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Shire Cottage - Avon

Christchurch (4.5mls N), New Forest
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Get away from it all with a break at this romantic retreat with private courtyard and hot tub
  • Set on the edge of New Forest National Park in the picturesque Avon Valley
  • Close to many walking and cycling routes weaving through spectacular countryside and the beach is just a short drive
Property code: 54900

Take time out to relax in this converted former coach house, ideal for two. Take a dip in the hot tub after a long walk through the spectacular New Forest.

Escape all the hustle and bustle of the city for a romantic getaway in this former coach house in a stylish complex of properties in the Avon Valley. Featuring quaint design touches throughout, this pretty cottage sleeps two people in one bedroom and welcomes one canine companion. Spend your days strolling through the spectacular New Forest or trying out water sports at Gundimore Beach, and your evenings checking out Christchurch’s restaurant scene or sitting under the stars in the property’s private hot tub.

Step inside and you’ll discover a beautifully styled open-plan living room/kitchen diner. The kitchen area has everything you need to cook up a romantic meal for two, which you can then enjoy in the intimate dining space. Alternatively, head outside to the quaint terrace, fire up the BBQ and dine alfresco. This area is enclosed, so if you have your dog with you, they can run free while you dine. After dinner, pour yourself a glass of something cool and crisp and enjoy a well-earned dip in the hot tub. When night falls, curl up in front of the TV in the living area before heading to the wonderful mezzanine-style bedroom (restricted head height) to cuddle up for a great night’s sleep.

Head down to Christchurch Quay (5.5 miles) and rent a boat. This is the best way to explore the beautiful River Stour – and a wonderfully romantic way to spend an afternoon. If you don’t feel like being captain, jump on the ferry for a scenic ferry ride to Mudeford Sandbank - a long, narrow spit of white sand that juts out across Christchurch Harbour from Hengistbury Head. Mudeford’s blend of beach, heathland, wetland and woodland makes it a pleasure to explore.

  • 1 double bedroom with restricted head height
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, Nespresso Virtuo coffee machine, fridge with ice compartment and microwave
  • Hot tub
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Beach 5 miles, shop 3 miles and pub 1 mile
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Communal boot room with washing machine and space to wash your dog
  • Regret no babies or children
  • Beauty treatments available at an additional cost (by prior arrangement only)
  • Fishing nearby - Bisterne Fishery for seasonal course and salmon fishing
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 51 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dawn 18th May 2024

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Idyllic holiday would totally recommend

Reviewed by Lauren 7th May 2024

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My second visit to Shire Cottage. A lovely, cosy little home from home in a very pretty and peaceful rural setting but conveniently located for walks in the beautiful New Forest with a couple of great pubs just minutes away.

Reviewed by Mary 28th April 2024

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Reviewed by Miles 26th April 2024

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Reviewed by Cherie 19th April 2024

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Had a fantastic long weekend at shire cottage, the cream tea was a lovely surprise , everything you need in the cottage.

Reviewed by Rosemary 15th April 2024

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We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is very attractive & has everything you need - even dressing gowns for when you get out of the hot tub! Its a great base for exploring the area - we recommend walking the Solent way to hurst castle & also recommend the food at the nearby pub the new queen. Lepe beach & cafe was also nice. We thoroughly recommRead moreend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Rory 12th April 2024

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We had an incredible time at Shire Cottage, the location is perfect and the property is excellent. Very safe and secure for Jonah our dog (who also had an amazing time) Some great pub walks

Reviewed by Lloyd 1st April 2024

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We stayed here as part of our mini-moon following our wedding at the nearby Sopley Mill. Unfortunately the weather was very poor during our stay but that didn't matter as we felt very cosy here. Great facilities - helped by the hot tub! - and very secure. We were made to feel at home by the owners and the accommodation was beautifully decorated. WoRead moreuld definitely stay again! Hide

Reviewed by Steve 29th March 2024

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Booked a last minute break and this was the last remaining cottage on the complex, it's right next to the adjoining cottage and providing you have respectful neighbours it's a delight, unfortuantely ours weren't making it difficult to have a chilled relaxing time using the hot tub, next time we would book one of the detached cottages. The cottage iRead mores small but very clean and comfortable, everything functioned as it should and the owners seemed to have thought of everything, thankyou for the gifts Hide

Reviewed by Kirsty 14th March 2024

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We had a lovely stay, upon arrival there was cake and a bottle of Prosecco out. The boot room is a great idea with loads of stuff available to use! A lovely touch with the forget me not basket and the dog treats were a bonus for the dog. There was a book with loads of different walks in which was really helpful. Definitely recommend staying and we Read morewill be back Hide

Reviewed by Marie 7th March 2024

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Lovely location and setting. The accommodation is much smaller than it appears on line making value for money a little questionable. That said, it was lovely, clean and we were very comfortable. Also disappointed to find the log burner was electric, but that's just personal preference.

Reviewed by Lynne 29th February 2024

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Lovely break ,place was absolutely amazing everything you need and more .

Reviewed by Sean 12th February 2024

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Great property in a great location. The enclosed garden area was brilliant for our 2 dogs and the overall set up was spot on for both canine and human guests. The hot tub and courtyard area hit the spot after a long day of exploring.

Reviewed by Scarlett 27th January 2024

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2nd time staying at Shire Cottage and it was just as amazing as last time, a really lovely get away, you have everything you need and just feels so comfortable! The owners are lovely and really accommodating, the hot tub is beautiful, kitchen fully stocked and the small touches really make it an amazing place to stay, would 100% stay here again witRead morehout a doubt ! Hide

Reviewed by Gina 28th December 2023

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Fantastic little hide away had a fab 5 days away it was like home from home with all the little personal touches. Cant wait to go back

Reviewed by Heidi 10th November 2023

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I would 100% recommend staying here, the area and the cottage was so beautiful and our dog definitely enjoyed all the free treats provided. Such a perfect place for a little getaway.

Reviewed by David 20th October 2023

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Very dog friendly, even has a doggy shower for a post muddy walk wash.

Reviewed by Sian 1st October 2023

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We had a lovely stay! The cottage is beautiful and in a lovely, quiet location which is perfect for a relaxing holiday. We came with our dog who had an amazing time exploring the New Forest. The private outside area we had with the cottage was perfect for the dog as was the boot room! The cottage itself is so cosy and has everything you need to cooRead morek your own meals if you want to. We mixed it up and ate out a few times too - The Woolpack was lovely and only a 2 mile walk through the fields. Hide

Reviewed by David 23rd September 2023

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Shire Cottage was amazing and had everything you needed apart from a hosepipe to maybe fill up the hot tub. The afternoon tea was a lovely surprise. The Boot Room was great apart from maybe updated information 2018 is a little dated. We would highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Emma 11th September 2023

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Great quiet location.

Reviewed by michael 25th August 2023

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Great location with everything in annexe that was needed. Nothing too much trouble, the owners have got it right .Great accommodation on the edge of new forest

Reviewed by Deborah 12th August 2023

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Reviewed by Gordon 4th August 2023

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A very well appointed cottage set within gated grounds. Very dog friendly. All the fixtures and fittings are of very good quality. We opted for a hot tub and proved great after a day of sightseeing. The owners are very keen to impress and very approachable. We had a great week in early August 2023.

Reviewed by Gerry 17th July 2023

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Clean, comfortable and quiet. Ideal place to relax.

Reviewed by John 12th June 2023

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First impressions is perfect. Cream tea on arrival with drinks. Beautiful touch. dog treats were great information pack in cottage. Perfect for dog walks and local pub for food. Fantastic. I would book again. boot room. Excellent idea. Thank you. Sally and Simon perfect holiday

Reviewed by Rebecca 2nd June 2023

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Had a great stay, found the location to be good for us as wanted to be able to get into new forest as well as the beaches easily and it's well placed for this. Welcome scones and prosecco on arrival was a nice touch and bbq and hot tub great facilities to have. Cleanliness was good and kitchen well stocked for self catering.

Reviewed by Lauren 22nd May 2023

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Had a delightful stay at Shire Cottage. The cottage is "small but perfectly formed" as they say, but had everything we needed. A lovely cream tea was provided by the owners for our arrival which was much appreciated after our journey. The cottage is in a beautiful development in a lovely location with gorgeous walks and great pubs nearby. We thorouRead moreghly enjoyed the hot tub! Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 13th May 2023

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So peaceful and lovely setting. Fabulous holiday absolutely perfect for us both and our dog. Lovely walks in the surrounding areas. Loved the scones and Prosecco on arrival. Thank you for a fabulous holiday. See you next year

Reviewed by Linda 1st May 2023

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Lovely cottage very easy to find just off main road, with tea and scone on arrival. Sally and Simon are hosts were very welcoming nothing was too much trouble

Reviewed by Nancy 28th April 2023

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Beautifully presented cottage in gorgeous grounds. The owners really had thought of everything to make us and our dog feel welcome. Within walking distance of lovely country pubs and places to explore. We had scones, cream, jam and doggy treats on arrival as well as Prosecco. We met the owners, family and their dog who were all very welcoming. WoulRead mored recommend (and have done to friends) and hope to come back soon! Hide

Reviewed by Ben 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by Aleisha 14th April 2023

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Lovely cottage and surrounding area. The forget me not items were a lovely touch and the scones and cream were very well received! Would stay again.

Reviewed by Jackie 19th March 2023

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Lovely comfortable cottage, everything you needed, had a wonderful week with beautiful scenery and walks closeby. Thanks for lovely welcome treats on arrival much appreciated.

Reviewed by Daniel 10th March 2023

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This was absolutely perfect for a weekend break for the 2 of us and our small dog. The location is so peaceful and the hot tub was amazing to enjoy after a day of walking and exploring the local area. The cake and prosecco (and dog treats) on arrival was a really nice touch. Would highly recommend for a quiet country break away.

Reviewed by Marc 1st March 2023

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Reviewed by James 14th February 2023

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Extremely comfortable and homely, will definitely be considering visiting again!

Reviewed by Scarlett 27th January 2023

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Amazing holiday! Lovely hot tub, comfortable bed with bath robes included, little bits left as a welcome such as prosecco and some Victoria sponge cake! The forget me not basket of forgotten toiletaries was a lovely touch! Very clean and the presentation when arriving felt so homely and had everything you could need. Lovely owners who were happy toRead more answer any questions we had! Couldnt have asked for a better experience highly recommend for a nice little getaway, will be staying again 100% ! Hide

Reviewed by Tina 20th January 2023

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The shires was perfect, the owners had thought of everything, location was great for the seaside and the new Forrest,we love this area would definitely return , thankyou for sharing your beautiful Shires with us

Reviewed by Sharon 8th December 2022

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It was a wonderful weekend lovely cottage and just what we wanted . We both enjoyed the hot tube and we both had a relaxing weekend. The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed for our weekend away . We would go away

Reviewed by Bev 25th November 2022

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Me my partner and our dog have just come back from a lovely few days away at this cottage and I must say we would highly recommend it. Had a lovely welcome with tea and cake and a bottle of Prosecco. We wanted somewhere to stay where we just went walking with our dog every day and shut the world away and this was just perfect.

Reviewed by Stephanie 20th November 2022

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A wonderful few days away - the cottage was small but perfect, excellent facilities including things like a 'forgotten toiletries' basket, dog biscuits, a separate area for washing dogs/boots and a fabulous hot tub. There is a pub just up the road, Tyrrells Ford, great food and drink but you have to walk along a busy road if you both want a drink. Read moreThank you for the tea, cake and prosecco on arrival! Will definitely be back, apologies again for our Winnie having a little accident on the rug! Hide

Reviewed by Richard 9th October 2022

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Fantastic accomodation in an amazing location. Perfect if travelling with a well behaved dog. They've thought of everything you might need to make life easy. Very clean and modern. Would definitely reccomend.

Reviewed by Francesca 26th September 2022

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We enjoyed our mini moon with our 9 month old lab. What an amazing little cottage to stay in with our dog. The set up was spot on. Effortless upon arrival. We loved the Prosecco/scone and dog treats welcome. The cottage was clean and homely with everything we needed. The hot tub was perfect for a soak after walking. We found a great little walk forRead more morning and evening wees and poos (turn right out the gate and walk up the lane, taking the foot path to the right). Wool pack pub 30 min walk too :) Hide

Reviewed by James 18th September 2022

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Nice and relaxing holiday

Reviewed by Stephen 26th August 2022

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Reviewed by Emma 14th August 2022

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Fantastic location, plenty to do and lots of food options including allergen friendly places. The cottage itself is very well appointed, everything we needed for the week and nice and cosy. The hot tub was excellent.

Reviewed by Angela 29th July 2022

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We had an absolutely fabulous time at Shire Cottage. The cottage was really lovely, small but enough room for the two of us, and everything you need. Hot-tub was lush and the little courtyard. It was peaceful, quiet and private - we loved it!!

Reviewed by Sharon 22nd July 2022

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Fab location ideal to miss getting stuck in traffic if you know the area well. Nice accommodation and owners really quick to respond to any queries. Fab little find with the bonus of a hot tub. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Mark 15th July 2022

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A pleasant and enjoyable stay well located for exploring the local attractions. Very handy Hotel/ pub just a minutes walk down the road. The hot tub was a wonderful bonus and the accommodation was adequate for two and both clean and pleasant.

Reviewed by Chris 9th July 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 10th June 2022

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Shire Cottage is an ideal place to stay for a couple. The Cottage was clean and well presented and had everything we needed for our short stay. The owners generously left scones and Prosecco as a welcome gift. Surrounded by beautiful countryside with lovely walks to local pubs serving really good food. Definitely would recommend.

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