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Border Cottage

Sway, New Forest
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A charming chocolate-box cottage with a white picket fence
  • A range of village shops can be found in the village of Sway, a 10 minute walk away
  • Ideally positioned for exploring the best of the New Forest and the Solent coastline
  • Various cycling trails lead through the surrounding countryside
  • Embraces open-plan living, centred around a woodburner
  • The nearby areas of Longslade and Setthorns were used in the historic novel, ‘Children of the New Forest’
Property code: NFL43

Enjoying a delightful position along a country lane in the village of Sway, this property offers guests a real flavour of village life with various shops and a local pub which provides an excellent spot for unwinding after a day spent exploring the New Forest. The surrounding countryside is so enchanting that it famously sparked the literary inspiration for the Victorian author’s Captain Myratt’s novel “Children of the New Forest.” The vibrant coastal town of Lymington is just a four-mile drive from the property and offers various independent shops, wine bars, restaurants and cafes. The property is easily accessible by both road and rail, with Sway station connecting guests to London.

The property embraces open-plan living with a welcoming farmhouse-style open plan kitchen lounge diner that’s fully equipped with all the essentials. A dining table is perfect for entertaining and the cosy lounge area is centred around a woodburner which makes the room a lovely spot for a night in with a DVD. On the ground floor there is also a cloakroom for those muddy boots and wet coats.

Upstairs there are two charming bedrooms which both feature wood floors that give them a wonderful feeling of warmth. The master bedroom contains a double bed with a memory foam mattress and there is a single bed nestled into an alcove. The bedroom has an en-suite with a shower over bath. The property’s second spacious bedroom consists of a king-size bed and there is also an en-suite with a large walk-in shower.

Outside there is a charming lawn and patio seating area that’s ideal for a BBQ and al-fresco dining. There is also a stable block at the bottom of the garden that’s available to store bikes.

  • Bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 double with single bed
  • Bathrooms - 1 ensuite with shower over bath and WC and 1 ensuite shower room with WC
  • Range cooker, gas hob, microwave, 50/50 fridge freezer, butlers sink
  • Dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • CD player/Radio
  • Widescreen TV with DVD player and Netflix
  • Woodburner and logs
  • Storage for coats and wellies
  • Travel cot, booster seat for dining chair and stair gate
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Cottage garden which includes patio area with garden furniture, sun parasol and BBQ
  • Stable block for bike storage and the bottom of the garden
  • Towels and bed linen provided (except for beach towels and cot linen)
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 47 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sandy 21st June 2024

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Reviewed by Andrew 14th June 2024

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Reviewed by Daphne 7th June 2024

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Reviewed by Shirley 17th May 2024

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Border cottage is in a lovely quiet location within a short walk of the open areas of the New Forest. It is well equipped, especially the kitchen, and actually has a fully enclosed garden to cater for all dogs, which is often stated but not provided by other holiday cottages. Owner lives next door, helpful as required but also respectful of privacyRead more. Cake, wine and milk much appreciated on arrival. Hide

Reviewed by Lloyd 3rd May 2024

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Reviewed by Kay 19th April 2024

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Beautiful cosy cottage in lovely village location within walking distance to New Forrest. Home from home, all needs catered for, comfy bed & furniture. Secure garden, front & back, for dogs.

Reviewed by Jane 29th March 2024

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This is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in. It was warm, beautifully clean, had very comfortable beds, &the bed linen & towels were very good quality. It was well equipped, & even though it was early spring plenty of logs & kindling were supplies if we wanted to use the log burner. The cottage was very dog friendly with a fully enclRead moreosed garden. A Mud Daddy was supplied to clean down muddy dogs. The wine and Chocolate cake were much appreciated. We will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Giselle 22nd March 2024

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Lovely Cottage, equipped with everything you could possibly need. Fabulous location, central to beaches and beautiful countryside. The cottage is spotless and has some wonderful personal touches, and the garden is completely secure for dogs. Would definitely recommend and will be back. Giselle Hampton

Reviewed by Jenny 12th March 2024

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A lovely clean, cosy cottage. The best equipped holiday let weve stayed in. Its also nice not to have to wait until 5 or 6pm to get in. Thoroughly enjoyed our second visit.

Reviewed by Stephen 4th March 2024

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Very comfortable and welcoming. Nicely furnished to complement the cottage with modern equipment. Ideally situated close to amenities and forest walks. Off road parking a bonus. Very nice touch with welcome wine and cake in fridge.

Reviewed by Sarah 16th February 2024

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Reviewed by Geraldine 24th November 2023

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Border Cottage is very cosy and comfortable. The cottage has a very relaxed feel to it making it an ideal home from home destination.

Reviewed by Steven 17th November 2023

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We had a lovely time in a beautiful cottage. The owner was very helpful and welcoming and the cake and wine went down very well! I would wholeheartedly recommend to others.

Reviewed by Jeanette 3rd November 2023

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Fabulous cottage in a perfect location, everything you could possibly want or need is provided. Very dog friendly, we will certainly visit again.

Reviewed by Sarah 27th October 2023

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Reviewed by Cordelia 21st October 2023

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Reviewed by Elaine 13th October 2023

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Cosy, well equipped cottage ideally located for exploring the New Forest. We enjoyed our week stay, and our dog enjoyed some lovely Forest and beach walks.

Reviewed by Petina 6th October 2023

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Fantastic cottage equipped with everything you could possibly need. Great comfort with a cosy feel. I loved that there were 2 en-suites. Everywhere was spotless and well decorated. We loved the private garden with ample garden furniture. We had birds and hedgehogs visit. We would definitely recommend this property. It is well situated to visit the Read moreforest and the coast. Perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 29th September 2023

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Pretty cottage, extremely well equipped for self catering. Wonderful fully enclosed garden for dogs. Plenty of parking. Lovely village with good amenities. Two good dog friendly pubs. Fabulous location for walking. Excellent.

Reviewed by Graham 22nd September 2023

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Cosy and well appointed.

Reviewed by Belinda 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Stephen 5th September 2023

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The cottage was clean and didn't lack for anything that one would need in a home-from-home holiday. However, a general renewing of paintwork, sealing around washbasins and showers is overdue. Also, the rear garden is so overgrown, that it is not so pleasant to sit there and enjoy.

Reviewed by Margaret 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Jackie 18th August 2023

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Lovely, well stocked cottage and friendly owners. The garden was great for dogs - all enclosed. Nice pub down the road and cottage in a beautiful quiet area. Places visited: Beaulieu, Lymington, The Tall Trees Trail, Hatchett Pond, Lyndhurst. Loved seeing all the ponies, donkeys and cows with the run of wherever they wanted!

Reviewed by Sandy 28th July 2023

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Weve stayed a number of times over the years and have always been delighted

Reviewed by Pamela 7th July 2023

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Reviewed by Holly 30th June 2023

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Border Cottage was a great choice for our 2 couples. The cottage was comfortable and fully fitted out. The village's pubs, cafe, butchers and Coop were easily reached on foot and of top quality. Plenty to do in the area on foot, by bicycle or in the car.

Reviewed by Wendy 16th June 2023

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This was a comfortable and pretty property. We chose it because it allows two dogs and has two bathrooms which is a surprisingly rare combination unless you go for a much bigger and more expensive house. The garden was properly secure for dogs which is fantastic and also quite rare in our experience. The quarry tiled floors and stair gate were alsoRead more appreciated. Very pretty area. Visited forest and beaches and gardens. Local butcher is excellent and various farm shops also very good. Owner lovely Hide

Reviewed by Sandy 2nd June 2023

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Lovely well equipped cottage with many little extras.

Reviewed by Yvonne 19th May 2023

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We had a lovely week staying at Border Cottage. Everything was exceptional and the welcome gift of wine and cake was really appreciated. If we are in the New Forest area again we would definitely stay there.

Reviewed by Rosemary 12th May 2023

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Border Cottage is ideally situated for exploring The New Forest. The cottage is beautifully presented, comfortable and very well equipped, and lacks for nothing.

Reviewed by Alison 5th May 2023

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Reviewed by Barbara 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Georgina 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by Michelle 11th March 2023

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The cottage was very clean cosy comfortable. The attention to detail is fabulous from the milk, wine, and cake left for us to the information books. the host Mandy is so helpful. Great location in the new forest for the forest and coast

Reviewed by Amanda 10th February 2023

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Beautiful cottage and great location for exploring both the New Forest and beaches. Walking distance to the Hare and Hounds which has lovely food and dog friendly. Would definitely book this cottage again.

Reviewed by Alan 29th December 2022

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Excellent all round cottage. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Bill 22nd December 2022

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We enjoyed our stay at Border Cottage, and look forward to coming again in a few years time.

Reviewed by Andrea 18th November 2022

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Our stay with the dogs was a mini trip to remember. The cottage was spotless, every need catered for. This was by far the coziest, cleanest well equipped cottage we have stayed in. I thoroughly recommend it.

Reviewed by Jane 4th November 2022

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Reviewed by Stephen 21st October 2022

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Reviewed by Beverley 7th October 2022

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What a find right on the edge of the new forest. The cottage was perfect for 4 adults & 2 dogs. So cute

Reviewed by Barbara 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Valerie 9th September 2022

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Excellent cottage, everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break.

Reviewed by Brian 5th August 2022

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Compared to other cottages we have stayed in over the last 10 years this was the most expensive. Whilst we enjoyed our stay we felt this was overpriced.

Reviewed by Peter 22nd July 2022

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A delightful cottage

Reviewed by Daphne 15th July 2022

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