May Cottage Andover May Cottage, Thruxton, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8LZ

"The village of Thruxton is a tranquil place (except on motor racing days) now that the London - Exeter Turnpike no longer cuts thought its heart, but it was a very different place when the village acted as a Staging Post on the arduous journey to the wild south west. Passengers lodged at the George Inn - carriages and horses at the Barn in the grounds of May Cottage."

World hotels > Europe > United Kingdom > Andover > May Cottage

English Rose

May Cottage

Thruxton, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8LZ
Telephone: 01264 771241
Fax: 01264 771770

AA 4 Stars
Enjoy England 4 Stars Silver Award

May Cottage, Andover, Logo, 8K

Why not visit the May Cottage home page?

Rooms: 2 En Suite, I Double Twin, private bathroom

Origin: Mortuary and Staging Post

Open: All year

Your Hosts:Tom and Fiona Biddolph


May Cottage, Andover, Front of Building, 12K


The village of Thruxton is a tranquil place (except on motor racing days) now that the London - Exeter Turnpike no longer cuts thought its heart, but it was a very different place when the village acted as a Staging Post on the arduous journey to the wild south west. Passengers lodged at the George Inn - carriages and horses at the Barn in the grounds of May Cottage.

Life for the Barn became even more interesting, as it turned to the business of death in the late 18th Century - it took on a morbid but vital role as part of the village undertakers - coffins made one side of the road, bodies stored the other. When travellers dies on route, there was often a delay before the two could be brought together and a funeral carried out - someone had to be found to pay for the coffin. Ten shillings for the coffin, one shilling for preparing and laying out the body.

The Mortuary/ Barn is a pretty little thatch and cob building with local rough cut timber for rafters and beams from Amport and Monxton Woods. You sleep in the cottage in a the sort of bed where you'll sleep like the dead, and if you live till morning Tom and Fiona will provide you with a magnificent breakfast in the Barn!


May Cottage, Andover, Dining Room, 8K


May Cottage, Andover, Divider, 2K


May Cottages date back to 1740 and is et in the heart of the quiet picturesque village of Thruxton with Post Office and bus service, two old Inns serving snacks and food, yet just a quarter of a mile off the A303. Ideally situated for the historic cities of Salisbury and Winchester, Stonehenge, Thruxton Circuit, and many National Trust and Stately Homes are all nearby. Also within easy reach of London, the West Country, ports and airports.

A most comfortable house set in a secluded garden.


May Cottage, Andover, Bedroom, 14K


Prices

Prices from:
Single £45.00
Double/Twin £75.00 - £90.00


  • En suite/ private facilities

  • Colour TV

  • Radio alarm clocks

  • Hairdryers

  • Tea/coffee trays

  • English, continental or vegetarian breakfast

  • Private parking

  • Secluded garden

  • Guests own sitting/dining room

  • Non smoking establishment


May Cottage, Andover, Map, 6K


May Cottage, Andover, Divider, 2K


Why not visit the May Cottage home page?


Copyright © 2012, May Cottage
Page design by Smooth Hound Systems

Copyright © 1995 to 2012 Smooth Hound Systems