My husband and I stayed at Undercastle Cottage in the last week of August 2017 with our 12 year old daughter, my sister and brother in law and Hugo (4 legged species). From the moment we arrived we could feel the stress of modern day living falling away. This place is simply stunning. From the perfect landscape and surroundings to the blissful sights and sounds of nature. If you want the ideal location without wifi to distract you then stay here. I will say our daughter practically ...
My husband and I stayed at Undercastle Cottage in the last week of August 2017 with our 12 year old daughter, my sister and brother in law and Hugo (4 legged species). From the moment we arrived we could feel the stress of modern day living falling away. This place is simply stunning. From the perfect landscape and surroundings to the blissful sights and sounds of nature. If you want the ideal location without wifi to distract you then stay here. I will say our daughter practically hyperventilated when she found out there was not to be any wifi, but she soon found herself far too busy enjoying the simple experiences of childhoods forgotten.....swans, ducks, ponies who came to visit at the gate (don't forget to close it), donkeys, cows, the swing in the garden, the hammock by the river, the rowing boat, the sunsets, the frogs......the list could go on and on. A super holiday with lovely memories, especially for my husband as he caught a huge Chubb after many hours of patience. As an aside the cottage is not far at all from many local attractions like Sandbanks, Poole, Portsmouth, Monkey World. There is also a fantastically stocked community shop in Woodgreen (less than 5 minutes drive / 20 minute walk) which sells local produce and essentials. Stay here and you will not be disappointed.
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
It would be hard to find a more peaceful and idyllic setting than the one in which Undercastle Cottage is situated.
The thatched cottage is found at the bottom of a wooded track in the heart of the beautiful New Forest and stands on the banks of the famous Hampshire Avon River.
There is immediate access into the woods and open heathland and keen fisherman will be delighted with more than half a mile of private fishing - there is a rowing boat available upon request during the summer months.
The river is famous for large Barbel and also Chub, Pike, Trout and Roach, reputed as the most famous stretch of river for fishing in England!From the Outside you see a traditional green oak timber framed house with a thatched roof and climbing roses as you step inside, you will be awestruck by the amazing double height timber framed ceiling in the Living Room .
All of the rooms have been carefully furnished with some delightful antique pieces of furniture.
With two detached out houses close to the main cottage providing additional sleeping accommodation - The Fishing Lodge and The Hayloft.
This is truly a unique and desirable place to spend some time getting away from it all with family and friends.
Undercastle Cottage has been awarded 4 star grading and as well as a gold award for exceptional quality of accommodation by Visit England.
The Sunday Times named it as one of the top 10 Best Cottages 2010 and The Times travel article 50 best cottages in Britain 2016, The Telegraph 10 best cottages with moorings 2017.
Filming has been completed for the new BBC2 programme Bob and Paul Go Fishing and will be available in the spring.
This cottage comes very highly rated by previous guests!
Accommodation split between three properties 4 bedrooms in total: Property 1 - Main Cottage, 2 bedrooms: 1x ground floor cast iron French double bed (4ft), 1 x king size Victorian brass and iron half tester bedstead. Bathroom with cast iron bath, hand held shower, basin and WC, ground floor WC. Kitchen. Living room with open fire. Utility. Property 2 ? Fishing lodge, 1 bedroom: Open plan bedroom/studio with 1 x twin, TV and small fridge. Separate shower, basin and WC. Property 3 ? The Hayloft, 1 bedroom: 1 x king size ? no bathroom or WC.
- Please be aware this amenties are shared across all 3 properties
- Central heating, open fire place
- Fitted Kitchen with electric 'range style' cooker, slimline dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer and microwave
- 2 x TV, DVD
- Fuel and power and inc in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc in rent
- Ample parking
- 0.75 of an acre of a cottage garden which includes three ponds fed by natural springs, long paved terrace overlooking the river with garden furniture and a barbeque
- Well behaved pets by arrangement with the owner
- Sorry, non-smokers only
- Shop and pub 0.75 miles
- Note: There is a refundable good housekeeping bond on Â£250
- Note: The Hayloft is accessed with via a steep staircase outside and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues
- Note: There is no WC/bathroom in the Hayloft
- Note: Accommodation split between three properties 4 bedrooms in total
- Note: Please note that the river frontage is unfenced so children must be supervised.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £250.
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About the location
Salisbury 11 miles; Bournemouth 18 miles.
Fordingbridge is a traditional Hampshire town on the banks of the River Avon, and offers a good mix of shops, pubs and restaurants, a small museum of local history and a display of original work by the artist Augustus John, who lived here for many years. The medieval Great Bridge, with seven graceful arches, is a major feature of the town. The immediate area is a wonderful place for visitors, with its beautiful scenery, nature havens, cycleways and welcoming people. Fordingbridge is conveniently situated for the magnificent cathedral city of Salisbury to the north, and the super seaside resort of Bournemouth to the south. The stunning New Forest National Park is only 1.5 miles from the town, where you can explore thousands of acres of moor, heath and woodland frequented by wild ponies, and dotted with quaint villages and country pubs. Within a short drive is the magnificent Elizabethan manor house at Breamore, as well as the New Forest Water Park, and a trip to Beaulieu, home of the National Motor Museum is not to be missed. This is a great location for exploring this picturesque and interesting area.
Note: There is a Good House Keeping bond on £250.
Note: The Hayloft is accessed with via a steep staircase outside and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.
Note: There is no WC/bathroom in the Hayloft.
Note: Accommodation split between three properties 4 bedrooms in total.
Note: Please note that the river frontage is unfenced so children must be supervised.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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