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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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Excellent - based on 18 reviews
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Amanda W
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Picture Perfect Cottage”
Reviewed September 26, 2017 for a stay in September 2017
1
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This holiday was to be the first in this country for a good few years with family members and from the moment we pulled up in front of Garden Cottage we knew we had made a good choice.
The cottage has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two singles. The bathroom upstairs has a shower over the bath and toilet. There was plenty of towels. There is a second toilet downstairs with a hand basin. The kitchen has a microwave and Sarah had left provisions for a much needed drink once we arrived after our four hour drive.
Sarah also greeted us on arrival (Adele was away) and showed us all around the cottage.
The location of Garden Cottage was great for us, very central allowing us to visit a few tourist hotspots and take some great walks along the many designated New Forest treks.
After each long day it was so nice to return to Garden Cottage and relax , we even played some of the board games in the lounge.
There are many personal touches in the cottage (vases of fresh cut flowers which I think came from the garden) which made our stay so perfect.
Thank you Sarah and Adele.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 28, 2017
Thank you for your lovely review - I am sorry I didn't meet you but maybe another time! Like many of our guests we hope you will return. Adele
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Archie1
UK
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A comfortable, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location”
Reviewed July 16, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We had a great week at the cottage. It was very comfortable and well appointed for visiting all areas in Hampshire and Dorset, and it's only 10 miles from Salisbury. It's very comfortable and has good off-road parking. Plenty of hostelries in the area providing good food and a decent pint, and best of all some good fishing not too far away. We'll hopefully be returning in the future.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 20, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to do a review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will see you again soon.
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Samantha...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great cottage in a lovely setting”
Reviewed June 3, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This cottage has everything you need. It is cosy and comfortable with a fabulous garden. We stayed in the May half term with our two children and dog. We visited the Roman Villa in the village, visited Salisbury, walked in the beautiful countryside and hired bikes. We had a fabulous week and would definitely recommend this cottage.

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Management Response
Jun 6, 2017
Many thanks for your kind review. It is a pleasure to have guests like you.
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fined4tim...
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Million times better than we hoped”
Reviewed July 19, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We booked this cottage because it was near the New Forest but much less expensive than similar properties in the New Forest.
I would rate everything about it 100%. Location, comfort, contents, owners and beauty it has the lot.
Sarah was there to welcome us and Adele and Sarah both saw us off at the end of the week. They are lovely and available only if you need them.
I was sorry to leave but we were off to Cornwall on the 2nd leg of our 2-centre holiday.
This has to be the best equipped cottage I have ever stayed in. It has everything - nothing has been overlooked.
The photos don't do it justice either it is absolutely beautiful.
Close to Fordingbridge (about 4 miles)for shopping carry-outs etc.
This was a great base for travelling from. We were able to catch the ferry to the Isle of Wight. We also went to the tennis at Wimbledon. We enjoyed going to see all the pretty villages in the New Forest.
And finally a very important note for dog owners - your pet is very welcome. Our bullmastiff Tess had a wonderful time in the beautiful garden.

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Liked best: The cottage and gardens were absolutely beautiful.
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jul 20, 2016
Thank you for the lovely review. We aim to please and have many returning guests.
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Glynn793
Essex, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Absolutely gorgeous holiday cottage”
Reviewed October 11, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage. Adele & Sarah were there to greet us and then to say goodbye. We were made to feel very welcome The cottage had everything you could ask for when self catering. Spotlessly clean with fresh flowers. The beds were very comfy. Central heating and the use of a log fire. Our dog enjoyed the very well kept gardens. Plenty of places to visit. We went to Poole, Bournemouth, Salisbury and of course, The New Forest. I also managed to get to fly a two sweater plane at Compton Abbas, which was a treat from my husband. So thank you to the gardener who advised we should go to see the light aircraft fly past. We would love to go back, in fact I didn't want to leave. Thank you so much Adele & Sarah

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Liked best: All the facilities available to us and the comfort of the beds
Liked least: Having to go home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Oct 12, 2015
Great review thank you
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Kentishtr...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Garden Cottage - A perfect New Forest retreat.”
Reviewed September 9, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
2
people found this review helpful

From the minute we arrived at Garden Cottage, the owners made us feel very welcome.
The cottage is very clean and well equipped, and set in beautiful and peaceful rural surroundings, in a lovely village with easy access to new forest walks.
There is generous parking to the front, and both the front and rear gardens are wonderful to relax in.

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Liked best: Peaceful location.l
Liked least: Nothing.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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DaveRachK...
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
Reviewed April 13, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
2
people found this review helpful

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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