The Garden Cottage
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Set in the romantically named village of Lover, this cosy brick built small cottage with wood burning stove is set in the garden of our home, with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. Set on the northern edge of the New Forest National Park it is ideal for people of all ages wishing for a quiet peaceful break but with easy access to the forest, Salisbury, Stonehenge and wider tourist attractions at Southampton and Bournemouth. Alternatively with two pubs and a village shop within walking distance, numerous walks in and around the village you wouldn't have to go far if you wanted to give the car a rest too!
Self Contained with all you will need for an idyllic, peaceful, relaxing break. This cottage is all on one level with small step to front and rear and with level gardens and car parking area. Bright and airy in the summer with your own part of the garden to sit and enjoy the bird song and wildlife and cosy and warm in the winter when you light your own woodburner...
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Milford on Sea 40 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton 20 km, Nearest railway: Salisbury 10 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
There are sports facilities a short drive away, but walking or riding is the major draw to our area. Cycles are available for hire locally or bring your own. Golf course within 5 minutes drive.
Internet access often available but cannot be guaranteed.
Less than a 10 minute walk from the open forest and just under a mile from The Downs to the north. The Garden Cottage is ideally situated for exploring the New Forest and the surrounding area.
This cosy, renovated, detached, brick built and double glazed small garden cottage, offers a peaceful (and romantic) haven for couples set within the grounds of the owners' home surrounded by unspoilt countryside and peaceful rolling hills. Entered from the shared driveway where there is visitor parking for one car, a footpath leads to the front door of the cottage through an arch of clematis. The self-contained accommodation, in a light bright décor, consists of a general open-plan living room with a wood burner and a skylight window allowing visitors to watch the stars at night. There is a neatly fitted galley kitchen with a small two ring cooker, stainless steel sink and worktop and a small table with dining chairs, in the living area there is a large three seater settee and a casual lounge chair along with TV, DVD etc. The bedroom having a standard double bed. A door opens to a part tiled, separate shower room W.C. with hand basin and heated towel.
A back door from the cottage leads to the secluded patio with a sheltered lawn exclusively for the visitors use with table and chairs and BBQ and catches the morning sun. The garden and paddock are often visited by deer, badgers, pheasant and other local wildlife…
There are traditional village pubs serving a good selection of food in the village, and in Downton just 2 miles, and a good selection of amenities in the market town of Fordingbridge 6 miles away. Redlynch itself has a local shop/post office, pubs/ restaurants and there is nothing nicer than walking through the woods in the morning to the village shop for the daily newspaper!
Footpaths lead to some wonderful walks offering panoramic views of The Downs and there are also lovely forest walks nearby. Maps are available in the cottage for your use.
There is a golf course close by, and the seaside resorts of Milford and Barton on Sea are within a 45 minute car journey. Numerous attractions within easy reach including Breamore House, Beaulieu Motor Museum and Palace House, Stonehenge, Exbury Gardens to name but a few.
Beaches in the southern part of the forest or Bournemouth are an easy car drive away or for a alternative day out why not get on a ferry in Lymington and visit the Isle of Wight the crossing is only 35 minutes to Yarmouth and worth the trip just to see the forest from another perspective...
The Central Southern England region
Come and visit us to see for yourself how wonderful it is. Leave the hustle and bustle behind, drive over the cattle grid and enjoy the New Forest with the deer, ponies, pigs and cattle roaming freely.
The cottage is set in the peaceful New Forest National Park in the beautiful and romantic village of Lover. We are also close to Salisbury and Stonehenge. The New Forest has numerous attractions to visit and sites to see. Or ideal for just a peaceful getaway. Every season paints a different picture, bluebells and foals in spring to brilliant leaf colours in autumn.
And just to make things even better we have one of the highest sunshine counts in the whole of the UK!
We are also within easy reach any of the annual events that happen around the forest such as Downton Cuckoo Fair held at the beginning of May, Beaulieu Auto Jumble, New Forest Show in July, Beaulieu Boat Jumble, Netley Marsh Steam Rally, New Forest Marathon in September, The Southampton Boat Show etc.
This is a tiny village with a delightful range of public houses and restaurants nearby and small shop which sells everything from newspapers to frozen food.
All major entertainment such as theatre, cinema or night clubs can be found in either Salisbury 10 miles, or Southampton 15 miles.
Gold Club and riding stables nearby for those looking for a more sporty break.
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28 Jul 2014
The cottage is lovely, in a very peaceful garden. The cottage itself could have been made lovely also. It was very dirty, the inside of cupboards and drawers were very fusty, the crockery had to be wa… More
We are very dismayed to receive this review as we have been letting our cottage for some 15 years without a single detrimental comment and have numerous repeat visitors from home and abroad who love the cottage and the location and come back year after year. We also have a visitors book in the cottage which is full of positive comments and feedback from people who thought the cottage more than met their expectation.
19 Jan 2013
"Cozy cottage in great location"
Highly recommended cottage in a great location for exploring the area. Walking and cycling are on your doorstep with great routes right out of the driveway. My wife and I stayed for a post christmas break and were very impressed at the warm welcome and standard of the cottage for the price. We got some great walks in despite the colder weather and found that the location was very good for exploring the entire new forest Hamp/Wilts area. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Everywhere we went we found good food at reasonable prices with our personal recommendation being the Woodfalls Inn ( 10 min walk ).Visited twice in 6 days!
We will definately be visiting again.
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