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Four Oaks. Pretty thatched Cottage with Summer house and Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Lovely cottage in Bransgore, Nr Christchurch, New Forest, Hampshire, England - Peaceful Location,15 minutes drive to the Beach

This pretty, detached, ‘chocolate box’, thatched holiday cottage lies a few miles from the Dorset coast, on the edge of the New Forest National Park which is hugely popular for excellent walks, cycling and horse riding routes. The cottage is an ideal retreat for families, with many character features and a hot tub in the garden’s summer house. Enjoy sandy beaches at Mudeford, Bournemouth and Poole. Burley and Christchurch are just 3 miles away. Shops mile, nearest of 3 pubs, 100 yards.

Kitchen with dining area, gas/electric range (for cooking) and tiled floor. TV. Large living room with wooden floor, TV/DVD. WiFi. Snug with TV/DVD. Small step down to compact double bedroom with additional bunk above (for +1) TV/DVD. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed, one with additional single bed (for +1). Both bedrooms have TV/DVD. Shower room with toilet. Some rooms with beams and low ceilings/doorways.

Four Oaks can sleep 8, however due to the compact bunk room arrangement (on the ground floor) it may not be wholly suitable for 8 adults. It does however comfortably suit various family dynamics. This point is only highlighted to avoid any disappointment as I wish guests to always enjoy Four Oaks for all that this beautiful property and region have to offer. From April to Sept the minimum stay is 7 nights and changeover day is a Friday. However, we may be able to be a little more flexible for your requirements if the situation allows us to.

More Details

Mike Gowers
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage was genuinely fantastic - roomy, to a very high spec and fantastic for the dogs. The area is very friendly, the shops are a short walk away to provide everything you might need. From a small (excellent) bakery to a family butchers providing great meat for dinner. The garden is a nice size and the hot tub was a lot of fun - there are even plastic glasses in the cupboard for when you head out there - there is literally everything that you might need. I think the real test for a holiday is if you would go back - and the answer would be a definite yes. One note, the WiFi can be patchy but the owner has done all he can to help that. It works but walls in an old cottage are very thick so just move closer to a router and problem solved... plus why did you go to the New Forest if you were going to work or stream media! Put the phone/tablet/laptop down and pour yourself a glass of something nice!
May 2016
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Bransgore Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Ground floor bathroom with roll-top bath, shower, shower attachment and toilet. 1st floor shower room with sink and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: sleeps 8 (6+2) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor compact double bedroom with Double bunk and additional bunk above (for +1), TV/DVD. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Bed one with 6ft bed, lovely exposed beams, TV/DVD. Bed two, Double bed with additional single bed (for +1), TV/DVD.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Some rooms with beams and low ceilings/doorways Outside: Front Garden: Large raised grass front garden with gradually sloping gravel driveway, easily fits 4 cars. Patio with table and chairs seats 4. Rear Garden: Large grass garden leading out from the kitchen to a patio area with gazebo, large table and chairs to seat 6, and summer house with seating and a hot tub. Access to utility room from kitchen outside also with 2 washing machines and 2 dryers. Utility Room: 2 washing machines and 2 spin dryers. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage will of course be fully professionally cleaned for your arrival. Towels and linen are included. No cleaning during a one week stay. One clean during a fortnight stay. Other: Snug - Room between kitchen and living room with TV, Freeview and DVD player and toy box. Also access to the internet via a PC. Ideal as a Reading room or a Play room for children.


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Four Oaks. Pretty thatched Cottage with Summer house and Hot Tub
average rating of 4.857143 based on 13 reviews

Great cottage, location and locals are wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Not only did the cottage surpass our expectations but so did the surroundings. There is so much to do locally and the information leaflets left in the cottage were a god-send. The local pubs are fantastic and the people in the Carpenters were so friendly! Can't wait to go back :)

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

House was well stocked. Had a good stay

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Perfect for our large family

  • 5 of 5

The house was cosy and inviting with a huge kitchen dining hall, perfect for our large family with two babies and dogs.

It was very well appointed, enough of everything, comfortable beds and a large sitting room. The enclosed garden was brilliant for the dogs, playing croquet and boules. The babies loved the play house too.

The cottage was in a superb location for the forest and beaches and within walking distance of shops and pubs.

I would recommend this very comfortable homely house

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything you would want and more, excellant property best we have stayed at in this country

  • 5 of 5

We had great weather which helped, the area is ideal for sightseeing plenty to interest all, local Inns are friendly and serve good food and drink. the cottage had everything you (and dogs) needed for a comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fun family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just had an excellent week in this cottage. We have 2 young children and everything we needed was there. Surrounding area brilliant for cycling, walking and pepper pig world. Lots of pubs. Especially enjoyed eating at the crown inn food and atmosphere was lovely.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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The best we've ever stayed at! We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at lots of holiday homes over the years. Four Oaks is 'the' one that has ticked the most boxes for us. The location is excellent for the lovely beaches and stunning New Forest. The cottage is beautiful, tastefully furnished, thoughtfully equipped and the hot tub was a lovely bonus. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Carpenters. The Crown & Three Tunns both 400M
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Hinton Admiral
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Carpenters. The Crown & Three Tunns both 400M.
Nearest Ski
6.1 Miles
Snowtrax Alpine Activity
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Avon beach (lovely)
Car: recommended


Main local beach is Avon beach: postcode BH23 4AN - 12 minutes drive / 4.5 miles. Lots of parking, café, kiosks, shops and beach hire (inc canoes). Boat trips at Mudeford Quay a short walk away.

Adjacent beach Friars cliff is quieter (postcode BH23 4TA) which is sandy and slightly stoney. In the middle of the beach huts is the award winning Beach Hut Café serving homemade produce. Steamer Point car park has 4 disabled spaces.


Car is recommended.

Airports:(times depend on traffic esp. Heathrow)

Bournemouth - 15 minutes drive / 5.4 miles

Southampton - 40 mins drive / 26 miles

Heathrow - 1h 40 drive - 86 miles

Gatwick - 2 hrs / 109 miles


Bransgore Village Centre and shops - 2 mins drive / 8 mins walk /0.6 miles

Christchurch Town Centre - 12 mins drive / 4.2 miles

Burley - 11 mins drive / 4.1 miles

Lyndhurst - 20 mins drive / 10.7 miles

Further Details:

Bransgore Village (2 mins drive) has a Co-op, Boots Chemist, hairdresser, pet shop, post office and fish & chip shop amongst others.

Christchurch (12 mins drive) has most main highstreet shops, restaurants and a harbour.

The Three Tuns (3 mins drive) and The Crown (2 mins drive) are the recommended pubs esp The Three Tuns for food.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day: Friday Apr to Sept 7 days minimum booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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