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The Wheelwrights Post - Walnut Tree Cottage

Burgate, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire | 30424 3 Grade:
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This pretty thatched cottage is the ideal base for exploring the New Forest and south coast.

Ground Floor:
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Living room: With Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, double sofa bed (for children), beams and vaulted ceiling.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed.

Electric storage heaters included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area. Shared lawned garden. Bike store. Parking for 2 cars.

All properties: Bed linen, towels and electricity included. Shared 1-acre grounds. No smoking.

Walnut Tree Cottage is a delightful, detached thatched cottage within the owner’s lawned grounds and lies opposite the owner’s home, which is steeped in history and which, in the 1830s, included a wheelwrights, post office and bakery. Also within the grounds is The Old Post Office (ref 30425) and The Hideaway (UKC540), providing an ideal opportunity a for another couple or guests wishing to holiday together whilst retaining their own space. Walnut Tree Cottage comprises a shower room and kitchen/dining area downstairs, and an upstairs living area and sofa bed suitable for children, leading to a double bedroom. It has plentiful beams and wooden floors.

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. About a mile away is the charming town of Fordingbridge with a host of shops, cafés and eateries, and the gently flowing River Avon. Also close by are the New Forest Water Park (with wakeboarding, waterskiing and aqua park) and Moors Valley Country Park (with cycle hire, golf course, angling, Go Ape treetrop adventure, Forest Segway, play trail and miniature steam passenger railway). 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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Features

  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Thatched Roof
    Thatched Roof
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle


Customer Comments

  • 9

    Alan 

    09/03/2020
    Confirmed guest, 07/03/2020
    An excellent location. Ideal for three counties attractions and places of interest, good access to the New forest walking cycling or driving. The hosts are very helpful and welcoming and provide that little extra touch to make a stay at walnut Tree cottage very comfortable. Should'nt really share this as it is a great secret location. Thank you


  • 8

    Martin 

    28/02/2020
    Confirmed guest, 22/02/2020
    A superb location for our plans. Unfortunately the weather was inclement and the storage heating system is simply not up to the job of keeping the cottage snug and cosy. The owners have put an electric heater in to be used as required, which was a life saver on this occasion and they can hardly be held responsible for the weather! Local flooding prevented an exploration of Fordingbridge village but it is truly beautiful when the river runs normally and children can play safely in the water. We needed to visit family on the Isle of Wight and it was nice to take the smaller ferry from Lymington rather than the usual beast from Southampton. A day on the island was a simple and practical task due to the cottage's location. Similarly, I wished to visit Beaulieu Motor Museum as well as Sammy Miller's motorcycle museum at New Milton. Both are within easy reach and offer great days out for enthusiasts as well as the casual visit, with pleasant tea rooms at both locations. The location of the cottage was just ideal for us to make the most effective use of our time in the Forest and I have no doubt that in warm weather it would be superb to use the garden, eat al fresco and chase the rabbits.


  • 10

    Peter 

    15/12/2019
    Confirmed guest, 13/12/2019
    It was as delightful as it can be, cosy, warm and comfortable.


  • 10

    Craig 

    30/10/2019
    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2019
    This is a small but cosy two person cottage. There are low ceilings because of the thatched roof. The only negative issue is the lack of Wifi.


  • 8

    Jennifer 

    16/10/2019
    Confirmed guest, 12/10/2019
    Had a lovely stay at this lovely cottage. well postioned for visiting the New Forest and Dorset. Would stay again if wanted the same area.


  • 10

    zena 

    05/10/2019
    Confirmed guest, 03/10/2019
    Lovely cottage, great location. Really good host nothing too much trouble. would definitely return.


  • 7

    Mark 

    27/09/2019
    Confirmed guest, 26/09/2019
    The cottage was in a good location close to the New Forest and Sandyballs. Fordingbridge was a beautiful little town which was within a 25 minute walk. The cottage itself was warm and comfortable. I had twins with me and they were catered for with cots and high chairs. The bedroom was comfortable and you will have a good sleep. My only criticism is the fact the kitchen was a bit dirty and needed to have a bit of a clean. The bathroom also needs a bit of a refresh as it was a bit dated like the kitchen. Apart from that we had a great time. The host was accommodating and I would come back to stay again.


  • 7

    Helen 

    19/09/2019
    Confirmed guest, 13/09/2019
    The owners were very friendly and helpful. The only thing I would suggest is that there were more kitchen utensils ie more knives, a potato peeler and a measuring jug, simply because we ate quite a bit in at night.


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