80 Rushes Road is a conveniently located house with a sunny garden where visitors can have breakfast or a cup of tea. The house is two minutes' walk from Petersfield Railway Station (1 hour to London,Waterloo and 30 minutes to Portsmouth). The A3 dual-carriageway (London to Portsmouth) is 5 minutes away. The centre of the town (ten minutes' walk) offers a wide selection of excellent pubs and restaurants.
The guest room is a quiet bedroom (either a twin or a double bed) with television, radio and tea & coffee-making facilities.
Diana Collins welcomes both cyclists and walkers. The house is very near the Shipwrights Way. A lock up is available for bicycles and convenient buses take walkers to the various walking routes. The house has free wi-fi and a selection of maps and guide books. Various excellent restaurants and pubs are within walking distance.
Diana is an experienced teacher of English as a foreign language and enjoys welcoming visitors from other countries. She also takes the occasional visitor for intensive English courses and this package includes sightseeing outings
Petersfield is well placed as a sightseeing base. We are convenient for Jane Austen's home at Chawton, where she wrote Pride and Prejudice and near Winchester, where she is buried. Winchester, ancient capital of Wessex, has its famous cathedral (where Mary Tudor married King Philip of Spain), college, castle and King Arthur's Round Table. The Historic Ships and Dockyard at Portsmouth are a short journey by train or road and Chichester and Goodwood Race Course are also half an hour away. As well as excellent shopping and a lovely cathedral, Chichester has its famous Festival Theatre. National Trust properties such as Uppark and Hinton Ampner are near Petersfield with Petworth House within half an hour's drive. The home of Gilbert White, naturalist is just up the road in the village of Selborne - a pretty and interesting place to visit. There is a market in Petersfield Square on Wednesdays and Saturdays plus a Farmers' Market once a month.
For walkers and cyclists the South Downs Way is nearby as well as lots of shorter walks to include a pub lunch. The countryside around Petersfield - part of the new South Downs National Park - is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Channel is half an hour away with sea-side walks and sea-food restaurants. Ferries to the Isle of Wight leave from Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station.
Booking & Contact
The proprietor of 80 Rushes Road, Diana Collins, is a trained tour guide who can advise you on your sightseeing outings (no charge). Her breakfast menu is varied to suit you: continental, vegetarian or the most popular: a full English Breakfast to set you up for the day; local produce and home made jams are used. Packed lunches can be arranged.
The Bed and Breakfast has three stars issued by Visit England who inspect annually.
Rates: per person per night inc.breakfast: £37.50 per person for a double/twin room, and £50 for a single room.
On street parking is available in Rushes Road. If difficult phone the house and ask for help However, parking is free. Access to the house is via one step four and a half inches high (11cms.) and a second smaller one of two inches (5cms.). The door to the porch is twenty seven inches wide 69 cms.) and the main door frame is thirty inches wide (77 cms.). One double room is available, accessible by fifteen stairs with a handrail on either side. The bathroom has a shower over the bath with a handrail, but there is no walk-in shower. The toilet has a handrail.