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Spacious Country House with Indoor Pool and Tennis Court

Bedrooms 7
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet


About the property

Country House in Liphook, Hampshire - Perfect location on the edge of the South Downs National Park for all country pursuits

Located on the edge of the South Downs National Park, this property is perfect for those who may wish to jog, walk, mountain bike, swim, golf or just relax. It is set in idyllic surroundings yet within easy access of many local attractions for adults and children.

There is a minimum 2 night stay requirement at £1100 per night with additional nights available from £300. Bank holidays, Christmas and New Year breaks may vary and please contact the owners [phone number in the more about the owner section] for clarification.

It also has the added benefit of a beautiful country pub about a five minute walk from the property which has a garden both front and rear and is both child and dog friendly.

In addition the property is adjacent to the Old Thorns Manor Hotel with its facilities including Golf, Spa, Gym, Restaurants and Bars

More Details

nigel standish
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About nigel standish

Nigel and Rebecca Standish are a professional couple who live a few miles from the property. They have been living in the area for more than twenty years and therefore they are ideal in assisting you get the most from your stay and ensuring that any special requirements you may have can be fulfilled. They can be contatcted on 07889 035201.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Liphook in Bramshott and Liphook

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Master ensuite complete with double basin, roll top bath, separate shower and wc. Ensuite complete with shower, bath, wc and basin Family Bathroom complete with separate shower, bath, wc and basin. All have heated towel rails/radiators.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with Superking size bed & luxury ensuite. Bedroom 2 with kingsize bed and ensuite Bedroom 3: Double Bedroom 4,5 : Twin Bedroom 6 : 2 x Bunks (top bunks best suited for children) Annexe : double and single in open plan room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: There is central heating throughout the property and oil filled radiators within the annexe. The property itself has very spacious living areas and a superb indoor pool and sauna. The grounds are private including a tennis court and also adjacent to the thousands of acres of the South Downs National Park. Within a five minute walk there is also a 16th Century fabulous country pub which will always extend a warm welcome to guests staying at Sweetbriar. Outside: Outside there are patios and terraces with seating for guests to dine al fresco and gardens which are mainly laid to lawn and suitable for guests to play games if they so wish in addition to the hard tennis court. Utility Room: Utility room includes a cloakroom. WC, Basin plus washing machine and tumble drier. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Linen are provided for the bedrooms and bathrooms but guests should bring their own towels for use in the pool and sauna area. Other: There is a conservatory/family room which is open plan leading from the kitchen where there is a dining table to accommodate all 16 guests. There are sofas and chairs and double doors that lead onto a sun terrace where there are outside dining tables.


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Spacious Country House with Indoor Pool and Tennis Court
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

A Family Get-together

  • 4 of 5

Just got back from our a 4-night stay at Sweet Briars Farm. There were eight adults and six children (plus dog) having a get-together that needed six bedrooms, things to do and in an attractive area central to us all (Oxford, Bristol, High Wycombe and Folkestone). This property actually exceeded our expectations. There is so much space to move around in with a dining table seating all fourteen of us. The best features were the 10m x 5m indoor heated swimming pool and sauna. And there was also a reasonable tennis court in the extensive grounds. We stayed at the house all the time although the coast was a short drive away. The owner of the property, Nigel Standish, was most helpful in all respects.

Perhaps the only downside to our stay was the initial difficulty in finding the house which is off a narrow unmade track through some woods. Also the house may need a little re-decorating and one of the beds was uncomfortable.

Overall we had a great time and would recommend a stay at this property.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. Could you advise which of the beds you found uncomfortable as we will check it out and change if necessary. Many thanks
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Huge house set in lovely grounds

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful weekend at Sweetbriar. The kids loved the pool, garden & tennis court. And there is plenty of room for getting together, but also enough separate rooms & areas if you want to split up for a bit. Nigel was friendly & helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious house set in lovely grounds with a tennis court surrounded by mature trees which give plenty of shade when it is sunny. The interior is very comfortable with lots of room for everyone to enjoy themselves and a marvellous swimming-pool. Everything is very clean and well stocked in the kitchen, lounges, conservatory and bedrooms. There were three generations staying for the weekend ranging from 74 to 2 years old and we all had a wonderful and memorable weekend. Many thanks to the owner, Nigel, and his wife.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, great stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute of our stay. Huge open plan kitchen living area is perfect for big groups. Swimming pool and tennis court great for kids and grown ups. All bedrooms well sized. Nigel's a great host. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic weekend away

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at Sweet Briar with 5 other couples. We had an amazing time! The house is very spacious and we never felt on top of each other. The pool and the sauna were really the icing on the cake! The 2 living rooms allowed us to have a dedicated games rooms and a TV/movie room. The house is very well equipped for big groups and even has a drinks dedicated fridge. Nigel was always a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend this for big adult groups and big adult/kid groups as it easily caters to both. We all left wanting to come back again very soon!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

We had a long weekend for a family celebration, the house was well equipped and loads of space to spread out. The pool and sauna were a great bonus and kept the kids busy and the large gardens beautiful.

We would definitely recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Old Thorns
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles


Heathrow, Gatwick and Southampton airports are all approximately 45 minutes.

Liphook Station 2 miles

Haslemere Station 6 miles

Portsmouth 20 miles


Please see owners website (link below) for all locations and places of interest.

Further Details:

Liphook is a thriving village which has a large supermarket, other shops and banks and a selection of restaurants and pubs.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings should be requested by contacting the owner. The owner will send the client a copy of the reservation terms and conditions which should be returned with an initial deposit payment of 33% of the total amount of the booking (unless it is less than 12 weeks prior to arrival in which case full payment should be made).
A cautionary deposit of £500 is required in cleared funds a minimum of 1 week prior to arrival date. This is refunded within 14 days of departure as per terms and conditions.

Changeover Day:
Normally guests can arrive from 4pm and should leave by 10am on the day of departure however on some occasions an early check in / late check out may be available upon request.

Notes on prices:
Our standard rate for a weekend is £1100 per night [minimum 2 nights] with additional nights at £300. IE Arrival Friday departure Sunday is £2200 whereas arrival Friday departure Monday is £2500.
Midweek stays are negotiable and please contact the owner.
Christmas, New Year and Bank Holidays may vary and please contact us for minimum stay and rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.