Availability 2014

Guest Reviews




The Barn, a family-run holiday cottage giving extra attention to detail
helping you to enjoy a relaxing holiday in Hampshire

A peaceful rural holiday cottage

The Barn is a well-presented holiday cottage (4* with Gold Award self-catering accommodation Enjoy England) providing comfortable and cosy, single-storey accommodation for 2 adults and 2 young children in the village of Medstead within rural Hampshire. Situated between Alton and Alresford it enjoys panoramic views towards Winchester and across Hampshire's South Downs. Located on the periphery of The South Downs, the surrounding countryside offers ideal walking, cycling and bird watching oppportunities with a good network of footpaths and bridleways. Clay shooting, fly fishing, horse riding and golf can be organised within a 15 minute drive of the self-catering holiday cottage.

The holiday cottage is situated in 10 acres of private grounds, including wild flower meadows and ancient woodland, which are a mass of bluebells in the spring. Situated adjacent to the main farm house The Barn remains very private with its own entrance, off road parking space, private garden terrace with BBQ and seating. Children are free to roam across the paddocks and explore the woods and are welcome to feed and collect eggs from our flock of friendly bantams. Stabling facilities and grazing available. 

The Barn holiday cottage provides a clean and smoke free environment with central heating, electricity and hot water. Quality Egyptian cotton bedlinens, towels and kitchen linens provided. WiFi and parking. All included in the tariff.

Short breaks can sometimes be arranged if booking within 3 weeks of arrival. Also bed and breakfast. Please ask for details.

Reviews 2013.

Perfect place to stay – will definitely recommend to others! Thanks Sarah for welcome and goodies. Very comfortable barn located in beautiful area. Can recommend visits to Marwell Zoo, Highclere (Downton Abbey location), Jane Austen’s House at Chawton, Winchester, The Vyne and Legoland, if you don’t mind the queues! Kate, Lawrence, Olivia and Grace, North Yorks. August 2013.

Lovely to be here for the 4th time. Still much more to explore in Hampshire – we will come back! Anita, Peter, Thymen and Sanders, The Netherlands. July 2013

A very warm and sunny week! Thanks for the good care and the eggs! Arno, Margreet and Nanouk , The Netherlands. July 2013

We had a very pleasant stay. Hampshire is a beautiful county. Thanks Sarah for the hospitality and the eggs! Martin and Ida, The Netherlands. July 2013

A private and relaxing cottage from which to enjoy your holiday. Cathy and Vic. July 2013

Lovely holiday home, very quiet. Enjoyed the Spinnaker Tower and the cruise around Portsmouth’s historic ships. Excellent! Jean and Chris. June 2013

Nice self-catering accommodation in idyllic setting.  Alresford recommended for tea and cake! Elaine, Alan and the corgis, Staffs. June 2013

Delightful – light, tasteful, all needs catered for, and a beautiful garden. Thankyou! Hope to return! Wicker-Miurin. May 2013.

A lovely stay. Osborne House on the Isle of Wight certainly worth a visit. Harrison. May 2013.

Cecilia did her first solo in a glider at Lasham whilst we enjoyed the sunshine and the bantams! The Bailey family, France. May 2013.

We are lucky to have stayed here – ideal for house hunting in Hampshire, enjoying the countryside and the very comfortable bed. Well recommended. Patch, France. April 2013.

A lovely stay despite the freezing weather. The children loved seeing the chicks and exploring the woods. Frome, Somerset. April 2013.

A very pleasant ‘working week’ away from the city bustle. Enjoyed the local walks, Austen connections and the historic city of Winchester.  Ashley-Smith, London.  Feb 2013.

Visiting family in Farnham during a week of snow! The cottage is lovely and warm and we look forward to coming back in April to enjoy the outdoors. Patch, France. Jan 2013.