Farthing Corner is a beautiful thatched house dating from the early 15th century, set in private gardens and woodland, in the small village of West Tytherley in Hampshire’s Test Valley.
The house is attractively decorated with the warmth and comfort of a true home. Cross the threshold under a metre-thick thatch into the beamed entrance hall, with large brick inglenook fireplace, and an antique table adorned with fresh flowers.
The relaxing sitting room has two generous and comfortable sofas set around a large fireplace with wood-burning stove. There are plenty of books and magazines to read whilst curled up by the fire.
The large kitchen has an Aga and from the large refectory table there are views onto both the gardens at the front and the woodland garden at the rear where you will often see deer and other wildlife, or wild ducks on the pond.
The house has a few acres of woodland, dotted with lovely flowering cherry trees, carpets of snowdrops, spring flowers and a bluebell wood. To the front and side of the house are a lawn and gardens, a vegetable plot (many of which are served for the delicious, home-cooked meals), and a fruit orchard.
The gravel driveway and secluded parking are particularly ideal if you have a classic car. For those of you who can’t leave the office behind there is wireless internet in the house.
Liz has lived at Farthing Corner since 1985 and has lovingly tended and improved the house and gardens over that time. The woodland is enchanting during an afternoon stroll or to enjoy the birdsong in the morning.
A little corner of paradise!
The rooms were beautiful, the bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. The bathrooms were so well equipped and full of little extras we might need. Very welcoming. Theresa P.
Beautiful, Relaxing Stay
Breakfast served in a lovely airy large room on a farmhouse table, with full English and all the trimmings, local produce including Liz's own pressed apple juice from the trees in the garden and eggs from her friendly hens. Highly recommended, would not hesitate to stay here again. Alyson T
Farrow & Ball colours, Wilton carpet, antique rugs and furnishings, big comfortable beds, crisp, pretty, cotton bed linens, and feather duvets and pillows make for a wonderfully relaxing stay.
All bathrooms are beautifully appointed with a bath, large shower, and stylish wash basin. There is underfloor heating to keep your feet warm on the travertine tiled floor as you pamper yourself with large fluffy towels, dressing gowns, and complimentary toiletries.
The prices are per room and include a delicious, full English breakfast.
Check-in is after 4pm and check-out by 10.30am. We do not accept children under 10 years of age.
A very generous sized room with a super-king double bed (which can also be made into twin beds) which overlooks the woods and a large pond to the rear of the house. There is a chaise longue in the corner which is perfect for relaxing and reading.
We have a wonderful log cabin in the garden, which offers a spacious and totally private room, with en-suite shower. Sleep well in the queen size bed under soft feather duvets and fine cotton bedding. The room is complimented by a lovely antique pine wardrobe, chair and table. It's a charming home away from home.
Sumptuously soft twin beds and dark oak furniture make this south-facing room a delight. The view from the large dormer window is of the garden and borders, as well as far reaching views.
Located next to the bathroom, this cosy single room is only for use when rented with the twin bedroom, as it shares the bathroom. The view is of the herbaceous borders and orchard. Underfloor heating makes the adjacent bathroom a true haven. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath overlooking the orchard, or in the large glass shower. This bathroom serves the twin and single rooms.
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Breakfasts are a memorable occasion: local sausage and bacon, and eggs, along with fresh bread, numerous home-made jams and marmalades, and creamy porridge.
Tea and fresh, home-made cake, biscuits or scones from the Aga await you on arrival. Enjoy in the garden, or by the fire.
The Black Horse pubis a short walk away in the village, or you can nip over the The Greyhound. Alternatively there are many well regarded places to eat in Stockbridge, Salisbury, Winchester and all the villages in between!
This rolling, quaint, and quintessential countryside is very accessible via car, bike, or by train.
The nearest station is West Dean (1 mile) or Grateley (10 miles). Both are beautiful cycle rides if you have a bike. The walk to / from Dean is a relatively quiet country road.
These stations are small and there are no taxis. For a taxi service to Farthing Corner then the stations at Salisbury or Andover are best.