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Countryside Retreat located in a Conservation Area

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Stunning barn conversion in beautiful Hampshire village setting (sleeps up to 6, 1 bathroom, fantastic living space).

Newly Converted Barn in Monxton, Andover (Nr. Stockbridge), Hampshire, England - On the doorstep to all that Hampshire, Wiltshire & Berkshire has to offer. The barn offers beautiful triple height oak framed space, with a detailed focus on design and interiors. There are multiple areas to relax, play and socialise. The bespoke dining room table has seating for 10, there is a children's play area, table football, piano, two separate soft seating areas for relaxing and watching the 55", surround sound TV with Sky TV. The owners live in the main house and are normally available, although the barn and the house do not impose on each other.

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Gemma Pearce
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About Gemma Pearce

We are a young family with 3 small children. We moved down from London to Monxton in 2009 and started our family here. We have also spent the past 5 yrs fully renovated our thatched house, the garden and the finally barn (featured). My husband runs a commercial & investment property company in London. I work (part time) as a marketing and property consultant. Our lives our busy, we love our village life and we love to travel as much as possible!

Gemma Pearce purchased this barn in 2009

Why Gemma Pearce chose Test Valley District

Set in the heart of Monxton, this new barn conversion combines rural ideal & striking contemporary design. The barn offers beautiful triple height oak framed space, with a detailed focus on design and interiors. There are multiple areas to relax, play and socialise. The bespoke dining room table has seating for 10, it has a huge entertaining space, a fully fitted kitchen, there is a children's play area, piano, table football and two separate soft seating areas for relaxing and watching the 55", surround sound TV with Sky TV. Accommodation includes 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom & 2 additional day beds (sleeping a total of 6 people). The barn overlooks a landscaped, walled garden and there is ample parking.

What makes this barn unique

Monxton is a conservation area with a rich history. The houses are all thatched and centred around a river which is accessible via the village green. Multiple walks across the fields of Hampshire are on your door step in the village, with 2 good pubs with great food, wine and roaring fires + 2 riding schools. Additional activities include visits to Stonehenge, fly fishing in Stockbridge on the River Test, a day out at the Hawk Conservancy. Thruxton, a neighbouring village, is home to Thruxton Race Track offering track days, super bike racing, flying lessons and 4x4 experiences. The towns of Winchester, Salisbury, Marlborough and Hungerford are all c.20-30mins drive, Southampton is 40mins drive away. Andover Station offers quick access to London (Waterloo in 65mins).


Test Valley District Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • WC, Bath with shower, heated towel rail
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bunk Beds (full size NOT double bed) Sleeps 2 Adults
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms + 2 in (full size) Day Beds) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Very comfortable King sized bed, x2 side tables, chest of drawers, chair, wardrobe. Bedroom 2: New white wood frame bunk beds, sleeping 2 adults, chest of drawers, sofa, wardrobe. Room for additional cot (we can provide travel cot with mattress). Day beds (x2): full size day beds, with mattresses and full set of linen for each. Good quality linen and towels. Rooms finished to a very high standard
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: The barn overlooks a landscaped, walled garden, with access to a children's play area (swing/ slide/ sand pit/ play house), and has ample parking in the driveway. The owners live in the main house and are normally available, although the barn and the house do not impose on each other. Utility Room: access to washing machine & tumble dryer can be organised with the owner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included. Cleaning during your stay can also be organised (for an additional fee).


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Countryside Retreat located in a Conservation Area
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Amazing family holiday home. Everything you could possibly need.

  • 5 of 5

The barn is a perfect holiday home for a family. The children had a wonderful time. It had everything a young family needed, including a selection of children books beside the bunkbeds, basically all the little things that make a family holiday so much easier. The location is lovely and quiet, so I managed to get a great nights sleep in the comfy beds. In the morning the sun beamed through the lovely large barn windows and we were able to open both sets of barn doors to refresh ourselves with the lovely countryside air. And it was lovely having some outdoor space for the children to play. We had a lovely time, thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elizabeth - thank you for your lovely review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay in our barn. Best wishes, Gemma
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Lovely barn!

  • 4 of 5

Will definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely beautiful in great location. The open plan living was perfect with 2 small children, and the whole place was of a very high specification, certainly no corners cut.

Gemma and Richard struck the perfect balance between being helpful and ensuring we were ok, and leaving us alone to enjoy our break. I would certainly stay again and recommend a stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious open planned living space was perfect for little children.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our mini break at the stables, and it gave us a fabulous base. The children benefited from having the freedom of the garden, and they were kept entertained with all the things to play with. It makes all the difference when you can't pack your own home into the car!

Thanks for making us feel welcome, and expect another visit if we holiday in the area again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The renovated barn is a well appointed home in a great location. It's within walking distance of two very good pubs, one of which is open for every meal. It has every gadget you would need to cook wonderful meals in the comfort of home as well. The wifi is great and surround sound is wonderful as well. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Gemma and Rich and welcomed with a great book of information about the house and the surrounding area as well as a nice bottle of wine. The beds are comfortable with luxurious bedding. The entire home is beautifully decorated. The piano, fooseball table, many toys and outdoor space including several walks right from the property give you ample things to do regardless of the duration of your stay. The barn has everything you need for a long or short stay and is large enough for both big and small families or even as a place for a get togethers of multiple families or friends. There is also a great office space in the loft part of the barn, large enough to accommodate several extra people or to do any type of work you would need to do. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Explore the stunning cathedral cities of Winchester & Salisbury, as well as the renowned market towns of Marlborough, Hungerford - all are a 25 min drive away. Closer to home Andover & Stockbridge are a 10 min drive. Newbury and Basingstoke are 30mins away. Southampton & the south coast are 40mins away.

Attractions on our (immediate) doorstep:

The Hawk Conservancy, Amport

Thruxton Race Circuit

Mottisfont Abbey (National Trust)

Danebury Iron Age Hill Fort

Houghton Lodge Gardens

Longstock Water Park (Gardens)

For the families, there are two fantastic children's farms close by.

For the outdoor types, there are plenty of Golf courses, tennis courts, riding stables, swimming pools

For the cultured, there are theatres (Winchester, Salisbury & Newbury) & cinemas.

And for everyone, there are an abundance of fantastic local pubs - serving great beer & high quality food.


Southampton airport: 25 min drive

Heathrow: 1hr 15mins

Gatwick: 1hr 40mins

Portsmouth Harbour (Ferry): 50 mins

Southampton Harbour (Ferry): 40mins


Andover: 8 mins

Winchester: 25 mins

Salisbury: 25 mins

Hungerford: 25 mins

Marlborough: 25 mins

Southampton: 30mins

London: 1hr 30mins


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $346.21
Cleaning Fee $55.39

Changeover Day: Flexible
Arrival: 3pm
Departure: 12pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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