View towards the front of this charming former bakehouse
A warm welcome awaits
Take a relaxing dip in the hot tub
Challenge the family to a game of pool
Unwind in the stylish lounge
Tuck up beside the wood burner
All you comforts considered
Remnants of a bygone era
Contemporary open plan kitchen diner
Well equipped for the best of chefs
Space to dine in comfort
Twin bedroom
Retire to this super-king sized zp and link bed
Inviting super-king sized zip and link with en-suite
Unwind in the super-king size zip and link bedoom
en-suite shower room
Settle into the king size comfy bed
Listen to the birds from this super-king sized bedroom
Jack and Jill style bathroom
Attention to detail
Enjoy a relaxing soak
Open the doors to the balcony
Spend lazy afternoons in the garden
Space for the whole family
Set off for an adventure on two wheels
Moments from the New Forest with its free roaming residents
Beautiful beaches within easy reach
Take a boat trip from Lymington quay
Explore the pretty cobbled streets of nearby Lymington
1 / 29  View towards the front of this charming former bakehouse
2 / 29  A warm welcome awaits
3 / 29  Take a relaxing dip in the hot tub
4 / 29  Challenge the family to a game of pool
5 / 29  Unwind in the stylish lounge
6 / 29  Tuck up beside the wood burner
7 / 29  All you comforts considered
8 / 29  Remnants of a bygone era
9 / 29  Contemporary open plan kitchen diner
10 / 29  Well equipped for the best of chefs
11 / 29  Space to dine in comfort
12 / 29  Twin bedroom
13 / 29  Retire to this super-king sized zp and link bed
14 / 29  Inviting super-king sized zip and link with en-suite
15 / 29  Unwind in the super-king size zip and link bedoom
16 / 29  en-suite shower room
17 / 29  Settle into the king size comfy bed
18 / 29  Listen to the birds from this super-king sized bedroom
19 / 29  Jack and Jill style bathroom
20 / 29  Attention to detail
21 / 29  Enjoy a relaxing soak
22 / 29  Open the doors to the balcony
23 / 29  Spend lazy afternoons in the garden
24 / 29  Space for the whole family
25 / 29  Set off for an adventure on two wheels
26 / 29  Moments from the New Forest with its free roaming residents
27 / 29  Beautiful beaches within easy reach
28 / 29  Take a boat trip from Lymington quay
29 / 29  Explore the pretty cobbled streets of nearby Lymington

The Old Bakehouse - Sway

Sway, New Forest
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 4
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
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 former Bakehouse with original character features to be admired
  • Inviting enclosed garden with hot tub and BBQ, perfect for lazy afternoons with the family
  • Village setting surrounded by the New Forest National Park and with easy access to the beach
  • Close to many walking and cycling routes weaving through spectacular countryside
  • After a day spent exploring, relax in front of the wood burner with your four legged friend
  • Take a visit to nearby Lymington and explore the cobbled streets, boutiques and harbour


Property code: 64801

This former village bakehouse is the perfect base for a relaxing break. Unwind with a dip in the hot tub, strike up the BBQ or tuck up beside the wood burner after walking in the beautiful New Forest.

Curl up by the fire, languish in the hot tub, socialise over a game of pool or explore the stunning surroundings, there are myriad opportunities for both leisure and play. Sleeping eight people over four bedrooms and welcoming your four dogs too, this spacious holiday cottage in Sway is the perfect base for family celebrations and group getaways with friends.

A stylish mix of classic and contemporary, the homely touches lends a warm, cosy vibe to this characterful property. Step in from the main entrance and come into the lounge. Bathed in light, there is ample seating for everyone. Pull a book from the shelves or switch on the TV, and in winter light the wood burner for extra warmth and ambience. From the lounge, a step up leads you into the dining room where you'll find the dining table-come-pool table with views of the garden. The kitchen, adjacent to the dining room, is well-equipped with utensils and appliances. There are also four bedrooms: one king-size bedroom downstairs and three super-king-size zip-and-link bedrooms (which can be made up as a twin on request) upstairs. Heading outside, enjoy the enclosed garden with hot tub, outdoor seating, charcoal BBQ and a lawn, ideal for playtime with your four-pawed pals.

In the heart of the village, eateries and shops are in walking distance (less than 0.5 miles), while Lymington is only 5.5 miles away. For bountiful walks, venture into the New Forest National Park, for salty adventures, drive to the coast (6 miles) or for a piece of history, Highcliffe Castle, a Gothic revival mansion with tearoom and gardens is 9 miles away. You can also take a boat across to the Isle of Wight from Lymington and enjoy this gem of an isle for the day.

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

  • 4 bedrooms – 3 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as twins on request) and 1 twin room (which can be made up a king size on request, must be stated at the time of booking)
  • 1 Jack and Jill style bathroom, 1 en-suite shower room and 1 downstairs shower room with WC  
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Two garages are available adjacent to the property for parking or storing bikes
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included, £5 per basket thereafter)
  • 4 dogs welcome
  • Beach 5 miles, pub and shop within walking distance
  • Gas BBQ available
  • Smart TV’s in lounge and bedrooms
  • 5pm arrival time

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Valerie 4th July 2020

Reviewed by Charles 13th March 2020

House is so lovely, done to a nice standard, we all had a great time and definitely would go back.

Reviewed by Aileen 7th March 2020

We had one night in this lovely house for a weekend away with family. It had absolutely everything we needed and more (including lots for kids who are a little bit smaller than ours, like potties, a cot, high chair etc). Maria and Kevin were very accommodating with check in times and sent a very helpful message a couple of days before our visit witRead moreh local recommendations. I would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by michael 21st February 2020

Really enjoyed our holiday, however location not brilliant (although we normally go north and are used to hills and mountains) hot tub was great, garden great , lovely warm house,

Reviewed by Suzy 17th February 2020

We had a great stay at The old bake house, its fully equipped with everything you need and more. The welcome bread and tea cakes was a really nice touch and the rooms are all done out beautifully. Nice location as only 15 minute drive to Lyndhurst, Lymington and Milford on sea. Lovely pub/restaurant only 5 minutes walk where children and dogs are wRead moreelcome. Would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 24th January 2020

Spent a lovely weekend in The Old Bakehouse.With 7 adults in the house you didnt feel crowded and felt very spacious. You immediately felt it was home from home, flowers on dining table and in all bedrooms. Tea cakes welcoming with a hot drink. The kitchen was well equipped with everything needed for cooking including tea bags, coffee and hot choc.Read more Upstairs beds and bathrooms were lovely with lots of storage, downstairs bedroom small for 2 adults but would definitely recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 6th January 2020

Reviewed by Clio 27th December 2019

Reviewed by Sally 20th December 2019

Just returned from a very special Christmas break in this fantastic cottage. Extremely well equipped and hot tub and pool table a great way to relax with family. Short walk to the pub a bonus and lovely touches to make dogs welcome. Thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Susan 29th November 2019

Very helpful owners, nothing was too much trouble.The Property was very clean and well equipped. It was very tastefully done with very modern bathrooms and a nice wood burner in the living room. The pool table was a great asset as was the hot tub when it was freezing cold outside! As a family,we would definitely recommend this property, in a good lRead moreocation with lots to do and Hector the dog also would recommend it to his other fellow friends! Hide

Reviewed by Emily 4th October 2019

Amazing stay in a cosey cottage. Perfect for a girls weekend getaway. Comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, wonderful hot tub. Everything nicely thought through to make a relaxing break, from fresh linen and our own dressing gowns, to supplying milk, tea and bread to help with our stay. Lovely location, close to walks and short drive away to LymRead moreington for a bit of shopping! Highly recommend and will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Benedict 13th September 2019

If you are looking for the storybook new forest location then you can not chose better than sway, and the property itself is truly top end - everything you ever dreamed of having and just right for chilling after a long days walking around the forest - recommended

Reviewed by Matt 6th September 2019

Great location to the New Forest and comfortable bedrooms. Hot tub is fantastic after a days walking. Garden suitable for dog relief and dirty shoes. Challenging facilities for large groups and families due to size of property and furniture.

Reviewed by Bethany 23rd August 2019

Lovely cottage we had two families of four stopping here and it had everything we needed very well equipped, there was a lovely pub within walking distance that served excellent food and the hot tub was a lovely addition to relax in after busy days exploring the area would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Malvern 9th August 2019

Fantastic central location for exploring new forest and getting to the beach. The house was fully epuipped with everything you need to create great meals. Awesome butcher just down the road supplied us with 1st class breakfast daily. Everywhere was dog friendly and nearby forest allows your pet to run free. Weather tried to spoil things but failed Read moreas there were plenty of indoor activities to choose from if it rained. Kids loved watching shooting stars sat in the tub. Very helpful owner. Hide

Reviewed by Bryan 26th July 2019

Well equipped kitchen. Home well designed and modern.

Reviewed by Nancy 12th July 2019

Reviewed by Chloe 28th June 2019

The property was stunning. A lot of thought had been put into the equipment and amenities in there. There was a lot of information with regards to things to do/see/eat/shop around us and our hosts messaged us a few days before with a welcome message which had a lot of useful information in it. The location is a short walk to the local shops and pubRead more and is very cyclists friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 24th May 2019

A very comfortable and well thought out property. Lovely immediate location and very close to lots of places to visit, we were out everyday and didn't need to travel for more than 20 mins. Children made lots of use of the hot tub, the facilities for the dog were amazing and the pool table made for a very enjoyable stay for everyone, ranging from 8 Read moreto 65 year old. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 12th April 2019

Great holiday in a lovely house. Owner is very friendly and helpful too.

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View towards the front of this charming former bakehouse
A warm welcome awaits
Take a relaxing dip in the hot tub
Challenge the family to a game of pool
Unwind in the stylish lounge
Tuck up beside the wood burner
All you comforts considered
Remnants of a bygone era
Contemporary open plan kitchen diner
Well equipped for the best of chefs
Space to dine in comfort
Show 17 moreTwin 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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