The Coach House

North Warnborough, Odiham, Hampshire
Self-catering


Close to the loveliest part of the Basingstoke Canal, a romantic cottage good for leisurely walks, farm-shop food and lounging

Bed

2 beds

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

It’s an easy hop from London but surrounded by countryside. In the courtyard of the family home, the cottage is private, secluded and romantic. Retreat for box set marathons in the sitting room, with a sweep of oak floor warm underfoot; open barn doors to the dining room for sociable meals. There’s a great little kitchen and Maria leaves a big breakfast: croissants and jam, orange juice, bacon and eggs.

There’s a bed deck up a steep ladder which older children will love, and the cosy bedroom upstairs with pitched ceiling and a bath with rainfall shower for warming up after long strolls. The tiny garden is leafy and lovely.

Wander to charming Odiham across the fields, visit King John’s crumbling castle, head to Winchester for shops, markets and the soaring cathedral.

The Coach House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • A relaxing escape one hour from London
  • The cosy, characterful interiors
  • Battening down the hatches – it feels deliciously private
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You should know

  • The leafy garden is small
  • The house is on a fairly busy street and parking is on the road
  • There's a loft bedroom and the ladder is steep

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Special offer: 3-5 night stays Includes Netflix, Wood for the Woodburning fire Wifi & a Substantial Breakfast Hamper to help settle you in! Sleeps up to 4 guests or 2 in luxury!

Booking information

Check in
4pm-12am, self check in
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £700
Damage deposit
£100
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Cottage for 2
From £1502 beds1 bedroom

Reviews

“We had a very memorable time at the Coach House over the May bank holiday weekend. I could tell from Maria's photos that it would be a great place to stay but in the flesh it is something far more special. For anyone wavering, I would go ahead and book, as I'm sure you won't be disappointed. We took it very easy as the property offers so many great spaces to enjoy the tranquility, and the hours passed by just chatting. A walk along the canal to see the castle and have a pint at the Fox and Goose in nearby Greywell was a real highlight - wonderful to have these things on the doorstep."

Barry, London

The Coach House was our home away from home for 5 months. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. Kitchen is fully stocked, and the dishwasher a welcome luxury. Bed was comfortable with nice linens. Washer and separate dryer were a life saver. Plenty of room to store things (like extra suitcases). Maria was a super host and provided everything we could possibly need during our stay. Had very few issues in the 5 months we were there, but Maria responded quickly to what did come up. Can recommend without any hesitation.

Helen, Thomasville, georgia

The Coach House is a lovely place to stay at Christmas and we really appreciated all the lovely touches like the Christmas Trees... It is cosy, warm and well-equipped - definitely felt like home from home and would recommend to others.

Kathleen, London

We highly recommend the Coach House! It is an especially cosy hideaway within easy reach of London. It is tastefully and comfortably decorated with a well-stocked kitchen, lovely linens and a generous selection of breakfast items provided. We found it very spacious for 2 adults and a child. The hayloft bed is a super option for older children and all will be kept snug with the underfloor heating and wood-burning stove!

Sue, London

An interesting, well equipped, cosy pied-a-terre from which to explore this unspoilt corner of Hampshire.

Jan, Sawday's inspector

The Coach House is the perfect retreat, it is absolutely beautiful. I was particularly inspired by the thoughtful details. Maria has thought of everything from welcome essentials, interiors and linen, to games and books. Would highly recommend!

Jade, London

The Coach House is a lovely warm welcoming place to stay - it is actually bigger than it appears in the pictures and the description (although both are entirely accurate). We were a family group gathered to celebrate a birthday and there was plenty of room for us to eat and relax. Four of us stayed in the house and we were six for dinner. The kitchen was fully stocked with an abundance of lovely crockery and cutlery and a proper sized dishwasher made light work of the tidying up. Maria has provided a wealth of information about local places to eat as well as local places of interest. Thank you

Annie

My girlfriend and I spent a wonderfully relaxing long weekend in the coach house. Getting here from London is really easy by train. We arrived to a lovely warm and atmospheric place - very homely. The photos don't do the interior justice, each room is gorgeously decorated, it feels contemporary whilst embracing its old coach house days. One of our days was rainy so we happily got some food in to cook, got the wood burner up and running and bedded in for the day-recommended! Maria was very helpful and quick to respond. Staying here was a joy, we will most definitely be back!

Rory, London

We had a lovely stay at the Coach House, beautiful old building, really comfortable stay and everything we needed for our 16 month old. Would recommend the walk along the canal. We had a great time!

Carly, Southampton

The Coach House was immaculate in every way. We found it was also very spacious, the owners have paid every attention to detail to make sure your stay is comfortable. The area has many walks nearby. There is an excellent farm shop and deli for local produce, just 3 minutes drive away, with an onsite cafe. The Coach House was spotless and exceeded our expectations.

Sue, Braintree essex

Cosy, quirky and unique with nice little touches including toiletries, breakfast hamper, magazines and Netflix.

Laura, Southampton

The Coach house is just a perfect as it looks in the photos. We were provided with all the information we could have needed and the fridge was generously stocked with breakfast essentials including eggs and bacon. We didn't know the area at all, but soon found that this is a lovely location for walking or cycling with a great choice of pubs and restaurants within 15 minutes walk. It is also only a 25 minute easy car journey into Winchester. Don't miss the very pleasant adjoining village of Odiham; a circular walk along the canal and through Greywell, pausing to take in the ancient church.

Steve, London

The Coachhouse is private, spacious, peaceful, so tastefully done, as well as being perfectly located for Londoners - I can definitely imagine being back. Thanks Maria.

Tim, London

A fantastic cottage, really nicely done and very spacious. We stayed as a couple with a 6 month old baby and it was perfect. There are really nice walks along the canal and the town of Odiham has a great pub (can walk but a very easy 3 min drive).

Mark, London

Hi Maria. Finally out of the rush and on honeymoon. Just wanted to thank you and Matt for your hospitality. The cottage was perfect for our wedding weekend. x

Michael, London

“Maria's house is just my dream house. With everything I need and I really like staying here. So clean and comfy !!!! And Maria is very friendly and send me some food when we run out of food! Thank you so much and will stay here again for sure in the future ”

Chloe, Hong kong

We just wanted to thank you. We had a really lovely time at the house it's a cosy little place with a touch of luxury, we really didn't want to leave. How comfortable is that bed!! Thank you for making our stay an enjoyable one with everything we needed at the house and more. The canal walk nearby was really nice - a great start to the day! Thank you and we hope to return

Max, Canterbury

Our stay at The Coach House was perfect. It’s a gorgeously decorated cottage with the most welcoming of hosts who had graciously stocked the kitchen with enough provisions to see us through until the next day. The wood burning fire is a real attraction on cold winter evenings so much so that I still miss it now. To be honest, I’m almost loath to write this review as to keep it a hidden gem! A cannot recommend this cottage enough. Thanks Maria for a wonderful stay.

-, London

There isn't enough room here to write all the positive things that go along with this listing, let alone the wonderful host(s). Maria will offer you the warmest welcome and is a wonderful host. She has definitely lived a colourful and adventureous life, has done plenty of International travelling herself and so always has a great story to tell. I highly recommend Maria as a fabulous host to everyone.

Mark

Staying at the Coach House in Odiham was a joy. Every thought had been given in advance to meeting our needs - and we had such a relaxing and pleasant time. The unit itself is extremely comfortable and stylishly laid out. Can't wait until we have the opportunity for a return visit.

Graham

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Location

The neighbourhood

You’re on the edge of a residential village with Newlyns Farm Shop a 15-minute stroll away for locally sourced and seasonal food by the bucketful. The Basingstoke Canal is just down the road, with lovely walks along the towpaths, canoeing and boat rides on traditional narrow boats, some with cream teas as you float. Walk to Odiham via fields and castle ruins for Sunday roasts at Bel & The Dragon or sophisticated suppers at The Grapevine. Winchester is 25 minutes’ drive for big shops, history and a lovely High Street.

Local points of interest from Maria Hind

  • Canal walks - we live 2 mins walk from the Basingstoke canal - a beautiful walk in the Hampshire countryside full of wild life . Along the canal after 5 minutes find yourself walking through the ruins of Odiham Castle a medieval castle steeped in history
  • Or canoe down the canal in a 2 man canadian canoe or hire a long boat another great way to see the countryside and enjoy the hampshire scenery. Or cycle down one of the many country wiggle routes. Visiting one of our many Georgian market towns' for lunch
  • Farnham Castle, Winchester Cathedral, Jane Austen's House, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) & West Green Opera and Gardens are all in easy reach from The Coach House's door. Or Pamper yourself at the Spa at the Four Season's Hotel only 5 mins drive away.
  • Lots to do: Riding, Cycling, Canoeing, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Shooting, Cookery Schools, Walking, Fishing, Opera, Open Gardens, Shopping, Theaters, Cinemas, Everything and yet you are in the countryside. Its a marvelous retreat with amenities to boot.
  • Gastro Pubs Galore: Bell & Dragon & Red Lion, Odiham, The Hoddington Arms, The Cricketers, Hartley Wintney, Candover Valley and Froyle all have wonderful places to eat, shop for Antiques, or take the Watercress line steam train from Alresford for the day!
  • After all that relax for an afternoon at the Spa@Four Seasons Hotel a 5 mins drive. London is 50 mins by train from our local station HOOK. Too much to do? just play the piano, chess, cards or read by the log-burning stove and plan your next trip!

Introducing

Maria Hind

Maria’s high standards (plus a regular housekeeper) ensure the cottage is kept in tip-top condition. Warm, welcoming and artistic, she and her fashion photographer husband keep a low profile – you let yourself in and keep busy with a folder full of local information and details about the house.