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Bakers Barn


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Bransgore, near Christchurch, Hampshire
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 3
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Ideal as a getaway for couples and families wanting to explore the south of England including Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire.

This charming, detached, single-storey barn conversion is conveniently located on the edge of the ever-popular New Forest National Park. It is just a short drive from the priory town of Christchurch and beaches such as Mudeford and Avon Beach, making Bakers Barn the ideal getaway for couples or families who want to explore the area. Inside are features such as a high vaulted ceiling in the large open plan kitchen/dining area, wooden floors and a lovely feature wood burner within an inglenook surround.
There is much to do for all ages in the area - visit Beaulieu, Exbury Gardens and Lymington, or Burley and Christchurch, which are just 3 miles away. Within easy reach are Bournemouth and Poole with beaches and seaside attractions, as well as Marwell Zoo, Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World. Further afield are Stonehenge, Winchester, Salisbury Cathedral, New Forest Wildlife Park, Monkey World, The Tank Museum, Beaulieu Museum and Highcliffe Castle. Maritime Southampton with its nautical connections, also has ferry trips to the Isle of Wight. Shop ⅓ mile, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

All on the ground floor.
Living area: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player, iPod dock and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With gas range, fridge/freezer, washing machine, beams and wooden floor.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 2: With double bed and door leading to garden.
Bathroom: With roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • 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
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    Lovely cottage, lovely place to stay, just 2 problems, lots of flys (expected in the new forest) but so bad that we had to keep the doors and windows shut in 30* heat and no fans provided so I spent £90 on 2! Only other problem is bedroom leading onto the patio is on the small side with next to no storage, we stayed for a week and could not fit all of our clothes into the small wardrobe, apart from these 2 points, it was a lovely holiday, cottage very close to pubs with great restaurants, Avon beach and the new forest, idyllic area, place could do with a good spring clean and the windows and doors need attention & a good clean.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2018
    Having read other reviews I have to say we were rather disappointed. On a minor point the 'welcome pack' of the cheapest Cava from the local Co-op and a handful of Roses chocs that had been hanging about for ages or left in the sun (plus a pint of milk and a few small bottles of water) fell way short of our recent experiences elsewhere. Never found the expected doggy treats. The place feels a bit neglected and needs some basic maintenance. The French doors to the garden and front entrance were hard to open fully and even more difficult to properly lock again. Having wrestled the utility room door open we never shut it again as the catch was so dodgy. Regarding cleanliness; we found a few cobwebs here and there and the table and worksurfaces in the kitchen were sticky. We had to go to the Co-op and buy dishcloths to help clean as none were provided. In the fridge were a selection of commodities left by previous occupiers, many were way out of date and unusable - the cleaners should remove such items. We thought it would be a good idea to fill the chilled water dispenser in the fridge, only to have the contents dribble out of the tap onto the kitchen floor. With regard to the gardens etc., don't be fooled by the photo's on the website - even making due allowance for the remarkably hot weather the collection of scruffy pots with dead/dying plants in was unacceptable. Added to the odd collection of tat and rusty paraphernalia alongside a broken chair and weeks of accumulated dead leaves that you walk into the house all the time gives the impression the 'gardener' has gone missing. The next door rental property is a complete contrast. Our efforts on watering and sweeping up may have revived things a bit. I hear you say 'did you contact the owner?' - no we didn't because none of these matters individually amounted to a federal case, but the overall effect was negative. However, contrary to our other experiences renting cottages, nobody contacted us proactively to see if all was well. Not much to ask when paying upwards of £800 for week's stay. On a more positive note, the location was great affording easy access to the beaches, forest and decent local shops (Co-op, Boots, butcher/deli, newsagent, pet shop and chippy) plus three dog friendly pubs within walking distance ranging from good honest pub grub (Carpenters Arms) to a 2 AA rosette place that charges sensible prices (Three Tuns, not to be missed).

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    A good base to explore the new forest. The village has three pubs which provide a range of eating from gastro to good old pub food.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    Loved it will defiantly stay again

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/03/2018
    Bakers Barn is a great cottage, very well equipped. The lovely touch of a bottle of wine and chocolates to welcome us, with milk in the fridge, plus a jar of dog treats to dip into. It is very well located for exploring the New Forest and the coast. I would definitely recommend it and will hopefully be staying again in the future.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/03/2018
    Spacious and well equipped barn with plenty and charm and character. Ideal for pets as garden is dog proof regardless of their size/ Would stay again

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/03/2018
    2nd visit. Cottage is comfortable and well equipped. Easy reach of New Forest and coast. Local pub very friendly and good food. Will definitely visit again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/02/2018
    Absolutely lovely cottage with ideal location on edge of New Forest. Warm and cosy accommodation with great kitchen. Perfect

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2018
    Lovely welcoming feel when we arrived, heating was already on, clean and tidy, bottle of prosecco, dog treats, milk and bottled water in the fridge, information pack to advise of local amenities. Garden dog friendly and secure. Good contact with owners. Felt like home, very cosy and they had thought of everything you may need during your stay. Happy to recommend to friends and would love to stay again.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2018
    Lovely property. Lots of space in the lounge and kitchen perfect if you need to entertain guests. Bath a little small but I prefer to shower. Good size garden for dog/children.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/01/2018
    What a beautiful cosy pet friendly cottage. It had everything we needed and more. Lovely furnishings and a great garden for the dogs to play in. We would love to return in the future.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/12/2017
    Beautiful cottage throughout. Very nicely decorated for xmas. Loved the double oven for cooking xmas dinner and my dad was kept happy putting wood on the stove and cooking chestnuts. Very clean and tidy and well furnished and equipped. Lovely beaches nearby which are dog friendly. Lots of shops and restaurants also. I could go on forever. Would definitely recommend.

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9.1 out of 10 – based on 29 reviews collected by Reevoo
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