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
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.

This charming property has character and style in abundance and is ideally situated for lovers of outdoor pursuits. Located in the heart of the village of Sway with the New Forest National Park and coast on your doorstep, you’re sure to enjoy exploring the many walking and cycling routes leading from the cottage. The village has a good choice of local amenities, or, take a trip to nearby Lymington with its strong maritime heritage, cobbled streets and pretty harbour, you can while away an afternoon browsing the shops or relax with a drink in one of the popular cafes. For more of an adventure, why not take the ferry to the Isle of Wight or try your hand at fishing.

A path leads from the parking area to the main entrance of this semi-detached property. Just inside the door is a separate WC, which you pass before you step up into the stunning open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, which is bathed in natural light and is furnished and equipped with the utmost care to ensure all of your comforts are considered. The contemporary kitchen area is very well-equipped with an electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher, as well as luxury appliances including a juicer and bread maker. There is a comfortable dining area for all the family with Smart TV and a useful utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, dog wash for little muddy paws and space to leave boots. Two steps down bring you into the lounge area, where you can warm yourself beside the wood burner with Smart TV and Netflix, making it the ideal place to relax. Rising from this room is a staircase leading to an enticing king-size bedroom, overlooking the garden and with a Smart TV. A door leads to a second landing and the bathroom, which has a shower over bath and WC. Adjacent to here is a super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom (which can be made up as a twin on request), with a pretty feature fireplace, Smart TV and use of the bathroom, this charming room is sure to ensure a good night’s sleep.

Heading outside from the utility room you will find a generous fully enclosed garden with hot tub, furniture, charcoal BBQ, fire pit and a children's swing set. A large lawn and outdoor shower makes this the ideal space for your four-legged friends.  A step down from the lawn leads you onto a paved terrace directly behind the cottage. There is off-road parking for four cars to the front of the cottage and a garage and bike storage.

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.

  • 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 (logs included)
  • Charcoal BBQ and fire pit available (fuel included)
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • 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

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 Sarah 24th November 2018

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

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

Lovely cosy clean comfortable cottage in a great location

Reviewed by Michelle 19th October 2018

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

Reviewed by David 12th October 2018

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

Reviewed by JOHN 21st September 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reviewed by Sara 20th July 2018

Ideal for a short break or longer. Excellent property with plenty of parking and large garden, great if you have children and dogs- dogs even have their own sink and accessories. Very clean and the owners have thought of every need. Close to some fabulous walks. A little longer drive to a beach and shops. A good pub with garden a short walk away. WRead moreould definitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 6th July 2018

Lovely cottage. Spotlessly clean. Beautiful bedding and towels. We had amazing weather so took advantage of the day bed and other furniture in the garden. Easy access to get to good walks with the dog and beautiful beach near by. Lovely village location. Great for taking dog as everything had been thought of. Gorgeous bathrobes and great hairdryersRead more. The house had everything you could need Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 29th June 2018

The quality of Laurel Bank was exceptional, very comfortable all round but the beds were wonderful. Equipped to a high standard even to biscuits poo bags & shampoo for the pooches. Lovely village with excellent butchers vibrant but not touristy!! Easy reach of coast & forest alike. Fantastic, thanks Kevin

Reviewed by Becky 22nd June 2018

An absolutely lovely cottage in a brilliant location . Everything you could need had been thought of and the cottage was a very high standard. Location is brilliant for a base to be in the New Forest and to be near the coast. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by PAUL 8th June 2018

A lovely and more than well equipped cottage and garden, with everything you need and more. Welcome basket upon arrival with goodies for us and the dog. Every thing was clean and homely, with the smell of freshly baking bread upon arrival. Would highly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Alison 4th June 2018

A fantastic cottage in a beautiful location. Very dog and baby friendly. The owners of this property went above and beyond to ensure we were welcomed to the cottage and had all the equipment we needed for an excellent week away. We'd definitely recommend this cottage to anyone interested and will likely be returning ourselves one day! (If you'll haRead moreve us!) Hide

Reviewed by Imogen 1st June 2018

The cottage is lovely. It is beautifully furnished, everything is pristine and the owners have provided everything you could ever need. Arriving to a welcome basket and fresh bread baking was a lovely touch. The cottage is in a great location, a short walk from the new forest itself, two pubs, a shop and a deli. We will be back.

Reviewed by Rachel 25th May 2018

Absolutely loved Laurel Bank! A lovely well maintained stylish cottage set in a fantastic location for forest and beaches with good local amenities. The owners had thought of everything we could need and more. Will definitely be booking again.

Reviewed by Samantha 18th May 2018

The cottage was immaculate when we arrived and its clear there has been a lot of thought gone into it. All the little extras such as beach towels, picnic blanket and dog facilities were a great surprise. We had great weather so made use of the lovely garden as well which is a real bonus. Cant rate the property highly enough and we will definitely rRead moreeturn. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 11th May 2018

Great cottage in a good location well catered for by the owners, a welcome pack the exceeds expectations awaits your arrival. You then explore this well catered for property which has been decorated tastefully and gives you all home comforts. It gets better when you go outside the garden is large, fully enclosed and again all the comforts, hot tub,Read more bbq, garden furniture. The dogs had a great time too! Hide

Reviewed by Bryan 27th April 2018

An extremely well appointed and comfortable house in a quiet spot. Lots of extras which made us feel really welcome. Our dog settled in right away-a strong commendation in itself!

Reviewed by Debby 20th April 2018

Our family and two dogs had a lovely stay. Beautiful cottage with fantastic garden. Home made bread and jam on arrival was a lovely touch, well equipped with style and quality. Owners seem to have thought of everything to make the stay hassle free and relaxing. Brilliant catering for dogs with fab dog washing area for our two little white dogs. FanRead moretastic location to explore the New Forest and surrounding area. Very highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Anna 9th April 2018

The cottage has great facilities and is very comfortable. Ideal for dog owners as the garden is completely enclosed so you can relax without worrying about wandering pets. The village itself has everything you need and is surrounded by great walking. Would thoroughly recommend as a destination, either as a central point for visiting other parts of Read morethe New Forest or a place to relax away from everything. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 2nd April 2018

We spent a really enjoyable week at Laurel Bank. Its a lovely, spacious newly refurbished cottage and clearly a lot of thought and work has gone into it. Kevin has provided everything you could possibly need from toiletries to dog towels, poo bags and a great welcome pack with a freshly baked loaf of bread! The outside shower was a real bonus for wRead moreashing our dog - doggy shampoo was even provided. We loved the hot tub and the outside seating area is great. 5 stars all round! Hide

Reviewed by Judith 23rd March 2018

Beautifully renovated with every luxury you could imagine. We enjoyed the hot tub, fully equipped kitchen & ability to wash our sandy dogs outside with the shampoo & towels provided. The freshly baked loaf just made in the bread machine was very welcome on arrival, as was the lovely wine, coffee & gorgeous jams. The fully enclosed garden was perfecRead moret for our dogs. The house is in a peaceful road within walking distance of 2 nice pubs, grocery shop, coffee shop & butcher. Very relaxing thank you! 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


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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