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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
Enjoy dining alfresco
Spacious garden for all the family to have fun
1 / 16  View towards this beautiful period cottage
2 / 16  Beautiful open-plan space
3 / 16  Cosy up with a good book beside the woodburner
4 / 16  Step down into the lounge area
5 / 16  Enjoy leisurely meals overlooking the garden
6 / 16  Space for all the family to dine in comfort
7 / 16  Well-equipped kitchen with vintage butchers block
8 / 16  Sit by the cosy woodburner
9 / 16  Sink into the king-size bed after a day spent exploring
10 / 16  Enjoy waking up to views of the garden
11 / 16  Lazy lie-ins are encouraged here
12 / 16  Pretty dressing area in the king-size bedroom
13 / 16  Contemporary bathroom
14 / 16  Flexible super-king-size bedroom arranged as a twin
15 / 16  Enjoy dining alfresco
16 / 16  Spacious garden for all the family to have fun

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
  • If the hot tub requires a mid stay clean there will be a £50 surcharge
  • 4pm arrival time

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Laura 20th August 2021

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Beautiful cottage, in a great location, the garden was large and the swings and hot tub were an added bonus and something my daughter very much enjoyed. It was so useful having an outdoor shower too, so we could keep our dog clean. We would definitely stay again!

Reviewed by Chris 13th August 2021

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A very nice cottage on a lovely street in a really nice village. Such a nice place to come back to after exploring the area each day. Great garden and hot tub too. Our Labrador was also more than happy here.

Reviewed by Jackie 6th August 2021

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Lovely location and garden. Nice character cottage ideal for four. Liked the open plan downstairs.

Reviewed by Alison 16th July 2021

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This cottage is lovely. Very well equipped and the garden is amazing. We will definitely be rebooking for next year

Reviewed by Jo 9th July 2021

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Had a wonderful time staying in this beautiful little cottage. Was equipped with everything you could possible need . We found it super dog friendly snd safe for our escapologist spaniel and the dog shower a blessing . Lovely walks in the area and loads of things to do in short drives from the cottage. Would recommend to anyone

Reviewed by Stephen 25th June 2021

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Fantastic cottage, quiet location, not to far from everything, well equipped, lovely garden, great hot tub,the beds were really comfortable, would definitely recommend and come back.

Reviewed by Linda 11th June 2021

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Just returned after a wonderful week at Laurel Bank . A really lovely home with a large garden with the added bonus of a hot tub . The garden was a great place to relax and unwind and very dog friendly . Friendly village with several shops , butchers ,coffee shop and pubs. . New Forest was within walking distance and close to beaches . Lovely touchRead more from Maria who made us a delicious lemon cake on arrival. Will definitely go back again . Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 4th June 2021

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Perfect location to be able to walk out with our dog. We also enjoyed the wonderful secure garden where us and our dog could relax. All the little details have been thought of by the owners, particularly the dog shampoo and outdoor shower.

Reviewed by Carole 21st May 2021

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We had a lovely week away in the New Forest. The house was like a home from home with lots of little extras like coffee, tea and sugar, shower gel and shampoo all of which were welcome additions. The house was spotlessly clean and well situated within the village where there is a local butcher, deli, reasonably sized Budgens and Co-Op supermarkets Read moreand the all important local pub selling good food. Beautiful walks on your doorstep and lots more to see and do a short drive away. Bliss. Hide

Reviewed by Francesca 14th May 2021

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Such a lovely little home from home. The pictures dont do the garden in particular justice. Its in a lovely location, on the edge of a village with mini-supermarkets etc, but with woodlands and wild ponies within dog walking distance. Very well appointed, and dogs very well catered for. You could basically just pack clean clothes and a wash bag andRead more everything else is on site! Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 7th May 2021

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The house and garden are comfortable, well equipped and tastefully decorated. The proximity to local shops and services is ideal and access to forest walks nearby is great for dog walking. The coast is a bonus and you are within easy car access of river and beach/cliff walks if wanted. The owners live locally if help is required and are most welcomRead moreing and friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 16th April 2021

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Fabulous cottage in a great location. We are already booked to come back.

Reviewed by Louisa 12th April 2021

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A lovely, homely cottage with everything you need for a wonderful holiday. Owners are on hand with great local advice and had some lovely, welcoming touches when we arrived.

Reviewed by Simon 16th October 2020

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Good website.

Reviewed by Janet 3rd October 2020

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A well furnished and decorated cottage .

Reviewed by Patrick 21st September 2020

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Overall a lovely property just a shame about the neighbours. The owners had the heating locked which is somewhat frustrating when paying nearly 250 a night.

Reviewed by Alison 18th September 2020

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Laurel Cottage is lovely, in a great area, easy to get out to the New Forest for lovely walks and to the local pubs. Decor and comfort was first class and the guy who looks after the place popped by to make sure we had everything we needed and give us tips on the area. He was really helpful. The cottage is well equipped - one bathroom might be a slRead moreight drawback for longer stays but we all managed fine (2 couples and 2 dogs). Hide

Reviewed by Jane 11th September 2020

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Lovely comfortable cottage cant think of anything that they hadnt thought of

Reviewed by Ann 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Helen 14th August 2020

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We loved our stay. Comfortable and well equipped for a family and two dogs. We didnt want to leave!

Reviewed by Clare 7th August 2020

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Beautiful cottage, has everything you need, great location. The beds are comfortable and the hot tub was great. The owners were a text away if needed and as far as the cottage is concerned, they had thought of everything. Lovely touch to leave treats and cleaning supplies for our little dog.

Reviewed by Gayle 31st July 2020

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Fabulous cottage, great location for access to surrounding towns and coast, brilliant forest on the doorstep ideal for lovely walks with kids and dog. Thought of everything you might need at the cottage for family and pets

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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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 4 morePretty dressing area in the king-size bedroom

Location

Map
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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