Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Delightful chocolate-box cottage dating back to 16th century set in approximately 1/3 of an acre. Japonica Cottage is in the village of Bank in the heart of The New Forest National Park. Ideal location for cycling and walking and close to the village pub. Extensive restaurants and shops are availabile in Lyndhurst, which is only a short drive away.
Accommodation comprises of ground floor: lounge/dining room, kitchen, utility room, twin bedroom with guest beds under, bathroom with shower, and garden room (with sofa bed). First floor after climbing the cottage stairs, double bedroom with king size bed, single bedroom with guest bed under, bathroom.
The cottage is set in lovely gardens with summer house, patio furniture and bbq, ideal for alfresco eating in beautiful surroundings.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Milford on Sea 19 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton Airport 26.5 km, Nearest railway: Ashurst 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Japonica Cottage has a garden room with a sofa bed and two more armchairs.
There are cottage stairs leading to the upper floor.
There is a utility room with added appliances.
|Further details outdoors||
There is parking for up to three cars on the driveway but the gates must always be closed otherwise horses can go into garden.
Beautiful gardens with summer house.
£200.00 cautionary deposit taken on all holiday lets which is returned after the holiday provided there are no breakages or mishaps.
£20.00 booking fee.
£50.00 holding deposit taken on booking with balance due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday.
The Central Southern England region
A wonderful region to take a holiday in, with the New Forest National Park and the south coast to visit. There are many attractions in the whole of the region and many wonderful towns and villages with holiday accommodation. There are plenty of day excursion attractions in all areas e.g. Paultons Park, Marwell Zoological Park. Together with excellent shopping areas such as West Quay in Southampton and Castle Point in Bournemouth.
The New Forest lies to the west of Southampton Water in south-west Hampshire and covers 37,677 hectares. Centuries of human management and livestock grazing have meant that the forest is a combination of heathland, ancient woodland, wetlands and grassy plains, with many enclosures of both coniferous and deciduous woodland. The commoners’ ponies and cattle roam freely across the forest, controlling and shaping the vegetation as they graze.
‘New Forest’, or ‘Nova Foresta’, was created by William the Conqueror as a royal hunting ground, and forest laws were enforced to protect the hunted animals and their habitats. These strict laws ensured that the hunting of deer and wild boar remained the closely guarded privilege of the King and his followers.
Over the centuries, deer hunting became less important, and by the 17th and 18th centuries timber production was the primary economic use of the New Forest. The New Forest Acts came into force, and areas were fenced off to protect young saplings from the grazing animals. It wasn’t until the Act of 1877 that two thirds of the forest were set aside for commoners to exercise their traditional rights.
Deer populations were left unmanaged until the 19th century when they reached levels that threatened the timber crops and competed with the commoners’ stock for food. The Deer Removal Act was established in 1851 and it was resolved that all deer were to be removed. Although total removal was not achieved, the numbers did reduce dramatically, and the Forestry Commission's keepers continue to keep these numbers under control today.
Recreation is important in the New Forest and with a large proportion of the forest being Crown land, access to the greater part is open and free to all. Local users and visitors from farther afield regularly enjoy participating in a wide range of recreation activities including horse-riding, dog walking and cycling.
Bank is a small village on the outskirts of Lyndhurst and is in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Lyndhurst has a variety of shops and eating places and the New Forest Visitor Centre.