Situated in the far western part of the English county of Hampshire is the district known as Test Valley. Test Valley covers an area of 250 square miles and includes many traditional, peaceful towns and villages within its boundaries. This makes a Test Valley holiday the perfect choice for those who want to get away from the urban sprawl with its deafening noise and get back to peaceful living for a while. It is assured that a Test Valley holiday rental cottage will not only give you some of the most beautiful views of the tranquil countryside from the window, it will have all of the amenities that you need to enjoy your time away with no discomfort whatsoever.
If you decide that you want to indulge in some activities whilst on your Test Valley holiday then this option is very doable. The district has an abundance of enjoyable activities on offer including freshwater fishing, bird watching, clay pigeon shooting, archery, small game hunting, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, horse riding, golf and tennis.
If you feel like getting out and about, then lock up your Test Valley holiday rental cottage and head for the town of Romsey, which is approximately 30 minutes’ drive from the main Test Valley town of Andover. Amongst the sights worth seeing in Romsey are Romsey Abbey and King John’s House. The abbey was built in the 10th century and was originally a Benedictine foundation, housing a community of nuns. King John’s House is a Tudor building and cottage which was built in the 13th century. It is widely believed that the house was used by King John of England whilst hunting in the nearby New Forest. Visitors will enjoy some unusual features whilst visiting the old house including a floor made with tiles of animal bones, early examples of graffiti and Medieval wall decorations.
If you are now convinced that booking a fabulous Test Valley holiday rental cottage is the right way to go then you will be even more delighted to learn that you can expect to enjoy some wonderful weather too. The warmest months of the year to have a Test Valley holiday are usually July and August when the temperature can reach a pleasant 21°C. The winter months of December, January and February see the temperature drop to anywhere between 4° and 9°C. The annual rainfall amount for the district is 24 inches.
Travellers on a Test Valley holiday are most likely to arrive at Heathrow Airport (LHR) which is approximately 62 miles away from the district. Amongst the air operators offering affordable, regular flights to London are British Airways, BMI and Cathay Pacific Airways. Passengers can fly into Heathrow from various other UK airports including Edinburgh (EDI), Newcastle(NCL), Manchester (MAN), Aberdeen (ABZ) and Belfast (BFS).