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Period Cottage Close To New Forest National Park Boundary



Updated: 15-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Bickton, New Forest, Hampshire, UK - Peaceful Location With Established Gardens

Beautifully presented and newly furnished period cottage. Excellent location in a small historical hamlet which is located on the boundary of the New Forest national park and close to the Avon Valley pathway for walks. Convenient for Fordingbridge (1 mile), Ringwood (5 miles), Salisbury (12 miles) and Bournemouth (16 miles). Good sized garden and parking for 2 cars on drive. Free WIFI broadband.

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About the Owner

Alastair Knockton
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2017

About Alastair Knockton

My wife (Helen) and I have been holidaying in the New Forest area for over 15 years, visiting once or twice a year. We finally took the plunge and bought Willow Cottage in October 2013. Our son James, who is 8 years old, loves the garden and we love relaxing in the lounge with a glass of wine next to the wood burning stove.

The location of Bickton attracted us as it is so quiet yet convenient for major road networks. The New Forest is just a short walk away and the River Avon path is just at the end of the road. We hope you enjoy Willow Cottage as much as we do!

Alastair Knockton purchased this cottage in 2013

17 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)


Lovely cottage in an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was spacious and well equipped. Beautiful garden with plenty of space for our 1-year old to crawl and explore (and included a nice patch of herbs). Perfect location away from the main road and only 2 minute drive from beautiful Fordingbridge. Helen and Alastair answered to all our needs. We recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property over New Year

  • 5 of 5

Everything was excellent about out our 3 night stay over the New Year.

The property was great, very spacious and warm and in a very quiet location. Great walks and countryside all around and we would not hesitate in returning for another stay.

Highly recommended - thanks to Helen (owner) for all of the helpful information etc.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property. Fantastic renting experience from Helen. Thankyou

  • 5 of 5

Very well presented, clean, modern outfitted property with the original traditional elements kept true. A great experience all in all. The four adults and two babies had a lovely time. Would certainly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Super comfortable home in an idyllic spot

  • 5 of 5

Willow cottage looks like it has been newly refurbished. The decoration is tasteful and it isn't full of the owner's ornaments etc which we appreciated. Everything is thoughtfully provided for guests' comfort. The kitchen is well equipped, there are two reception rooms and a large garden. Bickton is a hamlet, but if you walk up the road and turn left along the river you have splendid walks viewing ducks, swans and trout fishing. Sandy balls holiday camp is nearby where you can hire bikes and use the pool and adventure playgrounds.

Customer service was great.This cottage is extremely good value and we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious, comfortable, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very enjoyable week here. Cottage very comfortable and had nearly everything we needed to make our stay home from home. Plenty to do in the area. Helpful owners. Would return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic cottage. Perfect location tucked down a quiet road off the main thoroughfare Ringwood to Fordingbridge. Doddle to find but superbly located for easy access to the New forest and South Coast. Quality decor and interior. Great size garden. Everything you could want for a relaxing break in this wonderful part of the country. Owners very helpful. Would return here again no question!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


16 miles to Bournemouth beach (25 min drive)


Fordingbridge (1 mile), Salisbury (12 miles), Christchurch (13 miles), Bournemouth (16 miles), Southampton (25 miles)

Further Details:

Local supermarkets are in Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Bournemouth and Salisbury

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid July
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 50% is payable to secure the booking.
Full balance is payable 4 weeks before the booking.
Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer.
Arrival is from 4pm and departure is by 11am.

Changeover Day:
7 nights stay (Friday - Friday). We will be moving to Saturday to Saturday from September 2016.
Please call to discuss short breaks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 15-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with wc, washbasin, bath and separate shower. Downstairs wc and washbasin


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-sized bed Bedroom 2 with double bed Bedroom 3 with single bed Travel cot


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: No smoking accommodation Sorry - no pets. No all male or all female groups. For example, hen & stag parties. Outside: Private good sized established garden. Parking for 2 cars. Utility Room: Washer dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean towels and bedding are provided. Property is cleaned on changeover.

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