Things to do :: Larch Loft self catering holiday cottage

Cottage Summary

  • Self-contained cottage
  • Gold 4 star accommodation
  • Sleeps 2
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Quiet village location
  • Linen/towels included
  • Private courtyard garden
  • Near local pub & shop
  • Free wifi

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What a lovely, relaxing place, we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay  here, lovely accommodation, beautiful area and friendly hosts.

Barb and Steve, New Zealand



Things to do

A complete range of leisure pursuits is immediately accessible from the doorstep of Larch Loft, our luxury self catering property.

  • Good walking and cycling country; including the Wayfarers Walk, Test Way , Clarendon Way
  • Golf and horse riding, horses can be hired from Wherwell Priory stables
  • Fishing with easy access to the famous River Test chalk stream and the Rivers Anton, Dever and Itchen.
  • A wide selection of pubs and restaurants. The picturesque Mayfly is a short walk away, a truly idyllic setting right on the riverbanks. We can also suggest some other excellent pubs and restaurants just a short drive away.

Places to Visit

  • Coast – The superb south coast sandy beaches of Bournemouth can be reached in about an hour as can Portsmouth with all its maritime history.
  • New Forest – England’s latest national park, the New Forest, is an easy drive across the rolling Hampshire hills, with its beautiful villages and famous New Forest ponies. The New Forest is a fabulous area for walking or cycling.
  • Broadlands – Home of Lord Mountbatten, stands in spacious parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown. The River Test, flows for over four miles through the Estate. ‘Capability’ Brown’s dictum was that ‘Nature abhors a straight line’. His skill in applying it can be seen in the views of the River Test.
  • Beaulieu Motor Museum
  • Newbury Racecourse

A little further afield

  • Winchester (8 miles) – An unspoilt cathedral city on the edge of the South Downs, Winchester is England’s ancient capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great. Today, Winchester combines the best of city life with the freshness of the surrounding countryside. England as it ought to be. Winchester Cathedral was also used as the location for the blockbuster The Da Vinci Code.
  • Salisbury (15 miles) – Home to Britain’s finest 13th Century cathedral, which contains the world’s best preserved Magna Carta and Europe’s oldest working clock. Salisbury Cathedral, is a magnificent example of early English gothic architecture and is situated in the largest medieval close in Britain, surrounded by beautiful historic buildings and 8 acres of lawns. Salisbury is a great day out from our self catering property.
  • Stonehenge (15 miles) – An experience not to be missed is a visit to Stonehenge, an impressive prehistoric monument of unique importance and a World Heritage Site that has mystified and amazed for thousands of years. Stonehenge is just half an hour away.
  • Thruxton Race Circuit – entering a BARC race meeting? We can accommodate your car and trailer in our safe, level and off road drive way. Thruxton is a great day out and close by.
  • Larch Loft is close to Richard Adam’s Watership Down, and the South Downs, an area of outstanding natural beauty with its rolling chalk downs and deep dry valleys.
  • National Trust’s Mottisfont Abbey – Set amidst glorious countryside along the River Test, Mottisfont Abbey, a 12th-century Augustinian priory, boasts sweeping lawns, gardens & National collection of old fashioned roses.
  • Jane Austen’s house a pleasant seventeenth century house in the pretty village of Chawton, not far from Jane Austen’s birthplace of Steventon, near Alton.
  • The Watercress line – Mid-Hants Railway operates preserved heritage steam engines between the towns of Alresford and Alton, the Watercress line is a must for steam railway enthusiasts.
  • The Leckford Estate & Longstock Park Water Garden – Waitrose own farm.