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Firs Lodge – Home 259391 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Firs Lodge – Home 259391

Excellent Excellent – based on 15 reviews

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

House / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner

Description

Located in the heart of the renowned Test Valley in the south of England, Stockbridge has a unique ambience for those who appreciate the pleasures of rural life, and there is now the opportunity to stay in the village at newly built Firs Lodge.

Purpose designed as a holiday let for individuals or parties seeking a high quality stay in the Stockbridge area, the house features flexible accommodation, having two bedrooms on the ground floor and a large open plan living space on the upper floor, with the balcony offering spectacular views over the beautiful landscape to the west.

Whether your passion is country walking, fishing, shooting, cycling, fine cuisine or simply relaxing with a good book to read, Firs Lodge offers the ideal surroundings to unwind from the pressures of modern life. Naturally however, should you wish to stay in touch, tv, wifi and data port links are provided around the house for your convenience.

Built to a very high standard, using locally made

Located in the heart of the renowned Test Valley in the south of England, Stockbridge has a unique ambience for those who appreciate the pleasures of rural life, and there is now the opportunity to stay in the village at newly built Firs Lodge.

Purpose designed as a holiday let for individuals or parties seeking a high quality stay in the Stockbridge area, the house features flexible accommodation, having two bedrooms on the ground floor and a large open plan living space on the upper floor, with the balcony offering spectacular views over the beautiful landscape to the west.

Whether your passion is country walking, fishing, shooting, cycling, fine cuisine or simply relaxing with a good book to read, Firs Lodge offers the ideal surroundings to unwind from the pressures of modern life. Naturally however, should you wish to stay in touch, tv, wifi and data port links are provided around the house for your convenience.

Built to a very high standard, using locally made Michelmersh bricks to support a green oak timber frame construction, and finished with underfloor heating powered by an air source heat pump, the accommodation offers excellent levels of comfort, and all within strolling distance of the renowned Stockbridge High Street.

Our High Street has been known since Victorian times for its excellent hospitality, and winning the Google “best foodie street” award in 2010 was confirmation that its reputation is current and well deserved, with an exceptional range of pubs, restaurants and shops, all within a very short distance of Firs Lodge. Whether your preference is for eating out or self-catering, everything you need is here, so there is very little forward planning required for a stay at the Lodge.

We look forward to making you welcome over your stay, please look around our website for further information on the accommodation and facilities provided both at Firs Lodge and in the surrounding area; if you have any questions, please contact us and we will of course be pleased to advise.

Further details indoors

Designed to take advantage of the stunning views across the valley, the main living area is on the first floor, while the ground floor features a generously sized entrance hall, a Master Bedroom complete with en-suite bathroom, and with a second bedroom and beds that can either be taken as twins or doubles, there is scope for both family and party breaks.
The spacious separate bathroom offers shower, bath and toilet facilities, with the adjoining airing cupboard providing storage and clothes drying space should you get wet whilst out in the countryside. Upstairs the open plan living area features panoramic views across the Test Valley to the west, viewed from the comfort of sofas and chairs, with the balcony providing a unique vantage point to enjoy evening refreshments on.

The well equipped kitchen area has cooking, washing and drying appliances should you need them, and the dining area allows for both formal and informal eating. Should you wish to sleep extra visitors, one of the sofa's converts into a double bed, allowing for a maximum party size of six.

Location description from owner

The England region

Stockbridge High Street has been known since Victorian times for its excellent hospitality, and winning the Google “best foodie street” award in 2010 was confirmation that its reputation is current and well deserved, with an exceptional range of pubs, restaurants and shops, all within a very short distance of Firs Lodge. Whether your preference is for eating out or self-catering, everything you need is here, so there is very little forward planning required for a stay at the Lodge.

Stockbridge

Places of Interest
Danebury Hill Fort

Well worth a visit, it is a stiff walk to the very top of the ramparts but the views are spectacular from there, and it is a good way to get some fresh air.

The Museum of Army Flying

One of our favourites, there is always something new to see, and plenty to keep children occupied, also has a restaurant if you need a snack.

Houghton Lodge Gardens

Spectacular country house and gardens, well worth a visit but do check opening times.

Mottisfont Abbey

Wonderful National Trust owned property with great history and architecture, rose gardens and riverside lawns, great for a leisurely wander around.

Longstock Park Water Gardens

Part of the Leckford Estate owned by the John Lewis Partnership, a wonderful water garden worth a visit at any time of year.

The Hawk Conservancy Trust

A woodland setting with some fantastic birds on display and in action, just off the A303 between Andover & Thruxton

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

On the Braishfield road north of Romsey, this world famous arboretum and garden is open all year round, and is home to many wonderful species of plant.

Treerunners

High Ropes activities for all ages in Harewood Forest, if you fancy swinging through the trees like Tarzan……..

Winchester City Centre

Ancient capital of Wessex, the centre of Winchester has many fascinating historic features, and a visit to the Cathedral is highly recommended.

Salisbury City Centre

Salisbury is another ancient regional centre with a wonderful heritage including of course the impressive Cathedral, Old Sarum, and a little further afield, Stonehenge.

Romsey Town Centre

Romsey is a classic english market town, and retains much of its character to this day. The imposing Norman Abbey and 13th Century St Johns House are highlights, and the Broadlands Estate, home of the late Lord Louis Mountbatten lies to the south of the town, with the River Test running along the front of this magnificent stately home.

Andover Town Centre

Despite major development in the outskirts of Andover, the centre of the town still has its historic market town which is worth a visit, and there are also cinema’s and children’s play centres should you need a diversion on a rainy day.

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Walks and Views
Clarendon Way

Situated as we are in the centre of the Test Valley, it is not far down the valley to the crossing point of the Clarendon Way as it traverses Hampshire to join Winchester and Salisbury. The Test Way cross the Clarendon Way at Houghton, and it is a quite idyllic spot with complete peace in the middle of the river valley as you cross over various bridges, looking down at the clear chalk stream water below.

The Test Way

From Firs Lodge here in Stockbridge you can walk straight to the Test Way and turn either north or south and go as far as you wish to. Alternatively you can drive to one of the many intermediate car parks along the Way, and start at a point further away, for a different part of the route.

Stockbridge Common Marsh

It is very easy to take The Marsh for granted as it is so close to Stockbridge and Firs Lodge, however, whether you stroll down the Test Way, cut between Lillie’s and Garden Inn or park at the Lions Den, the Marsh is a wonderful place to take a walk at any time of day. Whether you stay up at the Stockbridge end with the river and footbridges, or venture down to the southern end with the beautiful Lutyens designed Marsh Court overlooking the valley, the Marsh is always a relaxing place to walk.

Stockbridge Down

Although you either have to walk up the main Winchester Road or drive up and park in the carpark, a trip up to the Down is recommended as the views from the top are spectacular, looking across to Danebury Ring and Salisbury Plain to the west, the Isle of Wight to the south, and over towards the South Downs to the east.

Stonehenge

The atmospheric centrepiece of mystical Salisbury Plain. It is a though provoking place to visit at any time of year, rising so unexpectedly out of the rolling grassland of the Plain. A short car journey down the A303, there are many other remarkable Neolithic and Iron Age site within a short distance of Stockbridge.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 4 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Julie H
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
24 Feb 2017
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This House has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Sep 2012. Located in Hampshire, it has 15 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1100.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Feb 2017.

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“Amazing house and lovely host!”

Reviewed 29 Jul 2016

The house: incredible location, easy to drive to but still feels quiet off the main road, easy to walk to the beautiful village high street (lots of lovely pubs / restaurants / walks by the river). We were really impressed with the house, the main room feels so spacious and has a stunning view with the balcony too. Loved opening all the doors and just looking out to the sky and the sunset - so peaceful! Everything was clean and newly built. Loved the little touches like the toiletries, cushions on the beds and kitchen essentials. It was perfect for our weekend stay, could not have asked for better. The host: Julie is so friendly and accommodating. She helped us out with local knowledge and travel advice, as well as other bits and bobs for the house and for the party we hosted while we were there. She is really generous with this property, and just wants the guests to enjoy themselves! Would definitely recommend this to anyone, groups of friends / families / a short or long break. We would love to come back too!

Thank you so much for your review and the lovely things you said. I really loved having you stay and glad you had a great time. It would be lovely to welcome you again and look forward to it! Julie

“Home away from home”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2013

Very well equipped, high quality home, close to village centre. Everything we could have wished for. Our hosts Julie and Adam were exceptionally helpful and friendly. It was wonderful to have our own place to stay on our trip back to the UK and have all our family and friends visit us! The well equipped kitchen and open plan living area made entertaining easy. We'll definitely be staying at Firs Lodge again.

“Christmas Booking”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2013

Our family had the most amazing stay at Firs Lodge. From the warmest of welcomes from the owners, to the factastic facilities and top of the range finish to the furniture and fittings, this lodge is a definate place to stay so you can enjoy the comfort and pleasure of the area. We can not speak highly enough of this beautiful, well equiped and relaxing lodge. A perfect stay. Thanks Very much.

It was lovely to have you here over the Christmas break, and we are so glad that Father Christmas found you all in the Lodge!

“Great place, lovely owners”

Reviewed 10 Dec 2012

Thanks for the warm welcome and a great house, well priced - perfect for a weekend retreat. Stockbridge is a great village too. All round excellent.

It was a pleasure to have you staying at Firs Lodge, and enjoying some country pursuits whilst here. We look forward to seeing you again.

“Very comfortable stay.”

Reviewed 8 Nov 2012

The place was mostly made of wood with matching furniture which made it a cosy warm environment to be in where we all relaxed. The couple were excellent hosts who did everything they could to help fulfil every request we had. I would happily go back again in the future.

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Firs Lodge and around Stockbridge, it would be lovely to see you again if you are planning a trip to the area.

“If we need to stay in Hampshire again, this would be our first choice!”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2012

We booked this for a long weekend after arriving from New Zealand for a visit to the UK. The owners were very helpful prior to arrival with booking queries and arrangements. All communication was prompt and made it very easy to sort out via email prior to arrival. Upon arrival we were greeted at the property and shown round - delighted to see that we had been provided some essentials (breakfast cereals, milk, bread, tea, coffee etc....) so we didn't have to do any shopping after our long flight. Quality of furnishings , towels, toiletries etc.... was high and a number of other little touches just added to the experience. Having 2 small children (2.5yrs and 6months) meant we were grateful for the space and this was much better than renting 2 hotel rooms. One thing to note is that their is a staircase so if you have toddlers or children that are not used to stairs then you need to keep an eye on them (we had 0 problems on this).

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Firs Lodge, and it would be lovely to see you again on your next trip to the UK. Kindest regards.

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