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Post Office Cottage - Sandleheath

Sandleheath, Hampshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming cottage for a couple’s retreat in a village setting
  •  A warm and welcoming country escape with a clever layout and courtyard garden
  • Explore the New Forest National Park and Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Property code: 81423

A romantic couple’s retreat can be had here at this cosy cottage for two, ideally located in the pretty village of Sandleheath on the fringes of the New Forest.

Experience the many wonders of coastal Dorset, rural Hampshire and even the beautiful Somerset a little further afield when staying in this cosy cottage for two. Lovingly presented with quirky décor and snug style, the holiday home offers the ideal romantic base for two staying together. Boasting a pretty garden set to lawn and a welcome pack of local goodies left out for you by the owners, this unique studio-style accommodation is the perfect space to call your own at the end of a long adventure-packed day in the surrounding area.

Step inside to find an open-plan living area with romantic textures and sweet soft furnishings that truly make this house a home. Select a novel from the bookcase or watch TV whilst curled up on the sofa. The kitchen sits on a mezzanine floor above the lounge allowing for you to sociably chat whilst dinner is prepared, and meals can be enjoyed right here in the lounge or on the sunny patio with private garden. Heading back inside you’ll find a double bedroom located behind a partition wall from the lounge, complete with plenty of wardrobe space for unpacking your luggage.

Perched on the edge of the New Forest, the local town of Fordingbridge (1.5 miles) makes an excellent starting point for hikes and cycles in the fantastic National Park. Explore this vibrant forest with its wild ponies, an array of unique birds to spot and even grazing deer. Hop over into Dorset for a trip to England’s glorious south coast, spending an afternoon on the beach in Bournemouth (18 miles) or heading to the Dorset AONB (28 miles) for walks along the heritage Jurassic Coast. For a day out with less walking involved visit Liberty’s Owl, Raptor & Reptile Centre (9 miles).

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and washing machine
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • TV in the lounge
  • Private courtyard garden with seating, shared enclosed garden
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • Fishing available nearby
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Lauren Horwood

This property is personally managed by Lauren.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kim 10th June 2022

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Made to feel very welcome couldnt wish for such great people as debs and her team had a wonderful time

Reviewed by Peter 27th May 2022

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My wife and I stayed for a week at the end of May. What a wonderful place this is. Quiet and a great location to visit the New Forest and South Coast. The cottage had everything we needed and supermarkets are close by in Fordingbridge and Ringwood. Sandleheath Post Office and Shop are next door for emergency supplies. We were also provided with a vRead moreery generous welcome pack. We would highly recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Lyn 20th May 2022

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We loved the post office cottage.Big enough for 2 people and a dog. Our dog liked the shared garden. All enclosed so no danger of her getting out.Debbie the owner was so helpful a lovely lady. She left a very generous welcome pack plus on arroval there was a large slice of cream victoria sponge Having a shop next door was great. Thet had hot pastieRead mores and pies, , they go fast!!!! Plus they do wonderful over filled fresh rolls, yum!!! On Sundays there is cream teas at the working mill. Hide

Reviewed by Hywel 16th April 2022

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The cottage is compact but adequate for a couple with reasonable mobility. The host is very generous with the welcome pack and is both friendly and helpful. The location is ideal for exploring the less well developed north of the New Forest and there are a number of local walks and hostelries to visit. The Railway Hotel which is within walking distRead moreance is excellent for food and ambiance. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 25th March 2022

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It was a comfortable quiet cottage behind the excellent Shop/Post Office. It was well located to explore the region which suited us perfectly. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Pauline 4th March 2022

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Very clean and cosy and generous Welcome pack Enjoyed our stay

Reviewed by Linda 18th February 2022

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The cottage is small, but cosy and warm. It was big enough for the two of us and our golden retriever. The garden is large enough for a dog to wander around and it is totally secure. This was our second stay and probably wont be our last!

Reviewed by Terry 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by Keith 8th October 2021

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A small but delightful cottage for up to two adults and their dog. The facilities and hospitality were excellent providing home from home comfort with much to enjoy when the weather is not so kind, with good garden spaces for your four legged companion to explore and off street parking for one car. The perfect location to explore the New Forest andRead more North to Salisbury along the Avon Valley. Hide

Reviewed by Vera 27th September 2021

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Lovely welcome from Debbie even our Dog welcomed with treats and a .very Generous welcome package for ourselves.. Kitchen well equipped with everything needed for our short break. Compact cosy cottage with convenience of Post office and general store next door selling a variety of grocery items. I would not bother to bring food with me on a future Read morevisit . We had a lovely break visiting beaches and forest for walks and hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 24th September 2021

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A beautiful little gem of a cottage, located in the heart of the New Forest, close to many walks and places to visit. A secure garden which allowed our dog to wander was a godsend, he really enjoyed himself! We were made to feel so welcome and the welcome pack of goodies was amazing. We would highly recommend this cottage for the perfect get away.

Reviewed by Barry 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Elaine 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by alan 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Balveer 23rd July 2021

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lovely cottage, perfect location and many little surprises!

Reviewed by Wendy 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Penny 4th June 2021

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Very welcoming hosts with a fridge of extra goodies for a full cooked breakfast and more, even treats for our dog. Small and cosy with everything we needed for a short stay, excellent location for both New Forest and south coast.

Reviewed by David 28th May 2021

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Small but cozy cottage well fitted kitchen lovely comfortable settee very friendly owner in Debbie. extremely generous starter pack . A lovely comfortable bed .In a very quiet village but within easy reach of nearby towns and villages throughout the New Forest area

Reviewed by Anne 1st May 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay at the Old post Office Cottage. Everything that could possibly be needed was provided in the accommodation. Owners were friendly & available if needed at all. Also there was an excellent, very generous welcome food package provided, which was really appreciated. Thank you

Reviewed by Linda 16th April 2021

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This is a lovely (small but cosy) cottage. The owner is very friendly and helpful. The welcome pack was amazing and even our dog was made to feel very welcome. We would not hesitate to book again.

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Location

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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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