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. Infants can be accommodated if you bring your own travel cot. Older child in a regular bed is fine but less than ideal for the in between age. 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.