Master bedroom with stairs up to bathroomBedroom 2 with a small double and a single bed
Beautiful family house sleeps 9-10
10 guests
5 bedrooms
7 beds
4 baths
10 guests
5 bedrooms
7 beds
4 baths
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A lovely 16th century family house in a small quiet country village close to London and many places of interest. The house is perfect for families or a party of friends with a large open plan kitchen/family room with wonderful country views.

The space

The White House is a Grade II listed family home, with lovely period beamed rooms and a newly extended kitchen/family room with wonderful views onto the surrounding countryside. It is a great party house with good outside space, and also makes a relaxed, easy to live in family home. Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept downstairs.

GROUND FLOOR
HALL
A lovely square low beamed room with a wonderful open fireplace. A table tennis table takes up most of the room and is likely to be constantly used being in the centre of the house.

KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM
A fantastic newly converted kitchen/family room with another open fireplace and a kitchen table that can seat 10. There is a large fridge/freezer, 2 Bosch ovens, an induction hob, microwave, 2 dishwashers, Nespresso machine and a boiling water tap. All plates, cutlery, dishes, utensils and pans are available and the kitchen is equipped with everything you are likely to need. There is a small larder off the kitchen with some space for your food and please feel free to use spices and condiments that are already there. There is a large flat screen TV facing the table with surround sound and a DVD player.

Sliding doors open onto the terrace and garden. The kitchen is a bright and open space ideal for entertaining and fun!

SITTING ROOM
Dominated by a large L-shaped sofa this a place for you all to relax with a DVD or TV projected onto the wall. There is a Jetmaster wood-burning fire which throws out heat making the room cosy and comfortable.

STUDY
With a desk for working, this room could also be used as a children's playroom. Stairs go up from here into the spare bedroom above.

BOOT ROOM/LAUNDRY ROOM
Great for dogs, there is a trough to wash dirty boots and hanging space for your coats. There is also an vintage French table football for when you need a change from table tennis! In a separate adjoining room, you will find the boiler, water softener, washing machine, dryer, another sink and drying rack.

DOWNSTAIRS LOO
Off the hall and close to the kitchen with a washbasin and loo.

FIRST FLOOR
MASTER BEDROOM
With a very comfortable new king size bed, and 'ensuite' bathroom above . The bathroom in the eaves is reached by stairs in the room and includes a large bath tucked away in the beams, a power shower, basin and loo. Towels and bed linen are provided.

BEDROOM 2
With a small window at the back of the house this bedroom has a antique mahogany queen sized bed and a spare single bed.

BATHROOM
On the same landing is a family bathroom with bath, basin and loo.

BEDROOM 3
A lovely light, bright room with 2 Vi-Spring large single beds and doors to the main landing and the spare bedroom. For longer lets the walk in cupboard can be emptied for your use.

BEDROOM 4
A quirky spare bedroom with a lovely double French bed tucked away in a cosy corner and stairs down to the office.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM - power shower, basin and loo.

SECOND FLOOR
Ladder stairs go up to a single bedroom and ensuite bathroom. This bedroom is in the eaves and has less head height. Our daughter's Banksy paintings and photos make this room full of character and it's quiet and away from the action with a very comfortable single bed. The bathroom has a freestanding bath, basin and loo and is accessed under or over a beam!

OUTSIDE
To the front of the house is a pretty walled formal garden which gets lots of sun in the afternoon. At one end is The Little House, a converted 2 bedroom barn where we are based but may also be available for rent.

The Bourne River runs alongside the road with a footbridge and car bridge giving access to the house and parking area. The Bourne is a really pretty little river which usually flows from February to July.

To the back of the house is a terrace and lawned garden leading onto a small field with a trampoline and football goal. There is a footpath through the field with direct access to beautiful walks.

The views from the kitchen and garden are lovely with barely a house in site despite being in the middle of a village. The village itself is small and friendly with a pub behind and both neighbouring villages have village shops and post offices with lots of local pubs dotted along the valley. There are also several Michelin starred restaurants a short (25 minute) drive away.

The White House is situated in the pretty Bourne Valley hamlet of Stoke, in rural North Hampshire. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and walks yet is within 20 minutes of the M4, M3, the historical sites of Stonehenge, Avebury Rings, Danebury Rings, and cities and towns such as Winchester, Marlborough, Hungerford and Newbury. For dog lovers and walkers there are many trails and footpaths in close proximity such as the Test Way and Watership Down. The area is also a cyclists paradise. For children, TreeRunners is 10 minutes away as is Finkley Down Farm; Intech Science Museum in Winchester is 20 minutes away, and half an hour away in Basingstoke there is the Aquadrome, bowling, cinemas and Airkix, the indoor skydiving tunnel.

Guest access

The house, garden and adjoining field. There is a trampoline and football goal in the field. Hurdles, badminton and croquet are also available and please do ask if you need something in particular as we will probably have it.

Interaction with guests

We will usually be based in the Little House when you are staying though are unlikely to see you except when you arrive and leave. We are always at the end of a phone for any queries.

Other things to note

We have reasonable broadband with Cat 6 wiring and WiFi. Mobile coverage is patchy. We have Vodafone and have to go out to the field to get it! Other networks may be better.
All bed linen, towels, loo paper and kitchen washing up stuff included. Please note the stairs in the house are quite steep.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
1 single bed

Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Prices
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Security Deposit $859 CAD
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Available during the week or for weekends of 2 nights or more with a check in time after 3pm and check out time of 11am, with some flexibility. We hope you have a lovely time but would be grateful if you could look after our house and leave it as you find it, and let us know of any breakages or problems.
The house is strictly no smoking and please do not allow your guests to sleep on the sofas.

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Dog(s) live in the house

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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Ashley User Profile
September 2017
This home and surrounding area, is simply the most charming and enchanting place you could stay. Louise was an incredible host and met our every need. Honestly, the pictures do not do this beautiful home justice- it must be seen in person! There was plenty of space for our party of eight women- a gorgeous fully-functioning kitchen, plenty of beds/baths, and an incredible view too. I will be recommending Louise's place to any who are interested & hope to be back myself. Thank you for a fantastic weekend, Louise!
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Response from Louise:
We are so glad you had such a lovely time Ashley. Your friends were all so nice and I be you all looked amazing in your 1920s outfits for your Downton Abbey Tea Party at Highclere Castle! I hope it was fun and we see you here again.
September 2017

Shannon User Profile
August 2017
If you don't book to stay in this place, you're crazy! Everything about it is perfect. It's big, it's fun, it's quirky, it's inviting and most of all, it's absolutely stunning. It's a great combination of rustic and modern. We had the most fun and relaxing weekend staying here for my friend's Hen Do. The large kitchen opening out into the garden with an outside table and lounge chairs was great for everyone to be together and hang out. Louise was so wonderful to communicate with. She was on holiday when we were arriving but arranged for her cousin to be there to greet us and show us around the place. Really and truly, you will not be disappointed with staying here. Thank you Louise and family for a fantastic time! xx
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Response from Louise:
Such a pleasure Shannon and thank you for your lovely review. It was so nice to meet you and your lovely friends and we are delighted you enjoyed the White House for Christine's hen do. Thank you so much for leaving the place so beautifully tidy.
August 2017

Kate User Profile
August 2017
Louise, your home is beautiful. It really is a warm, comfortable, home from home, clearly filled with love and laughter. It was was the perfect place for our group to come together for a fab weekend. Everything we needed was there for our weekend, from the comfortable beds, towels, fully equipped kitchen, games and the downstairs toilet could keep you entertained for hours! James was lovely and was on hand to show us around. Thank you x
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Response from Louise:
We are so glad you had such a lovely time Kate and hope to see you again some time.
August 2017

Jessica User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful home and garden with lots of amazing touches for a really special stay. Louise is a great host and the house has everything you could possibly need.
Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.
Response from Louise:
We were so sad not to meet you, but delighted that you enjoyed your weekend here. Thank you so much for leaving the house so beautifully tidy and we hope to see you again.
August 2017

Jo User Profile
July 2017
We rented The White House for two months and had an absolutely lovely summer there. The house is just as described - with the loveliest kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. We loved the cinema room and got through many box sets in the evenings. The house is fully kitted out with everything that one might need and we spent days playing football, croquet, cricket, and ping pong. Louise and Chris are the most welcoming and generous hosts and we're always ready to help. We are going to miss their home and look forward to returning there soon. It is simply heavenly!
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Response from Louise:
We are so pleased you enjoyed being here Jo. You and your family are absolutely lovely and we would love to have you back any time. Have a lovely rest of your summer and we hope to see you again soon.
July 2017

Jessica User Profile
April 2017
Great house for family Easter break, would highly recommend!
Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.
Response from Louise:
It was lovely to meet you all and so glad you all had a lovely time.
April 2017

Tom User Profile
April 2017
A beautiful, stylish house in an idyllic setting - the perfect spot to get away from it all and just relax. You'll probably leave with home / lifestyle envy, just like us. Louise was an incredibly hospitable host, very responsive to queries before the stay, and generous with recommendations for local places. We had a great lunch at The Crown in Upton - would recommend it.
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Response from Louise:
It was lovely to meet you Tom and so glad you had such a lovely, sunny weekend. Thank you for leaving the house so beautifully tidy.
April 2017

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Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.

We are a family of five with 2 labradors who would love to welcome you to our house. We are happy to help you with whatever you need, whether it is advice on good walks, good pubs or places of interest. We are also happy to leave you completely to your own devices if that is what you would prefer. Both houses are fully equipped for you to bring your own food and prepare your own meals in comfortable, relaxed surroundings.

Languages: English
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

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