The London Road Residence

hampshire, england
4 bedroom - 3 bath
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£295 per night (GBP)
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Perks for the Parents

A contemporary family home in Holybourne, Hampshire with dedicated children’s rooms, a luxurious suite for grown-ups, and playgrounds close by. It sleeps sleeps 5 + 1. This house is extremely well set up for families, especially those younger children. The spacious living areas are ideal for play time, while the separate bathrooms and ensuites mean that parents can create a sanctuary of their own on the top floor. Parents with a passion for history will love this charming part of the country, which is full of quaint villages, old architecture, and traditional pubs. The pretty village of Chawton (5 minutes’ drive) is the home of Jane Eyre, and you can visit Jane Eyre's historic house and library in this area. Period drama fans may also like to visit Highclere Castle, the property used for depicting the fictional Downton Abbey (40 minutes’ drive).

Why Kids Love it

This home is perfectly suited to families with young children with toys, books, games, and activities spread across the house to keep them entertained. The hosts have a spare bedroom to use as a play room, with a piano for any budding musicians to try. Outside, the garden has a large trampoline, ride-on toys, footballs and a paddling pool for guests to use during their stay. When they’re ready for a day of exploring, visit Alice Holt Forest (15 minutes’ drive) which has play areas, many walks, adventure trails, and bike hire to suit all ages. Also nearby is Birdworld wildlife park (10 minutes’ drive) and further afield, you’ll find family favorites Peppa Pig World and Thorpe Park amusement resort (both 45 minutes’ drive).

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights. The property is safe and secure, with a locked private garden which can be accessed directly from the kitchen or through the side of the property. There is space for 2 cars directly outside the house on the private drive - car hire is recommended to explore the wider area but not essential. The house comes with a baby bath, toys, children’s utensils, 2 high chairs, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, and WiFi.

About the Location

The house is located in Holybourne, England. It’s less than an hour to Heathrow or Gatwick airports, and around 40 minutes into central London by train or car to Kew Gardens. The residence is situated within 5 minutes of 2 good local playgrounds and parks, as well as a large field directly opposite for ball games and a skate park nearby. There are lots of local footpaths and rural spaces for walking and running, yet it’s also just 10 minutes’ walk to Alton train station for services to London Waterloo. You can also take a train ride on the Watercress Line steam railway, for trips to the beautiful town of Alresford where there are a choice of coffee shops and child-friendly eateries. Nearby, you'll find the very picturesque market towns of Farnham (a 10-minute drive), or Guildford and Winchester (both 25-30 minutes' drive); all of which are great for shopping, coffee stops or general perusing and with at least 1 park or playground for the kids to enjoy. Other family favorites for destinations include a visit to Alice Holt (Forestry Commission) and (further afield) Peppa Pig World, Legoland and Thorpe Park (all 45 minutes' drive away).

Accommodation Details

This residence has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, set over 3 floors. On the top floor, the primary suite has a kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower and velux windows. The 2nd bedroom has a midsleeper adult bed with tipi wallpaper (sleeps 1) and ensuite bathroom, and a 3rd bedroom has bunked adult beds (sleeps 2) with shared access to a family bathroom. The final bedroom has a folded small double bed with wallpaper (sleeps 1). The hosts also have 1 travel crib available. Downstairs, there is a large open plan kitchen with breakfast bar and dining table, plus a separate living room. Double doors lead out from the dining area to a private enclosed garden with an outdoor seating area.

Style Notes

Scandi style meets British charm. Spacious, bright and fresh, this residence has been created to merge both contemporary and rustic styles in a practical and stylish way. The lounge is a space of comfort and sophistication, with a wood-burner, a large Persian rug, fabric sofa, antique oak furniture and a unique pair of antlers above the fireplace to add a nod to the rural location. In contrast, the kitchen is a vibrant, fresh living space - the perfect spot for family meals - centered around a large oak table with a quirky mix of dining chairs for a touch of casual country chic. We love the tonal pops of mustard around the house, the wooden hook run on the wall in the top floor bedroom, and the fun teepee-print wallpaper in the children’s bedroom.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 bunk bed
1 twin / single
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Christelle S.
Member since August 06, 2016
We are a family of four from the UK, looking to experience new places and enjoy the simple pleasures in life as a family.

Hampshire, England