The South Downs National Park conjures images of glorious rolling downland, ancient woodland and river valleys…and located within this stunning setting is Knox Farmhouse, the delightful home of B&B Hosts, Nick and Rose Carter. Built in 1901, this late Victorian brick farmhouse offers guests a taste of luxury with its elegant décor.
So, to discover more about the surrounding area…Knox Farmhouse is located 8 miles from the historic market town of Farnham, known for its Georgian Streets and craft heritage. Overlooking the town sits 12th Century Farnham Castle, built by Henry de Blois, grandson of William the Conqueror. There are great shopping opportunities including independent boutiques for that special gift…not to mention an outstanding selection of eateries!
The region is excellent for walking and cycling as well as providing an ideal base to explore the vibrant and cultural city of Winchester with its world-famous cathedral, boasting the longest medieval nave in Europe. Spoilt for choice there are National Trust properties within easy reach including the elegant country house, Hinton Ampner , Petworth House with its fine art collection and the 18th century water mill, Shalford Mill.
From 19 May, Jane Austen’s House in Chetworth is re-opening its doors to visitors – this was beloved writer, Jane Austen’s final home in which she wrote her six treasured novels. For rail enthusiasts, experience the golden age of steam travel with a trip on the Watercress Line running 10 miles from New Alresford to Alton.
Just a flavour of what’s on offer in the area…So, as the days ahead look brighter and restrictions are set to lift, give some thought to a stay at this superb B&B.