Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
5 Star Visit Britain rated accommodation. Awarded 2010 Gold award for Tourism excellence. Sympathetic design has highlighted the original features and provides an exceptionally comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom holiday home with substantial combined living/dining area. A fully glazed front provides an airy light environment whilst underfloor heating ensures cosy winter nights.
Located in North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Hampshire/Berkshire/Wiltshire border. Our farm is managed for wildlife and just won the 2010 RSPB Nature of Farming Award for SE England. A beautiful rural setting for walkers or just peaceful relaxation only 1 hour from London or to the South coast beaches. . Alternatively a superb base for exploring Central Southern England.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Milford on Sea 85 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 91 km, Nearest railway: Andover 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Master Bedroom - King Size Bed with En-suite shower room/WC.
Bedroom Two - Twin Beds.
Bedroom Three - Twin Beds with walk-in cupboard.
Family Bathroom - Shower, Bath, WC.
Utility room - including ironing board and iron.
Kitchen/Dining/Living Room - Fully Equipped Eat-in Kitchen comfortably furnished with choice of Books, Guidebooks and maps . New plasma TV 2010, Freeview SKY, Games and DVDs. Mobile broadband dongle.
Entrance Hallway - with cupboards.
Outside furniture and barbecue.
|Further details outdoors|
Tennis court aavailable for use at farmhouse 1 mile away by arrangement
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
New property completed September 2007
The Central Southern England region
Less than an hour from London the Hampshire countryside is a pleasure in all seasons. Beautiful scenery with numerous local attractions, welcoming country pubs and restaurants.
Situated in the heart of Southern England with it's mild climate, it is an ideal base to explore Hampshire and the surrounding counties of Wiltshire and Berkshire.
- to the West lies Salisbury Plain with the World heritage sites of Stonehenge and Avebury. Then the Roman town of Bath
- to the North lies the Thames valley and then on to Oxford
- to the East lies the South Downs
- to the South lies the New Forest National Park and then the sandy beaches of Poole and Bournemouth
- The surrounding rolling farmland provides an ever-changing backdrop for the perfect holiday. A network of chalk streams including the famous River Test meander through the area providing the ideal environment for wildlife, fishing , walking or cycling.
The tourist attractions also include the beautiful cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester as well as the market towns of Marlborough or Hungerford. Visit the seaside resorts or the naval dockyards in Portsmouth (with HMS Victory and the Mary Rose) and the motor museum at Beaulieu in the New Forest.
There is so much to do and a warm welcome awaits you.
Andover is approximately 13 miles North-West of Winchester. The town has been in continuous habitation since Saxon times and was granted its first charter in 1175 by King Henry II.
Throughout its history it has been on major routes; the ancient Harrow Way passed just north of the town, and the Winchester to Cirencester Roman Road passes through the town (and almost beside our cottage)
The expansion of the town in the 1960's nearly doubled the town's population and brought a major boost to the local economy, which now has a thriving diversity of industry.
Attractions and Places to Visit in and near Andover:
Iron Age Museum - discover a way of life destroyed by the Romans.
Hawk Conservancy - Visit the famous conservation site and see the birds of prey fly.
The Test Way - Inkpen Beacon to Totton via Longparish, Chilbolton & Stockbridge
Andover Museum - Local interest, archaeology and natural history.
The Fairground Craft and Design Centre - for crafts enthusiasts, families, crafts learners and the casual visitor.
Whitchurch Silk Mill - A working Victorian water mill.
Museum of Army Flying - A celebration of the history of aviation.
Highclere Castle - The family home of Lord & Lady Carnarvon.
Beacon Hill, Burghclere - Perhaps Hampshire's most perfect hillfort.
Other Attractions further afield:-
- cathedral town of Winchester (the home of King Arthur)
- cathedral town of Salisbury
- market towns of Marlborough, Hungerford and Newbury
- Stonehenge and Avebury
- The New Forest and South Downs
- A wide range of individual shops in local towns
- Regular weekly markets with occasional Farmer's markets and French market s
- Large variety of pubs and restaurants,
- Theatre in Salisbury and The Watermill near Newbury
- Horse Racing at Newbury or Salisbury
- Motor racing at Thruxton
- Golf Clubs at Tidworth, Andover,Salisbury and Winchester
- Fishing at Avon Springs Fishing Lakes
- Fly fishing on the River Test near the beautiful hamlet of Stockbridge
- Horseriding opportunities
- Shooting - game or clay pigeon
- Cycling - brilliant routes for road bikes or mountain bikes. Just ask us.
- Wilton House
- Longleat safari park
- Stourhead Gardens
- Exbury Gardens
- National Motor Museum Beaulieu
An extensive network of footpaths and bridleways right outside the door makes our cottage an ideal location for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers.
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11 Mar 2014
"Luxury Rural Retreat - wonderful!"
Our band have now stayed at Dines Barn twice, and each time it's been absolutely wonderful. We chose it because of it's seclusion - it's down a rural driveway, no one nearby, so we coul… More
3 Oct 2013
We found this rural haven delightful and spacious and meet all our accommodation needs. Pleased with the basket of goodies when we first we there. Living area had plenty of room. There were all the facilities for cooking. We used the barbecue, as well. You are surrounded by fields and the country side. It was very pleasant and restful. Nice walks and a good local country pub offered very good cuisine.
Liked the outdoor furniture. Plenty of place to park a car.
30 Sep 2013
"Dines Barn - Excellent!"
A lovely place, relax and enjoy the countryside and wildlife and / or visit a variety of places of interest and attractions. We found the cottage to be exceptionally comfortable and clean, well equipped and pet friendly. An excellent supermarket delivered to the door. The owner was extremely helpful and dealt with the administration promptly and efficiently. We would definitely return.
16 Sep 2013
"Beautiful, peaceful and perfect holiday retreat"
This was our 2nd stay at Dines Barn and with each stay I love it more. The welcome basket that you receive when you arrive is such a nice touch and includes items such as wonderful bread, milk, butter, biscuits, wine, chocolates and home made marmalade. The barn is so well equipped and it was so easy to cook and entertain my very large extended family. We had lots of visitors during and stay and all of them feel in love with the barn. As we live in Macau that is one of the most densely populated places in the world the barn gave us the peacefulness that we were seeking. Watching the wild life was amazing and seeing my children run free in the beautiful fields is a wonderful memory. We love Dines Barn!!
13 Aug 2013
"Escape to this delightful barn"
We booked this barn as part of a trip incorporating a wedding at Highclere Castle and was the most relaxing thing we did compared to the busy 'wedding weekend'. Surrounded by no-one it was the best decision, we only ventured out a few times to waitrose, do a spot of fly fishing and visit the local pub which we even walked to one day! Apart from that if you want a property that will re-charge your batteries then this is your place. Everything you could ever wish for has been provided so don't take the kitchen sink like I did! Want to return ASAP.
8 Aug 2013
"Fantastic property with great location and facilities"
Dines Barn is a fantastic property in a great location with great facilities. We were impressed from the minute we got to the property. The interior was great, with a fully equipped kitchen and all mod cons. We were really impressed that towels and a selection of toiletries were left for all our guests. All in all this was one of the best properties we have ever stayed in and we would consider returning in the future (something very rare for us).
8 Aug 2013
"Perfect for a family reunion"
Dines Barn was just what we needed to spend time with our UK resident family.
The presentation was lovely with high quality inclusions. Particularly for international visitors a more reliable Internet connect would be desirable and our grandson couldn't find the cows! Well located for for many day trips and information of these provided by our hosts was excellent.
13 May 2013
"Lovely place, lovely area, lovely time"
Really great converted barn, very comfortable and well equipped. In a lovely area - we were kept entertained by deer, hares and the owl. Lots to see in the area and excellent food at local pubs.
22 Apr 2013
"A perfect getaway to catch up with old friends"
We stayed at Dines Barn for a weekend, a group of old school friends. It is a really lovely barn, very spaceous, nicely decorated and very well-equipped. We loved that it is isolated - on it's own surrounded by fields so no neighbours to worry about - yet also easy to get to, a few of us got the train to Andover and then it's only 10 mins in a taxi from the station.
Sarah was very helpful and we were very chuffed with the generous welcome hamper on arrival! We'll definitely visit again.
19 Apr 2013
"Awesome Accommodation in Andover!"
The barn had all you could need and more for a relaxing, homely vacation. It was clean, comfortable and in an outstanding area of beauty. We watched the deer grazing on the fields we walked across, met the resident Owl, saw rabbits scampering and pheasants pecking, all of which the children loved. The owners were very hospitable and nothing was too much trouble, will definitely book again in the future, highly recommended!
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