About the home
The cottage is in a lovely unspoilt corner of Hampshire and has been awarded an English Tourist Board 4 Star rating for self-catering accommodation. It is across the driveway from our own house, it is private and secluded with its own car parking are and it is within very easy reach of many local places of interest.
The Granary offers luxurious and comfortable accommodation and is in immaculate condition throughout, with a double bedroom (super king-size bed, can be unlinked to create twin beds), a fitted kitchen, a spacious bathroom and a light and airy living room with garden views and doors to a paved patio area.
The perfect base to enjoy and explore the area in peaceful surroundings!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Mudeford, 36km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 3|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
The property is beautifully decorated and has all the facilities you would expect including bed linen and towels. The property is spacious, light and airy and has lovely views of the garden. frreview
The cottage is fitted out with disabled facilities including hand rails, a ramp to the front door and a wet room style shower in the bathroom.
It is ideal for couples or friends sharing as the super king-size bed, can be unlinked to create twin beds.
Further details outdoors:
Outside there is a gravelled parking area for two cars and a large garden with attractive flower beds, trees and areas of lawn. The cottage is set well apart from the main property, affording a great deal of privacy.
There is a patio and out door furniture for dining outside on sunny evenings, letting you appriciate the weather and the gardens.
The Granary sleeps up to 2 adults and we are not able to offer a discount for single occupancy.
Prices include all taxes, water, central heating, linen and towels.
The Granary is to be left in the same clean condition as found.
Payment is by either cash or cheque.
A deposit of £250 is payable at the time of booking. £100 will be credited to the cost of the holiday, and £150 will be retained as a breakage deposit to cover the cost of any damages. The breakage deposit will be fully refunded within one week of the end of your holiday after inspection less any explained charges.
The full cost of the holiday must be paid 4 weeks before the commencement date of the holiday. If the full cost is not paid, then the property may be re-let.
If full payment is not made, the deposit is lost.
If you have to cancel after making full payment we will only make a full refund less deposit if we manage to re-let the property at the full rate. We strongly recommend that you take out holiday insurance to cover such an eventuality.
A confirmation of the booking and a deposit receipt will be sent.
We can also offer short breaks of a minimum of three days, please enquire for details.
We operate a strictly non-smoking policy, and regret that we cannot accommodate children or pets.
To ensure that our disabled facilities are suitable for your needs, please speak to us before booking your holiday.
Due to our location we strongly advise you to travel by car. The nearest bus stop is 1.5 miles away and the bus service is very infrequent. The nearest railway stations are at Dunbridge (2 miles) with a limited service, and Romsey (4 miles).
The Central Southern England / Hampshire region
The Granary is perfectly situated for a rural self-catering holiday. An ideal location to explore some of the main tourist sites of Southern England, set in the heart of the relaxing Hampshire countryside within the Test Valley.
The Test Valley is known for its fishing & walking, the River Test & the Test Way are both nearby.
The surrounding area has plenty of attractions which are within easy reach.
Romsey is a 10 minute drive away, this market town will cater for all your needs, with traditional shops, supermarkets & restaurants, Friday & Saturday are market days.
Close by (3 miles) is Mottisfont Abbey a National Trust property which is home to the National Collection of Old Roses.
The ancient cathedral cities of Winchester (15 miles/24 klms) & Salisbury (13 miles/20 klms) are about 20-30 minute drives. Spend some time exploring these historic cities with their mix of ancient monuments, varied shops & restaurants.
Southampton (13/20 klms miles) is about a 20-30 minute drive, a major port for cruise liners, shipping & the venue for the annual International Boat Show. It has a thriving shopping area & the West Quay Centre, one of the largest 'In Town' shopping centres in the UK.
Portsmouth (32 miles/48 klms), is about a 45 minute drive, this historic Naval port has designer shopping and waterside dining; its attractions include The Warrior, Mary Rose & HMS Victory, Spinnaker Tower, Porchester Castle & Portsdown Hill.
Within a short drive is the New Forest (nearest point is about 10 minutes), which has areas of open heathland, native woodlands, streams, seashore & pretty thatched villages. With opportunities for horse riding, walking, cycling & picnicking, you are sure to see plenty of native wildlife. Other forest attractions include Beaulieu Palace House, Abbey & Motor Museum, New Forest Museum & Visitors Centre, Bucklers Hard, Exbury Gardens & various popular towns & villages to discover, including Burley, Lyndhurst & Lymington. Within 40 minutes - driving through the New Forest - you can reach beaches of Barton, Milford, Highcliffe & Mudeford.
Stonehenge (19 miles/31 klms) is about a 30-40 minute drive to see the ancient stone circles.
There are local footpaths less than 50 yards/metres from The Granary, from where you can explore the local countryside & enjoy the scenic views.
Close by is the Test Way, take a walk along one of Hampshire's long distance footpaths with its riverside strolls.
There are beautiful on & off-road cycle routes in the area.
Depending upon the time of year, there is a variety of birdlife to be seen.
Dunwood Golf course is two miles away & has 18 parkland hole course. There are other golf courses within a 5 - 10 mile/8-16 klms radius, so you are spoilt for choice.
The River Test is, without doubt, Hampshire's longest & finest chalk stream, world famous for its superb trout fishing, there is also the River Dun nearby. Alternatively there is lake fishing available.
FOOD & DRINK
There are lots of welcoming local pubs & a great choice of eating options in the immediate surrounding area, detailed information can be provided.
There are some excellent restaurants in Romsey, Winchester, Salisbury & Southampton which cover most types of cuisine and needs.
There are also regular Farmers Markets in Winchester & Romsey.
The Romsey area
The Granary is 4 miles/7 klms North West of Romsey, there are local farm shops and small grocery shops close by.
For keen gardeners, visit the world famous collection of trees & shrubs at Hilliers Arboretum, or the collection of old roses at Mottisfont - both are close by. Within 4 miles/7 klms is Romsey with its Abbey, King Johns House & Broadlands (Ancestral home of the Mountbattens).
There are several pubs and farm shops within easy reach, and many interesting attractions to visit in the surrounding area.
Step outside the cottage to access many footpaths meandering through the surrounding fields and woods - with walking boots and a bit of stamina it is possible to walk to the two local shops, a farm shop and pubs!
How to get there
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From the M27
Turn off the motorway at Junction 2, follow the A36, signposted to Salisbury, follow the A36 until you reach West Wellow (approx 3-4 miles/5-6 klms), immediately past the speed camera you turn right into Whinwhistle Road, follow this road (approx 2-3 miles/3-4 klms + couple of twist & turns) you will reach a cross road, turn left (this is the A27), follow this road for just over a 1 mile/1.6 klms and you will approach a cross road (you will see Gilberts Nursery on the left), turn right into Branches Lane, follow this road for 1 mile/1.6 klms and you approach a sign for Totehill on the left hand side turn left here (if you are going down a hill you have missed the turning), The Granary is the 1st cottage on the right.
From the M3 & A34
If you are travelling south on the M3 we recommend that at Junction 8 (the A303 turnoff) you follow the A303 for about 3 miles/5klms and just pass the BP Services you drop down off the A303 at the end of the slip road there is a staggered junction go straight ahead as the direction you are travelling after 400 yards/meteres turn left follow this road to Sutton Scotney, (if you have missed the left hand you will rejoin the A303, do not worry turn off at the next junction & follow the signs to Stockbridge).
If you are coming down the A34 you need to get off at the A303 junction and follow the signs to Stockbridge.
Hopefully both M3 & A34 drivers have arrived at Sutton Scotney entering a mini roundabout, there is a Texaco Garage on the right, for the A34 drivers turn right for the M3 drivers go straight on, (you are both on the same road) at the 2nd mini roundabout go straight on for about 6 miles/ 10klms, you will then arrive at a large roundabout turn left, after a short distance you will meet another roundabout, again turn left & immediately right onto the A3057 signposted Romsey, follow this road through Kings Sombourne for about 5-6 miles/8-10 klms and on your left you will see a pub called the Bear & Ragged Staff, turn right signposted Kimbridge, go over the river & the railway crossing and at the end of this road you have a staggered cross roads turn right & then immediately left at the end of this road there is a junction turn right (be careful visibility is not good when pulling out to turn right) proceed for about 800-1000 yards/metres & then turn left into Carters Clay, round the bend & up the hill you will see a sign to Totehill, turn right and The Granary is the 1st cottage on the right
If your satnav or route planner identifies some other route we recommend that you ignore it.
If you get lost, phone us on 01794 340241
Activities near Romsey
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|29 Dec 12||30 Dec 13||£ 475||£ 70||£ 70||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rental of the property includes, rates, property insurance and all utitities (water, electricity & gas). The property is equipped with crockery, cutlery, sheets, blankets and adequate cleaning equipment, linen and towels.Enquire now
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