"What was once a dormant calf byre of one of Hampshire’s most beautiful privately owned historic houses Houghton Lodge is now a bespoke collection of six individually designed boutique en-suite bedrooms called The Apple Rooms named after apple trees growing in the walled garden orchard. The rooms face west across a grassy meadow away from the main house and river.\nThe Apple Rooms provide the perfect base for exploring the many Test Valley attractions and restaurants. They are ideal for romantic getaways countryside and rural retreats weekends away visiting friends fishing or attending a function close by.\nIn the winter they can act as accommodation for shooting parties for up to 10 people with dinner the night before in the Orangery.\nMahogany and oak Georgian furniture has been carefully selected to style the rooms most pieces are over 300 years old. Where antique furniture has been difficult to source new pieces have been bought to complement the minimal yet stylish design.\nThe result is a blissfully serene and idyllic escape in Hampshire. All guests can enjoy complimentary entry to the gardens during their stay during the opening hours 1st April to 30th September to discover the features of the walled garden peony walk long border topiary peacock garden and the luscious lawns which roll down to the River Test. Guests will also receive a discount for the on-site tearoom Honesty at Houghton Lodge 1st April-30th September. During the winter months the garden and tearoom are closed 1st October-31st March to allow some much needed garden development. \nArthur Turner is a comfortable and welcoming room which has an indulgent King-size bed dressed in a white downy duvet for a blissful night’s sleep. The mostly antique furniture compliments a stylish modern bathroom with WC washbasin and bath with overhead shower. The off-white Shaker style simple kitchenette provides space for basic self-catering.\nOther ’apple rooms’ available are Barnack Beauty. Cox’s Orange Pippin. D’Arcy Spice. Egremont Russet. Fearn Pippin."
Arthur Turner: Open plan studio with King Size bed, seating/dining for 2, smart TV and free Wi-Fi, underfloor heated bathroom and a basic kitchenette with fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave | Parking for 1 car
Open plan studio combining: | Bedroom (sleeps 2), in a king-size bed, Smart TV | Kitchenette: microwave, kettle, toaster and fridge plus a welcome portion of fresh milk, tea and coffee. Please note there is no oven or hob. | Bathroom: automatic lighting, anti-mist smart mirror, heated towel rail and under floor heating.
Communal freezer for ice. | Free Wifi | Smart TV, | Hairdryer | Selection of magazines, books and local touring map | Picnic rug | Continental hamper breakfast (please give 5 working days’ notice)
Outside area with communal BBQ and garden furniture. | Bench (sole use)
What you need to know
No Children however, one infant is permitted, a travel cot and highchair is available on request.
Pet Friendly (also permitted in D’arcy Spice)
Unsuitable for wheelchair access (please see Barnack Beauty & Cox’s Orange Pippin)
No hen/stag parties
The gardens are open and freely accessible to guests from 1st April to 30th September
In light of Covid-19, accommodation providers may have temporarily removed some non-essential, high touch items (some examples may include decorative cushions, games and hair dryers) from their accommodation.
Properties in England - Current government guidance states that in England, outdoor restaurants and takeaway options, as well as swimming pools are permitted to open in Step 2 (expected to be 12 April – 16 May 2021), subject to social distancing rules. Indoor entertainment and areas of hospitality will not be permitted to open until Step 3 (expected to be 17 May – 20 June 2021).
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