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Excellent 5/5 25 reviews

Sweetslade seen from the east with views over open countryside

Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

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)
Access Car essential
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
Access Parking

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.

New Forest

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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Review 1-10 of 25

22 Jul 2014


"Peacefully Perfect"

My husband and I have just returned from a five night stay at Sweetslade.We fell in love with the house and with the whole area.The property itself is lovely, all brand new looking and of a very high … More

I always get a feel good glow when I read that someone has enjoyed their stay.I think you were both very wise with all the exercise after the rich food at the Rose & Thistle.

29 Jun 2014


"Walking into Perfection"

There is so much to say regarding this beautifully laid out, picturesque, and inspiring retreat, but many of the comments previous to this have already touched on them, so I shall just add to them by … More

Wow people are going to think I write these reviews myself except I don't think I could have managed such a glowing eloquent response.Look forward to your return visit thanks very much Robert

8 Jun 2014


"Peace, perfect peace."

Immaculate accomodation, luxuriously furnished and equipped. Set in peaceful surroundings on the edge of the New Forest but within easy reach of all it's attractions. Robert, the owner, very affa… More

Hope you've shaken off that cold, very pleased that you enjoyed the peace of Sweetslade.

28 May 2014


"Fantastic, relaxing location."

Myself and my partner stayed in the Sweetslade cottage at the weekend and had a fantastic time.The cottage is in a great location, it is beautiful inside and very clean and modern.The owner Robert was… More

Thanks for taking the timeout to review and also mentioning the Ringwood Banger racing circuit I shall take my son along to check it out!

23 May 2014


"Absolutely Perfect"

When I think about what I would like from a holiday cottage Sweetslade is nearly there. The bedroom is spacious with an amazing view over the fields behind the property. The living area is comfortab… More

Very pleased you had a relaxed honeymoon with great weather, will look out for a good steamer.Thanks for taking the trouble to review.

2 Apr 2014


"A charming cottage set in beautiful countryside."

We really loved our stay at Sweetslade, this pretty cottage is well furnished and very comfortable. The local area is extremely beautiful, great for walking with some lovely local pubs. The owner Robe… More

Thanks for the review, great that you enjoyed your stay hopefully see you back soon.

17 Mar 2014



AS all the other reviewers, we had to give this a five. The position is awesome, the interior is of very high standard and Robert the owner is keen to assist. We stayed last week for a few days and we… More

Thanks for the review I must get to work on some more instructions for the appliances. Sorry about not putting in a walk in shower but I was concerned about leaks on the first floor and I must confess that I prefer a soak in the bath.Although I realise some prefer to shower unfortunately I couldn't fit them both in.However I'm pleased to see you plan on a return visit.

17 Mar 2014


"Perfect countryside getaway"

We recently stayed for a long weekend at Sweetslade and were greeted very warmly on arrival. The barn was spotlessly clean and is extremely well equipped - it is clear that a lot of thought has gone into providing absolutely everything you could want. The kitchen facilities are excellent and there are lots of things to do eg lovefilm, books etc. Comfy bed, lovely bath. Feels really spacious yet really cosy at the same time. Thoroughly recommended.

Thanks for the great review its always uplifting to know that you enjoyed your stay.

9 Mar 2014


"A little slice of heaven"

I have just returned from a gorgeous short break at Sweetslade, with my partner. We had gone to celebrate our two year anniversary and we were not disappointed. Located down a quiet road, just outside… More

thanks so much for the generous review, hope to see you both again for the next anniversary.

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.

Review 1-10 of 25

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