List your home
Apply filters
£ to

"Ducklings", Forest hideaway

from £79 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

from £79 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.

Need more information about booking Home 135719 ?

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

"Ducklings" is a luxuriously appointed cottage in the middle of the New Forest National Park. Very peaceful and surrounded by mature trees, this fabulous accommodation is only 200 metres from open forest on the edge of Sway village, just 3 miles south of Brockenhurst.

The surrounding scenery with its variety of walking and cycling trails, leafy lanes and bridleways is nothing short of breathtaking.

Guests regularly comment on how immaculately the place is kept & how exceptionally well they sleep.

Features of the property include oak furniture, solid oak kitchen that is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, etc. and natural marble floor with underfloor heating. The lounge, dining and bedroom areas are carpeted and pleasantly furnished throughout. The first floor offers one bedroom with twin beds & the master bedroom with king-size bed (comfy memory foam mattress). The property has a shower room and a separate toilet. Quality bedding and towels are provided.

The gardens offer privacy and security. BUT SORRY - STRICTLY NO PETS OR CHILDREN UNDER 10.

You will have the holiday to remember at Ducklings whether you're looking for a family break where you can relax knowing the children are in a secure environment or a luxury retreat to completely unwind and recuperate.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth or Southampton 10 km, Nearest railway: Sway 1 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details outdoors

The cottage is attached to Mallard House and both are set in grounds with electric gates offering privacy and security. Ducklings has its own private, south west facing garden & there is parking space for 2-3 cars.

The mature garden is surrounded by trees with automatic evening lighting. There is a lovely stone patio with table and chairs for al fresco dining & a shed to store your own bicycles.

This is a truly peaceful location where you can completely unwind, but we have a policy of no noise outside after 10pm out of consideration for the neighbours.

The Hampshire region

The fabulous New Forest National Park is a great holiday location, consistently voted as one of the UK's top holiday destinations. Our cottage is in the heart of the national park in a quaint village just 3 miles south of Brockenhurst. Yet, we are also only 3 miles from the coast at Lymington, with its cobbled quay, and pretty marina, offering magnificent views towards the Isle of Wight.

This unique area of outstanding natural beauty has endless forest walks and cycle paths together with open countryside freely inhabited by donkeys, cattle and ponies. As a national park, the whole area is open for visitors to enjoy. The quaint villages of Lymington, Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Beaulieu and Burley are all worth a visit.

Clear rivers and shady groves provide tranquillity and a car-free haven for walking, cycling and horse riding. There are plenty of companies offering bike hire. Or if you are feeling more energetic, The New Forest offers canoeing and kayaking opportunities on the gentle Beaulieu River. There are outstanding gardens within easy reach - Exbury, Furzey, Braxton, Broadlands and Beaulieu Abbey. Children activities near by include Moors Valley Country Park, Paultons Park, Longdown Activity Centre, Beaulieu Motor Museum and Go Ape to name a few.

Other places of interest include Mudeford Quay, the 18th Century village of Buckler's Hard, the award winning beaches at Bournemouth or take a day trip from Lymington to the Isle of Wight. You'll soon understand why people are drawn back to this area year after year.


The famous New Forest ponies wander freely on the open forest just 200 metres away, where we often see deer.

Five minutes of level walking will take you to the heart of Sway village, where a small range of village stores can supply your needs, from vegetables, fresh baked breads, local meat and game to good wines and cheeses. Sway and Brockenhurst boast a delightful variety of pubs and restaurants (you could eat in a different one every night of the week) to suit any pocket, style and appetite, so have fun in exploring their interesting menus. There is an excellent choice of bicycle hire, sightseeing buses and riding stables within a couple of miles, also an excellent golf course at Brockenhurst, just 3 miles up the road. If sailing takes your fancy, you'll enjoy the wonderful marina at Lyminton, about 3 miles away.

Guest reviewsPowered by TripAdvisor

Guest reviews no reviews

Guest reviews Powered by TripAdvisor

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Excellent 5/5

12 reviews Excellent 5/5

Help other travellers decide where to stay

Add your voice to the conversation about this holiday home and your review will appear on TripAdvisor too.

Write a review

Write a review
Review 1-10 of 12

25 Feb 2015


"Fabulous place to stay."

Was incredibly comfortable and well appointed. Teenagers really enjoyed facilities. Was off beaten track - but that was what we wanted. Would love to stay there again as owners really welcoming and he… More

7 Sep 2014



We got the "wow" factor when we opened the door. Exactly how it was described in the review for the cottage. It has a lovely garden and was just so lovely and clean . Lisa is a lovely lady a… More

22 Jul 2014


"perfect, peaceful retreat."

' Fantastic place in a great location with perfect weather ' If your looking for a quiet holiday cottage with all modern facilities and plenty of room to move around then this is the place f… More

29 Apr 2014


"Very Peaceful, Excellent location"

Spotless property in a small village. Great access to New Forest and Isle of Wight,(make sure you visit Queen Victoria's house, Osborne House) Excellent, secure parking. Very obliging host. E… More

24 Mar 2014


"Wonderful, relaxing place to stay!"

We have stayed here twice now and both times have been extremely impressed with the cottage. It is lovely and clean, well equipped and feels homely. Lisa (the owner) is so lovely and although she live… More

4 Mar 2014


"Lovely holiday home in an excellent location!"

This is a real cosy holiday home with everything you need to have a relaxing weekend away. Everything extremely clean and of high quality. The location was perfect for us to rent some bikes and explor… More

17 Aug 2013


"Lovely accommodation in a superb location for the New Forest."

Perfect holiday home, fully equipped and spotlessly clean. The location couldn't have been better everything on your doorstep yet lovely and peaceful. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to family and friends. Lisa the owner was friendly and helpful. Fantastic holiday.

23 Sep 2012


"Excellent Rental"

Had a very relaxing and enjoyable week at Ducklings - the accommodation was excellent, everything was very good quality and very clean. The house, which is attached to the owners own home, was in a g… More

17 Nov 2011


"A great home from home"

A great place to stay for a couple or family with older children, very quiet, comfortable and on the outskirts of Sway village, but easy walking to shops, cafe etc.
Very clean, beautifully furnished and equipped. Could have done with some toiletries and a few tissues etc to get us going, but otherwise everything was there.
The stairs might be a bit steep for older guests or those with knee problems but the bedrooms are well furnished & the bed very comfortable. The whole property is very clean and there is great attention to cleanliness and detail. We will return.

1 Oct 2011


"The most peaceful well equipped holiday cottage in the New Forest"

The cottage was located in a beautiful tranquil part of the New Forest. The garden has an abundance of beautiful tall trees. We watched squirrels running through them. There was a patio area to sit out and watch the garden and listen to the bird song.

Inside the cottage is a delight. Comfortable sofas, large flat-screen tv. My son bought his favouite dvds to watch in the evening whilst I cooked our evening meal in the well equipped kitchen. There is luxury shower and the bedrooms are very comfortable.

We visited the Motor Museum in Beaulieu, the New Forest Park which has a wolf park, deer, owls, otters plus many more animals. We love visiting the stream that runs through the Forest in Brockenhurst, followed by a cream tea in the Teddy Bear Cafe. A favouite for us is a cruise around Lymington Harbour to the Isle of Wight. Lyndhurst also has some lovely restaurants.

Review 1-10 of 12

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.

Contact the owner

This price is an estimate based on the latest rate information available to us. Contact the advertiser to ask for the exact price, including any additional fees.

from £79 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.


    You're booking with

    Lisa G.

    • 7 Years listed

    100% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:12 Apr 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Spanish

    Payment accepted

    Paypal accepted

    Credit cards accepted

    Don’t let an old browser slow down your holiday

    Your browser is out of date and might not work well with our website. Download the latest version to speed up your hunt for the perfect holiday home.

    Just click on the icons to get to the download page