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Sit on your own private Balcony relaxing and enjoy panoramic views of the wonderful country side.
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Sit on your own private Balcony relaxing and enjoy panoramic views of the wonderful country side.
Welcome to Greenbanks. Your holiday starts here. Please drive straight in and around to the right. Downstairs is your fully equipped kitchen.
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Sit on your own private Balcony relaxing and enjoy panoramic views of the wonderful country side.
Welcome to Greenbanks. Your holiday starts here. Please drive straight in and around to the right.
Downstairs is your fully equipped kitchen.
Come upstairs to your Bedroom with En-suite, Living Room & Balcony.
Large Living Room with fantastic triple aspect views. The ideal place to relax at the end of the day
In the Living Room there is a dinning table and chairs, 2 comfortable sofas and a flat screen TV.
Open your double balcony doors onto a beautiful peaceful view to sit and enjoy.
Enjoy the views from your own private balcony, especially spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
The balcony overlooking stunning views of the countryside with plenty of room to relax.
Your double Bedroom with a comfortable bed and En Suite bathroom. Bedding is included
The large En-Suite Bathroom with a lovely deep bath. Towels are included.
Watch the Bluetits feeding their young in the garden. Its fun trying to spot where their nests are.
Our chicken run, where you can collect freshly laid eggs for your breakfast every morning.
Our chickens escaped in the garden. Come and meet the girls.
Our baby ducklings have arrived earlier this year. Come and see how cute they are..
We have plenty of fresh herbs on the patio ready for you to pick.
Another beautiful day is about to start at Greenbanks.
Sit and star gaze on the balcony into the night sky. Reflecting on your stay with us.
Our village church of St George has amazing Snowdrops in the spring, well worth a visit.
The main road into Damerham where your relaxing holiday will start.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Fordingbridge, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Hampshire, England

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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely Stay!!”
Reviewed May 23, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We absolutely loved our stay at Greenbanks. Very comfortable, very clean, peaceful and relaxing! The views from the balcony was so lovely and we enjoyed the quiet surroundings. The accommodation had everything we needed and more. If we needed anything extra (like kitchen paper towels), Carol provided without fuss. We loved the fresh eggs that we had every morning! The place had a wonderful bath (although it doesn't appear in the pictures) which we made use of every night! Only a 5 minute walk from a really fabulous pub called the Compasses, which we frequented and would recommend! Carol was also very helpful when we had questions on what to do in the area. Thanks Carol for everything!!

Date of stay: May 2015
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 5, 2015
Thank you so much for finding the time to leave us such a lovely review. Many guests enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath at the end of the day and comment on how deep it is. I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
Best wishes Carol
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Reviewed May 13, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Date of stay: May 2015
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
May 14, 2015
Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and decided to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary with us. CONGRATULATION.
I look forward to your return visit. Best wishes Carol
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SStovold
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The best self-catering I've ever stayed in”
Reviewed April 20, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Our 4 day stay at Greenbanks was incredibly chilled and relaxing due to the countryside setting and the warm welcome from Carol. The apartment was plenty big enough for two people and it was spotlessly clean. The apartment had everything you could possibly think of from toothbrushes to fresh eggs from the hens. Carol was a charming host and we were ideally situated to enjoy the beautiful surroundings area. I would recommend Greenbanks to any couple looking for a relaxing break in the countryside.

Date of stay: April 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 30, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write your review for us. I was glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We really enjoyed chatting to you during your stay and getting to know you. It was nice comparing places we had been to and walks we had enjoyed.
Good luck to both of you in your studies and careers and we hope to see you both again one day.
Thank you once again and best wishes Carol
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Reviewed April 10, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked best: Everything it was great, location, cleanliness, ease of access, lots of the small stuff already taken care of!
Liked least: Slow Internet but, thats being really nitpicky :)
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 20, 2015
I am so glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves, you made me feel exhausted just hearing about all your activities. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us and so quickly!!! you must have written it on your way home... It was lovely to meet you both and I look forward to welcoming you to Greenbanks again one day. Thank you Carol
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Russell J
Worthing, United Kingdom
1 review
“A homely and peaceful retreat in beautiful rural England”
Reviewed April 7, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

If you wanted a taste of the idyllic British countryside, somewhere with the colourful and filmic flavours of Hobbiton alongside the quirky pubs and rows of bespoke cottages of Dibley; if you also wanted to flee the noise-polluted escapades of town or city life, with its grey and gloomy cynicism; if you wanted to visit a place where you were likely to see more ducks than humans, then you would do well for visiting Carol's Greenbanks apartment in Damerham.
Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by Carol who had all the traits of a friendly host and none of a strict landlord. She had left fresh eggs, milk and other essentials ready for us, instructed us to help ourselves to other eggs and produce around the site and told us to knock if we needed anything else. The kitchen itself was modern and clean and the rest of the apartment was more of the same. Warm, homely and was tailored for the use of two tired people in need of a break: sofa comfy, bed soft, shower hot, bath big, balcony sun-facing in the morning, Freeview TV unashamedly used on occasion. Our lounge also gave us a selection of views of the surrounding area: we had a scene from Chicken Run and a gaggle of loitering ducks out of one, out of another was a small family of horses hanging out and running around, and a third afforded us the beautiful sight of a lone deer feeding on the greens before seeing us and scampering across the fields and into the distant countryside. We had not a single gripe whilst we were there. The special touch for us was the black box full of leaflets and documents of walks, cycles, places and events in the local area.
Whilst on the subject, the location was great, too. We were a 5 minute walk from a delightful gastropub, The Compasses, in which we had a glorious meal featuring a blue cheese soufflé. We completed two of Carol's local walks, which were varied and scenic and involved ducks, streams, beautiful detached cottages and country lanes. We were a 7 minute drive from local town Fordingbridge, which had your essential food supplies as well as a range of other local shops. We were a 12 minute drive from Sandy Balls holiday park, where we hired bikes and went on one of their many country trails (admittedly stopping every mile or so for a cup of tea and a scone or a pub lunch). We were a 20 minute drive from Salisbury, a city which has one of those peaceful and historical feels to it, similar to Winchester or Bath or Chichester. Maybe it's the cathedrals?
We would highly recommend Greenbanks for any couples looking for a weekend or short holiday retreat. We really did have a fantastic time and my wife and I both hope to return again one day.

Date of stay: March 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 8, 2015
Thank you for painting such an idyllic picture of Greenbanks. I am glad you didn't find me to scary as a landlord, as Sybil said to Basil in Fawlty Towers its a hotel not a borstal.
You certainly found plenty to do during your stay with us as well as time to relax
Congratulations on your 2nd wedding anniversary, you will always be welcome back. Thank you for taking the time to write your review it is very much appreciated.
Carol
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Jennifer...
Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Greenbanks is a perfect retreat in a tranquil setting.”
Reviewed February 20, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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We arrived at Greenbanks to find it set in beautiful countryside. Inside it really was spotlessly clean and the decor was modern and fresh. The balcony looked out across fields-perfect to sit out on in the day or in the evening. There really was no detail that Carol has not thought of. Her friendliness only added to our stay.
It was one of our favourite places we have stayed in. We didn't want to leave and we will definately be returning to Greenbanks-a perfect base to explore this beautiful part of the country.

Date of stay: February 2015
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Liked best: location, cleanliness and attention to detail.
Liked least: everything was perfect
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 22, 2015
It was so nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I am glad you decided to stay for an extra couple of nights, you certainly packed lots into your stay. Walking in the forest, visiting Salisbury and the Cathedral and even a night out at the picture...and managing to chill out and relax. It was so nice chatting to you both, I look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Carol
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anne_robi...
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed February 17, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

I just love this place! It's our second stay in this incredible property and as soon as I walked back through the door, I felt instantly relaxed, and had a big smile on my face.
Carol leaves in spotlessly clean - it's like you're the first person to have ever stepped foot in there.. and absolutely everything is provided for you. It's also the little extra touches she provides which make her the perfect host - like the chocolates and Cava for Valentine's weekend.
The views from every window are amazing, I love being able to see the horses, chickens, and rolling countryside.
It rained on our first day, but it didn't matter as we felt so warm and comfortable in our little home.
You'll never want to leave!

Date of stay: February 2015
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Feb 18, 2015
It was so nice to see you both again and lovely to hear about you walk at Bolder Wood to discover the deer sanctuary. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us this valentine and managed to relax and unwind, just what you need at this time of year.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review and I look forward to seeing you both again on your next visit. Best wishes Carol
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