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Larkrise

North Gorley near Fordingbridge, Hampshire (Ref. 1025556)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

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

    Reviewed by GuoxinJul 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, thank you!"

    Reviewed by RohanJul 2022

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

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2022

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

    Reviewed by GarryJun 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 KasiaMay 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 WillMay 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 GloriaJul 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 SusanJul 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 ShaunJun 2021

  • "Lovely and spacious bungalow with beautiful surroundings."

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

    Reviewed by VictorJun 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 RebeccaMay 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 JenniferDec 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 BrendaAug 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 MelissaAug 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 MichaelJul 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 ShaunJul 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 SusanMar 2020

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Summary

  • 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
  • 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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas