- Property code: A833
- Changeover day: Friday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Central heating
- Designated parking
- May be suitable for those with mobility problems
- Ground floor accommodation
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Short breaks available
This stunning barn conversion is an absolute must for anyone wanting to spend a relaxing time away surrounded by fields in the tranquil village of Damerham to the west of Fordingbridge. Light and airy with high ceiling and galleried landing Oak Barn offers roomy open plan living perfect for a family or friends wishing to spend time together in a property full of character. With two of the three bedrooms on the ground floor and a bathroom with walk in shower this makes most suitable accommodation for those with a lack of mobility.
Damerham is steeped in history dating back to 12th Century and well worth a stroll from the property to include a visit to The Compasses, the popular village pub. Fordingbridge in the north of the New Forest is three miles away providing plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants. Within a 30 minute drive it is possible to visit Salisbury, walk, cycle or horse ride in the New Forest, explore Go Ape at Moors Valley Country Park, or enjoy water based activities at the New Forest Water Park.
Oak Barn may be booked with A834 Ash Barn which is an identical adjacent property. If both are booked together for the same full week a 10% discount will apply. This does not apply to short breaks.
Please note the owners of Oak Barn live close by.
Entrance into open plan ground floor living with underfloor heating.
Kitchen area with electric hob, integrated electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, larder fridge, separate freezer.
Dining table with seating for six. Relaxation area with wood burner, wall hung Smart TV with DVD player, Digital Radio with CD player and ipod docking station, ample comfortable seating including recliners. French doors leading to the garden.
Ground floor bedroom 3 with king size bed (5ft).
Bedroom 2 with twin single beds (3ft).
Ground floor bathroom with free standing bath, separate walk in shower, hand basin and WC.
Stairs to galleried landing with further relaxation area with TV and built in DVD, overlooking the ground floor.
Spacious bedroom 1 with king size bed (5ft), Juliette balcony with views over open fields, en suite shower with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
Laundry room available which includes washing machine, tumble dryer, sink area and airer available to use. The laundry room is shared with Ash Barn guests.
Enclosed private south facing garden with artificial lawn, patio and garden furniture. View over fields often occupied by sheep. There is a barbecue stand available for disposable barbecues only. Guests to buy and dispose of their own barbecues.
Ample off road parking outside the property for several cars.
Included: Bed linen and towels, (please bring own beach towels), central heating (oil), WiFi, electricity, logs available for the wood burner in appropriate season. Travel cot (please bring own bedding) high chair and stair gate available upon request.
Children All ages welcome.
Pets Sorry no pets.
Telephone Not available. Mobile signal variable.
Nearest beach Avon Beach at Mudeford 15 miles. Bournemouth 20 miles.
Nearest shop Village shop in Sandleheath 2.4 miles away.
Nearest pub The Compasses 0.7 miles, Augustus John 2.5 miles.
Short breaks available low season bookable any time, mid and high season two weeks before the holiday start.
Property: Self-catering holiday house
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Oak Barn with my son and his young family. It is ideal for families with young children, especially with having animals on the farm. The owners were very friendly, and we would recommend Oak Barn to other family and friends.
Really enjoyed our stay. Accommodation was first class, everything we needed was available, including comfortable outdoor furniture. We even had a horse, Olly, in the field and really enjoyed his company. Had a great holiday and hope to return in the future
Beautifully built and equipped, really rather luxurious! The peace and quiet plus the various animals really added to our enjoyment.
This is a fabulous newly finished property in a delightful rural location on the edge of the New Forest and is a peaceful retreat for those wanting to recharge their batteries. There is plenty of space here for 6 people and we found it to be warm and very comfortable; if you plan to self cater then there is ample fridge/freeze space, oven, microwave and dishwasher. There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer for your use in a purpose built laundry. We also used the wood burner in the evenings which adds to the cosy feeling you get here. The sheltered patio has table and chairs for six people; you may also get a visit from Ollie (the old horse) and his friend Nigel (the sheep) - Ollie seems partial to carrots! There is also good wifi on site but note, you may struggle for a mobile phone signal in this area - no EE service here until we got to Fordingbridge - we used the wifi for our communications. The owners are welcoming and very helpful; they are nearby and have the local knowledge to help enjoy your stay. We used the Coop in Fordingbridge for supplies; it's a good sized shop and useful for those bits you may have forgotten or run out of! The Compasses Inn is a 10-15 minute walk from the property and serves good food - it's worth booking a table as it gets very busy. This is a beautiful part of the country with plenty to do and see; there are lots of walks in the New Forest and we used the excellent OS Pathfinder 'Crimson Short Walks - The New Forest National Park' and OS Explorer map OL22 to get around. We had a wonderful time here and would happily recommend Oak Barn (and it's twin - Ash Barn) as a base for a New Forest holiday!
We had an amazing time, thank you. It definitely needs reiterating in the literature that sat nav doesn't always work in this area, as we got a little lost! But the owners were absolutely lovely and so welcoming. The property itself is done to a really high spec and was a great place to relax and unwind. And having Ollie the horse as a regular visitor was always a treat! This was our first holiday through New Forest Cottages, but we'd definitely book again.
Oak Barn was lovely, in a quiet and peaceful location. It was modern, clean and spacious enough for three generations of our family (Granny was able to retreat upstairs to her own living room when she'd had enough of the kids). The location is perfect for exploring the new forest and other areas surrounding it. We have a young family and it was lovely that the owners had thought about entertaining young children with books, colouring and games etc. Thank you for a lovely stay.
It was a really pleasant stay. The property is spacious, clean, and in a wonderful and peaceful location.We love to travel so we have stayed in many lodges etc. This is one of the best cottages that we have stayed so far in country side.