"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 – 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 at 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. \nD’Arcy Spice is a fabulous Scottish-themed room with an indulgent Kingsize bed dressed in a white downy duvet for a blissful night’s sleep and features family antiques. The stylish modern bathroom is equipped wth WC washbasin and bath with overhead shower. The granite grey Shaker style simple kitchenette provides space for basic self catering.\nOther ’apple rooms’ available are Arthur Turner. Barnack Beauty. Cox’s Orange Pippin. Egremont Russet. Fearn Pippin."
Darcy Spice: 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
Basic kitchenette: microwave (for your convenience, however, it does not have an oven or hob),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
Adults only (except for wedding parties)
One infant is permitted, a travel cot and highchair is available on request.
Pet Friendly (also permitted in Arthur Turner)
No hen/stag parties
Unsuitable for wheelchair access
The gardens are open and freely accessible to guests from 1st April to 30th September