"Ducklings", Forest hideaway
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
"Ducklings" is a luxuriously appointed new 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 nicely furnished throughout. The first floor offers one bedroom with twin beds & the master bedroom with king-size bed (comfy memory foam mattress & Egyptian cotton sheets). The property has a designer 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, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|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 Central Southern England 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.
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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
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.
24 Sep 2011
"Great cottage,Great area,Great host"
The Ducklings is in a quiet gated homely area, the owner lives next door is very friendly but not intrusive. Ducklings Cottage,Sway, is very modern and perfect with a good enclosed garden .Situated a 100 yards outside New Forest cattle grids,and 1/4 mile from the forest and in a really great village. Great food at Sway Manor, not expensive and Hare & Hounds pub and with loads more within 3 miles without having to go into Towns ,where traffic is a night mare,outside roads fine.Dont miss IOW day trip from Lymington also a great town.Altogether as you guess a good holiday base.
12 Aug 2011
"A magical hideaway"
We came for a week near Bonfire night 2010, the view from the bedroom was enchanting with the sound of children's laughter interspersed with breathtaking moments as the rockets sped toward to nig… More
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