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Mole Hill Cottage

Alderholt near Fordingbridge, Dorset (Ref. 6969)


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice simple comfortable place in a really good location to see lots of interesting things easily."

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "Yes we absolutely loved it, even better than we expected, one of the nicest cottages we have ever Stayed and just loved the area, will defo return, the only little problem was the shower was too low for my partner but we were told its being revised as a wet room this year so that will be the icing on the cake, apologies for the delay on."

    Writing this review but thanks so much to belinda and hubby x

    Reviewed by ReneeAug 2021

  • "Banged head every time using toilet because of sloping ceiling, all utensils ..."

    Banged head every time using toilet because of sloping ceiling, all utensils are a miss match, bed very small and hard wife had to sleep on sofa bed with no blankets, this place is hard to find

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2021

  • "It was a lovely peaceful weeks holiday , and the owners were lovely helpful people and very friendly."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "As I'ld prefer to shower rather than bathing due to mobility issues, a shower curtain in the bath would have been a welcomed addition."

    Also sounds from the TV on the ground floor are plainly audible in the first floor bedroom if an occupant wants to go to bed whilst another is watching the TV in the lounge and the extractor fan in the bathroom cannot be left on at night. Despite the minor irritations this was one of the most comfortable "cottages" that we 've used - otherwise well equipped. Congratulations! Thanks to excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by HowardJun 2021

  • "It was nice to arrive and find a vase of freshly cut flowers on the table, milk in the fridge and tea bags etc."

    The owners Graham and Belinda live next to the cottage and were friendly, helpful when needed but respected our privacy. The cottage was really clean and very cosy, well furnished and well equipped- even providing a fan for the exceptionally hot weather. The garden was beautiful. So overall it was perfect, with one small complaint from my husband who is over 6 foot tall that the upstairs ceilings were a bit too low in places.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at Mole Hill Cottage and a lovely welcome from Belinda."

    The grounds are lovely which we strolled around in the sunshine. The cottage was extremely clean and it was one of the best beds we have slept in. The only minor issues were there was no plug socket by the beautiful mirror so drying hair was a slight issue and with the light switch for the bathroom being on the outside wall if needing to use during the night the light woke my husband, if it was on the inside you could shut the door first then turn on the light. These issues did not taint our stay there and we would recommend it to other people.

    Reviewed by CaroleJul 2020

  • "We had a brilliant week at Mole Hill Cottage."

    It is in such a lovely area and very peaceful. You can feel yourself unwind as soon as you arrive. The owners were very welcoming and introduced me to all the sheep which was hilarious, who knew sheep liked a cuddle. The cottage is very well equipped and had everything for our needs including a fan in the bedroom which was great as the weather was warm. As we were active during the day it was a perfect place to retreat to. Nearby in Alderholt there is a well stocked Co-op and if you can catch the Old Mill when it is open then the cream teas are delicious. It is in an ideal area with everything 30-40 mins drive away. We took part in loads of activities and can recommend the riding stables at Burley Villa, cycling with Cycle Experience in Brokenhurst and Insight Activiites (Fordingbridge) for Archery, crossbows and axe throwing!! The New Forest is not far and so beautiful with all the ponies and donkeys. We saw wild deer on our cycling trip. This is a lovely cottage and a great area to stay, and I would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 2019

  • "Everything about this property was excellent."

    Really quiet and rural. Belinda, the owner was very friendly and helpful. Exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by KathleenAug 2018

  • "The cottage was exceptional very clean an everything that was advertised would definitely go back thank you"

    Reviewed by DuaneAug 2018

  • "Everything was as described ,except for the shower over the bath."

    It was plumbed into the bath taps with the spray head close to a sloping ceiling, but we nevertheless managed to use it. Plenty of space, airy ,well furnished and well located cottage in a rural setting - handy for the New Forest and surrounds. The kitchen appliances were good quality and easy to use. We enjoyed our stay and think it was good value for money.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2018

  • "Cottage was in a great location, well equipped and clean, nice space to relax in."

    Garden was lovely, enjoyed walking into the farm garden and seeing the wild rabbits in the next field. Bed very comfy and plenty of room for travel cot. Our 14 month old slept like a log too, and she had so much space to crawl around in. Only critique is that hand soap should probably be included but that's only minor. Lovely place. Highly recommend. Booking with sykes was very easy too, so recommend this too!

    Reviewed by JennieJun 2018

  • "From the booking process right through to the courteous and professionalism of the property owners, the whole experience on this occasion was flawless and we would hope to be booking again soon."

    There were (are) many places within a 1 hours car drive that kept us thoroughly engaged throughout, to a point were we believed that the 7 day stay should have been at least 10 days. As far as Mole Hill cottage itself, and as much as we have appreciated all former dwellings that we have stayed at; the location, owners, along with their willingness to go beyond our expectations makes this one of, if not the best property that we have stayed at within this price bracket. As such we would highly recommend that if this is the area for you (on the edge of the New Forest) then you would be hard pushed to find better.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2018

  • "This cottage was comfortable, no cloth to wash up only a sponge so you could not wipe down properly, there was only 2 tea bags."

    Kettle needed descaleing so could not be used, washing machine has mould all around the rubber of the door. There were cobwebs everywhere the cottage looked like it had not been occupied for a while. Owners were lovely. Such a shame as it was a lovely area.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2018

  • "We did have problem with locking the door I did leave a phone call to owner but did not respond to us not good on there side ."

    But overall a lovely cottage

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2017

  • "Excellent location friendly people."

    And very clean would recommend for peace and quite.

    Reviewed by VincentAug 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage and loction."

    Owners are so friendly and helpful. Only downside was coming home

    Reviewed by SuzanneJul 2017

  • "Quick and easy to use website"

    Reviewed by IanApr 2017

  • "Very welcoming owners, lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2017

  • "This is a very pleasant, comfortable and very clean cottage."

    The location was excellent for visiting The New Forest, coastal resorts and the lovely towns and cities in the surrounding area. This was an extremely enjoyable holiday with the added bonus of wonderful weather.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2016

  • "Yes I would like to thank my son and yorkshirepud."

    Co.uk for the recommendation of Sykes Cottages,we were pleasantly surprised how good you were

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2016

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  • One double eaves bedroom with en-suite bath, shower attachment off taps, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric convector heaters
  • Electric oven, electric halogen hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, Freeview, WiFi, CD/DVD player, selection of CDs/books/games
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Private patio with garden furniture
  • Shared lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 9 mins walk, pub 1 mile.

The property

Alderholt 1 mile.

A delightful semi-detached barn conversion, one of two within the grounds of the owner's house, midway between the villages of Sandleheath and Alderholt, on the borders of Dorset and Hampshire and only a short drive from the New Forest National Park.

This Alderholt cottage has been well equipped and furnished to a good standard, with a light and airy open plan living area.

This Alderholt cottage certainly offers visitors a super holiday base from which to explore this lovely area.

Within walking distance of this Alderholt cottage is a working water mill and tea rooms, whilst the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers many enjoyable walks.

Four miles away from your Alderholt cottage lies the New Forest National Park, where wild ponies roam, dotted with quaint villages with rustic pubs and yummy cream teas, while the more energetic can hire a bike and explore the forest trails.

The attractions of Bournemouth and historic Salisbury are also easily accessible.

This Alderholt cottage provides an attractive base for a relaxing yet interesting break.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 15424, together they sleep 4.

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About the location


Fordingbridge 3 miles.

Alderholt is a friendly, scattered east Dorset community, found on the borders of Hampshire and Wiltshire, and lies in an attractive area of woodland, heathland and commonland, through which flows the River Avon, well known for its trout fishing. Three miles away lies the pretty Hampshire town of Fordingbridge, close to the edge of The New Forest National Park, with its swathes of purple heather and woodlands, home to wild ponies and dotted with quaint villages. Ten miles north takes you to the ancient city of Salisbury, with its beautiful cathedral, or alternatively take a trip south to the glorious seaside resort of Bournemouth, with its lively shopping centre and wonderful "Blue Flag" rated beaches. For keen golfers, Remedy Oak and Bramshaw courses are within a short drive. An ideal base for exploring three picturesque counties.

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