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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • lovely (20)
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  • owners (15)
  • brian (14)
  • sylvia (13)
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43 Customer Reviews

  • "A comfortable bungalow in a quiet tucked away location with a large and attractive garden."

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful place, so peaceful, so relaxing, beautiful scenery."

    Brian and Sylvia are such lovely, caring people. Will definitely go back

    Reviewed by Vera5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent. Brian and Sylvia were so friendly and nice."

    This was a beautiful bungalow. So clean and so comfortable. It was a lovely week.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Goodrest well it certainly lived up to its name."

    A beautiful,well located ,well kept bungalow. Arrived to pint of milk in fridge and amazing home baked rockcakes .let in and showed around by the host. A lovely couple. So many extras in the bungalow. Exceptionally clean .beautiful well kept garden. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2023

  • "Perfect hosts, willing to chat, helpful when needed, just what you need when on holiday."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2023

  • "Our holiday at Goodrest began with a five star welcome from Brian and Sylvia as they showed us around their lovely holiday home and presented us with some home made cakes - a very nice touch."

    The property is very homely and comfortable and we enjoyed our stay there immensely. We would be very happy to come back here again.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, well stocked for rest and relaxation."

    Great area for walks in and around the new forest and local areas. Hosts Brian and Sylvia on hand for anything you need and left a box of home made cakes and milk as a welcome pack. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Karan5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow."

    Very clean and tidy. Good central location to town but very secluded and quiet. Extremely nice property owner.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Nice clean bungalow with retro style furnishings and very helpful owners."

    Quiet situation with a large garden. Two good sized bedrooms being one double and one twin.Small kitchen typical of that era.

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Sep 2022

  • "A lovely bungalow, well equipped, clean and comfortable in a good position for visiting surrounding areas."

    The hosts, Brian and Sylvia were very welcoming and friendly, we would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2022

  • "Goodrest is a beautiful bungalow with all the comforts of home."

    My husband and I have stayed here twice and both times we have been welcomed by the owners who are lovely, friendly and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Teresa and John5.0Aug 2022

  • "We found & booked Goodrest quite close to our dates for travel after seeing awful reviews about our booked accommodation elsewhere."

    We were really happy that we did. What a gem! The place is spotless, well maintained & had everything we needed. Little things like deckchairs, washing up liquid, condiments, toilet roll etc were appreciated. Not forgetting the box of scones & milk in the fridge on arrival! The garden is private & catches the sun to sit out & soak in the peace & tranquility that the area provides. Loved it. Brian & Sylvia are such lovely hosts. Not intrusive but nearby if you need them. We really enjoyed their company, & Brian’s stories, when we did see them. We will definitely return & stay for longer. We highly recommend Goodrest to everyone.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic property for my husband and I for the week."

    Lots of welcoming gifts like toilet roll, laundry/cleaning items, milk and rock cakes. My only slight criticisms are the bed was too lumpy (for us, prefer firmer) and there was only one small frying pan. However this wouldn't stop us from recommending the property or visiting again. You have a lovely holiday home, thank you

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent property --great situation--the owners although next door were not ..."

    Excellent property --great situation--the owners although next door were not intrusive---ideally placed for access to the new forest and beaches---all in all highly recommended

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jul 2022

  • "I Would recommend this cottage it is very homely and clean."

    The owners are very helpful and welcoming.Easy reach to several seaside resorts and places to eat.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Goodrest is a delightful bungalow in a quiet location with adjacent parking."

    There is a large lawn at the rear with a large apple tree and pleasant trees on the lower boundary. The house is well equipped, very clean and comfortable. The shops are within easy reach. We had a good break and would be very happy to come again. We visited several open gardens and Kingston Lacy- a large National trust estate with lots of walks near Wimborne Minster.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Such a wonderful, quiet location yet close to all facilities, beaches and New Forest."

    The lovely owners are close at hand which is always a bonus.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "A credit to the hosts Brian & Sylvia who make everyone welcome a really special ..."

    A credit to the hosts Brian & Sylvia who make everyone welcome a really special couple who make the holiday even more memorable

    Reviewed by George4.7May 2022

  • "Goodrest is a lovely bungalow full of charm & character."

    The owners, Brian & Sylvia are so welcoming & friendly. Everything you need for a comfortable relaxing stay is provided for. It was clean, also nice & warm, just what’s needed during the colder months. There are woodland walks just a stroll away or just sit outside overlooking the large peaceful private garden. Local shops & a supermarket are also nearby. Would I stay here again? A resounding YES.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely owners who were happy to help in anything you needed."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable with everthing you needed for your stay. Set in a very quiet location in easy walking distance to 3 pubs and 2 restaurants and a few shops. Its in a central location with easy reach to the coast and the new forest All in all a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely bungalow in a quiet location well positioned for the locallity and lovely walking area especially the New Forest."

    Kitchen is small but well equiped

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2021

  • "Ideal for couples who appreciate a traditional bungalow (1930's style in decor)."

    Also in a quiet situation with a large sloping garden and 10 minutes walk from a supermarket.

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Sep 2021

  • "We found the bungalow very well set out and just what we needed."

    Although the kitchen was a tad small, it was sufficient for our needs. The owners were a very nice couple and only too pleased to welcome us to their property. We had a very enjoyable week and even the weather stayed dry!! We would recommend this property as a very comfortable place to stay.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Aug 2021

  • "The bungalow is beautiful."

    Skyes percentage add on to the price is not.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Goodrest is a lovely place to say."

    The hosts Brian and Sylvia are very friendly and approachable. The cottage itself is clean and well looked after. It is ideally situated to visit Bournemouth which is only about 20 minutes away, Beaulieu, Stonehenge and countless more places. If you are wanting to switch off and explore the surrounding area then I couldn’t think of a better place.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "Brian & Sylvia were a fantastic couple, down to earth and interesting."

    The property was in a very quiet area just what we wanted, with excellent facilities for self catering. Just down the road is Verwood easy to get to. We loved our time there and would recommend it. All the best to them. Bill & Anita

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2021

  • "Brian and Sylvia, the owners are an amazing couple."

    Very friendly and extremely interesting.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "The owners, Brian and Silvia were, charming and helpful hosts."

    The bungalow was well prepared and comfortable. The property has intentionally be kept with a flavour of yesteryear. As such the kitchen is small and the bathroom needs updating, which Brian said was already planned. The bungalow is well situated for the local facilities with the village centre, supermarket and lovely pub all within easy walking distance. It is also well placed for visiting the coast and other attractions, although traffic is heavy with queuing at busy times. We very much enjoyed our stay and would recommend Goodrest.

    Reviewed by Joyce4.4May 2021

  • "Great holiday and hosts were brilliant."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2021

  • "We were warmly welcomed to this lovely bungalow and had a really lovely break."

    We would highly recommend the 'Goodrest'!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2021

  • "Goodrest was a fantastic holiday cottage in a good location for exploring the New Forrest, it was very well presented with all the requirements to make a very enjoyable holiday."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Nov 2019

  • "In a connvinient location ,ideal for the bus stop ,and we were able to visit all the places we wanted to ,but left some for a future time, it did not feel like a holiday home but more like a home to live in ."

    Reviewed by kay5.0Sep 2019

  • "Warm friendly welcome."

    bungalow is not suitable for disabled as the shower is not assessible it being inside a bath. garden on deep slope. these are the only two negative points.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Aug 2019

  • "Lovely quiet and comfortable bungalow with lovely owners"

    Reviewed by Georgina4.7Aug 2019

  • "My husband and I have just returned from a two week holiday in the Good Rest property and I will say it has a very apt name."

    We had a very warm welcome from the owners which was much appreciated after a 5 + hour drive. They showed us round this charming property highlighting where everything was and if we needed anything else just to let them know. There was everything we needed with all the comforts of home. Also on the table were homemade scones and a jar of honey to greet us. The bungalow is set in the lovely village of Verwood where the shops are only a short walk away. The peace and quite we found there was amazing and so Resting. But it is also close enough to enjoy Castles, Sea side, Historic Towns like Winchester, Historic Houses, The New Forest with its beautiful ponies and walks, Larger towns like Bournemouth, Southampton, Poole and many more including Portsmouth where we spent 3 days on the Historic Naval Base. We will defiantly be returning to Good Rest in the future as it has everything you need for a Great Holiday.

    Reviewed by Teresa3.8Jul 2019

  • "A very restful location."

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2019

  • "Everthing was perfect"

    Reviewed by Andreas5.0Oct 2018

  • "Your website does not give as detailed a description of the cottage as when it was on Cottages4u, for instance information about the provision or not of towels and bed linen."

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely 1930s cottage."

    Quiet location within easy driving distance of many attractions. Made to feel very welcome by the owners. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2018

  • "Very nice house with friendly owners"

    Reviewed by Anton5.0Aug 2018

  • "The bungalow was homely and the owners where welcoming."

    Central for visits to Monkey World and Heavy Horse Farm. Suggest you take your own food. We enjoyed the meals we had in the evenings at The Monmouth Ash also The Hollow is excelent for breakfast or lunch. Ringwood market ! was very disappointing. Only a handful of stalls. If wanting a trip to the coast make an early start as parking is hard to find.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jul 2018

  • "We could have asked for nothing more from our week in Goodrest."

    Starting with a lovely warm welcome from Sylvia and Brian we settled immediately into the immaculately clean bungalow in its lovely peaceful setting. We discovered we were close to local amenities and shops and that, as well as all the attractions of the nearby forest, we had a great base for touring the local area, whether by car or local buses- we found Bournemouth, Poole and even Weymouth were in reach. A lovely week that we hope at some point to repeat.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jun 2018

  • "We were made very welcome by Brian and Sylvia on arrival, and enjoyed a peaceful week in this clean, well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    It's new to Sykes, although the visitor books show evidence of many years of good reviews from earlier visitors.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1x double, 1x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room and electric fire
  • Dining room.
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, Bed linen rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden surrounding the cottage with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: Children aged over 16 years only
  • Note: There are steps to access this property making it unsuitable for wheelchair users. Note: No towels are provided.

The property

The thriving, bustling community of Verwood can be found in rural East Dorset, close to the borders of Hampshire and Wiltshire, only 5 miles from Ringwood, home to the lovely Moors Valley Country Park.

Verwood is surrounded by glorious farmland and lovely countryside, and makes a great touring centre.

Goodrest is a well-presented detached cottage, set on the edge of Verwood, surrounded by its own garden.

Beautifully furnished throughout, providing beautifully finished “retro” accommodation all on one floor, Goodrest is ideal for friends or families who want to spend time together in glorious Dorset surroundings.

Coming through the front door you enter into a light, well-equipped kitchen and utility area.

Passing through the dining room takes you into the hall, where there is a separate sitting room alongside two bedrooms, a double and a twin and a family bathroom with a shower over the bath.

Goodrest is accessed via a stone path from the small garden area at the front, with two adjacent parking spaces.

The area around Verwood offers fantastic walking opportunities.

Within six miles lies the boundary of the New Forest, a fascinating and scenic National Park, famous for its wild ponies, deer, pretty villages and quaint inns.

An easy drive south takes you to the award winning sandy beaches, great shops, theatres and cinemas at Bournemouth, or travel a short distance north to the historic city of Salisbury, with its stunning cathedral, Wilton House and, of course, Stonehenge.

Take a boat trip to Brownsea Island from Poole harbour and visit the wildlife.

Also within driving distance are Kingston Lacy Country House, and Max Gate, Thomas Hardy's home.

This is a great location from which to explore this fascinating area.

A lovely cottage, in an ideal location to explore some of the best of the South West.

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About the location


Ringwood 5 miles; The New Forest 7 miles; Bournemouth 14 miles.

The thriving, bustling community of Verwood can be found in rural East Dorset, close to the borders of Hampshire and Wiltshire, only 5 miles from Ringwood, home to the lovely Moors Valley Country Park including the Go Ape high-wire adventure. Verwood is surrounded by glorious farmland and lovely countryside, and makes a great touring centre. Within 6 miles lies the boundary of the New Forest, a fascinating and scenic National Park, famous for its wild ponies, deer, pretty villages and quaint inns, as well as the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. An easy drive south takes you to the award winning sandy beaches, great shops, theatres and cinemas at Bournemouth, or travel a short distance north to the historic city of Salisbury, with its stunning cathedral, Wilton House and, of course, Stonehenge. A great location from which to explore this fascinating area.

Note: Children aged over 16 years only
No towels are provided at the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas