Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Sweetslade is a spacious and sunny converted barn in the grounds of the owners' home. It has recently been renovated to a high standard, and has great modern facilities. Downstairs is a large, bright & comfortable open plan kitchen diner and living area with woodburning stove, freesat HD TV / Bluray player with Lovefilm & wifi. On the first floor is a spacious bedroom & ensuite bathroom with a king size bed & stunning gable window with undisturbed views over the open countryside.The kitchen is well equipped with excellent fixtures & fittings. There is also access to a washing machine and tumbledryer.
Outside there is a small sunny terrace next to the private parking area. These areas share access to the washing machine and woodstore.
It is located in a very peaceful rural spot up a short track, just a short walk from the Rockbourne Roman Villa, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is situated on the edge of the beautiful historic village of Rockbourne with lovely walks in open countryside from the door. It is ideally placed to explore the wider area of the New Forest, Salisbury and the South Coast. and a perfect place for a romantic, peaceful, country break without compromising on quality comforts.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mudeford 33 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3.5 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Central Southern England region
Situated on the borders of Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire, Sweetslade is ideally placed to explore the wide central southern region The south coast is around 30 minutes drive with wonderful beaches at Christchurch and Bournemouth, and further afield at Weymouth and Swanage.The historic market town of Salisbury is a 10 minute drive with it's beautiful cathedral and great shopping. Stonehenge is 20 miles to the north. The beautiful georgian town of Bath is just 50 minutes by train from Salisbury, and the cities of Bournemouth, Southampton & Portsmouth's maritine heritage museums are less than an hours drive. It is a wonderful area with diverse & interesting range of activities to suit all tastes, a mild climate & beautiful scenery.
The village street in Rockbourne is claimed to be one of the prettiest in Hampshire. The gently winding street in this peaceful village is tucked in rolling downland and is lined with Tudor and Georgian houses and splendid thatched and timber-framed cottages. The oldest homestead is the Roman Villa discovered by a farmer in 1942 and excavated in 1956 revealing mosaic floors and a most interesting Roman villa complex. Rockbourne and the nearby Whitsbury both have good pubs. The Rose& Thistle in Rockbourne is a thatched 17th century with an unspoilt cosy interior. Expect a relaxing atmosphere and quality eating.
The New Forest National Park is around a 10 minute drive away, with wonderful scenery, abundant wildlife, deer & wild ponies, and many opportunties for walking, cycling, horse riding and even kayaking & sailing.
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2 Mar 2014
We booked the cottage for Valentines' weekend and couldn't have picked anywhere better. It's in a pretty village, with gorgeous views and the place itself is obviously really well looke… More
Pleased to hear that the storm didn't ruin your enjoyment, still the candles did seem appropriate for valentines day.
27 Feb 2014
"Perfect Base for exploring the new forest!"
If you're looking for romantic getaway to the new forest, look no further than sweetslade.
The whole weekend was glorious. Sweetslade is quite frankly the perfect base for exploring the forest. The finish to the property was top drawer with every mod con you could wish for.
Within walking distance to the best sunday lunch you'll ever have at the Rose and Thistle pub.
Generally perfect. Would definitely stay again!
So pleased you both enjoyed your stay, the Rose&Thistle is hard to beat for a country pub sunday roast!
10 Feb 2014
"Fantastic weekend break"
We had a superb weekend break staying at sweetslade. A really homely feel, extremely clean and tidy, and extremely warm with the log burner!Lots of local pubs serving fantastic food and lots of walks … More
Nothing quite like a woodburning stove to banish the winter chill! So pleased you had enjoyable weekend break.
4 Dec 2013
A well appointed holiday home with everything we needed and more. Spacious, comfortable and peaceful. Loved the log burner! Rockbourne is conveniently situated for visiting Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire, loads to see and do. If you go in the winter watch out for the ponys in the dark! Many thanks to the proprieter for the friendly welcome and the care that he took to create such a great place. We didn't want to come home!
Thanks for the glowing(woodburner)review its always great to get feedback and know guests enjoyed the holiday home.
11 Nov 2013
"Quiet location with easy access to the forest and nice local walks will definatly be back :)"
Sweetslade is very clean with everything you need lovely views and nice quiet location. Close to fordingbridge where theres a coop, tescos and tourist info. Lots to do in the area The main forest isnt… More
Pleased you had a great time exploring the forest on your bikes and enjoyed staying at Sweetslade.
24 Sep 2013
"First Class accomodation with easy access to New Forest and more."
We stayed at Sweetslade for a short break from 15th Sept to 18th Sept. This is a really lovely and well thought out holiday let. The accommodation was first class in a peaceful part of Hampshire. The … More
Will make sure the weather is better next time, its a huge boost to read such a positive review.
15 Sep 2013
"Wonderful place to stay"
My husband and I returned today from Sweetslade. We spent a week there and were not at all disappointed with the accommodation. The fixtures and fittings are all of a very high standard and we were extremely comfortable. It is set in a very peaceful location and in no time at all you can be in the New Forest enjoying all it and the surrounding area has to offer. We were told the local pub , The Rose and Thistle, serve excellent food, however, we were unable to eat there as it was fully booked, so book early! We did however, eat at the Bat and Ball in Breamore, which had a good atmosphere and dished up very good food, excellently presented. If we decide to go to this area again we would not hesitate to stay at this property and would certainly recommend it to friends.
Hope to see you return one day to try out the Rose & Thistle, thanks for leaving Sweetslade so clean and tidy!
2 Sep 2013
"Lovely place to stay!"
Me and my partner stayed here for two nights and absolutely loved it! We were welcomed as soon as we pulled up the drive and given a key and shown around with everything explained to us. It felt very clean and well looked after. The host was very helpful in giving us all the information we wanted and provided leaflets and postcodes to favourite places. I would definitely recommend sweetslade to friends and family.
Very happy that you enjoyed your stay and found the information useful, when you only have a few days its worthwhile having some local tips.
18 Jul 2013
"Spacious and peaceful - would definitely return!"
We stayed in Sweetslade for three nights, and would definitely go back! The location is lovely, the house looks out over fields and is right in the middle of the countryside, which makes it very peaceful. Coming from London, it was so lovely to just hear birdsong rather than traffic! The house is only a short drive to the nearest town and right on the edge of the New Forest, so couldn't ask for a better location.
The house itself is really light and airy, and the huge windows look right out over the fields. We stayed just at the beginning of the summer heatwave, and though the house was cool, the fan provided was useful! Robert had lots of leaflets of things to do in the area, and it was good to find out that the nearest bike hire centre was only 20 min drive away - ideal if you want to explore the New Forest! Everything felt very new and clean, and we would have loved to have stayed longer. It's a great find, and I highly recommend it.
Its great to hear that you enjoyed your stay it certainly must be a wonderful antidote to busy city life.
15 Jul 2013
"Lovely accommodation in great location."
Having spent a great weekend at Sweetslade, I would recommend it! It is beautifully clean and very well looked after. It's in a great spot with all you need just a few minutes drive away (pub, shops etc). Lovely walks and cycle routes and would certainly recommend the Rose & Thistle pub in the very pretty village of Rockbourne which is very close by. Many thanks Robert, I'm already looking forward to our return!
Thanks for taking the time to do a review which is greatly appreciated, really pleased that you enjoyed Sweetslade and the Rose & Thistle.Look forward to your return visit.
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