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Little Gate House


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New Forest, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Little Gate House is a cosy peaceful holiday retreat ideal for couples, nestled in the heart of the New Forest National Park.

Little Gate House is an idyllic detached cabin sitting on its own offering a haven for couples. Located a short drive up a forest track, it is nestled in the heart of the western edge of the New Forest. Well-designed, it offers a compact yet light and airy space. The property sits in a south-facing elevated position overlooking the owner’s 3½-acre grounds and is approximately 100 yards away from the owner’s house which provides a good degree of seclusion and privacy with views across fields and the forest beyond. The property is surrounded by an abundance of wildlife including herds of deer, foxes, badgers, buzzards and other birds including heron, tawny owls and woodpeckers. The open New Forest is directly on the doorstep providing 140,000 acres of off road walking, riding and cycling, yet there is quick and easy access to all main roads for visitors to explore the many villages, towns, cities and beaches that Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire have to offer. Riding stables 1 mile, watersports/fishing 2 miles, award-winning farm shop and café ½ mile, lovely thatched pub and restaurant 1 mile. Local towns Fordingbridge 2½ miles and Ringwood 5 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Living room open plan with kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove and double French doors to large area of south-facing decking. Cosy double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
  • Electricity, full electricity rad central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed side garden
  • Decking area with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    Peaceful and relaxing, with wildlife and walks on our doorstep - loved it.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2018
    Excellent retreat with easy access to the forest

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/03/2018
    Cute and clever use of space. Very comfortable bed! Relaxing couple of days with peace and quiet.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/03/2018
    We had an amazing time in the gatehouse. Carl & Jo were so lovely! They helped us get the car out of the drive when we were stuck in the deep snow. It is a great location. You can walk out the door & just start walking. Really beautiful area. We saw wildlife every day. Jo & Carl recommended some lovely places to eat. The pub down the road was lovely too. We can’t recommend it enough.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/12/2017
    Lovely little cottage with everything you would need to enjoy your stay in the New Forest.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/11/2017
    Super 3 night break in lovely countryside.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 03/11/2017
    Lovely location and well equipped. It just didn't suit us because of the size. It wasn't as clean as we expected either.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; I am very sorry and disappointed that your stay with us didn't fulfil your expectations. I take great pride in the cleanliness of Little Gate House as the reviews show. The score never falls below a 9 and is more often than not a 10 out of 10. I spring clean the property every time I clean it whether guests have stayed for 3 nights or for a week or more. As I explained to you before your stay, we were going away ourselves for the weekend on your day of your arrival so a lady I have used several times before came in to do the changeover for you. I wish you had given me your feedback about her cleaning to me in person during your stay rather than leaving us a below average review online. I need to know if the cleaning falls short when I am unable to do it myself. I have not had any complaints before about the lady I used, but I do apologise if the property was not left a clean as I or you would like. I find your comment about the size of Little Gate House a bit confusing because in the guest book you wrote "We were pleasantly surprised by the space inside - we had expected it to be more compact." It is a small cabin style forest dwelling and we have used the name of the property, wording and photographs in the property description to let people know that it isn't very big, but ideal for couples. Fortunately the large majority of our guests find this feature charming and endearing. I am glad that you found the property well equipped, although again am confused that you then only scored it a 5 for this.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017
    Had a pleasant weeks stay at the little gate house. Nice walks from the cottage and enjoyed visiting the surrounding area. Hired some bikes from burley which I would recommend. Loverly touch of fresh eggs left one morning.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2017
    Just returned from our second time at The Little Gate House and it is just as good as the first time .The owners were very polite and helpful .

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