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Little Picket

(Ref. 1134272)

Ringwood, Hampshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Virtually everything was perfect."

    There was plenty to do for us and the grandchildren in the house and the grounds. They loved the hot tub, especially trying to swim against the current. Very well located for either walking in the New Forest or visiting Moors Valley park. The house was comfortable and very warm when we arrived. The only small surprise was we could not find the outside bins to put the rubbish in.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Feb 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with friends and family celebrating a 40th birthday."

    Little Picket is ideally suited just off the A31 with direct access from the back garden onto the forest. The house was perfect. Enough room for everyone, plenty of facilities. Made good use of the tennis courts, table tennis, game’s room and hot tub spa pool. Plenty to do for all ages. Enjoyed walks in the forest and to the local pub. Melissa and Nick were very helpful. The only slight negative was we were given the wrong code for the key safe and so spent 20minutes trying to get in. Hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely time for 18th birthday family weekend."

    Lovely owners, who kindly got a bottle of champers as an 18th gift (so kind of them). So well stocked and so many things to do for everyone. We wish we were here longer and will definitely recommend it. Hope to come back again one day! Beautiful surroundings and step onto New Forest. Will highly recommend! Merry Xmas - lovely decorated for xmas too!

    Reviewed by Warren5.0Dec 2023

  • "Overall, very good indeed."

    Plenty to keep everyone occupied outside when the weather was fine, tennis, golf etc and especially the hot tub which we could hardly keep the grandkids out of. Plenty to do indoors when it rained, pool, crafts, darts etc. As for the Forest, there's a couple of decent walks up on the heath behind the house and one to the Elm Tree pub. For a more varied menu try the Fish Inn on the banks of the Avon in Ringwood. For some really good walks we went to the High Corner Inn in Linwood about 20 mins drive and down a gravel track but well worth the effort.

    Hi Paddy, thanks for your lovely comments! I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and the facilities at the house. We hope you will return again. Laura Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paddy5.0Nov 2023

  • "Little Picket had everything we needed, both inside and out."

    The number of items we were provided with as a 'welcome pack' exceeded my expectations which was a lovely surprise. The manager was very helpful, and responded to emails very promptly. Also, it was great to know that we did not have to clean the property from top to bottom before we left. My son started planning another visit immediately.

    Hi Claire, it's so wonderful to hear you loved Little Picket! I do hope you and your family come again, it would be great to host you again! Laura Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2023

  • "Everything was excellent."

    The welcome package unexpected and a lovely thought. We loved it. The house is particularly special for multiple families or multiple generations. We went with 3 generations and two families and it was perfect for everyone. Thanks, Suggestion would be to provide a laminate map for walks say 30 mins, 1 hr, 3 hr etc for people.

    Hi Simon, fantastic news that you and all your family enjoyed the house! Thanks for the suggestion, will look into this. Laura Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at Little Pickets and the Welcome pack was exceptional."

    The house itself is so comfortable especially for a mixed age group and as we ranged from 10 years to 87 years, everyone loved staying there and found things to do. The pool and hot tub were very popular as was the tennis court, football pitch and massive Sky TV which we watched the Rugby World Cup on, was just the cherry on the top! Breakfast pyjama golf will always now be a happy memory

    Hi Jane, pyjama golf sounds like a very fun memory! So glad you all enjoyed the facilities and making memories! Many thanks, Laura Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a splendid long weekend aty Little Picket."

    Brilliant surroundings - amazing, amazing, amazing! Welcoming pack much appreciated and enjoyed. How you managed to arrange the Red Arrows to fly past for our celebrations was the icing on the cake. The children loved the hot tub and pool as well as the tennis court. Hope to return sometime again in the future to explore further. We loved our stay at Little Picket- we just didn’t have enough time there and looking forward to returning and enjoying the house and forest.

    Reviewed by Marianna5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a special place, quiet, relaxing, secluded."

    We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful, comfortable house. Nick and Mel are such generous hosts and the welcome pack was so thoughtful. Any issues we had were sorted out straight away. The kids have loved the pool, playing football and the games room. We are so sad to leave this special place. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kelley5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at Little Picket."

    The facilities were enough to keep the whole party (from 2-74 yrs) entertained. The welcome pack, the team and their attention to detail made us feel so very welcome. Laura (the Manager) was incredibly helpful and responsive- always on hand to answer any questions! Little Picket is a big find. We will be back! Thank you so much Laura and team. You helped to create some truly magical memories for our family!

    Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback Karla, it really was a pleasure hosting you and we very much look forward to your return! Laura Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karla5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for an amazing stay."

    The facilities were fantastic and kept all the guest entertained. A fabulous bonus to have the gate at the bottom of the garden. Also a big thank you for attending to all our additional requests.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Aug 2023

  • "A wonderful weekend away in a gorgeous setting."

    The pictures do not do the house justice. It really is a gem of a find and is filled with activities for the whole family. Loads of amazing walks with wild horses everywhere. The kids loved the pool which was a perfect size for the little ones. Thank for kindly bringing the disposable BBQs that was a really kind gesture which we appreciated. We will be back!

    Hi Georgie, thanks for your lovely feedback! I am so pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us and made use of the beautiful forest! Hope you return soon, Laura Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgie5.0Aug 2023

  • "We endured a shocking weeks weather but the facilities at Little Picket kept the family (12 of us) entertained."

    It is an interesting house with every comfort, the games room was well used and the large garden and tennis court are a real asset. The hot tub and pool adjacent to a covered outside bar are great, particularly in less than good weather. Being able to go directly onto the heathland at the bottom of the garden was handy. The owner Nick responded very quickly to some minor queries and I would certainly recommend the property to other parties of a similar size.

    Hi John, we are so glad you enjoyed the facilities at Little Picket! Apologies for the bad weather, I will definitely order the sun next time you come! Laura Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "The holiday was Amazing the little picket was stunningly beautiful the Owner’s ..."

    The holiday was Amazing the little picket was stunningly beautiful the Owner’s we’re Amazing and soo friendly they thought of everything we could possibly need they weren’t so kind they even supplied milk, Bread, cereal for the kids, beers, sparkling wine, everything you would need for your first day we didn’t want to leave I would recommend this to all my friends and family thanku both soo much for a wonderful holiday hope to see you in the future Jess and Tom x

    Hi Tom and Jess, thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you!! We would really love to welcome you back to Little Picket again. Laura x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Jul 2023

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with Smart TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x double, 1 x family room with king-size, single, Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x family room with three singles (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • First-floor utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug with open fire
  • Games room with open fire
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, double AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, wine chiller
  • 5 x Smart TV, WiFi, pool table, table tennis, dart board, roulette table, arcade games
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove and open fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Gated, private driveway
  • Enclosed, wrap-around garden with sweeping lawns, patio, decking with covering, bar, hot tub with swim spa, barbecue, trampoline and tennis court
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 1.4 miles, Hightown Lake 1.6 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior; please take care

The property

Ringwood 3 miles.

Nestled within the New Forest National Park, on the outskirts of Ringwood in Hampshire is Little Picket, a fabulous, five-bedroom home.

With an expansive garden, featuring a hot tub with swim spa, a private tennis court, and a bar, Little Picket also offers stylishly-designed living spaces and bedrooms, including a fully-equipped games room, making it a wonderful base for a group celebration, inviting ten guests.

Travel through the gated entrance and park up on the circular driveway, taking in the grandeur of your abode.

Be welcomed by the sleek kitchen/diner, where you can rustle up and enjoy meals together, in front of the woodburning stove, before settling in either the sitting room or snug, both featuring original open fireplaces.

Make the most of your outdoor space, the social hub of the home, by entertaining, unwinding and dining alfresco with a covered bar available for guests to use; take in the expansive countryside views, surrounding Little Picket, before trying your hand at a game of tennis.

If you'd prefer to spend your evening indoors, the games room is fully-equipped, with a roulette table, darts board and pool table to take advantage of, before sloping off to sleep in one of five, well-appointed bedrooms.

Refresh in one of the en-suites, or the contemporary shower room on offer, before exploring beyond your home-from-home, heading into Ringwood for your nearest hub of shops, eateries, and pubs.

For attractions, head to the Liberty's Owl, Raptor & Reptile Centre for a family day out, enjoy strolls around Hightown Lake, or hike through the Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve, whilst the New Forest Water Park and the Adventure Wonderland both rests nearby, sure to offer an afternoon of fun.

The coastline can be reached by car, with plenty activity found at Bournemouth Pier, where you'll also locate the Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, and Bournemouth Parks - Lower Gardens, plus a host of seaside amusements.

Round off your break in Poole, with a lovely harbour to enjoy, dotted with restaurants and independent shops, before returning to your luxury retreat at Little Picket.

Experience all of this and more, at Little Picket.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £550.

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About the location


Bournemouth 11.5 miles; Poole 16 miles

Ringwood is a historic market town placed within Hampshire, on the western fringes of the beautiful New Forest National Park. Dating back to the Anglo-Saxon times and having been mentioned in the Domesday Book, Ringwood holds much history and has been hosting weekly markets since the Middle Ages. It now consists of a wealth of first-class shops, restaurants and bars, with the lovely Avon Heath Country Park on the outskirts. Astounding countryside and coastline is available right on your doorstep, with the New Forest and the Cranborne Chase AONB easily accessible, the southern coast plays host to a number of ever-popular tourist spots including the seaside resorts of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, all of which offer superb attractions, activities and entertainment to keep everybody occupied.

Please note, bookings are a Friday standard check-in day but Saturday check-in days are also welcome.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas