Kingsettle Stud

UK England South East England Hampshire Andover

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Laundry
  • Walking
Quirky accommodation on a 2,500-acre nature-filled estate, just 15 minutes from Stonehenge

Discovering Kingsettle Stud delivers a tingle down the spine. It’s the same feeling a metal detectorist gets when unearthing treasure or by anyone lucky enough to catch sunrise at Stonehenge. It’s something akin to the excitement of discovering a secret walled garden, spotting a barn owl or seeing a peacock strutting its stuff. All these things happen around Kingsettle Stud, which sits in the organic 2,500-acre Cholderton Estate in Hampshire, a 15-minute drive down the road from the famous henge. Nature is in control here and the effects are magical.

With space for just three couples or families, Kingsettle Stud is a tiny glamping site on a big, private estate that’s rarely been glimpsed by the public – until now. This vast farmland, grazed by 1,000 cattle and 100 horses, is abuzz with birds, bees and butterflies. It’s been ecologically and organically farmed for upwards of 30 years, since long before 'rewilding' was a thing. It’s potentially a vision of the future of how estates could look, as well as a glimpse of the glorious past. You see that in the buildings, the Victorian walled kitchen garden and maze but more so in the landscape itself. It’s an extension of the Salisbury Plains and there are ancient earthworks in the fields; age-old trackways and Roman roads everywhere. The treasure most-recently found was a hoard of bronze axe heads, now on display at Andover Museum.

There’s just one shepherd’s hut and one cabin here. Both are self-contained, with simple cooking facilities and en suites, and each has a seating space outside with room for a campfire. They sit in a meadow just a short mown path away from the Victorian former stable and courtyard where weddings take place (though not while glampers are staying). The groom’s quarters next to the stables are now a comfortable Coach House Cottage too – it's not glamping, but it’s too quirky to fall into the ordinary 'self-catering cottage' category.

The birds and the bees, the farm animals, the gardens, grounds and location so near to Stonehenge make this place popular with couples and young families. It’s not been open long and, so far, many have used it as a stopover on the way to Cornwall. It’s well located for that, but this is a destination in its own right; a treasure we're thrilled to have detected. And once you arrive, slow down and fall into the pace of Kingsettle Stud life, you'll be glad you didn't drive any further.

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Facilities

We are family owned and run. We love meeting and chatting to guests that come to stay with us, whilst also allowing you complete space and privacy. We will always make an effort to make personal recommendations and go the extra-mile to ensure that you have a comfortable and memorable stay. Having started out 7 years ago with just The Coach House, we are proud that guests return year after year, and many we now count as friends. We provide a complimentary welcome hamper to all guests at check-in (milk, homemade sourdough, farm eggs etc) and a local information pack with suggested itineraries, recommendations and activities. We do run events and workshops here and there, so it's worth looking at our website or instagram if you'd like to join in!

Suitable For

Our site is particularly popular with young families and couples; although anyone keen on nature and particularly bird-watching will love the experience of staying on the Estate. The Coach House is dog-friendly and always popular for this reason. Lapwing Shepherd's Hut is a more luxurious experience perfectly suited to couples. The Bustard Cabin with it's secluded deck and bunk beds is a brilliant option for young families.

Nearby

The history of the area is hard to beat. Stonehenge is just around the corner, and a walk around our grounds alone will take you past 5000 year-old earthworks and burial mounds. Just last year a hoard of bronze-age axe-heads was found in one of our fields. In the wider area there are some world-class hikes to be discovered, taking in the famous white-horses of the Ridgeway, Avebury and Wansdyke to the north, or the New-Forest with it's wild ponies to the south. Finally, our area has some award-winning eateries and vine yards to be explored, particularly in Winchester and the villages surrounding the river Test (also great for a spot of wild-swimming!).

Food & Drink

The Malet Arms is a beautiful 40 minute walk away through the Estate (or 5 minute drive). It's a traditional Pub with a roaring fire, kitchen garden and locally sourced menu, and we always recommend it. It is also dog and family friendly. Slightly further afield there are numerous award-winning eateries, too many to mention, but foodies will enjoy a visit to the Red Lion in East Chisenbury or The Greyhound on the Test. Stockbridge is also a great option for delis, coffee and light lunches.

Open

April–December.

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The Owner Says

Kingsettle stud is a 2500 acre family-owned organic Estate, and just a 10-minute drive from Stonehenge, a UNESCO world-heritage site in Wiltshire. Each of our accommodation options; The Coach House, The Lapwing Shepherd's Hut or The Bustard Cabin is characterful and unique, and offers the chance to connect with nature and the ancient landscape of Stonehenge. The self-catered cottage and cabins each have a private en-suite kitchen and bathroom, fire-pit/barbeque area and access to shared laundry facilities. Aside from all that the wider area has to offer, Kingsettle Stud has extensive grounds and gardens, a tennis court, biking trails, a farm shop and beautiful pub walks right on the doorstep. As an organic Estate, in the process of re-wilding, we are also lucky to host a huge diversity of wildlife; all making us a destination in our own right.

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Accommodation

A shepherd’s hut, a cabin and a quirky self-catering cottage.

The Coach House

Cottage Sleeps 4
Sleeps 4. Dog friendly. Fully equipped kitchen. Bathroom with shower. TV, WiFi, DVD player, central heating. Private outdoor seating, firepit, garden and BBQ. Shared laundry facilities. All linen and towels and a welcome hamper provided.

Lapwing Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Luxury Shepherd's Hut with king-size bed and en-suite kitchen and bathroom.

Bustard Hut

Cabin Sleeps 4
A hand-built (by us!) cabin that sleeps 4 (king-size bed and bunk-bed). En-suite kitchen and bathroom. Elevated decking area and additional firepit/BBQ area.

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Getting There

From the A303 about eight miles east of Stonehenge, head towards Cholderton on the A338. After a couple of miles, at the first roundabout, take the first exit on to Grateley Road and then continue onto Cholderton Road. From here, follow signs to turn left into Kingsettle Stud and the Cholderton Estate.

There’s a train station at Grateley (seven miles from Kingsettle Stud), which is ideal for anyone bringing a bike. Otherwise, the best station to use is Andover (14 miles away), since it has a taxi rank outside.

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