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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3 / 12  Lounge and dinning area
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5 / 12  Dining area
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Border Cottage

Sway, New Forest
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
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 are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • 2 Dogs welcome

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Phil 13th September 2019

Lovely gift of a cake and bottle of wine on arrival. Owner friendly and helpful. Fantastic accommodation, very well equipped. Would thoroughly recommend it and cant wait for a return visit.

Reviewed by Roger 30th August 2019

An extremely well equipped cottage. Nothing missing. Very welcoming and in a very good position for exploring the area

Reviewed by ROSSLYN 26th July 2019

Great location but only suitable if you have one car due to limited parking. Clean and nicely decorated but plumbing and tumble dryer need some attention. The garden is nice and private and the cottage is in a great location for walks.

Reviewed by Paul 12th July 2019

Easy to find and fantastic location for exploring the New Forest. It seemed so central to everywhere. The fact that that there is also a train station so close was useful. You could get the train for the price of parking. The cottage was beautifully designed, comfortable and well equipped. Lovely garden and a warm welcome from the neighbor with a tRead moreasty home made cake and a bottle of wine in the fridge. Perfect after a long drive. Hide

Reviewed by Eve 24th May 2019

Lovely comfortable and well equipped cottage. Location good, near to coast and the New Forest.

Reviewed by Lisa 3rd May 2019

Lovely location and a very pretty cottage

Reviewed by Emily 19th April 2019

Absolutely loved our stay, we felt totally at home and can't wait to go back. Loads to do if you've got a car to travel to different parts of the forest or down to the beaches on the south coast. We did the local park run which is less than 5mins by car and so beautiful (albeit a little hilly for the unfit like me). Also visited the local deli and Read morepub on foot and made the most of gorgeous sunny weather in the garden. Kitchen well equipped with little extras like tea, coffee, dishwasher tabs! Hide

Reviewed by Hilary 12th April 2019

- lovely cottage which had everything we needed. - 5min Walk to butcher and cafe / deli and pub - village cinema at weekends which was great for teenagers - easy access to walking - 10mins to bigger towns

Reviewed by Carole 25th January 2019

delightful charming cottage. Well appointed, beautifully decorated, cleaned to a high standard and stocked with all essentials. An ideal base for exploring the New Forest area. We had very relaxing evenings round the log fire, which topped a very enjoyable week.

Reviewed by Tracey 26th October 2018

Lovely cottage in a perfect location, kitchen was fully equipped with everything you would need, but local pubs offer great food. Lovely big back garden. Beds were so comfortable. Owner on hand if needed but didnt need to contact her, lovely welcome gifts

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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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

If you’re after a holiday destination which has natural wonders and British tradition in abundance, look no further than the New Forest – a region where beautiful heathland, forest trails and stunning coastline surround quaint villages and market towns.

The National Park is found on England’s south coast, covering the south west of Hampshire but extending into Wiltshire and Dorset. It’s known for its picturesque footpaths and cycle trails, from which you can witness the spectacular sights of deer, ponies and cattle roaming free throughout the ancient woodland.

The villages of Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Buckler’s Hard have plenty of traditional, cosy pubs in which you can enjoy some locally-brewed cider or beer. Or, if you wanted something a little livelier, Hythe, Lymington and New Milton run fantastic weekly markets, while the lively city of Southampton is a drive away.

If you prefer coast over country, a visit to the shoreline is a must. Highlights include the Barton-on-Sea cliffs, Lymington Quay, and the Beaulieu River, where adventurous activities including canoeing await. There are plenty of other great things to do, too, with the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Breamore House and Museum near Fordingbridge, and Exbury Gardens all found around the region.

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