tribe). In Saxon times it became known as Wintan-ceastre (the Old English…