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View of the property
Relax and watch a film
Beautiful woodburner
Warm your toes in front of the woodburner
Kitchen
Kitchen
Dining room looking into the kitchen
Dining room
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
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Wood's Thatch

Mottisfont (4mls NE), New Forest
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 4
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Thatched
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful thatched cottage tucked away in the heart of the Test Valley 
  • Perfect holiday retreat for walkers and dogs with a wealth of walks to explore
  • Close to the beautiful New Forest but near the vibrant, historic cities of Salisbury and Winchester
Property code: THATC

This restored detached cottage sits peacefully within the grounds of the owner’s property and is a couple of miles from the village of Awbridge.

This charming cottage enjoying a private location in the grounds of the owner’s property is perfect for families and friends, including four-legged ones, seeking a peaceful base from which to explore the stunning New Forest. With doggy treats and even collar tags with the holiday-home address provided, this is a haven for hounds with walks straight from the doorstep. Discover the ancient market town of Romsey for riverbank walks along the River Test and a well-deserved lunch in one of the dog-friendly cafes or pubs.

Your pretty thatched cottage boasts original features and neutral decor creating a restful environment to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Cook up tasty meals in the contemporary kitchen which has everything you need for a home away from home stay, including dog bowls and dishes. Take your meals in the cosy dining room enjoying the views out to the gardens and surrounding trees. With exposed beams and a wood burner in the feature fireplace, snuggle up in the lounge for a quiet night in front of the TV - bring your dog’s basket so they can curl up and relax too. There are two well-appointed bedrooms in the cottage, a double and a twin, as well as the family bathroom. Outside, dine alfresco in the partially enclosed garden. There is a dog barn on-site with handy dog washing and drying facilities. There is also parking for two vehicles.

Your cottage enjoys a rural location on the edge of the New Forest, close to the bustling town of Romsey (4.5 miles) where you will find independent stores, dog-friendly pubs and cafes and gentle walks along the river. Sniff out your favourite walk amongst the stunning grounds of Mottisfont Abbey (4 miles) through ancient woodlands and open parkland or explore the shady paths of Spearywell Woods (4.5 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom on the ground floor with shower over bath and WC
  • Double electric oven, electric hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave
  • Wood burner
  • TV with Netflix and DVD player in the lounge
  • Partially enclosed garden with patio area, seating and gas BBQ
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Electric car charging point £10 per week
  •  Use of onsite dog washing and drying facilities
  • Shop with Post Office less than 1 mile, pub 2 miles
  • Telephone with free UK landline calls included
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 4 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Lauren Horwood

This property is personally managed by Lauren.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 40 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Trevor 8th July 2022

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A lovely quiet quaint cottage with everything you need for a week. Great location with a 10 minute drive to Romsey for provisions. Great pubs to eat at all within a 20 minute car journey. Dog friendly too !

Reviewed by Jan 1st July 2022

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We felt that the cottage was really ideal for two adults and two children We were four adults. Although we are elderly the bathroom and toilet being downstairs was not a problem as on some reviews. What we did find difficult was the bath was so deep nobody could get in or out. The shower was over the bath so neither could be used. Otherwise the locRead moreation was exactly what we wanted The cottage was spotless and the welcome pack the best we have ever had. All in all a good holiday Hide

Reviewed by Mark 24th June 2022

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Reviewed by Keith 20th May 2022

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Cottage was 1st class and very homely

Reviewed by Margaret 16th May 2022

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The cottage was lovely and peaceful. The directions given were completely accurate. Caroline was there to greet us and was very kind and helpful. The cottage was clean and tidy with everything you could possibly need. We had a wonderful four days exploring the area and were blessed with good weather. The welcome pack for us and the dog were well thRead moreought out. I would strongly recommend this holiday cottage for anyone wanting a peaceful holiday Hide

Reviewed by Sue 13th May 2022

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This place teally is beautiful so dog greindly

Reviewed by Martin 29th April 2022

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Fantastic place go again

Reviewed by Nicola 25th April 2022

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Enjoyable stay at Bells Cottage, central location for exploring the New Forest. This is a character filled 17th century cottage so expect low ceilings. Caroline the owner, provided the most amazing welcome packs even for the dog who loved her tennis ball. Nothing was too much trouble for Caroline. Gorgeous well equipped kitchen, lovely wood burner Read moreand some good pubs/takeaways close by. Would highly recommend, the most dog friendly place we have stayed. Thanks, hope to return again. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 18th March 2022

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A really lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Everything you could possibly need is there for you. The welcome pack was truly amazing, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends and family. would love to return soon!

Reviewed by James 11th March 2022

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This is an amazing, well equipped cottage with everything you could want from a holiday home. The welcome hamper was amazing.

Reviewed by Jackie 4th March 2022

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Beautiful thatched cottage in excellent location with superb hosts. Everything you need provided including a lovely welcome pack. Plenty to do and see walking, historical properties, great pubs serving excellent food. Have booked again already so that speaks for itself !

Reviewed by Keeley 14th February 2022

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A lovely cottage and homeowner went above and beyond. Would definitely recommend and return for another break

Reviewed by Lindsey 28th January 2022

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The nicest holiday cottage weve ever stayed in, the property was immaculately clean, warm and well stocked with everything we needed. The welcome basket was wonderful and the house and the garden were perfect and safe for the dogs.

Reviewed by John 24th January 2022

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Reviewed by Stephen 21st January 2022

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Absolutely fantastic in all aspects, Really nice welcome pack for us and the dog. Highly recommend and will definitely return.

Reviewed by Tony 7th January 2022

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Reviewed by Susan 6th December 2021

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A very comfortable and cosy cottage with everything you need for your stay, and situated in a quiet setting.

Reviewed by Tracy 3rd December 2021

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Wonderful cottage and facilities in a lovely location. Everything had been thought about for both humans and doggies and there were some lovely little extra touches. Superb

Reviewed by Nicholas 8th November 2021

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A most excellent vacation with excellent hosts, amazing accommodation, perfect location and great local facilities. What more could one ask for :-)

Reviewed by Valarie 5th November 2021

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A beautiful cottage in a quiet and peaceful location: Warm, comfortable and exceptionally well equipped. So much care and attention for both humans and dogs made this a special place that we want to return to. Autumn in the New Forest was fabulous: Cannot recommend enough. Thank you so much Caroline.

Reviewed by Mark 8th October 2021

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Wow factor 10 loved the cottage loved the location brilliant starter pack Lovely people would recommend this place to everyone A real home from home definitely thinking on going again

Reviewed by Sharon 24th September 2021

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Beautiful period property, spotlessly clean with all amenities and well stocked kitchen products. Welcome packs, Netflicks, books, games, dog bowls, towels, tag are a lovely personal touch. Owners next door if needed. Rear lawn is on a slope and steps would be beneficial. The main bedroom mattress and pillows were too soft for me but I have back isRead moresues. Rural location and the woods next door are a bonus. About 15 mins drive to the New Forest. Would love to stay again and would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by S 17th September 2021

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Perfect picturesque cottage in a wonderful secluded location. Peace and quiet, clean and amazingly well equipped. Very kind and friendly hosts nearby. Well thought out welcome provisions were provided. We didn't need to buy cleaning equipment or toiletries as these were provided which proved to be fabulous value for money. Lovely walks nearby and wRead moreildlife is plentiful. However the cottage is placed to travel the surrounding area easily. Happy to recommend as we can't fault this pretty cottage Hide

Reviewed by Havva 20th August 2021

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My family and I had a lovely time at the cottage and would definitely visit it again. With helpful and friendly hosts and a lovely welcome pack with lots of tasty breakfast treats included.

Reviewed by Linda 2nd July 2021

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This was our second visit to this excellent cottage and we cannot recommend it highly enough. Welcome pack for us and our Labrador was first class and the property has everything thing you could want. Very relaxing with plenty activities available if you want these. Excellent dog walks.

Reviewed by Ken 26th June 2021

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Really peaceful location, ideal base for big cities and peaceful villages, particularly enjoyed Salisbury and Lymington and Itching Valley and New Forest with the dogs.

Reviewed by Steve 4th June 2021

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The cottage was fantastic very clean, tidy and well equipped.

Reviewed by Rachael 28th May 2021

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Fantastic cottage! Very well appointed and immaculate. Caroline was so welcoming and thoughtful. Lovely welcome food pack with everything we needed for breakfast and a nice bottle of bubbles!

Reviewed by Susan 21st May 2021

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Lovely cottage in a quiet location. Very clean and comfortable. Perfect for exploring the New Forest and surrounding area.

Reviewed by Hazel 14th May 2021

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Lovely little cottage, great base for New Forest , Caroline provided everything you could possibly need, also a welcome package with eggs, bacon, sausages etc, and even a doggy welcome pack , a lovely log fire in living room, bt tv and Netflix, games, and dvds, books , really thought of everything Thank you for a lovely stay

Reviewed by Tina 2nd May 2021

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A beautiful little gem of a cottage. Really clean, dog friendly and everything you could ever need is provided. Our family would highly recommend this beautiful cottage.

Reviewed by Caroline 23rd April 2021

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Very comfortable cottage, well equipped with everything you could wish for. Much more spacious than it seems in the pictures. Peaceful village location with bluebell woods just behind, and easy access to lots of lovely places. We particularly enjoyed the very efficient woodburner and the generous welcome pack. We would definitely come back, we loveRead mored it. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 12th December 2020

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This was by far the best holiday cottage we have stayed in! The cottage was amazingly clean, cosy, warm and well equipped! Everything we needed was there. It was brilliant for the dogs and very dog friendly . The bed was so comfortable and the log burner was a lovely way to end the day . We will definitely be back and also be recommending it to othRead moreers. Thanks for a great stay. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 10th October 2020

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This is the best holiday cottage we have visited and I would recommend it highly to anyone considering visiting the area. We will most certainly return. The comprehensive welcome packs for both ourselves and Holly, our black Labrador, were excellent and much appreciated. The property was faultless and the owner very helpful while at all times proviRead moreding the utmost privacy. Hide

Reviewed by Jamie 4th October 2020

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A beautifully kept thatched cottage - Caroline provided us with a fridge full of delicious local bacon, sausages and eggs for breakfast and a lovely New Forest scented candle to take home. Peaceful and ideally situated for all the day trips we made!

Reviewed by Leigh 2nd October 2020

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The cottage was wonderful, more than expected with a lovely welcome pack. Everything is thought of right down to the dog treats and towels. Beautiful location, we will certainly be staying again.

Reviewed by David 25th September 2020

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The property was very well equiped with everything that you need for a stay in a holiday cottage. We are not dog owners and we were pleased to find that the property was so well cleaned that there were no traces that dogs had ever been in the property. The owners had provided a lovely welcome pack including, bread, milk, bacon, sausages, butter, egRead moregs, biscuits, wine, tea, coffee etc. We would certainly stay in this property again if we were holidaying in the area. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 18th September 2020

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We found the cottage with everything we wanted for a relaxing week away. The owner was very welcoming. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Gordon 14th September 2020

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Its was a lovely property xx I stayed there with my elderly parents who found the stairs a bit hard at night as toilet was downstairs !SELECTED!xx!ENDOFSELECTED! but ideal for a family as very close to paulton xx

Reviewed by Anna 11th September 2020

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A really lovely cottage, very well equipped and in a great location.

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