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Stylish Rural Retreat in Tangley in a Quiet Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Family-friendly Andover vacation home with kitchen and patio

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Andover, ENG, United Kingdom
10,0.Exceptional.
  • A warm welcome awaits from Maggie and Rob when you stay at the Oakcroft Annexe. Country…

    Jan 15, 2022

  • Very user friendly an situated within a good size outside space

    Nov 28, 2021

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  • 6 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Bed sheets provided

What’s around

  • Hawk Conservancy Trust - 7.7 mi / 12.5 km
  • North Wessex Downs - 9.7 mi / 15.5 km
  • Highclere Castle - 14.3 mi / 23 km
  • Bombay Sapphire Distillery - 14.5 mi / 23.3 km
  • Newbury Racecourse - 18.5 mi / 29.8 km
  • Stonehenge - 21.1 mi / 33.9 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

2 Twin Beds and 1 Queen Bed

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About this home

Delightful, stylish holiday accommodation in a peaceful location of outstanding natural beauty, near the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. One master bedroom sleeps 2 (4 possible) with ensuite bathroom with shower and bath, with two additional pull-out beds downstairs if required to accommodate a maximum of 6 people. Downstairs an open plan lounge and kitchen-diner. The property is in the grounds of our family home with its own private outdoor seating area, a lounge terrace with hammocks, BBQ, and access to the spacious garden with swings and a trampoline. The property is within walking distance of an excellent local pub serving good food, with additional great food pubs a 5 or 10 minute drive away. Stunning walks on the doorstep with an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways, ideal for walkers and birdwatchers. Superb bluebell woods within walking distance from the house. Excellent mountain biking opportunities, with easy access to off-road trails. For good road biking, National Cycle route 24 runs from Andover to Romsey along the Test Way, Route 246 and 4 from Andover to Newbury along beautiful Hampshire and Berkshire country lanes. A short drive to some outstanding local chalk-stream fly fishing. Free flood-lit tennis court 2 minutes drive. A 20 minute drive to the World Heritage site of Stonehenge, and also Avebury and Danebury Ring, and a 30 minute drive to the cathedral towns of Winchester and Salisbury. The market towns of Andover and Newbury are a 7 and 20 minute driver, respectively. The village of Highclere with the famous Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey fame) is a 20 minute drive from the house. Approximately 20 minute drive to the famous 'Bombay Saphire' gin distillery, with guided tours and cocktail courses available. The distillery is next door to the equally famous Watership Down pub (setting for the Watership Down book), a beautiful location for a delicious meal, and also walking distance to 'Hardy's' plants, with horticultural courses available on propagation, and rare plants for your garden. Local farm shops within 10 minutes drive, selling excellent, locally sourced produce, with sausage-making courses available. Direct train line from Andover to London Waterloo (1 hour 5 minutes) with easy access to the cultural highlights of the city. Chickens, cats and a quiet, lovable golden retriever dog (Carly) also on site, and horses next door.

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Hawk Conservancy Trust - 7.7 mi / 12.5 km
  • North Wessex Downs - 9.7 mi / 15.5 km
  • Highclere Castle - 14.3 mi / 23 km
  • Bombay Sapphire Distillery - 14.5 mi / 23.3 km
  • Newbury Racecourse - 18.5 mi / 29.8 km
  • Stonehenge - 21.1 mi / 33.9 km
  • University of Winchester - 21.2 mi / 34.2 km
  • Salisbury Cathedral - 23.8 mi / 38.3 km
  • South Downs National Park - 24 mi / 38.6 km
  • Avebury Stone Circle - 24 mi / 38.7 km

Getting around

  • Southampton (SOU) - 45 min drive
  • Andover Station - 11 min drive
  • Hungerford Station - 19 min drive
  • Winchester Micheldever Station - 19 min drive
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Andover, ENG, United Kingdom

The manager

Margaret Mills and Rob Gibson

Speaks: English, French, German

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (1076 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car required
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine

Bedrooms

  • 1 bedroom
  • Bedroom - 1 queen bed and 2 twin/single beds
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower/tub combination, 1 shower, and 1 toilet
  • Half bathroom - 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Table tennis table
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Children's toys
  • Swimming nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Zoo nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Tennis courts

Outside

  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 5:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 13

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

FAQs

  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Hare and Hounds (2.7 mi), The George Inn (4.1 mi), and The Folly (4.5 mi).
  • Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching. Stylish Rural Retreat in Tangley in a Quiet Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty also has a garden.
10,0.Exceptional.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great Time in Tangley

    We have just spent 2 months in this wonderful holiday home whilst we house hunt having just moved back to the UK. Maggie and Rob were amazing hosts - so friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We had everything we needed to make it a really comfortable and well equipped home from home. We loved meeting and playing with the 2 dogs - Carly and Winnie who made us very welcome too, and, occasionally saw one or two of the family's cats. Fresh eggs whenever we wanted as well..what more could one ask for. There are several local pubs in the area - including one at the bottom of the road serving Thai food. There are local shops a few minutes drive as well as more major shops and supermarkets at nearby Andover. Lots of quiet footpaths abound in this quiet area of Hampshire. We can highly recommend this holiday home.

    Fiona M., 59 night trip, Aug 31, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great family break!

    This was a great property for a family break. The kids loved the garden and played outside everyday, making the most of the trampoline, swings, badminton and table tennis. Rob and Maggie were wonderful hosts, even putting our shopping away for us when we were delayed getting to the property! They were very welcoming and couldn’t have been more helpful, it was a pleasure to meet them. This was a great base for days out with Stonehenge, Salisbury, The Hawk conservancy and some nice local parks all within 30 mins drive. We hope to return at some point! The kids are especially looking forward to seeing the dogs again!

    Paul R., 7 night trip, Aug 24, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great stay and wonderful hosts

    A beautiful venue and absolutely perfect for family. Rob and Maggie were very accommodating and our kids loved helping out with chickens and eating their fruit on their grounds as well as being greeted by their two friendly dogs! Good location for sightseeing and walks as well as good restaurants nearby. Would highly recommend.

    Jason P., 7 night trip, Aug 14, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Fantastic break in a quiet location, relaxing but plenty to do.

    An amazing break away, the hosts Maggie and Rob were great and made us feel so welcome. The kids loved the outdoor area, trampoline, swings, rope swing, badminton and table tennis. The family dogs were really friendly and played with the kids too. Chickens and fresh eggs everyday- what more could you ask for. The annex had a large range of board games and films for us to enjoy. We enjoyed the area, walks in the woods and bike rides. Highly recommend this property and we hope to go back again.

    Joanne B., 7 night trip, Jul 23, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    A cottage brimming with character

    Maggie and Rob are such welcoming and friendly hosts and nothing seems to be too much trouble for them. The cottage is in the grounds of their large home and is a very decent size. The furniture, including the beds, is comfortable and the kitchen has many pots and pans and everything required to cook all your meals there if you didn't want to eat out. On the subject of eating out, the Fox Inn is within easy walking distance and produces some very nice Thai food; much of the menu can be made gluten free which is great for me as I'm coeliac. We ate there 3 times in a week! Maggie and Rob have 2 friendly dogs, 5 cats and about 20 chickens which provide deliciously fresh eggs every day that are given freely to the guests - they even gave us some eggs on our last day to take home with us. Overall a lovely, cosy property that is perfect for a relaxing break, managed by charming, friendly hosts.

    Brian B., 7 night trip, Jun 12, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Glorious, Peaceful Escape

    We will never forget and will always remember our time at Oakcroft for a special staycation. It was only enhanced by our wonderful hosts, Rob & Maggie and their graciousness kindness and thoughtfulness. Oakcroft and the Annexe in all its splendor is truely unique, filled with nature, tranquility and peacefulness including the hours spent on the most beautiful walks in the countryside of Hampshire (with lovely country pubs often included).. It will remain imprinted on our minds and in our hearts and souls. We feel rejuvenated, rested, restored and ever so grateful to have spent time in your exceptional part of the world. P.S. A special shout out to the hens for the gorgeous fresh eggs, and the lovely and playful goldens, Carly and Winnie. P.P.S..And also for the fresh crisp linens, well equiped kitchen, lovely garden with hammock and laying on the table tennis!

    Diane V., 30 night trip, Apr 16, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Lovely stay in Tangley

    We really loved our stay in Tangley. Maggie and Rob were the most accommodating, flexible and understanding hosts. The Annexe is clean, welcoming and well equipped. We were able to cook a full Christmas dinner whilst there - the kitchen has everything you 'd ever need. We had a lovely time, full of long walks, peaceful reading and relaxing. It was also lovely to have a chat with the hosts here and there and play with their gorgeous dogs. We feel that we need to return soon!

    Kinga Z., 10 night trip, Dec 23, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Quality Getaway

    Maggie and Rob were really friendly and only too happy to help us get the most from our break. They had left some beautiful flowers, a bottle of wine and some eggs from their chickens as a welcome. The property is comfy, cosy and very clean with quality bedding, fixtures and fittings. Getting a phone signal was a bit tricky but it fitted in with the getaway from it all feeling of the area. We had a really lovely week, many thanks. to Maggie and Rob. S & C Devon

    colette e., 7 night trip, Oct 10, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    A little bit of paradise!

    From the word go Maggie & Rob couldn't have been more helpful both leading up to our stay and whilst we were there. They are truly the perfect hosts, always on hand if needed but also very much respectful of one's privacy. We had a wonderful welcome and we couldn't have been more pleased when we saw the light & airy, spotlessly clean, stylish annexe that was to be our "home away from home" for the next week. It is set in the most luscious garden with trees, bushes, shrubs and a magnificent lawn.  And I would not like to forget the wonderful chickens who provided us daily with scrumptious fresh eggs and Carly, the family's adorable golden retriever, a gentle soul. The area is truly beautiful and we were given excellent recommendations on where to go and spent hours exploring not only on foot but also on bicycles that were so kindly lent to us by Maggie & Rob. We lunched and dined at some great country pubs and can certainly recommend The Fox Inn, which is just around the corner, for fabulous Thai food, The Hatchet, a picturesque thatched pub, for a tasty lunch and The Old Bell & Crown, another chocolate box pub for good food and beer. Whilst we were staying at the Oakcroft Annexe my husband turned sixty and as I couldn't get the surprise birthday cake I had planned to have, Maggie saved the day and actually took time out of her busy schedule to make a mouthwatering chocolate cake with fresh strawberries & Raspberries for the occasion. I cannot thank you enough, Maggie and I really could do with that recipe! What a wonderful piece of the world this is!  It was a break to be remembered and we will return again. Thank you Maggie & Rob for sharing your private paradise with us! 

    Clare H., 7 night trip, Sep 27, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Authentic experience, outstanding hosts

    The perfect getaway in the English countryside. Exactly as advertised, with both two and four-legged hosts that exceeded all expectations! Would recommend as a place for either pure rest and relaxation, or a 'home-base' to see other sights in the area by car or bicycle, or a bit of both. On behalf of my partner and I, we really, really enjoyed our stay. We may even be back!

    Dylan B., 14 night trip, Sep 11, 2020

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