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Damson Cottage - The Old Barns

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Old Barns originally formed part of an old dairy farm and is surrounded by stunning English countryside. It is ideally located for exploring the outstanding countryside, wildlife and picturesque local villages and hamlets. Stockbridge is only 5 miles away with fantastic restaurants and shops, Horsebridge is a short stroll down the Test Way in one direction and Mottisfont in the other direction. The wonderful Cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury and the New Forest National Park are less than 30 minutes by car. The Old Barns offers a luxurious romantic retreat with many fine restaurants and pubs in the area. An idyllic place in which to relax and unwind, the cottage is well equipped for your stay. With the River Test on your doorstep the area is renowned for its country pu...The Old Barns originally formed part of an old dairy farm and is surrounded by stunning English countryside. It is ideally located for exploring the outstanding countryside, wildlife and picturesque local villages and hamlets. Stockbridge is only 5 miles away with fantastic restaurants and shops, Horsebridge is a short stroll down the Test Way in one direction and Mottisfont in the other direction. The wonderful Cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury and the New Forest National Park are less than 30 minutes by car. The Old Barns offers a luxurious romantic retreat with many fine restaurants and pubs in the area. An idyllic place in which to relax and unwind, the cottage is well equipped for your stay. With the River Test on your doorstep the area is renowned for its country pursuits and fine walks. The Old Barns contains 4 luxury, one bedroom cottages, each with a south facing balcony, well equipped kitchen and period bathroom. Additional beds can be made available subject to availability by prior arrangement (for a small additional cost) and well behaved dogs are accepted by prior arrangement (for a small additional cost). Welcome to Damson Cottage (the largest of the 4 cottages) with triple aspect windows, south facing balcony and French doors from the large rustic bedroom. Please note that from the beginning of 2018 until the end of March 2018 we are carrying out building works on our other barn and there maybe some noise and building materials. Please feel free to ask about the works to determine if you feel it will effect the enjoyment of your stay.More
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About the Owner
Sarah P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We booked all four cottages to celebrate with friends my husbands 50th The Old Barns were perfect for this. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived, the accommodation is luxurious and well thought out. There was everything I needed to cater...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank SuzyWP
theoldbarns, VR Owner at Damson Cottage - The Old Barns, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Many Thanks for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Barns and that your husband had a fantastic birthday. As you mention we are spoilt for choice when it comes to lovely country walks and great local pubs. It...More

Reviewed 16 December 2015

Damson cottage is a great place to recharge the batteries . It is lovely and comfortable with everything needed for a self catering stay. It is on the Test Way and we had a fabulous walk into Stockbridge for Sunday lunch. Very tranquil, yet at...More

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank Jo B
theoldbarns, VR Owner at Damson Cottage - The Old Barns, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding area. We are very lucky to have such fantastic places on our doorstep and we are spoilt for choice of good places to eat. Please don't hesitate to contact...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2015

Had an excellent stay at Damson Cottage at the Old BArns. Warm welcome from Sarah and Rob on the day we arrived and kept us upt o date with local farmers markets and provided fresh eggs and milk for our stay. (We had the company...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Lynneblue
theoldbarns, VR Owner at Damson Cottage - The Old Barns, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2015

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay (and the company of the chickens) and so pleased that the sky was clear enough for your star gazing. We would love to see a couple of the pictures if you want...More

Reviewed 8 May 2015

This is the 2nd time we've stayed at The Old Barns and I dare say we'll be back again. We love the accommodation, which is of a high and comfortable standard, and the owners are great. It was my husband's and daughter's birthday and they...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Joqueenbee
theoldbarns, VR Owner at Damson Cottage - The Old Barns, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2015

It was lovely to see you all again and hope that you all enjoyed they birthday break. Hope to see you all again. Rob and Sarah.

Reviewed 29 April 2015

We stayed at the Old Barns to attend a family wedding nearby and also popped into Peppa Pig World as we were so close! We rented all 4 cottages, it was great as we all had our own space but due to the interconnecting balconies...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank Victoria S
theoldbarns, VR Owner at Damson Cottage - The Old Barns, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2015

Thank you for your kind review. We are really pleased that you all enjoyed your stay. IT is lovely to see a family group enjoying the property together. You had wonderful weather for the wedding and hope that the children enjoyed Pepper Pig World. Hope...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Additional amenities & feature info
The Old Barns is a beautifully converted timber barn in the heart of the Test Valley with the Test Way on our doorstep it is the ideal country retreat. Luxury rustic accommodation within a secluded courtyard with south facing balcony for alfresco dining. We have 4 cottages for rental, so please enquire if you have a group of friends or family that you would like to get together or if you are not sure which cottage would most suit your needs. All cottages are similar in style and design. Damson and Willow Cottage are slightly larger than Elderberry and Bramble. All the cottages are upside down accommodation taking full advantage of the views and all the cottages can be linked via the balconies for larger groups. Welcome to Damson Cottage: Ground Floor: A large entrance hall with coat hooks and plenty of room for shoes etc. Large rustic king size bedroom with French doors opening out tot he surrounding land. The bed is a leather king size bed with Egyptian cotton bed linen, matching bedside tables, dressing table & chair, wardrobe, luggage rack, hair dryer, shaver adaptor, lamps, iron and ironing board. Period Bathroom with large double ended roll top bath with a handheld shower attachment, white suite and fresh towels and heated towel rail. First Floor: Upstairs is light and airy with vaulted beamed ceilings and a large triple aspect windows taking full advantage of the views. The South facing windows open up onto a balcony area with table and chairs for alfresco dining. Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner - Damson cottage has a spectacular marble dining table and 6 dining chairs, 2 large leather sofas, Free Sat TV, DVD, CD, Stereo. The kitchens are well equipped consisting of a dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, oven, grill, hob, sink, waste disposal and a good assortment of crockery and cooking utensils. Linen, towels, T-towels, bathmat, oven gloves, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, dishcloth, tea, coffee, sugar all provided. We normally also provide milk and fresh eggs from our eggs (subject to chickens laying). There is a utility room next to Damson Cottage with a washing machine available for use by guests.
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Enjoy the countryside: Opportunities for walking, horse riding and cycling are abundant in the Test Valley with highlights being the 44-mile Test Way and the annual Test Valley Tour. The Old Barns is located in the heart of the Test Valley with the Test Way on it's doorstep it is ideal for country pursuits. The Test Way was originally a canal, then later a railway, this was removed in the mid 60's and is now a wonderful walk, cycle, bridal way that runs for 44 miles (from Inkpen to Southampton). There are many fantastic footpaths and cycleway in the area. With the clear chalk streams the River Test and its tributaries on our doorstep, famous for its fly fishing with an abundance of brown trout, rainbow trout, grayling and salmon. We can provide you with links for places to go fishing....
How to get there
We are located just of the A3057 (Stockbridge to Romsey Road) 1.5 miles South of Kings Somborne in the pretty hamlett of Brook. Budget airlines fly into Southampton airport or Bournmouth airport. The nearest Trainstation is at Dunbridge (1.5 miles away) or Romsey (4 miles away) and Winchester Train Station and Bus Station is a 20 minute taxi journey away.
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