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Martin, Dorset (Ref. 988903)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fabulous time staying in Pippin with our two young Daughters."

    It's clean and homely with plenty of space for the girls to play and it's own secluded garden. The pool and table tennis tables in the games room are also a bonus. Martin is a beautiful setting. Easy access to the New Forest and beaches. The welcome cake was also a real treat! Cathy is super helpful and very responsive. Would definitely recommend and would like to return.

    We're delighted that you had such a fabulous time when staying at Pippin with your daughters and that they enjoyed the garden and games room. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GemmaApr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Pippin."

    The village seemed lovely and very quiet, but it was difficult to go out walking here as there were no footpaths. Not too much of an issue for us, but could be if you have small children. Perfect location for us to be able to visit family and have a few days out with the children. (Monkey world, Moors valley, and Avon heath) The accommodation was perfect for the 4 of us. It was actually a little bigger than expected. Nice small garden with seating outside (although could have done with a fourth chair outside). Good sized towels and bed linen provided, and little extras like a few dishwasher tablets, tea, coffee, and some milk were a bonus so we could enjoy our cake, from Cathy, with a cuppa on arrival.

    I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. I am sorry you didn’t find the footpaths close to the cottage around the village or on Martin Down Nature Reserve. They are shown on the Ordnance Survey map on the wall in the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful and well maintained property, felt very at home here and would definitely recommend"

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Pippin. It's always lovely to hear how much a guest has enjoyed their stay and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachaelFeb 2022

  • "The cottage is deoorated and furnished to a high standard in a great location."

    The beds in particular are very comfortable and the wood burning stove provides a cosy and welcoming environment. It was spotlessly clean and the owners had gone to the length of baking a cake for ua as a welcoming gift.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay at Pippin. We would love to welcome you back in the future - especially with the nicer weather! Thank you once again for providing us with your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage, absolutely everything one could need supplied."

    A lovely wood burner makes the winter experience very cosy. The cottage was warm and inviting. The room next door is great for kids to enjoy, table tennis and games etc. The village is quiet but friendly, we visited the church and the village shop is helpful, however main shops are quite far, so go prepared. A lovely stay, and Kathy the owner left us a beautiful home made cake to enjoy. Our dog Bayley enjoyed his walks on the downs which are about 15mins walk away or 5mins in the car.

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JosephineNov 2021

  • "Owner (Cathy) very helpful."

    Provided a delicious cake on arrival and a dog chew ( I dont know if that was delicious but our dog seemed to think so. Very pretty villageans Salisbury and Shaftesbury excellent.

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2021

  • "A clock would be nice to have"

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay. We will pass on your comments to the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaureenJul 2021

  • "The accommodation is very clean and comfortable, with many extra, much-appreciated touches such as a homemade cake and really plush towels."

    The beds are very comfortable too. The pretty little garden is very private and secure for our dog. The nearby meadow nature reserve is beautiful and we loved walking her there. Martin village is very picturesque and the village shop is surprisingly well-stocked, but it’s a shame there’s no pub within walking distance. It was also unfortunate for us that the games room was closed due to COVID, but that couldn’t be helped. All in all, we loved our stay and will probably return!

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave your comments on Pippin. We would love for you to return to Pippin in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • "Excellent place to stay and explore the New Forest ."

    Quiet and peaceful .All you need for a relaxing holiday .

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "Beautiful, clean and welcoming little cottage in a lovely village."

    Great spot as a base for countless walks and day trips.

    Reviewed by EllenApr 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at the Pippin Cottage."

    The cottage is very well equipped, you can find everything you will need to cook a meal in the kitchen. The house was clean, the bed was very comfortable and the fireplace was an extra (logs were provided too!) especially we had a few cold days outside during our stay. I loved the peace that surrounded the house it was perfect for relaxation and there are some amazing walks around Martin you don't even need to go to the New Forest! I highly recommended the Pippin and hope to return during the summertime too, thank you very much Cathy!

    We are pleased to hear you had a lovely holiday at Pippin Cottage and despite the cold were able to experience the local walks. We would love to welcome you back in the Summer! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatalinDec 2020

  • "One of the most peaceful village locations we have ever stayed in"

    Reviewed by JimOct 2020

  • "Not suitable for 4 adults, suitable for 2 children and two adults."

    Only one toilet roll ? No dishwasher tablets No shopping facilities nearby for people that stay for more than 2 days,very sparse choice. All lampshades were dirty and dusty. Expel air in bathroom was completely clogged up ... Having to strip all bedding and empty all bins ? No games room available, understandable due to covid ,although owner should have made us aware of this and reduced price,especially as it was in half term week and prices were massively increased. A shame as all these valid points could be easily rectified...apart from the village "shop"

    Thank you for your feedback, we will pass your comments onto the owner. The owner takes all feedback very seriously and will address the points raised. The property is self catering and due to current conditions to safe guard all parties we ask that rubbish is removed from the property into the bins provided, that the beds are stripped and the shared games room is closed. We are sorry if this caused any inconvenience to you and your party. Hideaways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JillOct 2020

  • "A great place to stay , in a pretty setting ."

    Delicious cake on arrival . Very comfortable .

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2020

  • "The cottage is roomy , everything you need very peaceful totally enclosed garden brilliant for dogs."

    The village is beautiful that pippin is set in with lots of walks including martin down s nature reserve only a walk away . The cake the owner left for us was gorgeous a lovely touch. Highly reccomend you won t be disappointed

    Thank you for such lovely feedback we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Pippen and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeanetteAug 2020

  • "It was a lovely property and we had a wonderful time."

    The location was fantastic and a great base for exploring the Hampshire Downs, New Forest and Dorset coastline. The only point I would like to make is that I think it was a little disappointing that we could not enter the property until 6pm on our day of arrival. I totally understand the current situation with Covid-19 and the extra cleaning that needs to take place but I didn't really feel that an awful lot of cleaning had taken place. Don't get me wrong, it was clean and pleasant but not entirely sure everywhere was sanitised. We stripped beds on departure, as requested, which was fine and this included bagging up duvets, pillows and towels. This would have saved the cleaner a good half an hour. Please don't see this as a criticism though or a lack of understanding on my behalf, it's just a little frustrating to lose a day of a much needed holiday. However, we would definitely return to this property.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "Pippin was perfect for a post lockdown holiday, well laid out and equipped for a family stay."

    The location was great in a quiet village with good access to local countryside and the New Forest. Cathy was a great host and really helpful. The cake on arrival was a lovely thought. Thank you!

    Thank you for your feedback regarding Pippin. We always welcome feedback from our guests and it's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "We wanted to stay somewhere close to the Martin Down nature reserve which we'd stopped at for a walk the previous year."

    I hadn't realised how close the cottage is to the reserve. You can walk there from the door along a quiet lane in about 15 mins. The cottage is very light, airy, open plan, and well equipped. My sister booked the adjoining cottage (Russet) so we were able to enjoy time together and yet still had our separate space. There is a village shop run by fantastic volunteers and we bought most of what we needed there. The village is very pretty, full of thatched cottages. We used this week to catch up with family after a long time apart, relax and walk, so hardly used the car at all, though I know there's plenty to do a bit further afield.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Pippin. It's always lovely to hear how much our guests have enjoyed staying. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2020

  • "Beautifully clean stylish cottage in a great location."

    Parking is a real bonus and worth the walk into the centre.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with really well thought out elements."

    Everything was there that you needed, and kitchen appliances were well stocked! Lovely to have the games room available as well.

    Reviewed by ChantalNov 2019

  • "It was the perfect venue for all our family to met up."

    The games room was great fun and meant there was lots of room for us all to sit around the table. It was a wet and cold weekend but the log fires made it really cosy. Great that we could bring the dogs too - being located right on the downs meant we could easily walk the dogs without needing a car. The perfect weekend. Thank you.

    Thank you for your comments on Pippin Cottage and we are pleased to hear you had the perfect weekend! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndyOct 2019

  • "Just brilliant, more than expected."

    Kitchen facilities better than expected and they thought of everything. With the time we reached there we did not need anything as all equipped. Beds very comfortable Very private location if you enjoy the peace, which we enjoyed Very dog friendly wherever we visited Great Holiday location Met Claire on the Saturday as she was around and very very welcoming. We are wanting to back around Easter

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2019

  • "We loved the position of the accommodation and its privacy."

    It was spotlessly clean and very well appointed, plenty of towels and kitchen equipment etc. The beds were extremely comfortable. I have recently had major surgery but slept very well. We particularly liked the lovely natural garden and facilities for eating out of doors. Lastly, the cake which we discovered on our arrival was absolutely delicious! A really lovely touch. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone and intend to come again and bring our dogs who will love it there. We had a delightful week-end.

    Reviewed by AndyMay 2019

  • "We loved staying at Pippin!"

    The weather was glorious, the village was picture postcard and Cathy was very friendly and helpful. We were treated to a delicious home made sponge and all the comforts of home. The cottage is ideally situated for the New Forest and all the local pubs are dog friendly...

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2019

  • "Nice cottage good location Tv too small to far away from sitting area very basic channels"

    Reviewed by GeoffApr 2019

  • "This short break to Pippin Cottage was just what we needed to relax and recharge our batteries, everything we needed was there and the wonderful weather meant we could enjoy the sun also."

    Thankyou to the owner for the lovely victoria sponge cake she left on the counter for us, we will definately come back and look to book Russett cottage next door also so more family could come with us.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2019

  • "Peaceful location on the very edge of the New Forest."

    The cottage was light, airy, spacious enough for our family of 3 plus our large dog. Loved the powerful shower and the outdoor space. Beds reasonably comfy. Plenty of storage. Community shop was stocked with essentials. Enjoyed using the communal pool table. Delicious cake on arrival was a welcome treat after a long drive. We have visited the New Forest before and would recommend Beaulieu Car Museum. On this visit highlights were Knoll Beach, bike riding in Brockenhurst and archery at Insight Activities. Make the most of Martin Downs on the doorstep of the cottage, to walk the dog here each morning was a fab start to the day. Would recommend the cottage for a comfortable stay in Hampshire.

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2019

  • "Excellent weekend,everything was great and accommodation superb."

    Welcome pack had everything you could possibly need. Many thanks to the owner.

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, well appointed, wood burner keeps you very warm."

    Excellent layout inside the cottage and great to sit outside in the sun in privacy. Lovely base for cycling as its nearly all flat. Great produce at the village shop and excellent food and service at the Compasses Inn at the end of the Damerham Road. The Martin Downs great for cycling and walking, very child friendly. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2018

  • "Nice location away from it all, great cottages with bonus of games room for communal gatherings between two cottages."

    Well equipped, would stay again. Suited both our 8 yr old daughter and 6 month old puppy, as well as retired in-laws next door!!

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor July 01

  • "Had everything we needed."

    The fenced in garden was ideal for our dog and the games room was a bonus when we entertained friends who have children.


  • "What a great stay - such a warm and comfortable cottage."

    Midgley Family

  • "Four families came to celebrate our silver and my sister's Ruby wedding anniversaries."

    The two separate cottages and barn accommodated all 11 of us, with the use of two put-u-up settees. We used the dining and kitchen area of one of the cottages for the children to eat and it meant that there was still some living space for other adults wanting a retreat! The children loved to watch the farm animals, but were a little wary of the dogs! Each cottage is well equipped as is the barn, with TVs in the cottages but not in the main barn. The barn area has a lovely long table and benches allowing us all to share the days activities with our meals, but perhaps one small point is that sitting 8 adults on the sofa was a bit cosy! The position of the cottages gives you easy easy access to the sea and all that you find in the New Forest. The owner provided an additional service of a three course meal to end our celebrations, which I would highly recommend. This was a perfect retreat for a lovely family celebration. Thanks to Cathy, the owner for all your help to make this a most enjoyable stay.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful and tranquil village."

    A good, central place for visiting many attractions. Thank you for the delicious cake on arrival.

    Walton Family

  • "Absolutely brilliant."

    So nice to have found a location where you can chill out the minute you step through the door.

    Mr & Mrs Eaton

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Pippin in Spring half term."

    Frosty and bitterly cold outside, but with the underfloor heating the children were running around with no socks on inside. The apartment is thoughtfully designed, with lots of space, and a well thought-out kitchen. The area is fantastic for exploring, with masses to do, even in the dead of winter. We had lovely days out in Salisbury, Mudeford, the New Forest and Hengistbury Head. Would love to return one day, hopefully to take advantage of the adjoining property and middle room.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Just what we were looking for - clean, comfortable, well equipped, excellent beds, plenty of hot water, underfloor heating, reliable Wi-Fi connection, the list goes on."

    \ Arrived to find that the owner Cathy had left us a delicious cake, lovely gesture to start our stay. A great deal of thought has gone into providing all that is needed for you to enjoy a carefree break in peaceful surroundings - you even have use of a games room next door with pool table and facilities to dine in if you wish or you can just sit outside in the private garden, enjoy a drink and use the barbecue provided.\ Highly recommended - so much so we've extended our stay and by the way, our Labrador couldn't have been happier in this delightful countryside location.\ Nigel, Angie & Chelsea (the Labrador ! )

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor October 12

  • "Lovely location."

    The village is like a chocolate box photo. Both cottages were ideal. Will definitely recommend to others. The cake was rather tasty too. Thank you.

    Joanne Cogger And Gordon Smith And Family

  • "We booked both Pippin and Russet for a family holiday."

    They had everything we needed for a self catering break. The games room shared between cottages was great for the family to wind down in after a busy day visiting the local attractions. The beds were incredibly comfortable, the rooms were easy to keep clean and tidy. The cake on arrival was wonderful. I would recommend both cottages to anyone. Thank you.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Comfy, well-appointed cottage."

    Really enjoyed our short stay. Food at The Rose and Thistle was outstanding.

    The Middletons

  • "We have stayed in lots of cottages over the years and I must say that this is definitely one of the best."

    Everything was very clean and tidy. Everything we wanted was provided. The little kitchen is very well thought out and made cooking a pleasure. In response to a previous review I would just like to say that the extraction hood was clean and worked, the windows sparkled, the washing machine drawer was spotless!!! We all slept like logs every night and were warm and toasty - under floor heating being very effective. Beds very comfortable and the little twin room was perfect for our children (8 & 10) a little dark during the day but we weren't on the doorstep of the New forest to spend the day in bed!! Fantastically located for exploring and very private. WiFi / mobile service was a bit shaky but that suited us as we were enjoying our escape from normal life! We highly recommend these cottages and hope to return with extra family next time so that we can have both cottages and the centre area.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Very good"


  • "Well equipped and comfortable cottage."


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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x kingsize double bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Family bathroom with WC, separate shower over bath
  • Living area
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen.
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas hob, microwave, oven, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • 1 king size double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Between Pippin the adjoining property Russet, there is a large communal barn comprising of a sitting area with L-Shaped sofa, and woodburning stove, games area with pool table, a dining area with table and seating
  • Cot and highchair provided
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Two small well behaved dogs or 1 large dog welcome
  • Shop 0.25 miles, pub 3.7 miles.

The property

Pippin is a ground floor, semi-detached cottage in Martin, Hampshire.

It has high ceilings and has been tastefully modernised with excellent furnishings and high ceilings which give a light and spacious feel to the property.

It is perfect for friends and small families. Inside you will find an open plan living room with a wood burning stove, a dining area and fitted kitchen.

It has underfloor heating for those winter months.

They have one king-size bedroom and one twin bedroom with a separate family bathroom and WC. Outside you will find a private garden with a Cotswold stone pathway, housed with garden furniture and a barbecue.

There is a communal barn to the side of the property which acts as a sitting area and games room.

It has an L shaped sofa, pool table and an extra kitchen and dining area which is open for guests to use free of charge. The property is surrounded by stunning countryside views with excellent opportunities for walking, riding and cycling.

Martin is a community village with stores and a daily food market.

There are many pubs, including The Compasses Inn in Damerham, a few miles away.

It also has a church of Norman origins.

The property is close to Martin Down, a large area of chalk downland which supports a huge range of wild flowers, birds and butterflies.

It has been named a National Nature Reserve. Fordingbridge is a nearby traditional Hampshire town on the banks of the River Avon, and offers a good mix of shops, pubs and restaurants, a small museum of local history and a display of original work by the artist Augustus John, who lived here for many years.

The medieval Great Bridge, with seven graceful arches, is a major feature of the town. Pippin is an excellent cottage for those family breaks. Please note due to COVID 19 government restrictions the Communal Barn will be closed until further notice.

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About the location


Salisbury 11 miles; Bournemouth 18 miles.

Fordingbridge is a traditional Hampshire town on the banks of the River Avon, and offers a good mix of shops, pubs and restaurants, a small museum of local history and a display of original work by the artist Augustus John, who lived here for many years. The medieval Great Bridge, with seven graceful arches, is a major feature of the town. The immediate area is a wonderful place for visitors, with its beautiful scenery, nature havens, cycleways and welcoming people. Fordingbridge is conveniently situated for the magnificent cathedral city of Salisbury to the north, and the super seaside resort of Bournemouth to the south. The stunning New Forest National Park is only 1.5 miles from the town, where you can explore thousands of acres of moor, heath and woodland frequented by wild ponies, and dotted with quaint villages and country pubs. Within a short drive is the magnificent Elizabethan manor house at Breamore, as well as the New Forest Water Park, and a trip to Beaulieu, home of the National Motor Museum is not to be missed. This is a great location for exploring this picturesque and interesting area.

Region Information

Please note £25 charge per pet.

Please note due to COVID 19 government restrictions the Communal Barn will be closed until further notice.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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