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Pond View

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Rockbourne near Fordingbridge, Hampshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant accommodation, clean, everything provided, lovely location."

    One small problem, the accommodation is attached to another and sound proofing was totally inadequate between the buildings. We could hear the two gentlemen talking etc. next door quite clearly, fortunately it wasn't a family in there which could have been a lot worse!

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2024

  • "The perfect bank holiday stay."

    Will be looking to stay again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2024

  • "What a great base to stay because it was central to all areas of the new forest ."

    It was a very quite and relaxing place to stay even the dog loved it . I will be booking there a gain .

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2024

  • "Ideal location."

    Clean and spacious accommodation for two. Well equipped kitchen. Owners helpful and friendly. Plenty of space on the farm to walk a dog but it is a farm so remember your wellies.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Dec 2023

  • "Ed and Fiona always welcoming."

    Cottage comfortable and clean. Beautiful area. Second visit this yr.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is our second break here, and had fabulous time, felt very relaxed."

    Owner very friendly, accommodation cleaned to a high standard every thing you could want in the property. Beautiful surroundings and well maintained farm. Hope to come back soon. Thank you

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Jul 2023

  • "The accomadation was as expected."

    We had a brilliant week there. The weather was VERY hot. I suggestyou take a portable fan with you if the weather looks to be as hot as ours was! Rose and Thistle pub (left at entrance) excellent! The farm owners are very nice and did not appear to stop working. Will hope to go again sometime.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "It would have been nice to know there was a small freezer, and a few extra bits there."

    The bungalow was spacious, well equipped and comfortable. Would recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.1May 2023

  • "Beautiful little cabin, with a well stocked kitchen for crockery and utensils."

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Apr 2023

  • "Owner very friendly and helpful."

    Beautiful setting, pond view provided everything we needed, cosy and warm, cleanliness gets top scores, we have already said we will be coming back, great holiday for us and our dog. Walks around farm are amazing, plenty to fill your day with out needing to take drive anywhere.

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay the owners are very friendly and have obvoiusly worked very hard to make the experience a very good one - thank you."

    the cottages are very well fitted out with every convenience. the farm animals are in view sheep, chickens and cows in pleasent countryside. some good local walks to explore and nice roads for a drive out. looking forwards to a future visit.

    Reviewed by Donald4.7Dec 2022

  • "Amazing place to stay,extremely comfortable has everything you need, as if you were in your own home."

    Pond view was beautiful, the owners are lovely would return as we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property was very nice clean and tidy had all the facilities needed for a long weekend and a comfortable bed only bugbear was the sofa wasnt very comfortable needs a slightly bigger one ."

    Apart from that great place lovely being on a working farm some good pubs around too. Plenty to visit locally. met the owners were very nice too

    Reviewed by Charmain3.8Nov 2022

  • "A really nice stay, local pubs and shops within 2-3 miles Hosts very welcoming ..."

    A really nice stay, local pubs and shops within 2-3 miles Hosts very welcoming Tried to fish the pond 3 times, not even a bite The only let down is the adjoining property can be heard from yours, to the point you can hear what they are saying when in the bathroom A lovely place to stay, lots to do in the area all within a hours drive, cities, beaches, castles and the new forest only 10 mins

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Oct 2022

  • "Nice peaceful quiet location around 3 miles from Fordingbridge."

    Ideal if you have a dog and the owners dog is very friendly. A torch is handy for a late evening walk ! Highly recommended comfortable place to stay.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage and the location was exceptional, so idyllic."

    The hosts were so friendly, they came to see us shortly after we arrived to check that everything was ok. A fantastic holiday

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely stay Just what we were looking for."

    Ed was brilliant in suggesting places to visit The accommodation a real getaway but within easy reach of the New Forest ,Salisbury , Lymington , Christchurch and Bournemouth. Looking to book again Iain and Sue

    Reviewed by Iain5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Rockbourne is a very picturesque village. Lots to do & see nearby. The local pub is excellent with a great menu & friendly service.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Apr 2022

  • "Very clean well maintained furnished well in keeping with property"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2021

  • "A very pretty converted cottage, warm, (November booking) and comfortable."

    Ideal location for exploring The New Forest and surrounding area, or just perfect for relaxing and enjoying the local walks and pub from the farm.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2021

  • "This was our third stay at Pond View."

    We like the area and the cottage is perfect for our needs. The area around the New Forest offers lots of lovely walks for us and our dog. Our hosts were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2021

  • "Pond View was all we could wish for, clean, well equipped and comfortable."

    Our hosts were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2021

  • "The WiFi wasn't working and no phone signal il"

    Reviewed by Clair5.0Jul 2021

  • "Pond View is a nice holiday cottage situated in a lovely landscape within a very attractive part of Hampshire."

    One point to raise is the heating arrangements.The first weekend was exceptionally cold for the time of year.The bedroom was kept warm by keeping the heating on and the door closed.However,with only one small heater situated by the front door and a very high roof area it was not possible to heat the main lounge and kitchen area.We sat on Friday night wearing jumpers.Saturday,we went into Salisbury and brought a portable electric fire so we could stay warm for the rest of the week.The only other problem,which only lasted until Monday and is no fault of the owners,was children being allowed to run around the properties shouting until 10.30-11O'clock at night.Rhese two small problems should not detract from the advantages of spending a holiday at West Park Farm.

    Reviewed by Stuart3.8Apr 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week at Pond View."

    Ed and Fiona as hosts were very approachable and friendly. We felt immediately at home. Great base to explore the New Forest and the south coast. The accommodation was immaculate. Thank you

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Sep 2020

  • "Everything about the destination and the owners commitment to their customers was perfect - personal, personable and willing."

    Everything about the Sykes end of the arrangement was rubbish. Sure, you have the automated touch-point comms perfectly sorted. And your system works hard to continuously engage and mine data. But from the moment something went wrong to the moment I gave up trying to reach a human being NOTHING met my needs. I doubt that we will willingly head your way again.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey3.1Aug 2020

  • "Need a little update"

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1Aug 2020

  • "Pond view was absolutely perfect for our quiet/relaxing f Short break."

    Will certainly come back

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2020

  • "Hosts great, cottage very comfortable, use of the woods & surrounding fields (as directed) in a lovely convenient position."

    Rose & Thistle great atmosphere & food.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "Gorgeous location, accommodation bright and tastefully presented."

    Our dogs loved the farm setting. Friendly owners.Husband enjoyed his farm tour with Ed .Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have already recommended it. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2019

  • "The barn conversion was not to bad in all other places we have been to we have always had a welcome pack left to us not one here."

    Bed was very good! sofa to old and low to the floor cups and some plates were dirty two pans in the oven needed washing kettle full of scale hoover smelt as if the bag had not been emptied for a long time and smelt of doggy but other electric goods were ok.

    Reviewed by Robert2.2Jul 2019

  • "We made the mistake of relying too much on the photographs of the property on your website."

    On the website the photos show a light and airy sitting area, in reality it was very dark. Sadly there was no private area outside for us to sit except for two extremely dirty seats alongside a dirt track where farm vehicles constantly created a dust storm as they travelled along the track. Also there was evidence of wasp nests which prevented us from opening windows. All in all it was a disappointing trip, we left the very next day.

    Reviewed by John1.9Jul 2019

  • "Another enjoyable holiday at Pond View."

    Weather a bit off, but didn’t stop us enjoying ourselves. Ed and Fiona always friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7Jun 2019

  • "It was a lovely holiday ."

    Ed and Fiona were excellent hosts.A good cottage to relax in peaceful surroundings .We loved the working farm and the New Forest with the ponies and foals.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2019

  • "Cottage situated on a working farm, beautiful scenery, and lovely animals."

    Very quiet and green. We had to drive to find shops and pubs but no further than 2-3 miles so no problem. We would certainly book again and we would stay in Pond Cottage again. We had a very relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2019

  • "The peace and quiet."

    We were more than fortunate with the weather, but we were even more fortunate with our choice of accommodation ( which was mesmerising in its abundance ). We could not have chosen somewhere more appropriate for US. The facilities were beyond reproach - there was something for every need on a quiet holiday - a top class for comfort and cosiness in the cottage itself, but the owners on this working farm were effacive until approached, and then we were shown new lambs and new adoptions after untimely deaths. Local shopping and eating out were fantastic.A+++

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2019

  • "We loved the accomadation and area so much we wanted to stay longer, unfortunately it was already fully booked."

    Ed and Fiona were lovely hosts and obviously look after their properties.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very rustic cottage, perfect for exploring the New Forest."

    Reviewed by Gill4.1Oct 2018

  • "The property was cosy , and inviting."

    ... Ed and Fiona were perfect mine hosts...the farm and surroundings were beautiful.. nature at its best...buzzards could be seen and heard also foxes and owls in the evening.... black birds ducks and sheep.. greeting us in the morning.. plenty to see and do.. the perfect chillax place if that's what you want. well balanced. the Augustas john pub.... fab food.. LOVED IT. SUE FOWLER

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2018

  • "Seventh visit to a Pond View."

    We love the farm and Ed and Fiona are always about to help with any queries or problems. Great area to holiday in with countryside and seaside both within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Jun 2018

  • "This cottage made a wonderful base for exploring the New Forest and surrounding area with the added bonus of being in a lovely setting with friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Maria3.8May 2018

  • "It was a fabulous place to stay."

    So welcoming and the animals on the farm were fantastic. It is a place we will be returning to next year.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Apr 2018

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  • Ground Floor: Lounge/Diner/Kitchen
  • Bedroom with double bed
  • Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, washing machine
  • TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Bed linen included free of charge, towels not provided
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Small seating area, BBQ
  • One well behaved dog welcome charged at £60 per stay
  • No smoking
  • Tennis court
  • Shop 1 mile
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Beach 19 miles.

The property

West Park Farm, in the very pretty, historic village of Rockbourne is part of a working beef and arable farm.

You are welcome to explore here - there is a large pond, bluebell wood and occasionally you may be able to help the owner with day to day farm tasks.

There is also a hard tennis court, which guests can enjoy, but please bring your own racquets.

Next to The Old Cart Shed, Pond View features an open plan living area which has a high raftered ceiling, exposed beams and whitewashed walls.

The attractive bedroom has an ornate bed and a lovely French style armoire.

Outside there is a patio and a shared lawn beside the pond from which the cottage takes its name.

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About the location


Fordingbridge 4 miles; Salisbury 10 miles

Rockbourne is a pretty, historic village with a pub, and 12th century Church. Home to thatched cottages next to a willow-bordered stream on the edge of the New Forest, Rockbourne is packed full of history with Neolithic and Bronze Age barrows, Iron Age fort and impressive Roman villa (visitable, museum).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas