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The Coach House

Whitsbury near Fordingbridge, Hampshire (Ref. 1041121)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful house in a beautiful place."

    Clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The beds are very comfortable with lovely soft bedding. The downstairs wet room was ideal for our elderly relative. The patio and garden are also very nice and a good place to sit and have breakfast or coffee outside or to relax in the sun. The local area has many villages and pubs. The Cartwheel in Whitsbury is fantastic and The Bat and Ball in Breamore also very good. We would have liked to have tried the Rose and Thistle in Rockbourne but it was closed when we wanted to eat there. We would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation

    Thank you , we re so glad you enjoyed your holiday with us ! We look forward to welcoming you again next time! Best wishes . Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2022

  • "Thank you for another lovely stay."

    Our third visit and we still love it! Ideal ground floor accommodation for a break with our elderly mother. Spacious, airy and extremely comfortable, all in a gorgeous setting. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you! We hope you will make it a 4 th visit next time ! Best wishes to you Pippa Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at the Coach House which was just as described."

    Fresh flowers on our arrival were lovely and we appreciated the use of the garden. One problem was the remote to open the entrance gate which was very frustrating and took numerous attempts to eventually work. I had hoped by mentioning it after we arrived it would be resolved. Thanks for two great weeks - and fabulous sunshine.

    I am so Sorry to be slow with this , the dodgy remote has now been exchanged. Thank you for your feedback . Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeJun 2022

  • "The property was exactly as described."

    It was roomier than expected and comfortable. The heating remained a mystery and the Coach House was quite cold in the mornings but probably too warm in the evening. I did point it out to Pippa who said that the bedroom was always cold due to the high ceiling (not really satisfactory and that we should not touch the controllers. I did try but it made no odds. Blackout blinds in the bedroom would be of great value as it was getting light by 4.30 am. A book of comments from previous tenants would be useful especially with respect to places to visit and eat. There is a huge file of leaflets but most of them are out of date. The rusty patio set needs replacing, fortunately we took out own camping chairs. Overall a great property in a very quiet area.

    Dear Mr.C. Thank you for your feedback all of which has been noted.I’m so sorry you didn’t use the extra radiator provided if you were cold , and you didn’t use the garden cushions provided ,for the outside furniture & sun beds.! With many thanks & best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2022

  • "Overall excellent accomodation."

    Fresh flowers in property a nice touch and very comfortable and well equipped. Enjoyed the beautiful garden. Dishwasher definitely needs attention/updating. Down stairs bedroom and bathroom ideal for my elderly mother but was surprised no grab rail in shower area.

    Thank you for your very good suggestion, Which we intend to now provide. With best wishes . Property Owner

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2022

  • "This property is wonderfully light and spacious, surrounded by beautiful gardens."

    It is a very peaceful place to stay but within easy driving distance of local towns and The New Forest. The beds were very comfortable, the sitting room looked out over the gardens and the kitchen was huge however we found it was lacking in good quality equipment and needed updating. The fridge had no usable door pockets and the wheels on the dishwasher baskets kept falling off. There was no kitchen roll, clingfilm or silver foil which has always been provided in previous cottages we have stayed in and is always a nice touch. Despite these slight frustrations we had a lovely stay and would consider returning next year.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, and your suggestions which we have actioned .I hope you also enjoyed the fresh flowers in the rooms , and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. With Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "Very comfortable, clean, well equipped holiday cottage in a lovely quiet locality, yet only a few miles to the New Forest."

    Would thoroughly recommend. Many thanks to the owners.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable week at the Coach House."

    It was warm and comfortable in a lovely quiet setting. The accommodation was clean and well equipped with plenty of storage space and towels, although some of the kitchen utensils could do with upgrading and maybe the toaster.Great location for visiting all the sights around the New Forest and Dorset is within easy reach. N.B.The bedroom tv wasn't working during our stay and the living room tv seemed to have quite limited channels, however this may well have now been rectified.

    Reviewed by MillyMar 2022

  • "This was our second visit to The Coach House and we would be delighted to visit again."

    Idyllic, quiet setting surrounded by trees and gardens and extremely comfortable. The facilities are also ideal to invite the elderly mother-in-law to join. Thank you to Pippa and Hamilton for the stay and to Marion and Steve for looking after us.

    I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay with us - and we look forward to your return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireFeb 2022

  • "Fabulous holiday home - cannot recommend highly enough."

    Luxury stay in a gorgeous setting. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Greenwood and staff for making us feel so welcome and for looking after us.

    Thank you ! We look forward to your return . Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireDec 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage and a wonderful location."

    We stayed here as a couple but definitely enough room for two couples or a young family. Pippa and her staff were wonderful and really helpful, we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by JamusOct 2021

  • "Our first time staying at The Coach House and hopefully it will not be our last!"

    A fabulous property in a stunning location, which offered perfect amenities for my sister who is a wheelchair user. Easy access, wide door openings and a lovely roomy ground floor bedroom and wet room. After struggling to find accessible pubs in the new forest, we ended up at The Cartwheel Inn on our last evening, just five minutes drive into Whitsbury. It was superb and we highly recommend a visit. Thank you Coach House for a lovely holiday which exceeded our expectations. See you next year.

    Reviewed by LizOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful grounds."

    Well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Thanks.

    Reviewed by MoragOct 2021

  • "Our stay at the Coach House far exceeded our expectations."

    The house is superb in every respect: beautifully furnished and fully equipped; lovely decor (including fresh flower arrangements!); peaceful garden and patio area with all day sunshine. In addition, the cottage is ideally located with wooded walks on the doorstep yet within easy reach of Fordingbridge, Ringwood and the New Forest. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "The Coach House in Whitsbury is a wonderful place to stay."

    The house is beautiful combined with the stunning gardens and such peaceful surroundings. The house has everything you need for a relaxing break. We were looking for somewhere where our children could have a separate bedroom. In this case they had a complete floor to themselves with bedroom and bathroom (which they enjoyed as much as we did). It couldn’t have been more ideal for us, and I am sure other like minded families. The beds are really comfortable and the place was extremely clean and had everything we needed for a lovely stay, Could not have asked for more. Many thanks for a fabulous stay…

    Reviewed by Joanne & MattAug 2021

  • "The accommodation was a great base and totally out of the way."

    The pictures don’t do it justice and the gardens and setting were great. The food at the pub in the village was also top class. We found plenty to do in and around the new forest. I would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by KarlAug 2021

  • "The Coach House is comfortable, spacious and well equipped."

    It is in a peaceful location within easy driving distance of shops, restaurants and places to visit. A perfect place to relax and unwind.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2021

  • "The Coach House is a lovely spacious cottage."

    Very comfortable and clean. The kitchen is very well stocked if you want to cook for yourself. Beautiful garden and surroundings. We would definitely book this cottage again in the future.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "A wonderful stay in a wonderful location."

    It’s a lovely, spacious and well equipped cottage. My only complaint is the garden furniture was extremely uncomfortable and because of that we were unable to enjoy the beautiful garden as much as we wanted to.

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage so peaceful, in my opinion if there was a hot tub and a BBQ that will be the cherry on the cake ."

    Reviewed by JoseMay 2021

  • "We found the property very comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    Being on a gated estate made it very quiet and we enjoyed our stay very much. Staff we spoke to were very interesting particularly regarding the local bird and animal life.

    Reviewed by VMay 2021

  • "A lovely tranquil location in very well equipped and comfortable accommodation."

    Beautiful fresh flowers from the garden added to our enjoyment of the cottage. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LucyMay 2021

  • "The Coach House was extremely comfortable and exceeded our expectations."

    It is in a delightful setting and gave us easy access to some wonderful walks, many from the house, and the opportunity to visit some delightful small towns and villages. We highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by JulianApr 2021

  • "This is a very well appointed holiday home."

    Set in beautiful private grounds, well off the beaten track and yet within easy access of the New Forest. We found this ideal for revisiting an area where we have spent many happy holidays in the past, and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone else wishing for peace and quiet. We will certainly be looking to book here again at some point in the near future.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2020

  • "We had a delightful, peaceful weeks stay."

    The coach-house is situated in a lovely quiet area with a wide selection of footpaths within the immediate area. On initial entry we could see that a lot of care had been taken to present the house and make it welcoming. It was warm, light and airy and everything we could possibly require within the property was supplied. We will no doubt return in the future.

    Reviewed by SylviaOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, beautiful location and garden with excellent facilities"

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "Our stay in The Coach House was wonderful."

    It was very comfortable. We were greeted with little extras that are always a ‘delight’. Beautiful gardens. Fantastic scenery. Good communication (if needed). The surrounding areas are idyllic. The house itself was a joy to stay in. Would love to stay there again in the future. A. Pereira

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2020

  • "Beautiful property very accessible to many beautiful places."

    This is our first stay outside of our come since Covid, and the standard and cleanliness was outstanding. It felt like home from home. You will not be disappointed booking this. Pippa & Camilla, were very welcoming. We were left fresh flowers and plums from the gardens, where everything is grown. Just delightful and just what we needed. A real retreat.

    Reviewed by CharlotteAug 2020

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size with TV and en-suite wetroom with shower, separate bath, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be on request)
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, TV and WiFi (fibre broadband)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared lawned garden
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: Babes in arms and children over 8 years only
  • Note: Guests have access to a large lawn, but only as far as the hedges, the rest of the surrounding land is private
  • Note: There is a good housekeeping bond on this property of £150
  • Note: Check in 4pm, check out 10am.

The property

Fordingbridge 3.2 miles.

Situated just outside of the traditional Hampshire town of Fordingbridge, in a peaceful, isolated location, surrounded by rolling countryside, is The Coach House.

Resting on the extensive grounds of the owner's home, this spacious coach house is in an excellent location for exploring the Cranborne Chase AONB, the New Forest national Park, the cathedral city of Salisbury and the coast and beaches of Bournemouth, so would be ideal for a couple or small group wanting to enjoy the fascinating surrounding area.

Accessed through an electric gate and up a long, gravel driveway, you can unload your vehicle at the front of the property, before parking up around the back.

Step inside the property into a lobby area, where there is a desk with chairs, along with some maps and useful information for your stay, and from here, you will find a living/dining room with cosy neutral carpet, a choice of sofa and two armchairs to relax onto while you enjoy watching the Freeview TV, with the heat from the woodburning stove filling the room, or on a warm day, open the patio doors onto the rear garden, which has a ramp with wheelchair access.

The dining room has seating for the whole group as well as charming oak furniture, and is a lovely space to enjoy meals together, prepared in the large, contemporary kitchen, which has lots of storage space, a fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and a breakfast bar you can grab a quick snack at, there's even a washing machine and tumble dryer, should you need to wash any muddy or sandy clothes after a day of adventure.

The ground-floor has a self-contained living space for any guests with mobility issues, consisting of a large, bright and airy super-king-size bedroom with high ceilings and lots of windows allowing in natural light, along with a TV and an en-suite bathroom with wetroom-style shower and a separate bath with a support rail, and there is also a cloakroom with WC and basin on this floor.

Upstairs, there is a small break out area with seating in front of a window, so you can curl up with a good book or just take a moment to yourself and admire the view, along with the second bedroom, a king-size double with zip/link feature with vaulted ceiling and ample storage space inside the room and in the wardrobes just outside the door, while the family bathroom with shower over bath completes the interior.

Outside, there is a rear patio with furniture, a real suntrap to enjoy the good weather and stunning scenery, along with an extensive lawn, shared with the owner, which guests are welcome to use as far as the hedges, which line the lawn, as the rest of the land is private.

Whitsbury village has two pubs in walking distance, a swell as a stud farm and racecourse, while the town of Fordingbridge is around three miles away and offers a wide selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a small local history museum, displays of original work of artist Augustus John, who lived in the town for many years, plus its medieval Great Bridge, with seven arches, spanning the River Avon and has stood since the late 13th century.

The city of Salisbury is a short drive away, with its medieval cathedral home of the Magna Carta, as well as a traditional market, an arts centre, the scenic Queen Elizabeth Gardens and the National Trust's Grade I listed Mompesson House, while the South coast and wonderful beaches around Bournemouth are 20 miles away, as well as a pier and amusement arcade.

You are well-placed for exploring the fine countryside of the Cranborne Chase AONB, as well as being on the outskirts of the New Forest National Park, where you can explore thousands of acres of moorland, heathland and woodland, frequented by ponies, as well as a host of quaint villages and charming country pubs.

With a wealth of opportunity for days out exploring your phenomenal surrounding, make The Coach House a welcoming base for your next holiday in Hampshire.

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

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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.

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