Church Lane Barns

Botley, Hampshire
+44 (0)7549 411735
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Unwind in elegant interiors and set out on long walks in beautiful countryside; Chichester and Winchester are near


4 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 7

Children welcome

The Experience

A cleverly designed conversion of two listed barns by friendly owners Fiona and Peter – they live on one side (but you have lots of privacy) and leave you a welcome hamper of local bread, cake, juices, jams and Nespresso capsules.

It’s a wonderful space for gatherings with elegant bedrooms and modern bathrooms; prepare dinner on the range cooker, keep toes toasty around the wood-burner and with underfloor heating, stay in for a movie night (there’s a big TV with everything you’ll need).

Outside you’ll find a garden with barbecue (sizzle sausages from one of two excellent farm shops nearby) and an undercover area with sofas for al fresco drinks surrounded by a lovely weeping willow and a pond full of wildlife – you’ll only hear owls and maybe the odd tractor. You can walk to the Jolly Sailor pub over fields in just over an hour.

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We think you'll love

  • Eating outside on balmy days in the beautiful garden
  • The peace and serenity close to towns and cities
  • The glorious hiking in the South Downs National Park
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You should know

  • No dogs
  • No children under 6, and there's a large pond in the garden, so little ones should be watched


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £115
Weekly price
from £805
Damage deposit
Reduced rates for smaller groups.
1 Barn for 7
From £1154 beds4 bedrooms


What a convivial, happy place for a intergenerational family gathering, the centrepiece of which was an 80th birthday - cake cutting in the sitooterie, rounders for the kids on the lawn and plenty of parking for guests. Perfect. Practical and stylish, the interiors are crafted with care and precision and the gardens are glorious. Would recommend highly.

Shayna, London

Without doubt the most beautiful, well appointed and comfortable accommodation we have ever had the pleasure of staying in. The surrounding gardens are idyllic - many happy hours were spent under the oak framed seating area with tea and cake (kindly provided by the owners) watching the moor hens racing around the pond. Every single element of this self catering experience was curated to the highest standard - it goes without saying that we did not want to leave!

Susan, Bradford

My friend and I stayed at the barns in June and I cannot recommend them highly enough. The accommodation is stylish, high quality and immaculate. The garden, pond and “sitooterie” where we spent hours sitting out watching the wildlife arriving at the water are charming. A n extremely generous hamper of groceries was very welcome and anything else we needed was easily accessible in the village 15 minutes walk away. Fabulous. Thank you.

Deborah, London

We loved our stay at Church lane barns - a beautiful location, so peaceful and comfortable and ideal for local walks, cycle rides and many choices for pubs, villages etc. A great deal of thought and care has been put into the barn and we were made to feel very welcome. The owners even helped out when we needed a bicycle pump for our daughters bike! A very relaxing stay and we hope one day to be back!!

James, London

Although we were not blessed with good weather- far from it !- but returning to Church Lane Barn was something to really look forward to after a day in the rain ! The design is very attractive , using curved walls leading from the ground floor bedrooms to the seating and lounging areas, the logburner is easy to operate and very effective and there are quality fittings everywhere, including the bathrooms and the spacious kitchen. The outlook over the garden, with its seating areas and pond is very attractive.

Philip, Bromley

This barn conversion is beautiful and we had a very comfortable stay. We enjoyed the space and really appreciated the lovely furnishings and decor around the house. Great location too.

Nick, Bristol

Visited in October- family get together. Fantastic accommodation of high standard - lovely location - really peaceful Wonderful welcome basket too!

Lynn, Bristol

We had a lovely week at Church Lane Barns, which is a great place to relax and recharge. The barn conversion has been beautifully done to create a light and open living space with comfortable bedrooms and a really well-equipped kitchen. The location is wonderful - peaceful, surrounded by fields, with a pretty private garden, complete with small pond and "sitoutery". Due to distancing guidelines we didn't meet Peter and Fiona in person until our last day but they had gone out of their way to make us feel welcome in spite of the restrictions. All in all a fantastic break.

Nic & Gwynneth, London

Church Lane Barns is as wonderful as it looks! Peaceful, spacious, beautiful inside and out. Thank you Peter and Fiona, you have created something very special.

Sarah, Southampton

A beautiful, elegant and tranquil barn conversion in a totally rural location and yet only half an hour from the M27, or an hour and a half by train from London, this would be a perfect place for 2 or 3 couples to unwind and explore the stunning countryside and the nearby city of Winchester, the naval history of Portsmouth and Chichester (and the brilliant theatre at Chichester)

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The neighbourhood

You’re in a fairly quiet spot but there’s a farm and a few other barns close by; walk 10 minutes to Botley – a pretty village on the upper banks of the river Hamble with much history. Reach Winchester or Chichester in 40 minutes for culture, cathedrals, theatres and the sea; the South Downs National Park is close for long walks. You can take the train straight from Botley into London in less than two hours.

Local points of interest from Peter & Fiona Hudd

  • Explore neighbouring Manor Farm, walking along the banks of the River Hamble through the delightful country park to Bursledon or take the river taxi downstream as far as Hamble. Hire a paddle board in Bursledon if you want to see the river close up!
  • The beautiful Meon valley is on your doorstep with attractive villages and stunning scenery to enjoy. After a bracing walk on Old Winchester Hill, a highlight of the South Downs Way, enjoy a well earned rest at a country pub.
  • Take the scenic route to Winchester via the pretty village of Cheriton and visit the Georgian market town of Alresford with its interesting shops, cafes and pubs. A walk along the banks of the clear chalk stream River Itchen is not to be missed!
  • You are within striking distance of the historic cathedral city of Chichester with its renowned theatre and art galleries. Nearby Bosham and the Fishbourne Roman Palace are well worth a visit.
  • The beautiful gardens of West Dean, near Chichester, make for an inspirational day out. The nearby Weald and Downland Museum is a must for historic building enthusiasts. Goodwood is not far if you wish to visit the historic motor circuit or race course.
  • Unwind in our 'sitooterie' and watch the moorhen chicks on the pond or spot the heron on a fishing trip! On a clear night you may catch a glimpse of the barn owl flying low across the fields. Listen out for the little owls in the oak tree behind.


Peter & Fiona Hudd

Fiona is a conservation architect and Peter has recently left work in the City. They fell in love with the barns and spent eight years restoring them with Fiona’s plans and Peter's passion for gardening. Their vision has always been to create a welcoming and peaceful place to relax and unwind from the pressures of modern life.