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Old Thatch & The Millennium Barn

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Who could resist visiting Old Thatch, a chocolate box thatched cottage, featured on film and TV, a smallholding with a 5 acre garden and woodland alongside the Basingstoke Canal (unfenced). A succession of spring bulbs, a profusion of wild flowers, perennials and homegrown annuals pollinated by our own bees and fertilised by the donkeys, who await your visit. Over 30 named clematis and rose cultivars. Sometimes lambs in April and donkey foals in summer. Children enjoy our garden quiz, adults enjoy tea and home-made cakes.
  • read more

    Featured in Period Living (Aug 2016).

    St Mary's, beautiful Grade I listed Norman church may be open, a short walk across fields.

Features and Attractions

Arrive by narrow boat! Trips on 'John Pinkerton' may stop at Old Thatch on NGS days www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk. Also Accessible Boating shuttle available from Barley Mow wharf, approx every 45 mins.

Old Thatch & The Millennium Barn- Canceled

Refreshments:

On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

Admission by donation

Admission:
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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening

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How to find us

Old Thatch & The Millennium Barn
Sprats Hatch Lane
Winchfield
Hook
Hampshire
RG27 8DD

3m W of Fleet. 1½m E of Winchfield Station, follow NGS signs.
  • More detailed directions
    Sprats Hatch Lane is opp the Barley Mow Pub. Public canal car park at Barley Mow slipway is ½m from garden. Parking available in adjacent field to Old Thatch, if dry. Parking info will be displayed.
Accessibility information

Parking for Blue badge holders: please use entrance by the red telephone box. Paved paths and grass slopes give access to the whole garden.

More about Old Thatch & The Millennium Barn

Featured in Period Living (Aug 2016).

St Mary's, beautiful Grade I listed Norman church may be open, a short walk across fields.

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