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5 bed single storey cottage sleeps 10 and 5 bed 2 storey chalet sleeps 11 - Mews Hill, 5 bedroom house, sleeps 11

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Overview

Property

Updated: 17-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Mews Hill, 5 bedroom house, sleeps 11

A newly refurbished and extended, 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2 storey chalet within the New Forest National Park. The Property includes a large lounge/ diner, a large and fully fitted kitchen diner with seating for up to 8, a conservatory and a large integral garage with a full size table tennis table and table football. There is an adjoining 2 acre paddock with stabling for 2 horses up to 15 hands and fishing is available on a nearby private stretch of the Hampshire Avon.


About the property

New Forest National Park

'Criddlestyle Cottage' is a 5 bedroom, single storey cottage and 'Mews Hill' is a 5 bedroom 2 storey chalet only 1 mile from the centre of Fordingbridge or 15 minute walks to the Sandy Balls holiday complex famous for its excellent facilities, including a large leisure centre, bike hire centre, restuarant and family pub, spa and riverside walks (see www.sandyballs.co.uk). The world renowned 'Three Lions' restaurant run by Michelin Star chef Mike Wormersley is also only minutes away.

The Properties have their own self contained gardens and parking. If you want to bring your horses with you there is also an adjoining 2 acre paddock and double Stable for horses that is available to either Property.

For an extra charge there is 110 yards of exclusive private fishing on the Hampshire Avon only a few hundred yards from the cottage. There are 5 good swims suitable for specimen coarse fishing with Barbel up to 14lb 10oz, Chub up to 7lb 1 oz, Roach up to 3lb 3 oz and carp up to 28lb.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: If the New Forest National Park itself is not enough there are plenty of other attractions nearby. A brand New Forest Discount card is part of the welcome pack to use during the stay giving discount to restaurants, attractions etc in the New Forest. http://www.brandnewforest.com

Salisbury Cathedral is 20 minutes drive, Beaulieu Motor Museum and Exbury gardens are only 30 minutes away and the wonderful beaches of Bournemouth and Poole are also only 25 minutes away.

Paultons Park adventure park is 20 minutes drive.

The Sandy Balls nature reserve is a few minutes walk and the the Sandy balls leisure complex, restuarants, shops and other facilities are 15-20 minutes walk.

The world reknowned Three Lions restuarant is literally just around the corner and there are approximately 10 pubs within 10 minutes, most of which serve excellent food.

For shopping, Fordingbridge is a pretty small riverside town only one mile away with a good range of shops including a large CO-OP. For a more extensive range, Ringwood is 10 minutes drive and has a large Waitrose and Salisbury and Christchurch are both about 20 minutes drive in opposite directions.

The Hampshire Avon offers some of the best coarse fishing in the country as does the nearby Dorset Stour. there is also excellent game fishing in the nearby Rockbourne fishery and further afield on the Itchen and Test. There is also a 16' boat on a trailer with a 10hp engine for hire ideal for fishing in Poole and Christchurch harbours.

For the extra charges already quoted, you can have 110 yards of the Hampshire Avon to yourself. Five excellent and varied swims suitable for expert specimen coarse fishing. The Hampshire Avon offers some of the best barbel, chub and roach fishing in the country and on this stretch barbel have been caught up to 14lb 10 oz and roach to 3lb.

Immediately adjoining this stretch of river, is the Sandy Balls estate, where it is possible to fish a further 1/2 mile stretch on a day ticket available from the the Sandy balls cycle hire shop, for £10 pp per day. Please note that to fish both stretches, you must have a valid rod license

GOLF: Within 15 minutes drive is the world renowned Remedy Oak (www.remedyoak.co.uk) and within 10 minutes drive is Bramshaw golf club with its Manor and Forest courses. The Forest Course is the oldest course in Hampshire and offers a very unique experience where you literally play amongst the ponies. (See www.bramshaw.co.uk). Within 30 minutes drive are many other fine courses including, Ferndown, Stoneham, Parkstone, Broadstone, Hamptworth, Queens Park, Meyrick Park, Brockenhurst to name but a few.

If you are considering organising a golfing trip and you are new to the area please contact the owner who is a keen golfer and has played most if not all of the local courses and would be happy to help.

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About the Manager

Richard Oliver
Speaks English
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2017

About Richard Oliver

An owner of a number of holiday homes throughout the South East of England, a number of which have associated fishing. We trade as shortstayhomes and aim to provide a 5 star standard of accommodation. We have a dedicated team with Debra & Richard looking after all aspects of day to day managing this expanding business.

Richard Oliver purchased this house in 2012

Why Richard Oliver chose Fordingbridge

Within the New Forest National Park but with all facilities close by.

What makes this house unique

Private fishing on the Hampshire Avon and you can even bring your horses to enjoy the National Park.

Guestbook comments from the manager

A lovely setting & welcoming 'home' for my 60th Birthday! So great to have my family with me - perfect! Memories have been made and cherished! Great venue for a family party, everything fab.







Taken from our guest book
Feb 2017
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Guestbook comments from the manager

A lovely setting & welcoming 'home' for my 60th Birthday! So great to have my family with me - perfect! Memories have been made and cherished! Great venue for a family party, everything fab.







Taken from our guest book
Feb 2017
  • 1 of 9

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Notes

If you have to cancel, please advise us immediately. All deposits and payments are non-refundable and travel insurance will cover most cancellations, however if we are able to re-let the property for the dates you have booked, we will return the cost of your holiday minus an
administrative charge of £50. We do strongly recommend that you take out Holiday Insurance against cancellation.

There is a £500 security deposit.
Pets are charged at £25 each.
The first basket of logs for the wood burner in the lounge is free and then £5 per basket thereafter.
The additional charge for private fishing on the River Avon is £75 pp pw or £20 per day pp for short breaks.
£100 per horse for DIY stables in adjoining paddock.

There is an adjoining 2 acre paddock and stabling for 2 horses available at a cost of £75 ph pw

If this property is booked at the same time as Criddlestyle Cottage or the Riverside Lodge there is a 5% discount.

There is a 5% discount for any returning guests or guests who have stayed in other shortstayhomes properties.

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

5

Never stayed in better.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Mews Hill. The cottage is very comfortable and was perfect for our family gathering.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Absolutely lovely holiday home, perfect for large groups

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week with another family and the house was perfect! It is really nicely done inside with stylish furniture (comfy sofas, no bunk beds!). It is spacious and there are lots of loos and bathrooms.

The layout is really well done. Downstairs there are two bedrooms next to each other with two bathrooms and upstairs there are 3 bedrooms with two bathrooms. Two families can comfortably stay here and have their own space.

The local area is lovely. There are two relatively easy cycle routes that we did - one out through the forest to the quaint pub at Fritham for a tasty ploughman's lunch and back, and another that winds its way through local villages and hamlets. You can get these maps and other cycle routes from the bike shop at nearby Sandy Balls, just up the hill.

It is a great house to relax in. We ate in most nights and it was super easy to do this as the kitchen is so well stocked with pots, pans etc. One night we had a catered dinner party from Taste Dining Company. The food was delicious and they were great with helping to match wines and doing the dinner in two stages - one sitting for kids and another for adults. Yum!

One rainy afternoon we went to the cinema in nearby Salisbury which is a charming medieval town. Another day some of us played golf and lunched at Dudsbury Golf Course and had a great time.

So - I could keep going on. Bottom line is that the house is fantastic, location brilliant and there is heaps to do regardless of weather.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Excellent well equipped spacious property

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable stay with plenty of room for the 8 adults and two children.

Clean, liked to provison of table tennis, table football and trampoline.

Location was excellent for new forest.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Within the New Forest National Park but with all facilities close by.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Southampton and Bournemouth at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : The George, Fordingbridge at 0.25 Miles Nearest Ferry : Southampton at 25 Miles Nearest Golf : Bramshaw Golf Club, Bramshaw at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Salisbury at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : M 27 at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Three Lions, Stuckton at 0.25 Miles Nearest Ski : Matchams lane ski cwntre at 8 Miles Nearest Beach : Bournemouth at 20 Miles Car: recommended

Within the New Forest National Park but only 1 mile form the pretty riverside town of Fordingbridge and within walking distance of all the facilities of Sandy Balls, extensive woodlands and walks along the Hampshire Avon.

This is an ideal base from which to explore the National Park (see wwwthenewforest.co.uk) with beautiful walks on your doorstep and pretty forest villages only minutes away.

As well as being excellent for walkers with their dogs, it is also very well located for fishermen and golfers.

The Hampshire Avon offers some of the best specimen coarse fishing in the country and within a few miles are large gravel pits with excellent carp fishing (see www.christchurchac.org.uk).

A few miles across the forest is the oldest golf course in Hampshire, the Forest Course at Bramshaw (see www.bramshaw.co.uk) as well as other nearby excellent courses at Hampworth, Remedy Oak, Ferndown, Paultons Park and Stoneham.

There are also a number of equestrian centres close by and a paddock it you woudl like to bring your horses.

Other Activities: Forest Walks, Specimen Coarse Fishing, Bird Watching, Hot air ballooning

Golf: Within 15 minutes drive is the world renowned Remedy Oak (www.remedyoak.co.uk) and within 10 minutes drive is Bramshaw golf club with its Manor and Forest courses. The Forest Course is the oldest course in hampshire and offers a very unique experience where you literally play amongst the ponies. (See www.bramshaw.co.uk). Within 30 minutes drive are many other fine courses including, Ferndown, Stoneham, Parkstone, Broadstone, Hamptworth, Queens Park, Meyrick Park, Brockenhurst to name but a few.

If you are considering organising a golfing trip and you are new to the area please contact the owner who is a keen golfer and has played most if not all of the local courses and would be happy to help.

Facilities

From the Owner

Private fishing on the Hampshire Avon and you can even bring your horses to enjoy the National Park.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2000 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite disabled ground floor
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Ground floor
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Ground Floor cloakroom
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, First Floor
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, First Floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, First Floor with en-suite
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ground floor with disabled en-suite and four poster bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, ground floor
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, The "igloo" family bedroom on the 1st floor

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • A fisherman's lodge is also available and sits on the bank of the Hampshire Avon and also on a small lake where it is possible to fish from the verandah. The 2 bedroom lodge, whilst very private, is within 150 - 200 yards of the two, 5 bed properties and would therefore enable a group of up to 25 people to all be quite close together but still with their own privacy. It would also be possible to set up a single table in the lounge/diner of the 5 bedroom, 2 storey property so that it could accommodate 25 people. If any of the properties are taken together a 5% discount would be applied. There is also a 5% discount for any returning guests.

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