A 1-bedroom detached outbuilding in a beautifully situated smallholding high in the Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Great views and peace in lovely countryside. Ideal for holiday breaks, walkers or cyclists, or business travellers. Country footpaths right from the doorstep. Dogs welcome. Regular & serviced Monday to Friday or weekend lets considered. Handy for M4 & A303, Hungerford, Newbury, Marlborough, Salisbury, Swindon, Andover, Winchester, Basingstoke, etc.
In the 19th century, the house next door was a pub called The Bluebell Inn: in early spring, the woods nearby are a sea of blue, so that is doubtless how the pub got its name. The pub was a Drovers' Inn, probably medieval, and is situated on the route of a Roman road, unusually winding its way around a steep valley. The drovers were on their way to the famous Weyhill Fair, a few miles to the south, and the site is marked, as these places were, by a group of tall Scots Pines to direct the drovers to places where they could stay the night. The publicans owned a pair of valuable shire horses whose stalls were in the beautiful brick-built stables next door which has now been recently converted to form a comfortable annexe - to which we would like to welcome you to stay. It's in a wonderful rural situation, remote but convenient for many of the amenities and destinations in central southern England.
Completely self-contained, the property is private and peaceful. It is situated within a courtyard of other outbuildings, a garage and store. We will be your neighbours and we potter around the grounds, sometimes the gardener comes, and there are comings and goings with the horses &c. If you don't want to bump into anyone during your stay, this is not the place for you.
Although a one-bedroomed "apartment", the property has a spacious feel. The bedroom (double-bed) is large and has lovely views to the hills beyond. Wardrobes, drawers, etc. Travel cot available.
Well-equipped open plan kitchen and living room; with sofa, chair, TV and dining table.
Please note: the nice views are to be had from the bedroom, not the living room.
Long lets considered. Or regular weekday or weekend lets.
Riders - use of stable & paddocks (by arrangement).
The annexe is self-contained. Parking immediately outside. Access to shared gardens, (landscaping in a work-in-progress, but there is a lawn by a pond with lovely views, etc).
Общение с гостями
We live next door so can offer advice and assistance where required.
Другие важные подробности
We live in a thatched cottage next door - following building works, landscaping around the house is a work-in-progress
If driving a long distance, please note there are no shops nearby, so you might want to stop and get supplies on the way. There are pubs around which serve nice food, though.
If driving M3 - SP10 4AJ Tesco
If driving M4 - RG17 0DN Co-op
These are small convenience shops. In England, the big supermarkets close at 16:00 on Sunday. Petrol stations also remain open, but don't have much choice.
No smoking, please.
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Edward's a classical musician & composer. Rachel is a medical doctor and a keen horse rider. Daughter Nelly is a young professional about town. We have enjoyed getting our property ready for airbnb guests. Our style is simple and unfussy. Like us, really.
We also enjoy meeting new folks where possible, particularly on our travels: we've made good friends on continental rail journeys and our experiences with other airbnb hosts have been great!