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  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Pets
  • Bungalow
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pets – no charge
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Heritage Collection
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
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5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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This single-storey property has plenty of history attached to it and is a great base for exploring Hampshire and Wiltshire’s many attractions.

This single-storey property has plenty of history attached to it and is a great base for exploring Hampshire and Wiltshire’s many attractions.

Little Trout is a charming, comfortable, single-storey thatched annexe forming a wing of the owner’s main home which dates back to the 17th century and has an interesting past! Historians have said that it was formerly a drinking establishment, referred to as The Trout Inn, and it was also a tea room. In the late 19th century cricket bats were made and sold at The Trout (to the great W.G. Grace, amongst others) using the local Wallop willow which was considered perfect for the purpose. Some even maintain that the village name inspired the phrase about giving a cricket ball a ’jolly good wallop.’

Little Trout is nestled in the pretty village of Nether Wallop in Hampshire’s Test Valley. Consisting of Nether Wallop, Middle Wallop and Over Wallop, the Wallops are mentioned in the Domesday Book. In 1984, Stephen Pile, a writer for the Sunday Times who also wrote The Book of Heroic Failures, was apparently fed up of going all the way to Edinburgh to the Arts Festival, so asked his friends where else they could hold an event. Someone suggested Nether Wallop. From there, the Nether Wallop International Arts Festival was born and in 1984 a host of stars of the time came together in a tent on the village playing fields including Bill Wyman, Jessye Norman, Jenny Agutter and Sir Michael Hordern. Comedians such as Rik Mayall, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Peter Cook, Billy Connolly, Mel Smith and Rowan Atkinson all took part and this paved the way for the first Comic Relief.

The area is known for its lovely walks and excellent trout fishing. There is a footpath behind the cottage which is ideal for dog walks, and fishing can be found 3 miles away (by prior arrangement only). There is an historic church dating back to the Saxon era, a playing field and a village tennis court about ½ mile away. The area is also renowned for the BBC version of Miss Marple and the front porch of Little Trout was actually used as the village chemist’s shop in the episode ’Murder at the Vicarage.’

Little Trout is 12 miles from the cathedral cities of Salisbury to the west and Winchester to the east, and within easy driving distance of the New Forest National Park. Other places to visit include Stonehenge, Mottisfont Abbey, Danebury Iron Age Hill Fort, Hinton Ampner, The Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop, Highclere Castle, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Buckler’s Hard, Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, Wilton House and Thruxton Circuit. Stockbridge is about 4 miles away with a selection of shops, eateries and inns. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With electric wood burner and Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and coffee machine.
Utility room: With washer/dryer.
Bedroom: With super kingsize bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Small front sitting-out area with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • 10

    Caroline

    Posted by anonymous

    Little Trout is a charming annex to the owner's house, in the beautiful and quiet hamlet of Nether Wallop. We enjoyed a delightful short walk around Nether Wallop, visiting the fascinating historic Saxon church and admiring the many other pretty cottages nearby. There's also a very convenient walk directly from the cottage that at the time I took it, passed a farm with alpacas, and other footpaths nearby. There are no local amenities directly in the village. The town of Stockbridge is a short drive away, with a smallish Co-op and an excellent selection of food and and other shops, including a very good deli, coffee-shops, greengrocer, butcher and baker. Stockbridge also has several pubs but we did not visit them. The owner is welcoming and gave us a guided tour of the cottage on arrival, including showing us how to use the Aga cooker. His wife is a noted Aga and range cooking expert. The main TV is powered by an Amazon firestick which we found didn't really work for us on live TV but we didn't mind as we enjoyed catching up on some Amazon and Netflix programs we don't usually watch. There is also a small TV in the bedroom that worked perfectly with live TV. One thing to watch out for: although the cottage is all on one level the bedroom is up a small step, and the large shower cubicle is a large step up. Definitely recommended to anyone who wants a very comfortable, well-equipped, pretty cottage break. We found the bed very comfortable and the bedroom was beautifully quiet.

    Confirmed guest, 28/03/2022 30/03/2022
8.4 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews collected by ReeVoo