Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
It would be hard to find a more peaceful, idyllic setting than this..... a secluded, "eyebrow" thatched cottage situated at the bottom of a woodland track in the heart of the New Forest, fronting the Hampshire Avon with fields beyond and set in ¾ acre of garden, which includes a series of ponds fed by natural springs. From the cottage there is immediate access onto the wood and open heathland of The New Forest and, for keen fishermen, more than half a mile of private fishing - rowing boat available on request.
Undercastle Cottage is a green oak, timber framed cottage recently built to a traditional design and to very high specifications. The interior is very tastefully furnished and includes interesting antique pieces. Two outhouses, close to the main cottage 'The Fishing Lodge' and 'The Hayloft', provide additional sleeping accommodation making this an unusual and highly desirable holiday property, which has been awarded the top 5 star grading, as well as the Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation, by Visit Britain. Also featured in The Sunday Times "100 Best Cottages" article, January 2010.
NB Children must be supervised, as there is unfenced river frontage as well as ponds in the garden.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Main cottage: Entrance into utility room. Adjacent, downstairs w.c. Fitted kitchen with oil fired Esse cooker and dining area. Bedroom with ornate, French, cast iron, 4ft double bed. Galleried sitting room with inglenook style fireplace and French doors onto a terrace. Solid oak stairs to a landing gallery. Access to a double bedroom with 5ft Victorian, brass & iron half tester bed and a bathroom/w.c. with cast iron bath & hand shower attachment. Fishing Lodge: Large, open plan bedroom with twin beds, fridge, T.V., sliding doors onto a gravel terrace and separate shower room/w.c. Superb views right down the river. Hayloft: Outside wooden staircase (NB steep stairs) provides access to a large bedroom under the eaves with 5ft black iron bed.
|Further details outdoors|
Attractively landscaped garden surrounding the cottage and overlooking the river, with a paved terrace and wildlife ponds, which overflow via a small gulley/waterfall into the river. Barbecue. NB the river frontage is unfenced so children must be supervised.
The ancient New Forest landscape, where ponies and cattle are free to roam, is an ideal venue for walking, riding, cycling as well as offering many places of interest for its visitors - Beaulieu (abbey and motor museum), Bucklers Hard maritime museum, Lymington (yachting and trips to the Isle of Wight), Rockbourne Roman Villa, Breamore House, to name but a few. The larger cities of Salisbury, Southampton and Bournemouth are also within easy driving distance and the small country town of Fordingbridge, 4 miles away, provides a good local shopping centre.
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26 Jul 2014
"Lovely tranquil setting"
Our stay was from 18th July 2014 for 1 week with 5 people.The property is located along part of the River Avon with the river bank forming part of the beautiful well kept gardens. Set below a dense wo… More
Thanks for your detailed and informative comments, which will be especially useful for anyone looking to fish while staying at Undercastle Cottage. We're glad to hear you had a great holiday. Hideaways Reservations team.
23 Apr 2014
- property clean, quality of bedding excellent, and given its clever modernisation and combi heating is warm and cosy, even on cold nights. Excellent real log fire available just in case.- fantastic… More
Thank you for your comments about Undercastle Cottage. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay. It is in a unique setting. Your comment about Wifi is noted but perhaps part of the 'escapism' this cottage affords, at the end of a track by the river, is not having to worry about emails or phone messages for once.
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