'Chocolate box-pretty cottage the Barn at Sopps Farm in West Tytherley is well placed for walks in the New Forest (20 minutes by car) and fly fishing on the Test and the Dun. The thatched-roof property has an open fire, heavy drapes and stag motifs throughout. Its well-manicured garden was inspired by Highgrove House, Prince Charles' country home, and has a seasonal outdoor pool (heated and private), pagoda and lily pond.' - The Guardian (January 2019) '20 great UK cottages with pools'
"Set within manicured grounds, The Barn may be a converted 15th-century farm building, but it is far from rustic. There's a heated outdoor pool, an on-site spa and the chance to try clay pigeon shooting or dressage lessons. It's 20 minutes' drive from the New Forest, should you want to swap show ponies for free-roaming ones." - iNews (July, 2018)
This period thatched holiday barn is a gem! Pretty as a picture, with lots of space to enjoy, immaculately presented with the use of the wonderful grounds of the owners house including an outdoor swimming pool with cover (available in the summer months only), there is even a beauty spa on site (it is essential to pre-book for this service) - a wonderful place to get away from it all and yet within an hour of London - perfect for a weekend break or a leisurely week.
The Barn has been furnished in a truly English country house style offering really comfortable and welcoming accommodation with large squashy sofas, magazines and books and a working fireplace to enjoy in the winter months. Outside the grounds are extensive, with walks and vistas just waiting to be enjoyed. The owners have taken inspiration from the stunning gardens at Highgrove House, Prince Charles' country home, and developed a 'stump' garden complete with pond, bridge and seating area - a lovely peaceful spot to relax and unwind. There is a beautiful heated pool with new cover to use and there is even a beauty spa on site (it is essential to pre-book for this service) to ensure your stay is a relaxed experience.
"We have all had an amazing stay beautiful grounds made a tranquil getaway. Our batteries are fully recharged even after travelling with our children (one 4 year old and one 11 Month old). The owners made us feel so welcome and the extra touches sure made it an experience we will never forget. Wine and cake upon arrival, dropped us off and picked us up from a Wedding and allowed us to invite a guest to use the pool and visit us for the afternoon. We are already planning to return within the 6 Weeks holiday to visit friends in Southampton."June 2015 - Mrs K. Jennings
"A fantastic place to enjoy a restful break in wonderful surroundings. Very helpful owners on site too. Very highly recommended."April 2015 - Mr J.Dugdale
"Thank you both to yourself and the property owners. We had the most perfect break, the accommodation was wonderful (exactly as the pictures showed it to be) and the hosts were so helpful."November 2013
The Barn at Sopps Farm: sleeps 3 in 1 double bedroom, 1 large double reception room, independent kitchen, bathroom, extensive gardens, use of heated swimming pool, parking.
Front door leading to the double sitting/dining room.
Sitting room, sofas and chairs, working fireplace, TV, DVD player, plenty of logs and selection of games, books to entertain. Dining for 6
Kitchen, fridge, dishwasher, (no washing machine but housekeeper will launder clothes if required - just ask) oven and hob, microwave,
Bathroom, bath with overhead shower, wc and basin
Bedroom (sleeps 3) double bed, single bed, wardrobe (cot & highchair available)
Use of heated outdoor swimming pool
Central heating throughout
Outdoor swimming pool (available in the summer months) for use as long as the owners are not using it.
Unfortunately no children permitted to stay - only babe in arms - please enquire at time of booking (cot and highchair can then be made available)