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Chocolate Box Cottage - Dog Friendly

Overview

Property

Updated: 11-Nov-2016
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. All guests receive a complimentary bottle of red/white wine on arrival. 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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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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29 Reviews

4.9
based on 29 holidaymaker reviews

5

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
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Sussex
5

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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5

Beautiful cottage, accommodating & friendly owner

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in this cottage twice now and it has been wonderful both times. It's a beautiful building close enough to all necessary amenities but far enough away from the towns that you can relax and enjoy the scenery. The owner is extremely friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable about the local area. Would highly recommend this cottage to anyone! Also it's a short drive to the Ringwood brewery which is amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks for your comments and I look forward to greeting you back once again in the near future.
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surrey
5

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed for 3 nights at the cottage whilst exploring the New Forest. We thought the cottage was really well equipped, clean, comfortable and an ideal location. The owner was very friendly and provided all the information required. The pub next door serves excellent meals. We would book the cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks Clare for your kind review and I look forward to greeting you back to the Chocolate Box Cottage in the near future.
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4

Thatched Eaves Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was ideal exactly what you would expect for a property of this age, beams and quirky floorboards in the bedrooms, although a couple of low beams and doorways proved a challenge for one of our party. The cottage is very spacious and there is everything you need, even a pub next door who deliver!! The gardens are a dream and there is plenty of parking space. We had to provide a travel cot for the 2 year old in our group but that wasn't a problem. The cottage is well situated right on the edge of the New Forest which is easily accessed and we saw lots of wild ponies on our trips out. We would not hesitate to recommend the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in this cottage, it is beautifully maintained and has everything required to make your stay comfortable. Easy access to the New Forest walks, and many pubs and restaurants within a 5 minute drive. Would definately recommend to friends and family and will be back ourselves. Fran the owner went out of her way to make sure everything was just perfect. We have two dogs and were able to let them out in the garden without having to worry that they would escape.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Being a Dog friendly establishment we do try to ensure that our four legged guests enjoy themselves as well!!
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bournemouth at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : RINGWOOD /FORDINGBRIDGE at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Lymington at 23 Miles Nearest Golf : IBSLEY / VERWOOD at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Salisbury at 17 Miles Nearest Motorway : M27 at 13 Miles Nearest Restaurant : IBSLEY Nearest Ski : IBSLEY at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Bournemouth at 20 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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).

Distances:

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
WINTER
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£625
 
 
CHRISTMAS NEW YEAR
20 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
SPRING
6 Jan 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£675
 
 
EARLY SUMMER
5 May 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
SUMMER
7 Jul 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
AUTUMN
29 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£850
 
 
WINTER
27 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£625
 
 
CHRISTMAS
20 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£850
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £15

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.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • village

Attractions

  • 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

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.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • 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 linen be requested then an additional charge of £4 per towel/sheet will be 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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