About the property
- House968 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
A rare combination of quaint and modern, your ideal New Forest base
Originally built as a fisherman's cottage, Weir and Duck Cottages have been sympathetically renovated and extended. Outside it is 'chocolate-box' looking but inside is mostly very contemporary, an unusual mix.
The Cottage as you see it from the picture has been converted to form two beautiful self-contained units - Weir Cottage (on left) and Duck Cottage (on right) - see pictures. Only Weir Cottage is available to rent.
Weir Cottage consists of two bedrooms one with a very comfortable queen size, restored Victorian bedstead. The single bedroom overlooks the beautiful garden. Luxury linens are provided. The attractive shower room/WC is also at first floor level. Please note the original staircase is a little windy so not recommended for guests with limited mobility. Sorry, Pets are NOT accepted.
On entering the cottage is a charming hall with antique furnishings. The kitchen is wonderfully equipped with American Fridge Freezer including ice-maker, Neff cooking Appliances, induction cooking hob, dishwasher and washer drier. Smart TV. The kitchen overlooks the park-like garden extending to approximately two acres.
Also off the hall is the cosy sitting room with quality leather furnishings, Smart TV, and flame effect electric fire. A further small sun/reading room leads to a deck area.
Guests may enjoy the garden but please be aware that there are multiple hazards especially if venturing beyond the river. These include natural ponds and a weir so especially unsuited to young children because the river is quite deep with no fence. Tripping is a further risk on the boardwalks. The garden is an oasis in the middle of town and even locals are unaware of the natural treasures that are behind the cottage! There are lots of places to eat outside including a deck overlooking the river and a summerhouse. Deer and ducks are frequent visitors even a kingfisher if you are lucky enough to glimpse it. If anyone is in Duck Cottage during your stay then the garden might be shared but there is plenty of space to go around. We regret that no pets are accepted.
Fordingbridge is In New Forest District Council on the Hampshire/Wiltshire/Dorset border and has numerous pubs and ethnic restaurants all within a few minutes' stroll. Also supermarkets, butcher and bakeries. So no need to drive to enjoy anything within the town. New Forest National Park is one mile away and Salisbury, Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton all easily accessible by car. A very good public transport bus service exists linking Fordingbridge with Salisbury to the north and Ringwood/Bournemouth to the south all of which have wider national connections.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, danish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Shane Dowling
Hello, I'm Shane and have owned Weir Cottage since 2007 - that's me on my weir in the picture! A few years ago I decided to make the cottage in to two units so my eldest daughter could live independently in what is now Weir Cottage. My daughter has since married, moved and made me a proud grandfather of Ada! My partner has a house in Salisbury so we spend a lot of time there or abroad. Hence the decision to offer Weir Cottage to rent. It is very likely, during your stay, nobody will be at Duck Cottage.
Shane Dowling purchased this House in 2007
Why Shane Dowling chose Fordingbridge
Weir Cottage is a very special place. The garden is a real gem because although town centre, once in the garden you will think you are in the middle of the country. Even locals are amazed to see what lies behind the cottage. A great benefit is being able to walk to local pubs and restaurants rather than having to drive as is often the case with character properties. Few kitchen windows have a view as pleasing as you will get from Weir Cottage. High speed, unlimited Internet is available throughout the cottage. Water is softened, linen is high quality Egyptian Cotton and my aim is to ensure your stay is a wonderful one.
What makes this House unique
Rarely do picturesque homes have such a unique yet practical setting. Thatched cottages can sometimes look great on the outside yet disappoint inside with everything as equally old! Weir Cottage is beautifully appointed with modern fittings for your total comfort.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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Fordingbridge has almost everything one needs. Salisbury, Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton and Portsmouth are all easy drives. bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral easy to reach. Fordingbridge has a half hourly bus service connecting Salisbury to the north and Bournemouth to the south. Onward connections are available from there by bus or train. Salisbury and Ringwood both have very good coach services to London and Heathrow airport.
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We do not charge a cleaning fee. We do ask guests to leave the cottage as you found it and remove outdoor footwear. Of course, we launder bedding and towels