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Russet

(Ref. 988894)

Martin, Dorset Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • 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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85 Customer Reviews

  • "Pleasant accommodation, well fenced, safe garden for the dog, Cake was award winning"

    Reviewed by Ann4.7May 2024

  • "Nice accommodation and friendly host."

    1 or 2 minor things conveyed to the owner require attention. Apart from that 5 star. Good size secure garden even for small dog.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Apr 2024

  • "Lovely setting for the accommodation, nice to have a private garden."

    Cleaned to a high standard enjoyed having the use of the games room. Enjoyed the walks with our dog. What a lovely cake waiting for us from the owner, thank you it was much appreciated, hope to book again.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed the setting and the garden and made good use of the facilities. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is a lovely space for 2 people with a great kitchen."

    We prefer to self cater and this was very easy to do in Russet. The open plan space works well for relaxing in and there are lots of walks and nature surrounding you to enjoy. We had a great week and would definitely consider returning to stay again.

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the space in Russet. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Mar 2024

  • "Arrived to find a warm, clean and cosy cottage with a well stocked wood store for the fire and a cake on the table to have with our cuppa."

    Close to Salisbury where we had a great day out after a bracing walk with the dogs at the nature reserve around the corner. A magical weekend and we are both totally relaxed.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are very pleased that you had a cosy comfortable stay. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2024

  • "Russet is a beautiful cottage set back in a perfect, quiet, quintessential country village."

    We had a lovely week, taking the dog for walks from Russet up onto Martin Down. Found most of the places we wanted to go to were approximately 30 minutes from Russet which was ideal. Harley, our four legged family member settled into Russet straight away, as did we. It was warm and quiet. We would sit ànd listen to a owl in the evenings and look at all the feathered visitors to the garden during the day. We would definitely come back if you'd have us. Oh and the cake was gorgeous thank you so much. Gary and Sue xx

    Dear Gary and Sue - many thanks for this lovely review which is much appreciated. We're delighted that you and Harley enjoyed your stay and made the most of the location. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is our second stay and we have booked again for next year."

    It is a comfortable cottage in a beautiful village.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic property had everything you need."

    So peaceful and relaxing. Our dog felt so at home and was very grateful of the little treat left for him as were we with the gorgeous cake on our arrival. Would definitely recommend and hope to return again.

    Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at Russet. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed."

    A very nice cake was left for us and there were even biscuits for our dog. The garden was very secure for our dog and very pleasant to sit in. My husband did find the access from our car to the cottage difficult across a stone path but managed with his mobility scooter. There was also a well equipped games room that was shared withe the adjoining cottage for anyone interested in using it.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Sep 2023

  • "We found Russet ideal ,the location for visiting the area was great."

    We had all the necessities for living home from home. It was clean and tidy

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such lovely feedback on your stay at Russet. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time away and hope to welcome you again one day in the future. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our second time at Russet and it is lovely, very comfortable, cosy and in a peaceful location."

    Having a dog it's a great place for walks with the Nature reserve 5 mins away , woods and beaches not too far. Only problem for us this time was due to the sheep in the paddock directly opposite. Our dog is a rescue Whippet Patterdale cross and due to the terrier in her she was constantly barking at the sheep so I will check next time with Cathy( who is great), if the paddock is in use. Our fault as it's summer and our last stay was in the Winter and it was empty So maybe check if you have a dog with similar tendencies. The garden is a fabulous very private place to sit and relax and the Buddleia and butterflies were a joy . Highly recommended .

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such lovely feedback on your stay at Russet. We hope that Dog was able to enjoy some time away despite the sheep, and we look forward to one day welcoming you again! Best wishes, HideAways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhona4.7Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic setting in an idyllic village so quiet could only here birds singing ,cottage was well equipped"

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you had a relaxing stay. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable and peaceful accommodation idyllic village very relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jun 2023

  • "Great accommodation, some dimmer switches are faulty and 1 bedside light not ..."

    Great accommodation, some dimmer switches are faulty and 1 bedside light not working but this did not detract from a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Jeffery4.7Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, quiet area and very well thought out cottage."

    The underfloor heating was lovely as the nights are still very cool. The log fire although we only used it once was so warm and comforting. The setting is wonderful and the garden was very nice. Martin village is a great place for a base and we loved the NNR just down the road. The new forest nearby is stunning. All in all a great holiday thank you. ps the army helicopters were fun to watch flying over now and again.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We're so glad you loved the cottage and found it to be warm and comfortable, and also enjoyed the garden and local amenities. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Apr 2023

  • "The property was very comfortable and warm and we enjoyed our stay."

    However we left a day earlier because of the following problems - my husband had a recent fall, I could not take the wheelchair up to the cottage because of the gravel stones and therefore he struggled somewhat. Therefore I would not recommend it for disabled access. There are no handrails in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.1Apr 2023

  • "Just perfect for us and the dog."

    Everything we needed.

    We're delighted you, and your dog, enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really couldn’t fault this beautiful cottage."

    Everything we needed was there to make this a memorable stay. Great scenic walks for our dogs right on the doorstep too. Would highly recommend and I’m sure we will be back.

    Thank you for providing us with such lovely feedback on your stay. We are so glad to hear that both yourselves and your dogs enjoyed your retreat at Russet! We can't wait to welcome you back soon! Best wishes, Hideaways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Very well equipped with everything I needed. Wifi a bit patchy but possibly to be expected in such a rural location. Cathy was very helpful with any queries. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely review. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay and loved the location too. I have put in a mesh WiFi extender system which has hopefully resolved any WiFi issues. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Cathy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fay4.7Feb 2023

  • "I'm sorry but the cottage isn't like it's mentioned on the website, the underfloor heating didn't work which meant I had to have the woodburner on all the time I was in there."

    The bathroom floor was filthy as well as the bottom of the shower, the front door didn't shut properly. I ended up coming home a day early because it was so cold in the cottage.

    I am sorry you didn't contact me or Hideaways regarding your concerns whilst staying. The heating does work and could have been adjusted if requested and likewise the abundant supply of free logs for the woodburner replenished if required. The limestone tiles and grouting were deep steam cleaned earlier this month and cleaned as normal prior to your arrival. Thank you for drawing my attention to the door handle which I am sure can be easily resolved. I hope you and your dog enjoyed the wonderful nearby walks whilst staying. Best wishes Cathy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steph1.9Feb 2023

  • "I had lovely stay as did my little elderly dog Rufus."

    In a beautiful very friendly village. The 'barn' had everything we needed. If anything the underfloor heating was a bit his and miss, couldn't use the controls so I had to rely on the log burner as it was freezing outside. I got through all the remaining wood during my stay to keep warm. Apart from that, we took a trip down to Bournemouth on a lovely if crisp sunny day, about 35 min drive and a walk on the beach. A 15 min drive to the New Forest and a 2 min walk to the village shop, which is open twice a day 9-10.30am and 4.30-6pm Mon-Fri and Sat morning only. About a 5min drive to Fordingbridge. For dog owners there is a lovely walk through the church grounds and through the neighbouring fields. I did get a supermarket delivery but give directions for the driver as the post code includes all the properties around that area. For anyone who likes military aviation you may get to see Apache helicopters fly overhead from Middle Wallop army base near Andover.

    Thank you Lynda for your lovely feedback which is much appreciated. We are delighted that you (and Rufus!) enjoyed your stay at Russet and managed to keep warm during such a cold spell. More logs and help with the controls would have been easily solved if Cathy had known. We look forward to welcoming you again. Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda4.4Jan 2023

  • "Lovely warm comfortable property which ticked lots of boxes."

    Not many places have all of the following... Space, comfort, cosiness, very good woodburner with logs supplied, great rural location, peaceful, private, fully enclosed dog proof garden, well equipped, dishwasher and washing machine, games room, extra large comfortable bed, great shower, amazing deep luxurious bath and a delicious homemade cake.. the list goes on. We had a couple of small hiccups which Cathy attended to fully and immediately. For us two things made it a 9 out of 10.We hate TV's on the wall and this one is particularly high up and very uncomfortable to watch. We like to watch a film in these dark evenings and it was difficult to get comfortable (we are 70 & 71) so maybe its an age thing. Also the Wifi wasn't very efficient during our week which may effect your stay. If you are going this time if year two things to be aware if are that in the dark its not that clear where it is from the directions(obvious in daylight). Drive on past the white barred gate and not through it like we did! Also you cannot park close to the property to unpack and have to take your things up in a wheeled trolley in the dark (so take a torch). Although this was a little annoying this soon passed on entering Russet and seeing how lovely it was. (TV aside) We had a very relaxing comfortable week and Cathy was lovely would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this comprehensive feedback which is much appreciated. I'm delighted that you found the property so comfortable and welcoming. Thank you also for bringing some issues to my attention. I should say that there have been no previous comments about the wifi and that the path lighting is already scheduled to be upgraded when the electrician can do it. Best wishes Cathy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhona4.1Nov 2022

  • "Great cottage , need heatproof gloves for the log burner."

    Thank you for your feedback. As a result there are now heatproof gloves for the woodburner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffery5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage and location were just as I'd hoped."

    It was a lovely comfortable barn, everything was provided and easy. Cathy made a wonderful cake which was great as we both had birthdays. We enjoyed walks in the New Forest with our dog despite the weather and had nice meals at pubs. Thank you so much Cathy.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We're so glad that you (and your dog) enjoyed the cottage and the location. We hope to welcome you again. Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Nov 2022

  • "Russet Barn is very cosy and well equipped."

    Our dogs loved the enclosed garden (even our miniature dachshund couldn't get out!) and we loved the games room. We would definitely recommend it and would go back there in the future.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Oct 2022

  • "Great little cottage with everything that was needed."

    One small gripe was that the bbq was left in a filthy condition by previous occupants and obviously not checked afterwards. However, I would recommend this property to anyone because of its location and if I was younger then I would certainly consider the motorway journey to return.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad that you liked the property. We are sorry that the barbecue was not left in a clean condition, this will be passed on to the owner. We hope that you enjoyed your stay and the local area. Best wishes Hideaways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Sep 2022

  • "A very nice and well furnished property."

    We are glad that you were pleased with Russet and hope you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Hideaways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Comfortable, clean, peaceful, well equipped, spacious enough for two."

    Good sized bathroom with a powerful shower. The garden furniture was much appreciated to be able to enjoy the sunny garden. Locals were friendly and helpful. Great walks from the door. The homemade cake on arrival was a lovely touch. Suggestions: a small footstool to put your feet up after long walks, a pizza wheel and pizza tray. Also, a small outdoor table to go between the two sun loungers. Would recommend this property if you are looking for a relaxing break.

    Thank you for this lovely review and we're delighted that you enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing break, and managed to make the most of the surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patsy5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely location, very peaceful, perfect enclosed garden for the dogs,only slight ..."

    Lovely location, very peaceful, perfect enclosed garden for the dogs,only slight criticism is no little window in bedroom to facilitate an air flow through the night,wasn't comfortable leaving the door ajar all night, otherwise perfect stay

    Thank you for giving us your feedback which is much appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed the location and the dogs were happy in the garden. We hope to welcome you again. Hideaways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicky4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay had everything you need and more,we arrived on the hottest day and the dog's was Very hot and we asked Kathy if she had a fan and she found one and promptly brought it round to us,the bed's were really comfortable,the only downside would be the TV it could do with updating to a smart TV."

    Ps the cake on arrival was lovely.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and we're glad you found Russet comfortable for your stay during the hot weather. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week at Russet cottage."

    Nice quiet location in a picturesque village ideally situated for trips around the New Forest and the south coast. Russet cottage had everything we needed and a secure garden for our dog to explore. Would definitely recommend.

    Amazing to hear you had a lovely relaxing week at the cottage and liked the nice quiet location in the village. Pleased the cottage had everything you needed and your dog was able to explore the garden. Thank you so much for the recommendation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    The home made cake was lovely. Very peaceful quiet area as well Have no complaints about our stay at all

    Thank you for providing this lovely feedback and we're delighted that you had an enjoyable and peaceful stay. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Little out of the way and nothing in the village but it was a lovely peaceful stay and much needed rest. My Springer loved the garden it was safe for the dog

    Thank you so much for your feedback and we're delighted that you (and your dog) had a peaceful and relaxing stay at Russet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    It had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday, including a lovely homemade cake to greet us. It had a really comfy bed, it was very well equipped and had a lovely garden to sit in and watch the wildlife. We were lucky to see a barn owl on several occasions. No traffic noise, no people, just birdsong. Perfect! We will definitely be returning.

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We're so glad that your stay was so relaxing and peaceful and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2022

  • "We couldn’t fault this place it had everything we needed was in a great ..."

    We couldn’t fault this place it had everything we needed was in a great location for walking the dog on the edge of martin down , was quiet picturesque and and Cathy had even provided us a cake and milk for our arrival - fabulous place already planning to return Peter and Angela April 2022

    Thank you so much for this review and we're delighted you (and your dog) enjoyed your stay. You will always be welcome when you wish to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely location in a beautiful and quiet rural village."

    Martin Down nature reserve is on the doorstep for walks and the New Forest is easy to drive to. The cottage was everything we needed to stay comfortably with our dog. There was a cake waiting for us & all the amenities on hand to ensure we didn’t need to bring anything but our clothes and toiletries. We loved it!!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and we're glad that you (and your dog!) enjoyed your stay at Russet. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Would book again"

    Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roland5.0Apr 2022

  • "Russet had everything we could’ve have wanted for our stay, the place was clean and well presented."

    The location is perfect for peaceful evenings whilst still having areas such as the New Forest within a short drive. Cathy was a brilliant host ensuring both people and pups were welcome, we had a slight issue with the heating initially but Cathy was there straight away to deal with that for us. There were welcome packs for people and pups on arrival which really helped the home from home feel, I would happily stay here again!

    We are thrilled to hear that you had a delightful time at Russet, and enjoyed exploring the surrounding areas. Please do come again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable well equipped property."

    Great spot nice quiet pretty village, close the New Forest. Fab hosts, lovely cake and dog treats on arrival.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Russet. 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 Helen5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful, peaceful little place!"

    Cathy has thought of everything that you will need for your stay including wash-up liquid, dish cloth and tea towel. We needed nothing but our clothes, toiletries and food. We were welcomed with a lovely cake and chews for our pooches! Plenty of walks around the picturesque village and the locals are really friendly. We hope to return in the summer. The only slight negative was that the kitchen light didn't work but we got round that using the hob extractor fan light and dining room light.

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay hope that the your issue with the light did not impact your stay. We would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely and comfortable."

    We had everything we needed

    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 Linda5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a lovely week, the property is very well equipped and comfortable."

    It is perfect for a relaxing week in the New Forest.

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

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2021

  • "Yes Thank them for a lovely cottage with everything at hand plus a games room next door."

    Easy reach of many outings and pubs!!

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

    Reviewed by M5.0Oct 2021

  • "The property was cosy and homely,there was everything you could possibly want /need ."

    The bed was extremely comfy and the bed linen and towels felt very luxurious.The only criticism I have is the cupboards were full of glasses and crockery which was way too much for your needs so there wasn’t enough room to store food stuff you had brought yourself .The garden was great for our dog ( was nice to know that he couldn’t escape ) and was big enough that he could have a good run around .The cake that Mrs Featherstone left us was delicious and our dog appreciated his chew that was left for him too .All in all we had a lovely relaxing time and wouldn’t hesitate to book “ Russet” again

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and will pass on your suggestions for improvement to the owner. We look forward to welcoming you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Oct 2021

  • "We found the two settees most uncomfortable, ie too low, and one also too deep on the seat."

    We could have done with an empty cupboard in the kitchen for our own bits that we bought down with us. An extra standard lamp behind the settee would be most welcome. Other wise all was OK..

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you encountered during your stay and hope that these did not leave a lasting impact. Your suggestions for improvement will be passed onto the owner and we look forward to welcoming you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Oct 2021

  • "Everything was OK."

    Even the weather... A confortable stay in a lovely country. Very good too for our big dog !

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

    Reviewed by Olivier5.0Sep 2021

  • "An excellent little cottage, which in the current climate with a paucity of nice holiday lets in the UK, far exceeded our expectations for the price."

    The cottage is cosy, the garden is excellent (private and well equipped) and the owner Cathy was extremely friendly and even gave us a delicious cake. There is a games room shared with the neighbouring property with a mini pool table, table tennis table and a large selection of board games. The surrounding area is stunning and our little spaniel loved the endless surrounding fields to run around in. Stonehenge, Bournemouth, Poole, Lulworth Cove + Durdle Door as within an hour’s drive. We were allowed to check in early upon our arrival day which is probably why there were a few minor issues (like 1 toilet roll for a 5 day stay and the kitchen lights didn’t work), but this was easily forgivable. Overall it was a brilliant stay, would highly recommend the cottage and would certainly come and stay again the the future.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope that the issues that you encountered did not leave a lasting impact on your retreat. We would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rajiv4.7Sep 2021

  • "We have visited this cottage several times and always a delight to return"

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, its always great news when our clients visit more than once, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and always looking forward to welcoming you again and again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful holiday in russet ."

    But will not be booking again due to high letting fees .

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Russet. I'm sorry you feel our lettings fees are to high, but they are in accordance with other holiday cottages in the area for this period. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip3.8Jul 2021

  • "Peaceful"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2021

  • "Tis single story cottage was brilliant, light and bright and having everything n the level made it feel more spacious."

    Everything co-ordinated well, and it had everything we needed. It felt like a really private space, but wicious!

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Russet - it is comfortable and well equipped with a beautiful enclosed garden that our dog loved."

    The location is also perfect for daily visits to the New Forest, as well as peaceful evening walks in the Martin Down (only 5 minutes drive away). Highly recommended, and we hope to stay again in future.

    Thank you for highly recommending Russet and we hope you stay with us again in the near future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely location, really enjoyed our stay, dog friendly garden is a bonus."

    Reviewed by Pat4.4Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in Russet."

    The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable with a lovely surprise cake waiting for us when we arrived! The setting is perfect for a quiet relaxing holiday.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Jun 2021

  • "Such a warm welcome - amazing homemade cake and a chew for our dog Holly that took her 3 hours to eat :) Very homely and had everything we needed."

    Beautiful spot and less than an hours drive to everywhere and so plenty to do. Had a wonderful time and a much needed relaxing break away from it all!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Russet. It's wonderful to hear how much you and Holly enjoyed the stay. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage is in a gem in a sheltered private spot within the village."

    The garden catches the sun and has an attractive view. The barn is well layed out, warm, sunny and fantastically well kitted out. From utensils to vases to games the owner has really thought of everything. Perfect thought for a doggy too. Had a lovely week and would like to return.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Russet. It's always lovely to hear comments from our guests and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely little place, perfect for our first holiday with the Penny the pup, we were very comfortable and the place had everything we needed."

    The only feedback we'd give is the dishwasher didn't do a fantastic job but didn't really matter as there was only two of us. The cottage is in a good location to drive and see the sights in Dorset and the Martin Downs are on your doorstep if you want to stay local. The garden was great for the dog. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    We are pleased to hear you had a lovely stay at Russet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was so comfortable & in an ideal location."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "Having stayed at the Russet during one of the hottest August’s on record we spent the majority of the evenings relaxing and eating in the garden However the old garden furniture is incredibly uncomfortable."

    For future guests we would recommend taking two folding camping chairs to ensure your evenings are more comfortable. As for the two sun/reclining beds that are on the photographs, there is only one on site and it looks more like a feature in the garden rather than what you may choose to relax on. The property is idyllic and situated in delightful countryside away from the tourist areas on the south coast. The property was spotlessly clean and very welcoming.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay in Russet. We always value the feedback given by guests and will forward your suggestions onto the owner regarding the garden furniture. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "Russet is our perfect holiday accommodation."

    Its location, a short walk from the beautiful Martin Down, is superb. It has a lovely enclosed outdoor area and garden so we were able to let our dogs outside and relax without fear of them running off. It feels private and tucked away but was easy to find and is a good base for exploring the local area. The cottage is clean, comfortable, well-equipped and nicely furnished. The little touches that made all the difference were the cake and welcome note that greeted us on our arrival and the items left for the dogs - this was very thoughtful and made us feel genuinely welcomed. The fantastic weather was the icing on the cake! Thank you very much for a lovely week, we're already planning our return next year!

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Russet. It's always lovely to receive feedback about our guests stay and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2020

  • "Russet is ideal for a couple with a dog."

    Garden enclosed and safe. Everything to do with Russet is such high quality. The owner has put a lot of thought into what people need. It has been wonderful.

    We are glad you had a wonderful stay at Russet Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you would need , a perfect place to come and to escape from a busy city and relax in the peaceful countryside ."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very quiet and peaceful. If you follow the lane to bottom, you arrive at Martin heath a great place to walk dogs and enjoy the country side.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Jul 2019

  • "Lovely quiet barn conversion in good clean condition."

    Well equipped with plenty of appliances to enjoy a hassel free and relaxing holiday. Had really good weather so enjoyed using the sun loungers which were provided. Very friendly host who tried to rectify the two problems we had - broken blind and bathroom extractor but provided a wonderful home baked cake which was an unexpected 'extra'. Thank you Cathy. Plenty of interesting places to visit around the area so would certainly recommend this little gem hidden in the Hampshire countryside.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4May 2019

  • "Stayed for a wedding."

    Delightful spot and friends stayed next door. I couldn’t find a hair dryer.

    Reviewed by Magda5.0May 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage."

    However it has been in use for 6 years and maintenance has not been carried out. The pictures on the website were taken 6 years ago, the garden has been neglected, the garden furniture and all woodwork unpainted in that time. The property, towels and linen were all very clean, but toaster, sink tidy and cooking utensils require cleaning attention. There is surround sound, double ended bath, tealights and champagne bucket, but nowhere to store luggage. The bed is 6ft wide but the linen does not quite cover. Overall the property impresses but lacks comfort.

    Reviewed by Michael3.1May 2019

  • "Ideal place for a much needed chill out."

    Lots of places to visit. Places to eat, shop and fuel a fair distance. Excellent venue if you want to get away from it all. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Rosalie5.0Feb 2019

  • "This was in a lovely rural location with near by walking which was great, lovely village, The games room was a god send on a rainy day with the pool table ."

    .. Lovely and warm and very cosy little place, bed comfy, shower good, everything was spot on ... We will definitely recommend and return ...

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Nov 2018

  • "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 TV's 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.

    Guests' Review On TripAdvisor

  • "This was a fab cottage in a quiet village only 20 minutes from the centre of Salisbury."

    We used it as a base to visit a variety of places and had a brilliant two weeks. The cottage was lovely and clean and the facilities were great. Our grown daughters came to stay for a few days and we all had plenty of room. The outdoor garden was great for our dog and the middle room with the pool table gave us even more extra space and provided some great entertainment. The homemade cake on arrival was gorgeous and a lovely touch. Went to some fab country pubs for some lovely meals. Visited the Dorset coast several times which is lovely. Will return again.

    Guests' Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Had a lovely holiday in a gorgeous cottage."

    Thanks for the tasty cake - a very welcome delivery. We have been able to see our daughter who lives in Salisbury every day and were joined by our younger daughter for a few days! It was a fab. base for many days out - New Forest, the coast etc. Used the Dorset book a lot. Thank you.

    Mr & Mrs Davis

  • "Comfortable stay in a lovely country cottage - many thanks for the cake!"

    Mr & Mrs Ashfield

  • "The cottage we had was Russet, placed just on the edge of the New Forest and it enjoys a very quiet and tranquil setting."

    The cottage itself is very well equipped and spotless throughout. The little touches made it a 'Home from Home' from a welcome package upon arrival to the thoughtful basket of essentials that you always forget to bring or buy e.g. olive oil, spices and other niceties to garnish your cooking there. As a family of four we found it an ideal place to stay along with the location. Both the New Forest and the main road to Salisbury are within easy reach. We hope to visit again in the not too distant future.

    Guests' Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay in a clean, warm, cosy, beautiful and well equipped cottage."

    Really handy to have the barn too for my birthday.The cake was a delicious treat! Gorgeous location - Libby loved running through the Downs

    The Harrison Family

  • "Peaceful & perfect - all well equipped and very warm and comfortable."

    Hiring all three was perfect for our New Year; the games were a bonus. Thank you.

    Mrs Moore

  • "Lovely Cottage, beautiful area, great for dog walking."

    .. Cake was a welcome surprise - will return"

    Sutton Family

  • "This is a lovely barn conversion that caters for all your holiday needs."

    It's truly a home from home. The cottage is well presented, clean and has a lovely homely feel. The homemade cake on arrival was very welcome! The area is lovely. We went on some lovely walks. We will definitely return to the Russet.

    Guests' Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Just got home from a fantastic few days in Russet."

    Lovely warm, comfortable, beautiful little cottage. Lovely cake on arrival. Ideal for days out, so peaceful in a really sweet little village just 15 minutes outside Salisbury. We loved the big, deep bath....Bliss! Would highly recommend. Thank you so much!

    Guests' Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Great, quiet place to stay in a chocolate box village."

    Cottage very comfortable with all the amenities of home. Private, small garden perfect for relaxing and listening to the birds chorus in the morning or evening. Clean and welcoming, could not fault it in any way. Look forward to returning on later visits to Hampshire. We stayed with our two year old daughter and small dog, all had a good time.

    Guests' Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We stayed in Russet over Xmas for the 2nd consecutive year."

    It's a beautiful, quiet, cottage in a lovely location. Set in the pretty village of Martin, it provides a remote feeling but is close enough to Fordingbridge for supplies (co-op, tesco etc). Just 20 mins (roughly) to the New Forest and yet still close to Salisbury if you want city life. The owners get the personal touch just right; there if you need them but otherwise they leave you to enjoy your holiday. The middle cottage is great if you're in a bigger party or just fancy a game of pool. Very well stocked kitchen with everything you'd need. Cosy flooring (heated) and the log fire warms the whole cottage within minutes. A little gem :)

    Guests' Review On TripAdvisor

  • "I have just got back from a brilliant weekend at Russet."

    I completely forgot to write in the visitors' book, but just wanted to say how lovely and peaceful it was. Russet was a lovely clean open space living with plenty of room. Thank you so much for a great time. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    Natalie Martin

  • "Have just returned from a wonderful stay at Russet, with our dog and 15 month old daughter."

    Absolutely delighted on our arrival by the cottage, its location, our "neighbours" the sheep and the delicious homemade cake. A well planned, well equipped and very comfortable cottage in a simply lovely setting. Would definitely recommend and would definitely book again should we return to the New Forest.

    Guests' Review On TripAdvisor

  • "A pleasure to be the first visitors to Russet - lovely welcome, scrummy cake, peaceful cottage and warm floors!"

    The Danks Family

  • "We have had a very lovely, relaxing long weekend away."

    The cottage was perfect - just the getaway we needed

    Guests At Russet

  • "Gorgeous cottage just recently renovated."

    Everything you could possibly ask for and more. Homemade cake on arrival. 'Bits and Bobs' basket with essentials provided. Lovely beds and bedding (important to me!). Don't let the idea of sleeping on the sofa bed put you off - it's very comfortable and big. Large clean bathroom. Good base for exploring New Forest. Lovely view of the paddock with ponies. Shared games room an excellent bonus. BBQ available. Fenced off outside area. Can't fault anything really.

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One super king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area, sitting area with wood burning stove
  • Note: This property can be booked together with Pippin which can accommodate up to 4 additional guests, with both properties accommodating 6 guests in total.
  • Central heating with underfloor heating and wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Communal barn with sitting area, games area, dining area and kitchen area
  • Two small well-behaved dogs or 1 large dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.25 miles, pub 3.7 miles.

The property

Russet is a ground floor, semi-detached barn conversion located in Martin, Hampshire.

It has been refurbished and its light décor makes for a welcoming and homely feel.

It is perfect for couples. There is a spacious open-plan living room with a dining area and fitted kitchen with a wood burning stove.

It has one super king-size bedroom with a door that leads out to the garden and a separate bathroom and WC.

They have a private garden with a stone pathway, landscaped lawn area with garden furniture and a barbecue provided.

The property also has a large communal barn which acts as a sitting area with a wood burning stove and a pool table.

Extra dining and kitchen facilities are also included.

It is a short drive to Fordingbridge on the banks of the River Avon.

It has many independent stores, restaurants and local pubs.

New Forest National Park offers many outdoor activities such as walking, cycling and riding.

For beach trips, head to the South Hampshire and Dorset coastline.

Also popular are places such as Stonehenge, Stourhead Gardens and Longleat Safari Park, all within driving distance. 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. Russet is the ultimate choice for couple’s retreat.

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About the location

FORDINGBRIDGE

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.

Note: This property can be booked together with Pippin which can accommodate up to 4 additional guests, with both properties accommodating 6 guests in total.


Please note £25 charge per pet.


Please note the games room is in a shared communal area, for all guests to enjoy.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas