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“Ideal Large Family Cottage”

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4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Sway, Brockenhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Hampshire, England

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Julie M
Blackpool
1 review
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“Ideal Large Family Cottage”
Reviewed August 31, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Ideal large family cottage, 4 good bedrooms, we were a party of 8 and had plenty of room. The property was very clean throughout and as an added bonus many extras were supplied, from dishwasher tablets to BBQ coals and use of fold up chairs etc.
Good location for coastal towns of Lymington and Christchurch, easy access to all New Forest Villages, 30 mins to Bournemouth and about an hours drive to Portsmouth Docks.
Had a great stay despite the British weather and would certainly recommend.

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Liked best: Location and size of property
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children People with pets
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keith f
Orpington, United Kingdom
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“An ideal location in the New Forest.”
Reviewed August 9, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Bracken Cottage is an ideal location, comfortable and well appointed. If you have a dog then you can be assured that the garden is secure and no chance of any "escapes".
From the front gate you can watch ponies and other animals, as they graze on the other side of the road.
Being the New Forest you have plenty of delightful walks on the door step. A short car ride and you have a choice of many beaches, dogs welcome on most.
We were lucky to have good weather for our stay and took advantage of the barbecue provided by the owner.
We would recommend Bracken Cottage as an ideal place to stay and are sure that you will find Johnathan the owner, as welcoming as we did.
A place that we would go back to.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: It rained for 20 minutes (you can't have it good all the time)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups People with pets
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maude_cha...
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed February 18, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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I stayed with a group of friends at Bracken Cottage. The cottage was clean and comfortable and the surroundings were lovely. The owner was very hospitable and made sure that we were comfortable and had all we needed due to the very bad weather. We would definately recommend this to others.

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Liked best: The property was clean and comfortable and the open fire was lovely.
Traveling group: Friends
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Kirps9191
London
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed July 27, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

The cottage was really clean, nicely decorated and exactly what we wanted! The owner was also lovely, extremely helpful. We would definitely go back!

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Wozzy2009
2 reviews
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“Excellent, amazing scenic spot of pure beauty”
Reviewed June 16, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

The house is set in a beautiful place where free roaming wild new forest ponies come grazing on the grasslands opposite.
John was very welcoming very friendly, gave us a quick tour of the house and left us a newspaper for local business, emergency contacts and also a list of things to consider.
Within the property the rooms are very spacious, great bathroom, 2 toilets, and the kitchen was fantastic. If you come away from this house saying you couldnt cook or provide a meal due to lack of utensils, then you should consider cooking classes, as the goods left to use are amazing.
The local area is full of good walks, but if your looking for things to do with young children there are a few things although te only downside is the cost, as everything has a price.
Shopping centres are a minimum of 4 miles away, with local one stops within 2 miles.
If your looking for a beautiful, relaxing holiday this is the place, there is an open fire so if the british weather leads to disrupted plans, get the fire going and enjoy the views. I couldn't sing the praises of this property anymore

Absolutely fantastic and thank you for letting us share this

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Hunnibunn...
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed May 30, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We spent the week 24th-31st May .... There were 7 in our party ranging from my mother who is in her 70s to my grandchildren the youngest being 2 ... 4 generations ... The lay out of the cottage suited our needs exceptionally well .. Plenty of space to accommodate us inside and plenty of space for the children to run off some steam ...Good location to get out & about , the village within walking distance .... The children loved the watching the ponies over the road from the cottage .
I would highly recommend this cottage and would definately stay here again .....

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thorpotic...
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect in all respects”
Reviewed May 29, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

The title says it all.a perfect place to stay in the heart of the new Forrest
The property was all that was advertised and the owner was very helpfull with advice about the property and all that was around us
If you are looking for a place to stay in the new forrest look no further

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Liked best: It was situated right across the road from the heathland
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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