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Linwood, near Ringwood, Hampshire
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Surrounded by woodland, with footpaths and cycling paths from the door, Salisbury and Winchester cathedrals a short drive.

Surrounded by woodland

This semi-detached barn conversion is surrounded by woodland in the grounds of the owner’s home, which was formerly owned by a famous wildlife film maker and photographer. Wildlife abounds with good birdwatching, and a chicken keeping course is sometimes available at an extra cost. This holiday accommodation has a sitting-out area with a seat overlooking woodland and lies within the New Forest with open heaths and wild ponies. Miles of footpaths and a network of walking and cycling paths stretch from the door. Salisbury and Winchester cathedral cities are both a short drive. Bournemouth with its sandy beach, and Christchurch are both about ½ hour’s drive. Poole is within easy reach, and the market town of Ringwood is approximately 4 miles away. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom with low sloping ceiling.

Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. Microwave. Sitting-out area with seat. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 14 years.

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  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2018
    Excellent location, walking distant from a pub that also serves food. Also 10mins drive from Ringwood. Forest walks right on your doorstep. Quiet cottage with fantastic views from window of birds and other wildlife. Friendly host. Ideal for a stay for 2 in the heart of the forest.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/12/2017
    Great break wonderful woodland, animals and birds

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/12/2017

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 24/11/2017
    great spot, great little cottage. a small sofa bed downstairs might be an idea....

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 03/11/2017
    Although it appears small it is fine and you do get used to the stairs . It was warm and there was plenty of instant hot water. The location for me was excellent and was great for exploring the New Forest. Nowhere was more than 40 minuets away. The view of the forest from the kitchen and bathroom was lovely . There are numerous walks and cycle rides straight from the door . The Red Shoot Inn is a few minuets away but we thought the High Corner Inn was better.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/09/2017
    Would really recommended this cottage if you are looking for a beautiful location within the New Forest. Very close to Lyndhurst, Beaulieu Motor Museum and Lymington and surrounding areas. Lots of superb pubs in the area too. Owner is also very nice and helpful. Please note that the stairs are very steep and not suitable for people with mobility problems.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2017
    Great location, host and fabulous wildlife. Foxes badgers squirrels and birds

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/08/2017
    Great cottage, amazing views, polite and friendly owner.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2017
    A small cottage but in one of the loveliest settings you could imagine. Seeing all the birds in the garden and the visit of the foxes and badgers in the evening is really nice. The location also makes this an ideal spot for walking in the forest.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/07/2017
    Beautiful area to stay, cottage very cosy and had everything we could need. Polite and welcoming owner who greeted us and showed us around. We had a wonderful stay and would certainly go again. Only issue for us was the tub chairs they were quite uncomfortable so we couldn't really relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. The view in the garden was spectacular and better than any t.v and we were privileged to see deer, foxes, squirrels and badgers everyday. The Red Shoot pub 5 mins walk was great too with fab food and a warm welcome. We went on wonderful walks, saw baby ponies and donkeys and just loved the freedom and relaxation.

  • 3

    Confirmed guest, 09/06/2017
    The cottage was much smaller than we first thought and in particular, the stairs extremely steep, especially as we are getting on in years ourselves. The beds were very comfortable so we had a good nights sleep. The cottage is definitely not suitable for anyone elderly.

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 03/04/2017
    I think the photo of the cottage is very deceiving from the of the outside it looks a lot bigger then you actually get please see the picture I have uploaded this is the real size of the cottage not what is shown in the advertisement for the cottage, inside the 2 little chairs are very uncomfortable I think take out breakfast bar and put in a small sofa and 2 single beds are not ideal there's a few things that would make the cottage a lot better

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8.5 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews collected by Reevoo
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