You won’t need to stand on ceremony here, Philippa and Bill are old hands at looking after guests in their lovely home just an hour from London. You breakfast in the dining room or out on the terrace on sunny days: sausages and bacon from the local butchers, eggs from ducks and chickens on the estate, homemade jams and marmalade, fresh fruit from the walled garden; apples, plums, pears and soft fruits in season.

Very traditional and comfortable bedrooms have fresh flowers and lovely views; bathrooms have proper baths. You’re welcome to wander the gardens: mature trees, herbaceous borders, smooth lawns and lovely old walls tumble out into open farmland and then the South Downs National Park for walks and cycling.


Prices from £130 per night

Please contact Philippa Tyrwhitt-Drake for availability.


Things to do

Located between the villages of East and West Meon, Cedar Valley is well placed for pubs, village shops and an award winning local butcher – Buckinghams Artisian Butchery.

There are also plenty of activities including visits to the houses of Jane Austin in Chawton and Gilbert White in Selborne.

It takes half an hour to get to Goodwood – famous for horse and motor racing and there are several meetings throughout the summer.


Goodwood also has 2 golf courses and there are many other courses within easy reach.

The pretty market town of Petersfield is 6 miles away and markets are held in the square every Wednesday and Saturday. The historical city of Winchester with its magnificent cathedral is 12 miles, Chichester is about 18 miles, and Portsmouth with the historic naval dockyard is only 12 miles.  From Portsmouth Harbour you can hop on board a ferry and do a day trip to the Isle of Wight. 



The Thomas Lord, West Meon

If you fancy a good walk followed by a pint of good local ale and extremely good food this is the place to go. Very pretty beer garden (complete with chickens). Sunday afternoons grab a pizza made freshly in the wood fired outdoor pizza oven.
01730 829244
Closed Mondays.

The Pub With No Name, Priors Dean

Actually called the White Horse but named so due to its lack of sign and difficulty to find! Good food, reasonably priced. Fantastic selection of Real ale and good sized garden.
01420 588387

Ye Olde George Inn, East Meon

Within a 45 minute hill top walk complete with stunning views Ye Olde George Inn is ideal for lunches – serving decent food and real ale.
01730 823481

Izaak Walton, East Meon

The same 45 minute hilltop walk you will the Izaak Walton. Located in the heart of the village and beside the River Meon, good food and selection of ales including Doom Bar!