Merrie Thought Cottage

Stuckton, New Forest, Hampshire (Ref. 20670)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A delightful cottage cleverly created from the former coach house adjacent to the owner&

8217;s impressive country residence built in 1900, within the New Forest National Park, 1.5 miles from Fordingbridge.

The well-appointed, light and airy interior of this New Forest cottage offers comfortable holiday accommodation, ideal for couples and family groups alike who wish to explore this lovely area.

There are beautiful views across the extensive gardens from both the bedrooms and the ground floor of this New Forest holiday cottage, which benefits from an open plan social space with a good sized kitchen, pleasant dining and sitting areas, a ground floor shower room and a further sitting area overlooking the lovely gardens.

The five acres of gardens around this New Forest holiday cottage are a joy to behold!

Not only does the cottage have its own designated patio and lawn but visitors may also enjoy a stroll beside the small lake, waterfall and further beautifully tended gardens, with seasonal use of the shared outdoor heated pool, by arrangement with the owner.

There is access to several interesting forest walks straight from the garden of this New Forest holiday cottage, alternatively take a short trip deeper into the forest where you can explore attractive villages, picnics by forest streams or just watch the wild ponies, deer and cattle graze the woodland glades.

Further afield, take a trip to the National Motor Museum and Bishop&

8217;s Palace at Beaulieu, Breamore House, or explore Exbury Gardens.

Guests can also enjoy a day out in the medieval cathedral city of Salisbury or visit Bournemouth&

8217;s beaches and attractions, all easily accessible from your New Forest holiday cottage.

This really is a wonderfully comfortable and convenient base for the New Forest and beyond!


Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area and two seating areas.


  • Oil central heating
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Undercover bike storage
  • Private patio and lawn with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared access to extensive gardens with small lake
  • Shared use of heated outdoor swimming pool (May to Oct) by arrangement with owner
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children under 12 years old due to the proximity of the lake
  • Note: Steep stairs

About the location


Fordingbridge 1.5 miles; Ringwood 8 miles.

The hamlet of Stuckton lies in the New Forest National Park, 1.5 miles from the attractive Hampshire town of Fordingbridge 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 and all are not to be missed. This is a great location for exploring this picturesque and interesting area.

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