Fordingbridge, New Forest Cottages
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 in front of 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 outhouses close to the main cottage providing additional sleeping accommodation - The Fishing Lodge and The Hayloft - this is a truly 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 Time's named it as one of the 'Top 10 Best Cottages 2010'. It also featured in 'The Times' travel article '50 best cottages in Britain 2016' as well as 'The Telegraph's' '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!
Entrance via Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer and microwave.
Fitted Kitchen with electric 'range style' cooker, slimline dishwasher and circular oak dining table with chairs.
Bedroom One with ornate cast iron French double bed (4ft).
Galleried Living Room with large inglenook fireplace with open fire, three comfy sofas, TV and French doors leading onto the terrace.
Solid oak stairs leading to the galleried landing.
Bedroom Two (Master Bedroom) with vaulted ceiling and king size Victorian brass and iron half tester bedstead.
Family Bathroom/WC with cast iron bath and hand held shower attachment.
Large, open plan Bedroom Three with a matching pair of twin brass single bedsteads, small fridge, wall mounted TV, sliding patio doors onto gravelled seating area.
Separate Shower Room with WC and superb views right down the river.
Bedroom Four (via steep oak staircase outside), under the eaves, with a king size, black iron bed (5ft). Please note there is no WC or bathroom.
The property is set in 0.75 of an acre of a cottage garden which includes three ponds fed by natural springs. These overflow via a small gully into the river. There is a long paved terrace overlooking the river with garden furniture and a barbeque. Please note that the river frontage is unfenced so children must be supervised.
Ample parking. Village pub 0.75 miles, village shop 0.75 miles. Well behaved pets by arrangement. £250 security deposit, Non-smokers only. Children must be supervised due to unfenced river and ponds. Weekly lets only (Friday to Friday) during busy school holiday periods.
"The cottage was lovely and clean, the gardens were very well looked after, it was a beautiful cottage in a superb location and the owner genuinely wanted you to have a good time and was informative"Mrs Hurd 2018-06-15
"Location and style of the property. We parked the car and didn’t use it until we left. Lovely walks through the forests with plenty of pubs to choose from for lunch."Wilson