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Little Barber

(Ref. 1152674)

Upper Bucklebury, Surrey Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Note: the track, at this present time due to the amount of rain, is not in the best condition so please drive carefully.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle and toaster
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking space for 2 cars
  • Non-enclosed front patio with furniture and fire pit
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.4 miles

The property

This sweet and cosy cottage is situated next door to the owners’ house which is approached along a gated driveway and is surrounded by beautiful extensive woodland which is part of the stunning landscape of Bucklebury common that stretches to 800 square miles. From the cottage guests are free to roam into the woodland by foot or bicycle along the many pathways to explore the rich variety of trees in one of the largest Commons in Southern England and includes the famous Avenue of Oaks at Chapel Row and ancient woodland at Holly Wood. Once over the threshold the attractive bungalow feels welcoming and cosy, a perfect space for two to unwind after exploring this unique rural area of Berkshire.

The interesting collection of pictures tells a story of the surrounding countryside and across the lane guests can get a view of the owners’ chickens.

The open plan living room is extremely well equipped and offers a comfy sofa to relax in front of the TV, a dining table and even a small office space.

Pour a glass of refreshment, prepare a meal and wander on to the enclosed patio to take in the fresh air of the woodland and the sound of birdsong.

You may even spot a deer or badger here whilst enjoying some quiet time. The hard flooring is ideal for bringing your dog who will also be welcomed here. On the same level is the pretty bedroom with a king-size bed and a traditional en-suite bathroom having a bath for a long soak plus shower. Apart from the freedom to roam along the many pathways and tracks on Bucklebury Common, nearby pubs include the Blade Bone, a 17th-century country pub and garden, with an imaginative British menu using local fish and game and The Old Boot Inn – an 18th century friendly pub with local food and beers, open fire and pub classics. Nestling along the River Thames, 7 miles away, you can find the village of Pangbourne once home to Kenneth Graham who wrote Wind in the Willows.

Pangbourne Meadow is a particular highlight being one of the best wild swimming spots in the Southeast of England and a lovely place to picnic if you don’t want to get your feet wet. A three-mile circular walk around the village includes waterside stretches along the River Thames and the River Pang. Four miles further along the A329, you will come to the ancient villages of Goring and Streatley, separated by the Thames and joined by a bridge.

Visitors come to enjoy its renowned hospitality, scenery, and local attractions, having a foot in two adjacent Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (The Chilterns and the North Wessex Downs) makes Goring & Streatley uniquely placed for those who want to explore the River Thames and enjoy beautiful and unspoiled scenery. If you are looking for somewhere to eat you are spoilt for choice with the award-winning café “Pierreponts” for a light lunch or afternoon tea or “The Coppa Club” for an extensive all-day menu by the water’s edge. There are numerous historic houses to visit near here, all within a half hour drive: Basildon Park (National Trust) Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey was filmed and the 14th Century Donnington Castle. The Kennet and Avon canal can be accessed at Newbury Wharf, a fifteen minute drive from the cottage where thousands of visitors enjoy boating, walking and cycling along the peaceful towpaths.

Close to this is Newbury racecourse which always provides enjoyment for visitors and offers 31 fantastic fixtures per year with a host of extra entertainment. Choose Little Barber for a quiet rural retreat in the heart of Bucklebury Common.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Upper Basildon 9.1 miles; Henley-on-Thames 22 miles; Oxford 26.3 miles.

Reading, situated in the heart of Berkshire County, is a vibrant town that seamlessly blends historical charm with contemporary amenities. With a rich heritage, abundant green spaces, and a range of attractions, it's a destination that offers a little something for everyone. Immerse yourself in history by visiting the impressive ruins of Reading Abbey; once a royal abbey, this site provides a glimpse into the town's medieval past. Forbury Gardens, a picturesque park in the town centre, offers a serene oasis for leisurely walks, picnics, and relaxation amidst beautiful flowerbeds and sculptures, while The Museum of English Rural Life is a treasure trove of agricultural history, displaying an array of artifacts that celebrate the rural traditions of England. For those who enjoy shopping, The Oracle Shopping Centre is a retail hub with a wide range of stores, restaurants, and a cinema, making it a perfect destination for a day of retail therapy. The River Thames also runs through Reading, offering opportunities for boating, kayaking, and scenic river walks along the Thames Path. Just a short drive from Reading, Highclere Castle, known as the real-life Downton Abbey, invites visitors to explore its magnificent estate and gardens. History buffs will appreciate a visit to the nearby town of Silchester, where Roman ruins, including well-preserved walls and an amphitheatre, offer a glimpse into ancient times. Discover the beauty of the Thames Path National Trail, where you can hike, bike, or simply enjoy a scenic walk along the riverbanks or head to Beale Park, located on the outskirts of Reading, is home to an array of exotic animals, as well as beautiful gardens and a lake. Whether you're interested in exploring historical landmarks, immersing yourself in nature, or indulging in retail therapy, Reading and the neighbouring areas have something to offer every visitor. Come and experience the allure of this charming town and its captivating surroundings, where history, culture, and leisure converge.

Please note the outside space is not enclosed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas