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Poppy Cottage

(Ref. 999916)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Dr Parker

    “Although the cottage is small, it was roomier than I had been expecting.”

    The beds were very comfy. The cottage is beautiful and is in a nice location in Downton. ...

    The beds were very comfy. The cottage is beautiful and is in a nice location in Downton. We did have a few minor quibbles though, which seem like easy fixes: - There are no locks on the toilet and bathroom doors. This might be okay for families, but for two couples it is not good, particularly as the bathroom door opens to give you a full view of whoever might be in the shower—we made our own Vacant/Engaged signs as a workaround. - There is a nice patio/garden area but no chairs or table to enjoy it. - Hardly anywhere to store food in the kitchen - A lack of bedside tables Overall, however, we loved the property and would happily return.

    Thank you for your recent feedback on your stay at Poppy Cottage. We have now got locks on the bathroom doors. And we have purchased an outside table and chairs for the patio area. We value your feedback and look forward to you returning one day. - Sykes owner relations

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The property

Boasting a wonderful position within the bustling village of Downton, is this endearing thatched property, Poppy Cottage.

This wonderful accommodation is said to date back to the 18th century and rests between the Cranborne Chase AONB and the New Forest National Park, offering a tranquil stay at any time of the year.

Be welcomed into the spacious sitting room, where the plush leather sofas are arranged around the stunning inglenook fireplace, which comes into its own on those crisp winter afternoons.

Settle down with your loved ones around the dining table to tuck into a delicious home-cooked meal, prepared within the amply equipped kitchen that features all the essentials you will need during your stay, including a convenient dishwasher and washing machine.

As the evening draws to a close, retire to the first floor, where you will find a well-presented double bedroom and a twin bedroom, offering a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your group.

If you are visiting during the summer months, make the most of the private enclosed garden, where you can soak up the sun with a refreshing drink whilst your canine companion stretches his legs on the lawn.

If you don't feel like cooking one evening, a short stroll will bring you to a selection of pubs and a fish and chip shop, as well as a shop for picking up the essentials.

For those feeling active, you will find miles of walking routes amid endearing woodland where you will find forest ponies and deer roaming around the landscape.

Alternatively, head to the medieval cathedral city of Salisbury or the port city of Southampton, where you will find further amenities and attractions.

Poppy Cottage is a wonderful base for spending a relaxing holiday with loved ones.


  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove
  • Gas central heating and a multi-fuel stove
  • Electric cooker, gas hob, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD player and Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Unrestricted road side parking
  • Rear garden with steps up to a paved terrace and artificial lawn area
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub within 0.1 miles, shop within 0.5 miles

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About the location


Fordingbridge 5 miles; Salisbury 6 miles

Downton village rests on the banks of the River Avon, conveniently in between the Cranborne Chase AONB and the New Forest National Park. It's a superb base for those looking to explore the area, with a small range of local amenities to answer your needs. Find a range of welcoming local pubs to quench your thirst after a tiring hike. The Cranborne Chase will be right on your doorstep, offering a network of scenic walking and cycling paths passing a number of charming villages. Also within reach, the cathedral city of Salisbury offers much to the visitor. Dominated by its striking cathedral, also find intriguing museums and varying amenities to keep you busy. The New Forest National Park offers more for you outdoor enthusiasts.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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