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Woodside Summer 2014

Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Woodside Cottage

New for Summer 2014


A beautiful thatched cottage on a quiet private road overlooking the allotments on the border of Sway and Ashley. We are in the heart of the New Forest and are a mere five minutes drive to the open forest and and coast for beautiful walks.

We run the house as part live /part let in and can cater for family groups of 4-10 guests.

Importantly we politely request that Woodside is NOT a party venue and pre to letting this strict condition must be agreed please.

This let is for the Main house and does not include the annexe (Little Woodside) and the back garden as that is the owner's private weekend residence or is let separately.Also not included is the main house laundry,study and garage.


The property is new to the the Summer lettings market after being meticulously renovated as a private residence.

We let for no more than 140 days a year as per regulations but only when our family don't need the house.

You are assured a very high standard not found in other standard lets - even the sheets are of high quality along with the beautiful house furnishings. Designed as a beautiful family home, this certainly isn't a house set up for lets and we believe that is why we have 100% positive feedback from all our lovely guests.

Woodside is a beautiful, tranquil cottage and is a fabulous place to have family gatherings and wonderful dinner parties. It's a perfect base in the centre of the New Forest. Our wish is that guests really enjoy the peaceful surroundings and tranquillity of the garden. It's a wonderful home away from home, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city and you'll leave fully de-stressed!


The rooms to let in the main house are all large/kingsize and all have their own individual decor. .Some share the main family bathroom and two have ensuite.We rarely let to capacity as we choose not to overfill the house.

All rooms have luxury linen provided but we don't provide towels.Towels can be provided at a charge of £5 per person if required.

Cots or highchairs we prefer guests to bring due to health and safety reasons.

If you have pets please check with the owner.Generally we allow one small dog to be kept in the kitchen overnight and no pets upstairs please.

For family groups letting the main house for sole private use the let is for 4 bedrooms and includes full use of the kitchen, dining room, conservatory, front garden, lounge, three toilets and two bathrooms.The owner will never be in the main house while you are letting to allay any concerns.To be clear It is for your sole private use.

Not included in the let is the main house study,garage and laundry /facility room.The private back garden and annexe is not included and is totally separate with no adjoining doors to the main house which is either let or the owners weekend residence.A single parking space infront of the garage is reserved for the annexe and the rest is for the main house.No parking or playing in the lane please as this is a neighbours right of way.

The dining room table seats up to 8 comfortably and has an extension so 10 can fit at a squeeze.

For groups of 10 (the maximum permitted) the owner may let his private quarter (a fourposter super king bed, dressing room and ensuite bathroom) for an extra charge of £50 per night on the lettings charge.

Parking is for a maximum of THREE normal sized family cars and absolutely no parking in the lane as it obstructs access. Please leave the space in front of the garage for the owners car or those letting Little Woodside. The gates must be shut at night to keep the clever sneaky deer out and for your privacy.All windows please to be closed if you are out, for security and the odd rain downpoor that we get on the coast!

The property has beautiful gardens designed by an award winning Hampton Court landscape gardener.

This is a new modernised thatch cottage and has all the mod cons to make your stay a very comfortable one indeed.

Charges from August 2014:-

To let the full main house the cost is £350 per night for a minimum of two nights ,4-8 guests and up to 4 bedrooms. The size of the group cannot exceed the agreed booking,and no invited day guests due to household indemnity insurance .We may permit one well behaved dog to be kept in the kitchen overnight but please check with the owner first. You've full use of all facilities bar the study, garage, laundry room and owners quarters. The front garden is for your private use and has a swing and outdoor dining table and chairs.

Please note, there is the option to rent a 5th bedroom which is the owners. It comprises of a luxury superking sized four poster bed, dressing room and ensuite and is available for an extra £50 per night only for sole house rental. We rarely let this out unless a bigger family group requires the room.The maximum permitted in the house is 10.Babies under two not included.

** For wedding groups we are not a venue for the groups to get ready on mass pre wedding,as we have strict limits of guests and cars on the property.(3 cars .Max 8-10 guests).The amount of guests booking Woodside cannot be exceeded with extra visitors please due to noise and indemnity insurance.No parking in the lane please and not a wedding photography backdrop without prior permission!

The property is perfect for family groups and has a lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere. The garden is beautiful and is in full bloom with the wisteria is shooting up mixing with the roses.

We would ask for a maximum of 3 well behaved children please. Children below two years old are free but we don't provide cots and high chairs due to health and safety regulations.

Public holidays: Bank holidays, half terms and New Year is a minimum of three nights. The minimum stay for Christmas and Easter is 1 week. Please enquire for separate costs.

Woodside is a lovely place to stay and I'm sure you will love staying here.

Letting conditions:-

Full balance of payment must be immediately on arrival please plus security refundable damage deposit.

The house must be left clean as found, bar normal cleaning and all rubbish put out by side gate please and fridge and freezer emptied .We ask guests to treat this lovely cottage as you would your own .Any damage/extra unnecessary cleaning will be charged

If you're looking for a party venue this is NOT the place for you and guests must agree to this strict letting condition please.

No extra guests or day visitors please due to strict indemnity insurance.

These polite strict letting conditions to be agreed before we let and we ask you to keep the house safe,no loud music inside or out.Please no parking or playing in the lane please and not upset the neighbours or tranquillity of the quiet lane please ,as you would your own.It's too nice!

Due to thatch insurance we cannot permit fires or barbecues.

We have never had any complaints and always ask guests to please let us know at the start rather than at the end so you have a wonderful stay at this beautiful New Forest hideaway.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach barton on sea 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth 25 km, Nearest railway: New Milton 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Double beds (5), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Secure parking

The Central Southern England region

Reviews from tripfinder.

“5 star accommodtion”

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2013

We have just got back from staying at the annexe at woodside cottage and was delighted with the accommodation everything was spotless and Mike the owner was very helpful in telling us the places to go and eat,we had a private garden with table and chairs and 2 sunbeds,absolutly superb.The Crown Inn at Everton and the East End at East Ends where the food was delightful.


5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2013

My husband Ian and I had an amazing stay at this beautiful 1 bed annexe off the main cottage (which you can also hire out part of) for our wedding anniversary. The owner Mike was a pleasure to meet and get to know. Nothing was too much trouble and he had great tips for restaurants, taxi's, walks etc. He also left us to our own devices, so you could have as much or as little contact with him depending on what you want. The annexe was beautiful, it was more like a little cottage and we had the use of the back garden as Mike and his son use the front, so you are completely private. You have every appliance in the Annexe you could wish for; for your stay. The taxi driver Carlos we were introduced to by Mike was a great character and ferried us around - the passenger ferry to the IOW was only 15mins away so a perfect day out! All in all we had one of the best wedding anniversaries ever. I would thoroughly recommend this place to stay and the warm welcome and information you receive from Mike. Truly an anniversary to remember!! THANK YOU X

“lovely modern accommodation in good location”

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Little Woodside. Accommodation was modern and clean with the facilities/equipment we needed for our short stay. Suitable for us as a couple with a toddler. We had use of the back garden within the grounds of the main house and didn't feel overlooked.

Car required, easy to visit Brockenhurst, Milford, Milton on sea, and Lyndhurst.

Would recommend and would stay again.


5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2013

Myself & 2 friends stayed in the annexe, Little Woodside, for a long girls weekend away & it was absolutely fantastic! It was the perfect size and they even put up a lovely single bed downstairs to save us having to make up the double sofa bed every night. We had private use of the back garden and the annexe had everything we could have wanted. The decor is beautiful and even though we had lots of days out planned, we ended up staying in 2 out of the 3 evenings as we wanted to make the most of our lovely accomodation. There was a party staying in the main cottage at the same time as us however we didnt even know they were there and you really felt like it was your own little place and forget that there is a large house attached! so peaceful! Couldnt have wished for anything more and really made the weekend for us! Already looking at trying to go back with my husband as havent stopped raving about it since ive been back! Mike, the owner, was always so quick at responding to emails and happily answers all our questions & recommendations of where to go. He made us feel confident that we had definately picked the right accomodation. Would highly highly recommend! Thank you for an incredible stay!

“Very relaxing!”

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2013

We arrived aug bank hols to a very pretty house with lovely kept gardens.the annexe entrance is through a side gate which leads to very private garden and wonderful bi-folding doors which you enter the property.Inside is so well done and also cosy you felt you were at home.very comfy bed and great shower.what made me choose this property was the fact we could stay for 2 nights as we did not have the luxury of 3 days off and many self catering property's are 3 days min.we certainly would stay again.

“Idyllic cottage close to everything the New Forest has to offer”

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2013

This is the perfect property for a visit to the new Forest - The property is beautifully presented, feels cosy and welcoming and has the additional benefit of its own private garden. It has all the modern amenities and necessities required for a very comfortable stay and Mike the owner is very helpful and knowledgeable about the area - what to see and do and where to eat. Although it is attached to the main house, guests in that part of the property did not impact on us at all during our stay. The location was ideal for accessing both the New Forest and the coast and whilst a car is necessary nothing is too far away - all in all, the perfect house in an ideal location.

“New Forest Cottage Luxury”

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2013

This cottage located in New Milton adjacent to the New Forest has been renovated to an incredibly high standard. Furnishings and decor are first class. Could not have asked for a better venue to spend the weekend with good friends. 5 rooms with double beds comfortably accommodated our group of seven.

Owner Mike is a sailing fanatic and the cottage is not a great place for unsupervised small children as there are numerous (beautiful) model ships and paintings in the house.This is also a nice quiet cul de sac so if you are looking for somewhere to throw a big weekend party away then look elsewhere. If you want a classy place to stay in complete comfort then this is your cottage.

Please browse through as it gives a great idea of what's on our doorstep !

Beaches in the area

Avon Beach

Christchurch BH23 4AN

The main beach for Christchurch is mostly sandy with stunning views of the Needles on the Isle of Wight in the distance. There is a café, kiosks, shop and beach hire (including canoes). There are 2 car parks and in the height of the season it's advised to arrive early!


This is a stony beach with sandy areas as the tide goes out. The cliffs are subject to considerable erosion but the area is just stunning for a walk in the evening either along the beach sitting next to the waves or along the cliff top past the golf club


Cliff Road, Milford on Sea, Lymington

Highcliffe beach is a mixture of sand and stone. It can be accessed either by Highcliffe car park or via Highcliffe Castle car park. All facilities are found on the cliff top above the beach.

Mudeford Sandbank

This sandy beach adjoins Hegistbury Head with picturesque views of Christchurch Harbour. The beach is well known for its beach huts. Unlike the normal beach hut, the Mudeford ones have residential status and they're probably the most expensive fetching prices of over £140,000. The beach can only be reached by foot or bicycle (and landtrain from Hegistbury Head). We recommend the ferry from Mudeford Quay where there is good parking, but arrive early as it's a very popular spot.


Milford on Sea is a stony beach with good views of the Isle of Wight and the Needles and an excellent walk along Hurst Spit to Hurst Castle. Next to the beach is the Needle Eye cafe, an ice cream kiosk and a children's play ground. The art deco Marine Cafe on the east side of the beach has recently been rebuilt; the upstairs has excellent panoramic views. There are 3 car parks. The shops and pubs in Milford on Sea village are 500 yards away.

Hordle Cliff

Cliff Road, Milford on Sea, Lymington

A continuation of Milford on Sea (forming part of the coastal path), Hordle Cliff is a stony beach but has amazing views of the Isle of Wight and the Needles. Cliff walks are very popular with all ages and there's plenty of seating along the tar macadam paths. There are 2 car parks along the cliff top with the more westerly park having a kiosk.

Friar's Cliff

Christchurch, Dorset

This beach is mostly sand and quieter than nearby Avon Beach. The car park is at Steamer Point from where you can also enjoy a tree lined cliff top walk to Highcliffe Castle (meandering through the Steamer Point Nature Reserve).

Lepe Beach

Near Beaulieu

This beach is a 30 minute drive from the house but well worth the views and a personal favourite.The beach is at the heart of the Beaulieu river and looks out onto the Solent and Cowes.Take in Exbury gardens on the way and its a great day out.

New Forest is an excellent insight into what's in the area

So much to do based in the heart of the forest.

The beauty of the forest behind the house is very tranquil and the allotments to look out over.

5 minutes drive and your at the coast of Barton on Sea and some wonderful hill and beach walks.The lovely town of Milford on Sea with some lovely restaurants and a great sea path walk or ride(my son and I love the bike ride around the coast).The bustling town of Lymington 10 minutes away with its saturday market.Isle of wight ferry to Yarmouth .Christchurch and Mudeford are just a short distance away as is the Chewton Glen hotel for dinner!

Brockenhurst is near by and then a beautiful forest drive over to Beaulieu ,Bucklars Hard and Exbury gardens .Lepe beach is just marvellous.

it's all on your door step!

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15 Aug 2014


"Luxury house suitable for all the family right in the heart of the New Forest"

The house was beautifully presented with luxury fittings throughout. We went as an extended family of our family with 2 children aged 6 and 4, and then both sets of grandparents. The children shared a… More

1 Feb 2014


"Wonderful Cottage in the New Forest - Perfect for our Family Christmas"

We stayed at Woodside Cottage and rented both the house and the Annexe for our extended famiily. The properties were exceptional -, beautifully decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The c… More

3 Jan 2014


"Perfect! Attention to detail and excellent standard of quality throughout!"

My wife and I and both sets of extended families spent New Year's Eve here and had an amazing time. Everyone had positives to say about the quality throughout, from bed linen to decent win glasse… More

25 Nov 2013


"Lovely Property In The New Forest"

We stayed at Woodside Cottage for a short stay with extended family, 2 young children and 2 dogs. The house is furnished to a very high standard, is very clean and feels both homely and like a classy … More

Thanks so much.I'm pleased you had a lovely stay.Sadly all thatch cottage insurance does not cover guests on log burners so have no choice ,but the house is on a zonal timed heating system so you are lovely and warm and can call heat at any time.Hope to see you again next year and really appreciate you leaving the house really clean and tidy.Regards Mike.

28 Oct 2013


"A beautiful oasis in the heart of the New Forest"

I rented Woodside Cottage recently as my friends and I were visiting the area. This beautiful thatched house set in the heart of the New Forest has 5 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and is great option if you are travelling in a group of up to 8 people.
The interior of the house is finished to such a high standard that the Woodside Cottage feels both welcoming and luxurious.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a Rangemaster and a dining table which can seat a large group comfortably – we stayed in for dinner both nights as we enjoyed being in the house so much!
Mike the owner was very friendly and ensured that we had everything we needed for our stay.
I highly recommend the Woodside Cottage and will be my number one choice for accommodation the next time I visit the New Forest.

1 Oct 2013


"New Forest Cottage Luxury"

This cottage located in New Milton adjacent to the New Forest has been renovated to an incredibly high standard. Furnishings and decor are first class. Could not have asked for a better venue to spend… More

25 Jun 2013


"5 star accommodtion"

We have just got back from staying at the annexe at woodside cottage and was delighted with the accommodation everything was spotless and Mike the owner was very helpful in telling us the places to go… More

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