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View towards this beautiful period cottage
Beautiful open-plan space
Cosy up with a good book beside the woodburner
Step down into the lounge area
Enjoy leisurely meals overlooking the garden
Space for all the family to dine in comfort
Well-equipped kitchen with vintage butchers block
Sit by the cosy woodburner
Sink into the king-size bed after a day spent exploring
Enjoy waking up to views of the garden
Lazy lie-ins are encouraged here
Pretty dressing area in the king-size bedroom
Contemporary bathroom
Flexible super-king-size bedroom arranged as a twin
Spend relaxed afternoons in the garden with something for everyone
1 / 15  View towards this beautiful period cottage
2 / 15  Beautiful open-plan space
3 / 15  Cosy up with a good book beside the woodburner
4 / 15  Step down into the lounge area
5 / 15  Enjoy leisurely meals overlooking the garden
6 / 15  Space for all the family to dine in comfort
7 / 15  Well-equipped kitchen with vintage butchers block
8 / 15  Sit by the cosy woodburner
9 / 15  Sink into the king-size bed after a day spent exploring
10 / 15  Enjoy waking up to views of the garden
11 / 15  Lazy lie-ins are encouraged here
12 / 15  Pretty dressing area in the king-size bedroom
13 / 15  Contemporary bathroom
14 / 15  Flexible super-king-size bedroom arranged as a twin
15 / 15  Spend relaxed afternoons in the garden with something for everyone

Laurel Bank

Sway, New Forest
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish cottage with an enclosed garden perfect for the whole family
  • Relax in the hot tub or in front of the wood burner after a day spent exploring
  • Village setting surrounded by the New Forest National Park
  • Close to many walking and cycling routes weaving through spectacular countryside
  • Take a visit to nearby Lymington and explore the cobbled streets, boutique shops and harbour
  • Spend a day at the beach and visit Milford-on-Sea or Highcliffe
Property code: 56971

Take time out to relax in this charming cottage. Enjoy meals together in the stylish open-plan kitchen/diner, take a dip in the hot tub, or warm up beside the wood burner after a long walk through the spectacular New Forest.

Far from the noise of inner city living, this family retreat in Sway offers a chance to refresh, revive and rejuvenate. Ideally located for sun-dappled days exploring the enchanting New Forest, trips to the beach and visiting the smattering of pretty towns and villages nearby, four people and three dogs can spend a dream break together.

Featuring two bedrooms (one king-size and one super-king-size zip-and-link) you'll have a great night's sleep before wandering into the characterful kitchen. Benefiting from an open-plan design, the kitchen/diner is separated from the lounge via two steps. Enjoy the mix of rustic charm and contemporary style as you prepare a hearty breakfast with all the trimmings. Alongside the kitchen, a large dining table provides the setting for meals. With room for the whole family to stretch out and unwind, the lounge boasts a wood burner set within a brick fireplace and shelves packed with good reads, games and DVDs. Take your pick or opt for the Smart TV and Netflix for light entertainment. In the summer, swap the sofa for the hot tub and relax as the kids play on the swing set and the dogs play on the lawn. Fully enclosed, the garden offers a fun sanctuary for all. Later sit around the fire pit and toast marshmallows, keeping an eye out for shooting stars. A step down from the lawn leads you onto a paved terrace and there is also an outdoor shower.

A stone's throw from many fantastic walks and trails, spend hours and days discovering the New Forest together. In Sway, you can visit the Sway Tower, complete the popular 9-mile Sway to Setthorns cycle route and indulge in the local eateries. Meanwhile, Lymington is only 5.5 miles away.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 1 bathroom and 1 separate WC
  • Hot tub
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included (including beach towels)
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars and garage
  • Children's play area with swings
  • Bike storage available
  • Outside shower/pet wash
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included, £5 per basket thereafter)
  • Charcoal BBQ and fire pit available (fuel included)
  • 3 dogs welcome (excluding giant breeds)
  • Beach 5 miles, pub and shop within walking distance
  • Smart TV’s in lounge, dining area and bedrooms
  • Travel cot, highchair, safety gate and child locks supplied
  • 4pm arrival time

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 43 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Graeme 24th July 2020

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We have just returned from a fantastic week at Laurel Bank with our daughters (11,8) and 1 year old cocker spaniel puppy. The cottage was spotless and Kevin came round to introduce himself to us and gave us some good local information. The hot tub was great and kids loved it. The outdoor dog shower and towels etc were a great help after our forrestRead more walks. We had some takeaway from menu's provided and would highly recommend. We ate out in the Hare and Hound pub which is fab. Great week. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 10th July 2020

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Fantastic cottage, fully equipped with everything you need and more! Lovely setting and great access to surrounding villages. Host was great - providing good communication when required and lots of super recommendations. We will definitely be returning!

Reviewed by Danielle 4th July 2020

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Good location for exploring the new forest.

Reviewed by Ann 6th February 2020

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This cottage is a little gem! It's location in a small village with an excellent butchers, welcoming pubs and walks galore right on the doorstep make it a lovely relaxing holiday. The cottage itself was so well equipped and included a large garden and devine hot tub, leaving us and our two dogs wanting for nothing. The fresh flowers and rose petalsRead more (we were on honeymoon) were very thoughtful touches!! This cottage will not disappoint!! Hide

Reviewed by Rob 23rd December 2019

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Really well furnished cottage with a large garden and a well stocked kitchen. Plenty of parking and a nearby pub five minutes walking distance away. Most importantly its in a quiet location which is exactly what I wanted. The owner of the cottage Kevin lives in the next street and popped in to say he was always on hand if required.

Reviewed by Iain 20th November 2019

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Reviewed by Tracey 9th November 2019

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Very well equipped cottage, the large garden and extra's for the dogs are perfect, lovely welcome basket so you can sit down to a scone & tea on arrival really starts the holiday in perfect style. Great Location to cover Forest, Villages & Coast.

Reviewed by Ruth Anne 1st November 2019

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Excellent cottage in a lovely village. Wonderful hot tub and garden. The welcome hamper was a thoughtful gesture which included bread and milk. Thank you. One of the best equipped cottages I have been in.

Reviewed by Toni 25th October 2019

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A wonderful cosy cottage that truly is a home-from-home. The owners go to great lengths to ensure that everything you need is provided. Thoughtful touches such as fresh flowers, doggie biscuits and high quality bedding makes your stay extra special. Cant wait to return.

Reviewed by Clare 18th October 2019

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Lovely cottage with an enclosed garden that was great for our dogs. Really comfy bedrooms and bathroom, however the lounge area was a little bit cold for us, and the sofas were more designed for practicality & clean ability versus comfort in my opinion. Whilst this is a dog friendly cottage, we would have liked to have known about the restrictions Read moreprior to booking - no dogs upstairs & they couldnt be left alone in the property. This was difficult for us with a dog that has separation anxiety. Hide

Reviewed by Gareth 27th September 2019

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Laurel Bank is a fabulous place to stay in for a trip to The New Forest! The cottage is extremely dog friendly, with a shower, shampoo, towels & poo bags all provided for you!! The cottage kitchen is extremely well equipped for self catering. The beds are comfy & there are good facilities within the village. We ate in the local pub: The Hare & HounRead moreds 3 times in our week's stay! The walking locally is fabulous for the dogs, with accessible paths not far from the end of the road.Highly recommend Hide

Reviewed by Joanna 23rd September 2019

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Reviewed by Ann 30th August 2019

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Our first holiday taking our 1yr old Cavapoo Bessie and we definitely made the right choice choosing Laurel Bank. For us the house was immaculately clean, tasteful decor and all the modern conveniences required in the house and garden for a comfortable stay, for Bessie plenty of room for dog beds etc and an enclosed garden for her to be safe which Read moreenables us to relax, another big main plus was the New Forest just 3-4min by car or a short walk, it's a fantastic location! worthy 5 stars! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 16th August 2019

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Great location for the New Forest and Dorset. Lovely village with two pubs, deli, shop and butchers. The house itself had everything you could need for a holiday and the dog

Reviewed by Martin 2nd August 2019

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This is perhaps the best cottage we have stayed in from opening the front door everything was better than we could have wished for a lovely welcome hamper for humans and our dog.very clean and everything that you need you did not need to take anything even towels for the dog and hot tub where provided the garden is fantastic Sway is a lovely littleRead more village a few miles from everything you need with 2 nice pubs in walking distance beds are the best i have ever sleep a BIG THANK YOU Hide

Reviewed by Angela 26th July 2019

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Reviewed by Jennifer 28th June 2019

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This cottage has many added extras, and is extremely comfortable. We were very impressed by the standard of cleanliness. We would stay here again.

Reviewed by Caroline 14th June 2019

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The cottage is very well equipped, one of the best we have stayed in. The owners have tried to think of everything that might be needed. It is especially good if guests have dogs! Our two retrievers loved the secure garden and doggy treats! The cottage is in an excellent location for walking in the New Forest and there are 2 very good pubs that accRead moreept digs, within walking distance. Hide

Reviewed by Fay 17th May 2019

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home from home. everything supplied and where you can find it. lots of extras and info supplied. would book again.

Reviewed by Julie 19th April 2019

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19-26th April 2019 - We loved our time at Laurel Bank and were highly satisfied with the cottage and its facilities. Everything that you could possibly need was provided. The cottage is very well maintained and was extremely clean and tidy, it had a nice mix of both period and modern features within the property. The hot tub was an added bonus to eRead morease the aching muscles after our leisurely walks and horse riding in the New Forest. Aldridge Family Hide

Reviewed by Justin 12th April 2019

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This was an unbelievable cottage with everything you could think of. Could not have had a better holiday

Reviewed by Joanna 5th April 2019

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The cottage was very well equipped and had everything we could have wanted and more. The owners had thought of everything. The beds were very comfortable also. The garden is just delightful and The hot tub was lovely for relaxing in after a day out. The location is fab, we had little ones with us and the village had a nice park to entertain them. TRead morehere are also lots of fun days out within a 30 minute drive of the property. We will hopefully be back!! Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 15th March 2019

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Amazingly well equipped cottage in a fantastic location. Everything your need is there for human and dog you just literally need to take your clothes. Lovely welcome hamper on arrival. Owner is on hand if anything goes wrong or you cant get the fire going:) which is a big bonus. We will definitely rebook.

Reviewed by Colin 1st March 2019

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We have stayed in quite a few holiday cottages and this was certainly one of the best. They really had tried to think of everything and we were impressed by the quality of what was provided. We received some lengthy texts from the owners before we arrived with updates and recommendations and Kevin dropped in shortly after we arrived to check everytRead morehing was OK. Nice little village with enough amenities to meet immediate needs and plenty to see and do within a short car ride. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 22nd February 2019

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Was truly a dog friendly cottage with totally enclosed secure garden. Nice to be able to go through the gate and access the dog shower before entering the house. Everything you could need was catered for and encouraged to be used. Got lovely text from owner a few days before we left with loads of really useful information about the cottage and surrRead moreounding areas. Hide

Reviewed by Heather 8th February 2019

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This has to be the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. Everything you could think of and more. Comfortable and cosy too. Plenty of parking and safe places to lock bikes etc. Just fabulous.

Reviewed by Glyn 1st February 2019

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We loved the cottage from the moment we set foot in it and always looked forward to coming home and lighting the log fire. It is really well equipped with everything you need so, despite being pub/restaurant lovers, we stayed in most evenings. Kevin, the owner, gave us loads of great tips on where to go. Highly recommended, you will not be disappoiRead morented. Hide

Reviewed by Eleanor 29th December 2018

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Its close to the railway, so very easy to get around. The hot tub is such a lovely added bonus. And its just a well kitted out, snug cottage. Absolutely loved staying there!

Reviewed by Sarah 24th November 2018

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All 4 of us and our fur baby had a fabulous time. The property is stunning and really well maintained with lots of extra touches to make you feel at home. A welcome hamper was a nice touch with fresh flowers in all if the rooms. We enjoyed making full use of the hot tub in November and the wood burner!! The owner popped round on the second day to mRead moreeet our Boston Terrier and he brought his for a play. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return in the summer months. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 9th November 2018

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A stunning cottage, well equipped, clean, pleasant, lovely location and ideal for dogs! No complaints at all. We only wish we'd gone in the summer to make the most of the fabulous hot tub x

Reviewed by Debbie 26th October 2018

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Lovely cosy clean comfortable cottage in a great location

Reviewed by Michelle 19th October 2018

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Don' think twice about this one - just book it! It is a real gem.

Reviewed by David 12th October 2018

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Wonderful property, exceptionally thoughtful host ~couldnt have asked for more!

Reviewed by Paul 5th October 2018

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Reviewed by JOHN 21st September 2018

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Extremely well equipped and maintained property very well positioned for cycling and walking in the New Forest and Isle of Wight .Property caters very well for cyclists with garage storage and bike cleaning facilities. Very friendly and helpful owner

Reviewed by Callum 15th September 2018

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Perfect location and beautiful cottage, Kevin supplied the cottage with everything you could think of. He was extremely welcoming. Will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Robert 7th September 2018

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Well located for centre of village and access to walks in forest. Good deli at end of road for coffee and breakfasts, sandwiches etc., also good butcher on opposite corner. Liked the welcoming hamper and the smell of baking bread on arrival. Hot tub was great and swings inc. baby swing were very popular.

Reviewed by Mel 31st August 2018

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We were made to feel at home when we met up with the owner on our first arrival. The place was extremely clean and well equipped. This even included umbrellas and items that may be needed if the weather turned however, we had extremely warm and sunny weather throughout our stay.

Reviewed by Allison 24th August 2018

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I chose this cottage because it said it was dog-friendly. I was not disappointed as this is the best dog-friendly cottage I have ever stayed in. I used the dog towels, dog hair dryer and superb dog shampoo! The facilities overall were exceptional and every little thing is considered. The beds were extremely comfortable.The cottage owner was friendlRead morey keen to make our stay as perfect as possible. Sway is a super village and situated so well for taking advantage of the forest and the coast. Hide

Reviewed by Yme 17th August 2018

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Great location and very well equipped cottage with all the things you need for a day on the beach, walk in the new forest or a relaxing day within Sway village. The large garden offered many opportunities for games before a quiet time in the hot tub. The bucket and spade were a particular hit!

Reviewed by Kate 10th August 2018

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The cottage is in a perfect location and was a wonderful retreat for my family. The facilities are second to none and the owners have obviously thought of everything to make the cottage the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend Laurel Bank to anyone going to the New Forest.

Reviewed by Jonathan 3rd August 2018

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Excellent cottage home from home with nice additional touches. Had a great week with everything within a short bike/car journey of the property. Would definely look to return to Laurel Bank.

Reviewed by Elaine 27th July 2018

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We loved our time at Laurel Bank! Blown away with how every little detail had been thought of and the standard of cleanliness was impecable! It was as if we were the first people to use the place! Although we didn't bring a dog, its every need would have been catered for. Very well placed property to explore New Forest and surrounding areas. Would Read moredefinitely recommend a visit! Hide

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View towards this beautiful period cottage
Beautiful open-plan space
Cosy up with a good book beside the woodburner
Step down into the lounge area
Enjoy leisurely meals overlooking the garden
Space for all the family to dine in comfort
Well-equipped kitchen with vintage butchers block
Sit by the cosy woodburner
Sink into the king-size bed after a day spent exploring
Enjoy waking up to views of the garden
Lazy lie-ins are encouraged here
Show 3 morePretty dressing area in the king-size bedroom

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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