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14 reviews
Main bedroom
Front garden from cottage
Twin bedroom
Kitchen looking towards dining room
Bathroom - shower over bath
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Fordingbridge, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Hampshire, England

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DaveRachK...
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Lovely place”
Reviewed April 13, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Lovely cottage, offered everything that we look for in a holiday home. Weather didn't allow us to make much use of the garden but it was lovely, and fortunately there was much more downstairs space than the photos suggest. Kitchen well equipped, living room and bedrooms comfy and clean. Hadn't noticed that it was a cottage that allowed smoking until after we booked and were a bit concerned about possible cigarette smell, but there was no trace of it. Owners were friendly and attentive (especially in dropping round a little gift for my son's 4th birthday). We chose this place largely because it was much cheaper to stay outside of the New Forest boundary and drive in - for the sake of a 15 min drive it fitted the bill well. Only suggestion I would make is to lower the temperature of the hot water! Had to make sure the kids didn't try and use the taps.

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Liked best: No single thing - was all good.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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Elizabeth...
Brighton
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Gorgeous old cottage with snug fire - perfect retreat”
Reviewed January 17, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Had a wonderful post Christmas break in this old cottage situated between Salisbury and Fordingbridge. It was wonderful to have both central heating and a log fire with temperatures around freezing and the house was comfortable with sofa and chairs in the sitting room and excellent beds! The extras from the owners - fresh flowers, farewell gift of marmalade - were really thoughtful and we thoroughly enjoyed the log fire which we don't have at home - really lovely. Visited Salisbury and Fordingbridge, read books from the extensive library in the house and enjoyed the birds feeding in the back garden. Also found the trout farm just along the road which sold logs and, unsurprisingly, trout. My dog loved the garden and walks around Rockbourne. Would recommend.

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Liked best: Log fire
Liked least: Chilly cottage
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
Jan 18, 2015
Very happy with this review. We enjoy having guests winter and summer and want to keep them comfortable at all times.
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miss haze...
2 reviews
“A home from home”
Reviewed September 14, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Garden cottage is lovely. It has everything you need. The gardens are beautiful and the whole property is well maintained. Rockbourne village is a true chocolate box village, all thatched roofs and quaint old cottages. It's criss-crossed with walks so is ideal for those bringing their dogs. It's close to Salisbury and a pleasant drive to just about any of the neighbouring villages and towns. The property owners are really friendly and helpful, they gave us some of their home grown veg too. All in all this was a great holiday made so by garden cottage. It really is a home from home.

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Management Response
Sep 18, 2014
Very many thanks for your lovely review. It is just what we want our guests to think. We hope to see you again soon.
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pim v
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“nice house in a quiet location with spacious garden”
Reviewed August 6, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We have had a great time in this cottage. The cottage has a lovely garden and is centrally located to attractions.

Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 13, 2014
Thank you for your review as it helps our future guests.
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travelerw...
Roosendaal, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“excellent cottage”
Reviewed March 13, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We enjoyed the stay in the Garden Cottage in Rockbourne. The cottage is well equiped and comfortable, everything is there for great cooking and it is nice and warm near the fire after a long day walking in the courntryside. We liked the very quiet area around the cottage and very dark nights with clear view to the stars. Very special if you come from large and busy city. .Footpaths are closeby, actually there is footpath behind the cottage.

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Liked best: the well equiped kitchen
Liked least: there is nothing to complain about
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Mar 17, 2014
Very pleased you had a lovely stay. We aim to give our guests a relaxing time with nothing to worry about. Hope to see you again in the future.
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Patrick W
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 14, 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 24, 2017
Many thanks - I had to use Google translator!
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