The Barn at North Lodge

Alton, Hampshire

  • Suitible for: 2 Humans icon 2 Humans
  • Suitible for: 2 Dogs icon 2 Dogs
  • Suitible for: undefined Children welcome icon Children welcome
  • Suitible for: undefined Babies welcome icon Babies welcome

  • Owner has pets
  • Livestock on site
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Why we love it

Take the various walks over paths and fields, pop into the dog-friendly pub nearby, and return to a monsoon shower you won’t soon forget.

What you'll love

Dogs will love

  • Well behaved frolicking in the 1.5 acres on site
  • Being outraged at the wildlife outside the French windows
  • That it’s a short drive to a dog agility park and a canine fitness centre!

Humans will love

  • Being a short drive from the beach
  • Going on a vineyard tour nearby
  • Visiting Jane Austen's house at Chawton

The place

Were you born in a barn? Chances are if you were, it didn’t look like this one. The Barn at North Lodge has a stately home feel, provided by the Georgian lodge it sits in the grounds of. On site, there’s views of the woods, with pheasants, roe deer and hare potentially romping around the red wood tree – in sight from the French doors of your barn. You can visit the chickens (guess where your eggs are from) or the guinea pigs in their enclosed area, and say hello to the two friendly border terriers who’ll likely see you to your place – but won’t carry baggage. There’s a barbeque just outside for those hazy summer evenings, and a chimenea to see the sunset down. If you spend the days taking your four-legged partner in crime round the many tracks and trails nearby, step into the monsoon shower or stretch out in the six foot bath and forget your own name, let alone your stresses.


  • 1 x Super king bed
  • Linen provided
  • Optional travel cot or toddler bed


  • 1 x Bathroom with shower and bath
  • Locally produced shampoo, shower gel and hand wash provided
  • Towels provided

Living and relaxing

  • Books and magazines
  • TV with Freeview and Chromecast
  • Ask hosts for cuddles with their guinea pigs, or to see their chickens
  • Outside space, terrace and garden
  • Chiminea - logs supplied and fire laid on arrival

Cooking and dining

  • Breakfast provided including host's own fresh hen eggs, sourdough, granola, butter, jam, yogurt, milke, tea, herbal tea selection and Nespresso coffee capsules
  • Cooking basics provided - salt, pepper, oil and sugar as well as tin foil, washing up liquid, cleaning spray and kitchen roll
  • Kitchen with single hob, oven, grill, fridge freezer, microwave, Nespresso machine, kettle, toaster and egg cooker
  • Gas BBQ

For the dog

  • Dog treats
  • Drying mitt and a Ruff & Tumble dog drying coat
  • Water and food bowl

Booking information

  • Check in 1600
  • Check out 1100

Optional extras

  • Dog bed and towel can be supplied on request with no extra charge
  • Electric vehicle charging with a guest adaptor for a 13-amp socket
  • Wash and dry laundry at £12 per load

You should know

  • The Barn is just off the A32 so there may be times when traffic noise can be heard when sat outside. This cannot be heard from inside the property.
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In the neighbourhood

  • A five-minute drive to ‘The Pub with No Name’, dog-friendly, with seasonal daily specials, game dishes in shooting season – all crafted together with local produce.
  • Chawton Park & Woods four miles away, with a lovely circular walk, that can be combined with a visit to Jane Austen’s house (Dog’s will have to be patient outside), though Jane’s brother’s house is nearby, and has dog-friendly areas in their café. There’s a dog-friendly Greyfriars’ pub just opposite, with tasty food.
  • Take the Watercress line to Alresford – Ride on Midhants Rail Railway on the steam train to the picturesque Georgian village of Alresford (Dog tickets are £1). With numerous dog-friendly pubs, boutique stores, plant nurseries and foodie provision stores – amble the past the pastel-coloured houses for the day.
  • The Old Winchester Hill walk a short drive away, with views of the Isle of White on a good day! Finish the stroll with a meal at the dog friendly pubs in The Shoe at Exton or The Thomas Lord in West Meon.
  • The circular walk up St Catherine’s Hill, along the water meadows to the centre of Winchester. Peruse the pretty Georgian streets, spot the Cathedral, pop into the dog-friendly shops, and the dog-friendly pubs (The Wykeham Arms or The Bishop on the Bridge).
  • Go on a local vineyard tour at Hattingley Valley Wines, Raimes, Exton Park, Danebury, & Jenkyn Place or the Bombay Sapphire distillery – a fantastic day out near Whitchurch.
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