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1 Baytree Cottage

Swanwick, Hampshire, Hampshire (Ref. 1010447)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was beautiful and clean."

    Great sized bedrooms with huge king sized bed and one with a huge round shaped bed. Two bathrooms both good sized, one with shower and bath, one en-suite. Useable kitchen and fantastic hot tub. Close to local pubs and a short drive to shopping centres. The marina is on your doorstep and offer paddle boarding and kayaking in the river or lessons if you prefer. We stayed for a week and went out on the river paddle boarding and kayaking, went to the local pubs and restaurants and visited the shopping centre. There are also great walks near by and Marlow zoo which we also visited. The cottage is the perfect location for your holiday and we will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by ShirleyJul 2022

  • "Great cottage, ideal locations, superb hosts, we throughly enjoyed our visit!"

    Reviewed by TobyJul 2022

  • "Firstly, Sykes Cottages provided a high level of service, and their website was informative and very easy to navigate."

    Baytree Cottage itself is delightful, with plenty of old world charm and all the conveniences of modern day living. Absolutely spotlessly clean throughout, nice bedrooms and a really useful en-suite c/w wash basin and loo. Both beds were clothed in good quality linen, were large/very large, and very comfortable. In addition the cottage's position is truly first-class with plenty of lovely walks (both shoreline and wooded). Anyone interested in boats and yachting would be in seventh heaven with a plethora of boatyards, marinas, and every type of seagoing craft imaginable right on the doorstep. All in all a wonderful 'home from home' in a delightful part of the world. Thoroughly recommended!

    Reviewed by Geoffrey PeterJul 2022

  • "Excellent property, has all the home comforts you could possibly want, really comfortable beds and loved the hot tub."

    Perfect location for long walks, pubs and shops. Information left by owners was fantastic, lots of locations to eat, visit and shop along with helpful little maps to show you where to go. Welcome pack was great, having milk and bread and a few other bits there waiting for us was a great welcome. Thank you to the owners for making us feel so welcome! Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by KateJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in wonderful location."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2022

  • "Just got back from a short stay in this fantastic cottage."

    Hot tub was a must on our wish list and it didn’t disappoint. Well positioned for dog walks and adventuring further afield along the coast. Property is deceptively large, comfortable and of a high standard. Great communication from the owners throughout our visit and will look to book again soon!

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay the cottage is well equipped there was Nothink we needed ."

    And we would definitely stay there again .

    Reviewed by MartinApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and location."

    Simon and Tracey couldn’t have been more welcoming with their many perfect little touches.

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage but stairs were a little steep and narrow for my husband who uses a stick to support himself."

    Thanks Dawn I hope Poppy is better and thank you for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DawnMar 2022

  • "Very happy with the holiday cottage."

    It was clean and comfortable, and the owners were friendly and helpful. Unfortunately some personal circumstances meant we had to cut short our stay. Definitely on our short list if we choose to stay in the same area again.

    Reviewed by TimothyMar 2022

  • "Lovely warm and cosy cottage with comfy beds just like a hotel , we had everything we needed , great location for walking , fabulous local pub and cafe in the Marina ."

    Reviewed by MariaMar 2022

  • "Absolutely smashing little cottage."

    I say little but it was actually a lot bigger than we anticipated. Plenty of space downstairs with a really good size fully equipped kitchen, two huge bedrooms, bathroom, two other toilets and spotlessly clean. We arrived to find tea, coffee, sugar, milk, butter, orange juice, a chocolate cake and a bottle of wine which was a lovely surprise. Fluffy towels and pillows, huge comfy beds, amazing hot tub, very quiet area, I just can’t fault it! The cottage itself is right on the river with wonderful walks on your doorstep. Lots of information about local attractions at the cottage and a pub just around the corner. I would advise that if you go when it’s slightly cooler you do make sure you have wood for the log burner (which was really cosy) we checked the weather before leaving and thought it wouldn’t be necessary but the cottage is quite open so found we needed to go and buy some (local Tesco garage had loads) also being on the river the air can be a little cooler than the weather man suggests so nice warm coat if you want to go out walking. Overall we loved it, as did the dog and would definitely visit again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneNov 2021

  • "Super location with lovely views and walks."

    Holiday cottage was modern with a cottage feel, making it a wonderful home from home. Communication was great and added extras a nice touch. Thank you for a relaxing stay.

    Thank you and glad you had a lovely stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeborahNov 2021

  • "Our week at 1 Baytree was fantastic."

    You made us feel so welcome by the note around saying it was ‘our home’ etc. It was a lovely feeling to not have lists and lists of what we could and could not do. The property is beautifully decorated and very well equipped for the week. The local area is great with loads to do and plenty of dog walks straight from the front door. Great to go out for the day and then come back to the hot tub at night. It was great to meet you simon and see that the hot tub is properly maintained. It’s a shame we had to leave and go back to reality. 5star and we’ll definitely be back Paul Vikki and the dog

    Thank you for the feedback and glad you liked the cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "The cottage was so comfortable, accurate in detail, set in lovely surroundings."

    Definitely recommend and will revisit in the fut

    Thank you and we look forward to you returning. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, really well kitted out with lots of information provided by the owner Tracy both prior to our arrival and once we arrived."

    The cottage is really comfortable and had it been a bit colder we would have loved to use the wood burner. All the rooms have some nice touches and choosing which bedroom to use was a tough choice. The location was an excellent base to explore the south coast and after a day out an hour in the hot tub was a perfect way to end the day. All in all we had a great time and would look to come again in the future.

    Thank you for your kind words and glad you had a good holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2021

  • "We spent a lovely week at Baytree Cottage, we were very lucky as the weather was extremely kind to us."

    We took note of the parking advice given on the website, so two couples travelled in one car which made things so much easier than trying to find somewhere to park the second car when we arrived. The cottage is in a central location for visiting Southampton, Portsmouth, the New Forest and the Isle of Wight and even has great walks on the doorstep, you must try taking the Pink Ferry to Hamble le Rice, never seen so many pubs and eateries in such a small village , great food and beer at the Victory Inn, gents, check out the loo, will put a smile on your face. The hot tub was a blessing after all the walking. The 2 bedrooms are huge which was a nice surprise although the en-suite could do with a walk in shower (I’m sure there is space in there for one) the rest of the cottage was very comfortable and very well presented. No complaints at all although there were some strange plumbing noises, might be air in the pipes. Thank you so much Tracy and Simon for everything, the welcome pack was very much appreciated.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. Thanks for mentioning the noise of the pipes we were unaware of that. We would love to put a shower in the ensuite but it is too small unfortunately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. Helpful owners.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    Lovely walks along the estuary from your front door, perfect for dogs owners. So much to do in the area. We loved it so much we have booked to return next year!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2021

  • "We arrived at the property to find that you can park a car directly outside the cottage (dependant on how well you can manoeuvre into a tight space, other parking is free in the carpark at the bottom of the cottage lane (100m) but the carpark is often full."

    We easily accessed following the instructions given by the owners. On entry there is a comfortable lounge with large TV and 2 sofas. On entry to the kitchen we were surprised to see that the hosts had left us milk, bread, butter, jam and a bottle of wine (nice touch) In the garden there is the hot tub that will fit 6 that is set at 39 degrees (which was a little too hot for us given the weather was very hot) Tracey, the owner said it could be dropped a degree or two but wouldn't make much difference, once the weather cooled a little it was fine. Also outside is a set of chairs, only small issue is that there is no real room for a outdoor dining table. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms one with En-suite (toilet & basin) and a bathroom (shower, bath, toilet & basin). In the description it states that the lounge has a ceiling height of 6'4" but his wasn't really a problem, even for my son who is 6' 7" as the rest of the cottage has adequate ceiling height. There is a train station within a 15-20 minute walk of the cottage with hourly trains to Portsmouth & Southampton (discounted fares for 3 or more travellers) there are some local pubs, The Ship (only tried drinks) Caters Steakhouse (tried a meal and were disappointed) and the Jolly Sailor (good food although the menu isn't extensive) We walked to Hamble-le-Rice (roughly 5 miles) which is lovely with some great pubs and eateries and to return jumped aboard the Pink Ferry (check operating times if you visit) which takes you to the other side of the River Hamble and then around a 1 mile walk back to the cottage.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage in a lovely quiet area, the cottage is spotless and really comfortable, the only gripe would be the parking, if the next door cottage has a large car, it is difficult to park, however we had no issues finding a space in the small Riverside car park."

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a lovely area."

    Facilities were great especially the hot tub and the pub being a 2 minute walk away was a definite bonus! The host Tracy and her husband were very helpful and we would definitely return to number 1 baytree cottage

    Reviewed by MatthewJun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely setting."

    Only gripe really was parking - we were aware from the description that as we don’t have a small car we couldn’t park in front of the cottage but the parking in the local free car park wasn’t as simple as it sounded. It was full for most of the day & certainly early evening after we returned on days out. Please bear in mind that this included in the week & it wasn’t school holidays. It added stress to the holiday & for that reason we wouldn’t return. I understand from the owners that a bigger public car park is planned which I hope will alleviate the issue.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • "Lovely & comfy cottage, good location to get to places (Portsmouth/ Southampton/ New Forest) & some lovely parks close by."

    Hot tub was nice addition. As stated in description parking is available for smaller car outside property, we found parking in the car park a bit difficult at busy times (especially as weather was glorious over bank holiday.)

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2021

  • "Was a great hub to stay at to get around places."

    The place was really nice to be honest the photos don’t do it justice with how big it is.

    Reviewed by ScottMay 2021

  • "Ideal cottage located in beautiful area with lots of riverside walks."

    Owners very helpful and friendly. The best hot tub. Very secure garden for dogs

    Reviewed by BarryMay 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a fantastic location."

    Clean, homely, very comfortable with a well generous welcome pack

    Reviewed by JanApr 2021

  • "Really great cottage, in a fantastic setting in a marina, well maintained and great furnishings and appliances."

    Really good location to pubs restaurants and shops, and central to lots of places to visit, whilst there we visited, Portsmouth, Southampton, Bournemouth and Winchester all within 45 minutes drive.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage right on the marina ."

    It’s pretty and near pubs restaurants and some lovely walks . The owners are friendly and helpful . We had a really lovely break .

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a brilliant location."

    So many things around to go to within a shirt driving distance. Perfect for the New Forest. Excellent location for Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester. Cottage is very cosy, with all the amenities you could need and the hot tub just finishes it all off. We had an amazing stay and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2020

  • "Owners were lovely and gave excellent communication."

    Couldn't have asked for nicer people. Accommodation was in an amazing location, very clean, amazing hot tub - we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by KarinSep 2020

  • "Most beautiful cottage in a lovely area would come again"

    Reviewed by RachaelSep 2020

  • "Cottage had a lovely, homely feel to it and was very comfortable."

    The hot tub was fabulous. The location is great with some lovely walks right on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage very well equipped, modern and very clean."

    Felt like a home from home. Few steps from water front and even sea glimpses out of bedroom window. Hot tub made our holiday due to poor weather. Well located for local attractions etc. Highly recommended and owner couldn’t be more helpful loved our stay.

    Reviewed by ChantellAug 2020

  • "Cottage located a few steps from the River Hamble and Marina."

    On entering cottage we were very impressed with the high spec of furnishings. Living room was so cosy and comfy. Hot Tub was amazing and very clean Beds were the most comfortable we have slept in. Very quiet and peaceful Lovely walks along the Hamble River most days with our small dog Found a few drinking holes in the area Owners very helpful during our stay and great communication with them. Highly recommend and would return without hesitation Thanks to Tracy and Simon the owners. Paul and Debs

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "What a wonderful place!"

    I would come back again and also recommend to others. Great place to be and ideal for the water to be on the door step. Thank you Tracy

    Reviewed by CarlieAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, in a wonderful location."

    Nice owners and easy communications with them

    Reviewed by StewartJul 2020

  • "A very comfortable, cosy and well equipped little cottage with the added bonus of a hot tub which was very welcome after long walks, the comprehensive welcome pack provided by Tracy was also much appreciated."

    The cottage is ideally situated for walking and visiting the historic attractions of Portsmouth.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2020

  • "We had a fabulous weekend."

    Cottage was lovely, very clean and well stocked. Hot tub was great and welcome pack was brilliant. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by AnnaMar 2020

  • "The holiday cottage was beautiful!"

    So clean and spacious for the 4 of us! The hot tub was amazing for the chilli nights! We will definitely be re-booking in the near future.

    Reviewed by SophieFeb 2020

  • "The cottage was in a fantastic location, and provides more than everything you need."

    Beautifully decorated and lovely welcome pack including bacon, eggs, tiger bread, butter and bottle of white wine. Whole weekend was excellent

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2020

  • "Just back from a girls weekend at the cottage."

    Which was fabulous with little personal touches that made the cottage homely and comfortable. Lovely surrounding area to walk and a great local pub. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by AngeJan 2020

  • "A beautiful little hideaway stocked with everything you might need."

    Perfectly positioned for exploring the lovely coastline. Friendly and helpful owners. Don’t miss out on this little gem x

    Reviewed by GillieJan 2020

  • "Every thing about the cottage and it’s owners."

    Reviewed by GeoffreyDec 2019

  • "Just a huge great WOW for definately the best accommodation that we have stayed at."

    Great communication from Tracey prior to arrival Milk, cake, bread, butter, eggs, bacon and wood for the homely log burner for when we arrived. The hot tub was perfect and the whole apartment had the feel of newness about it. We'll be back

    Reviewed by NicholasDec 2019

  • "Skye Holiday Feedback - the only reason I didn't give full Accuracy of the listing was it is listed as 2 bathrooms when actually the 2nd bathroom was only a toilet and basin en-suite, no second shower or bath."

    It worked for short break but with five adults we went for two bathrooms thinking two showers/baths for morning convenience. Public Review Stunning Cottage in a beautiful location next to a Marina and river and historical park so great if you like walking, have a dog and if you have your own canoe or paddleboard prime location. The Cottage was perfect with everything you needed in the cottage including fully equipped kitchen and was lovely and warm in these winter months, and bonus a large hot tub. I could not fault this cottage one bit. Just be aware when it states 2 bathrooms the second bathroom is a en-suite toilet and basin only. I recommend you park in the free car park 30 yards away as it very tight to park outside cottage without blocking neighbours, it didn't bother us one having to do this. Will certainly look to book this Cottage again. Thank you to the owners for the personal touches as well on arrive with a little food package.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback and making us aware of the errors in the listing, this has been rectified and the information provided about the property is now accurate. It was lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay at 1 Baytree Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JillNov 2019

  • "A really lovely warm cottage, Located in a beautiful harbour, great for dog walking with lots of friendly locals, Would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2019

  • "Such a lovely cottage in a wonderful location right near the water and a great pub round the corner."

    Reviewed by HayleyOct 2019

  • "Cottage was beautiful - looks exactly like the pictures, the view at the end of the drive is gorgeous."

    Owner was lovely and we arrived to fresh bread, cake, wine, bacon, eggs, butter and milk which was a thoughtful touch! Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by SophieSep 2019

  • "Yes I would suggest that you check that the information is correct regarding the property 1 Bay Tree Cottage."

    We spoke to Simon the owner and he was suprised that the wording had not been changed as he had submitted a revised summary. Listed as having two bathrooms it only had one. Had we taken friends with us it would have been very inconvenient. Listed as having parking for two small cars off road.We had difficulty parking our Kia Ceed in front of the property. On a positive note the welcome pack Tracey and Simon had left was excellent. The fridge had Milk, Bacon and Olive spread. Tea, Coffee, sugar and coffee pods for the coffee machine. plus freshly baked bread,fresh cream slices and a bottle of Wine. All the facilities were good. The Hot Tub was great after a day out to relax in whilst waiting for dinner to cook.

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2019

  • "The cottage is very homely and welcoming, the round bed really is so comfy, nice touches with the welcome pack and treats for dogs."

    the beach is literally a 1 minute walk to the end of the path and excellent local facilities if like paddle boarding and kayaking, there is also a brilliant walk for dogs at the end of the car park where you can let dogs off the lead. Owners are also very accommodating and friendly

    Reviewed by HeatherSep 2019

  • "Really great cottage."

    Excellent facilities, everything we needed was there. Great location too, a stones throw from the river. Very pleased with our stay

    Reviewed by SianAug 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size with 2 folding single beds and 1 x 7ft round bed with en-suite WC and basin
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two travel cots and a highchair are available upon request
  • Off-road parking for 1 smaller car and parking 30 metres away
  • Lawned area with hot tub
  • One well-behaved dog welcome but the dog is not to be left alone inside
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5, pub 0.2
  • Note: Low ceilings in sitting room (6'4”)
  • Note: Max 4 adults 2 children

The property

Found on the outskirts of the River Hamble, 1 Baytree Cottage is in a delightful location for nature spotting and roaming the beautiful natural scenery of Hampshire.

With a wide array of wonderful amenities both in the property and on your doorstep, this area of Southampton is a lovely place to spend your holidays with your loved ones, whether you’re a small family or a group of friends, there’s something for everyone in every direction of this charming region.

Park up at the property and head through the traditional doorway of the property, holding a lot of character and charm, the cottage offers you a relaxing retreat in a stylishly decorated wonder.

Dump your bags in the bedrooms upstairs and head down to the kitchen for a cup of tea, take a seat in the sitting room on one of the plush sofas and light up the woodburning stove.

This room makes the perfect spot for spending quality time with everyone whilst snuggled up amongst the warmth with the television on, as well as making a relaxing spot to enjoy a glass of wine.

For formal occasions or the chance to gather as a group collectively, the kitchen/diner is an ideal spot to enjoy some home-cooking.

For an evening of tranquillity, the outside area offers just that, with your own private hot tub overlooking the woodlands that surround there’s no better place to kick back with a book and unwind into the warm waters before heading back inside for rest ahead of your fun-filled day ahead.

Once you’ve re-energised in the morning with a cup of coffee at the dining table, take a stroll to the river with the dog to enjoy a spot of fresh air and a close up view of the wondrous lands that surround you, take a stroll down to the marina where you can observe breath-taking boats and some of the most beautiful sunsets in the area.

Just a short trip away you can stumble across the busy village of Sarisbury, stop here for some fish and chips and perhaps even an evening of comedy and other entertainments at the social club for a feeling of community and a day out of fun.

The cottage is situated within a few miles of Fairthorne Manor, during school holidays children can spend the day playing in the massive grounds, playing games, kayaking, climbing and much more giving you some days of your own knowing the children will be exhausted and thoroughly entertained.

For an action-packed day out the port city of Southampton promises just that, boasting a wide array of history in its Tudor houses and garden, the medieval city walls and the SeaCity Museum, there’s plenty of culture to explore and adventure for all ages.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1103749, together sleeping up to 10 guests,

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Bursledon 2.2 miles; Southampton 8 miles; Portsmouth 12.3 miles.

Swanwick is a lovely riverside village resting between Bursledon and Sarisbury Green. The village is well-known for its strawberry farming and offers a good selection of attractions, including the Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve and The Brickworks Museum. Dining options include The Old Ship, The Boathouse Café and Harper’s Steakhouse, whilst you can stock up on essentials at the well-stocked convenience store. Just outside of the village is Bursledon, where you can find further attractions and amenities, including the Deacons Marina, Hamble View, The Linden Tree and Fox & Hounds. Continue onto the bustling city of Southampton, where a plethora of attractions awaits, including ferry trips to the Isle of Wight, Tudor House & Garden, SeaCity Museum and Solent Sky.

Region Information

NOTE: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100.00

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas