View towards the front of the property
Step into the welcoming open-plan space
Enjoy preparing meals in the contemporary kitchen area
Space for the family to dine together
Snuggle up beside the wood burner
Stylish king-size bedroom decorated with care
Wake up to lovely countryside views
The perfect spot to relax with a good book
Take a soak in the free standing bath
Or enjoy the separate shower
Relax in this pretty double bedroom
Charming single bedroom
Unwind in the garden
View towards the rear of the barn
1 / 14  View towards the front of the property
2 / 14  Step into the welcoming open-plan space
3 / 14  Enjoy preparing meals in the contemporary kitchen area
4 / 14  Space for the family to dine together
5 / 14  Snuggle up beside the wood burner
6 / 14  Stylish king-size bedroom decorated with care
7 / 14  Wake up to lovely countryside views
8 / 14  The perfect spot to relax with a good book
9 / 14  Take a soak in the free standing bath
10 / 14  Or enjoy the separate shower
11 / 14  Relax in this pretty double bedroom
12 / 14  Charming single bedroom
13 / 14  Unwind in the garden
14 / 14  View towards the rear of the barn

The Wood Shed

Fordingbridge (6mls NE), New Forest
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Explore the New Forest National Park from this former barn with charming character features
  • Enjoy the wood burner after a day's exploring or open the doors to the garden on a summers evening
  • Take a long soak in the free standing bath or admire the countryside views
  • Visit the nearby city of Salisbury with its range of shops and eateries
  • Take your four legged friend for long walks through spectacular countryside
  • Enjoy day trips to many popular attractions including Beaulieu, Stonehenge and the coast
Property code: 66130

Explore the stunning and fragile landscape of the New Forest National Park from this thoughtfully converted barn, which is set on a working farm and it seamlessly combines character features with contemporary style.

Set amongst spectacular countryside, this former barn has been refurbished to an excellent standard with a plethora of walking, cycling and hiking trails locally for you to explore on foot, two wheels or with your four-legged friend. You'll also find a wealth of traditional pubs to treat yourselves too. This fabulously stylish property sleeps five and it's open-plan interior makes it a perfect space for spending quality time together.

This property is a truly welcoming space mixing rustic tradition in the form of wood beams and dining table with a contemporary and well-equipped kitchen area. Snuggle up on comfortable sofas in front of the woodburner or enjoy a glass of wine before dinner perched on one of the bar stools. Upstairs you'll find three bedrooms - one king, one double and a single - all tastefully decorated along with a fantastic family bathroom complete with luxurious free-standing bath and separate shower. The bedrooms are all set in the eaves so there is some restricted head height, but all have beautiful views of the countryside so you can truly relax. Outside you'll find a patio, BBQ and fully enclosed lawn so your dog can run free whilst you make the most of the outside space. With off-road parking for two cars just 50 metres from the property, you'll have everything you need.

Not only does this property offer some great walks nearby, but just over 21 miles away you'll find the very popular town of Lymington with its vibrant harbour and fantastic choice of eateries with views. Otherwise travel 8.5 miles to the cathedral city of Salisbury and marvel at the UK's tallest spire and best-preserved Magna Carta or simply soak up the wild beauty of nature in the New Forest National Park.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 off-road parking spaces: 1 directly outside the property and there is 1 further space 50 metres away  
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Beach 19 miles, shop 0.75 miles and pub 0.5 miles
  • Smart TV in lounge area
  • Charcoal BBQ available

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lev 19th February 2020

Reviewed by Tamara 20th December 2019

Reviewed by Steve 26th September 2019

cottage has been renovated to a high standard - a great location with views to open countryside. A great pub 5 minutes walk. Abby lives next door so nothing is to much trouble - definitely becoming back in the winter to make use of the wood burner.

Reviewed by Tanya 30th August 2019

amazing property, really well though out. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay beds were especially comfortable! Location is gorgeous but not much to do in the local area. would be nice to have more for kids to see and do.

Reviewed by Darren 16th August 2019

The Wood Shed is an amazing place to stay. It is created by Abi and Ed and they have made a very natural property but with all modern amenities. The location is perfect for visiting The New Forest and the surrounding area. Abi and Ed made the stay very easy and were always on hand if we needed anything or ideas of what to do. The Wood Shed is a musRead moret if you want to get away from a busy life and just chill and relax in wonderful surroundings. Definitely will be returning in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Nick 19th July 2019

Reviewed by Lisa Ann 5th July 2019

Lovely modern country barn conversion. Contains everything you could possibly need. Lovely peaceful location and short walk from the exceptionally dog friendly pub The Kings Head. Comfortable beds, large shower, fully equipped kitchen, sunny garden with table & chairs plus bbq.

Reviewed by Linda 21st June 2019

Very comfortable great hosts excellent for elderly dog . Quiet retreat with calm views easy access to local pubs and forest . Beautifully decorated with all amenities.

Reviewed by Barnaby 7th April 2019

Reviewed by Nick 1st March 2019

Excellent property. Very comfortable stay. Great facilities and location and great for young children. Very pleasent hosts. We would certainly come back to this property. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Peter 18th January 2019

First class new holiday rental. Extremely well kitted out, clean and comfortable.

Reviewed by Jamie 28th December 2018

This is a lovely annex which has been completely to a very high standard and we absolutely loved our stay. It was very comfortable and the morning sunrise is so beautiful. We would highly recommend and Abby and Ed are lovely and helpful. Thanks again!

Reviewed by Robert 23rd December 2018

From the welcoming sight of a wreath on the door, the decorated Christmas tree, wine and mince pies to the log burning stove, we had a wonderful Christmas. Highlights include, hearing an owl on a walk in the dark to the local pub, entertaining another 7 of the family on Boxing Day and visiting the cows in the farmyard with the grandchildren on. ChrRead moreistmas Eve. The Wood Shed is very well designed for a comfortable holiday even in winter and allowed us to cook for 10 of us. Hide

Reviewed by Verity 7th November 2018

A fabulous property recently refurbished to a very high standard and with all the bits you need and more. It was a fabulous open plan space, especially brilliant for my little 11 month old to crawl around to his hearts content. The owners were friendly and helpful. Would recommend and we would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Lucinda 26th October 2018

We can speak highly enough of the Woodshed . The property was beautifully furnished in a stunning location . The owners Abby and Ed were very generous with their time advising on best places to eat and visit . We would definitely go back !!

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View towards the front of the property
Step into the welcoming open-plan space
Enjoy preparing meals in the contemporary kitchen area
Space for the family to dine together
Snuggle up beside the wood burner
Stylish king-size bedroom decorated with care
Wake up to lovely countryside views
The perfect spot to relax with a good book
Take a soak in the free standing bath
Or enjoy the separate shower
Relax in this pretty double bedroom
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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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