The Stables at Lone Barn

Waterlooville, Hampshire
+44 (0)2392 632911

Off-cuts for the wood-burner, homemade jam and cake – Mel and Paul make sure guests want for nothing. Pretty garden too


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The moment you step through the old stable door it extends a welcoming arm and says “come on in!”. Gently tucked into the South Downs Park, these flint and brick buildings are wrapped around a courtyard: the owners in the main house and the guests in the single-storey cottage. Mel, friendly but discreet, leaves a homemade cake on arrival, and a bottle of wine to start the holiday off with a swing. All is immaculate and there’s masses of charm, from the long, light living room with Provencal colours to the fabulous kitchen hand-crafted by Paul. Space to stretch too, in an acre of gardens you are positively encouraged to use. Kick a ball around the lawns, try your hand at tennis or skittles, head for the swing seat with a book. There’s a gorgeous extra bedroom with a sitting room across the yard – offering privacy for grandparents – and a B&B bedroom in the house. Jane Austen’s home is at Chawton, Portsmouth is steeped in history, and if you’re madly sporty and love to climb hills, there are biking trails at Queen Elizabeth Country Park.


  • 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
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £125
Weekly price
from £750
1 Cottage for 6
From £1255 beds3 bedrooms


I stayed with my teenage daughter and my best friend in the main house, B&B in the Ramble and Tandem rooms. Our delightful hostess, Mel, greeted us with tea (or G&T plus nibbles if one's in the mood!) with home baked goodies. Rooms are a treat, gorgeous linens, fresh flowers, all with such creative flair. Breakfast is divine with fresh fruits, home-baking, fruit shots etc - full english is available too upon request. Plus recommendations for dining etc made our short break very special indeed.

Sue, Enfield

The warmest of welcomes for our stay from Mel and Paul. A delight to visit, beautiful accommodation and every last detail thought of, we felt very welcome and well cared for.Tea and homemade cake on arrival, beautiful breakfasts and advice on the local area . We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return! Most highly recommended. Many thanks to you both.

Sally, Skegness

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Mel & Paul Flint

  • Wander up to Broadhalfpenny down to watch the cricket as the sun goes down sipping some of the local ales from the famous Bat and Ball pub where notoriously Cricket began.
  • For a special weekend, pop along to The Hambledon Vineyard, to sample some of their divine bubbles.
  • Get active in the Queen Elizabeth Country park, with endless Mountain Bike trails, footpaths and bridleways to get lost in. New for 2018 an assault course!
  • If you are a literary fan, then Jane Austens House in Chawton and haunts in Winchester, Gilbert Whites house in Selborne, make for a great adventure out for the day.
  • Portsmouth Dockyard has numerous amounts to see and do for both adults and children, and you can readmit on your ticket for up to a year, so you can always make a second trip down to Stables at The Lone Barn.
  • The Isle of Wight makes an exciting day trip across the Solent to see Osborne House, Carisbrook Castle and many other famous sites.