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Beautiful family house sleeps 9-10 5* reviews

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hosted by Louise
  1. 10 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 4.5 baths
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
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Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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A lovely 17th century family house in a small quiet country village close to London and many places of interest. The house is perfect for families or a party of friends with a large open plan kitchen/family room with wonderful country views.

The space
The White House is a Grade II listed family home, with lovely period beamed rooms and a newly extended kitchen/family room with wonderful views onto the surrounding countryside. It is a fantastic spacious house for families or groups of friends with good outside space, and also makes a relaxed, easy to live in family home. Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept downstairs.

GROUND FLOOR
HALL
A lovely square low beamed room with a wonderful open fireplace. A table tennis table takes up most of the room and is likely to be constantly used being in the centre of the house. We have LOTS of bats and balls!

KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM
A fantastic newly converted kitchen/family room with another open fireplace and a kitchen table that can seat 10. There is a large fridge/freezer, 2 Bosch ovens, an induction hob, microwave, 2 dishwashers, Nespresso machine and a boiling water tap. All plates, cutlery, dishes, utensils and pans are available and the kitchen is equipped with everything you are likely to need. There is a small larder off the kitchen with some space for your food and please feel free to use spices and condiments that are already there. There is a large flat screen TV facing the table with surround sound and a DVD player.

Sliding doors open onto the terrace and garden. The kitchen is a bright and open space ideal for entertaining and fun!

SITTING ROOM
Dominated by a large L-shaped sofa this a place for you all to relax with a DVD or TV projected onto the wall. There is a Jetmaster wood-burning fire which throws out heat making the room cosy and comfortable.

STUDY
With a desk for working, this room could also be used as a children's playroom. Stairs go up from here into the spare bedroom above.

BOOT ROOM/LAUNDRY ROOM
Great for dogs, there is a trough to wash dirty boots and hanging space for your coats. There is also an vintage French table football for when you need a change from table tennis! In a separate adjoining room, you will find the boiler, water softener, washing machine, dryer, another sink and drying rack.

DOWNSTAIRS LOO
Off the hall and close to the kitchen with a washbasin and loo.

FIRST FLOOR
MASTER BEDROOM
With a very comfortable new king size bed, and 'ensuite' bathroom above . The bathroom in the eaves is reached by stairs in the room and includes a large bath tucked away in the beams, a power shower, basin and loo. Towels and bed linen are provided.

BEDROOM 2
A quirky spare bedroom with a lovely double French bed tucked away in a cosy corner and stairs down to the office.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM - power shower, basin and loo.

BEDROOM 3
With a small window at the back of the house this bedroom has a antique mahogany queen sized bed and a spare single bed.

BATHROOM
On the same landing is a family bathroom with bath, basin and loo.

BEDROOM 4
A lovely light, bright room with 2 Vi-Spring large single beds and doors to the main landing and the spare bedroom. For longer lets the walk in cupboard can be emptied for your use.

SECOND FLOOR
BEDROOM 5
Ladder stairs go up to a single bedroom and ensuite bathroom. This bedroom is in the eaves and has less head height. The stairs are very steep and access to the bathroom is over or under a beam so unsuitable for elderly guests or toddlers. It has a lovely reading chair under the window and is quiet and away from the action with a very comfortable single bed. The bathroom has a freestanding bath, shower head, basin and loo.

OUTSIDE
To the front of the house is a pretty walled formal garden which gets lots of sun in the afternoon. At one end is The Little House, a converted 2 bedroom barn where we are based but may also be available for rent.

The Bourne River runs alongside the road with a footbridge and car bridge giving access to the house and parking area. The Bourne is a really pretty little river which usually flows from February to July.

To the back of the house is a terrace and lawned garden leading onto a small paddock, big enough for games of rounders or kicking a football around. There is a footpath through the field with direct access to beautiful walks.

The views from the kitchen and garden are lovely with barely a house in site despite being in the middle of a village. The village itself is small and friendly with a pub behind and both neighbouring villages have village shops and post offices with lots of local pubs dotted along the valley. There are also several Michelin starred restaurants a short (25 minute) drive away.

The White House is situated in the pretty Bourne Valley hamlet of Stoke, in rural North Hampshire. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and walks yet is within 20 minutes of the M4, M3, the historical sites of Stonehenge, Avebury Rings, Danebury Rings, and cities and towns such as Winchester, Marlborough, Hungerford and Newbury. For dog lovers and walkers there are many trails and footpaths in close proximity such as the Test Way and Watership Down. The area is also a cyclists paradise. For children, there is a lovely petting farm 10 minutes away - Finkley Down Farm; Intech Science Museum in Winchester is 20 minutes away, and half an hour away in Basingstoke there is the Aquadrome, bowling, cinemas and Airkix, the indoor skydiving tunnel.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Valley view
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washer
Dryer

Where you’ll be

Hampshire, United Kingdom

We live in a small friendly village with links to the two surrounding villages where there are churches and village shops. Being in a valley, there are beautiful walks up to the ridges with amazing views. It is a quiet peaceful village with no street lights and very little noise.

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4.99 out of 5 stars from 151 reviews

Hosted by Louise

Joined in July 2013
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We are a family of five with 1 labrador who would love to welcome you to our house. We are happy to help you with whatever you need, whether it is advice on good walks, good pubs or places of interest. We are also happy to leave you completely to your own devices if that is what you would prefer. Both houses are fully equipped for you to bring your own food and prepare your own meals in comfortable, relaxed surroundings.
We are a family of five with 1 labrador who would love to welcome you to our house. We are happy to help you with whatever you need, whether it is advice on good walks, good pubs…

During your stay

We will usually be based in the Little House when you are staying though are unlikely to see you except when you arrive and leave. We are always at the end of a phone for any queries.

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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 151 reviews.