The Stables at Lone Barn

Hampshire, Britain

Off-cuts for the wood-burner & homemade jam – Mel and Paul make sure guests want for nothing. This is brilliant for families


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


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

& pricing

Special offer: Book a weeks stay in 2018 before 31st January (deposit must be paid before this date) and get 5% off your stay

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 4 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 £150
Weekly price
from £750
1 Cottage for 6
From £1505 beds3 bedrooms


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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.