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Damson Cottage - The Old Barns

40 reviews
The Old Barns in the heart of the Test Valley
Luxurious large double ended roll top bath
Triple aspect views from the vaulted and beamed open plan lounge/kitchen/diner.
Alfresco dining on the south facing balcony or watch the sunset with a glass of wine.
The french doors into the bedroom of Damson Cottage
Rustic styling on the solid oak doors
The Old Barns courtyard.
Sunset at The Old Barns
Local walks - in the early winter sun.
Local walks - accross the rape fields.
Lillies on our pond.
Fly fishing on the River Test.
Horsebridge - 1 mile along the Test Way (The John O'Gaunt pub can be found here)
The River Test at compton's fly fishing.
The Old Barns in the snow.
The River Test at Houghton.
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Stockbridge, Hampshire, England
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...
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About the Owner, Sarah P
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Mar 2012
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 52 reviews and 5 properties
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Listing #HL214962
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 23, 2017 for a stay in 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 for all of my guests needs. A great location which was peaceful and near wonderful...

Management response:

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 was lovely to meet you all and please don't hesitate to contact me if you...


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Jo B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2015 for a stay in 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 the same time only 15-20 mins from Winchester .

Management response:

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 us if you would like to come and stay again. Kind Regards, Sarah and Rob


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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2015 for a stay in 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 of the chickens sitting with us on the patio). The Old Barn is in a...

Management response:

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 to email them to us. Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Rob and Sarah.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
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 co...
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Please read our terms & conditions prior to booking. Please enquire regarding children (accommodated on put up beds and subject to additional charges). Please enquire regarding...
    1 Full bath
    1 Queen
    1 Sofa
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  • Damage Deposit: $138 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
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...
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How to get there
Airport: Southampton airport: 11.2 mi
Railway: Romsey: 3.1 mi
Ferry: Portsmouth: 24.2 mi
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.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 16.8 mi.
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