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Free from the 30th. 5 nights £2600. Contact us for shorter stays.
Gins Barn is a luxury holiday home from home at the end of the Beaulieu River. You can also get married here.
A very glorious slice of up-river, down-town chic, opens its doors for up to 8 people who want to stop the world and get off. The relaxed, luxury, quirky style is seamless throughout this place which is owned by internationally respected furniture designer Julian Chichester.
The farm is so close to the sea, it’s a sailing landmark. To the south is a private conservation wetland reserve, deep in clouds of chattering migratory birdlife and fields of wild ponies – all silhouetted at champagne-o’clock under big-sky sunsets and towering storms from the English Channel.
Sawdays, our favourite ‘super-guide’ for where to go, say this about Gins. Read more here.
The jetty is 80 metres long and there is a small pontoon at the end. You can see far out into the Solent and up the river from much of the jetty. In the warmer months, passing boat traffic is high, so this is a great place to sit and mull. It’s a fabulous place to go crabbing. Please ask us about mooring your boat here.
The barn is beautifully furnished. The photographs don’t do it justice because the interior colours are muted and soft. The U-shaped buildings used to be a stable yard and after a serious fire, was left unloved for years. Recently rebuilt it’s now a serene and peaceful escape with plenty of living space for family groups to be together but not on top of each other.
The kitchen is very well fitted out. The long table will seat 8 and there are masses of smart bowls to pile salads and stews into. The fridge is huge – useful if you’re catering for a big family do.
Babies and children are welcome here but there are few toys. The sitting room is big and the kitchen is a generous size for family meals. If you need more space there is the massive Tithe Barn sitting/dining room to rent if required. We provide two high chairs, a small bed (for upto 7’s) and two travel cots.
Gins is aimed at the top end of the rental market and may not be suitable for toddler aged children due in part to the river 80m away across the garden and the grass tennis court that is unfenced and nearby. The owners do not appreciate small children running wild on it!
Please note that there are other families who live at the property. The owner and her family live in the big house toward the jetty. They are at home most weekends through the year. There is also a small flat opposite the Barn which is occupied by the caretaker and his family of 4, (2 adults and 2 small children). Both families will respect your space during your stay but you are sure to see and hear them from time to time. If this is a problem, do let us know within 24 hours of booking and we will give you a full refund.
You may be able to use the Tithe Barn during your stay but please ask when booking. It is not a given that the owner will want to rent it because they do use it themselves. During the winter months it because it gets very cold and takes 24 hours of wood burner heat to warm it (to a temperature where you can’t see your breath!)
If you would like to use the Tithe Barn for anything during your stay, or as a venue hire, please ask us for pricing. The Tithe is not a specifically set up event venue, it is part of the owners house and is set up, each time, for rental purpose. This means moving furniture, the piano, parking issues, boat mooring issues, guests walking through the owners gardens, security staff etc.
We hosted our first big wedding celebration, with giant marquee on the lawns, in May 2016. Look at our blog here.
Family celebrations – 70th and 80th birthdays with the whole family in tow.
Plus with The Tithe Barn adjoining to seat 30, you can invite more for lunch/supper for your VIP’s big day.
The barn is suitable for less mobile people too. There are two steps 8″ each step into the barn from the parking area. You can park right outside the main door. The doorways are wide enough for regular sized wheelchairs but there isn’t any specific adaptation through the house for chairs. There is a very slight step of 2″ between the hall and the sitting room which will be a speed bump for those in chairs.
So if you are organising a group with less mobile people then read our ideas (and tested excursions) here in our blog ‘Holidaying with less mobile folk? Here’s where to go, what to do!’
And if you are organising a celebration for those in their 60’s + please visit our blog post ‘Four easy ideas for memorable 60th, 70th & 80th birthdays’
£350 per night
So many favourites here!
The crabbing here off the jetty is great fun and, in our recent test, very very successful. It’s great fun for all ages. You can pick samphire here from August to November – delicious.
We love to take a boat taxi upriver for easy drinks or meals at The Master Builders. It’s a short trip, and in warm months, the taxi runs from Bucklers Hard. So non-boaters can go by car and meet you there.
Quite a few groups have arranged vintage tea parties for 70th birthdays in the Tithe Barn – we can organise a pianist, story-teller or foodie options. Just ask us.
The migrating birds come in to roost here in Autumn. Starlings murmurate here in the big skies over the Solent. It’s wild, peaceful and unspoilt.
|Bedroom 1 :||Kingsize bed|
|Bedroom 2 :||Double bed|
|Bedroom 3 :||Double bed|
|Bedroom 4 :||Twin bed|
|One :||Ensuite shower|
|Two :||Family Jack and Jill Bathroom|
|Three :||Family bathroom with shower over bath|
|Garden :||A well planted, terrace courtyard with plenty of outdoor seating and a BBQ. The garden at the front of the house has the families grass tennis court (you will need to request if you want to use it in advance) to the front. The broader lawns open out to the surrounding nature reserve and river with your very own deep water mooring.|
|Kitchen :||Range gas oven / Fridge Freezer / Dishwasher / Washing machine|
|Mod Cons :||30" TV, DVD player, good music system and speakers throughout|
|Connectivity :||Free Wifi and mobile signal is good|
|Parking :||Up to 6 cars|
|Pets :||Two medium-sized dogs are welcome but must be on leads for walks here, plenty of game birds around.|
Arrive after : 3.30pm
Depart before : 10am
We're all locals so if you have any queries about the information we have provided or have any special requests for your stay, please just ask:
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