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The Swallows Cottage

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Good 3.5/5 Score from 9 reviews

from £65 /night

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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The Swallows Cottage is a pretty single storey 2 bedroomed cottage (1 with double bed, 1 with bunk beds).

Immaculately decorated and tastefully furnished with open-plan living room, dining area, kitchen and patio doors opening to decked area - with outstanding views from the living area. The decked area has a fence surrounding it, with a gate.

The bathroom has tiled floor and mat,shower cubicle, sink, toilet, towel shelf, extractor and heated towel rail and towels.

Bedroom 1 contains double bed, bedside cabinet with lamp, wall mirror and shelf, wardrobe and digital TV.

Bedroom 2 contains bunk beds, wardrobe, bedside cabinet with lamp, wall mirror and shelf.

Beds are made with cotton bed linen, protective mattresses, pillows and duvets.

Lounge area contains 3 seater sofa, wing backed armchair, chaise lounge, lamp and table, coffee table, rug, 42 inch flat screen digital TV and DVD player radio.

Dining area contains round dining table, 4 chairs, place-mats and fruit bowl.

Kitchen area contains built in cupboards with integral fridge, (wall cupboards have concealed lighting) electric cooker with 4 hobs and oven, all cutlery, crockery, glasses, pots and pans, in fact everything you would need at home. Microwave, stainless steel sink and drainer with drying rack, toaster.

Hallway has a cupboard which contains washing machine, iron and ironing board, brush and dustpan.

A freezer is available just inside the door of the adjoining barn also a clothes airer.

There is a washing line and pegs in the garden.

Decked pation area with table chairs and barbeque. NEW NOTE: THE DECKING AREA HAS PICKET FENCING AND GATE

Large parking area.

The Swallows Cottage has been ideal for all types of holidays, from a quiet retreat, a family holiday including day's out sightseeing and beach, walking, fishing horse riding, water park, bird/wildlife watching.

Deer often walk and feed in the field. Many types of birds have been observed, including buzzards and kite.

There is a 60ft pond in the garden, containing wild fish: please note that care should be taken with young children.

Please note: Single sex groups - due to previous damage - a cash deposit of £100.00 against damages is payable on arrival and refunded on departure (after inspection).

The cottage is set in 1/2 acre of owners grounds. Owners house is approximately 50 mtrs away.

Owners have 1 very friendly, female Jack Russell called Molly.

A deposit against loss or damage of £100.00 is required on arrival and refundable on departure.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bournemouth 20 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth International/Southampton 20 km, Nearest railway: Salisbury 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

We have now added a fence and gate around the decked patio for the added safety of children and dogs.

A deposit of £100.00 is payable on arrival against loss or damage, after inspection on departure this will be refunded.

Further details outdoors

Lots of parking available.

A picket fence with gate has been added to the decking area.

Further details

With small children, care must be taken of the pond as it is 6ft deep!!!!!!!

There is one step into the cottage.

No smoking in the cottage please. Smoking is permitted on the patio.

During peak periods, we prefer a minimum stay of one week.

Short term stays are welcome outside peak times.

Due to misuse, a deposit of £100.00 against damages or loss. This will be refunded on depature after inspection of the cottage.

About this location

The Hampshire region

Central Southern England has more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in England.

The area includes:

The picturesque South Downs. The Jurassic Coast. with many beautiful beaches.

Historic towns and cities: Bournemouth, Salisbury, Ringwood, Wimborne, Winchester, Poole, Southampton, Winchester.


The New Forest is 100 square miles of beautiful woodland and heathland, where ponies, donkeys, cattle, 3 species of deer, pigs, badgers, and lots more wildlife and birds live free.

2 miles away -Sandy Balls (swimming pools, gym, bicycle hire)

Nearby local markets in Ringwood and Salisbury.

Lots of fishing (lakes and river).

Fordingbridge is the local riverside town which has 6 pubs - all serve food. It also has many quaint shops and a museum.

3 golf courses in the area.

Lots of local fetes and festivals in the area during the Summer.

Bournemouth B.I.C and Pier have numerous shows and bands.

Southampton has the famous Mayflower Theatre.

Salisbury Cathedral is very beautiful and has the tallest spire in England.

Truthfully, there are really too many beautiful and interesting places to mention.

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Review 1-9 of 9

8 Jan 2015


"nice setting but didn't feel welcome"

My husband booked this as a suprise for our first anniversary because the New Forrest is one of our favourite places. We also took our young son of 20 months. All the previous reviews stated a welcome… More

4 Sep 2014


"Good base for visits"

Booked this place for its accessibility for planned visits into Dorset for a long weekend and the place was a good base, quiet, lovely setting with lovely views.I agree with an early visitor regarding… More

17 Sep 2013


"Lovely setting great base for New Fforest area and very friendly and pleasant owner"

The Swallows Cottage is a delightful and pretty place to stay .It is kept very clean and well equipt and comfortable for a break whatever the time of year . The view of the ploughed fields was pretty… More

Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.

29 Jul 2013



My family and I had a lovely stay at the Swallows. The property had all that we needed, clean and comfortable. The children enjoyed staying in the bunk beds and having regular visits from Molly the dog. The pond is amazing especially with the swallows coming around. The location was great for us and allowed us to enjoy several days out without having too far with the children.
We really appreciated the bread and milk that was there on our arrival, a cup of tea was definitely needed after a hot car journey. Value for money.

Thank you very much for your review. Hope to see you all again.Best Regards, Viv

22 May 2013


"Relaxing Weekend"

We stayed here 3 adults and a 6yr old for the weekend in May. We had a wonderful time, the cottage is spacious with gorgeous views from the decking. Viv left us a lovely breakfast basket for our arriv… More

Dear Paula,
Thank you so much for your review. Hope to see you again.
Best Regards,

6 May 2013


"Lovely stay"

We had a lovely stay in Swallows Cottage. It was well equipped with everything you need and the welcome basket of tea, biscuits, bread etc was great. There is a lovely view from the living room which was wonderful to wake up to. Viv was very friendly and would have been very happy to help if we needed anything extra. And at £65 per night it really is excellent value for money. I'm sure we'll be visiting again.

Dear Emma and family,
Thank you for your feedback and for leaving the cottage so tidy.
I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you in the future.
Best Regards,

28 Apr 2013


"Fantastic Place an absolute bargain"

We have just arrived back from The Swallows Cottage and felt compelled to review immediately, we travelled as a family with our 12 & 14 year old daughters and our dog. When we were looking for somewhe… More

Dear Watson family,
Thank you for such a lovely feedback and for leaving the cottage so nice and tidy. It was lovely to meet you. Look forward to seeing you all again.
Best Regards,
Viv Searl

27 Nov 2012


"Looks can be deceiving and also previous reviews"

We booked one the presentation of the photos and past reviews, and were so dissapointed and nearly left the next morning even though we had a few days booked. On presentation it is clean and new but e… More

If you check this person's other reviews, they are all bad except for one.

30 Jun 2012


"Wonderful place to stay"

Had a great holiday at the Swallows Cottage. The owners who live in the same grounds as the cottage, Viv and John, made us feel at home straight away. Some really nice touches such as a welcome pack of essentials in case you had not been able to get to a shop such as tea, milk, loaf of bread, butter, biscuits, etc., all in with the price of the rental. The cottage itself is more substantial than one may think from the pictures and it had everything you would need for a short or long stay such as a good flat screen TV with Freeview. Lots of holiday information on the area was available within the cottage. The sleeping arrangements were one bedroom with a double bed and one with bunk beds and the furniture throughout was very good. The outside surroundings of rolling hills were beautiful and the cottage had a nice wooden patio area where you could sit out with a drink in the evening watching the lovely sunsets. There is so much to see and do from this base I did not think so many places would be so near, for example Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Ringwood, Christchurch and many other places all within a short drive. The cottage is in Dorset but also on the border of Hampshire and Wiltshire too. The nearest medium sized town is Fordingbridge about 4 miles away which has everything you would need including several pubs that do meals and an excellent small museum with very enthusiastic staff ! There is a village called Alderholt even nearer which also has a pub again this does excellent meals. For anyone who enjoys fishing then this is a great location and John the owner can recommend places to fish around and about. There were one or two things that I thought could be improved and a couple of small minor faults which I mentioned to the owners and they said these would be sorted out straight away. All in all a tremendous few days, comfortable cottage and a great location, I would firmly recommend this as an ideal holiday destination.

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    Calendar last updated:27 Mar 2015

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