Amazing Accommodation at The Watership Down

Read our update from Lucy at The Watership Down Inn about their super new development.

This month we are very proud to the open 4 new bedrooms at the Watership Down Inn, Freefolk - we have been building them during 2018 so that they were ready for the beautiful Hampshire spring.  At the Watership Down Inn we have offered B&B for many years upstairs in the original pub, but have always wanted to provide a more flexible space for all  – this year our wish has become a reality.

We have designed and built a new annex in the garden offering four new bedrooms, including a family room.  A massive amount of thought has gone into the build, making sure that this not only complements the surroundings, whilst maintaining the beautiful views through large windows but provides an adaptable space catering for many needs. We have also put a huge amount of thought in to the access for our guests, there will be no muddy walks across the garden, we have created easy access to and from the pub, via a raised walkway as well as adding new parking spaces to the carpark which was often at capacity, we know this will please many people as this has been something that we have received feedback several times.



The interior of the rooms has been a labour of love for Jules Denée (one of the owners), making sure this is in keeping with the original theme of the Watership Down Inn while creating a new fresh look.  We would love you to come down and see for yourselves or take a look at some of the pictures on the website, all bookings can now be done online so this is simple and flexible.

Working together - How the OBA can support your business

I have always known about the existence of the OBA through the organisation of the annual Christmas event but to be honest, other than that, I didn’t really know what they did. I first got more involved, when I went along to a discovery workshop run by the OBA in 2016. I found it really interesting how many diverse businesses there were within Overton, other than those visible in the village centre.

OBA Member Interview Artist Jo South 

There are so many ‘hidden talents’ in the village as many of us work from home during school hours. Not having a ‘shop front’ can be detrimental.  I would like to think that the networking possibilities and the OBA Open Overton website, etc., can help act as a ‘shop window’ for those of us that are not so publicly visible on the high street. Many of us begin our businesses because we love what we do – anything that can make marketing and publicity easier is a bonus!

OBA at Overton Scarecrow Festival

Members of the committee were pleased to represent the Overton Business Association (OBA) at the Overton Scarecrow Festival on Saturday 14th July. The stall was covered in prizes donated by many OBA members and the tombola was a great success with those attending the festival. The winners were very grateful for the generous prizes that were on offer from local businesses, and we have since heard that some have been directly in touch with the businesses themselves to say thank you!