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The Old Stables: in a beautiful rural setting

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Entire cottage
hosted by Edward
  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
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A 1-bedroom detached outbuilding in a beautifully situated smallholding high in the Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Great views and peace in lovely countryside. Ideal for holiday breaks, walkers or cyclists, or business travellers. Country footpaths right from the doorstep. Dogs welcome. Handy for M4 & A303, Hungerford, Newbury, Marlborough, Salisbury, Swindon, Andover, Winchester, Basingstoke, etc. Sofa bed in living room accommodates extra guests.

The space
In the 19th century, the house next door was a pub called The Bluebell Inn: in early spring, the woods nearby are a sea of blue, so that is doubtless how the pub got its name. The pub was a Drovers' Inn, probably medieval, and is situated on the route of a Roman road, unusually winding its way around a steep valley. The drovers were on their way to the famous Weyhill Fair, a few miles to the south, and the site is marked, as these places were, by a group of tall Scots Pines to direct the drovers to places where they could stay the night. The publicans owned a pair of valuable shire horses whose stalls were in the beautiful brick-built stables next door which has now been recently converted to form a comfortable annexe - to which we would like to welcome you to stay. It's in a wonderful rural situation, remote but convenient for many of the amenities and destinations in central southern England.

Completely self-contained, the property is private and peaceful. It is situated within a courtyard of other outbuildings, a garage and store. The loft above the garage has recently been converted and also houses Airbnb guests on short stays.

Although a one-bedroomed "apartment", the property has a spacious feel. The bedroom (double-bed) is large and has lovely views to the hills beyond. Wardrobes, drawers, etc. Travel cot available.

Well-equipped open plan kitchen / dining room; with sofa and dining table.

Bedroom with king size double-bed/comfy mattress, triple wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table / desk.

NEW - we have now brought the adjacent Music Studio into the listing for those booking for 3 or 4 persons. Apart from the Grand Piano, there's a 55" TV, sofa and comfortable double sofa bed, balcony with view, underfloor heating and wood pellet stove. This is a fabulous space, about 9m x 5m. The sofa bed - futon-style - is very comfortable. But you will need to book the space for 3 or 4 persons.

PLEASE NOTE - we recommend The Old Stables are occupied by no more than 3 adults OR 2 adults + 2 children. ALL OCCUPANTS MUST BE DECLARED WHEN BOOKING.

Long lets considered. Or regular weekday or weekend lets.

Riders - use of stable & paddocks (by arrangement).

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Valley view
Kitchen
Wifi – 38 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
HDTV with standard cable
Washer – In unit
Dryer – In unit

Where you’ll be

Andover, United Kingdom

Some of the best countryside in S England - and only about 1 hour from London. Many great pubs nearby. Great walking, cycling, riding country. Good tracks and paths on the doorstep mean it's not necessary to go along the roads.

Salisbury
Salisbury Cathedral
Winchester& Winchester Cathedral
Marlborough
Hungerford
Stonehenge
Avebury Stone Circle & National Trust Manor House
Kennet and Avon Canal
Crofton beam engine
The Hawk Conservancy
Museum of Army Flying
Tidworth golf course
Highclere Castle - the beautiful setting for 'Downton Abbey'

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Hosted by Edward

Joined in August 2014
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Edward's a classical musician & composer. Rachel is a medical doctor and a keen horse rider. Daughter Nelly is a young professional about town. We have enjoyed getting our property ready for airbnb guests. Our style is simple and unfussy. Like us, really.

We also enjoy meeting new folks, guests here and also on our travels: we've made good friends on continental rail journeys and our experiences with other airbnb hosts have been great!
Edward's a classical musician & composer. Rachel is a medical doctor and a keen horse rider. Daughter Nelly is a young professional about town. We have enjoyed getting our prop…

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Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 51 reviews.