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The Barn (near Winchester)

East Hampshire


Common Hill, Medstead, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 5LZ

Tel: +44 (0) 1420 562682

The Barn (near Winchester)


Suitable for two adults and two young children, The Barn at Barford Farm House is in the village of Medstead located between Alton and Alresford and, at almost 700 feet above sea level, enjoys panoramic views towards Winchester and across Hampshire's South Downs.

Escape from all the hustle and bustle of the daily grind and relax and unwind in this highly regarded rural retreat set within some of Hampshire's finest countryside. Enjoy a drink on the terrace or dine al fresco and listen to the hum of insects, or watch the aerobatics of a profusion of butterflies which enjoy the scented herb beds in the colourful gardens. Watch gliders as they ride the thermals and make their way back to the local airfield at Lasham. Sit in the comfort of the Garden Room and enjoy the views across the gardens and over the paddocks to the woods beyond. Indulge in one of the many varied titles available from The Barn's own library. Chill out watching DVDs available at The Barn, choosing from a good range of titles, or simply watch TV with the added benefit of Freeview. Take advantage of good bird watching (buzzards, kestrels, skylark, woodpeckers, owls, finches, pheasant and quail etc) and other wildlife spotting opportunities (roe deer, badgers, foxes, rabbits, bats, butterflies, crickets etc) from The Barn itself, with its 10 acres of private wildflower meadows and ancient woodland. Binoculars to borrow. Enjoy the sight and perfume of an abundance of bluebells found in our ancient woodland, Hook Wood, in spring.

Work up an appetite cycling along Route 23 or stroll along the particularly good local network of footpaths, with some renowned pubs en route. Several chalk streams are well within reach, as are the South Downs and New Forest National Parks. Local maps and other literature are available to help you plan your route. Experience a new sport. Try horse riding, fly-fishing, clay shooting, gliding or golf which are all available locally, though some might require advanced booking.

Learn to drive the steam trains on the Watercress Line (10 minutes). Visit Jane Austen's House, Chawton (10 minutes), the picturesque Georgian market town of Alresford (10 minutes) or visit the varied shops and museums to be found in the historic market town of Alton (10 minutes). Visit National Trust properties including Hinton Ampner (20 minutes). The Vyne (30 minutes) and Mottisfont (45 minutes). Visit the historic cathedral cities of Winchester (20 minutes), Salisbury (50 minutes) or Guildford, Chichester and Wells. Research your personal schedule via WiFi access. Feed the hens and collect the eggs. Experience local cuisine from the many excellent pubs in the area. Take advantage of the help and assistance available from the friendly team at Barford Farm House. No problem! Just a few ideas whilst staying at The Barn!

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Accommodation includes: 

•WiFi Internet access, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD, well stocked library, jigsaws, games. CD player.

•Double bed with Egyptian cotton bed linens and duvet. Hair-dryer. Sleeping arrangements for children are fold-up beds or travel cot.

• Spacious bathroom with slate flooring, deep roll top bath and powerful shower over bath. Shaver point. Egyptian cotton towels provided.

•Fully equipped kitchen facilities, including electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster.

•Washing machine, drying and ironing facilities.

•Glazed Garden Room with conservatory furniture, additional dining table and chairs. Views over gardens, fields and woods beyond.

•Central heating, electricity and hot water included.

•Extensive grounds and woodlands, scented gardens and vineyard, with garden furniture on private terrace . BBQ available in season.

•Ample off road parking space adjacent to The Barn.

•Welcome refreshments on arrival.

•Binoculars available to  view roe deer, badgers, foxes, rabbits from the Garden Room. Also a good variety of birds including kestrels, woodpeckers, tawny owls, red kites and our resident buzzards.

•Help and advice on where to go and what to see in the local area and beyond.

•Breakfast and other meals by arrangement.

•Freshly collected bantam eggs and home-made preserves for sale.

•Hens to feed.


Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Children's play area
  • Cot
  • Facilities for children
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • DVD available
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Linen provided
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Pets accepted - Dogs welcome by arrangement
  • Wireless Internet Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course - Four Marks
  • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking - Stabling facilities based at Medstead
  • Eating Out Within Walking Distance
  • Fishing - At Avington

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Midweek breaks
  • Weekend breaks

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Room / Unit Features

  • All rooms non-smoking
  • Baths some rooms
  • CD Player in all bedrooms
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Colour TV
  • Ground Floor Room(s)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Microwave
  • One bedroom
  • Radio in unit
  • Shaver Point/s
  • Washing Machine

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
  • Special provisions for cyclists
  • Special provisions for walkers

Travel & Trade

  • Free accommodation for coach driver


Map & Directions

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