Gins Barn

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  • relaxed, luxury, quirky...

  • downtown chic...

Gins Barn

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at a Glance...

  • 8 + 1 Child + 2 babies
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Close to Coast
  • Luxury
  • Dog Friendly

Gins Barn is a luxury holiday home at the end of the Beaulieu River. Boasting incredible views and spacious gardens it is a fantastic hideaway location. Gins is a place of great beauty and serenity that has been described by guests as probably the best self-catering house they’ve ever stayed in. It is luxurious, stylish and spacious. Breathe in, calm down and relax.

A glorious slice of up-river, down-town chic, Gins Barn opens its doors for up to 8 people who want to stop the world and get off for a breather.  The relaxed, luxury, quirky style is seamless throughout this place which is owned by internationally respected furniture designer Julian Chichester.

The Beaulieu River is only 80m away over the gardens and is one of the few privately owned rivers in the world and has been in the ownership of the Montagu family for over 400 years.

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.

This property is also unique in the fact that you can celebrate weddings here.

Sawdays, our favourite ‘super-guide’ for where to go, says this about Gins.
Read more here. 


For Christmas and New Year 2020, guests can also rent the huge Tithe Barn. Please ask us for pricing.


 

 

more about this place...

 


Gins Barn is indeed an amazing place to escape. Hidden a long way down a private lane, Gins Barn comprises of a grouping of old farm buildings converted into luxury accommodation set around sheltered, sun-trap courtyard gardens which were once the stable yard.

Gins is owned by creatives Holly and Julian (an internationally respected furniture designer), hence the up-town chic along with those down-river views.

There is gallery-style art on the walls, an impressive sound system, statement lighting (check out Julian’s Bacco chandeliers) and antiques mixed with modern designer pieces.  The accommodation feels deeply comforting with chunky exposed beams, oak boards warmed by big rugs and soft, muted colour schemes. Guests can curl up on the sumptuously squishy sofas in front of the log burner in the sitting room, and sleep comes easily in bedrooms full of country charm with iron-frame beds, wool blankets and linenfold wardrobes.

Furniture can come and go here, but for the last 6 years, the contemporary farmhouse kitchen features 6 of Julian’s bobbin carver chairs. They fit beautifully round a table that seats up to eight. On warm days doors can be thrown open onto the sheltered courtyard garden for alfresco dining. The kitchen is also really well kitted-out with everything you need if you are catering for a big family celebration, including a serious cooker and huge double-fronted fridge/freezer.

This is a super place for families and friends to come together, it is also all on one level so brilliant for all generations. Gins comfortably sleeps eight adults plus small children. Yet there is space enough, with the generously sized kitchen and sitting room, for guests not to feel on top of each other.

There is a long jetty with a small pontoon at the end. You can see far out into the Solent and stunning views up the river. In the warmer months, passing boat traffic is high, so this is a great place to sit and mull. It’s also a fabulous place to go crabbing.

Family

Babies and children are welcome here. 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 that is available to rent. Please read more about this below.

There are chickens and ducks that live here in an electric fenced area and do sometimes roam free.

Just so you know, the owners and caretaker live onsite next door to this property and may be around.

The Gins Tithe Barn.
Please note, the Tithe Barn sitting room is NOT included in the accommodation rental.

Thought to date from the 1700s, the Tithe Barn is a vast space that’s all soaring height, beams, colour and character with grand piano, humongous rugs over reclaimed oak boards, a large wood burner and sofas and chairs piled with cushions and throws.

If you would like to use the Tithe Barn for anything during your stay, or as a venue hire, please ask us for pricing and check with us for availability when booking.

Read more about the Tithe Barn area here.

Weddings

We hosted our first big wedding celebration, with a giant marquee on the lawns, in May 2016. Look at our blog here.

And visit our weddings page here.

Gins is best for…

Big family celebrations 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.

Accessibility

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 small 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’

 

from

£350 per night

all the Essential details...

Sleeping...

Bedroom 1 : Kingsize bed
Bedroom 2 : Twin bed
Bedroom 3 : Double bed
Bedroom 4 : Double bed

Bathrooms...

One : En-suite shower
Two : Family Jack and Jill Bathroom
Three : Family bathroom with shower over bath

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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 to the front. The tennis court is new and not for guests use at this time. The broader lawns open out to the surrounding nature reserve and river.
Kitchen : Range gas oven / large Fridge Freezer / Dishwasher / Washing machine / Microwave / Nespresso coffee 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
Kids' Stuff : There are two highchairs and two cots, one large cot suitable up to three years and a travel cot. There is a selection of books and DVDs for children.

There are chickens here and sometimes love to roam free. We ask that guests and dogs stay away from the chicken's electric fenced area.

Whilst there is a gate onto the jetty, there is only 1 wire (hip-height) hand hold on the long jetty - please stay with children at all times. The water is deep.
Pets : Two medium-sized dogs (up to 20kgs) are welcome at £40 per dog, per stay. However, we do kindly ask that the dogs are kept on leads whilst outside due to the surrounding nature reserve and wile game birds.

view floorplan

Arrival & Departure

Arrive after : 3.30pm

Depart before : 10am

Essential Info

All linen, towels for the house and pool, baby kit and kitchen essentials are provided for you free of charge. We also supply a welcome pack with some treats to get you going for tea when you arrive.

Payment Info

A 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking, with the remaining balance due 8 weeks before your stay. A security deposit is also due before your arrival for this house of £500.

good to know...

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:

Call us

+44 (0) 1590 462005

Email

hello@newforestescapes.com

what makes this special...

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.

Take a boat taxi up-river for drinks or eats at The Master Builder’s, Bucklers Hard (guests receive 10% off their food bill). Or try out the Royal Southampton Yacht club next door

Country and Town House magazine have Gins in their November issue. See it here.

don't just take our word for it...

Read real reviews from guests that have stayed with us at Gins Barn

Thank you for arranging such perfect weather for a family re-union! Granny enjoyed doing her jigsaw under the borrowed light! The knife sharpener was also appreciated. Thank you also for laying on Ron Seal; an exhilarating but nerve wracking kayak trip! Best wishes

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The PickardsOctober 2019

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Thank you for a FABULOUS welcome.....lovely time had with friends. Great kitchen for a dinner party, sitting in front of the fire and great accommodation. Amazing location and walks with views of the water! Thank you for our lovely welcome with all the lights on. We will return. Thank you so much.

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Rachel & Nigel September 2019

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We had a lovely stay at Gins Barn and a lovely view point. Thank you for letting us use the Tithe Barn for our 70th birthday dinner party.

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Sarah, Dan, Eva & BeatrixSeptember 2019

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Thank you for a lovely week - and the weather!

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AldridgesJuly 2019

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Lovely space perfect when weather good which it was. Sailing club next door was a plus.

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Charles and familyJune 2019

Our wedding - what a place! Thank you so much for letting us take over your little piece of heaven for our big day. It was AMAZING! The house, the setting, the garden - everything was fantastic. We hope to come back and stay again with our family. Thank you!!

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Soph & TomMay 2019

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Thank you so much, this place is amazing!! My family have enjoyed every minute - staying here.

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JulieMay 2019

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A lovely 5 day break at Gins Barn organised by New Forest Escapes. The house was very comfortable and in a lovely setting. Everything went swimmingly!

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May 2019

Our family had a wonderful long weekend at Gins Barn. Extremely welcoming & very comfortable in a Bloomsbury styled environment. All the family loved it. Very relaxing large lounge with lots of seating and a great space. Kitchen very well fitted out and superb range for cooking. Beds are very comfy and pillows spot on. Environment around the barn is stunning and really worth exploring. We would go back.

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The Chessover familyJune 2018

Gins Barn is absolutely stunning. It is harder to imagine a more stylish, comfortable holiday house in a more special setting. We were a party of two families and the space worked perfectly for us. The children played in the garden, enjoyed the trampoline, the chickens, fed apples to wild horses and every evening as the sun set we walked with them on to the private jetty where two seals came to sunbathe! Inside the house has been decorated beautifully with super comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen and a huge living room with board games, cosy wood burner (not that we needed it as very cosy and sunny over Easter) and big sofas. The local area gives you tons of options for both coast adventures and woodland fun plus great pubs. We treated ourselves to lunch at nearby The Pig Hotel and Bucklers Hard both of which were fantastic. Although we found it hard to leave Gins Barn and just wish we had longer than our 5 nights. Can't wait to return. Five stars all round and very nice hosts!! You couldn't get a more dreamy UK setting.

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Chloe

We had a long weekend at Gins Barn with friends and family. It was such a fantastic experience for us all. The accommodation was superb and as we were very lucky with the weather our BBQ and all of the outdoor fun was very special. We were very grateful for the use of the Tithe Barn after the event on Friday and the extra space was very welcome. All in all a great weekend, excellent facilities and superb service from New Forest Escapes. Thank you all very much.

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Andrew from Godalming

Gins Barn is wonderful - probably the best self-catering house we have ever stayed in. The location is stunning and the house is so well appointed - the art work is amazing. The attention to detail is just fantastic - with a kitchen that has everything, including all the basic store cupboard items. The bedrooms and bathrooms are well thought out and the lounge area is very comfortable. Everyone we dealt with from making the arrangements, the handy man on the day to the owners were great. My only issue is going to be the high benchmark this has set and will we ever stay anywhere as good again.

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Karen, Bath

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the location...

The Beaulieu River is one of the few privately owned rivers in the world and has been in the ownership of the Montagu family for over 400 years. Land here is tightly held and cherished by residents. The area feels manicured and wild.

 

At the head of the river, you’ll find the village itself. Dating back to the 13th century, it’s perhaps one of the most iconic and most visited in the New Forest. The main draw here is the Palace, Gardens, Abbey and Motor museum. The village is picturesque with tiny redbrick houses, tiny shops, a chocolaterie, several good cafes, an excellent garden centre and learning garden make up the tiny High Street. 

 

T: +44 (0)1590 462005  E: hello@newforestescapes.com

Gins Barn
from £350 per night

Beaulieu, Hampshire

at a Glance...

  • 8 + 1 Child + 2 babies
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Close to Coast
  • Luxury
  • Dog Friendly

Gins Barn is a luxury holiday home at the end of the Beaulieu River. Boasting incredible views and spacious gardens it is a fantastic hideaway location. Gins is a place of great beauty and serenity that has been described by guests as probably the best self-catering house they’ve ever stayed in. It is luxurious, stylish and spacious. Breathe in, calm down and relax.

A glorious slice of up-river, down-town chic, Gins Barn opens its doors for up to 8 people who want to stop the world and get off for a breather.  The relaxed, luxury, quirky style is seamless throughout this place which is owned by internationally respected furniture designer Julian Chichester.

The Beaulieu River is only 80m away over the gardens and is one of the few privately owned rivers in the world and has been in the ownership of the Montagu family for over 400 years.

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.

This property is also unique in the fact that you can celebrate weddings here.

Sawdays, our favourite ‘super-guide’ for where to go, says this about Gins.
Read more here. 

all the Essential details...

Sleeping...

Bedroom 1 : Kingsize bed
Bedroom 2 : Twin bed
Bedroom 3 : Double bed
Bedroom 4 : Double bed

Bathrooms...

One : En-suite shower
Two : Family Jack and Jill Bathroom
Three : Family bathroom with shower over bath

All the rest...

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 to the front. The tennis court is new and not for guests use at this time. The broader lawns open out to the surrounding nature reserve and river.
Kitchen : Range gas oven / large Fridge Freezer / Dishwasher / Washing machine / Microwave / Nespresso coffee 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
Kids' Stuff : There are two highchairs and two cots, one large cot suitable up to three years and a travel cot. There is a selection of books and DVDs for children.

There are chickens here and sometimes love to roam free. We ask that guests and dogs stay away from the chicken's electric fenced area.

Whilst there is a gate onto the jetty, there is only 1 wire (hip-height) hand hold on the long jetty - please stay with children at all times. The water is deep.
Pets : Two medium-sized dogs (up to 20kgs) are welcome at £40 per dog, per stay. However, we do kindly ask that the dogs are kept on leads whilst outside due to the surrounding nature reserve and wile game birds.

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