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“Idyllic Rural Retreat”
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Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
New Forest, Hampshire, England

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514chrisc...
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Idyllic Rural Retreat”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My wife and I spend a lovely long weekend here. Easy to get to, nearby to an excellent country pub, and countryside walks in all directions. A great way to experience the New Forest.

It was a pleasure to be awoken by a strict rooster and his abiding chickens each morning! And the horses are very well kept and keen to introduce themselves. Almost like staying at a farm.

The hosts were not intrusive but tasteful in ensuring we had everything we needed, even supplying 4 extra pillows for our not so little bump, and a delicious light lunch to welcome us in.

The area we had to ourselves was spacious enough, and had a CD player and Sky TV (not that you'd want to watch TV here!). Put on their Glen Miller CD and while away the hours readying a magazine or book, or spotting an elusive deer by the fire pit.

The only negative is that it was a bit rainy, but Maz was keen to apologise for this during our stay! Also, there is no mobile signal, but free WIFI available in the local pub. A welcome retreat from our everyday lives!

Would definitely recommend!

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pula sardinia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Cosy and romantic haven in the New Forest.”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had 4 nights in the garden room and it was really lovely. The decor and surroundings were relaxing and peaceful and we were right on the edge of the forest for walks and exploring. Sue made us feel very welcome and we arrived to lovely home made snacks and a fridge full of food and drink. We enjoyed muesli, fruit and bread for breakfast. On two evenings we had a BBQ and had a candlelit meal under the lovely gazebo. The farm has many animals including the wonderful Andalusian horses. It was a really relaxing break and we felt well looked after and very at home. Thanks to you all! Ellie and Angus

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Liked best: Cosy quiet, friendly, lovely countryside
Liked least: Bed was a bit soft for us1
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Picky-tra...
Surrey
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31 reviews
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“Great Welcome but a little bizzare”
Reviewed 26 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The welcome was great, they made us and our dog more than welcome, lots of special touches from the huge breakfast cereal / pastry selection to the little nibbles suppplied on arrival - but the studio was a lot more basic than we had expected - probably our fault for not checking, but my studio I had as a student many years ago had more than this.

Our dog loved having his own (enclosed) garden to explore - but I did not expect to be washing up in the bathroom sink! The studio has NO cooking facilities, not even a toaster apart from the outside BBQ. If you want hot meals then you need to eat out.

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Liked best: Welcome and area
Liked least: Facilities
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TheLenz
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Just delightful.....”
Reviewed 20 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

There isn't much that can be said over the reviews already given - we chose it from these and were not disappointed! It's the little touches (lovely well stocked fridge with home made yoghurts and chutney; nice bottle of red and well presented pastries for breakfast). Relaxed and slept like we haven't for years and the choice of walks and views directly from the property are fabulous.

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Debbie P
2 reviews
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

I can only ditto the previous review comments, it was such a lovely relaxing place even our energetic sprinters were totally relaxed here. Lovely surroundings and the owner was very attentive and friendly. We hope to return/retreat here again soon.

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