Swan Green Cottages
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This Charming semi-detached thatched cottage built in the 1600s and listed as a Grade II building was originally 2 cottages. Situated in Emery Down, 5 mins walk from Lyndhurst with its variety of shops and restaurants. Idyllic setting with direct access to the forest, overlooks Swan Green where ponies and deer graze. Beautifully beamed living room with inglenook fireplace and open fire, dining area with oak table.
Two staircases lead upstairs: 2 double bedrooms plus 1 twin bedroom all with quaint sloping roofs. Television room with sofa bed, television, DVD . Bathroom with bath and overbath shower, toilet and sink. Shower room with sink, toilet and bidet. Free wifi. Garden front and back with private parking for 2 cars. Country pub just a stroll across the road, another over the hill.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Milford on Sea 19 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton or Bournemouth 24 km, Nearest railway: Ashurst 3 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, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Cottage is tastefully furnished with a variety of antiques, but with all the advantages of modern amenities. Electric shower in spacious shower room.
Child gate can be fitted to one staircase. Cot available, but guests are requested to bring their own cot sheets/blankets.
|Further details outdoors|
Front garden and back garden with garden furniture.
Fantastic view over the Forest.
Well behaved mature dog accepted. Non-smokers only.
The Central Southern England region
Created more than 900 years by William the Conqueror as a royal hunting ground, the New Forest has been protected over the centuries and still retains much of its original landscape. It is one of England’s most beautiful areas easily explored by walking, cycling or on horseback. Ponies and deer can be seen roaming freely.
Apart from the beauty of ancient oaks, majestic beeches and a myriad of funghi, visitors can enjoy the sights of birds of prey, foxes as well as other plentiful wildlife. The Forest retains a unique landscape which ranges from ancient woodland to heather-covered heath interspersed with picturesque thatched cottages and welcoming pubs.
The magnificent cedars of Ornamental Drive, Exbury Gardens with its exquisite display of azaleas and rhododendrons, Beaulieu's world famous National Motor Museum, Owl and Otter Farm at Ashurst, Paulton Amusement Park at Ower, seaside town of Lymington with its Saturday market and ferry to the Isle of Wight. The historic cities of Winchester and Portsmouth are all within easy driving distance and Stonehenge a day's outing, shopping at West Quay in nearby Southampton or Bournemouth.
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27 Sep 2013
"Charming cosy cottage with wonderful views"
For this return visit we took our Australian cousin - and our dog! - as we've always loved it. Our cousin was fascinated to stay in an authentic thatched English cottage and thought it was lovel… More
27 Sep 2013
"Great for families"
Stayed at the cottage with my husband and 2 daughters. I appreciated the cottage a lot because it was welcoming, cozy and very clean. I have a 7 year old and 1 year old child and found a lovely room w… More
10 Sep 2013
"Adequate accomodation, if a little musty"
The cottage is probably charming for those not used to old English period properties - it has many original features. We found it however quite musty and a little grubby, also old-fashioned. The staircase by the most obvious children's bedroom is lethal for small kids, so we had to shift the rooms around, which wasn't ideal. Two of the bedrooms are inter-connecting - i.e. you have to go through one to go down to the bathroom (or else try the lethal stairs in the middle of the night.). There is no upstairs bathroom. What you can't see on the photo is that the cottage is on a very busy and noisy main road. All in all, we thought the property was poorly described and over-priced. We loved the area though.
We are disappointed that the guest was not happy with her 2 day stay at our property. The cottage is a 400 year old, protected Grade II listed building, retaining most of the original features and it would be rather incongruous to have modern furnishing.
The staircase in question is typical of the period and is fitted with a safety gate. Although the majority of our guests obviously have young children, the staircase has never posed a problem. All bedrooms have their own access.
Regarding the location of the cottage - it is exactly as described on the site. Perhaps, as all over the Forest, during peak hours on a hot August weekend, the traffic may have been more intense.
On reading our visitor book, guests will find it is full of enthusiastic compliments written by both children and adults. I would also like to add that many of our guests are returning clients.
24 May 2013
We have been with 4 adults and 4 children at the Swan Green Cottages and we enjoyed staying there very much!
The cottage is well decorated and friendly, also it has everything you need. The beds are good, good shower and the house is clean. We were free to use the fireplace.
It has a nice garden and the view in frond of the cottage is beautiful. Also the wild horses
The New Forest and the area around has a lot to see and to do! We hope to come back!
9 Dec 2012
"Quaint and cosy"
You get the WOW factor on opening the door. It is what you imagine a thatched cottage to be. It is quaint and higgledy piggledy, but deceptively spacious.
Could have done with more information about where things were in the cottage as there was some antique furniture not in the best condition which reluctant to investigate when looking for things. It would also have been useful to know where the logs for the fire were stored as it was cold and damp in November. Slight damp in kitchen cupboards, which made contents smell musty but it was after the worst weekend of rain for many a year in the New Forest. Parking is slightly awkward due to the road outside being busy at peak times.
Pub in easy walking distance with good food and open fire and friendly staff. Lyndhurst and the New Forest were easily walkable.
16 Sep 2012
We were swept off our feet by this cottage. Of course, being two old thatched cottages knocked into one, it was quaint and quirky, and a bit low for tall people. But it was well equipped and very clean and comfortable. The traffic congestion in nearby Lyndhurst is awful but you can walk into town for the shops in 10-15 minutes and there are plenty of delightful parts of the New Forest to be enjoyed if you go in the opposite direction. We loved it !
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