Our beautiful Thatch Cottage has 10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms of which 5 are en-suite. It has a large, generous garden and borders protected woodland. The center-piece is the stunning, enclosed courtyard with plenty of seating, a large beautiful pool and an 8 person jacuzzi! The property has 2 fully equipped kitchens, a breakfast room, a barn area with dining for 22 people ideal for a celebration dinner. There are 2 wood burning stoves and the house has two lounge areas with large TV's with SKY Q and Xbox, which provides plenty of indoor entertainment. A fully equipped utility room with washing machine and dryer makes your holiday a pleasant experience.
We have a gorgeous garden chalet with a sun terrace that serves as a games room. The chalet has a professional 7 foot slate-bed pool table, darts and outdoor table tennis. We also provide outdoor games such as football, croquet and badminton for activities in the large, enclosed garden.
Please note the pool is open approximately May-September. The pool is heated by solar panels and air-source heat pump so the pool temperature is weather dependent. In July and August 2018 the temperature was a constant 28 C, but the average temperature drops as Autumn arrives. The Jacuzzi is hot and available all year. The pool has a safety cover preventing people falling in the pool. It is easy to use as the cover has an easy automatic opening/closure mechanism. Not only does the cover keep the pool cleaner but also the temperature warmer!
In the enclosed courtyard you will find sofas, chairs and sun loungers. In the garden there are plenty of outdoor sitting and eating areas. The large, enclosed garden is an ideal playground for children and pets, and provides plenty of room for outdoor games. In the garden there is a beautiful fish pond with large mature Koi.
Kindly note that we have a minimum stay of 7 nights during the summer period. Shorter stays (minimum 3 nights) are possible from mid-October to mid-March, excluding the holiday season.
We have an on premise fully licenced pub serving local beer and other alcoholic beverages for the private use of our guests. Timo has a Personal Licence and will open and staff the pub by request. Please ask us for more details.
Being on the Dorset Hampshire border, you have access to lots of pub and restaurant possibilities. For fun family activities, Moors Valley Country Park and Avon Heath Country Park is less than 10 minutes drive away. The award winning Blue Flag beaches of Bournemouth and Poole are a 20 minutes drive away. The New Forest with charming Pubs and endless possibilities for walking, cycling and exploring is less than 10 minutes away by car! Follow the New Forest Taste Trails by bike, on foot or on hoof, sampling local ice creams, ploughman's lunches, cream teas and seafood along the way. Paultons Theme Park with Peppa Pig world and Lost Kingdom (Dinosaurs and rides) is also only 30 min away. The charming town of Salisbury and its medieval cathedral and the iconic prehistoric stone circle at Stonehenge is 20 miles away, making it perfect for a day trip!