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Breaches Barn

(Ref. 965776)

Rockbourne near Fordingbridge, Hampshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 13 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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67 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property and location."

    We were 10 adults, 3 dogs, and a baby. All the things you could want for a large group - Open plan kitchen-dining-living room with heaps of comfy seating to all relax in one space with a lovely enclosed garden - it was raining on us so we made more use of the log burner! But very handy to throw the dogs outside when they wanted to play. Also well placed for lots of walks in the local area with some gentle strolls directly out of the front door across the private land the property sits on.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Feb 2024

  • "A beautiful conversion stacked full of charm."

    Got a lot of family then this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jan 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay in this well equipped,spacious barn in a beautifully peaceful setting."

    Perfect for a family get-away. Can't fault it.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect for us… great place and thank you for starting the fire for our arrival!"

    The only challenge we had were following the instructions at night time once we were on the farm itself! Maybe clearer or lit signage might help but otherwise we were super happy with your barn. Very spacious and with all the facilities we needed. My Mum had a lovely 80th birthday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Nov 2023

  • "Wonderful house for a family group (we were 13 in all) which was well equipped for everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Cottage was great for our big group. We had a wheelchair user in our party so the ramp access was perfect although we hadn’t realized there were then steps from that part of the house to the main areas and this would be worth highlighting. It’s very unusual for such a place not to provide towels. Toilet roll supply was completely inadequate too even though we were only there 2 nights, so we had to immediately shop for more. Same with dishwasher tabs. Could do with more cleaning cloths too. Small things like this actually make a big difference! But we had a great stay - thank you.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Jul 2023

  • "Our stay was lovely."

    We hired Breaches Barn for a family birthday and it easily accommodated three generations of our extended family. The extension in particular was lovely, a real up market feel and contrast to the beamed barn (which was also lovely). The facilities easily accommodated a large number of people (plenty of crockery etc), cleaning products/tea towels/dishwasher/washing machine all perfectly functional. There is good dog walking around the farm with access to some pretty woods. I think one of the best things was that the Barn is on a farm; there were cows and sheep in the next field when we stayed; they seemed very used to people and wandered over when we came out of the Barn. The Barn feels peaceful and a bit isolated while having easy access to local villages (and great pubs), Fordingbridge and the New Forest. All in all we had a perfect weeks' break.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2023

  • "A wonderful holiday cottage, with great accomodation for us all and a wonderful living space."

    A really peaceful location with great views. The kitchen was well equipped. The bedrooms were lovely and very spacious, but. Rather light...and the upstairs bedrooms were quite warm on sunny days. However it would have been great if there had been some free cupboard space for groceries. The bedrooms were lovely, but the main downside was how hot the upstairs bedrooms became and how light the bedrooms were. Potentially some thicker wider curtains and provision of fans would be great additions. Also we experienced some difficulty with the hotwater in part of the house, and lack of clarity over instructions for hot water. However it is a wonderful holiday home. Thank you. I happy for the first part to be published up to the break

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jun 2023

  • "The barn is well equipped, tranquil, remote and the bluebell woods are lovely and the owner explained how to get to them."

    I did have a mixture of emails from Sykes Cottage that said towels and linen were included and then that they weren't included so I called the owner and she confirmed that towels were not included but bath mats were included - this did make me laugh as I don't think I have ever had to take bath mats to a cottage stay?! T Towels and linen were included too. If you are concerned with security I would advise you to check first that the warped back door has been replaced. Firstly, I understand that there is an energy/food crisis. We paid £1193 which £1126 was the cost of the rental which was for a 3 night stay. When we stayed at a converted barn back in 2021 (via Sykes Cottages) when we arrived there was a bottle of prosecco in an ice bucket and a welcome note, along with 6 fresh farm eggs (as they had chickens just as Breaches Barn did too), a freshly baked loaf and cooked brownies & we still tell everyone about this! This welcome was such a joyful one and really appreciated by us all! When we arrived at Breaches Barn there was nothing. We had to take our own towels. I understand they are running a business and we would have used electric/gas whilst we were there (we were out every day and out on Saturday evening to see a show in Southampton) and linen would have to washed after we left but a 'welcome 6 fresh farm eggs/note' would have been a nice gesture out of their £1126 earnings. The dishwasher has an intermittent problem. We saw the owner about this on Saturday morning. The owner did explain he knew nothing about dishwashers and kindly sent his son over to look at the dishwasher but by this time we had googled the make/model and it advised to run the cold water tap for 20 seconds in the kitchen sink once the dishwasher had been put on and the first time we did this it worked - happy days! However on the Sunday evening we had to mess around doing this for around an hour before we could get it to work. So the dishwasher needs to be looked at. My main gripe was the security of the property. We are 3 mature women who were having a break from our busy lives. Yes we all live in towns and we are aware that country folk have different ideas about locking up their properties. But this barn is a let property that has to be insured. The door from the lounge area that leads out to the rear garden/patio area has no lock and key slot and it had a bolt at the base of the door that was broken and the door has warped. We saw the owner about the back door at the same time we told him about the dishwasher. He explained that he never locks his own house and knows about the back door. He has paid a carpenter to get the wood back in January to make a new door but this still hasn't been done. One of my friends has an anxiety problem about being burgled. So she slept upstairs. We had to barricade the back door with furniture and also upstairs where she was sleeping each evening to reassure her that we were safe but her reply was 'things do happen in the countryside with intruders/burglary'. So my friend had 3 bad nights sleep. I think the advertising of the property should advise there is no lock on the back door as we would NOT have booked this cottage if we had known due to our friends issue. I did wonder that if the property had been burgled in the time when we were out that how our valuables would have been covered by the insurance? Basically the door needs to be replaced and secured. One of my friends said that if the back door was replaced and secured they would in the future rebook this property.

    we are sorry for your concerns The door has now been replaced after a very long wait for the carpenter to make it. The dishwasher has been looked at and no problem was found so it is a mystery! Please come and stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine3.1May 2023

  • "A wonderful property."

    Spacious, bright, warm, well equipped.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fabulous time, all 13 of us."

    We are so glad that you had a wonderful time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful weekend in this beautiful barn."

    Lots of space even with 4 dogs!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2023

  • "We were very impressed with the cleanliness/ tidiness of the property, a great layout (like a viking lodge!"

    ) and loads of room for everyone. Warmed up quickly and the log fire was welcome - got one at home but not that big! Really comfy bed, too - dare I say better than home…

    Reviewed by Euan5.0Apr 2023

  • "We all had a wonderful stay."

    All our needs were catered for. Beautiful location. Kids loved the freedom and being able to visit the animals. Would loved to stay again

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful place for an extended family get together."

    So homely comfortable spacious and clean . Great communal space and loads of room in general - so easy to be together but also have space . Lovely outside space and beautiful surroundings and views. Didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Feb 2023

  • "The owners were lovely and very friendly."

    We saw them most days and they provided a lovely atmosphere for our holiday with lots of information about the farm and surrounding area. On our last day we had car issues and they could not have been more accommodating and helpful. The Barn is in a lovely setting and very comfortable for a family gathering which was our main reason for selecting this property. We would highly recommend a stay here to relax.

    Reviewed by Rod4.4Jan 2023

  • "A wonderful place to make wonderful memories."

    Friendly and enthusiastic from the start. Everything we could need and more was at your fingertips. Would highly recommend to everyone.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful stay."

    It was the coldest weekend so far this year but we were very comfortable with a plentiful supple of logs for the woodburner. Thank you

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Perfect place to stay for a group of friends getting together."

    The log burner was a lovely addition for a chilly December visit and the location worked well for visits to the New Forest. We had a minor problem with the hot water and the owners sorted it out immediately. All in all I would recommend Breaches Barn and would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Vicky4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely weekend break at Breaches Barn."

    Beautiful surroundings. The barn was clean and well kitted out for large groups of people.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Nov 2022

  • "The Barn was a fabulous holiday cottage."

    Lots of cows, sheep , and a few chickens around.Beautiful location. Near plenty of walks. Lots of beds for over 10 people. Well equipped kitchen. Blazing log fire. Open plan downstairs was the perfect layout for a big group. It was cosy but spacious all at once. Highly recommend this Barn for groups, families etc. Thank you. Had a grrat weekend.

    Reviewed by Cathie5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a great time celebrating a joint 80th birthday."

    The spaciousness of the open plan conversion was excellent for a family get together and it was a warm and cosy place. The big table was much appreciated and we really liked there being some racquets to borrow so we could make use of the tennis court. Given the mobility issues of my elderly parents we really liked the ground floor bedrooms. Some minor improvements could be made to make it even more disability friendly. The ramp at the back had a step at the bottom which was difficult for a wheel chair. Smoothing this out would be an easy improvement. Also my mother found the step from the bedrooms to the main living area very difficult which somewhere negated the ground floor benefits. A ramp of some sort would help. Similarly grab rails in the ground floor bedroom shower would be helpful for mobility impaired people. In total though Breaches Barn was great and I'd happily recommend it.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Nov 2022

  • "This was our second holiday in the Barn."

    We love the location, easy trips to New Forest walks but the temptation is just to hang out on the farm. We like the way it is laid out, open plan allows the family to be together and yet there are spaces for a quiet time or privacy. Direct access from the ground floor bedrooms to the decking is lovely on a morning, saves the early dog walker waking the late risers. The area outside is lovely, we could lunch outside with only the neighbouring sheep and horses for company. The younger folk in the family enjoyed the tennis court and Fordingbridge is an easy distance away. The friendly owners are on hand if you need help or advice.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Oct 2022

  • "Fabulous place to stay, highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2022

  • "The best ever for our yearly trip to the UK."

    The BARN is perfect!

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Sep 2022

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

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Jun 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 Janet5.0May 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 Cynthia5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic place."

    Loads of memories made with our family

    Reviewed by Gill3.8Apr 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 Michael5.0Mar 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 Scarlett5.0Mar 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 Sam3.8Feb 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 Leanne5.0Feb 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 Sue5.0Jan 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 Brigid4.7Dec 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 Cate5.0Dec 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 Kate5.0Dec 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 Michael5.0Nov 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 Kim5.0Nov 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 Kevin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Perfect for family holiday."

    Comfortable beds. Everything we expected

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Oct 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 Stephen3.4Sep 2021

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

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Sep 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 David5.0Aug 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 Deborah4.4Aug 2021

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


    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 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 Suzanne5.0Jun 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 K5.0May 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 Simon4.7Sep 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 Susan5.0Sep 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 Hazel5.0Aug 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 John5.0Aug 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 Wendy5.0Jul 2020

  • "Only disabled excess a slope for wheelchair users"

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Dec 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 Lynn5.0Oct 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 Gillian4.1Aug 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 Tessa2.5Jul 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 Laura5.0Jul 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 Joanne5.0Jun 2019

  • "The accommodation was fantastic."

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

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Mar 2019

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

    Our 3 rd visit to the farm

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Feb 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 Paulette5.0Dec 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 Helen5.0Sep 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 Angela5.0May 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 Marion3.8Apr 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 Geoff5.0Mar 2018

  • "Just womderful"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2017

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  • 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 BBQ and furniture
  • Up to four well behaved dogs welcome charged at £60 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


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).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas