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Lovely cottage & garden

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage located in village within New Forest National Park

Thimble Cottage sleeps up to 6 guests plus 2 babies.

It is a delightful holiday cottage that provides the best of old world charm combined with modern convenience, offering spacious accomodation with character and style.

This pretty 17th century thatched cottage is furnished to a high standard with 2 living rooms and plenty of comfortable seating.

It is our family holiday home and as we regularly use the cottage with our 3 young children we have lots of things young children require including toys which reduces what you need to bring. We also have a well equipped kitchen so cooking at the cottage is easy and we also have need a bean to cup coffee machine. There is a dinning table which seats six and two high chairs.

The garden is large and fully enclosed with two seating areas and a gas BBQ.

Located just north of Lyndhurst we are just 5 mins drive from Paultons Park, the home of Peppa Pig world and a 25 min drive (at the right time of day) from the beach at Mudeford. Obviously there are also all the activites of The Forest itself including walks, cycle paths and pubs.

Please note due to insurance restrictions the wood burner is not available for guests to use.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Debbie
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Debbie

We see the cottage as our second home which we share with the guests who book to stay. We orignally bought it pre children so we could escape London at the weekends and enjoy the outdoors. We now have a 4 year old and 2 year old twins who also love the cottage and The Forest. This means the cottage is very suitable for families with children but also for grown ups.

Debbie purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Debbie chose New Forest

We love the fact that the cottage has the character of an old thatched cottage with a light modern extension at the back. This means we have a cosy front room which we use in winter and the evenings, but a light living room next to the kitchen and the garden for summer and the day time.

We also love the garden and have changed it a lot since buying the cottage, adding fruit trees, roses and a raised decking area at the back to make the most of the views across the fields.

23 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Bromsgrove
5

Spacious & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage in a great location to explore the whole area. Only a few minutes drive to Peppa Pig World (our primary reason for visiting) but also a million miles from the hustle & bustle of real life. Escaping into the Forest to follow the Gruffalo trail and watch the horses was just as much fun for all.

The cottage itself was light and airy - very comfortable for our family of 5. Very well equipped with high chairs and a baby seat for our youngest. Having the two lounge areas meant the kids had space to play inside although they made the most of the garden as well.

We'll be back in a couple of years when the youngest is ready for his visit to PPW!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Glad you and your family enjoyed the cottage and the Forest.
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5

Beautifully appointed cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cottage as a family with 2 young children (5 months and 4 years old) and it worked really well for us. The cottage is in a fantastic location - it's very close to Paulton's Park (a 5 minute drive away), the attractions in the New Forest are nearby and you can walk into the village. Inside, the cottage has been beautifully decorated and furnished - the beds were super comfortable, the bedroom blinds had black-out lining and the sofas are enormous! As an added bonus, there were lots of toys that our son enjoyed playing with. It definitely felt like a home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and visit to the New Forest.
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4

Great house for young families.

  • 4 of 5

Clean, nicely presented. Close to peppa pig world! Lots of toys available to use and also highchairs/bed guard/cot for guest use. Lovely garden which we were able to enjoy as weather was great. Easy to find and neighbours were very helpful in meeting us upon arrival. All in all we were very pleased with our stay and would consider renting again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you as guests again.
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5

Stunning and luxurious

  • 5 of 5

The owners have been superb from the beginning and nothing was too much trouble. The house was warm, cosy and beautifully decorated. It is well equipped and beds are super comfortable. We had a 6 year old and a 4 year old and they loved it. There is plenty of space to move around the cottage and we loved the snug room at night once the kids were asleep to settle down and watch telly. The new forest is about a 10 minute drive to some great walks at Bolderwood and Acres Wood and we even went to the white buck inn at burley on christmas eve which was fantastic. There are horses over the road to say hi to. All in all this was a hidden gem and a perfect place to spend christmas. Thank you so much for letting us use your wonderful cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you had a good Christmas at our cottage. We look forward to having you stay again.
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5

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We found the cottage clean,well equipped with the perfect amount of space inside and out,the garden is very well maintained with three different seating areas,the cottage is well located to reach all attractions and restaurants that the new forest has to offer,we would definitely like to return in the future for another comfortable stress free relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to having you stay again.
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5

Very comfortable and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property, with plenty of appliances to make the stay comfortable, we did a lot of local produce cooking, both indoor and on the excellent BBQ . The cottage is a good size with lots of lounge and kitchen lounge seating. Everything was provided we needed. The garden like the cottage is large and lots of different areas to relax in and have that well-earned glass of wine.

It’s well situated for getting around the New Forest and other areas, so if feeling lazy there are plenty of pubs/inns/restaurant fairly local

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. Thank you for your review and we look forward to having you stay again.
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Location

From the Owner

We love the fact that the cottage has the character of an old thatched cottage with a light modern extension at the back. This means we have a cosy front room which we use in winter and the evenings, but a light living room next to the kitchen and the garden for summer and the day time. We also love the garden and have changed it a lot since buying the cottage, adding fruit trees, roses and a raised decking area at the back to make the most of the views across the fields.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Southampton Airport at 13 Miles Nearest Barpub : Compass Inn at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Bramshaw Golf club at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Totton station at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : M27 Junction 1 at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Avon beach Christchurch at 17 Miles Car: recommended

Close to all the attractions of the New Forest.

20-25 minute drive to the coast

Close to Peppa Pig World

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Other summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 
 
Peak Summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,150
 
 
Autum 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£489
for 3 nights
From
£163
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£795
 
 
Oct 2017 half term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
Winter 2017
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
From
£166
Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
New Year 2017
29 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£950
for 5 nights
From
£190
 
 
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
From
£166
Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 
 
Feb half term 2018
9 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£170
Fri,Sat,Sun
£725
 
 
Feb 2018
19 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
From
£166
Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 
 
March 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£166
Fri,Sat,Sun
£725
 
 
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 17 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 
 
April 2018
18 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£775
 
 
May bank holiday
4 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
 
 
may 2018
8 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£180
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
 
 
may half term 2018
25 May 2018 - 4 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 
 
June 2018
5 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£875
 
 
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 
 
Summer holiday 2018
22 Jul 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
From
£250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
Sept 2018
6 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
Oct 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£166
Fri,Sat,Sun
£775
 
 
Oct half term
19 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
Nov 2018
29 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£166
Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 
 
christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
New Year 2018
28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 5 nights
From
£200
From
£200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed.
7 night stays have Friday changeover day (except for Christmas)
Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policy will be supplied

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 21-Jun-2017
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Traditional bathroom - Bath with shower head & curtain
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure, Downstairs bathroom - Quadrant shower & basin
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Downstairs toilet & basin

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 2x 3 foot single beds with good quality bed linen
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, King size memory foam mattress & good quality bed linen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Good quality king size bed & bed linen
  • Main bedroom - King size bed with memory foam mattress

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • The cottage is very close to Peppa Pig world. Approx 5 mins drive. The beach is 25 mins drive away. The forest is also very close.