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North Gorley near Fordingbridge, Hampshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "This our third visit to Larkrise with our dogs and we love it."

    Good walks and pubs pn your doorstep and Alex can’t do enough to make your stay memorable.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2024

  • "It was lovely to wake in the morning and see the mist that hung over the fields and return after a day out away from bury traffic and noise."

    The property is a home from home and we settled in straight away. Thought has been given to the choice of equipment and the conservatory being south facing but with a sun reflecting roof was a bonus. We didn’t realise on booking that there was a paddock attached and when the sun was cooling our dog enjoyed chasing her ball and sniff adventuring. Would recommend and also hope to return.

    Reviewed by Joan4.7May 2024

  • "A lovely holiday home in a wonderful setting."

    Extremely clean and comfortable and welcoming. Felt like home. The dog loved the garden and lots of wildlife nearby, I.e. deer,ponies and donkeys. Lovely to wake up to the birdsong too.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2024

  • "We loved our short stay at Larkrise."

    Lovely house in a beautiful area. It was clean and comfortable, with absolutely everything you could need. Lovely garden with some great views. A great base for exploring the New Forest, we loved seeing the horses and cows too! Highly recommend to anyone looking to visit the area.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property is located in a very secluded and quiet area."

    Spacious with three bedrooms there is more than enough space for a large family. The house is well presented and clean. The garden is large with several naturally kept lawned areas. Surrounded by wildlife we saw ponies, horses, cows and birds. Deer were seen in the adjoining paddock and in the garden. Open walks over Newforest scrub land to the right and up the hilll a few minutes away. Amazing relaxing place to stay

    Reviewed by Dee4.7Sep 2023

  • "Very nice place to stay, quiet but still close to major routes."

    Lovely garden and nice view. Larkrise had everything we needed, it was nice to find milk in the fridge and the welcome pack of snacks.

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Jun 2023

  • "We all had a wonderful time, lovely cottage and grounds."

    A perfect setting for exploring the forest and surrounding areas!

    Reviewed by Christa5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the New Forest."

    Appreciated the warning about the steep exterior steps but didn’t realise just how high they both were as my elderly mother was not able to use them - handrails would be a huge improvement. The exterior wall lights both at the front and rear of the cottage were not working. There is a panic alarm button at the foot of the stairs in the hallway which I inadvertently pressed when holding on to which set off the main alarm system. There is no warning notice to inform guests and I wonder how many other guests have pressed it by mistake? It rung for five hours before I plucked up the courage to find the alarm control box to switch the system off again. Sorry to the neighbours for the loud noise. Overall an enjoyable visit made specially by the large herd of deer visiting each day. We will return again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2023

  • "Great location to explore the new forest area ."

    The cottage was in a very quiet and idyllic location with all the facilities required for a weeks relaxing stay

    Reviewed by Carl4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely peaceful location."

    Just a 5 minute walk took us to a lovely area with wild donkeys and ponies.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2022

  • "Good location quit viliger and nice room very clean"

    Reviewed by Guoxin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, thank you!"

    Reviewed by Rohan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely, well-equipped cottage in a beautiful part of the world."

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable property in a great quiet location."

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Jun 2022

  • "Good sized house with well fitted kitchen."

    Rather small beds. Good overall cleaningness but horrible downstairs carpets full of dogs fur. Amazing garden with lots of blossoming flowers and herbs. Stunning views from the windows. Bike shed prooved very handy. Great location, very peaceful and quiet. Great for exploring new forest. Friendly pub serving deliscious food few minutes walk.

    Reviewed by Kasia4.7May 2022

  • "The property was perfect for what we needed."

    It was clean and tidy had all the amenities we needed and the welcome pack was a lovely touch. The views were amazing and waking up to birds tweeting away was delightful! Would definitely go back in the future. Thank you for letting us use your lovely home

    Reviewed by Will4.7May 2022

  • "We found the paddock very useful for exercising the dog."

    The crockery and the towels and bedding and furnishing were of a good standard. Very handy welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Gloria5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely property in good location."

    Well equipped for preparing meals. comfortable beds and downstairs accommodation. 1 × double 1 x 3/4 bed and 1 single.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jul 2021

  • "This was our second stay at Larkrise and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves again."

    A peaceful tranquil setting with open forest nearby. A short drive to Fordingbridge & Ringwood with Salisbury only a little further afield.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely and spacious bungalow with beautiful surroundings."

    Downside is that it could feel a bit isolated in winter.

    Reviewed by Victor5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect, home from home, and the price was spot on."

    The garden was beautiful, full of life. The views of the paddocks, trees and horses was wonderful. Alex and his family put a lot of effort in to ensure your holiday is spot on. Will definately book again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2021

  • "It wasn’t awful."

    It just was a very cold house which is not good when you have a 16 week old baby so I wouldn’t recommend

    Reviewed by Jennifer3.4Dec 2020

  • "Larksrise is a lovely holiday cottage."

    I am rather disabled with osteoarthritis in multiple joints and,unfortunately, we had to abandon our stay after just one night as all of the furnishings were too low which made it impossible for me to get out of bed, sit in or on any of the chairs and, once in the lovely conservatory, the step back into the lounge was too high. I, also misread the description of where the second double bedroom was, as we spent ages looking for it on the ground floor. It was also impossible for me to get into the shower and my husband, at six feet tall had to stand in the hall to dry himself. I appreciate that I should have made more enquiries before going ahead with the booking but thought you would like to hear these comments as I am sure there will be other people who have similar issues to my own. For an ordinary family holiday it is ideal and the owner has obviously made it really comfortable and pleasing to the eye.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Aug 2020

  • "It was so peaceful!"

    We managed to relax even with two under 5s! The house was incredibly clean and the host had thought of every little detail so the house was well-resourced. I can't think of one negative. Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Aug 2020

  • "Larkrise is beautiful."

    Amazing views, incredibly peaceful and such a fantastic setting. Perfectly placed for exploring, not just the New Forest, but so many things, from Longleat to the Isle of Wight. We loved it. I would love to buy it and move there!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is a lovely peaceful cottage with a suntrap garden with a lovely view."

    Well equipped with everything we needed. A relaxing & interesting garden with an abundance of wildlife. A short, but steep walk to forest heathland and also a short walk to the local pub. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here straight after the lockdown restrictions and would love to stay here again. S & J

    Reviewed by Shaun4.7Jul 2020

  • "Larkrise is a lovely detached house in a perfect New Forest location."

    There are wonderful walks close by and a lovely village pub. The cottage is light and feels spacious with comfortable beds and a lovely deep bath to lie in after a day of walking. The garden is pretty and there is a two acre paddock attached for guests to use. The dog loved it! We would definitely book it again

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms up stairs 1 standard (4.6) 1 small double (4.0) 1 Single ground floor
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Conservatory
  • Open fire
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • High chair, Cot and Stairgate available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden and patio area with furniture
  • Patio access is by steps from dining room and garden (steep steps so not advised to be used by guests with mobility issues)
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles and pub 0.4 miles

The property

Fordingbridge 2.7 miles.

Situated in the hamlet of North Gorley, a few miles from the bustling town centre of Fordingbridge, is this charming dormer bungalow, Larkrise.

This wonderful retreat has been designed to bring family and friends together to explore the New Forest National Park and all of the other delights of Hampshire.

Step into the bright and airy sitting room where you can cosy together on the plush sofa or armchairs and let the open fire provide that extra bit of warmth during the winter months.

Tune into the TV to keep up to date with all your favourite shows or enjoy some light reading during a quieter evening.

The open-plan kitchen/diner has all the necessary appliances for rustling up some delicious meals and gathering at the dining table set by the window and overlooking the beautiful outdoors.

Walk through to the delightful conservatory where you can get some much needed quiet time to unwind on the sofa, or let your children use this as their own personal play room!

Choose from three bedrooms, a ground-floor single and two doubles upstairs; one of which is smaller, perfect for getting some much needed rest for the days ahead, and are served by a ground-floor shower room and first-floor bathroom.

To the rear of the property is an enclosed lawned garden and patio area (which can be access by steps from the dining room) with plenty of furniture to sit out during the summer months and dine alfresco, or simply enjoy a refreshing drink whilst watching the sun set.

Whilst staying here, spend some time at the surrounding lakes, perfect for those seeking to get involved with some watersporting activities.

Set on the inner fringes of the New Forest National Park, those who enjoy the countryside will delight in taking a long stroll through its ancient woodlands and spotting a variety of rare birds.

The town of Fordingbridge has an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants for those fine dining options, whilst the surrounding area has a wide range of tourist attractions.

The Fordingbridge Museum has a large collection of artefacts and a photographic collection, whilst Fordingbridge Park is an excellent spot for taking your pet on a scenic walk.

Larkrise is the perfect choice for a rural break to Hampshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas