The SpaceThe village house is a beautiful 15th century country house in the heart of the village of Bramdean., which aisle has a great pub within walking distance!With three stunning double bedrooms & one twin bedroom, it has a gorgeous sitting room with wood burner, a large hall with a dining room table and fireplace with wood burner, guests can also have their own private use of the mini kitchen which is well equipped and includes a full height fridge and range oven. It is the perfect house to host your own house party for a wonderful weekend break, or to have family and friends to stay for a holiday, including Christmas and New year!
The stunning nordic interior is perfect for relaxing with friends and family and can be booked for either a night or more. We provide amazing breakfast for guests staying which is included.
If you are thinking of wanting to host your own private "Party" for birthdays, reunions & weddings including hen parties, there maybe an additional venue hire charge which is in addition to the bed and breakfast charge per night, this is dependent on the event and number of outside guests attending..The venue hire is to be paid in advance on or before day of arrival. Please note that we do have a restriction of numbers for additional outside guests attending a function, so please check with us first!
We can also provide dinner parties too by prior request as well as recommend catering companies.
The Village House is also available for short lets, week by week!
Guests staying may use the mini kitchen to make coffee and tea and be self catering. The owners live in a separate wing of the property which is locked off to guests, however they do set up breakfast in the guest area each morning or the night before, at a time agreeable to us both. ️
We look forward to welcoming you, your family, including children and your friends for a special weekend house party, complete with a lovely home cooked breakfast on the Aga and served in the dining room in the hall. Or alternatively, you can rent the Village House on a self catering basis for a week or two's holiday rental - we will provide you with a discount for this! It is a perfect retreat, for any occasion, birthdays, family and friends reunions, or special occasions..
This lovely village house dates back to the 15th century and has been fully renovated over the last two years with a very homely Nordic interior design and Wooden floors throughout the ground floor. Full of history, the house is very homely and has plenty of space to relax.
There is a lovely sitting room with a TV and wood burner for guests to enjoy, while the spacious hall with a dining table is where guests enjoy breakfast and dinner parties - there is also a wood burner here too! If you are booking for a very special dinner party provided by us and by prior arrangement, depending on the number of guests, we sometimes offer guests the opportunity to use the beautiful Nordic blue dining room for the dinner party, but this room, is by our invitation only, And there is an additional charge of £150.00There is a door we can open, that leads out onto one of the courtyard gardens which is in use only when when the weather is warm for breakfast. Upstairs, there are new carpets and there are three doubles and one twin, with two bathrooms each having baths and showers. Shoes are not permitted on the first floor!
All the beds are amazingly comfortable and mattresses are Vi sprung or similar. Pillows are all very comfortable, with goose down duvets, all bed linen is by white company.
If you or your guests have any special diet requests for breakfast or dinner parties, please let us know in advance. In addition if you have any allergies of any nature, please advise us prior to booking so we can make every effort to accommodate you.
While our house is still a private home, we offer guests privacy in the historical part of our house with their own sitting room, while also being available, should you need anything during your stay, to ensure you have a lovely few days.
On darker evenings, in the event that you go out and are returning late, we will turn on outside lights for you and also leave a couple of internal lights on for when you come in.
There is a mini kitchen which is extremely well equipped for guests to use, with an electric range oven, full height fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and array of serving dishes and pots and pans, cutlery, wine and water glasses, plates etc/ We provide instant coffee (Nescafe) and tea (English breakfast) and fresh milk for our guests in the little kitchen, should they wish to help themselves during the day time.
Bramdean is located within a few miles of Winchester and the stunning Georgian market town of Alresford which is home to some lovely boutique shops.
The historical city of Winchester and market town of Peters field is only 8 miles away, although Winchester is better for shopping - check out "The Square" in the centre of Winchester, where there are some delightful cafes and shops close to the gardens of Winchester Cathederal.
We are located within the South Downs National Park area with some lovely walks, while The New Forest is only approx 30 mins from the house, while there is also easy access to hop over to the Isle of White by ferry (25 mins) if you are planning to go on to Cowes week.
Planning a wedding? Let us help you find your perfect venue or have it at the Village House! We can arrange for marquees and catering companies on your behalf! Hampshire is full of hidden and secret places to suit all budgets..
Guests arrive through the main gates into the orchard driveway. Please park carefully, so that all cars can get in and out safely, then follow the path around to the front door.
During fine weather guests can wander through the top garden. Please note however, we do have three dogs! So if children are playing outside, please let us know, so we can pop them away. We also have a couple of geese who live in the kitchen garden and it is better to leave them alone!
There are tennis courts for hire at Cheriton and Alresford.
Ideally its better to have a car! While there are busses to Alresford and Winchester, with bus stop within 100 yards, it's a little slow ... Southampton airport is approx 25 mins, Heathrow 60 mins, Gatwick 1 hr 30 mins . Trains from London Waterloo / Clapham Junction to Winchester are excellent, fast and reliable, taxi's from Winchester to Bramdean are easy but charge around £25 one way. Hire cars are available at Winchester station, but it is advisable to pre book.
The property is a very old village house in Bramdean which lies in the South Downs National Park approx three miles south of Alresford and within easy access of Winchester.
The historic Georgian market town of Alresford, is only four miles away with a variety of up market boutique shops , while smaller boutique shops are in abundance with a variety of restaurants and cafe life - Check out especially Long Barn full of lovely gifts and garden accessories, they also make their own candles, bath oils and bubbles, soap etc and have a fabulous cafe in the garden and in the barn, as well as gorgeous and unusual pretty plants and flowers - it's a fabulous destination point!
In Alresford, there are a couple of restaurants and Carocoli is great for coffee and cakes in the centre of Alresford, while the Globe pub by the lake is a stunning place for a pub lunch or supper both in the summer and during the winter they light the fire! The horse and groom equally is a fabulous pub for lunch or evenings and has just had a complete make over or you may like to go to The Bush at Ovington, a very old pub by the river.
The river in Alresford has a stunning nature trail!
The nearest village shop is at Cheriton approx 2 miles away with a post office.
Trains from Waterloo to Winchester run very regular and in some cases, we can arrange to collect you from the station for a small fee, but which will be cheaper than a taxi.
Southampton Airport is approx 35 mins away, while Heathrow is 60 mins and Gatwick 1 hr 15 mins.
We would ask guest to please to note, we have three dogs! All very friendly but live in a separate area of the house!
Please ensure doors and gates are always closed on exit or entry into the property or grounds for the safety of animals and children.
If you are a smoker, we will show you where you can sit (very comfortably) outside!
The house is a private family home although the house is uniquely divided so guests have their own private house area.
Our speciality is looking after you for house party weekends in the separated area to where we live.
Everyone receives a warm welcome and we hope you will enjoy your stay with us as much as we will enjoy having you to stay!
Parents coming with their own babies should supply their own travel cots, sheets and bedding and high chairs etc!
Please do not hesitate to make an enquiry or ask for anything special, we look forward to welcoming you! Guest AccessGuests have their own access and use the main front door at the front of the house and can come and go as they please - we provide one key for each bedroom for the front door.
Guests have sole use of all the areas in the house described!
There is a parking on site for upto 6 cars!
There is a lovely garden, but please remember we do have three dogs, so if you wish to walk around the main gardens, please let us know, so we can pop them away. The dogs are friendly! But they do not have access at any time to the guest area of the house. Interaction with GuestsWe are available to help guests with anything they need. Upon arrival we show the lead guest around the property and make sure you have all you need.
Once the lead guest is happy, we ask them to sign the visitors book with all the names of the guests and for children, their ages. Just prior to check out, again we ask the lead guest to walk around the property with us, checking the property, to ensure both parties are happy.
If you have any questions, requests or concerns during your stay, please do not hesitate to ask us, or bring anything immediately to our attention. We live in a separate area of the property, which is locked from guests access, however we do set up for breakfast in the main hall dining room of the guest area, either the night before or in the morning, which ever suits you and prepare and cook breakfast in our own large kitchen as photographed.
We are available and on hand, should you need anything during your stay!
Breakfast is included in your stay and most dietary requirements can be catered for, with prior notice.
We are friendly and approachable, so please do not hesitate at any time , to ask us anything or to request additional towels etc if necessary. The NeighborhoodBramdean is in The South Downs National Park and is located 8 miles east of Winchester, while Alresford is only 4 miles away and is a lovely Georgian market town . Petersfield is 8 miles approx east. Southampton Airport is approx 25 mins. There is a good pub in the village too, called The Fox Inn. Other pubs near by include: The Bush at Ovington, The Globe at Alresford which also do great food - although it is recommended you book in advance!
In Winchester you have some great restaurants and pubs also by the river, some have won many awards. Getting AroundIdeally we would recommend you have your own car, although there is a bus stop near by that takes you to Alresford, Winchester and Petersfield...We can easily arrange taxi's for our guests and hire cars are available from Winchester Train station. Other Things to NoteThe property is 15th century, but newly refurbished and with a comfortable nordic style interior design through out .
All the bedrooms are very comfortable with excellent beds, duvets etc. We do not provide any cots or bedding for young children, therefore parents should bring their own.
Please note, that regardless of the ages of the children, parents are responsible for the safety of their children throughout their stay. Please also note, there are no stair gates on the main stairs for young children.
We are able to accommodate upto two additional guests beyond 8 guests staying at the property, but this is only by prior request and each additional adult guest is charged at £50.00 per night, this includes teenagers, while . children under the age of 12 years, including babies, are charged at an additional charge of £25.00 per night each, if the maximum number of guests exceeds 8 people in the property. Parents should bring their own travel cots and bedding, changing mats and towels for small children and for older children sleeping bags, however we can provide either a camp bed or a child's mattress on the floor for them by prior request!