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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Delightful chocolate-box cottage dating back to 16th century set in approximately 1/3 of an acre. Japonica Cottage is in the village of Bank in the heart of The New Forest National Park. Ideal location for cycling and walking and close to the village pub. Extensive restaurants and shops are availabile in Lyndhurst, which is only a short drive away. Accommodation comprises of ground floor: lounge/dining room, kitchen, utility room, twin bedroom with guest beds under, bathroom with shower, and garden room (with sofa bed). First floor accommodation comprises double bedroom with king size bed, single bedroom with guest bed under, bathroom. Please note stairs up to first floor are typical of a cottage and are fairly steep. The cottage is set in lovely gardens with summer house, patio fur...Delightful chocolate-box cottage dating back to 16th century set in approximately 1/3 of an acre. Japonica Cottage is in the village of Bank in the heart of The New Forest National Park. Ideal location for cycling and walking and close to the village pub. Extensive restaurants and shops are availabile in Lyndhurst, which is only a short drive away. Accommodation comprises of ground floor: lounge/dining room, kitchen, utility room, twin bedroom with guest beds under, bathroom with shower, and garden room (with sofa bed). First floor accommodation comprises double bedroom with king size bed, single bedroom with guest bed under, bathroom. Please note stairs up to first floor are typical of a cottage and are fairly steep. The cottage is set in lovely gardens with summer house, patio furniture and bbq, ideal for alfresco eating in beautiful surroundings.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Sofa4 Twins
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

Meet the host
New Forest H
Hosting since May 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsAccess is via a key safe system. Any questions upon arrival or during the holiday can be asked at the office 8.30am to 5.00pm Mon to Fri and 9.00am to 12.00pm Saturdays. An emergency number will be on the answer machine out of hours.

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Reviews (13)
Richard S
Richard S
3 contributions
Well appointed
We have just stayed at Japonica Cottage for 4 nights. It is a comfortable, well appointed, partially thatched cottage. It was clean with a welcome pack on arrival. Located on a narrow lane, there is off-road parking, a large garden with summer house, and is less than 5 minutes walk from the excellent Oak Inn and New Forest walks. Well recommended.
Visited September 2022
Written September 20, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

P S
P S
2 contributions
Wonderful stay at Japonica Cottage
This is our fourth visit to the cottage in 12 years and the cottage and gardens provide a wonderful holiday experience in the New Forest. The tradtional chocolate box cottage is excellently complimented by a 3 room extension which hosts a living/bedroom, twin room and modern bathroom. We utilised all 4 rooms during our stay as there were 8 adults staying and it accommodated us all with no problems. The kitchen and down stairs utility room provides more than enough kitchen space and there is plenty of fridge/freezer space to meet the needs of a large family. The service from New Forest Holiday lets was attentive and very helpful. A wonderful stay again and I am sure we will be back again. Thank you.
Visited February 2022
Written February 21, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Organic Ice
Organic Ice
Stresa, Italy237 contributions
Perfect Cottage - very pet-friendly!
This is the perfect cottage for enjoying the New Forest with a dog. Conveniently located near Lyndhurst, there are dozens of beautiful walks within 15 minutes drive, but you can also just walk 5 min down the road to a beautiful, part of the forest with lots of paths. The old part has a large and a smaller bedroom with a bathroom; kitchen and sitting room with dining area. All very cozy and lovely. The newer add-on has a large bedroom, a large bathroom and a large sitting room. Slightly less cozy :-) but very convenient. Two things are particularly brilliant for dogs: there is a very large garden that is fully fenced in; and when you come in from the garden, you enter the kitchen and it has a heated stone floor. This means you can easily wipe the doggies feet in a warm towel, when it's a bit wet outside :-) There is also a pub just up the road which is dog-friendly and serves really good food at reasonable prices. The owners are friendly and helpful. I couldn't think of a better place to spend a week in the New Forest, especially if you're bringing a dog.
Visited October 2020
Written October 14, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Teresa P
Teresa P
Thank you for your review - you are quite right, Japonica Cottage and its garden is doggy heaven. Its so lovely to be able to walk from a property into the forest without the need of a car and this is one of the things Japonica offers - plus the pub of course! So glad you enjoyed your cosy autumnal stay.
Written October 29, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jet38748684419
Jet38748684419
Lovely place
We stayed here with seven friends on a cycling break. Beautiful cottage, clean, and tastefully furnished. Ideal central location for excursions to New Forest, Isle of Wight, or Cranborne Chase. Friendly and helpful manager. Highly recommended.
Visited June 2019
Written June 11, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Teresa P
Teresa P
Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time in the New Forest and at Japonica Cottage.
Written September 7, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cy L
Cy L
6 contributions
Lovely cottage
Romantic thatched cottage, good kitchen, big garden and nearby walking routes. Everything is well kept and very clean.
Visited May 2017
Written September 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

alison m
alison m
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom4 contributions
Perfect weekend stay with my family.
Everything you will need for a lovely relaxing stay. All you need is provided. lovely forest walks and a pub 30 seconds away.....just wonderful.
Visited March 2017
Written April 25, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Teresa P
Teresa P
Thank you for your review and we are so pleased you had an enjoyable stay, this is always our aim. Hopefully we will hear from you again should you wish to stay in the beautiful New Forest.
Written April 28, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah A
Sarah A
7 contributions
Wow, wonderful cottage
Located on a quiet lane, detached with fabulous garden you feel a million miles from everyone but actually only a short drive to all the New Forest areas of interest. The furnishings and kitchenware are of a very high standard, the house whilst having all the benefits of a modern home retains so many original features a real fairytale cottage, I and my family are eager to return.
Visited April 2017
Written April 19, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Teresa P
Teresa P
Thank you Sarah it is so good to hear that our guests have had a good stay. We look forward to hearing from you again in the future.
Written April 21, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hannah W
Hannah W
3 contributions
Simply beautiful
We had the most wonderful week staying in this beautiful cottage, extremely well equipped and home from home and filled with barrels of character and charm. We had fabulous weather which meant we could enjoy the large garden. The property was in a lovely peaceful area too. Will be returning.
Visited April 2017
Written April 16, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Teresa P
Teresa P
We are so pleased that you had a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage. This is our aim to give our guests a happy experience of the New Forest in high quality accommodation.
Written April 18, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nicolajonathan
Nicolajonathan
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Lovely picture book cottage
We really enjoyed our stay in this excellent cottage. It was deceptively large, beautifully decorated and furnished with everything you could want. It is well sited and has a lovely garden. Booking was easy and the manager was charming and very helpful. We will be back
Visited February 2017
Written February 13, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Teresa P
Teresa P
Thank you for your glowing review - look forward to welcoming you back sometime.
Written February 14, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

john M
john M
4 contributions
Best ever Hoilday
Beautiful cottage,loads of space beautiful garden and sun lounge, central to almost everything we wanted to see and do, the greatest Pub and restaurant just up the road.
Visited May 2016
Written June 13, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access

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About the neighborhood
The New Forest lies to the west of Southampton Water in south-west Hampshire and covers 37,677 hectares. Centuries of human management and livestock grazing have meant that the forest is a combination of heathland, ancient woodland, wetlands and grassy plains, with many enclosures of both coniferous and deciduous woodland. The commoners’ ponies and cattle roam freely across the forest, controlling and shaping the vegetation as they graze. ‘New Forest’, or ‘Nova Foresta’, was created by William the Conqueror as a royal hunting ground, and forest laws were enforced to protect the hunted animals and their habitats. These strict laws ensured that the hunting of deer and wild boar remained the closely guarded privilege of the King and his followers. Over the centuries, deer hunting became less important, and by the 17th and 18th centuries timber production was the primary economic use of the New Forest. The New Forest Acts came into force, and areas were fenced off to protect young saplings from the grazing animals. It wasn’t until the Act of 1877 that two thirds of the forest were set aside for commoners to exercise their traditional rights. Deer populations were left unmanaged until the 19th century when they reached levels that threatened the timber crops and competed with the commoners’ stock for food. The Deer Removal Act was established in 1851 and it was resolved that all deer were to be removed. Although total removal was not achieved, the numbers did reduce dramatically, and the Forestry Commission's keepers continue to keep these numbers under control today. Recreation is important in the New Forest and with a large proportion of the forest being Crown land, access to the greater part is open and free to all. Local users and visitors from farther afield regularly enjoy participating in a wide range of recreation activities including horse-riding, dog walking and cycling. Bank is a small village on the outskirts of Lyndhurst and is in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Lyndhurst has a variety of shops and eating places and the New Forest Visitor Centre.
Getting around
Driving. Bus service in nearby Lyndhurst New Forest Tour Bus (in peak season) Cycling (There is bike hire in Lyndhurst)
Access
Car required
How to get there
From the M27 take Cadnam Exit 1 when you reach the roundabout take the third exit to Lyndhurst A337. At the lights in Lyndhurst turn left onto High Street then right into Gosport Street. Keep right around the one way system then left onto the A35. Turn right signposted to Bank, the property is just past the public house The Oak on the left hand side.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Short breaks OUT OF SEASON by negotiation. Either 3 night- Fri,Sat, Sun or 4 night - Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs £200.00 cautionary deposit taken on all holiday bookings, returned 7-10 days after holiday provided there are no damages or mishaps.£20.00 booking fee payable on all holiday bookingsBookings made 8 weeks or more in advance pay a £50.00 holding deposit with balance due 8 weeks before holiday date.Completed booking form plus holding deposit (£50.00) or full payment secures booking.Payment by credit card liable to 1.5% surcharge.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Japonica Cottage

Japonica Cottage is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Japonica Cottage has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Japonica Cottage has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Japonica Cottage UPDATED 2023: 3 Bedroom Cottage in Lyndhurst with Patio and Internet Access - Tripadvisor