West Meon, Hampshire Cottages
Standing at the top of the owners' garden, some 50 metres from their 15th century cottage, Shafts Barn oozes character and style. Stepping inside you'll be impressed by the vaulted ceilings with their original timber structure being a real feature throughout. The interior is incredibly stylish, decorated with mainly neutral colours but there are lovely hints of colour particularly in the attractive shade of duck egg blue in the kitchen. The cosy atmosphere will leave you feeling completely at home.
Outside there's a wonderfully sunny terrace with place for you to sit and while away a few relaxing hours. All in all an idyllic retreat for a small family or two couples looking for a break away in the country.
All on ground floor. Entrance porch.
Country Kitchen/Dining Room with oak worktops, butler sink, integral units, oven, microwave, circular dining table/chairs and French doors out to paved area.
Living Room with two sofas and brick fireplace with wood burning stove.
Bedroom One with king size bed (5ft), hanging space and Ensuite Bathroom/WC with double ended bath and shower attachment.
Bedroom Two with twin beds and Ensuite Shower room/WC with large walk-in shower.
Private, secluded, paved and grassed garden at the rear of the barn with seating, barbecue, children's sandpit and toys.
Sorry no pets. Village pub and shop within a few minutes walk. No smoking. Friday changeovers only in peak summer months of July and August.
The surrounding area offers wonderful opportunities for walking on the South Downs Way, cycling along the disused Meon Valley railway and fly fishing at the nearby Meon Springs. The multitude of footpaths, bridleways and cycleways are a rewarding way to discover its well preserved countryside and picturesque villages, many with welcoming country pubs.
Within 45 minutes' drive are almost limitless attractions including the cathedral cities of Winchester and Chichester, the historic ports of Southampton and Portsmouth, Goodwood, with its year round calendar of events, and the south coast beaches and sailing harbours.
For shopping, the market town of Petersfield is eight miles away, while just a few minutes' walk from the barn, you'll find a village shop and cafe, a local butcher (award winning sausages) and the Thomas Lord pub (named after the founder of Lord's Cricket Ground).
"very comfortable cottage, plenty of hot water, warm with endless supply of logs for wood burner. Located centrally in village location within easy reach of coast and nearby towns and attractions. Owners friendly and accommodating."Taylor 2018-05-09
"Very comfortable. Good location. Welcoming owners."Palmer
"Shafts Barn was perfect for us and made our bank holiday foray into a real pleasure. The Barn itself is very well equipped with thoughtful touches, comfortable beds and an excellent shower. The well equipped kitchen worked well, the lounge area comfortable and the outside space lush and well kept. The whole Barn was very clean, too - and the owners were more than happy to accommodate our request for non-feather pillows. West Meon is also the perfect base - a lovely village in its own right, it was ideally located for Portsmouth (first visit - great place!) and a day trip to the Isle of Wight from a tranquil and secluded country base. Perfect."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-08-31