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The Old Pigsty

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Soberton, near Southampton, Hampshire
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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This holiday property is surrounded by wild flower meadows and is close to East Bere Forest and Southampton.

This delightful detached holiday property, formerly the pigsty as the name suggests, stands within the grounds of the owner’s thatched country home, surrounded by fields, some wild flower meadows and with direct access onto public footpaths. Offering plenty of light due to the vaulted open-plan living space and folding patio doors, this attractive conversion offers an ideal base for sightseeing or walking. There is a cycle track 55 yards away, which goes from Alton to Fareham, and linking to the South Downs National Park. Also nearby is Bere Forest, a 100-acre woodland area with walks and play areas. The River Meon is close by and is great for trout fishing. Within the grounds are swings for children, plus a sports/soft ball ground and a chicken run. The property is an excellent touring base, with Winchester Cathedral, The New Forest, Chichester, West Wittering, Jane Austen’s house, Gilbert White’s Museum, Hambledon Vineries, Watercress steam railway, Marwell Zoo, Peppa Pig World and maritime history at Portsmouth and Southampton, all within a 30-minute drive. Beach 10 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub 0.5 miles, restaurant 1 mile.

3 steps to entrance (alternative level rear access). Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and patio doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Underfloor gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Playstation 3 and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 5-acre grounds. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Sloping banks in grounds.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Wifi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 30/03/2018
    Everything was present, all we needed was there. We had enough space. Everything was working. The owner was very easy to reach, and our privacy was hugely respected. It was sometimes difficult to prevent our dogs from barking when the owners' dogs came sniffing the fence of our little garden. Also our dogs found it hard to relax due to the underfloor heating. This was something we could not predict. We do not blame the owners for this , it's just something we learned...

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/03/2018
    enjoyed our stay at the pig sty lovely warm comfortably cottage , the only negative was that the wi-fi reception was poor at times.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Living rurally the Wi-Fi was slow, however, if it had been reported we would have tried to make it a bit better. However, I am pleased to say that we now have fibre connected to the property and so the Wi-fi is excellent.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 12/02/2018
    Cosy small barn in a lovely area. Walks close by. The kitchen area and oven need some attention. Lovely bathroom and ground floor bed very comfortable. Open tread stairs take up a bit of room. It was a cold weekend but very warm in the property with the underfloor heating. Secure enclosed garden for our dogs. Owners have 2 friendly dogs which wasn’t noted in description. We stayed for a weekend just about right. Overall though a good getaway from it all. Included WiFi but poor reception.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/02/2018
    Couldn't ask for more. Splendid accommodation in a beautiful part of the country. Friendly owner we just loved it. Can't wait to visit again

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/11/2017
    A great little cottage very cosy with a friendly welcome from the family who live adjacent. Ideal for our needs and only a short drive away from Portsmouth with many other attractions in the local vicinity. Well recommended.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2017
    Excellent cottage. Exactly what we needed with 2 young children. Very well equipped for self catering which was an important factor. Hosts very friendly and welcoming goods a nice touch. Would definitely recommend and stay again. Thank you!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful location with easily accessible walking and cycling routes.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017
    The cottage was lovely, very clean and well equipped. The location was very nice and the owners friendly and helpful. We took our two dogs and the enclosed garden was secure for them. The cottage had plenty of space, nicely decorated and well maintained.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2017
    We stayed for two weeks at The Old Pigsty with our two dogs. We found it very clean and comfortable (a coffee table would have been nice though). The welcome pack consisted of a bottle of wine, a pint of milk and eggs from the owners' own hens. Tea, coffee and sugar were also provided. The disused railway track just a few yards away was great for exercising the dogs as it didn't get too muddy after all the rain we had. The forest walks nearby would have been lovely if there hadn't been so much rain so that they became a sea of mud. There is lots to do nearby whether you are a family or a couple and most of the pubs around were very dog friendly.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2017
    Lovely home in lovely location. Friendly, helpful owners

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/07/2017
    We had a great stay at the Old Pigsty which was modern, clean and well-equipped. The owners made us feel very welcome and there was plenty to keep our young daughter occupied on site with a lovely play area and use of the main gardens as well as our own garden area. The location was excellent - rural and peaceful but close to good road links. Having read an earlier recent review on this website I was a little worried about what to expect but I can honestly say that we experienced no issues at all with regards to noise from the shared driveway and all the amenities available were exactly as described on the website. We had high expectations and these were definitely exceeded. We had a really wonderful week and will almost certainly stay there again in the future. Thank you!

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