Margaret Mills and Rob Gibson
- english, french, german
About Margaret Mills and Rob Gibson
Rob and Maggie decided to buy Oakcroft and Oakcroft Annexe in 2011 to enjoy the countryside delights rural North Hampshire has to offer with their two teenage daughters, Ana and Jessica. Chickens, cats and Carly the dog soon followed to add to the fun. Fishing, cycling, tennis, running, walking and growing your own fruit and vegetables keep us busy when there's free time away from work or school.
Margaret Mills and Rob Gibson purchased this House in 2011
Why Margaret Mills and Rob Gibson chose Andover
The property is a fantastic, private, stylish accommodation in a beautiful, quiet, rural setting ideally placed for walking, biking, fishing and bird watching. There are spectacular views across rolling countryside mixed with beautiful woodlands and bluebells in early summer just a short distance from the property.
What makes this House unique
It's a delightful spot to use as a base from which to visit the many historical cities and towns nearby such as Winchester (King Arthur's Round Table), Salisbury (Old Sarum, Salisbury Cathedral), Newbury (unique Watermill Theatre), Hungerford (antiques centre), Southampton (West Quay shopping and Southampton Docks), Portsmouth (HMS Victory and the Mary Rose), and Bath (Roman baths and great shopping) as well as the World Heritage site of Stonehenge, Avebury and Danebury Iron Age Hillfort. There is also an excellent Iron Age Museum in Andover displaying many of the iron-age finds from the Hillfort. The village of Highclere is nearby, with the stunning Highclere Castle (of Downton Abbey fame). Twenty minutes drive away is the gin distillery 'Bombay Saphire', providing gin tours, tasting and cocktails, as well as cocktail-making courses. The distillery is next door to the Watership Down pub (famous from the Richard Adam's book, 'Watership Down'), offering a lovely rural setting for a quiet drink and delicious meals. It's also close to Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants, one of the UK's leading plantsmen nurseries, with courses available in propagation and border planting as well as being stocked with over 1200 varieties of rare plants There are several excellent local pubs for food within 5 miles of the property, one of which is within easy walking distance. We are also very close to two super farm shops, offering a selection of locally produced, high quality meat and home-made produce, with sausage-making courses available.
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Such a welcoming family, lovely comfortable accommodation, children loved playing with the dog and checking for eggs in the Chicken coop each day. Highly recommended.
Beautiful and amazing hospitality
The perfect setting. Amazing and friendly hosts.
Clean, cozy & quiet retreat!
We cannot say enough good things about Oakcroft! My husband, 2 daughters and I stayed here for over 3 weeks and it was a home away from home. The owners, Maggie and Rob, are super friendly and welcoming and the property is well cared for, stylish and very clean. The kitchen was very well appointed and loved the extra touches... fresh eggs, homemade jam and wine when we first arrived. The garden space is lovely and our girls enjoyed the space to run around and play in an enclosed space. Great pub with excellent food within walking distance as well as beautiful walking trail. Lots of great recommendations for places to eat and explore by the owners We were sad to go as we enjoyed our stay. Would highly recommend!!
A very enjoyable stay in the Oakcroft!
Lovely spacieus immaculate cottage, up in a quite garden with many birds. Owners, Margaret and Rob the two childeren and dog, live next door and were so friendly and very welcoming. Everything you would want is in the cottage. We would HIGHLY recommend this cottage !
We have visit attractively English villages, like Longparish, Hungerford, Marlburough, Stockbridge and Highclere Castle and the nearby pubs like "The George" and "The Hare and Hounds" all are easy accessible by car.
And don't forget the above our expectations the outstanding natural beautifull surrounding! We come back...
Definitely a 5 star spot!
Janske B. and Joop vd L.
Casa muy bien equipada, grande, muy agradable.
Los propietarios muy amables y dispuesto a ayudar en lo que necesite.
El unico inconveniente que tiene, es que está ubicada en una zona donde hay muchisimas cosa para visitar y apenas deja tiempo para disfrutar de ella.
Das sehr saubere Ferienhaus befindet sich in wunderschöner Lage, umrahmt von großen alten Bäumen. Außer dem Rascheln der Blätter im Wind und Vogelgezwitscher ist nichts zu hören; es herrscht eine Stille, die sehr gut tut. Das Häuschen selbst ist liebevoll eingerichtet und mit allem ausgestattet was man für einen tollen Urlaub braucht; Fernseher, Bücher, DVDs und Spiele für verregnete Tage, eine schöne Küche mit allen Utensilien, die man zum Kochen braucht. Die nähere Umgebung eignet sich besonders gut für Spaziergänge. Nach einer ca. 20 minütigen Fahrt kann man Stonehenge betrachten, aber auch von dort viele schöne Städte wie Winchester, Salisbury, Southampton... die einstündige unkomplizierte Zugfahrt nach London ist hier auch zu erwähnen. Trotz des vielen Regens haben wir uns sehr wohlgefühlt. Vielen Dank den netten, und zuvorkommenden Vermietern.
Sehr empfehlenswert !!