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Salters Cottage

Boldre, near Lymington, Hampshire
Grade 5 Star rating


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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Pets 1
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

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This 16th-century property is set in a peaceful location, yet is close to many attractions, including the New Forest.

This superb, detached, 16th-century holiday property enjoys a truly beautiful location. Peacefully located along a quiet lane and nestled within gently sloping, lawned gardens, with rose lined pathways, a meandering shallow stream and views at the rear over the countryside. Within the beautiful gardens sits a tiled outdoor heated swimming pool, with elegant roman end and shallow steps down to the pool, and which also benefits from an electronic safety cover. Steeped in history, this delightful home offers many original architectural features in keeping with the character of a period house, such as beams (some low), original inglenook fireplaces and tiled floors. The fire back in the inglenook fireplace in the snug depicts William and Mary and his apple trees, this matches one in the National Trust’s fire back collection in Petworth House, made in 1690s. There is also a spacious green oak studio with high ceilings and French doors, which provides a fabulous reception room opening straight out onto the patio decking, and also includes an en-suite shower and kitchenette, ideal as an alternative sleeping arrangement, with a day bed which can be converted to a 6ft double.

As well as the main living room, there is a snug, a desk area and at the heart of the home, a farmhouse-style kitchen with Aga and a dining area overlooking the extensive gardens. The large, raised decked area is an ideal spot from which to savour the views whilst having an aperitif or dining al fresco on a warm summer’s evening. The lovely view over the gardens can be enjoyed from the tastefully styled bedrooms, with the large master bedroom being a particular feature, with its own dressing room and en-suite bathroom. In the small bedroom at the top of the stairs, a section of the original wall construction is exposed. The 4 bathrooms are well fitted, one of them has a roll-top bath with super Moroccan themed tiles. High quality linen and beds are throughout.

The ever popular New Forest is part of the National Park and is a haven for wildlife, with many roaming ponies across the heathland, extensive walks, cycling and riding routes. There is plenty to do in the area for all ages, all year round. The popular sailing town of Lymington is only a 10-minute drive, with its pretty harbour, cobbled pedestrianised streets, boutiques, eateries, pubs and day trips to the Isle of Wight on the ferry. Other places of interest include Beaulieu Motor Museum, Bucklers Hard, Marwell Zoo, Peppa Pig at Paultons Park, New Forest Owl and Otter Park and Southampton with its maritime history, to name but a few! Salters Cottage is also within easy reach of many beaches, including Mudeford, Sandbanks, Poole and Bournemouth. Shop ½ mile and pub ¼ mile.

Three steps down to living room with wood-burning stove. Farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with Aga (for cooking), gas cooker, French doors and tiled floors. Snug. Desk area. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, dressing room and en-suite shower room with toilet. Further double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with zip & link beds (can be 6ft double) and vanity basin. Single bedroom with additional single pull-out bed (for +1). Bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet. Ground floor studio with 6ft double day bed (for alternative sleeping only), ornamental fireplace, kitchenette, French doors, tiled floor and en-suite shower room with toilet. Some rooms with low beams.

  • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Two satellite smart TVs
  • Two blu-rays
  • Radio/iPod dock
  • Aga
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • 1-acre lawned garden with decked area and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 1.1m to 1.9m), open 8am to 9pm, last Fri in May-last Thurs in September, with Roman end and shallow steps
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Please note: There is an unfenced stream in the garden, 20 yards away. This property has a security deposit of £250.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
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Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/03/2019
    The most amazing versatile property, we all loved it. Really close to the forest for walking or driving. Lymington about 5mins away and took 18mins to reach from the motorway. Loved it.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2018
    A lovely experience staying in the New Forest in such a beautiful cottage, we felt completely at home as soon as we arrived, the beds were very comfortable with quality linen and towels supplied. So often on holiday lets you tend to find something thats lacking, but not on this occasion, it was all perfect. Would we stay again? Absolutely

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2018
    Our 3rd year in a row at Salters and will hopefully be returning next year. Ticks all the boxes.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2018
    The house is lovely and the pool is great. A good location not far from planned walks and Lymington town.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2018
    What a superb stunning place the pool the house itself is fantastic stunning garden ,for 1 week in my life I lived the life of a millionaire and I thank the owners for that, it’s not cheap but you get what you pay for hopefully if we save up we can go again ,the pictures do not do this place justice at all ,the house is worth 1.75 million pounds and it shows everything you need is in the house we had fantastic weather so it helps, it’s super dog friendly my golden retriever had the time of his life and he’s come back depressed just like us lol again I thank the owners for renting this out it gives us mere mortals a slice of the good life 😃

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/06/2018
    Delightful location in the New Forest. The house is lovely. Our little grandchildren had the best time ever in the pool. We will be back

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2018
    Fantastic property in a lovely secluded location. It is remote from amenities which is a bonus however for a family stay a better Wi-Fi system (that reaches around the house) and larger TV's would be a benefit. More sunbeds are required at the poolside (only 2 there).

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you very much for your helpful feedback about Salters Cottage and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The Wi-Fi has just been upgraded to fast fibre connection, and I have now installed boosters at the far end of the house to increase the reach of the Wi-Fi signal. We have also followed your suggestion and bought 2 more lounger reclining chairs, in addition to the table seating areas and existing pool loungers. Hopefully this gives plenty of options to enjoy the lovely gardens and sunshine!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2018
    Spacious, fantastic swimming pool. Comfortable.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 20/04/2018
    Enjoyable stay at Salters Cottage - well suited to large group with plenty of room/areas for individuals to have own space.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    An amazing cottage to stay in with family and friends.

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9.4 out of 10 – based on 16 reviews collected by Reevoo
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