Beautiful spacious barn conversion on the edge of the South Downs National Park, near to the…
The Hampshire Bowman
“Rustic rural gem lost down lanes”
BISHOP'S WALTHAM, HAMPSHIRE
A true rural local, set in 10 acres beside a country lane in rolling downland, this unassuming Victorian pub remains delightfully old fashioned. In the beamed, simply furnished and brick-floored bar you’ll find time-honoured pub games and barrels of beer on racks behind the bar. Ale-lovers come for foaming pints of Bowman Ales Swift One or West Berkshire's Good Old Boy, or a glass of heady Black Dragon cider, best enjoyed in the rambling orchard garden. Soak it up with a traditional bar meal, perhaps ham, egg and chips; lamb's liver and bacon with mash and veg; or fish and chips.
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About the area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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