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Wood's Thatch

Mottisfont (4mls NE), New Forest
Visit England rating: 4 stars
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 4
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Thatched
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
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 picture-perfect thatched cottage is located in the beautiful Test Valley and is just 4 miles from the fringe of the New Forest National Park. The property sleeps four guests, making it ideal for a small family or a couples’ retreat. Keen walkers will be in their element, with a multitude of routes within easy reach, including the Test Way which passes through the village. The bustling market town of Romsey is 2 miles away and hosts some fantastic farmers’ markets throughout the year, which are well worth adding to your itinerary. Alternatively, enjoy a peaceful few hours strolling around the majestic grounds of Mottisfont Abbey (4 miles).

The cottage is full of character and charm, with gorgeous, exposed beams adorning the ceiling in the lounge and a roaring wood burner to snuggle in front of on chilly evenings. The bright and airy kitchen has ample room to prepare delicious meals for the group, which you can enjoy together in the charming dining room or outside on a warm day. Heading upstairs you’ll find two pretty bedrooms decorated in neutral tones and with soft lighting to create a relaxing atmosphere. Outside, there’s a partially enclosed garden with a BBQ for al fresco dining. Dog owners will also appreciate the handy dog-washing facilities in the barn.

Pull on your hiking boots and take on a segment of the 44-mile Test Way. The long-distance route passes through some of Hampshire’s most picturesque villages, as well as through meadows, along rivers and past some wonderful pubs. While away an afternoon at Mottisfont Abbey National Trust. This magnificent 18th-century house has a stunning art collection as well as contemporary exhibitions. There’s also a beautiful rose garden to admire and rolling lawns that make the perfect setting for a picnic.

  • 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
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sarah Jadali

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 57 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Linda 10th November 2023

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Fabulous cottage, wonderful hosts would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Martin 27th October 2023

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Reviewed by Linda 20th October 2023

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This cottage is beautiful. Very well equipped and so clean and comfortable. A lovely wood burner that is very cozy. Walks from the doorstep and great for the dogs. Our labradors have had a great time. The welcome pack was the best we have ever had. Highly recommended this cottage.

Reviewed by Dawn 29th September 2023

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Had a wonderful stay. The cottage is very well equipped- cant think of anything that wasnt already there! Location is great for Romsey and walks in the New Forest. Recommend Montisfont House snd Gardens which are close by. Friendly owners, cosy ( but larger than it looks) cottage - what more could you want?

Reviewed by Anna 25th September 2023

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Amazing time spent here .. so much thought into what we might need and catered for doggies too . Cozy cottage lovely walks nearby

Reviewed by Karen 22nd September 2023

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We had a wonderful stay which was made extra special by Caroline and John - they left a lovely welcome pack which was so thoughtful even our furry friends had little gifts. The location was perfect for visiting the local area and the comfort and cleanliness of the cottage was first class. Thank you for making our short break more memorable.

Reviewed by Lisa 8th September 2023

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Lovely cottage, very homely with a great welcome hamper and lots of additional touches that were appreciated. For example torches, dog toys, beds, bowls, towels, throws and a bottle of wine on arrival making us and our four whippets feel very welcome. Lovely owner, helpful and knowledgeable about the local area, lots of information on local amenitiRead morees, nice outdoor space and well placed for all places on interest, would highly recommend this cottage. Well stocked with DVD's, games and books. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 1st September 2023

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Cosy cottage every thing you need it is highly recommended .

Reviewed by Timothy 29th August 2023

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Bell cottage is a truly lovely place: a real home from home. It is equipped with everything you could reasonably think of, plus a great selection of games, books, maps & guides plus BT TV box & WiFi. The owners taok so much care to welcome us and provide provisions for our first day plus other goodies for us & our dog. We visited at the end of the Read moresummer holidays, so didn't enjoy the log burning stove - maybe for another visit in autumn or winter. There's a nice enclosed grassy garden too. Hide

Reviewed by Brenda 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Catherine 7th July 2023

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Lovely cottage in a lovely area. Very well equipped, they've thought of everything. Excellent welcome hamper on arrival, the best we've ever had. Loads to do just a short drive away. Takes a bit of planning but there's a gorgeous walk straight from the cottage to the National Trust property Mottisfont Abbey. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Kim 23rd June 2023

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The cottage was equipped with above and beyond what we needed it was fantastic. It was kitted out for our 3 dogs brilliantly and so well thought out . The welcome hamper was an absolute gem and the doggies loved all their treats . The cottage was so well laid out for dogs too with easy to clean floors. Bedrooms were so comfy and clean again well eqRead moreuipped with everything we needed . I would highly recommend and absolutely stunning cottage . Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Carol 9th June 2023

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The cottage was lovely very comfortable and well equipped

Reviewed by Alan 2nd June 2023

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This is a lovely characterful,light and bright cottage. The gardens are sunny and the rear garden is secure. The cottage was clean and well equipped and comfortable. There is a bridle way at the end of the drive which was great for daily walks. Very restful. Lovely welcome packs for guests and dogs much appreciated by all. Lovely peaceful setting wRead morehich was brilliant as our dog can bark at anything that moves so it was a very relaxing stay. Lots of dog friendly pubs in the vicinity. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Annette 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Dawn 21st April 2023

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Lovely cottage. Good location for the new forest. The owners was welcoming and the welcome hamper was a nice touch. Very dog friendly.

Reviewed by Paul 7th April 2023

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We had a wonderful holiday staying in this beautiful cottage, which has been lovingly restored and tastefully decorated. The modern kitchen is extremely well equipped and the wood burner in the living room adds to the cosy, welcoming atmosphere. The welcome packs for us and our dog were very thoughtful and well appreciated.

Reviewed by Stephen 24th March 2023

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Absolute bliss. A warm welcome and a beautiful house, the ideal gateway to my favourite part of the UK.

Reviewed by Sandra 10th March 2023

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Fantastic beautiful cottage well equipped a real home from home. Very dog friendly with enclosed garden and washing facilities for muddy paws. Great location for visits to the New Forest, Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst. Fabulous welcome pack for both us and the dogs. Will certainly be back in the Autumn - thank you

Reviewed by Paul 3rd March 2023

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Reviewed by Pauline 24th February 2023

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Lovely cottage

Reviewed by Peter 20th February 2023

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A lovely cottage perfect for dog owners with enclosed garden and nearby bridle path walk. Ideal location for trips into The New Forest. Owners are friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Gavin 18th February 2023

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A very cosy and comfortable little cottage. Immaculately clean. Brilliantly equipped with everything you might need. Fabulous welcome pack provided. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by John 10th February 2023

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Very well organised, the host seems to to have thought of everything and the cottage along with its contents were of a very high standard. We particularly enjoyed the food that was left for us after a long journey from Edinburgh.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 16th December 2022

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My family and I had a wonderful break at Bells Cottage. It was beautifully clean, well located for local attractions, but still had a lovely rural feel. Very dog friendly with some beautiful walks right on the doorstep. Every last thing that you need is provided including a lovely welcome hamper for both us and the dogs! The wood burning stove was Read moresuch a treat as we stayed in December when it had snowed - couldnt have been more cosy in the evenings sat by the fire! Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Carole 26th November 2022

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We loved our 5 day break and couldn't believe how well equipped the cottage was ...Our dogs loved their treats.and all the extras you supplied...So very thoughtful xx

Reviewed by Jackie 18th November 2022

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Superb thatched cottage in excellent location being very close to Romsey. Great area for walking and peace and quiet. This was our second visit and will not be our last , the lovely owner Caroline has thought of everything to make the cottage perfect !!

Reviewed by Helen 28th October 2022

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This was such a cozy comfortable cottage and very well equipped. Ideal for dogs and their owners, also families with children. The situation of the cottage meant that we could easily explore the New Forest, the lovely cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury, also Poole and Bournemouth. All within a 40 minute drive, and only 10 minutes from a sRead moreupermarket. All in all a perfect cottage for a perfect stay. Hide

Reviewed by David 21st October 2022

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Lovely cottage excellent location,well equipped would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Sigrid 14th October 2022

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The best equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, and also the best welcome pack. Lovely quiet location, but in easy access of some great day out destinations. Very comfy living room. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Lucie 7th October 2022

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We can't fault this cottage, it is well stocked for both people and dogs, we loved the welcome packs for both people and dogs, there is plenty of things to do and places to eat that are dog friendly, the beaches (about 40 minutes drive) are spectacular, the forest is also spectacular and we would recommend this cottage to anyone thinking of going tRead moreo the new forest Hide

Reviewed by Janice 9th September 2022

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Everything you could possibly want is in the cottage it feels very cosy and comfortable it is also safe for dogs the garden is fenced and gated so no escaping. There was a fantastic welcome pack for us and a welcome pack for our dog Aida definitely will go back

Reviewed by Sarah 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Sue 26th August 2022

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Perfect, like home from home, will certainly visit again. Extremely well equipped and lovely area, great walks too.

Reviewed by Denise 12th August 2022

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Fantastic

Reviewed by Glen 5th August 2022

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Very nice cottage, one of the best we have stayed in. Lots of thoughtful touches, including a welcome pack with lots of groceries, and a gift for the dog! Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by J 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by James 22nd July 2022

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Wonderful host, great location and perfect cottage. Thanks for a super holiday.

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

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