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Pop's Barn

Downton, Wiltshire (Ref. 988934)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Pop's Barn right on the border of the New forest and only 40 minutes to the coast."

    The garden is perfect for sun and reading and completely enclosed perfect for the pooch. Downton is a lovely village and had everything we needed. Can't recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by MatthewMay 2022

  • "Immaculate,cosy, welcoming place to stay."

    Peaceful. And private. Gorgeous property. Picturesque village. Lovely walks nearby. Highly recommend and friendly owners.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed both the property and the local area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeraldDec 2021

  • "A nice quiet spot, away from roaring traffic, but the path to the Pop's Barn is long, with steps and a rough, difficult surface to haul baggage over."

    Parking is difficult and there is no WIFI - unusual for Sykes Cottages - and a real necessity when on holiday.

    Reviewed by VandaSep 2021

  • "Property was pretty good lots of character unfortunately it seemed very damp."

    Opened pack of biscuits soft within day in a cupboard.My partner felt unwell and this property may be a problem for someone with chest conditions.

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2021

  • "The garden at Pops barn was charming."

    The barn itself was not cleaned properly. The cooker oven was dirty and the cooker good had a thick layer of dust on it. The floor was gritty and judging by the state of the hoover hadn’t been hoovered. The living area was dusty. The toaster heated up on the outside burning my partner. The shower ran cold after one shower. The bed was clean but the bed felt damp and was particularly uncomfortable. The sofa was awful to sit on and both the sofa and the rug were filthy. I’m rather annoyed that I paid £100 extra to take my dogs. Given the state it was in. I’m shocked that Sykes has this property listed as previous bookings have been immaculate.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2021

  • "Parking was an absolute nightmare which was a shame as the location and accommodation was nice"

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Pop's Barn. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed the stay and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GemmaJul 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week staying at Pop's Barn."

    The property combines the best of both worlds - really quiet and peaceful while in easy reach of the facilities of the village and with easy access to the beautiful New Forest. The garden is a real suntrap and is a great place to sit and relax. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely come again.

    Thank you for your comments and we would love for you to return in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MavisApr 2021

  • "We had a lovely trip to the New Forest."

    Pops Barn was a lovely place to stay with all that we needed and close to the forest. There was fantastic communication with the owner who seemed really nice. A bottle of wine milk and some rather lovely biscuits were a really nice surprise when we got there. It was fantastic to be able to take both my dogs and they had a wonderful first holiday and the really pretty enclosed garden gave me peace of mind. We thought that the only two things that were a bit of a bind was the parking and lack of Internet . You have to park on the main road and right up on the pavement ( we were aware that we had to park there.and obviously this isn't the owners fault! ) The trouble was finding a spot as it was packed with cars. The lack of Internet wasn't really an issue for me but my friend could've done with it. ( Again this was told to us before hand) . All in all, a really nice place to visit and I would recommend Pops Barn to friends.

    Thank you for recommending Pop's Barn and we are pleased to hear you had a lovely stay. We are sorry you experienced difficulty in parking and unfortunately the barn does not have wifi, as stated in the description. It is great to hear the dogs has a wonderful first holiday, Hideaways Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2020

  • "It was not made clear how far the cottage was from where you had to park the car."

    For two 80+ year olds it was a long way to carry heavy suit cases. we have mentioned this to the owner and suggested that the info given makes this clear.. Otherwise fine.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Pop's Barn. We take all feedback very seriously and will make will look at making a note on the website of this, for anyone with limited mobility. Otherwise i hope you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TonySep 2020

  • "Pop’s Barn is a really lovely holiday home in the beautiful village of Downton."

    The garden truly is a sun trap! The Moot nearby was perfect for our early morning dog walk, the Co-op is very convenient and well stocked, and The Wooden Spoon provided us with excellent company, good ale and delicious meals. One added bonus is the fresh organic local milk dispenser in the car park at The Bull. Creamy, fresh and in glass bottles!

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2020

  • "This compact cottage/barn is ideal for two and is set in the lovely village of Downton."

    The cottage had everything we needed for our walking week. The village has two nice pubs (Wooden Spoon & The Goat), a Co-op, butcher and a brewery. What appealed to us was the brewery sets up tables and chairs on a Friday at 4pm and you can enjoy the beer they brew along with wine and other drinks. We walked right from the door on several occasions. The garden is secluded and lovely to sit in on warm days which luckily we had. We loved it.

    We are pleased to hear you had a lovely week and were able to enjoy walks right from the stop step of Pop's Barn! Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2020

  • "Lovely comfy cottage with a private garden."

    Great location for exploring the New Forest and surrounding areas.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Pop's Barn. We love to hear how much you have enjoyed staying with us and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay with our little dog Luna ."

    Location of the property was excellent . Easy directions and access . Very comfortable accommodation and would definitely stay again .

    Reviewed by KimNov 2019

  • "Very helpful owners."

    Lovely pretty cottage in a very nice village. We would stay there again.

    Reviewed by WendyNov 2019

  • "We had a great time at pops barn, exactly what we needed"

    Reviewed by KirstySep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage great setting and very simple booking process."


    Reviewed by PaulAug 2019

  • "Beautiful secret couple lodging on the edge of the new forest"


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  • All on one level: 1 x double bedroom (via step down through curtained opening) plus ensuite shower room with shower and WC
  • Open plan living/dining area with sofa bed
  • Kitchen. There is no WiFi at the property.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric cooker, halogen hob, washing machine
  • TV, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Brick steps up to a paved terrace and lawned area (artificial grass)
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Parking is roadside and unrestricted
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles.

The property

Pop’s Barn is named after the owner’s grandfather and is a secret little hideaway behind the high street in the bustling village of Downton.

Walking down a narrow path leading off a side lane, you stumble upon this pretty brick building set in its own private walled garden.

Despite its seclusion, the cottage is perfectly located for the numerous attractions this popular area has to offer.

Pop’s Barn has been well designed to maximise its small interior spaces making a cosy retreat for two people. Inside, the décor is most certainly traditional, with wooden floors and wooden beams through walls and ceilings adding to the period design.

Spread across one level there is one double bedroom behind a curtained opening, with ensuite shower room with shower and WC.

Open plan living/dining area with sofa bed.

The large garden can provide comfort and relaxation for plenty of guests, with the outdoor furniture being used for al fresco dining in its pretty and sunny garden.

The village of Downton rests on the banks of the River Avon, conveniently in between the Cranborne Chase AONB and the New Forest National Park.

Pop’s Barn is a superb base for those looking to explore the area, with a small range of local amenities to answer your needs. The Cranborne Chase will be right on your doorstep, offering a network of scenic walking and cycling paths passing a number of charming villages.

Pop’s Barn offers all this and more to those visiting.

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About the location


Fordingbridge 5 miles; Salisbury 6 miles

Downton village rests on the banks of the River Avon, conveniently in between the Cranborne Chase AONB and the New Forest National Park. It's a superb base for those looking to explore the area, with a small range of local amenities to answer your needs. Find a range of welcoming local pubs to quench your thirst after a tiring hike. The Cranborne Chase will be right on your doorstep, offering a network of scenic walking and cycling paths passing a number of charming villages. Also within reach, the cathedral city of Salisbury offers much to the visitor. Dominated by its striking cathedral, also find intriguing museums and varying amenities to keep you busy. The New Forest National Park offers more for you outdoor enthusiasts.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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