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Beautifully Converted 17th C Grade II Stables/Coach House/Barn In Quiet Location

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Barn in Twyford, Nr. Winchester, Hampshire, England - Peaceful Location Less Than 100m From River Itchen/Watermeadows & Half Mile To Shop/Pub/Cafe

The Coach House/Stables that are available for rental (self catering) and are part of Mildmay House, this property is one of the most beautiful in the area. Easy access to Twyford & Winchester and surrounding area. Great for holiday site seeing, walks, fishing, & golf. The property is within a 45 - 55 minute walk along the River Itchen into the centre of Winchester passing St Catherines Hill & Winchester College en route.

Matt & Kate White
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Matt & Kate White

Matt and Kate White live at this address with their two young children Jack & Harry, and black labrador Lola - all of us are very friendly and look forward to welcoming you.

Matt & Kate White purchased this barn in 2007

Why Matt & Kate White chose Winchester

We bought our house together with our converted stables/coach house, as this is a stunning period property in a superb village location on the edge of the beautiful and historic City of Winchester. Mildmay House was formerly the Vicarage in Twyford and has stunning views of the Church and water meadows beyond.

What makes this barn unique

The property is in a quiet location and a short stroll from the Village shop, post office and pubs, and there is very easy access to hustle and bustle of Winchester.

Having a car is not necessary as bus and train are easy walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful accommodation, great location, warm hosts. i will definitely return.

Thank you Telie Tarrant - Hertfordshire - Nov 13.

A most enjoyable stay. The Barn is lovely, warm & cosy with everything you need. We are both looking forward to returning soon. Many thanks Angela & Martin Woodman - Derbyshire - Oct 13.

Lovely place to stay. Very comfortable, quiet and well equipped. I especially enjoyed being able to go on walks so close to the Barn. Matt & Kate are very kind and helpful and I would definately recommend this place to others. Teresa Barlow - Somerset - Sept 13.
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Winchester in City of Winchester

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Separate bathroom right next to bedroom complete with basin, wc, bath with shower and heated towel rail. Tiled floor and walls. All newly refurbished.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2-3 Ideal for Singles, Couples or Couples with 1 child. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom has 1no double bed that sleeps two. (A good quality camp bed will be provided in the living room for children under 12 yrs - a supplement is charged for this as shown to cover additional cost of linen, utilities and ear and tear) Large fitted cupboard with shelves/hanging, chest of draws & built in side table/lamps & Ipod dock/radio and a small flat screen TV.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is ideally suited to couples or singles, however up to 2no young children can also be accommodated (supplement) Parking is available immediately outside the drive where there free parking available for church goes and locals. The White family have a dog that is completely separated from the rental accommodation. Outside: This barn accommodation, apart from table and 2no chairs in courtyard/drive area has no outdoor space allocated to it as the gardens to Mildmay House are for private family use only. However, there is immediate access out to the River Itchen/water meadows, a beautiful picnic area and for kids to run about - all less than 100meters from the barn. Utility Room: There is no utility room however there is a washer/drier available for use with a clothes horse. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding & towels are provided. Cleaned on departure. Other: The small entry hall doubles as an informal breakfast area.


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Beautifully Converted 17th C Grade II Stables/Coach House/Barn In Quiet Location
average rating of 4.605263 based on 39 reviews
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Great location and very unique and well presented property with very accommodating owners.

  • 5 of 5

Kate and Matt made us welcome from the start. Beautiful location in a very old part of England. Easy access to motorway and rail but could be a million miles away. Totally quiet with beautiful walks along the river . We will come back again!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights in the barn at Mildmay house. The barn had been beautifully renovated and most importantly had a very comfy bed. We would highly recommend this accomodation

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful barn (converted to something really, really cosy and warm). Quiet surroundings with amazing walks. Thank you Kate for your hospitality

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Haven

  • 5 of 5

Proper pillows, the warmest of welcomes, beautiful linen, exceptional and tasteful sympathetic renovation of a Grade 2 listed barn. Honestly, what's not to like?

March turned into winter again with three inches of snow. This only added to the charm of the property and the setting. The peace and tranquility were heightened further, coupled with the warmth and comfort of the property. So hard to leave.

Would (and have already) recommend highly. We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent - Beautifull barn conversion

  • 5 of 5

Very nice from inside, very cosy.

Kate was welcoming and pointed out amenities in the local area.

There was fresh milk, tea and coffee already there which was handy meant I didn't haven't to go to the shop after a long drive to get there.

Very nice part of the country.

Hot water may take a while to come through but it works, fully furnished with a kitchen & oven. The barn is from the 17th century we found it quite cool that we came to visit Stonehenge a piece of history, and we were living in a barn from the 17th century also a piece of history.

Parking is in the nearby church yard, no more then a few feet from the driveway.

Kate explained everything upfront which is good.

The barn was immaculately clean, towels where fresh, bed sheets clean, even the storage areas where immaculate.

Because the is barn is so beautiful we felt it would be rude to not give it back as close to the condition in which it was given to us. There was a hoover in the storage on the upper level which I used.

All in all 5 stars, me and my girlfriend wanted a cosy romantic get away for a few days and this ticked all the boxes.


  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location and a nicely converted barn

  • 3 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at Matt and Kate's barn. Matt was very welcoming on arrival. Barn is well equipped and there is a beautiful walk along the river to Winchester. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a mini break to the country. Only aspect that was disappointing was the shower pressure, if you like cold showers then great, but warm/hot showers had minimal pressure and struggled to wash the shampoo and conditioner out of my hair. Would recommend washing it before arrival! Source of heat was electrical heaters which were hit and miss and difficult to keep regulated.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
The Bugle Inn/Pub in Twyford
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
The Bugle Inn/Restaurant in Twyford
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Lepe Beach
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The property is perfectly located for visiting many attractions in the South of England. These include the beautiful and historic cities of Winchester & Salisbury and Portsmouth. In addition to this there is easy driving access to The New Forest, South Downs and The Isle of White. There are excellent walks, cycling pathways and many golf courses.

There is a scenic riverside (Itchen) walk from Mildmay House into Winchester - this is 3.3miles and takes approx 1 hour.


Driving (within 20-25 min. drive) to the south coast.


Mildmay House is easily accessed by car (M3 Junc 11 this is 1mile away)

Very easy public transport options as follows.

Bus stop 100m away - direct to Winchester City Ctr (Hourly)

Ten min walk across watermeadows to Shawford train station.

Shawford Station is a direct line to London (70min.)

Shawford direct train line to Southampton, Poole & Bournmouth.

Winchester train stn 3.3 miles (Direct Line to London)


Twyford Pubs (The Phoenix & The Bugle) under one mile.

Twyford Post Office & Restaurant 'Bean Below' serves breakfast, lunch, supper under 1 mile

Shawford pub (The Bridge) less than 1.0 mile

Winchester 3-4 miles

Southampton 15 miles

Salisbury approx 25 miles

Further Details:

There are 2no pubs in Twyford within walking distance and both serve food. There is also a cafe/restaurant in Twyford by the post office.

Twyford to Winchester is a short drive or taxi journey - (or a beautiful 3-4mile walk along the River Itchen).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Winchester, South East England

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% payable on confirmation and remainder on arrival.
Minimum booking is for two nights.

Changeover Day:
Check in after 2.30pm/Check out at midday.
We can be flexible with changeover day.

Notes on prices:
Reductions on weekly bookings available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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