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Chocolate Box Cottage - Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Thatched Cottage near Fordingbridge, New Forest, Hampshire - Beautiful 500 Year Old Thatched Chocolate Box Cottage On The Edge Of The New Forest

The cottage is ideally situated on the edge of the New Forest for exploring. Set in half acre of beautiful gardens. We welcome well behaved dogs but do apply a £15.00 per pet fee. The cottage is very homely and the Gas Woodburner within the original Inglenook fireplace offers guests a very cosy and warm atmosphere. During the summer months a barbecue is available for all guests to use. We are also able to offer a welcome hamper and cycle hire which we will be happy to quote on. . Wi Fi facilities are also available. Ocassionally, we are requested by guests to facilitate Birthday, Anniversary occasions. We are therefore able to offer a surprise package on request. Well behaved dogs are welcome and can enjoy a secure and safe garden area.

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. The homely touches made it such a special experience. The garden area is so beautiful that we did not want to explore but just sit and relax in the grounds! The location is perfect for the Forest with ponies and donkeys just round the corner. The Inn/Restaurant next door made it so special after a long day of exploring in the Forest! Thank you. B.Allen, Yorkshire.

What a Beautiful Cottage! We have never stayed in such an historic property before. The little touches and cosy/warm environment made it especially welcoming. The gardens are stunning. We enjoyed many barbecues during our stay. Ideal for exploring the forest area and so convenient for travelling to the major towns and beaches. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.

Mrs D Clarke, Hertford.

This was my 80th Birthday present from my children and an experience I will never forget. Wonderful! Thank you, Fran for making this so special!

Mrs Proctor. Kent.
Aug 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mockbeggar in Ellingham, Harbridge and Ibsley

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    en suite Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs bathroom has a claw bath, vanity unit, toilet. Upstairs bathroom has a shower, vanity unit and toilet. We also offer a bath seat, hand grips, raised toilet seat in the downstairs bathroom to accommodate guests with restrictive movement.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is situated on the ground floor and has 2 single beds. Bedroom 2 has a double bed and vanity unit. Bedroom 3 has a double bed and en-suite.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is not just a holiday home but a family home and therefore we wish to welcome guests who will enjoy and respect an historic/family home with all comforts. Outside: The half acre garden area is typical of a cottage garden with two ponds and is maintained on a weekly basis by two gardeners. There is a Wendy house where the barbecue and comfortable deck chairs can be found, together with a bench table. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is cleaned on the day of arrival. Clean hand towels are supplied (Should bath towels/Extra bed linen be requested then an additional charge can be agreed and applied prior to arrival). Other: The cottage dining room is situated next to the kitchen and comfortably sits six people around the solid pine table with easy access to the back garden area.


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Chocolate Box Cottage - Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.939394 based on 34 reviews
Company Director

Better than advertised a real must!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage well described within listing but unusually these days, turned out even better! Smashing gardens a real credit to owner and totally in keeping with the setting of the house. Lovely and warm environment throughout the house. This cottage is SUPER CLEAN and again a credit to the Fran the owner and the cleaners. Really first class. Very nicely appointed in terms of appliances as well. Location is superb for visiting things around the area. The pub next door is very nice and has a restaurant. Prices are middle range and menu good, though, you may have a ask twice to get a full order, we did on two occasions. Staff we felt just a little lapse considering the pub seems to be struggling for clients. Bit out the way for many but not when staying next door! Complaints? None at all, enjoyed every minute and Fran the owner is excellent, very attentive with genuine concern for the renters. Going to the New Forest or surround, book this cottage you will not regret it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and many thanks for your very kind review!
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Amazing cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this cottage! Beautiful and cosy and better than we'd imagined.

Fran was a pleasure to deal with and we would totally recommend staying here.

We were sad to leave!

Brilliant location as well.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house with beautiful garden and charm to spare. Fran was very welcoming and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review.
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A beautiful cottage in a gorgeous setting close to many amenities and walks.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very well equipped and we didn't lack for anything. It was very cosy and the fire in the lourge made even more so. The owners had put a Christmas tree up for us which saved a lot of extra baggage. The kitchen is large and very country farmhouse in style so that many things could be happening at once in there. We could all fit comfortably round the dining room table and the entrance hall was great for prams etc. The dogs had a great time and the garden was well fenced so even with a busy road at one side of the house we felt safe letting them out. There were great walks around the village itself and a short drive into the new forest also. Fordingbridge was close and had ample shops to provide forgotten items and groceries. Altogether a lovely place to stay. The pub next door does great food too and we didn't hear a thing from it.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage over the Christmas holiday break
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A charming retreat for a family get together

  • 5 of 5

Dog friendly and very welcoming property with all amenities. Easy to find and well located for New Forest and Bournemouth. Super garden although not fully exploited in November. Plenty of space for all and separate dining room was much appreciated for a party of six. Parking off road for three cars was a great help too. Great communication by very friendly owner who was most accommodating. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review and I am so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay in the Beautiful New Forest.
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Restful and peaceful stay in beautiful surrounding

  • 5 of 5

A home from home restful stay in peaceful and beautiful surroundings. An ideal place to stay as easy to get to the many lovely villages, towns and right on the edge of the New Forest. We really felt like we'd had a holiday. The cottage is just gorgeous and comfortable and Fran the owner goes out of her way to ensure everything is perfect for her guests. Slept so well. Recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to greeting you back in the future.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary


The cottage is ideally situated for visiting all major Towns. 30 minutes by car to Bournemouth beach and 35 minutes to Poole. Both venues offer beautiful views of the English Channel and Jurassic Coastal area. ideal for both adults/ children and Dogs to enjoy.


The nearest airport is Bournemouth (25 minutes away). Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Bristol are between 1 to 2 hours away. Car hire or the use of a car is essential to reach the cottage. (Car hire can be arranged on request).


The cottage is situated between Fordingbridge and Ringwood. approx 3/4 miles. Southampton and Salisbury are about half hour away.

Pepper Pig World and many attractions are just half an hour away by car.

Further Details:

The cottage is three miles from Fordingbridge which is probably one of the most famous towns in the New Forest and Ringwood. Both towns have supermarkets, banks, restaurants etc. The local market can be visited on Wednesdays in Ringwood.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mockbeggar, Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
To book the cottage. We require a holding deposit of £150 .00 to secure the rental. We also require a £100.00 payment in case of damages etc. (This is returned within 7-10 days after the holiday. Providing the cleaners report no damages etc.) The full balance is due 6 weeks prior to the holiday break. Guests are advised to take out insurance as payments secured are non refundable.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Friday to Friday from 3pm. Departure time is 10am. For short breaks from October until April we are able to offer Friday to Monday. Short breaks at an arranged price.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for a maximum of 6 people. Any additional guests will be charged £25.00 per person. The property rental per week is in UK Pounds.
Short breaks For a minimum of three nights can be accommodated from October until April excluding the Easter, Christmas/New Year period. Dogs are welcome but we do charge £15 per pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.