“delightful holiday home” We really enjoyed our short family break and found the cottage to be very comfortable and the owners very helpful. It is in a lovely peaceful spot,( great looking out on the water watching the swans in the morning, ) but only
“Excellent again” We returned to 40 The Retreat, having stayed there last April. The house is very comfortable and brilliantly located to explore different aspects of Portsmouth's heritage. The Historic Dockyard is 1.3 miles away and, with an all attra
“Excellent Facilities and friendly and helpful owners”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2013
We recently had a weekend away with four couples and two young children and found 40 Retreat to be the perfect venue. The house was in very good condition with the open kitchen and dining area great f… More
“The nest house to spend quality family time in Portsmouth”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2013
Amazing house! it felt like home! Lovely decoration, spacious rooms, living room and kitchen, ideal for large families wanting to spend some real quality time! Fully equipped, modern and with everythi… More
“Beautiful house, great hospitality from owners”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
Great location, close to the Kings Theatre were we had our annual Empower Conference. Close to the seafront and great shops on Palmerston Road.
Steve and Malisa let our guests have the run of their… More
“A fantastic holiday” We sepnt the time from 19.08 to 26.08 in this lovely holiday house. We, that was a group of 6 adults and two little kids. We enjoyed every day touring the area, whether exploring the New Forest , spending time at the beach or just
Extremely well appointed cottage inside with plenty of room for all the family. Nice touch books and DVD's for the adults and games for the children. Only downside was the rear which needed repearsand… More
Hello and many thanks for your review.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our house.
In case you decide to stay with us again, you'll be pleased to know that the grass in the back yard is now cut often, and the shed just received a brand-new roof.
“Great family house”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2016
Big house, very well-appointed. loads of space for a group of 6 adults, a 3-yr old and a toddler. Spacious garden enjoyed by the kids.… More
“A lovely large house, well equipped for all the family.”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2016
Park House is a lovely house. Well equipped for the larger family. My family and I (11 of us all together) had a lovely week celebrating our parents Golden Wedding anniversary. Lorrena was so accommod… More
Thank you very much for your kind words, the tea and biscuits were specially left for your parents, i know its one of the first things my mum would have said as we arrive " someone put the kettle on" i need a cup of tea after that journey.
“A comfortable home for the weekend!”
Reviewed 4 May 2015
We hired the house as a base for our daughters wedding! We had our three teenage sons with us so the wifi was an obvious benefit. The rooms are large and spacious and big enough for the bride and brid… More
“Nice comfortable stay in a big spacious house”
Reviewed 4 May 2015
The park house is a great place to stay. The three living rooms with its couches made us feel like being at home. We also liked dining in the park house and the good cooking equipment made it easy for… More
“Ideal setting for touring” The summer House was ideally placed for touring the south coast and the New Forest. It was homely and comfortable and had great off road parking. It was very quiet and has a lovely garden with a little stream at the bottom.
We were delighted with this house. It was clean, bright and very well-equipped. A particularly lovely feature is the bright and airy kitchen/living area which allowed the whole extended family to spen… More
“What a welcome!” We stayed here as a family group of 6 adults and a Labrador for a birthday get together. The house is immaculate: very well equipped- down to plenty kindling and logs for the wood burner. The back garden and hallway provided a secure
“Beautiful, well equipped cottage in a wonderful location”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2015
A really lovely cottage, beautifully decorated with lovely furnishings. Perfect for 6 girls - 3 bathrooms! All the furnishings were lovely - beds really comfortable, bedding really pretty. Kitchen … More
“Beautiful cottage, great location for exploring the New Forest”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2015
If you are looking for a beautiful cottage with great location for exploring the New Forest this is it. The cottage has everything you need for your stay and owners very welcoming and helpful. We arri… More
“Mrs” Lovely cottage in a perfect location looking directly out onto the New Forest. The cottage was extremely well equipped and very comfortable. We really enjoyed our weekend and can highly recommend the Turfcutter's Arms which is a 5 minute walk awa
We spent a wonderful weekend in March at Wren's nest. It ticks every box you want in the New Forest- being able to walk straight out on to the forest, minutes from Lymington and the coast, 5 minutes w… More
Many thanks for your kind comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
“Beautiful, comfortable, cosy cottage”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2016
Having read the two previous reviews, I was a little bit concerned about the condition of this cottage, however, I needn't have worried, as Gemma certainly has worked hard to ensure our stay was enjoy… More
Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased that you had enjoyed our beautiful cottage and location
“Delightful stay at The Stables West Meon” Warm and comfortable with lots of thoughtful, elegant touches - I loved this place. The Wills made me feel very welcome. The sense of space inside and the beautiful window on to the Hampshire countryside in al
“Superb in every respect” We had a wonderful time celebrating my husbands birthday with our children and four grandchildren all under 4. The accommodation was suitable for all of us and perfectly safe for the children. Such care and attention has been
Thankyou Kate for the amazing home you have and for all the extras and those amqazing little notes everywhere. The wine and date cake were amazing and well appreciated. All the family had their own … More
Thank you so so much for this lovely review . We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and had good enough weather to enjoy the garden , discover the town and most importantly enjoy time together. Please come back and stay again. Thank you
“A Great Place to stay”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2012
My wife booked the house for my birthday, and we stayed with several friends over a long weekend. The house was huge. The kitchen was fantastic and we spent a considerable time around the giant kitche… More
Thanks for the review and we are delighted that you had a great stay!
“The Gourmet Weekend”
Reviewed 19 Dec 2011
We spent many happy holidays in the New Forest when the children were young. Now grown up we planned a reprise, and an autumn break together. The Master House turned out to be a perfect location. An… More
“Lovely cottage stunning location. Will be back.” Stayed here for 3 days break. Very well equipped cottage in a great location. Pubs and attractions within walking distance and beach only a short drive away. Owner was very helpful.
Cottage has everyth
We stayed at the cottage with our baby for 4 nights.
The cottage is very nicely decorated and feels modern. Downstairs is very spacious and it has extras such as games and dvd's. The kitchen is full… More
“Lovely Location and Property”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2016
The location was really nice, close to local amenities and a short drive down to Bournemouth. There are some brilliant attractions nearby. As we arrived we were greeted by wild horses on the green and… More
“Amazing property in a great location”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2013
I booked this property after a search of the web to find a location suitable for 3 couple for a long weekend away to celebrate my Father's birthday. The booking process was excellent and I was provid… More
Just lovely in every way. A real gem. The home made food was a real treat, the accommodation really comfortable and we just had a lovely, lovely time. Thank you Vanessa from all three of us!… More
Thank you Aidan a real pleasure in meeting you all and I'm so glad that you had a great stay with us.
Best wishes, Vanessa
“Ideal B+B for us”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2013
We had a lovely couple of days at Defoe House as our first proper holiday with our 11 month old baby. It's tucked away in the gardens of a pretty house which is also tucked away in a quiet village, a… More
Reviewed 12 Jul 2013
Myself, wife and 18 month old daughter stayed here for two nights and had a wonderful stay. We came down to visit Peppa pig world and stayed at Defoe House for a great little trip.
Vanessa cannot do… More
“Lovely Stay” I have just come back from staying at the Forest Cabin for 2 nights with my family and we all had a lovely stay. The accommodation was very clean on arrival and the hot tub was all ready for us to use. The location is great and only a sma
“Great location and nice house and owners helpful”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2016
We had a great two day stay and the location was 100% and the house was just right for us ( 3 adults and 1 small dog). Owner was very helpful as was the cleaning staff on arrival. we found two great r… More
“Miss L Hill”
Reviewed 28 Nov 2016
Nice bungalow in a lovely location in the New Forest. Views across fields and has horses and chickens in neighbouring farms. Would recommend to others. Requires a few finishing touches but di… More
Reviewed 7 Nov 2016
We had a lovely half term break at Forest Cabin lovely location excellent facilities and the most comfortable beds which lovely big pillows and soft duvets. Location was excellent and visited some won… More
“Delightful House and so child friendly, great location.” We are 2 families with small children, Magnolia House was just superb, luckily we had some nice sun shine whilst there so were able to BBQ, the garden is so private and enclosed for the children
I was staying with a party of 8-people - the house was ideally located 20-minutes to Southampton 15-minutes to Bournemouth
All you needed to bring along with you was your toothbrush! Everything that… More
Thank you so much for your great comments, really appreciated.
“Excellant base to explore the New Forest and surrounding area”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2013
We arrived at end Dec 12 and Stayed until after the new year. the house was perfect for us allowing plenty of room for us all (6 adults and 4 children). The bedrooms were all spacious and the house wa… More
“excellent family accomadation for all ages”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2011
We arrived to a lovely welcome from carol,after good communiction through the booking process.For us the accommadation was an ideal location.Everyday Shops are not near by but this was no problem for … More
Hidden Gem. We were lucky enough to be the first to use this newly-available flat. It is in the ideal part of Southsea – adjacent to the seafront and between the pier and the shops. Full marks for design, fittings and comfort! We shall be back!
“Perfect break in New Forest” We stayed in Heidi's place for a couple of days, it was a perfect break for relaxation. The location is convenient and private, nearby pubs serve excellent food, lovely walks are on the doorstep. The barn is beautiful itse
Enjoyed a lovely relaxing couple of nights at this beautiful barn. Had everything we needed - bed very comfy, everything immaculately clean and loved sitting outside in front of the chiminea in the ev… More
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are really pleased that you had a lovely stay and got the chiminea going in the evenings! We hope you come back and stay at Orchard Barn soon. With best wishes Heidi and Chris
“Brilliant Stay” We visited the Upper Deck for 2 nights this week with my Husband and Toddler. Mikey and Brian greeted us with such a warm friendly welcome and made us feel so welcome, nothing was too much trouble offering recomendations on places t
The Upper Deck is beautifully decorated with all the facilities you could possibly want or need. It has a fully equipped kitchen, extremely comfortable beds, lovely garden views and a great over-bath … More
Thank you so so much for your kind review. It was such a pleasure to meet you both, and we too hope you will visit us again soon. Very best wishes.
“Excellent value for money, beautiful apartment, wonderful hosts.”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2016
A beautiful holiday apartment. Great location, the new forest, array of local amenities and gorgeous beach with a view of the Needles all 5 minutes drive away. Charming hosts who deliver a very high l… More
Thank you so much for your warm comments. We really enjoyed meeting you, and your little boy was a credit to you. We hope to see you again soon. Very best wishes until then.
“Beautifully presented and perfectly equipped accomodation”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2015
We cannot recommend this accommodation enough. It is very well positioned in the New Forest and easily accessible to all of the sites but equally very much away from any form of 'busy' activity. We to… More
Thank you very much for your amazingly positive review it is so lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed exploring the surrounding areas.
We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
“Shepherds Spring Cottage 1 was one of the best holiday rentals we have made”
Reviewed 25 Mar 2015
We were a group of three adults with 2 dogs who wanted a break away from London. From the initial booking, way back before Christmas, communication was good. Any queries answered promptly.
We were co… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review and our first TripAdvisor review! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Shepherds Spring Cottages and hope to see you again in the future.
“marvelous place” 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 i
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 … More
“Quaint and cosy”
Reviewed 9 Dec 2012
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 … More
“Adequate accomodation, if a little musty”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2013
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 stair… More
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.
“Felt like home from the second we arrived” The kitchen was really well kitted out with everything you could possibly need, making self-catering very easy. Bedrooms were comfortable and really well presented. The garden was beautiful and very pleasant
“Very comfortable, cosy cottage in the heart of the New Forest”
Reviewed 27 Jun 2013
I have stayed in many properties in the New Forest over the years and this was the best so far. I particularly liked the peaceful, pretty garden. The location in Brockenhurst is ideal, being within … More
“Lovely, spacious accommodation in peaceful, beautiful surroundings” The house is very spacious with a large living room/dining room area, which made it ideal for the the 6 of us to share - it could have easily accommodated more. The kitchen and bedroo
We stayed at Gaddens Manor House for a large extended family gathering, and had a fantastic time. The house and garden are lovely, and the house is situated in the heart of the New Forest with great … More
Caroline thanks for coming to Gaddens so pleased your surprise party went off so well. Chris at Gaddens
“An amazing family break!”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2016
I would like to thank Jayne and Chris for a wonderful 5 day break with my mother and sister in law and six children. The house really was a home from home and we all felt very settled and relaxed ther… More
Copper ( the Labrador)is still talking about the children!!, so pleased you saw all the meteors. Jayne at Gaddens
“Away from the madding crowds in the heart of the countryside, perfect.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
The Gaddens Manor House apartment was perfect for us, 6 adults an 8 year old and two under 15 months. Needing plenty of room the most appealing feature was the gardens and security mainly for the chi… More
The wonderful thing about renting our home in the heart of the New Forest in England,is the meeting of amazing families from the UK and around the world. Jayne & Chris Edwards.
“Mrs” Rose cottage can't be faulted. Everything we need in a perfect location. The garden is lovely and the house has everything we need. Great pubs with good food within walking distance. We had our grandchildren to stay one night and they loved it
Great house, with comfortable beds and everything provided. Easily accessible to the city and you could get away without a vehicle as the bus stop is close by. Great provision of linen and necessary i… More
“A lovely cottage in a pretty area”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
Irene and husband were very helpful and kind. The welcome package was much appreciated. The cottage and garden were delightful. Excellent value. Quiet area. Some great pubs and restaurants nearby. The… More
“Provided adequite accommodation for one week stay”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2014
Nice cottage spoilt by poor shower and inadequite kitchen facilities - lacks pots and pans! House is nice but needs some maintenance as stayed there during period of sustained heavy rain. Location goo… More
“The Best little cottage in the world!” Mein hosts Jo and Simon leave nothing to chance in what can only be described as an amazing Bed and Breakfast experience.
As there is no oven, Jo and Simon leave you Milk, Bread, three types of cereal, Jam, marm
We loved this cottage. So well equipped and comfortable. In a great location to explore the New Forest and not too far from the coast. Had a wonderful week and hope to return. Thanks Jo for the ad… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Shepherds Spring Cottages and hope to see you again in the future.
Shepherds Spring Cottages
“Return visitors” Great cottage with everything you could need, friendly host who left a thoughtful welcome basket. Great for kids with toys and books available. Fab location for lovely walks, trip to beach, Winchchester and peppa pig land all possible
“Perfect” The weather wasn't great for our one week stay - but the cottage.................wonderful. Its not perfect as in 'Homes and Gardens' perfect, but if you want a holiday in a comfortable and well appointed cottage in the heart of the New Fore
We stayed at Forest View with family and had a lovely week. The house is very spacious and in a great location. The house was very clean and linen and towels were of a high standard. The kitchen was v… More
Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. I'm really glad that you had a good week, but sorry to hear that the garden didn't meet your expectations - I am looking at improving the gardening service at the house as a result of your comments. Many thanks for your feedback.
“Real Gem - true "Home from Home"” This property is one in a million! Miles & Caroline have created a haven of tranquility in a beautifully appointed 200 year old cottage. This is one of very few self-catering properties I have stayed in where I real
“spacious accomodation for family holiday” Very good accomodation for a family celabration. Everything you need in the house especially catering for young children.The hot tub was a real bonus. ideal localation .The cooker/microwave was a bit stressful
“Great stay/ lovely place - wish we could be there for longer!”
Reviewed 31 Mar 2014
We had a great 2 nights in Emsworth staying at Martine's place. She was a great help, very quick to respond and we had no issues with the place. It would only have been nicer to have been able to se… More
“Wonderful large family house in a picturesque location”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2014
We stayed at Harbourview for a new year break with a large group of friends. The house was beautifully presented and easily large enough for a large group (11). The weather unfortunately was atrocious… More
“Beautiful, relaxing break”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2013
We have just returned from a wonderful weekend at this property.
The location was great, in the pretty town of Emsworth, which had lovely walks, a few great pubs and a great fish and chip shop!
“A very delightful cottage that is very cosy!” We warmly welcomed by the owners to their very cosy and well decorated cottage. We enjoyed our breakfast in the sun by the patio enjoying the beutiful views of the garden.It's a very pleasant place to come
“Wishing Well Cortage” Had a nice family break here, allowed to take our 3 dogs and 3 cars.
Perfectly comfortable and warm, excellent barn games room and garden. It is on a busy road but double glazed and noise reduced to a minimum. Main bedroom bit o
A very beautiful impressive building and grounds. Everything available that you would require and more if travelling with a young family. The games room is an added bonus. Very comfortable furniture.… More
Thanks for choosing to stay at Wishing Well & for taking the trouble to write a lovely review.
I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time here.
It was nice to meet you & your family.
I hope you are able to come again another time.
Christine Bennett - owner
“Everything we wanted, and more.”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2016
Beautiful cottage. Fully equipped. Spotlessly clean, comfortable and cosy. The games barn was amazing, with something for everyone - old and young. We will definitely go back. Couldn't have asked for… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I really appreciate it when guests take the trouble to put a review up. Recommendations from past visitors are so important.
I'm glad that you enjoyed your weekend in Wishing Well & hope that you can come again another time.