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Breaches Barn

Rockbourne near Fordingbridge, Hampshire (Ref. 965776)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 13

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Great weekend with the family Excellent property ideal for our 3 dogs too"

    Reviewed by GeraldJun 2022

  • "We were a group of 11 (6 adults & 5 children) there was plenty of space for every one."

    The children loved helping with the cows & sheep. The B-B-Q & fire pit was great for the evenings after a busy day out. The property is in the ideal location in the new forest but also just a short trip to the coast. We are looking forward to our visit next year.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2022

  • "We’ve had a lovely relaxed week at Breaches Barn."

    The accommodation was ideal for mixed generations, and the location proved ideal for walks from the door, days out at the coast and in the New Forest. A well presented, spacious, quiet location. Ed the farmer was very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by CynthiaMay 2022

  • "Fantastic place."

    Loads of memories made with our family

    Reviewed by GillApr 2022

  • "Lovely property, good facilities, great location for families with their dogs ..."

    Lovely property, good facilities, great location for families with their dogs and very helpful owners who go out of their way to make you want to return for another holiday

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing place!"

    The photos don't do it justice! Perfect setting for a large group of friends to socialise and spend time together celebrating a birthday, the open plan style was perfect. Very well stocked for cooking for a large group too. Can not fault this place, we were very lucky with the weather, the beautiful setting of countryside and opening the bedroom window and be greeted by the horses was the icing on the cake. Thank you so much! Everyone had a fantastic time!

    Reviewed by ScarlettMar 2022

  • "The property was very comfortable and well equipped."

    Weather was cold and wet when we were there but heating and log fire made the house cosy and welcoming. Lovely position, and owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by SamFeb 2022

  • "Wow what a week we had."

    . the kitchen facilities were so well stocked enabling us to cook for 11 each night with no problem. The beds and linen where lovely and fresh. Waking up to the ponies and sheep in the field was a joy. One thing we would have changed if we could was the weather lol. Storm Eunice arrived forcing us to leave a night early.

    Reviewed by LeanneFeb 2022

  • "The girls and I were absolutely blown away by Breeches Barn."

    We were celebrating a couple of 50th birthdays and the open planned space was perfect. Lovely bedrooms, beautiful surroundings and a wonderful homely feel, that we definitely did not want to leave. Thank you wonderful owners, your property is fabulous and we do hope to visit again one day.

    We are so glad you had a lovely weekend of celebration! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SueJan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Breaches Barn to celebrate my 70th birthday as a family."

    In spite of some wet weather we had a couple of great walks in the New Forest and visited Salisbury. The grandchildren enjoyed feeding the cattle and tractor rides with Ed. Breaches Barn was the perfect place to relax as a family and enjoy lots of games together. The TV was never switched on! There was plenty of space for everyone and the accommodation.had everything we needed! The only slight negative was that the dishwasher was not very effective and we had to re-wash quite a lot of the crockery. Otherwise we were very comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We can highly recommend the food at The Rose and Thistle in.Rockbourne!

    Reviewed by BrigidDec 2021

  • "We stayed for Christmas arriving on 23rd Dec and left on 28th Dec."

    Ed and Fiona the owners were there to greet us and had the log burner on for us. Wr had a lovely holiday, the cottage is very clean and we had everything we needed. Thanks for making Christmas with the family so great.

    We are so glad you had a very happy Christmas, especially after all the difficult times we have all had. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CateDec 2021

  • "We had a wonderful, relaxing time at Breaches Barn with extended family."

    Such a perfect setting for meals, walks and board games together in front of the fire. We especially liked the room set up of having the separate downstairs wing with 2 x double bedrooms for the adults, whilst the 4 teenagers slept very comfortably upstairs. The huge fridge/freezer and 2 ovens were also an additional bonus with constantly hungry offspring to feed! We especially enjoyed our walk to the pub on Sunday and back for roast beef around the large dining table. Thank you so much Ed and Fiona for making us so welcome.

    We are so glad you had a lovely time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KateDec 2021

  • "Excellent location, lovely property, and the owners of the property always ready to offer any information and help if required."

    Thoroughly recommend this property for a family getaway holiday

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2021

  • "With my family, we had a long weekend break for my 60th birthday."

    We had eight adults and a two-week old baby in our party. The property was exactly how it was described and was perfect for us. We made use of the tennis court too while we were there. Ed greeted us on arrival and was on hand if we needed him. I would definitely book this accommodation again.

    Reviewed by KimNov 2021

  • "A great place to spend the weekend in the countryside."

    Ed was wonderful letting the kids go and help feeding the calves. Would definitely revisit.

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2021

  • "Perfect for family holiday."

    Comfortable beds. Everything we expected

    Reviewed by LynneOct 2021

  • "Considering the place cost over £300 per night (and that was a reduced rate!"

    ) the least they could do is provide a little welcome pack of essentials such as milk, bread, coffee etc. Felt quite a cheap and greedy thing not to do. Then the cleanliness wasn't great and making people take their own towels lessens the experience of a true getaway. Finally, the barn is far more equipped than the listing noted such as BBQ, firepit and board games etc.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "Probably the best equipped of any cottage we have rented"

    Reviewed by MartynSep 2021

  • "We had a family holiday, 7 adults and a 9 year old boy."

    We loved the tennis court, the quiet surroundings and the cattle. Great facilities in the Barn for us all to be accommodated. Ed and Fiona were great and couldn't do too much for us.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "It was a lovely ,well provided house in a safe & peaceful setting - we were of a family of 13 with grandchildren aged 12,10,9."

    & 3.! Fire pit was provided great for the grownups in evening - wine & star gazing! And the kids loved the cows, feeding the chickens & checking the crayfish in the pond. The only hitch was the gallery space for anyone sleeping there & the children up & down stairs early . But the veranda was handy for setting up a small tent to get a lie in undisturbed for our youngest son & girlfriend. Would definitely return for another holiday some much to do & see in the area.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful spot in our beautiful country and thankfully we all were able to make it."

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    Reviewed by LindaAug 2021

  • "What a stunning setting!"

    ! From a completely toddler proof garden to a house that housed 10 adults perfectly, oh and waking up overlooking fields, and watching the sunset, and did I mention the house? It was a perfect week away, in the most chilled out location. Would recommend to anyone with a big family

    Reviewed by SuzanneJun 2021

  • "My whole experience has been fabulous."

    This was my first booking with Sykes and usually It was the same person who dealt with my inquiry and payments. He was professional, knowledgeable and cheerful. On arrival at the property I was over the moon. It was exactly like the pictures and absolutely perfect. We throughly enjoyed our stay. It was peaceful, idyllic and couldn't have been more suitable to our needs. I've shown all my friends and work colleagues my photographs and would throughly recommend Sykes cottages. We will definitely be returning to this property. The owners were on hand and quick to reply to queries, regarding cot, highchairs etc Thank you for making a special birthday celebration so memorable and perfect.

    Reviewed by KMay 2021

  • "Our stay at Breaches Barn was wonderful, the perfect relaxing break."

    The property is a lovely converted barn, done beautifully and the owners were friendly. We had 3 dogs and there was plenty of space both in and out the property. Facilities are all you'll ever need. The wifi was very slow/non-existent at times which meant we had to pay extra for mobile data for Netflix etc and for working which unfortunately I had to do while I was there. That however was the only niggle and we would definitely return regardless because of the property, the setting on the farm and the location for the New Forest and beyond.

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Breaches Barn and everything was exactly as listed."

    This was a much needed break amidst the Covid pandemic and to just relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside of The New Forest area was brilliant. We will definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "Due to family logistics ( and all the other to we don't want to talk about) we ..."

    Due to family logistics ( and all the other to we don't want to talk about) we only had 5 days that worked for us all but what a lovely 5 days we had, facilities were great and the area is lovely and we are rural dwellers so that is high praise, we would definitely love to go back there again sometime in the future, thank you

    Reviewed by HazelAug 2020

  • "Perfect location."

    Spacious and comfortable accommodation. Lovely area for country walks. Tennis court an extra bonus for exercise and fun.10 minute drive from supermarkets so easy to get all you need. Thoroughly recommended

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "Loved the setting very peaceful but near to lots of day trips and essential shops within 10 min drive The new extension was beautifully furnished with 2 big en-suites."

    easy access with a large sloping ramp up to decking and through to both bedrooms.

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2020

  • "Only disabled excess a slope for wheelchair users"

    Reviewed by CaroleDec 2019

  • "Everything was as it said in the descriptions BUT even better in real life."

    For our family, Ed, the Farmer made the holiday! His patience and kindness with the children was brilliant. Two of the grandchildren,ages 8&10, became his 'farmhands' for the week, an experience far beyond expectations. Ed even took all the other children, when they visited, for rides on the tractor. A lovely man. We definitely will return! Thanks Ed.

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2019

  • "We had a lovely time with our family in very comfortable and peaceful surroundings."

    Beautiful countryside right on our doorstep. The bonus of a working farm where the grandchildren could get up close to cattle, chickens and piglets - thanks to the kindness of Edward and Fiona. We created wonderful memories.

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2019

  • "The garden was a LOT smaller than expected from viewing the advertised pictures and not completely dog proof."

    The place was a bit tired and grubby and for the money frankly a disappointment. The description gave the impression that the tennis court and pond were part of the property. They are not. The tennis court was tired and not really usable (and a walk away), although the pond was sweet. The flooring creaked and the bedroom door handles sticky meaning you couldn't go anywhere quietly when you have a houseful and the beds on the landing were less than private to say the least! The single beds were metal, creaky and desperately uncomfortable. All in all, when paying nearly £2K for a week this property is not worth the money, it could do with some money spent on it and more realistic photos and description. Location, however, was perfect and there were some lovely walks.

    Reviewed by TessaJul 2019

  • "We had a wonderful family holiday in beautiful surroundings and in a spacious and comfortable house that felt like a home for the week."

    It was a good location for walking the dogs but also a short journey to Bournemouth and Salisbury. We were able to use a nearby camp site’s indoor and outdoor pool (Sandyballs) for a reasonable price and enjoyed water sports and archery in the New Forest. We made use of the site’s tennis court (rackets were available at the house) and the garden. Would consider returning as we enjoyed it so much!

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2019

  • "A really spacious, characterful property with plenty space for a large group to enjoy relaxing together both inside and outside."

    Excellent facilities, clean and felt very welcoming and set in a lovely peaceful location. Would highly recommend this property. Although ground floor bedroom and bathroom were advertised there were steps up into the property which were tricky for the wheelchair and not included in general description. Worth mentioning this for future holiday makers. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2019

  • "The accommodation was fantastic."

    It had everything we needed and was in a great location. I would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by MariaMar 2019

  • "Fantastic home and so a lovely venue for my birthday celebration."

    Our 3 rd visit to the farm

    Reviewed by DebbieFeb 2019

  • "Breaches Barn lacked nothing you’d expect for home from home comfort."

    Idyllic setting amongst rolling hills. Our 6 year old granddaughter and two older grandkids loved seeing the farm animals- sheep, horses, cows and calves. I couldn’t recommend a visit more. We would like to return at some point. Ed, the farmer, and his wife we so welcoming.

    Reviewed by PauletteDec 2018

  • "We found Breaches Barn to be very comfortable and ideal for our 3 dogs."

    .the garden is completely enclosed. The barn is very well equipped with everything required for cooking. We actually organized a Tesco delivery, since we chose to cook in the evenings. However, The Rose and Thistle pub, a short drive from the barn, is very pleasant and welcoming. I would definitely return to this lovely location. Very peaceful.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2018

  • "Perfect for our family break."

    Lovely place, inside and outdoor area. Had everything we needed. Were lucky to see the wisteria in flower and a deer in the wood. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2018

  • "Really beautiful part of country, on a working farm, close to New Forest cycle routes."

    It suited my family's idea of a holiday perfectly

    Reviewed by MarionApr 2018

  • "We've just returned from a short Easter Weekend break at Breaches Barn and we loved it!"

    There were 4 adults, 2 children and 3 dogs. The barn has a very rustic feel to it which we really liked and the open plan ground floor with beams plus the bedroom layout on the first floor was excellent. Sitting in front of the log burning stove in the evening was so lovely for all of us. The barn and garden was also very secure for the dogs. We will definitely be returning in the future!

    Reviewed by GeoffMar 2018

  • "Just womderful"

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2017

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Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be made into a twin) with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king size double with en suite shower, basin and toilet, 1 x twin, 1 x triple
  • Galleried landing TV area with with 2 single bed Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan kitchen, living and dining area with TV and wood burning stove
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private lawned garden with furniture
  • Up to four well behaved dogs welcome charged at £30 each per stay
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile and pub 2 miles
  • Note: There is a pond on this property which is part fenced, children should be supervised
  • Note: Please note that towels are not provided at this property, so please bring your own

The property

In the historic village of Rockbourne is West Park Farm, a working beef and arable farm.

Occasionally, if you’d like to get involved, you may be able to help the owner with day to day farm tasks, and you are welcome to explore the pretty bluebell wood.

Also onsite, you'll find a large pond, and a hard tennis court, which you are welcome to use (but please bring your own racquets).

Breaches Barn is full of character, retaining many original features, high raftered ceilings, exposed brickwork and oak timbers, and with its huge central living space is great for family and friends wanting to get and be together.

The comfortable and spacious living room has a wood burner, and deep comfy sofas, one of which can be converted into a double bed.

The open plan kitchen/dining area is large enough for the whole family to eat and be together.

Patio doors lead to your own private, enclosed garden looking over open countryside.

There is a newly built extension on the ground-floor of the property, offering a choice of two bedrooms, a king-size double and a super-king-size with zip/link feature that can be made into a twin on request, each with their own en-suite shower rooms, along with outdoor access to this part of the barn with a ramp that leads to a large decking area and is suitable for wheelchairs.

Upstairs, the original hay chutes have been retained, (though are now safely sealed off), and the area converted into a galleried sitting area with TV, and twin stacker beds.

Also upstairs, three bright sunny bedrooms in the eaves; a double, a twin and family room with three single beds.

Breaches Barn is ideally placed for exploring the New Forest, the cathedral city of Salisbury , and the sandy beaches of Bournemouth and Christchurch.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location

ROCKBOURNE

Fordingbridge 4 miles; Salisbury 10 miles

Rockbourne is a pretty, historic village with a pub, and 12th century Church. Home to thatched cottages next to a willow-bordered stream on the edge of the New Forest, Rockbourne is packed full of history with Neolithic and Bronze Age barrows, Iron Age fort and impressive Roman villa (visitable, museum).

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas