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Little Fromans

(Ref. 993760)

King's Somborne, Hampshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is well equipped, homely and spotless."

    It is in a lovely village in a very beautiful part of Hampshire. The welcome wine and chocolates were much appreciated and our dog enjoyed the secure rear garden. My only “negative” would be the use of white blinds throughout - I’m sure these are very practical but (for me) I need to have a darker room, especially in summer months. This would not prevent me from re-booking as I would take an eye mask but I do like to be able to use darker curtains/blinds to stop the sun from heating up a room and from waking me up in the early hours on holiday.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2023

  • "This cottage is the best we have ever stayed in, and we’ve holidayed in quite a few!"

    The owners have thought of everything. This is your typical chocolate box ‘Escape to the country’ cottage. I think the fact my mum wants to live here says it all.

    Reviewed by Shell5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous holiday cottage."

    Could not have asked for more. Perfect get away for 3 generations of family. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had all the comforts of home, with the best equipped kitchen we've ever seen in a holiday cottage. The views from the kitchen and top of garden were lovely. I had my morning brew on the bench at the top of the garden each morning, before anyone else was awake and it was glorious and so quiet. The village is exactly how you imagine a picturesque English village and everyone was so welcoming (not going to lie, I want to live there!). The fact that the corner shop and fantastic pub were just a few minutes walk away, made it even more enjoyable. 7 of us had our evening meals around the spacious dining table and had great fun playing the board games provided (articulate had us in tears from laughing). The dogs also had a fantastic stay. They enjoyed the large, secure garden and beautiful walks around the village, and running in the fields behind the church. Highly recommended cottage, which will be raving about for a long time.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2023

  • "Another lovely relaxing few weeks at Little Fromans."

    As usual a wonderful break, everything we needed was there. The house is amazing and the garden is completely enclosed for my 2 dogs who loved it. Would highly recommend this lovely house in a beautiful village

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at Little Fromans."

    A lovely spot with beautiful views and everything that was needed for a family break. The house was well equipped, clean and comfortable with plenty of space for 6 adults and a dog. The welcome pack was a thoughtful touch and unexpected, and we made use of the information pack to help plan our trips out. We would highly recommend a stay at Little Fromans.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0May 2023

  • "Another lovely 2 weeks at Little Fromans, it really is a wonderful place, The house is amazing, has everything you could need, clean and beautifully decorated, feels like home."

    The garden is secure, my 2 dogs loved it and had plenty of room to run around chasing each other. It is lovely to sit outside, peaceful with lovely views. We had an amazing time, Lynne and Will are so helpful, sending us lovely walks to take our dogs on and a lovely beach for them too! We are looking forward to returning in June for an another two weeks. I would highly recommend Little Fromans to anyone.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great stay."

    The house was very clean and comfortable especially the beds. It was very safe for the dogs who throughly enjoyed the local walks. It was so central for places to visit. We definitely intend to stay again. Lastly thank you for the welcome gifts and the feeling if we needed to ask any questions we had all the contact details we needed. All the other positive feedback was absolutely true.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely property."

    Very clean and well appointed. Great location in the village with the pub just 5 minutes away. The house was perfect for our break. Lovely big secure garden for the dogs and plenty of parking space. Lovely welcome treats from the owners along with tea and coffee, much appreciated after a long trip. The owner contacted via email and text to ensure all was OK or if we needed anything which was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2022

  • "Another great week at Little Fromans, everything you could need is there."

    Lovely house and enclosed garden for our dog to enjoy. Absolutely loved it. Definitely will be going again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2022

  • "Outstanding property."

    Very communicative owners.

    Thank you! Really pleased you enjoyed the cottage so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "This really is the most idyllic home for a lovely break in the countryside."

    The location is great, the location pubs were wry accommodating. The house was extremely clean, very spacious & the garden was perfect for our 3 children & 2 puppies with stunning views. The communication from the owner was great & they had very thoughtful touches too. Will be booking a visit again next year!

    Thank you for your feedback - really great that you had such a good time with all the family ... and dogs!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was a lovely, comfortable home, suitable for adults, children and dogs."

    We had a lovely week, walking, visiting local places of interesting, going to the excellent local pub, or just relaxing in the house and garden. The children loved the local playground too.

    Many thanks for your feedback. So pleased you enjoyed the house and the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Aug 2022

  • "Everything about Little Fromans was lovely."

    Well equipped, comfortable with a large fenced in garden for the dogs to run around in, and to have a lovely family reunion. Lynne couldn’t have been more helpful when it was discovered the garden parasol pole had gone missing and ordered a replacement straight away! Village very friendly and house ideally placed for visiting lots of nearby attractions and cities. Enjoyable staycation !

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback! So pleased that you enjoyed your time at Little Fromans. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "We stayed for three weeks and have nothing but great things to say."

    Lynne and Will (the hosts) and Shelagh (the house manager) were absolutely fabulous. They were responsive and helpful when we had questions and truly went above and beyond on a number of occasions (including when our cat went missing). The house is very comfortable and is extremely well equipped. A cleaning team changed over sheets and towels once a week and helped keep the property in tip top condition. The back garden is enclosed and great for dogs but smaller pets may escape through the fencing (our cat did!). This is the 10th property we have stayed during our six month tour of the UK and rates as one of the best kept with the most helpful and genuine hosts we have had the pleasure to stay in. We were sad to leave. Highly recommend. Little Fromans is near the centre of the village, a few minutes walk from the Crown Inn (nice atmosphere, decent pub grub) and the last remaining village shop which doubles up as Post Office, off licence and dry cleaner. Kings Somborne is a super base for Hampshire generally including Winchester (15 mins drive) and Stockbridge (10 mins - which has a great array of independent shops including a greengrocer, deli, and butchers). Also easily accessible with a car are Southampton, Salisbury and Highclere amongst other places.

    What an amazing review - thank you both very much! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Little Fromans especially when you have so much to compare it to on your big road trip! It was great to have you all! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really enjoyable stay house has all comforts appreciated baby gate on stairs."

    Great to have lovely enclosed garden at back for the dog. Thanks for lovely welcome gifts very generous. Would love to stay again as close to friends living in area

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely house and garden, in such a peaceful setting surrounded by beautiful scenery."

    We enjoyed nice walks straight from the door, the dog friendly village pub serving lovely food, being one! Great location for visiting all places of interest, coastal or countryside. We wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend Little Fromans, as we had a super week.

    Many thanks for your great review. So very pleased you enjoyed your holiday - and the dogs!!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "Very pleased with everything, beautiful home from home."

    And so central to everything we wanted to visit.

    Thank you so much - great that you were happy with the house and the location suited you. Really happy that you enjoyed your week! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2022

  • "Return trip to Little Fromans, brilliant week, so relaxing, lovely and peaceful."

    It has everything you need and Lynne is so very thoughtful, ensuring we had all we needed.

    Thank you so much for your great feedback! Really happy that you had another enjoyable week at Little Fromans - it’s lovely for us to hear. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely time, the house is amazing, we will definitely be going again."

    Thank you to Lynne for providing loads of information about walks etc

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2021

  • "We were very pleased with our last minute choice."

    I deal for our "tribal gathering" of family members who all coincidently lived 2 hours from our stay.

    Reviewed by Rob4.4Oct 2021

  • "Return visit to this lovely property and area."

    Many extra touches, beautiful setting.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely time in a great house."

    The welcome pack was very generous and we greatly appreciated it. Lynne and Sheila were friendly and helpful and the area was great for dogs and Pubs.

    Reviewed by Lois4.7Aug 2021

  • "Very good attention by the owner one of the best holiday cottage we have had."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time celebrating my husbands 60th birthday."

    The house is very spacious and well equipped, the kitchen had everything we needed, with plenty of crockery and utensils - the owners are clearly very thoughtful and considerate, and provided many extras that we would never have expected. There was plenty of room to accommodate our party of 6 adults, and 1 dog. All of the beds are a good size, and very comfortable. The garden is perfect for entertaining, we invited some family over on the Sunday - the children and dogs had a whale of a time, running around, and playing games. The house is in a beautiful setting, and the quaint little village is just a short walk away, where there is a lovely dog friendly pub, The Crown Inn, we enjoyed a very good meal there. A great location for many, beautiful country walks, we also spent a day in the city of Winchester, where we enjoyed it's amazing architecture, and history. We also visited a few of it's quirky pubs and bars - well worth the experience!

    Reviewed by Keri5.0Jul 2021

  • "Spacious, clean, comfortable house in a really lovely setting."

    Everything we needed was provided and many thoughtful extras Bedrooms good size and beds comfortable. Very quiet. Set on hill above pretty village with dog friendly pub and two shops. Lovely walks from the doorstep including down to the Test Valley and some through cornfields bordered with wildflowers. Delighted to see little deer in wild area at the side.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2021

  • "The property was perfect."

    Every effort made to make the stay really enjoyable. There is a lovely dog-friendly pub within easy walking distance, a village shop and pleasant walks.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jun 2021

  • "It was all excellent and the owners came immediately to fix a minor fault."

    The only comment we would make is that the lighting in the sitting room was not sufficient for sewing or reading, and the bedside light in the downstairs bedroom was not sufficient for reading. We chose Little Fromans to be conveniently placed for the long-distance footpath between Salisbury and Winchester, The Clarendon Way, which we walked over four days as a sponsored walk to raise money for two local (to us) Shropshire charities. We were fortunate to have good weather and the whole week was a big success. It is a most lovely part of the country and well worth exploring. The house owners kindly took a great interest in what we were doing.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2020

  • "Little Fromans is very peaceful with fields on two sides and no passing traffic."

    There is a Pub, shop and dog walks all close by. The owner is close by and very helpful. Great Trout fishing can be booked in advance from

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2020

  • "We have just returned from a very lovely stay."

    The house was immaculate. The owner was so friendly and really went above and beyond to ensure our stay was perfect right from the very start. The house was big enough for 2 families with two en--suite bathrooms, an added bonus! The house was equipped with everything! A really enjoyable few days away in a tranquil setting surrounded by nature walks.

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely property in an excellent location."

    The local pub serves excellent food and everyone was really friendly

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2020

  • "Little Fromans is a lovely and comfortable house, with all the amenities, in a beautiful location!"

    Reviewed by Briana5.0Jul 2020

  • "This was a truly exceptional home and the owners were extremely helpful."

    All four bedrooms are large, especially the master one with its walk through dressing room en-route to the shower/toilet. It comfortably sleeps nine and was perfect for us, three couples and two children. It is extremely well equipped with everything you need and a parking area which easily takes four cars. Great family dining room with a table easily seating 8, even 10! The location is wonderful, great views over a lovely village of thatched cottages with a very nice pub just five minutes down the hill. It's a short drive (15 minutes) to the picturesque towns of Stockbridge and Romsey. A very large Tesco is 25 minutes away on the outskirts of Winchester and a Waitrose can be found in Romsey. We simply loved the place!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2019

  • "Good location with village pub, shop and park close by."

    Wonderful views from the kitchen window! Accommodation great, lots of room for all the family, tastefully decorated. Many attractions within a short drive including New Forest, Winchester, Beaulieu, Mottisfont, Paultons Park etc.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had an amazing time celebrating a special birthday with the family."

    The cottage and surrounding area was beautiful. The cottage was one of the best holiday lets I have stayed in. The high standard of this cottage will ensure I book to stay here with our family again. The garden was completely secure which was great for our Westie, with stunning views of the countryside. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our cottage so much and absolutely delighted that you wish to return. We are especially pleased that your Westie enjoyed it ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2019

  • "We expected a microwave even though not listed."

    Also more than one key would be useful for 8 people. There were lots of cobwebs and we didn’t feel the house had been cleaned fully. There were beans still in the dishwasher. A good location with plenty of parking. Comfy beds and plenty of toilets. A nice garden. Good WiFi.

    As we have recently started our holiday let business, we would like to thank you for your valuable feedback. Your suggestions concerning a microwave and a spare key are appreciated and are now provided. We are obviously concerned that you found the cottage had not been cleaned properly. We have therefore taken steps to ensure that everything is cleaned to a high standard and double-checked. We are very happy that overall, in spite of these issues, you enjoyed the cottage and the location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith4.1May 2019

  • "We loved every moment of our time at Little Fromans!"

    The cottage was perfect - welcoming, comfortable, spacious and spotlessly clean - and we all instantly relaxed there! The cottage has everything you could possibly need and feels like a home from home. The garden was wonderful and we would have spent all our time out there (including eating at the large outdoor table) had the weather been a bit better! The location is fantastic - peaceful and rural but just a couple of minutes walk away from a lovely pub! And we took full advantage of all the useful information in the cottage to help us - the selection of local walks was a lovely touch! Thank you so much. We will definitely be back and we will recommend Little Fromans to all our friends and family!

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this lovely feedback after your stay at our cottage. We are absolutely delighted that you so enjoyed being there and found it such a great place to spend your holidays. We are thrilled you would like to return. Many thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 super king-size with en-suite shower room 1 x king-size, 1x twin bed, 1 x ground floor king-size with en-suite shower room, Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating, Oven, hob, fridge, freezer, coffee maker, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV with Freeview
  • Wi-fi
  • bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk

The property

Kings Somborne, with it’s charming thatched roof cottages and flint stone houses nestled in a valley of classic Hampshire rolling hills, is a prime location to experience your holiday in a very relaxing, typically English rural setting.

Located only 8 miles from the beautiful historic city of Winchester, 25 miles from coastal beaches and within an hour’s train ride of London, Kings Somborne offers the opportunity to enjoy a huge variety of activities or simply chilling out in the peaceful countryside.

Little Fromans, a red-brick cottage with flint garden walls is positioned down a quiet cul-de-sac, with no passing traffic.

Next to a handful of cottages it overlooks the village at the front and is surrounded by green fields at the rear.

A terrace to the front, side and rear of the property allows you to enjoy these views as you dine outdoors, Bring your family and friends along to share a much-needed rest, with plenty to see and do in the local area.

The fresh, welcoming feeling of the sitting-room will help you relax on the L-shape sofa or you can put your feet up on the two-seater settee in a snug corner of the room.

Neutral colour schemes and lighting combine to create a quiet, peaceful ambience.

On a cold winter's evening enjoy a read of your favourite book, or tune in to the TV after a long day of exploring.

The kitchen is fully fitted, with modern units, lovely views over the village and is connected by an archway to the dining room, with a table set for eight.

The ground floor double bedroom boasts an en-suite shower room and French double doors leading out onto the terrace on the west side of the house – perfect for watching the sunset.

Upstairs there is a very large double room with a super-king size bed, and newly fitted en-suite.

There is another two double bedrooms upstairs – with a king-size bed and one twin.

The family bathroom with bath and separate shower is also located upstairs, thus providing each bedroom with their own private facilities.

With the beautiful cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury close by and the ancient sites of Stonehenge, and Danebury easily reached, how can you miss an opportunity to stay at this wonderful property?

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Winchester 10.2 miles; Salisbury 18.6miles; Bournemouth 37.3 miles

This charming village is located in the beautiful Test Valley in Hampshire. With its close proximity to the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury and its central position for exploring the North West Downs, and the New Forest National Park, makes this village an ideal location for a relaxing Hampshire break. There are two local shops providing groceries, off-licence supplies and postal services, and the village Crown Inn serves traditional pub food. Also within walking distance are the John O’Gaunt pub at Horsebridge (1.2 miles) and The Boot pub in Houghton (2.8 miles).

Explore the beautiful North Wessex Downs, which boast excellent walking and cycling opportunities. Apart from the many public footpaths which lead from the village there is the 24 mile Clarendon Way which passes through the village to link Salisbury and Winchester.
The nearby Test Way cycle path follows a disused railway line for 10 gentle traffic-free miles, which are ideal for young cyclists. More challenging is the 14-mile Farley Mount off-road cycle trail.
Fly-fishing in the chalk streams of the renown River Test is also a possibility at Stockbridge.

Historical attractions nearby include Winchester Cathedral (10 miles), Salisbury Cathedral (22 miles), Danebury Iron Age hill fort (5 miles), Figsbury Ring (13 miles) the National Trust’s Mottisfont Abbey (5 miles). Nearby gardens include Sir Harold Hillier Gardens (5 miles), Exbury (24 miles). Romsey and.

You also have many opportunities to explore local cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops in Stockbridge (3 miles), Winchester (10 miles), Romsey (7 miles) Southampton (16 miles) and Salisbury (22 miles).

For our younger guests in the local area there is Paultons Theme Park (12 miles), Winchester Science Park (14 miles), the Hawk Conservancy (13 miles), Finkley Down Farm (12 miles), Marwell Zoo (15 miles), and the Army School of Flying (8 miles). Further afield day trips to the Calshot Activity Centre (25 miles), the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (37 miles) or the Blue Flag beaches of Bournemouth (37 miles) will keep you busy. A day-out to all the attractions of London is also possible via a one-hour train ride from Winchester into Waterloo.