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Pond View

Rockbourne near Fordingbridge, Hampshire (Ref. 967959)



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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

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

    Reviewed by PeterNov 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 ElizabethNov 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 FionaSep 2021

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

    Our hosts were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2021

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

    Reviewed by ClairJul 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 StuartApr 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 RosalindSep 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 JeffreyAug 2020

  • "Need a little update"

    Reviewed by TraceyAug 2020

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

    Will certainly come back

    Reviewed by AlanJul 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 JohnSep 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 AnneJul 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 RobertJul 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 JohnJul 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 ChristineJun 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 RichardJun 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 HeatherMay 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 MaureenMay 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 DaveApr 2019

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

    Reviewed by GillOct 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 SueSep 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 ChristineJun 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 MariaMay 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 JohnApr 2018

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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.


  • 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 pet accepted
  • No smoking
  • Tennis court
  • Shop 1 mile
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Beach 19 miles.

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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).

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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