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Pond Cottage

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Boldre, near Lymington, Hampshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Customers’ Choice Award 2018
This superb holiday property is the ideal location from which to discover the New Forest, Portsmouth, Southampton, Lymington and the coastal resorts of Hampshire.

Enjoying a wonderfully peaceful, scenic and rural location, surrounded by fields where horses often graze, this delightful, detached, Grade II listed cottage is accessed via a long gravel driveway, set back from a country lane, yet only 10 minutes’ drive to Lymington or 5 minutes’ to Brockenhurst. The popular local pub serving fine fayre is within ½-mile via a footpath or ¾-mile by road. Pond Cottage has been lovingly and carefully restored, offering tastefully styled accommodation yet retaining some superb features. The highlight of this super property is the wonderful kitchen/dining room with underfloor heating and a suspended mirrored light from the apex. French doors lead from here onto a patio terrace which leads to the enclosed gardens, where plentiful wildlife including deer, pheasants and many birds can be seen. Contrary to the name of the cottage, there are no ponds in the property’s own fenced grounds, however there is a large pond in the grounds of the next door property.

Ideal for families and couples, there is a double bedroom on the ground floor with a ‘Jack ‘n’ Jill’ shower room, and three further bedrooms on the first floor, one 5ft double with TV, one double and one single with a pull-out bed suitable for children. There is a bathroom on the first floor, plus an additional toilet in the ground floor utility.

The ever-popular New Forest is part of the National Park, and is a haven for ponies. Extensive walks, cycling and riding routes cross the heathland. There is plenty to do in the area for all ages, all year round. Nearby Brockenhurst has ‘best in county bakers’, plus cycle hire, shop/post office and pubs/restaurants.

The popular sailing town of Lymington is only 10 minutes’ drive, with its pretty harbour, cobbled pedestrianised streets, boutiques, eateries and pubs, and ferrys to the Isle of Wight. Other places of interest include Beaulieu Motor Museum, Buckler’s Hard, Marwell Zoo, Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park, New Forest Owl and Otter Park and Southampton with its maritime history, to name but a few! Shop 2 miles, pub/restaurant ½ mile.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove in original fireplace, exposed brick wall and original washing copper. Three steps down to kitchen/dining area with TV, high vaulted beamed ceiling, exposed brick wall, wooden floor and French doors leading to terrace. Utility with toilet. Boot room. Double bedroom with en-suite Jack ‘n’ Jill shower room with toilet (also accessed from corridor). Steep stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and TV. Single bedroom with pull-out single (for +1 child). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electric, full gas central heating (partial underfloor), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • S/gate
  • Three TVs (one Smart)
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone-incoming and emergency calls only
  • Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/03/2018
    Pond cottage was a well equipped, comfortable and well decorated house for a long weekend with the extended family. The warm welcome from the owners' friend (the owner being themselves on holiday) was brilliant. A great place to unwind and relax - we'll be back!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/03/2018
    A stylish beautifully presented cottage, very well equipped with everything you could need. Clear information and guidance for any appliances and things to do in the area. Pleasant sitting out area, we used it for lunch, even at the beginning of March with patches of snow on the grass! Thank you for the welcome goodies.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/02/2018
    Over the moon lovely secluded cottage . Excellent facilities well equipped just what the doctor ordered . Lovely welcome pack including wine milk bread tea and coffee . All explained by Simon. bravo what a great home from home in a peaceful location 😀😀😀

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/01/2018
    A stunning cottage and beautiful location. Worked well with 6 adults and 2 babies across 3 generations. The house was well equipped, very clean and felt almost brand new. Furnishings were tasteful and high quality. Penni, the owner, was very helpful and responsive in the lead up to the holiday and gave some excellent recommendations. The Red Lion pub, a short walk away, was fantastic. Only two small recommendations would be a stair gate at the top of the stairs regardless of whether there are children - the steepness and locality of stairs to the bedroom doors (as warned in the house description) made me very nervous (particularly with a baby)! Also some more outside lighting particularly near the gate would go down a treat. Just helpful suggestions though. An absolutely stunning place and would definitely go back again. Thank you!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you very much indeed for your review and your recommendations. The configuration at the top of the stairs is very difficult: however we have taken on board your comments and we have now had a carpenter customise and fit a top of the range (Fred) stairgate. We hope very much that it will give you the reassurance that you are looking for. Sadly we can do nothing about the lighting by the entrance gate as the land is owned by the local farmer. We look forward to you returning to Pond Cottage.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/01/2018
    Honestly the best holiday cottage I have stayed in. Unlike many others, this place is exactly as described if not better. Beautiful house, great location with all the amenities you could need. The bonuses are the wood burning stove and the kitchen dining area with its high ceilings. The owners are also extremely welcoming but leave you to it once you are settled in. Great weekend away. Cannot wait to return in the Spring.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/11/2017
    Excellent cottage in lovely location. Will probably come back

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/10/2017
    The cottage was perfect, very modern, clean and comfortable. Would stay there again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2017
    A lovely cottage, clean, comfortable and well equipped. Ideal as a base for exploring the area. Three generations of family shared it and all enjoyed it.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2017
    Pond cottage is lovely. Ponies in the neighbouring field, swallows, bullfinches and buzzards seen and heard around, and a garden ideal for hide-and-seek for our 6 and 4 year old granddaughters. Kitchen very well equipped. Good pubs within walking distance. Beautiful setting.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2017
    Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Very well equipped but the stairs are very steep if you have small children. The welcome pack was a very nice touch. Would definitely return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2017
    Truley outstanding cottage

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 25 reviews collected by Reevoo
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