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Willow Tree Cottage - Sandleheath

Sandleheath, Hampshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A charming property in the pretty village of Sandleheath
  • A great base to explore the delights of the New Forest 
  • Enjoy a day out at the nearby riverside town of Fordingbridge
Property code: 79197

A wonderful property nestled on the outskirts of the New Forest, with so much to do and explore nearby. Ideal for a couple’s retreat.

Discover the beautiful south coast with a stay in this historic part of the country, exploring both seaside towns and fantastic forests just a short drive away. Presenting the perfect space for a romantic retreat, this happy cottage lovingly welcomes two to stay. Keen walkers will no doubt jump at the opportunity to bring their dogs along with them and you’ll be happy to find that this property caters for two canine companions. Thoughtfully presented with a welcome pack of goodies awaiting you on arrival, this cottage lends itself to a truly unforgettable stay.

Flooded with light and boasting brightly coloured walls throughout, this property is a cheerful space to wake up to each morning. Start the day in the king-size bedroom and head through to the kitchen to prepare some breakfast. From here you can head into the open-plan living space to sit at the dining table and catch up on the morning’s news or follow French doors out to the shared garden and enjoy your eggs alfresco. And, after another long day is complete, the lounge with its open fire and smart TV offers the perfect space for a romantic night in.

Boasting a completely rural location, step out and explore village pubs in the local Sandleheath (less than 0.5 miles) or take a trip to the neighbouring town of Fordingbridge (2 miles) for amenities. Located on the brink of the New Forest National Park (3 miles), this town is a great starting point for many fantastic walks or bike rides. Similarly, discover the Moors House Country Park 7 miles away with walks and family-friendly activities or visit the coastal town of Bournemouth (19 miles) for beach trips and traditional seaside attractions.

  • 1 Bedroom – King size bed
  • 1 Shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Pub 0.5 miles and shop within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wifi
  • Sofabed available
  • Shared enclosed garden area
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 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

Lauren Horwood

This property is personally managed by Lauren.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 44 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stuart 7th May 2022

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Well equipped, well decorated, clean and comfortable. There was a full breakfast and wine left for us. Debbie contacts us prior to the visit and wax available if needed. We both thoroughly recommend Willow Tree Cottage.

Reviewed by Caroline 2nd May 2022

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Wonderful cottage in a great location. Picturesque area with walks on the doorstep. Fordingbridge is an attractive town with interesting shops and restaurants. Highly recommend a relaxing stay at Willow Tree Cottage.

Reviewed by Linda 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Alice 19th March 2022

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Was greeted by the lovely host who took me to the cottage and showed me around. She had filled the kitchen with essentials so there was no need to go shopping straightaway which was a lovely touch. As I dont drive I did have to rely on the buses to get around, but they were reliable and the drivers were very helpful. The weather was lovely and warmRead more, allowing me to spend most afternoons on the terrace and enjoying the quiet. Perfect little getaway location and will definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 12th March 2022

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Hi, cottage was wonderful, only comment would be bit awkward when the heating is controlled by the flat upstairs, if they go out the heating goes off - there is a wood burning fire place but we did not really want to use this and also would not heat the bedroom/bathroom.

Reviewed by Susan 1st March 2022

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A wonderful find. Everything we needed and more. A lovely stay despite the weather

Reviewed by SARAH 25th February 2022

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What a lovely cottage! Debbie was very welcoming and provided the most amazing welcome package I've ever seen! Already recommended several people and sent them links

Reviewed by Sheelagh 19th February 2022

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The owner was very welcoming, met us on arrival. But the little extra touches the owner provided were very welcomed by not only the adults but the dogs too.

Reviewed by Tracey 9th February 2022

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Nice cottage with excellent facilities, owner provided welcome food package which was gratefully received. Well placed to explore the New Forest and the nearby county of Dorset. We would wholeheartedly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Daniel 11th January 2022

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Reviewed by Natasha 7th January 2022

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Lovely property near the new forest. Has all the essentials including a welcome hamper of foods. Big fenced garden for the dogs to safely play. Will hopefully be coming back in the future.

Reviewed by Valerie 30th December 2021

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Brilliant! A lovely cottage, I would give it more stars for comfort if I could. The little touches and treats for us on arrival were great - everything thought of. Loved the Alice in Wonderland theme too. We hope to stay there again in the not too distant future.

Reviewed by Kathleen 22nd December 2021

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Reviewed by Sharon 26th November 2021

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Warm welcome & clean, with modern decor. Garden safe for doggies & as part of the post office building, handy shop! Parking very convenient.

Reviewed by Kevin 19th November 2021

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Was great. Debs was extremely helpful and nice

Reviewed by Jenna 11th November 2021

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Lovely cottage with some extras provided by the owner. Really welcoming owner. Would definitely recommend. Location great for visiting the forest

Reviewed by Kerry 29th October 2021

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Holiday cottage was neat and cosy, with all you could need for a couple of days. Would love to see the mature garden in the summer in full bloom, I imagine it would be beautiful as it was south facing too. Well equipped with every game you could imagine and plenty of good reading material also. A nice little nest for two to get cosy in and cuddle uRead morep. Hide

Reviewed by D 25th October 2021

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Lovely place to stay with your dog. Very generous extras from the host. Good location for travelling the area. Also cosy to curl up and read.

Reviewed by Rachel 22nd October 2021

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This was the perfect place for our first few days away from home with our then 8-week-old baby. The cottage was really cosy and comfortable, and the welcome really couldn't have been friendlier! We also really enjoyed the thoughtful and generous range of provisions, which definitely added to the homely feel. The cottage made a good base for exploriRead moreng the New Forest, and we had a nice (if rainy) morning in nearby Fordingbridge too. I think we'll be back! Hide

Reviewed by Brian 8th October 2021

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We were made to feel very welcome by Debbie.

Reviewed by Graham 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Richard 17th September 2021

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The cottage was very cosy and well decorated and furnished, the village of Sandleheath is a lovely village and ideally situated to explore all of the New Forest and surrounding arears of interest. There are a variety of places to eat within easy access Fordingbridge has plenty of shops to provide all of your needs. Debbie the owner could not be morRead moree obliging and helpful, the welcome pack/goodies that she provide goes far and beyond any cottage we have stayed at before. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 10th September 2021

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Willow Tree Cottage was a real treat a real relaxing home from home. Very well maintained and quiet so you could really chill out.

Reviewed by Julie 3rd September 2021

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Wonderful cottage. Debbie the owner couldn't have been more hospitable. The fridge was full if unexpected goodies. Perfect for our dog who was also well caterered for. Bed was extremely comfortable. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it or returning myself. Perfect get away after a busy day visiting places of interest

Reviewed by Gillian 20th August 2021

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Hostess very welcoming. Welcome pack very comprehensive.

Reviewed by James 10th August 2021

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Nice small cottage on the outskirts of New Forest that acts as a good base for exploring. The fridge was stocked with breakfast items when we arrived which was lovely.

Reviewed by Sally 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by Ian 27th July 2021

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A lovely 3 night stay, cosy accommodation with garden for the our 2 spaniels to enjoy. Good location for New Forest exploration. Town a short drive away for pub grub and restaurant if required. Village shop next door for any essentials. Plenty of books and games if indoor entertainment required. Owner supplied welcome gifts, wine, bread, eggs, sausRead moreages and bacon, delicious and very thoughtful thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 11th July 2021

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Loved all the little extras at the cottage. The cottage and garden were outstanding. Bit remote for us as we are used to amenities nearby, but thats my fault for not researching properly. The shared garden was lovely, but didnt realise another dog was present which was a bit of an problem as it had issues with ours. Debbie was lovely and very accomRead moremodating. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 2nd July 2021

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Excellent cottage. Garden beautiful. Such a kind and thought ful owner. Left such lovely things for us. Private and restful. Shop next door, so useful. Everyone veryhelpful.

Reviewed by Andrew 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Beverley 1st June 2021

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Absolutely brilliant The host was so lovely, we knew how to get hold of her if we needed too. Every little touch was much appreciated

Reviewed by Janet 25th May 2021

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Reviewed by Gary 21st May 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay here. It's great location for exploring the New Forest and the cottage was very comfortable and relaxing with lots of nice touches

Reviewed by Sally 18th May 2021

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Debbie the owner really had thought of everything and was very generous in terms of a well stocked fridge with food and wine, as well as this biscuits, tea, coffee, chocolate, dog biscuits and poo bags etc it was lovely and clean and the fire was great with all the wood you could need provided. Situated in a lovely part of the new forest will will Read moredefinitely return, Hide

Reviewed by Eileen 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Nigel 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by Johnny 30th April 2021

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We had the most wonderful welcome and stay at the cottage. The service was excellent in contact with the contact person. It is a short distance from the New Forrest although very quiet and a great place for rest and relaxation.

Reviewed by Clare 16th April 2021

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Reviewed by Frances 17th October 2020

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The extras when arriving at the property were amazing, near the home of Alice Hargreaves the Alice in Wonderland touches with the eat me, drink me tags were just that little be special. The owner was warm welcoming and couldnt do enough for you to make our stay perfect. We went for a complete get away from it all for our 35 wedding anniversary. SucRead morecess. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 5th October 2020

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Beautiful rustic decor, kitchen equipment excellent, comfy bed and nice garden area, easy parking Lots of lovely little extras, host very friendly and nothing too much trouble, Ideally suited for exploring the New forest

Reviewed by Gwendoline 28th September 2020

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Had a lovely few days staying at this cottage. The owner was very friendly and helpful and on arrival we found nice surprises of basic foods,wines and sweets awaiting us.

Reviewed by Dave 25th September 2020

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Good location for exploring the new forest. A nice cosy cottage with a really comfortable bed. Liked the mix of modern equipment with all the period furniture. Fans of Alice in Wonderland would love it. The shop is next door and we'll stocked, run by the owner who couldn't be more friendly and helpful. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by I 19th September 2020

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Superb one bedroom cottage. Ideal for couples. Fully equiped kitchen, lounge/ diner and large bedroom. Debbie the owner was very friendly and helpful. Cottage was spotlessly clean. Cottage within half hour drive of most New Forest attractions and the coast.

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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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