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View of the property
Relax and watch a film
Beautiful woodburner
Warm your toes in front of the woodburner
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Kitchen
Dining room looking into the kitchen
Dining room
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
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Wood's Thatch

Mottisfont (4mls NE), New Forest
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 4
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Thatched
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful thatched cottage tucked away in the heart of the Test Valley 
  • Perfect holiday retreat for walkers and dogs with a wealth of walks to explore
  • Close to the beautiful New Forest but near the vibrant, historic cities of Salisbury and Winchester
Property code: THATC

This restored detached cottage sits peacefully within the grounds of the owner’s property and is a couple of miles from the village of Awbridge.

This picture-perfect thatched cottage is located in the beautiful Test Valley and is just 4 miles from the fringe of the New Forest National Park. The property sleeps four guests, making it ideal for a small family or a couples’ retreat. Keen walkers will be in their element, with a multitude of routes within easy reach, including the Test Way which passes through the village. The bustling market town of Romsey is 2 miles away and hosts some fantastic farmers’ markets throughout the year, which are well worth adding to your itinerary. Alternatively, enjoy a peaceful few hours strolling around the majestic grounds of Mottisfont Abbey (4 miles).

The cottage is full of character and charm, with gorgeous, exposed beams adorning the ceiling in the lounge and a roaring wood burner to snuggle in front of on chilly evenings. The bright and airy kitchen has ample room to prepare delicious meals for the group, which you can enjoy together in the charming dining room or outside on a warm day. Heading upstairs you’ll find two pretty bedrooms decorated in neutral tones and with soft lighting to create a relaxing atmosphere. Outside, there’s a partially enclosed garden with a BBQ for al fresco dining. Dog owners will also appreciate the handy dog-washing facilities in the barn.

Pull on your hiking boots and take on a segment of the 44-mile Test Way. The long-distance route passes through some of Hampshire’s most picturesque villages, as well as through meadows, along rivers and past some wonderful pubs. While away an afternoon at Mottisfont Abbey National Trust. This magnificent 18th-century house has a stunning art collection as well as contemporary exhibitions. There’s also a beautiful rose garden to admire and rolling lawns that make the perfect setting for a picnic.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom on the ground floor with shower over bath and WC
  • Double electric oven, electric hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave
  • Wood burner
  • TV with Netflix and DVD player in the lounge
  • Partially enclosed garden with patio area, seating and gas BBQ
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Electric car charging point £10 per week
  •  Use of onsite dog washing and drying facilities
  • Shop with Post Office less than 1 mile, pub 2 miles
  • Telephone with free UK landline calls included

Sue Pierce-Smith

This property is personally managed by Sue.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tony 7th January 2022

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Reviewed by Susan 6th December 2021

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A very comfortable and cosy cottage with everything you need for your stay, and situated in a quiet setting.

Reviewed by Tracy 3rd December 2021

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Wonderful cottage and facilities in a lovely location. Everything had been thought about for both humans and doggies and there were some lovely little extra touches. Superb

Reviewed by Nicholas 8th November 2021

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A most excellent vacation with excellent hosts, amazing accommodation, perfect location and great local facilities. What more could one ask for :-)

Reviewed by Valarie 5th November 2021

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A beautiful cottage in a quiet and peaceful location: Warm, comfortable and exceptionally well equipped. So much care and attention for both humans and dogs made this a special place that we want to return to. Autumn in the New Forest was fabulous: Cannot recommend enough. Thank you so much Caroline.

Reviewed by Mark 8th October 2021

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Wow factor 10 loved the cottage loved the location brilliant starter pack Lovely people would recommend this place to everyone A real home from home definitely thinking on going again

Reviewed by Sharon 24th September 2021

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Beautiful period property, spotlessly clean with all amenities and well stocked kitchen products. Welcome packs, Netflicks, books, games, dog bowls, towels, tag are a lovely personal touch. Owners next door if needed. Rear lawn is on a slope and steps would be beneficial. The main bedroom mattress and pillows were too soft for me but I have back isRead moresues. Rural location and the woods next door are a bonus. About 15 mins drive to the New Forest. Would love to stay again and would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by S 17th September 2021

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Perfect picturesque cottage in a wonderful secluded location. Peace and quiet, clean and amazingly well equipped. Very kind and friendly hosts nearby. Well thought out welcome provisions were provided. We didn't need to buy cleaning equipment or toiletries as these were provided which proved to be fabulous value for money. Lovely walks nearby and wRead moreildlife is plentiful. However the cottage is placed to travel the surrounding area easily. Happy to recommend as we can't fault this pretty cottage Hide

Reviewed by Havva 20th August 2021

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My family and I had a lovely time at the cottage and would definitely visit it again. With helpful and friendly hosts and a lovely welcome pack with lots of tasty breakfast treats included.

Reviewed by Linda 2nd July 2021

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This was our second visit to this excellent cottage and we cannot recommend it highly enough. Welcome pack for us and our Labrador was first class and the property has everything thing you could want. Very relaxing with plenty activities available if you want these. Excellent dog walks.

Reviewed by Ken 26th June 2021

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Really peaceful location, ideal base for big cities and peaceful villages, particularly enjoyed Salisbury and Lymington and Itching Valley and New Forest with the dogs.

Reviewed by Steve 4th June 2021

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The cottage was fantastic very clean, tidy and well equipped.

Reviewed by Rachael 28th May 2021

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Fantastic cottage! Very well appointed and immaculate. Caroline was so welcoming and thoughtful. Lovely welcome food pack with everything we needed for breakfast and a nice bottle of bubbles!

Reviewed by Susan 21st May 2021

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Lovely cottage in a quiet location. Very clean and comfortable. Perfect for exploring the New Forest and surrounding area.

Reviewed by Hazel 14th May 2021

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Lovely little cottage, great base for New Forest , Caroline provided everything you could possibly need, also a welcome package with eggs, bacon, sausages etc, and even a doggy welcome pack , a lovely log fire in living room, bt tv and Netflix, games, and dvds, books , really thought of everything Thank you for a lovely stay

Reviewed by Tina 2nd May 2021

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A beautiful little gem of a cottage. Really clean, dog friendly and everything you could ever need is provided. Our family would highly recommend this beautiful cottage.

Reviewed by Caroline 23rd April 2021

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Very comfortable cottage, well equipped with everything you could wish for. Much more spacious than it seems in the pictures. Peaceful village location with bluebell woods just behind, and easy access to lots of lovely places. We particularly enjoyed the very efficient woodburner and the generous welcome pack. We would definitely come back, we loveRead mored it. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 12th December 2020

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This was by far the best holiday cottage we have stayed in! The cottage was amazingly clean, cosy, warm and well equipped! Everything we needed was there. It was brilliant for the dogs and very dog friendly . The bed was so comfortable and the log burner was a lovely way to end the day . We will definitely be back and also be recommending it to othRead moreers. Thanks for a great stay. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 10th October 2020

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This is the best holiday cottage we have visited and I would recommend it highly to anyone considering visiting the area. We will most certainly return. The comprehensive welcome packs for both ourselves and Holly, our black Labrador, were excellent and much appreciated. The property was faultless and the owner very helpful while at all times proviRead moreding the utmost privacy. Hide

Reviewed by Jamie 4th October 2020

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A beautifully kept thatched cottage - Caroline provided us with a fridge full of delicious local bacon, sausages and eggs for breakfast and a lovely New Forest scented candle to take home. Peaceful and ideally situated for all the day trips we made!

Reviewed by Leigh 2nd October 2020

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The cottage was wonderful, more than expected with a lovely welcome pack. Everything is thought of right down to the dog treats and towels. Beautiful location, we will certainly be staying again.

Reviewed by David 25th September 2020

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The property was very well equiped with everything that you need for a stay in a holiday cottage. We are not dog owners and we were pleased to find that the property was so well cleaned that there were no traces that dogs had ever been in the property. The owners had provided a lovely welcome pack including, bread, milk, bacon, sausages, butter, egRead moregs, biscuits, wine, tea, coffee etc. We would certainly stay in this property again if we were holidaying in the area. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 18th September 2020

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We found the cottage with everything we wanted for a relaxing week away. The owner was very welcoming. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Gordon 14th September 2020

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Its was a lovely property xx I stayed there with my elderly parents who found the stairs a bit hard at night as toilet was downstairs !SELECTED!xx!ENDOFSELECTED! but ideal for a family as very close to paulton xx

Reviewed by Anna 11th September 2020

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A really lovely cottage, very well equipped and in a great location.

Reviewed by Ivy 6th March 2020

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Woods thatch cottage was even nicer than expected from the website. The owner Caroline gave us a warm welcome and a very generous welcome pack. I would book it again in the future.

Reviewed by Josie 10th February 2020

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Beautiful cottage, so doggy friendly and the owners had thought of absolutely everything we could possible have needed during the stay. Lovely location and very close to the New Forest - we would thoroughly recommend!

Reviewed by Steven 24th January 2020

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Woods Thatch has been beautifully renovated, it was such a warm, comfortable place to stay. The location is fantastic and the cottage is super dog friendly.

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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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