Fordingbridge, New Forest Cottages
Byways is a large, spacious holiday home set in a wonderful location in the New Forest. It's perfect for families or friends wanting to experience the great outdoors. Just on the doorstep you'll find access to footpaths and to the large common at Woodgreen, home to freely grazing New Forest ponies and cattle. A five minute stroll will take you the centre of the village which includes an excellent community run shop and a good local pub. Keen cyclists are encouraged to bring their bikes as there are great routes to explore from the front door.
Large in size with light, attractive rooms and ample space, this is a great choice for large family gatherings or group of friends. 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.
Kitchen with electric hob, oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher, two fridges and a separate larder. There is a breakfast bar with stools too.
Dining Room with large table seating up to ten guests.
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 6in), chest of drawers, French windows to the garden and Ensuite Wet Room/WC. Although this bedroom is accessed by a small step down it is ideally suited to a guest with impaired mobility as the wet room has grab rails and a drop down seat is available in the shower.
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 better suited to children with drawer bed comprising 2, 3ft single beds. 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.
**Please note the bed will be made up as a double unless specified no later than 14 days prior to arrival.
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 and guests are welcome to help themselves to the seasonal produce such as raspberries and strawberries. 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. Pub within a five minute stroll. Off-street parking for up to four cars.
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 heather covered commonland. There are numerous walks and cycle routes to explore from the front door.
The beach at Bournemouth is a 30 minute drive. Less busy stretchesof the coast can be found at Studland Bay between Sandbanks and Swanage.
To entertain younger children, a trip to Paulton's Park is a must. This the home of Peppa Pig World and is a 25 minute drive away across the Forest. For those a little older, the New Forest Water Park is just 10 minutes away.
There are many visitor attractions in the wider area - the cathedral city of Salisbury and the magnificent Wilton House are less than half an hour's drive. Stonehenge is just 40 minutes away.
For local shopping the riverside market town of Fordingbridge is only 4 miles away.