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The Wheelwrights Post - Walnut Tree Cottage


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

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. Not far away is the charming town of Fordingbridge with a host of shops, cafes and eateries, and the gentle flowing River Avon is also nearby. 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.

Ground Floor:
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Living room: With Freeview TV, CD player, double sofa bed (for children), beams and vaulted ceiling.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed.

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

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

Show amenities 


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

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    My wife and I along with our two children had a lovely two week holiday at the cottage ,we were made very welcome and it was a perfect home from home for us we were sad to leave at the end of the two weeks. It made for a great base to set of from ,wether it was heading to the beach at Bournemouth,cycling/walking in the forest or visiting other villages .We will definitely book it again the next time we need a cottage there 😊

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/07/2018
    My first holiday away with my partner. Beautiful setting, lovely and quiet. Ideal location for exploring the New Forest. The cottage itself was well equipped with everything that you need. A welcome pack of milk, bread, eggs, cereals, tea and coffee are supplied on arrival, lovely touch!

  • 2

    Confirmed guest, 29/06/2018
    Lovely people but this cottage needs more attention.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; I am confused and astonished. You booked a week in our small studio unit “The Old Post Office” but on arrival were disappointed because it doesn’t have a lounge. So at no extra cost beyond what we pay our cleaner we moved you to one of our higher priced one bedroom units. Throughout your stay you told us how lovely it was and spontaneously said that you would leave a 10/10 review - both because you loved the cottage and because of all the trouble we had been to.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2018
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Walnut Tree Cottage. It was well equipped, clean and in a lovely location.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/06/2018
    Lovely place very pleased with everything.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/04/2018
    Lovely little cottage with excellent facilities. Friendly owners who are very accommodating. Perfect location for trips into the forest

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/03/2018
    great comfy stay

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2018
    Was a lovely little cottage, peaceful get away would defiantly recommend

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/01/2018
    We had a great time at Walnut Cottage. Jeremy, the owner, was both friendly and helpful and providing eggs/bread/jam/milk on arrival was a nice touch. The cottage is perfect for a family of three and we enjoyed a couple of lazy mornings as it is very comfortable. Great as a base to explore the forest and a special mention for the Surma Valley curry we had (which is only 300m away). It was really good. Can't recommend Walnut Cottage highly enough and we will definitely choose the cottage again. Thanks Jeremy.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2018
    Such a lovely cottage and a great host! 10 minutes away from some great activities and the Indian up the road is delicious! Would absolutely love to stay here again

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/11/2017
    Lovely cottage, welcoming and helpful host. Looking forward to staying again soon!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 23/10/2017
    We had a really nice time at the cottage, which was very comfortable, quiet and peaceful (despite the main road), and just lovely in general. Jeremy welcomes us and answered all our questions. The only reason we are not giving top mark is because we thought there could be a few more things in the house such as an OS maps of the new forest and a colander for pasta/rice and some games. Having said that we had a really nice time there with our 6 month old baby. Would definitely go again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2017
    Charming picturesque cottage set in lovely surroundings. Hosts Jo and Jeremy warm and friendly and helpful ... always available if needed but never intrusive.

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8.9 out of 10 – based on 21 reviews collected by Reevoo
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