Fordingbridge holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and golf and walking

New Forest - Criddlestyle Cottage 5 bedrooms

from £333 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:


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Cottage / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 Home 132764

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Cottage / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Within the New Forest National Park but only 1 mile form the pretty riverside town of Fordingbridge and within walking distance of all the facilities of Sandy Balls, extensive woodlands and walks along the Hampshire Avon. This is an ideal base from which to explore the National Park (see with beautiful walks on your doorstep and pretty forest villages only minutes away. As well as being excellent for walkers with their dogs, it is also very well located for fishermen and golfers.

The Hampshire Avon (See below) offers some of the best specimen coarse fishing in the UK and within a few miles are large gravel pits with excellent carp fishing (see

A few miles across the forest is the oldest golf course in Hampshire, the Forest Course at Bramshaw (see as well as other nearby excellent courses at Hampworth, Remedy Oak, Ferndown, Paultons Park and Stoneham.

The Hampshire region

The Sandy Balls nature reserve is a few minutes walk and the the Sandy balls leisure complex, restuarants, shops and other facilities are 15-20 minutes walk.

The Hampshire Avon offers some of the best coarse fishing in the country as does the nearby Dorset Stour. there is also excellent game fishing in the nearby Rockbourne fishery and further afield on the Itchen and Test. There is also excellent sea fishing in the Solent with boats out of Poole, Christchurch and Lymington. For the extra charges already quoted, you can have 100 yards of the Hampshire Avon to yourself. Three excellent and varied swims suitable for expert specimen coarse fishing. The Hampshire Avon offers some of the best barbel, chub and roach fishing in the country. Immediately adjoining this stretch of river, is the Sandy Balls estate, where it is possible to fish a further 1/2 mile stretch on a day ticket available from the the Sandy balls cycle hire shop, for £9 pp per day. Please note that to fish both stretches, you must have a valid rod license.

Other Activities: Forest Walks, Specimen Coarse Fishing, Bird Watching, Hot air ballooning


If the New Forest National Park itself is not enough there are plenty of other attractions nearby. Salisbury Cathedral is 20 minutes drive, Beaulieu Motor Museum and Exbury gardens are only 30 minutes away and the wonderful beaches of Bournemouth and Poole are also only 25 minutes away. Paultons Park asdventure park is 20 minutes drive.

Within 15 minutes drive is the world renowned Remedy Oak ( and within 10 minutes drive is Bramshaw golf club with its Manor and Forest courses. Rounds can be arranged at both these course and the Forest Course is the oldest course in Hampshire where you literally play amongst the ponies. (See Within 30 minutes drive are many other fine courses including, Ferndown, Stoneham, Parkstone, Broadstone, Hamptworth, Queens Park, Meyrick Park, Brockenhurst to name but a few.

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 4 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 1 family bathrooms, 2 en suites


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • 2 Cots available
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  • High chair available


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Corporate bookings

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  • Parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Wheelchair users


This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay.
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Richard O
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09 Feb 2016
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Languages spoken: English

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