View across the lawn
Bringing the outdoors in!
Lounge and dinning area
Open plan living
Dining area
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
En-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2
Property detail
Lymington quay
Lymington market
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Border Cottage,

Sway, New Forest
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
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 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

An idyllic chocolate-box property that’s wonderfully positioned for exploring the beauty of the surrounding area, including spectacular walks through the New Forest and along the Solent coastline.

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.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • Range cooker, gas hob, microwave, integrated fridge with ice box, butlers sink
  • Dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • CD player/Radio
  • Widescreen TV with DVD player
  • 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)
  • All utilities included
  • Dogs welcome

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine, 29th January 2018

A lovely comfortable cottage for a cosy get away in the New Forest. Very well equipped, comfortable sitting and kitchen dining areas with the added bonus of lovely comfy beds. A self-contained garden was great for our dogs and the village of Sway boasts two pubs/eating places, a hotel, a butchers and all necessary local shops within strolling distaRead morence. So much around to see in the New Forest and nearby coast. Hide

Reviewed by Marion, 26th January 2018

Beautifully presented and well equipped cottage. Fresh cut flowers, cake and wine a lovely touch to welcome new guests. Great location. Look forward to returning again soon!

Reviewed by Dougas, 15th September 2017

Border Cottage is a lovely property situated a short walk from the New Forest.The cottage has everything you need for a perfect holiday

Reviewed by Janice, 25th August 2017

Lovely cottage very spacious and lovely garden

Reviewed by Vicky, 18th August 2017

Border Cottage was the perfect holiday cottage - spotlessly clean, comfortable and equipped with everything our family of four needed for a week's stay. The owners were helpful and welcoming (delicious homemade cake on arrival!) even though we arrived late and its location, although in a more built up area than we were expecting was peaceful and coRead morenvenient for the shops, cafe and pub in Sway as well as an easy walk to the forest. The dog loved the garden and we all enjoyed our holiday immensely! Hide

Reviewed by Gail, 30th June 2017

Lovely cottage which is perfectly placed for exploring the New Forest and the coast. Freshly baked cake, milk and a bottle of wine waiting for us on arrival. What more could you want?

Reviewed by Lynn, 23rd June 2017

Beautiful cottage, lovely location. Clean linen/towels. Comfortable. Every "household" product/utensil to use. A good folder of information and instructions on how to use things e.g. tumble dryer, cooker etc. Great location. Quiet. Very secure garden so our dog could roam around free. Pretty garden

Reviewed by Ruth, 16th June 2017

Perfect holiday at border cottage. Beautiful set out cottage, with a home from home feel . Every thing you need and more in cottage . Lovely spacious bedrooms n en-suites. Beautifull gardens n wonderful hosts ,deffenty be returning. Perfect location for forest n beach .

Reviewed by Simon, 14th April 2017

Just a delightful place with a warm welcome, we had a lovely time and hope to return soon.

Reviewed by richard, 24th March 2017

Lovely cottage. Very warm welcome from Mandy. We loved the cats.

Reviewed by Heather, 10th February 2017

Friendly owners. Well located within easy walking distance of Sway village, and easy access to New Forest for dog walking. Cosy and snug. Good off road parking.

Reviewed by Mrs S.L , 14th June 2016

Lovely cottage in nice village, convenient for new forest and coast. Bottle of wine and home made cake very much appreciated. Cottage had everything you could need.

Reviewed by Mrs G.B , 6th June 2016

Lovely cottage in an excellent location. Close to shops and pub and walks from the door. Stress free booking.

Reviewed by Mrs J.K , 25th April 2016

The cottage was delightful and suited myself and my sister perfectly. We loved the daily visits from next doors cats and the eggs from next door's chicken were delicious. The booking procedure was straightforward and user-friendly.

Reviewed by Mr M.F , 29th March 2016

Perfect location for forests & beaches. The cottage had a wonderful Log burner for chilly evenings. We enjoyed Go Ape at Moors Valley Country Park and the Beach cafe at Barton on Sea.

Reviewed by Mrs D.B , 29th March 2016

Excellent location, very pleasant, clean, and all amenities. We enjoyed The New Forest walking the dog and the train station is in easy reach.

Reviewed by Mrs E.H. , 3rd March 2016

It was perfect; we had a lovely week and will definitely stay again. Mandy and Jack were lovely. The cottage was lovely and cosy and great for our son and dog.

Reviewed by Mr M.L. , 22nd February 2016

Very good experience booking and the cottage was perfect! The location was excellent and is a great place to go cycling.

Reviewed by Mr. S. R , 24th September 2015

Very comfortable. Would highly recommend. They had thought of everything you could possible want or use. Very tastefully decorated. The shower was great! The garden was lovely. Parking easy and storage for our bikes a bonus. The cake and bottle of wine was a lovely touch. The owner was really welcoming and there if you needed anything but not intruRead moresive. We took our little Yorkie and it was perfect for him. We will be back.How did you hear of us? Hide

Reviewed by Mr. D. T. , 17th August 2015

Perfect, made welcome from the start and all through our stay. lovely owners next door :) Would definitely return.

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