Swimspa,3 bedroom,2 bathroom,30m from walks on New Forest , less to the Pub!
- english, french, german, yugoslaw, Haslirent speak swiss, english dutchAngelique Feuz
About Angela ZW
We are a family of four, we have 2 boys aged 20 and 24. We live in a cottage in the New Forest which we restored over 3 years and have subsequently extended. We both had careers but enjoyed restoring our home so much that we carried on developing in the UK and renting out properties. It is now our means of income and way of life.The chalet in Switzerland was bought as a result of repeatedly visiting the same village year after year and wanting to be independent of rentals. We purchased another property with a pool 1 hour inland from Collioure..as you will have seen above. In the meantime we want others to share our homes in our absence.
Angela ZW purchased this Cottage in 1984
Why Angela ZW chose Fordingbridge
We bought the cottage as a derelict shell in 1984 - it was 2 small new forest cottages of cob, brick and slate. The house is in a great position to start walks/cycle from without the need to resort to a car. We are in a small village which is a ribbon development. There are horses, donkeys and ponies on the road outside and a wealth of other animals in the surroundings. We spent 3 years working on the house and have since extended the house and added a conservatory.The cottage is classed as a small dwelling, so no huge extensions for us, It has retained its cosy cottage charm and we have added a modern twists The house is 2 miles from Fordingbridge where there are all the shops and services you would expect from a small town. Larger facilities are in Salisbury - 12 miles, Southampton - 20 miles and Bournemouth - 16 miles.
What makes this Cottage unique
A car is required to access the property as we are in a rural area with no public transport as such - once there with supplies for your stay, a car is not really required. The cottage is perfectly based to start circular walks/cycle rides from. We never tire of walking from the cottage - there are pubs very close or at longer walking distances for pub lunches or summer evenings. This is a home from home - for real, we used to let the cottage out in school holidays, but now it is all year as we can fit our stays accordingly with our travels abroad. The house has everything you would expect and more. It is a cottage so expect low ceilings, small rooms, inglenook, wood burner, wifi, antiques, aga (winter only) but it has the luxuries of modern life-dishwasher, oil central heating, double glazing. It is a home so we have all our pictures, books, dvds ,talktalk tv, even a phone to use to call family in the UK or mobiles in the UK.
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Well behaved of course!!Well behaved of course!!
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
- If I can re-book any week which is cancelled I will return in full any money paid
Really great cottage in a lovely location and the spa pool is amazing! Highly recommended
Wonderful cottage in perfect location with swims pa.
Had to search a bit for the key safe but that is the only thing we could complain about.
The cottage is well equipped and warm and cosy.
Perfect location with walks from the door and pub across the road if you don't want to cook.
We really enjoyed the swimspa although if you were using it only as a spa then it was a bit cool at 32.5.
Caretaker was really helpful and cottage was clean and had lots of books, dvds and games.
We had some lovely walks and loved meeting the ponies en route.
We will definitely come back here.
Thank you for your review, we are always at the end of the phone if there are any queries. The key safe is well placed and to date we have never had anyone say this but I will of course check the instructions to see if they could be clearer and perhaps add a photo!
Re the swim spa, it is fantastic. we do leave instructions and to be honest our biggest issue is guests raising the temperature to 37/38 which is then too hot for swimming. We leave it at a base temperature and other guests have always raised the temperature to suit their requirements and we then adjust at the weekend.
It is an excellent base for walks and general relaxation. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and the extras to celebrate your special occasion.
Crossroads Cottage is a stunning property and felt like home from home. No issues at all and the welcome hamper was such a lovely touch. The spa was certainly a plus and we had the best Christmas ever. The location is ideal for those who love to walk and enjoy nature at its best. The pub is literally a few steps away. It’s a very peaceful area and ideal for those looking for tranquility. Thank you very much.
Hi I am so pleased you had a lovely Christmas with your family. It is perfect for long weekends and longer breaks , to unwind and relax.
After a long walk, a swim or a 'hydrotherapy spa' it can be rounded off with a meal at the pub 'over the road'. The food is very good and is more of an 'eatery' than a pub so has a very quiet, friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Crossroads Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen and in the winter months there is the AGA to challenge your culinary skills and your memory as the smell of burning is n't there to remind you!!
We always provide a welcome hamper for long weekend or longer holidays.
We hope that you can return one day
Pleased you had a lovely time and share the ratings of many of our guests. The location is great with walks, animals and a pub on the doorstep. What's more the swims-spa gives the opportunity to wind down after a long walk, or work off the pub meal.
Thank you and we hope you return one day.
Excellent cottage and host.
The cottage was great and more than expected as per the online details. We had a lovely time and it was a great location and base foe our new forest holiday. I wish we could have has two weeks on holiday here. Maybe next time... 😁
Thank you for your review. Unfortunately weather at this time of year can be mixed, but the autumn colours are just starting on the forest. Whatever the weather the cottage is warm and cosy, particularly with the AGA on and the swim spa is always warm and inviting.
I hope you can return one day.
The coast including Bournemouth, Christchurch are about 30 minutes away - obviously dependant on traffic conditions.
Southampton and Bournemouth airports are both about 30 minutes drive away. Train stations at Salisbury, Southampton and Bournemouth. A car is a must as there is no local public transport.
Fordingbridge is 2 miles away, Ringwood -6 miles, 12 miles from Salisbury, 20 miles from Southampton and 16 miles from Bournemouth. Too many places of interest to comprehensively list - but something for every taste, age and interest. Lots of tourist information is available at the cottage. We are near the borders of Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire
There is a a tea room come restaurant at Hyde - a short walk
Fordingbridge has a Co-op and Ringwood has a Waitrose and Sainsburys. There is a pub on the crossroads near our cottage which does food, called the Foresters as well as a pub about a mile away called the Royal Oak which also does food. For those seeking a restaurant the Three Lions has a very good reputation as does the Stables at Hyde. Fordingbridge and Ringwood both have banks/ATM.
Fordingbridge has a recreation ground bordering the Avon (great for feeding ducks). Fishing possible
There is an outside pool at Sandy Balls holiday camp at Godshill, a public swimming pool at Ringwood and a paddling pool at Fordingbridge, where there are also swings/slides/fishing in the Avon. There are several local stables and bikes can be rented at Sandy Balls.