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Calf Pen

Holiday Cottage in Winchester, Hampshire

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Calf Pen Summary

Imagine escaping to your own pint-sized country retreat in the heart of the beautiful Hampshire countryside to enjoy a glass of wine al fresco on a sun drenched terrace with a loved one or friend. Calf pen is a beautifully renovated flint and brick barn that retains its original character and charm with many of the luxuries you would expect for a cosy country retreat. These include a stylish bathroom with a huge walk in shower and under floor heating, inviting leather sofas, a large fully equipped kitchen with a dining table, twin beds that can be made into a large comfortable bed and the freedom of open farmland and fields.

If you don't fancy cooking whilst at Calf Pen, the highly regarded Trout Inn is only a short walk away and offers great country pub meals and plenty of traditional ale to wash it all down. This is all situated close to the River Itchen, famous for its trout fishing and also the setting that inspired Charles Kingsley's "The Water Babies". This quaint cottage has many delights to offer and is an ideal haven for complete rest and relaxation.

If you would like some guidance from our team on this property or help in finding the ideal holiday property please call our team on 01227 464958 or email.

Calf Pen Holiday Accommodation

Calf Pen: sleeps 2 in open plan sitting room/bedroom. Separate fitted kitchen and modern shower room. Patio area and parking for 1 car.

Sitting Room Area, Two comfortable leather sofas. Flat screen TV. DVD and radio.

Bedroom Area (sleeps 2) Two 3ft single beds that can be moved together. Double wardrobe and drawers.

Kitchen / Dining room, Dishwasher, oven/hob, fridge freezer, table and 2 chairs, microwave, toaster, kettle.

Shower room, large shower cubicle, W.C, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, under floor heating.


At the front of the property there is allocated off road parking for 1 car and a small patio are with table and chairs.


Laundry room available at an additional cost - please speak with owner during your stay


Local Information about Winchester, Hampshire

The Calf Pen is situated along a country lane surrounded by open cornfields and farmland on the fringe of the village of Itchen Abbas. The rolling countryside offers superb walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing and golf. The well regarded "Trout" public house is a 20 minute stroll, ideal for working off a hearty meal! The Grange Opera festival takes place in June and is only 5 minute drive from the property. It is a most wonderful setting, well worth a visit if you can obtain tickets. Fishing can be arranged at nearby Avington fishing lakes for the enthusiastic angler. There is also a 9 hole golf course which is situated by the river at Test.

Itchen Abbas is a charming village set within the picturesque Itchen Valley, surrounded by beautiful countryside, and is positioned on the banks of the trout filled River Itchen in the county of Hampshire. The village dates far back into history to Saxon times and beyond, a legacy of which is to be found nearby with the remains of a Roman Villa. There's a host of pretty cottages, and houses lining the quiet lanes which walkers and cyclists will enjoy, a few shops, and a welcoming 19th Century Coaching Inn which played host to Charles Kingsley, who, it is thought was inspired to write Water Babies whilst staying here.

After all this relaxing country air and peaceful chilling it may be time for a little more action. The historic city of Winchester is just a 6 mile drive away, with its famous cathedral. Salisbury, Romsey and the New Forest are all within a 30 minute drive and Southampton and the Hamble are just 20 minutes away.

Winchester itself was the ancient capital of England and has a plethora of local historic attractions such as Winchester Cathedral, King Arthur's Round Table, Jane Austen's House and nearby Stonehenge to name but a few. The local area also offers a fantastic choice of shooting grounds and fishing lakes. Families can enjoy the attractions at Paulton's Park - the now famous 'Peppa Pig' world, Marwell Wildlife Park or a ride on the Watercress line steam railway.

Well worth a visit to the market town of Alresford, a real treat. Alresford (pronounced Allsford) is a beautiful Georgian Town which for many centuries was a prosperous wool town. Old Alresford is mentioned in the Doomesday Book but the present town of New Alresford did not come into existence much before 1200.

Southampton International Airport is 16 miles away, ideal for the overseas visitor. Another 13 miles will deliver you to the heart of The New Forest, which has something for everyone. A camera is a must as there is so much to see and do. Beautiful scenery, wildlife, pub lunches, historic buildings, ancient trees, walks and routes are a few to mention. Or for the more adventurous, why not hop on a ferry to the Isle of Wight. Wightlink operate a car ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth.

If you are looking for the beach, you are spoilt for choice with many stunning sandy beaches. Milford on Sea is nearby with it's shingle beach providing views of The Needles and Christchurch Bay or Barton On Sea which is known for it's safe beach with stunning Vista's.

For more ideas please visit our 'things to do' section on the website.

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