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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 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

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.

  • 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, 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)
  • 2 Dogs welcome

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joseph 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 9th July 2021

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Lovely and very comfortable cottage with everything you would need for a great holiday. Co op just up the road and a great butchers on the corner. Short car ride to lovely walks in the New Forrest, which our dog enjoyed. Beach at Highcliffe Castle and Keyhaven sea wall walk were highlights. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Stephen 25th June 2021

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Border Cottage is a charming cottage in a great location for exploring the New Forest. The area is heaven for dog walkers with a huge choice of walks. The owner is very friendly and extremely helpful. We would definitely return.

Reviewed by Sandy 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Tim 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Sharon 30th April 2021

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Lovely cottage in a good location for visiting the new forest,the cottage is very well equipped so feels like you are at home ,Mandy the owner was very welcoming it was nice to receive milk,homemade cake and wine on arrival,we stayed as we are coming out of lockdown so had to do our own cooking and everything we needed was there

Reviewed by Angie 23rd April 2021

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We had a fabulous week in this very comfy cottage. Every need was catered for, with the addition of some lovely touches of flowers, wine and cake. Thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Cathy 16th April 2021

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This is a delightful cottage in the heart of a Sway village. The location was perfect for us. There was a lovely welcoming home baked cake, flowers and a bottle of wine. We appreciated the fresh crisp white bed linen, and our dogs especially loved having freedom of the garden. It was very convenient to have parking for two cars right outside. We enRead morejoyed visiting Lymington Harbour, but pre-booking is necessary for all the harbour eateries. Waitrose is convenient for click & collect order. Hide

Reviewed by Jessica 4th December 2020

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Lovely and well equipped - everything for a "home from home" stay. Might be worth looking at the toilet flush in the back bedroom - it doesnt always flush, there is a knack to it for sure but can be a bit elusive ! I only notice as i have property too and its been a problem for me.

Reviewed by Maureen 16th October 2020

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Border Cottage is one of the best cottages we have stayed in .Well equipped with everything you need.Quiet location just a few minutes walk to the forest .

Reviewed by Lesley 9th October 2020

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Cottage in good location. Mandy was friendly, helpful and welcoming. Enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Antony 3rd October 2020

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Four people and two dogs in our party. Lovely welcome from the owner and Im confident she was available to help if required. We didnt encounter any issues at all during our stay. The cottage was nice and warm and the log burner was nice to use. Well appointed kitchen with everything we needed. If we stay in the New Forest again, we would choose thiRead mores property. Hide

Reviewed by Muir 29th September 2020

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The cottage is centrally located in Sway, ideal for the local shops and pubs, but the website claim that it is a short stroll from the Forest is somewhat generous.

Reviewed by Frances 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Claire 11th September 2020

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Just spent a lovely few days at the cottage. The cottage is well equipped and in a good location. The cottage is beautifully decorated and has everything you need.

Reviewed by Martin 4th September 2020

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Very well appointed and comfortable in a great location in the centre of Sway village and ideal for visiting the the New Forest and surrounding area (including the Isle of Wight) by foot and by car. Mandy was very welcoming and the bottle of wine and cake on arrival was a lovely touch. Great holiday and highly recommended

Reviewed by Paul 14th August 2020

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Perfect host, house was ideal for us with easy access to the enclosures and the coast.

Reviewed by Noel 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Sandra 31st July 2020

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Lovely location, few minutes walk to Sway village and Forest. A good base for Brockenhurst and Lymington.

Reviewed by Andrew 24th July 2020

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Lovely cottage in a good location. Ideal for forest walks and seaside visits. The welcoming cake and wine were very much appreciated as was the supply of antibacterial products.

Reviewed by Sandy 4th July 2020

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A lovely cottage which overall is very well equipped and is superbly located for the New Forest and nearby coastal towns.

Reviewed by Roxy 14th February 2020

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We had a really lovely time and would highly recommend this property. Local butchers was excellent.

Reviewed by Roger 7th February 2020

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Reviewed by Victoria 8th November 2019

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Fabulous cottage, wonderful host

Reviewed by Naomi 25th October 2019

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A cosy, warm and comfortable cottage within walking/cycling distance to the forest. Has everything you would need for an enjoyable weeks stay, including parking outside the property and a lockable shed for bikes.

Reviewed by Nick 18th October 2019

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We were extremely impressed with this beautiful warm and cosy cottage. It was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could possibly want or need. It has a good sized enclosed garden which our dog appreciated. We received a very warm welcome from the owner who had baked us a cake, left beautiful fresh flowers for us to enjoy, milk in the Read morefridge and a bottle of wine! The location was perfect for exploring the forest and the coast. Also a pub close by serving excellent food. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 11th October 2019

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Reviewed by Phil 13th September 2019

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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

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

Reviewed by Jane 23rd August 2019

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Reviewed by Melany 5th July 2019

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Location

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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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