Fordingbridge, New Forest Cottages
Byways is set in a wonderful location and is perfect for families or friends wanting to experience the great outdoors. Just on the doorstep you'll find access to footpaths and onto the large common at Woodgreen, home to freely grazing New Forest ponies and cattle. You'll marvel at the magnificent, far-reaching views extending to the hills in the west while it's only a short stroll to the centre of the village, home to an excellent shop and a good local pub.
Large in size with light, attractive rooms and ample space, this is a great choice for large family gatherings. You'll find a smart, contemporary kitchen, with plenty of space to prepare a delicious meal, a convivial dining room, perfect for sitting around long into the evening, a comfortable living room with open fire and additional 'snug', making it ideal for special occasions and celebration weekends. French doors open out onto the private garden at the back of the house, with its gravelled patio and lawned areas beyond, where the children can spend hours exploring and running off excess energy!
Entrance from parking area via a small porch.
Dining Room with table seating up to ten guests.
Kitchen with integral appliances, breakfast bar and large larder.
Snug with two sofas, TV and plenty of books for holiday reading.
Spacious Living Room with two sofas, armchair, open fire, TV (Freesat), DVD player and French windows leading out to the rear garden.
Large Utility Room, offering an alternative entrance into the house, with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
Bedroom One with double bed (4ft 6), chest of drawers, French windows to the garden and Ensuite Wet Room/WC.
First Floor (via stairs from Dining Room)
Bedroom Two with zip and link beds, offering a choice of super kingsize bed (6ft) or twin beds.
Bedroom Three/Dressing Room/Study with drawer bed . Doors to Bedroom Two and shared Bathroom/WC with shower over the bath.
Bedroom Four with twin beds and chest of drawers.
Bedroom Five with double bed (4ft 6) and fine views from the dual-aspect windows over the garden.
Family Shower Room/WC.
Large, private garden mainly at the back of the house. Trees, shrubs and attractive flower borders make this a very relaxing space. There's a productive vegetable patch as well. Ample garden furniture and barbecue are provided.
Children welcome. Space for guest's own cot. Sorry no pets. No smoking. £150 refundable damage deposit payable on booking.
Within the boundary of the New Forest National Park, Byways provides easy access to an enormous variety of walks and rides, beautiful ancient woodland and pretty coastal stretches, all to be found in this unique and deservedly popular corner of southern England. There are many visitor attractions in the wider area - the cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester are both within half an hour's drive and the historic ports of Southampton and Portsmouth (with its naval heritage) are a little further afield. For local shopping the market town of Fordingbridge is only four miles away.
"I booked this accommodation for a stay with friends and their toddlers. This accommodation was perfect for families. I was very impressed with our gorgeous welcome basket. They provided tea, coffee and sugar which was fantastic!! The location was excellent and there were very informative leaflets making it easy to explore the gorgeous surroundings. As an added extra I want to say a big thank you to the owners who were able to send my daughter's special Peter Rabbit bowl to us after we left it! We were very grateful for their thoughtfulness and appreciative of how they would go the extra mile to ensure we had a lovely time. We will definitely be coming back and we've recommended it to all of our friends and family."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-06-26
"Located at the northern end of the New Forest, this lovely family residence is perfect for family events. Spacious and extremely well furnished and fitted out it provided the perfect combination of a large kitchen and lounge with privacy when required. The garden is a delight as are the nearby (very) animals. There is a pub just down the road."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-06-26
"Lovely accommodation surpassing our high expectations. The welcome pack was very much appreciated and very appropriate. The little one really enjoyed his intrepid adventures exploring the garden. Thank you & best wishes."The Jackson family 2017-05-01