The Garden Chalet is at Church Farm House, East Meon.

East Meon is a beautiful Hampshire village with a Norman church and many thatched cottages. The village is situated in the South Downs National Park. There are 2 pubs, both of which serve good food. There is a food store and a post office.

Chichester and Winchester are both within 20 miles. There is good sea bathing on the south coast also within 20 miles. Church Farm House is on the southern edge of the village next to the village cricket ground.

The Chalet

The Chalet

The chalet is built of brick and has a slate roof which is insulated. It consists of one, very large room (20 ft × 22 ft), a separate power shower and a glassed porch leading to a lavatory containing a w.c. and washbasin. There is a small secluded garden for guests with a marvelous view over sheep fields to the South Downs, and deck chairs are provided. The chalet is well away from the road so is quiet and there is a safe parking space off the road.

Free wireless broadband is available.

The chalet is intended for 2 adults. Up to 2 children may accompany their parents. Dogs and cats are welcome. The chalet is fitted with cat flaps if the guest wishes to use them.



The chalet is comfortably furnished and is fully central heated; the shower and lavatory are also central heated. An electric immersion heater provides running hot water.

The kitchen contains an electric cooker with oven, a microwave oven and a refrigerator. There is also a large fridge freezer in the porch. Cooking utensils, plates and cutlery are provided.

The lounge area has a sofa, comfy arm chair and 28 inch colour digital TV. The bedroom area has a kingsize bed which is provided with sheets and duvet plus cover. There is a second sofa (6ft 2 inches × 5 ft) which converts to a double bed.



All sheets, bath towels and pillow cases are provided. If the sofa bed is used, it is necessary for guests to bring their own duvet and cover and sheets. Cloths, cleaning materials and handtowels are also provided.

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Birding in East Meon


East Meon is well placed for anyone interested in birding. The green woodpecker regularly feeds on the lawn. Pheasants roost in the garden and red-legged partridge is often seen.

Old Winchester Hill (3 miles) is in the parish. Passage migrants are often observed here on their way to breeding grounds in the north.

The Queen Elizabeth Country Park (5 miles) nestles amongst the South Downs and has woodland and downland birds as well as a good information centre.

The best locations for winter waders are Langstone harbour and Farlington marshes (15 miles). There are also magnificent flocks of Brent geese and a large number of other wildfowl.

Waggoners Wells (12 miles) has a sizeable area of woodland with many bird species. Nearby is Ludshott Common, a splendid heath. In the summer, hobbies may be seen as well as nightjar, woodlark and treepipit. A rich assemblage of birds including woodcock, lesser spotted woodpecker, nightingale, redstart, willow warbler and willow tit can be viewed in the woodlands.

The New Forest (50 miles) is one of the finest nature reserves in the south of England. The northerly part around Cadnum can be reached in 50 minutes via the M3 and M27. The ancient woodlands are a stronghold of the hawfinch-firecrest and sistin also breed here. Buzzard and hobbies are commonly seen and the Dartford warbler may be observed.

Finally there is Selborne (12 miles) where Gilbert White, the father of British ornithology lived and wrote his classic text “The Natural History of Selborne”. There is a museum which exhibits noteworthy aspects of his life and many interesting birds can be seen on Selborne Common which is an area of heath and woodland above the village.

East Meon walks


OS Maps (Explorer 1:25,000) are provided for the use of guests. There are three maps (132,133 and 119) which cover the area south to Portsmouth, west to Winchester and north east to Haslemere.

There is a great circular walk starting and ending in the village.

The South Downs Way (1.5 miles) courses along the hilltops for 60 miles from Winchester to Eastbourne. The downland is very beautiful with plenty of wild flowers and animals and there are spectacular views from the top. It is also easy to access the Downs via footpaths from a number of other very pretty villages such as Buriton, South Harting and Elsted. Butser Hill, one of the highest points of the South Downs, is only a mile and a half away and is seen from the Chalet.

The Hangars (6 miles) comprises a line of tree clad hills stretching from Alton to Petersfield and walkable via “the Hangar’s Way”. This footpath undulates through lovely, fragile woodland and meadows including the Noar Hill Nature Reserve where Bee orchids can be seen. There are lovely views and several scenic villages nestling beneath the hills including Selborne, home of Gilbert White, the naturalist, and Steep, where Edward Thomas the poet lived.

The Queen Elizabeth Country Park (5 miles) is a large area of beech and coniferous woodland with easy walking along broad, well maintained paths. There is an informative visitor centre and coffee shop.

Wildhams Wood and Stoughton Down (10 miles) are beautiful woods literally carpeted with bluebells and wild garlic in late Spring.

Park Hill (0.5 mile) is located behind the church in East Meon. A footpath climbing steeply up Park Hill gives a marvellous bird’s eye view of the village and hills beyond. A number of footpaths continue from here.

Old Winchester Hill (3 miles) is a nature reserve of chalk downland with good views, and is the site of a former iron age settlement.

Alpacas at The Garden Chalet


We have six pet alpacas at Church Farm House. These animals are residing in the two acre field next to the chalet.

For information on Alpacas in the UK see AlpacaSeller UK – The UK’s leading independent web site on alpacas.

For countries other than the UK see

For a breeder specialising in quality black alpacas see Inca Alpaca.

For a useful history on alpacas, see Alpaca History.



Garden Setting

Garden Setting

Bedroom Area

Bedroom Area

Lounge Area

Lounge Area

Kitchen and Dining


View From Air

View From Air

Village Scene

Village Scene

Village Scene

Village Scene

Snow Scene

Snow Scene

Alpacas in the Snow

Alpacas in the Snow


Week (2014) Fee Status
October 11 to 18 £200 Booked
October 18 to 25 £190 Booked
October 25 to November 1 £190 Booked
November 1 to 8 £190 Booked
November 8 to 15 £190 Booked
November 15 to 22 £190 Booked
November 22 to 29 £190 Booked
November 29 to December 6 £190 Booked
December 6 to December 13 £190 Booked
December 13 to December 20 £200 Booked
December 20 to 27 £210 Booked
December 27 to January 3 2015 £200 Booked
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January 3 to 10 £200 Booked
January 10 to 17 £200 Booked
January 17 to 24 £200 Booked
January 24 to 31 £200 Booked
January 31 to February 7 £200 Booked
February 7 to 14 £200 Booked
February 14 to 21 £200 Booked
February 21 to 28 £200 Booked
February 28 to March 7 £200 Booked
March 7 to 14 £200 Booked
March 14 to 21 £200 Booked
March 21 to 28 £200 Booked
March 28 to April 2 (5 Nights) £160 Booked
April 2 to 6 (Easter) £210 Available
April 6 to 11 (5 Nights) £160 Booked
April 11 to 18 £210 Booked
April 18 to 25 £220 Booked
April 25 to May 2 £230 Booked
May 2 to 9 £240 Booked
May 9 to 16 £250 Booked
May 16 to 23 £260 Booked
May 23 to 30 £260 Available
May 30 to June 6 £260 Available
May 30 to June 6 £260 Available
June 6 to 13 £260 Available
June 13 to 20 £260 Available
June 20 to 27 £270 Available
June 27 to July 4 £270 Available
July 4 to 11 £280 Booked
July 11 to 18 £280 Booked
July 18 to 25 £280 Available
July 25 to August 1 £280 Available
August 1 to 8 £280 Available
August 8 to 15 £270 Booked
August 15 to 22 £260 Available
August 22 to 29 £250 Available
August 29 to September 5 £240 Booked
September 5 to 12 £240 Booked
September 12 to 19 £230 Available
September 19 to 26 £220 Available
September 26 to October 3 £220 Available
October 3 to 10 £210 Available
October 10 to 17 £210 Available
October 17 to 24 £210 Available
October 24 to 31 £200 Available
October 31 to 7 £200 Available
November 7 to 14 £200 Available
November 14 to 21 £200 Available
November 21 to 28 £200 Available
November 28 to December 5 £200 Available
December 5 to December 12 £200 Available
December 12 to December 19 £200 Available
December 19 to 26 £210 Available
December 26 to January 2 2016 £210 Available


The Garden Chalet in East Meon

in East Meon

Church Farm House

East Meon



GU32 1QE

01730 823256

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