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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Property description
Heatherview is a charming period cottage on a quiet lane within the New Forest National Park. Ponies and donkeys come to the front gate and you may walk for miles across the heath and through the wooded inclosures. The nearest pub/restaurant,The Hare and Hounds, child and dog friendly ,is 8 minutes walk away and the village shops and station are 15 minutes. The Solent and the Channel , along which runs the coastal path and beaches , is 15 minutes drive. The garden is enclosed and private with table and chairs for al fresco meals. Beaulieu ,Bucklers Hard, The National Motor Museum, Exbury and many other places of interest for all ages are easily reached and there are excellent restaurants close by.Riding, cycling, walking, fishing,sailing, use of leisure centres and Spas, and visiting nature reserves are popular activities. The Cathedrals of Salisburyand Winchester, historic Portsmouth, and shopping and the airports of Southampton and Bournemouth, are an hour's drive or train trip

Accommodation description
Bedroom 1 with 5ft bed , bedroom 2 with 3ft twin beds, optional sofa bed in dining room. travel cot on request. Upstairs family bathroom with overbath shower, basin and WC. Downstairs WC/basin. Bright conservatory style kitchen with gas hob and oven, fridge/ freezer, dishwasher, clothes washer, microwave, combi boiler, equipment for family cooking and eating for 5. Pull up table. Kitchen opens onto small patio with table and chairs. Vacuum cleaners, etc. iron and board, clothes line and pegs in garden. In wet weather Mrs Reynolds will hang washing in her conservatory. Sitting room has three and two seater sofas, coffee tables, chest of drawers, lamps, freeview digital TV and DVD player, open fire and central heating. Carpets in bedrooms and sitting room , wood floor in dining room. WIFI is available. Dining room with antique dining table and chairs, 4ft sofa bed , chest of drawers shelves, lamp, books. Central heating. Wood floor.

Accessibility
Not suitable for a wheel chair. Stairs and bath could be difficult .

A more upright armchair can be provided on request if sofas not suitable.

Suggest conversation with owner ref above .

Outside
For Heatherview a barbecue can be lent, here there is a garden table and chairs . There is a lockup shed and a clothes line.
There is parking for one car at the end of the garden, and space in front on the lane.
B&B guests ( Heather Cottage)can use the garage for bikes. Parking is at the front gate on the lane.

Important notes
Heatherview is cleaned and beds changed (duvets). on changeover day by the owner,who lives in Heather Cottage and so is available for any needs/ enquiries.
Towels are not included in the self catering but can be provided by arrangement. Beach towels are not available for B&B or self catering guests

The stairs are 'cottage style' , steep with a handrail

There is a porch/lobby for boots and coats and the bike/ pushchair shed in the garden.

masses of compliments , letters and Christmas cards over the years , but haven't kept them as evidence!

People comment on welcome , of cottage and by me, helpfullness ( me),
Cosiness and quiet , comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen, lovely ,larger than usual garden, and the ponies in the lane!
Breakfasts always commended in Heather Cottage.

About the Owner
I bought Heatherview 10 years ago from Margaret, a lovely elderly lady who kept a beautiful garden and sang to her plants. My parents thought it would suit them when they grew less energetic. They never came here so I brought the cottage up to date, including building a new kitchen and began holiday lets. This has been a big success, Guests love the quiet, the donkeys and ponies, the peaceful garden and living 'on' the New Forest with walking for hours straight from the gate. I enjoy people enjoying Heatherview and I like being available to help or advise at any time. I live in Heather Cottage next door but I don't interfere unless asked! I'm a grandmother. I worked as a teacher in special needs. I love the sea, The Forest ,and providing such a lovely base for holidays.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Milford on Sea 6.5 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth Airport 16 km, Nearest railway: Sway Train Station 1.2 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

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