Delightful, stylish holiday accommodation in a peaceful location of outstanding natural beauty, near the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. One master bedroom sleeps 2 (4 possible) with ensuite bathroom with shower and bath, with two additional pull-out beds downstairs if required to accommodate a maximum of 6 people. Downstairs an open plan lounge and kitchen-diner. The property is in the grounds of our family home with its own private outdoor seating area, a lounge terrace with hammocks, BBQ, and access to the spacious garden with swings and a trampoline. The property is within walking distance of an excellent local pub serving good food, with additional great food pubs a 5 or 10 minute drive away. Stunning walks on the doorstep with an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways, ideal for walkers and birdwatchers. Superb bluebell woods within walking distance from the house. Excellent mountain biking opportunities, with easy access to off-road trails. For good road biking, National Cycle route 24 runs from Andover to Romsey along the Test Way, Route 246 and 4 from Andover to Newbury along beautiful Hampshire and Berkshire country lanes. A short drive to some outstanding local chalk-stream fly fishing. Free flood-lit tennis court 2 minutes drive. A 20 minute drive to the World Heritage site of Stonehenge, and also Avebury and Danebury Ring, and a 30 minute drive to the cathedral towns of Winchester and Salisbury. The market towns of Andover and Newbury are a 7 and 20 minute driver, respectively. The village of Highclere with the famous Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey fame) is a 20 minute drive from the house. Direct train line from Andover to London Waterloo (1 hour 5 minutes) with easy access to the cultural highlights of the city. Chickens, cats and a quiet, lovable golden retriever dog (Carly) also on site, and horses next door.
- House1076 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay7 nights
Margaret Mills and Rob Gibson
- english, french, german
- Calendar last updated:
- 13 Sep 2018
About Margaret Mills and Rob Gibson
Rob and Maggie decided to buy Oakcroft and Oakcroft Annexe in 2011 to enjoy the countryside delights rural North Hampshire has to offer with their two teenage daughters, Ana and Jessica. Chickens, cats and Carly the dog soon followed to add to the fun. Fishing, cycling, tennis, running, walking and growing your own fruit and vegetables keep us busy when there's free time away from work or school.
Margaret Mills and Rob Gibson purchased this House in 2011
Why Margaret Mills and Rob Gibson chose Andover
The property is a fantastic, private, stylish accommodation in a beautiful, quiet, rural setting ideally placed for walking, biking, fishing and bird watching. There are spectacular views across rolling countryside mixed with beautiful woodlands and bluebells in early summer just a short distance from the property.
What makes this House unique
It's a delightful spot to use as a base from which to visit the many historical cities and towns nearby such as Winchester (King Arthur's Round Table), Salisbury (Old Sarum, Salisbury Cathedral), Newbury (unique Watermill Theatre), Hungerford (antiques centre), Southampton (West Quay shopping and Southampton Docks), Portsmouth (HMS Victory and the Mary Rose), and Bath (Roman baths and great shopping) as well as the World Heritage site of Stonehenge, Avebury and Danebury Iron Age Hillfort. There is also an excellent Iron Age Museum in Andover displaying many of the iron-age finds from the Hillfort. The village of Highclere is nearby, with the stunning Highclere Castle (of Downton Abbey fame). There are several excellent pubs for food within 5 miles of the property, one of which is within easy walking distance.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A very enjoyable stay in the Oakcroft!
Lovely spacieus immaculate cottage, up in a quite garden with many birds. Owners, Margaret and Rob the two childeren and dog, live next door and were so friendly and very welcoming. Everything you would want is in the cottage. We would HIGHLY recommend this cottage !
We have visit attractively English villages, like Longparish, Hungerford, Marlburough, Stockbridge and Highclere Castle and the nearby pubs like "The George" and "The Hare and Hounds" all are easy accessible by car.
And don't forget the above our expectations the outstanding natural beautifull surrounding! We come back...
Definitely a 5 star spot!
Janske B. and Joop vd L.