Imagine escaping to your own pint-sized country retreat in the heart of the beautiful Hampshire countryside to enjoy a glass of wine al fresco on a sun drenched terrace with a loved one or friend. Calf pen is a beautifully renovated flint and brick barn that retains its original character and charm with many of the luxuries you would expect for a cosy country retreat. These include a stylish bathroom with a huge walk in shower and under floor heating, inviting leather sofas, a large fully equipped kitchen with a dining table, twin beds that can be made into a large comfortable bed and the freedom of open farmland and fields.
If you don't fancy cooking whilst at Calf Pen, the highly regarded Trout Inn is only a short walk away and offers great country pub meals and plenty of traditional ale to wash it all down. This is all situated close to the River Itchen, famous for its trout fishing and also the setting that inspired Charles Kingsley's "The Water Babies". This quaint cottage has many delights to offer and is an ideal haven for complete rest and relaxation.
"Thank you for the welcome and special touches such as the lovely bread ,flowers and fizz all greatly enjoyed. Super accommodation in a lovely setting great local walks"Tim, Karen and (Bonnie )dog July 2016
"Another wonderful week in this home from home Cottage. Our sixth visit we never want to leave thanks to Dick Brenda and of course Tick for being wonderful hosts .Always so welcoming to us and our family .See you next year all being well."Rob and Lyne Dyne. (Molly) dog July 2016
"So lovely and peaceful,just what was needed for a last minute booking, well done to Mulberry Cottages in suggesting the Calf Pen simple and homely furnishings very easy on the eye. Tick a great addition very welcoming - lovely walks"Malcolm & Maggie June 2016
"Well I am back again ,love it here so much, I could not wait to come back to such peace Thank you Dick and Brenda for a lovely stay Big Thank You"Naomi May 2016
"I should like to say how very much my friend and I enjoyed our stay at Calf Pen Cottage in August, so much so, that we hope to return next year. It was everything we wanted in a holiday cottage and quite one of the best we have stayed in over many years and in various parts of the country. Attractive, comfortable, well equipped, tasteful and, above all, a charming and helpful hostess. Definitely somewhere to return to, the only trouble being other people will no doubt want to do the same!"August 2014 - S. Powers
"This is the best self-catering apartment we have stayed in, anywhere - excellent. Recommend it without hesitation or reservation."August 2014 - E. Harvey
"Yet again the 'Calf Pen' was an ideal base for Grange Park Opera. The glamour of the opera (entrance half a mile down the road!) combined with the calm of the courtyard and the beauty of the surrounding countryside was marvelous! The Calf Pen has high standards of taste and comfort - it all works so well (and this time the weather was good, too!). We will be back!"Liz and Alan Beattie - June 2014
"Had a great time - your facilities are wonderful and we loved the area, great for dogs - but not the pheasants!"Rod and Liz Bennett - November 2013
"Short but perfect stay - thank you"Nicoline and Machie - November 2013
"Everything that we were looking for!"April 2014
Calf Pen: sleeps 2 in open plan sitting room/bedroom. Separate fitted kitchen and modern shower room. Patio area and parking for 1 car.
Sitting Room Area, Two comfortable leather sofas. Flat screen TV. DVD and radio.
Bedroom Area (sleeps 2) Two 3ft single beds that can be moved together. Double wardrobe and drawers.
Kitchen / Dining room, Dishwasher, oven/hob, fridge freezer, table and 2 chairs, microwave, toaster, kettle.
Shower room, large shower cubicle, W.C, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, under floor heating.
At the front of the property there is allocated off road parking for 1 car and a small patio are with table and chairs.
Laundry room available at an additional cost - please speak with owner during your stay
Laundry room for guest use at additional charge.
Horse riding and riding holidays can be arranged at Swarraton Stables- Tel: +44 (0)1962 736032 .