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. The first basket of logs are provided for the wood burner, £5 per basket thereafter. 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 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

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gareth 27th September 2019

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 Ann 30th August 2019

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

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

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 Jennifer 28th June 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Reviewed by Joanna 5th April 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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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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