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The Wheelwrights Post - The Hideaway

Burgate, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire
Grade 3 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0

Property Reference: UKC540
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Located in the New Forest National Park and ideal for trips to Salisbury and Ringwood.

1 step to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With Freeview TV and double sofa bed.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

Electric storage heaters included. Travel cot. Highchair available on request. Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Parking for 2 cars.

All properties: Bed linen, towels and electricity included. Shared 1¼-acre grounds. No smoking.

The Hideaway is tucked away peacefully at the rear of the lawned grounds of the owner’s home, which is steeped in history and which, in the 1830s, included a wheelwrights, post office and bakery. The Hideaway is a single-storey wooden lodge and makes an ideal retreat for couples. Also within the grounds is Walnut Tree Cottage (ref 30424) and The Old Post Office (30425), providing an ideal opportunity for couples or guests wishing to holiday together whilst retaining their own space. This is a convenient location set just back from the main road leading from Salisbury, 9 miles, or Ringwood, 5 miles. Keen walkers will delight in the fact that they are situated directly opposite footpaths within the New Forest National Park, with many scenic walks and ideal for spotting local wildlife. For those who would prefer to explore by cycle, the owners can offer a place to lock your bikes away when not in use. All properties have their own allocated parking, sitting-out area and large lawned gardens shared with the owners and their young family. They make ideal touring bases from which to visit the extensive attractions in the area. Not far away is the charming town of Fordingbridge with a host of shops, cafes and eateries, and the gentle flowing River Avon and the New Forest Water Park wakeboard and aqua park are also close. The location is convenient for road links to the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury, Christchurch Harbour, and the coast including Poole and Bournemouth. Other attractions include Marwell Zoo, Beaulieu Motor Museum and the New Forest Otter and Owl Park. Maritime Southampton and various other tourist attractions are within easy driving distance, as is Stonehenge. Beach 16 miles. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 400 yards.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Hoists

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 25/07/2019
    Ideal for what we wanted a base to work from, weather was really good and you could sit out in privacy til whatever time . Owners were most helpful sharing local knowledge.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2019
    It is a small wooden building at the far end of the owners land. The owners were friendly and helpful. It lacks wifi but the owner pointed out that it's distance from the house makes it not a practical proposition and they allowed us to come near to their house and log into their wifi to update things like whatsapp, emails, the weather app, BBC news etc which worked fine for us. Inside with fairly small windows and surrounded by trees and bushes it was a bit dark but that was not a problem for us. The TV is a decent sized flat screen and worked well but there was no DVD player connected to it. The bed was comfortable. The kitchen well equipped with all that we needed. There was a comfortable settee, (which could open out into a bed for a second couple) and the table had four chairs and the cutlery and crockery was for four although being so small we found it fine for the two of us but it might have felt cramped for four. The name describes it well tucked away in a large lawned garden with lots of trees around. We would happily return to this property again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/05/2019
    Lovely place, perfect for a couple and small baby. Great location and very welcoming hosts. Thank you!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/03/2019
    My parents had an amazing week and felt welcomed. Food hamper was lovely to start the holiday. My parents are already planning to return to this wonderful, peaceful and relaxing hideaway. Fantastic

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 14/03/2019
    The Hideaway was cosy and in nice location. However, as there was thatching happening on other buildings on the site you couldn't park very close to the building and I am on crutches so struggled a bit with that. We were told in advance work would be going on but I did not know until the day before that it would restrict the parking. The breakfasts provided were very small and basic for a b&b. Two of us were there for 4 mornings (needed 8 breakfasts between us) we were given 4 small individual servings of cereal and 4 small eggs and a loaf of bread and one pint of milk between us for the whole duration of our stay. I am gluten free and this wasn't catered for. I would recommend the location and the property but I'd advise bringing additional food and milk for breakfasts.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; I am very sorry that you feel we let you down over your stay at the Hideaway. We try our best to make our guests feel welcome and I always ask guests to let me know if there is anything they are unhappy with, feel should be in the cottage but isn’t or indeed if there is anything we can do to make their stay more enjoyable. The Hideaway is a self-catering holiday cottage, not a bed and breakfast. As far as I am aware do not have any B&B properties. We leave a “welcome pack” of bread, milk, cereal, eggs, butter and jam to (as I think I said to you) help guests get started. This is a little freebie from us to you as a welcome; I am sorry if by giving this to you we confused you into thinking we offer bed and breakfast. As for the access restriction during the thatching, I can only apologies again for the inconvenience. The restriction to access was notified prominently on the booking page that describes the cottage from October last year - as soon as we booked the thatcher. As you booked in late December this should have been made clear to you. I am sorry if you didn’t notice it. I had hoped it stood out enough for everyone to spot it. I hope that you have not been put off ever visiting us again.

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9.0 out of 10 – based on 7 reviews collected by Reevoo
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