Martin, Hampshire Cottages
Russet (Visit England Four Star Award) is an immaculate ground floor barn conversion located in the charming village of Martin, the most westerly parish in Hampshire and very much a traditional and quintessential English country village. The property, which is semi-detached yet private, is spacious with good sized rooms throughout, with the open plan living area especially appealing - light/bright and very welcoming. The kitchen is also well equipped. The barn has a really attractive feel to it - the bedroom is welcoming and homely. There is even a games room with pool table for you to use! Close to the New Forest and on the border of Wiltshire and Dorest - this is a location where you can, literally, walk for miles and miles and enjoy some super local pubs.
Russet can be booked together with Pippin (H233) making the space ideal for large get-togethers and special celebrations (Pippin accommodates 4 guests). A total of 10 people can be accommodated - Pippin and Russet can be booked together as The Orchard (H231)
Entrance into a double height, spacious open plan Living Room comprising a sitting area with woodburning stove and double sofa bed, a dining area and a well equipped, fitted kitchen area with integral appliances.
Bedroom with zip & link beds offering a choice of 6ft double or twin beds with door out to the garden (please be aware the bed will be made up as a double unless you advise us otherwise).
Bathroom/wc with double ended bath and separate shower cubicle.
Private garden with Cotswold stone pathway, lawn, flower border, garden furniture and barbeque. Between Russet and the adjoining Pippin there is a large communal barn comprising of a Sitting Area with L-Shaped sofa and wood burning stove, a Games Area with pool table, a Dining Area with a long refectory-style table seating ten and fitted Kitchen Area with oven and dishwasher. The games room is available, at no extra cost to all guests using either cottage.
Woodburner. Underfloor heating. Children welcome. Cot and high chair provided. WiFi broadband. Ample private parking. No smoking. One small dog welcome. Great community shop in village within walking distance.
* If both properties are booked together, an extra two guests can be accommodated in the games room using the double sofa bed - please advise at time of booking if you wish to use this sofabed (a separate Shower Room/WC is also provided in the games room).
Stunning countryside surrounds this location within the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with excellent opportunities for walking, riding and cycling.
The 'no through' lane on which the cottage is situated, leads directly up to Martin Down, a large area of chalk downland, designated a National Nature Reserve, which supports a huge range of wild flowers, birds and butterflies.
Martin itself lies in a valley, the main street lined with period houses and picturesque thatched cottages. There is a community village shop which is open daily with a food market and coffeee shop on Saturday mornings. The nearest pubs are The Compasses Inn in Damerham and The Rose & Crown in Rockbourne, both 3.7 miles away.The village also has a church of Norman origins.
About 15 minutes drive is the small country town of Fordingbridge on the banks of the River Avon, with its independent shops, restaurants and pubs. Beyond that is the New Forest National Park with a wealth of outdoor activities on offer, such as walking, cycling and riding, as well as its wildlife, all set within this unique landscape.
Further afield but within easy driving distance for a day's outing are the beaches of the South Hampshire and Dorset coastline and a plethora of attractions such as Stonehenge, Stourhead Gardens (National Trust), Longleat Safari Park, the World Heritage city of Bath and the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury, the latter being only about 20 minutes' drive.
"Peaceful & perfect - all well equipped and very warm and comfortable. Hiring all three was perfect for our New Year; the games were a bonus. Thank you."Mrs Moore
"This was a fab cottage in a quiet village only 20 minutes from the centre of Salisbury. We used it as a base to visit a variety of places and had a brilliant two weeks. The cottage was lovely and clean and the facilities were great. Our grown daughters came to stay for a few days and we all had plenty of room. The outdoor garden was great for our dog and the middle room with the pool table gave us even more extra space and provided some great entertainment. The homemade cake on arrival was gorgeous and a lovely touch. Went to some fab country pubs for some lovely meals. Visited the Dorset coast several times which is lovely. Will return again."Guests' review on TripAdvisor 2017-09-12
"Had a lovely holiday in a gorgeous cottage. Thanks for the tasty cake - a very welcome delivery. We have been able to see our daughter who lives in Salisbury every day and were joined by our younger daughter for a few days! It was a fab. base for many days out - New Forest, the coast etc. Used the Dorset book a lot. Thank you."Mr & Mrs Davis 2017-08-12