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The Little Granary

Fordingbridge, Hampshire (Ref. 967948)

4.5

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Another wonderful stay at the Little Granary."

    Such a peaceful place on a beautifully kept farm, perfect for both us and the dogs. Looking forward to our next visit already.

    Reviewed by SaraMay 2022

  • "Good accomodation in a lovely setting."

    Easy access to great walks and pubs. Property owners were nearby, pleasant and helpful. Everything we needed was provided. A very enjoyable, relaxing stay.

    We are so glad you had a nice stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2022

  • "Had a fabulous time the granary was lovely just right for what we needed and Location was good to visit all places we wanted too."

    will book again

    Reviewed by NeilFeb 2022

  • "Really lovely accommodation, well appointed , clean and tidy."

    Hosts were very welcoming and around should we have needed anything. Most of all the location on the farm was perfect being next to the pond.Walks around the farm were also lovely.

    Reviewed by AnthonyNov 2021

  • "We spent 2 weeks at the Little Granary and found it very comfortable and well appointed."

    Even though it was a single room it was uncrowded, attractive with beautiful views. The owners Ed and Fiona were pleasant and very helpful and they encourage walks on their working farm where possible. We would certainly like to return there. Patricia, October 2021

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2021

  • "Great quiet location and base for walking in New Forest and surrounding area."

    Everything you need for self-catering in a welcoming, comfortable room with view of the pond. Really enjoyed our stay and wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by AlixAug 2021

  • "You know we left after less than 24 hours and we told you why."

    Why do you send us E mails, simply because your set up system takes no account of our conversation with you.Please either telephone us or remove our details from you list. A simple phone call from you days ago would have helped

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "We loved the Little Granary."

    What it lacks in size it makes up for in charm. We had everything we needed to cook our evening meals, all to hand and easily found. We overlooked the pond and watched the moorhen and four chicks when they ventured out from the Reeds. Handily located between Fording bridge, with small shops and a well stocked Co Op (also a Tesco Express) and Rockbourne, a lovely thatched cottage village with a great pub, the Rose and Thistle. Rockbourne Roman Villa is within walking distance and well worth a visit. We had a couple of walks in the New Forest, but no time to get further west to Lymington etc. So we'll be returning next year if we can.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2021

  • "It was a beautiful place to stay, lovely and quiet, the owners came and asked us if we needed anything, spent a lovely 4 days, would go again and would recommend."

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2021

  • "Beautiful location."

    Peaceful. Friendly owners. Near forest and the coast. Perfect!

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2021

  • "Had a great time, perfect property for just me and my 4yr old son."

    He loved the animals on site too so plenty for him to explore. Also perfect position to access everything new forest can offer, lots of family friendly walks, bike hire (family friendly routes), beaches, Paultons Park and moors Valley Country Park all under 40 minutes away! Great location. The only downside I would say was the property was obviously popular with dogs so when my son was sitting playing on the floor he got covered in dog hair which irritated his eczema a little. However, PLEASE NOTE the property was spotless and they couldn't be seen prior to him playing on floor. We will definitely be back. Thank you to the fantastic and friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "A great short break at The Little Granary."

    We had everything we needed in this delightful little place. The owners were very welcoming and friendly and were quick to help us with a slight problem with the WIFI connection. If I could make any suggestions to improve our stay I would suggest a stronger shower (for those of us with long hair) and a bigger TV.

    Reviewed by TracyMay 2021

  • "Superb accommodation."

    For the size of the property it had everything that we needed. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly and we were made to feel completely at home throughout our stay. The cottage is located in fantastic surroundings and has been extremely well furnished and equipped. The pond is extremely picturesque (keep a camera handy as the kingfisher might show it's face) An excellent base for exploring the New Forest. There are excellent walks around the farm and a host of wildlife to see. We really couldn't have asked for a more peaceful and relaxing holiday. Everything about our stay, even including the COVID precautions, was perfect and completely exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back. Vaughan and Sue.

    Reviewed by VaughanOct 2020

  • "Lovely owners, lovely grounds."

    Nice and peaceful.

    Reviewed by MonicaOct 2020

  • "This is hard to evaluate as we booked this for dates in May to coincide with a reunion event in nearby Verwood."

    Then came the virus and lockdown, the reunion event was obviously cancelled but this was not an option on this cottage without losing our full payment so we had to change our dates (for which we were charged extra). So a cottage which would have been perfect in May when we didn’t expect to spend much time in it was less comfortable in mid October. That is not a criticism of the cottage which was nice and set in a delightful location but it is a criticism of Sykes and their policy of not allowing a cancellation with a full refund. I’m sure that we had been choosing a cottage for October, we would have chosen something a little bigger and more comfortable. Sadly, we have the same problem with a cottage originally booked for July this year. Because of the extended lockdown in Scotland we had to move this to next July! Again, at extra cost to ourselves. No cancellation was offered. Our emails weren't even answered. We have been loyal customers over a number of years and stayed in a number of cottages but will not be booking a cottage holiday again.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2020

  • "We were really pleased with the accommodation, we realised it was going to be compact but it met our expecations."

    The owners made us feel welcome and quickly sorted a little problem we had with the wifi connection. We loved the view of the pond from our door and the peaceful countryside setting. We hope to be able to come back again!

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2020

  • "A warm welcome and delightful stay once again, our little ‘hut’ is perfect for us for a weekend with the dogs."

    As always a fantastic field available for the dogs to have some really good runs in a safe environment. Can’t wait to come again next year.

    Reviewed by SaraSep 2020

  • "Petite but perfectly formed, that is how I would describe The Little Granary, with its very own parking space."

    The property, location and owners were wonderful. Due to Covid-19 we took more advantage of the self catering side of the property than we normally would have, and it was brilliant. Whether we used the dining facilities in the Little Granary, or chose to sit by the lake on the picnic benches just outside, the experience was magical. So quiet and private, it was a great break away and yet access to such things as a Co-Op, Tesco Express or a petrol station are just a short drive away in Fordingbridge of around ten minutes. A variety of walks on the doorstep, a Roman Villa a few fields away and conveniently placed for trips to Salisbury, Stonehenge, the south coast and much more. Can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by LeslieSep 2020

  • "It was a lovely little place basic facilities but everything you need made very ..."

    It was a lovely little place basic facilities but everything you need made very welcome and beautiful quiet location, smashin’

    Reviewed by DeniseAug 2020

  • "Perfect - exactly as expected on a very pretty, quiet and private setting."

    On a farm but felt comfortable walking the dog around without feeling we were intruding. Helpful, pleasant owners. Could do with a little more hanging space for coats and things but other than that, we loved it, have already recommended to our friends and would go back as we feel very rested, thank you :-)

    Reviewed by RodneyAug 2020

  • "Had a great stay at the little granary cottage."

    Perfect for a couple. Located well for the New Forest and a couple of national trust properties. Owners were on-site and were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2020

  • "Nice little place on a farm very peaceful and relaxing."

    The owners were very helpful but do not intrude on you. It has a lovely view out over the pond and is very quiet Fordingbridge has a good CO-OP for your shopping and is only 2 miles away. Very nice stay had at the Little Granary.

    Reviewed by JeremySep 2019

  • "The accommodation was fantastic."

    It felt very welcoming and homely. The setting was idyllic and very peaceful. We were shown the chickens and pigs, who then became a daily feeding spot. The people running the farm were extremely helpful and friendly. The only downside of staying at the Little Granary was we only booked a week.

    Reviewed by MickAug 2019

  • "Lovely spot if you want peace and quiet but within driving distance for sight seeing."

    The farmer and his wife were very nice and helpful husband even went for a tour round the farm with farmer. Would recommend this place if you want to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by TeresaJul 2019

  • "Wrong type of holiday for 80 year olds"

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "The Little Granary was a perfect holiday venue for my dog and I."

    The setting was sublime and included wonderful walks around the farm, through woods and meadows. It was a really peaceful break with only the sound of the birds and animals. The owners were perfect hosts, leaving us to enjoy our stay but there for information and advice when required. I certainly consider The Little Granary as my 'bolt hole' in the future.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2019

  • "Lovely people, beautiful locations; very peaceful and we felt very safe there too."

    Reviewed by SianApr 2019

  • "As it stated that it was dog friendly, we took along our 11 month old Red Setter puppy!"

    There was NO garden for him... and the cottage was definately NOT for the larger breed of dog, which I feel should be stated in the listing. There was also NO sofa to sit down on to relax at the end of your day - just two garden chairs! It was little disappointing that there was no welcome pack as we have received them in other places with milk, biscuits etc its always a special touch for people when they arrive. We were booked for 3 nights but left after two as we just wanted to get back home. Sorry but we will not being going back.

    Reviewed by TerenceDec 2018

  • "We had an amazing time staying at The Granary."

    It was lovely being able to help out with the calves and the farmer was happy to share his expertise with us which was very interesting. Mr and Mrs Olivier, the owners, were extremely friendly and helpful and made our stay very enjoyable and they went out of their way to help us after we became stranded with a flat tyre after hitting a pot hole unexpectedly! The Granary was perfect for our needs and the surrounding countryside and views from the front door was beautiful - looking out onto a pond, horses and sheep. The dogs enjoyed every minute of their stay too and are now sulking to be back home! Thank you for the best break in the New Forest yet!

    Reviewed by VictoriaDec 2018

  • "Great spot lovely people perfect get away"

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2018

  • "Lovely setting."

    Reviewed by MelissaOct 2018

  • "Lovely little building, ideal for the weekend we stayed there for located on a farm."

    Plenty of space to walk our dog and a handy grass area by the duck pond when a quick stretch of the legs was needed. The only real downside of the 'Granary' is that there is no secure outside space attached to it.

    Reviewed by SaraSep 2018

  • "Good location."

    Mr and Mrs Oliver very helpful and friendly. Good for dogs. The garden opposite the Granary very nice over looking the pond

    Reviewed by EuniceJul 2018

  • "We've had a lovely time at the working farm location, relaxed, natural surroundings, welcoming and friendly hosts."

    Thank you Sykes.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "Very peaceful in great location really close to New forest national park."

    Reviewed by NathanielApr 2018

  • "Great little getaway!"

    A tiny 1 roomed cottage that was just the right size for two people and a dog. Great fun on the farm and a short car journey to the local village. Only criticism would be the weather, rain all weekend!! But still had a great weekend!

    Reviewed by CharlieMar 2018

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Summary

  • Ground Floor Bedsitting Room with double bed and kitchen area
  • Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric hob, fridge, microwave
  • 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 charged at £30 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...

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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