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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Fordingbridge, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Hampshire, England

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MikeandAl...
Selsey, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Ideally situated”
Reviewed September 14, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

The owner was really good communicating with us via email, shame we didn't meet in person. We really appreciated the 2 person discount - this limits you to using the downstairs bedroom and not being allowed to use the upstairs bedrooms but this is no hardship. For a pet-friendly place we were slightly worried that there might be a doggy smell about the place but were very relieved that this wasn't the case at all. We chose it for being pet-friendly as we needed to take our two budgies with us! The cottage is really well equipped in the kitchen department. The only downside for one of us with a slightly dodgy knee was that it was difficult to lever herself out of the settee which is quite low - this put us off recommending the cottage to a friend with similar difficulties. The single chair in the lounge was easier to get out of but not too comfy to sit in all evening. The cottage is ideally situated for days out in town, country or seaside and we enjoyed a day on the Isle of Wight, the ferry at Lymington being so close. We can recommend The Fighting Cocks just up the road for a really good meal too. All in all, we enjoyed our time at Shepherds Spring Cottage No 1.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 21, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Shepherds Spring Cottage 1 and we thank you for your kind comments.

We are sorry that you struggled with the height of the sofa, this is the first time we have had a comment regarding the sofa so we will definitely take this on board when advising potential guests in the future.

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and managed to explore the surrounding areas.
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peterhA70...
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent location, lovely cottage”
Reviewed August 28, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Shepherds Spring is a lovely cottage in a great location close to the New Forest and the coast. All the rooms are a good size and there is everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. The outdoor BBQ area is a wonderful little corner for children to relax and then play. Only downside would be the extra costs for towels which you would ordinarily find included for stays at a cottage within this price range.

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Management Response
Sep 11, 2017
Hi Peter,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Shepherds Spring Cottages and for the lovely comments. We have noted your thoughts regarding our towel hire. Thank you for all your feedback it is much appreciated.

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Cottage 1 and were able to make use of the BBQ garden area.

Kind regards,

Joanna
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Andy T
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A beautiful cottage situated in the beautiful New Forest area”
Reviewed April 9, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

The cottage provided everything we needed for our weekend stay in the New Forest...and more! Very modern and spacious for the 6 of us staying the cottage. Facilities were also excellent (television, wifi, shower, plenty of spaces for parking etc). Surround by beautiful countryside as well whether you prefer to walk straight from the door or drive a short distance to local treks. There's also shops and a really great pub a short drive away. Felt very cozy in the evenings as well!

Overall, I would 100% stay at this accommodation again! The New forest is truly a beautiful spot, and these cottages represent the perfect place to stay for such a weekend! They really were first class, for what was a brilliant weekend getaway!

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 19, 2017
Hi Andy!

Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and were able to enjoy the beautiful New Forest and surrounding countryside.

We would love to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards,

Shepherds Spring cottages
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WishwasaB...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Miss”
Reviewed April 6, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Stayed in the cottage in middle March . The cottage is big , very well equipped, large rooms and was perfect for hosting a special 60th Birthday party ,of 20 people!!
Joaanna was absolutely brilliant with any questions we had and help we needed like late checkout . The surroundings were really nice with the stream at the back . Really enjoyed time here - we have already decided we are going to hire this and next door cottages for big parties in the future. Would recommend. Thank you Joaanna

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Management Response
Apr 19, 2017
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kind regards,

Shepherds Spring cottages
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Andy M
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A beautiful cottage in a wonderful part of the New Forest”
Reviewed March 18, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

I stayed here as part of a big group and it was such a nice weekend! The cottage was very clean, extremely comfortable and had everything we need.

There is an amazing place to walk about a 5-minute drive down the road, with great parking. Also, a pub nearby that does great food.

Thank you for a great weekend!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 23, 2017
Hi Andy,

Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Shepherds Spring Cottages and were able to book the cottages as a group to enjoy your stay together.

Fordingbridge really has a lot to offer we are glad you experienced the same.

Kind regards,

Shepherds Spring Cottages
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henryblan...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“So lovely!”
Reviewed March 17, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We stayed as a group on across both Shepherd's Spring cottages. Loved it - rooms were comfy, shared living space great, everything was spotlessly clean.

We were on a running weekend, and the cottages are right on the edge of the New Forest - which is amazing for walking, hiking, running etc.

Dog friendly, well-equipped kitchen, living room with TV, powerful shower, all modern comforts. Very happy!

Our hosts were incredibly accommodating and helped us get the very most out of the weekend. Couldn't recommend them or the cottages enough

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 23, 2017
Hi Henry,

Thank you very much for your glowing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Shepherds Spring Cottages and were able to book the cottages as a group to all run together over the boastful New Forest.

We hope we can host a similar event for you all soon.

Kind regards,

Shepherds Spring Cottages
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louise d
1 review
“Lovely late November short break.”
Reviewed December 6, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We booked a late November short break at no 1 Spring Cottages for ourselves and 2 friends. The owner Joanna was very accommodating, she let us stay Thurs to Sun instead of the usual Fri to Mon, she messaged to say we could check in earlier from 12pm and could check out later than the usual 10am. It was also lovely on our arrival to find a note telling us that as the weather had turned colder she had set the heating and hot water to stay on continuously during our stay. The cottage is very comfortable, very much home from home and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The grounds the cottage is set in are a delight and it is very well situated to explore the New Forest area and coastal towns. Highly recommended and would love to visit again in the Summer to make the most of the lovely setting. Many thanks, Pauline and Tony Dixon.

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Management Response
Dec 8, 2016
To Pauline and Tony,

It is so lovely to read your review and great to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage comfortable with a home from home feel.

It would be great to welcome you back in the summer.

Kind regards,

Joanna
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