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Endymion

Linwood near Ringwood, New Forest, Hampshire (Ref. 3575)

4.2

(37 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely stay, owners were really friendly and helpful and couldn't have ..."

    Had a lovely stay, owners were really friendly and helpful and couldn't have wanted for a better setting within the new forest

    Reviewed by CharlotteMay 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage deep in the forest, slight off track with no phone service, perfect!"

    Owners thought of everything, including fire wood, eggs, some essentials and a nice bottle of wine! Will be back.

    Reviewed by RobApr 2022

  • "Property wasn't very clean more dusty than anything ie skirting behind bathroom sink"

    Reviewed by MickMar 2022

  • "Rustic cozy it was every thing we expected it to be and the garden and countryside setting was just great."

    Reviewed by CliveMar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful couple of days at Endymion."

    The owners had thought of everything including bird food, which we immediately used to fill multiple feeders in the garden. The number of birds and the different varieties truly made our break. Beautiful walks and excellent pubs virtually on the doorstep. A brilliant find.

    Reviewed by LorraineMar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at Endymion."

    The owners were very friendly and welcoming, there was a lovely welcome pack of food essentials and a bottle of wine, the cottage was extremely well equipped and comfortable. As a ‘get away from it all’ holiday with our dogs, it was absolutely perfect, we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by DonnaOct 2021

  • "Endymion is a cosy, comfortable chalet in the heart of the New Forest."

    The owners live next door - they and their dogs are very welcoming and on hand if needed. We enjoyed relaxing in the small enclosed garden watching the wonderful variety of birds that came to feast upon the bird feeders and sitting inside in the evening, warmed by the log burning fire. We had welcome gifts of fresh produce and wine - greatly appreciated - plus ample dog towels and poo bags if needed. The chalet has everything required in order to prepare meals but there are also many pubs dotted about in the area to enjoy too. It is certainly a fantastic place to get away from it all - literally, as there is no phone signal here!! There are plentiful walks right on the doorstep if you want a break from driving. Be sure though to have a sturdy car as the mile or so gravel road leading to the chalet can be a bit punishing! Having said that, it is worth the effort to be away from the towns and traffic and to see the deer and ponies (and cattle!) that roam freely across the beautiful landscape, not to mention the clearly visible stars of the night sky. In all, a great place to escape and relax.

    Reviewed by LisaSep 2021

  • "Fantastic get away in an idyllic setting."

    We took our dogs and enjoyed wonderful walks and peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2021

  • "Dog freindly-slug pellets in garden, really."

    Dirty throughout, get new cleaners. Bad smell, mainly from shower room. Out of date fire extinguishers. No PAT on electrical items. No periodic electrical test on distribution board. Floor board missing in bedroom. Green mould on ceiling beams in lounge. Neighbours dogs always barking. Grease and dust covered kitchen equipment. Broken fridge ice box door. Flat battery in torch. Broken uneven paving on patio. Old dirty socks left hanging in bush by bin area. Too over priced for sub standards, Sykes need to do a check on this property and a price comparison as far better properties out there for less money....£188 per night, disgraceful.

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in this cottage with our 2 dogs."

    It is small, exactly as advertised so no complaints, but absolutely fine for two people. There is a really nice fenced garden fully fitted with birds and squirrels! It is right in the forest so an ideal place to explore the surrounding area with so many stunning walks nearby. I would happily recommend this for anyone wanting a quiet getaway and, if you want some company, there's a pub just a mile up the lane. Perfect!

    Reviewed by PatMay 2021

  • "Fantastic get away , no mobile phone signal no wi fi ."

    So a complete relaxing break .in an idealistic setting really off the beaten track . Lots of wildlife and the owners left a supply of nuts and seed for the birds which were in abundance . Step outside and you are greeted by cows and ponies .

    Reviewed by BerylMay 2021

  • "Perfect place to get away from a big city rush."

    It was warm, cosy and calming. Woodburner helped to create atmosphere and kept the place dry and warm durimg rainy evening.

    Reviewed by LilyaDec 2020

  • "Wonderful hideaway right in the new forest."

    Charming but basic, perfect for nature lovers and for stepping off the life treadmill for an escape. Couple nice pubs and perfect if you love walking.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2020

  • "Just beautiful, it’s our second break at Endiminion & Oh yes we will be back xx"

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2020

  • "A very enjoyable stay with pleasant and helpful owners."

    Lovely area and comfortable simple accommodation.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Equipment broken ie sofa bed, microwave, heater."

    Toilet difficult to flush. No information— found clean towels on leaving. Owners waiting for us to leave before 10.00 No information pack of places to visit. Very disappointed would like to cancel next year booking there.

    Reviewed by CarolynneSep 2020

  • "Perfect secluded holiday cottage a lovely place to relax and unwind if you love walking and nature."

    Reviewed by WendyNov 2019

  • "This little cabin is cosy and comfortable."

    . some beautiful walks on your doorstep and plenty of wildlife around. A real get away.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2019

  • "We have already given feedback in an email after we returned, to our dismay we haven't received any acknowledgement from yourselves only this survey, however here we go again."

    ..…... We can't begin to say how awful this holiday was, the accommodation as stated certainly didn't come up to the standard we would have expected for the amount of money we paid. We accept this was a basic chalet, however it was worse than a B&Q shed. I suspect a shed would have been much cleaner. This place hasn't had any work/money spent on it since 2011 by the looks of it. We know it was dog friendly, but we would expect it to be clean rather than smelling of wet dog. The sofa was stained but covered by a throw which was a dog blanket, the rug needed to be moved so you could open the sofa bed which again was falling apart. Once the rug was moved we had to hoover up as the floor was all dirty where the rug had been. The kitchen was a hazard. The microwave was situated under the sink, the freezer door came off in your hand, We could go on and on. Hence we left after the first night still in the same clothes as we arrived in. We know others had commented about issues and there are also good reviews, although the good reviews are somewhat dated so I guess the property wasn't as derelict then!! From our experience we would never recommend Sykes to anybody.

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2019

  • "I'm into wildlife watching and photography,and this place is perfectly sited,for this hobby,the couple who own it,made me feel welcome from the start,and Steve the owner,is also into the birdlife,so he gave me tips,into where to find them,the amount of wildlife,was amazing,i'll have to go back,again,but i want to do Scotland next year."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "Lovely all round."

    Can't fault anything. Felt very welcome on arrival with complimentary provisions. Garden perfect for dogs.

    Reviewed by SandieApr 2019

  • "Beautiful location, we enjoyed different walks every day and loved the area, and how dog-friendly it all is."

    Previous occupants (mostly) had written glowing reports. But there needs to be some care and attention to the accommodation in our view. It’s small, but that’s fine, that’s what we wanted, but it’s not mega-cheap - £633 at Easter - so expectations are quite high. We ended up leaving early. The rats: we saw the devices to keep rodents out but they weren’t entirely successful. Scrabblings in the walls which drove us and the dog mad at night, and rat poo in the bathroom. The shower: doesn’t work, the shower head moves about, soaking the bathroom and not the person in the shower. Needs two people to get one person clean, which can be fun, but not necessary! The kitchen tap: we couldn’t stop it dripping and it’s so close to the bedroom it was very annoying at night. We ended up putting a washing up sponge under it but it wasn’t great. The kitchen: we cook rather than eating out. The kitchen was tiny as expected, no problem. If only the fridge door and the cooker door opened the other way out it would have been perfect for us, but the way it is it needed contortionism beyond my skills. The freezer compartment door kept falling off also. We didn’t write anything negative in the Visitors’ Book, as it was so gorgeous a place, but it needs a bit of sorting.

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2019

  • "Stephen, Judy, Ruby and Jasper were fantastic and very welcoming from the first day."

    The New Forest is exactly how it’s always been and that’s the way we like it. Watching the array of birds in the garden and walking to local hostelries with our 9 month old Robyn was just the tonic. If you want to travel then everything is on your doorstep, but if you just want to ditch the car and look at the spectacular surroundings then this is the place for you. Thanks Darren, Sam, Robyn, Scarlet and Jester x

    Reviewed by DarrenJul 2018

  • "Endymion is the perfect tranquil rustic cabin in the woods."

    The nearby pub, The High corner Inn is an easy walk (<5 minutes) and it's 100% dog friendly serving great quality food. Endymion is a great base to work from with easy immediate access to the nearby forest and heathlands/moors. We stayed for 5 days in June and the weather was a mixture of bright hot sunny days and others which were overcast so we were able to pick our activities accordingly. We walked our dogs three times a day and kept returning to Endymion for rests and a cheeky cider on the patio in the secluded garden which itself was packed with wildlife including squirrels, Woodpeckers and a host of different bird species. We were visited daily by wild ponies grazing on the grass verges and open areas. The hosts Steve and Judy were very affable and gave great tips and advice on the local area, points of interest and places further afield. Everyone we met was very friendly and we are already in the process of booking another visit which seems to be the recurrent theme of everyone who placed an entry in the visitors book. I would recommend this venue to anyone wanting a secluded break in the countryside.

    Reviewed by JonJun 2018

  • "The rustic cabine is in great location."

    The cabine need bit of mantance. We spent lovley time. The owner are very nice frendly people.

    Reviewed by Miss JoannaMay 2018

  • "Endymion is a very nice quiet little cabin comfortable in an ideal place for either a relaxing or ramblers / walking holiday."

    A very nice welcome pack and a bottle of wine to greet us. Bird and wild life in abundance. No complaints about the holiday at all If I was to say anything negative it would be we thought the cottage could benefit from a little TLC the interior is clean but tired looking but that is only my opinion.

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2018

  • "Perfect location and homely cottage."

    Pet friendly with nice enclosed garden. Bird feeders with many birds and squirrels to watch .

    Reviewed by DeniseApr 2018

  • "The most perfect cabin in the middle of the forest."

    Away from any main roads it was heaven. The owners Steve and Judy were lovely and made us most welcome. The endless walks with our dog Lola were stunning and literally out from the front door you are in the forest. Ponies, donkeys, cows and deer everywhere and some amazing bird life. The two local pubs both within walking distance are superb and both totally dog friendly and lovely staff. Cannot wait to go back.

    Reviewed by WarrenApr 2018

  • "Fabulous location."

    The cottage is small and comfortable. The owners are friendly and helpful. Two good pubs within walking distance. Loved our few days in the cottage. Would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by LynetteFeb 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay it was perfect for a few days away from both WiFi and phone signal a complete get away with beautiful surroundings and accommodation that was in keeping with a laid back cosy living."

    Reviewed by KateDec 2017

  • "Just got back home after spending a couple of wonderful days in this lovely little cabin."

    It was perfect the location was stunning and the cabin itself was adorable. Many thanks to Judy and Steve for the much appreciated welcome pack. This is the perfect place to get away from the normal hassles of everyday life and the fact there is no WiFi or phone signal is an added bonus. Our 2 dogs had the most wonderful time and we can’t wait to come again.

    Reviewed by AnitaDec 2017

  • "Lovely to experience the heart of the New Forest in a quaint and cosy cottage."

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2017

  • "This small brick/log cabin, is in a perfect location."

    It was in the heart of the Forest with some lovely short/long walks straight from the front door. There are two pubs within walking distance, we chose the High Corner Inn which is completely dog friendly & meals at around the £12.50 The cabin is lovely as you approach it, inside it is very basic, with a very small kitchen area. The bedroom is again basic but comfortable, the bathroom has a shower which provided lots of hot water. There is also a log burner in the living room. The rear garden is also dog friendly & seemed safe & fully enclosed. Its hard to describe this property as it is very basic but we wanted basic so we were fairly happy. There is no Wi-Fi or phone signal but again that delighted us, I read a book instead of playing on my iphone!!! This property is perfect to get away from the world & enjoy the forest. If you want luxury stay away.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage great surroundings ."

    A real gem the owners are lovely and want you to have a great time in their little bit of paradise.

    Reviewed by SueMar 2017

  • "Amazing location and property with superb hosts!"

    A must stay getaway.

    Reviewed by EllenFeb 2017

  • "A very beautiful and secluded location with everything you need to escape to the countryside."

    We had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2016

  • "The cabin was rustic and cosy with a lovely log burner."

    The owners are very friendly and hospitable. All throughout our stay we were made very welcome by all the local people everywhere we went. The walks in the New Forest are amazing and food in the local pubs taste great and are very reasonably priced. Dogs are welcome everywhere.

    Reviewed by CarlaSep 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with simple compact kitchen area, dining area & sitting area with sofa bed & woodburner.
  • Electric heaters in bedroom & bathroom with woodburner in sitting area
  • Two-ring electric hob, combi microwave/oven, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel, power & logs for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Rear garden with patio & BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Visitors welcome to bring their own horses - paddock, stabling & menage available, by prior arrangement with owner
  • Shop 4 miles, seasonal camp site shop 1 mile, pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: Owner has dogs
  • Note: Cottage is accessed via unmade gravelled forest track & is unsuitable for low suspension vehicles or those unsteady on their feet
  • Note: There is no mobile phone signal at the property
  • Note: Max 2 adults and 1 child.

The property

A delightful, single-storey, unique detached timbered chalet, in the grounds of the owner's house, in an idyllic location in the hamlet of Linwood, in the heart of the New Forest National Park.

Surrounded by ancient woodland, this cosy little Hampshire cottage has a rustic quality which will make you feel truly away from it all.

The chalet has a quirky interior with characterful features including a warming antique woodburner, perfect for cooler evenings, as well as a comfortable bedroom with en-suite shower room.

You can literally walk straight out of the gates right into the forest, and take one of the numerous bridleways or footpaths from where you're sure to see wild ponies, cattle and deer.

There is also a super pub serving good food and real ales close by.

Should you tire of the forest, within an easy drive are the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, the ancient cathedral city of Salisbury, or the attractions and beaches at Bournemouth.

A lovely New Forest chalet in a superb location: a relaxing holiday base all year round.

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About the location

LINWOOD

Ringwood 5 miles.

Linwood is a tiny scattering of farms and cottages found towards the western end of the New Forest National Park, not far from Ringwood, a community well served by two pubs renowned for their good food and real ales. The New Forest, the country's smallest National Park, boasts 150 square miles of magnificent woodland, and swathes of heather and bracken covered heathland, dotted with picturesque villages, frequented by herds of wild ponies, cattle and deer, as well as many different species of birds. The forest is intersected by well marked paths which are great for walking, cycling and riding. Bike hire and pony trekking can be arranged at nearby Burley. Within easy reach can be found the famous National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, and a visit to the stunning gardens at Exbury is not to be missed. Both Salisbury and Bournemouth are a short drive away. This is a perfect location for a varied and interesting holiday.

Region Information

Note: Max 2 adults and 1 child.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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