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Accommodation : New Forest Character Cottage – NFT2569

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Here are the highlights of Beachside Cottage:

  • Five bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms
  • Beach is a few minutes walk away
  • Sleeps up to 15 guests

This 300 year old New Forest character cottage is set in an idyllic location with the beach less than half a mile away, just minutes walk from the cottage.

Rescued from dereliction, the Beachside Cottage has undergone major refurbishment which has revealed the character of the cottage inside, much of which had been covered in hardboard for many years! There are the original timber boarded ceilings, two fireplaces, glorious rendered walls softly punctured by the characterful old oak and leaded light windows.

The beach, with views across to the Needles on the Isle of Wight to the left and across Christchurch Bay to the Purbecks, is a very short walk away.

New Forest Cottage

Open Plan Living Area

The kitchen/dining/living space is central to this New Forest cottage and a great social space. Entering from the hall, you'll feel the sense of space, with the views straight down the garden. The higher part of this space has an open fireplace and a secondary lounge area, with armchairs and rug, with leaded windows affording views over the front garden. The lounge is accessed from this part of the room.

Down a single step is the dining area, which has a large table before the full height glazed wall, giving an 'al fresco' feel to your dining. An island unit defines the kitchen space, with glazed integrated gas oven, large black free-standing fridge freezer, double dishwasher and microwave. There is a comprehensive range of cooking and dining equipment for use during your stay.

The comfortable double aspect lounge has an open fire, timber boarded ceiling and glazed double doors opening on to the garden. It is furnished with three settees and various armchairs. There's a TV with DVD player in the lounge and a double sofa-bed.

Upstairs Bedrooms and Bathroom

The upstairs is light and full of character. Each bedroom has different views over the gardens, all but one of them is dual aspect. There are doubles and family rooms, all have a double bed. The upstairs bathroom has basin, WC, large walk-in glazed shower space and modern double ended freestanding bath.

Downstairs Bedroom and Bathroom

Additionally there is a ground floor twin bedroom off the hall. The lower bathroom has a basin, WC and Japanese bath with overhead thermostatic rainshower.