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Magnolia Cottage ~ The New Forest

Magnolia Cottage provides unique and beautifully furnished accommodation for four guests. The open plan ground floor layout is split over two levels including a well equipped kitchen, dining area and comfortable sitting room. French doors open out on to the outdoor patio and garden which is perfect for al-fresco dining. Upstairs you will find two attractive en-suite bedrooms with zip and link beds which can be made up as double or single beds depending on individual requirements.

The cottage is one of two properties set within the grounds of Heathfield House, situated in Holmsley and enjoying a unique position. In one direction, explore and discover the beauty of the New Forest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its country pubs and many activities such as cycling, horse riding and walking. In the other direction, enjoy the blue flag beaches, coastal walks, crabbing, sailing and many other water sports. Indulge yourself in a modern and comfortable environment, secluded and private but not isolated – ideally placed for exploring the area.

The New Forest National Park is one of the largest remaining forests in England. The forest was created by William I in about 1079 for the royal hunt. At that time they hunted the deer that still live in the forest. They are shy creatures but you might be lucky enough to spot one around Heathfield. Wild ponies and donkeys roam the open heath in the New Forest area. The ponies are one of our best-loved native breeds, it is their grazing that maintains the open character of the forest. The New Forest is famous for its ancient trees. You can see beech trees that are 400 years old, oaks that are 800 years old, and even some yew trees that are said to be 1000 years old that were here when William I and his descendants used the forest for hunting.

For larger groups, take a look at the Coach House (HA020) sleeping eight guests, which can be booked separately or together with Magnolia Cottage.

This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps four guests.
  • Two en-suite double bedrooms.
  • Enclosed garden with patio, barbecue, table and chairs.
  • Parking for two cars.
  • WiFi.
  • Children and infants welcome.
  • Sorry, no pets.
  • Minimum of a three night stay.

Additional features

  • French doors from sitting room lead onto terrace.
  • Both bedrooms are zip and link, therefore can be either a double or two single beds.
  • Roll top bath in the en-suite to bedroom one.
  • Close to a pub (17th Century Inn, The Three Tuns is within walking distance).
  • Television with Freeview, DVD, CD, Digital radio.
  • Electric oven with separate hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, combined washer/dryer, microwave, Nespresso coffee maker.
  • Travel cot, high chair and two stairgates available on request.
  • Front and back terraces with garden furniture and kettle style barbecue.

Attractions and nearby amenities

  • The nearest railway stations are Hinton Admiral (3 miles), Christchurch (7 miles), and Brockenhurst (8 miles).
  • The nearest village is Bransgore, just 2 miles away.
  • Christchurch’s unique location on the coming together of the rivers Stour and Avon and the shores of its own large natural harbour makes Christchurch a breath-taking location to visit, 5 miles.
  • Mudeford Quay is situated at the entrance to Christchurch Harbour and provides spectacular views out to sea and back to Christchurch town.
  • Bournemouth, 5 miles, well known for its great nightlife, entertainment and shopping.
  • Known as the cruise capital of Europe, Southampton plays host to over four million visitors a year and boasts an impressive cultural offering.
  • Cycling, Fishing and boat trips all available in and around the New Forest.

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