Bacons - Self catering holiday cottage in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, The New Forest, England - Sleeps 10
Bacons is a detached house with spacious holiday accommodation sleeping up to ten guests in five bedrooms. Located on the edge of the New Forest National Park, on the outskirts of Hyde Common, Fordingbridge, this unpretentious country retreat provides an ideal base from which to enjoy the many attractions of both the New Forest and Hampshire.
Providing a feeling of seclusion without isolation, with other cottages in the vicinity, Bacons offers a rustic atmosphere which is enhanced by the two open fires in the spacious dining room and smaller sitting room (dry logs for both fires are provided). There is also oil-fired central heating, should you not want to light the fire, making Bacons suitable for holidays or short breaks during both summer and winter months.
Bacons is furnished in a comfortable, homely style, but is certainly not '5-star' accommodation. However, it has been a very popular holiday home for many years primarily due to its idyllic location where ponies can be seen wandering around and its direct access out onto the forest walks. Previous guests that have stayed, may also be interested to know that during 2011-2012, Bacons underwent considerable 'smartening up' of the decor with all mattresses being replaced.
Situated within the cattle grid area of the New Forest, wonderful forest walks can be enjoyed from the front door and there is a local pub and general store within walking distance. The area has much to offer outdoor enthusiasts including horse riding, fishing, cycling the forest tracks and little lanes and enjoying the wildlife.
For those who want to explore the wider area and its places of interest, the Cathedral City of Salisbury, Stonehenge, Beaulieu Motor Museum, the beaches of Bournemouth, Lymington and even the Isle of Wight are within driving distance. There are also plenty of historic houses and gardens to visit.
- Horse Riding Nearby
- Open Fire
- Near Pub/Restaurant
- Garden/Outside Area
- Bike Storage
- Off-Road Parking
- Washing Machine
- Sitting room with log fire, television, video, seating and sofa bed for sleeping flexibility.
- Dining room which gets the sun (and heat from the kitchen) again with an open fire, easy chairs and dining table with simple bench seats.
- Cloakroom with toilet and wash basin off the entrance hall.
- Kitchen with Aga, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and old farmhouse-style sink.
- Separate room containing a large chest freezer and boiler, along with pay-phone.
- Outside the kitchen door is an outhouse with washing machine and ample secure bike storage.
- Two double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom and two single bedrooms.
- Two bathrooms upstairs (one with shower over).
Outside: There is a large area of lawn with picnic table and lots of space for children to play and let off steam. This is gated and you are able to park cars here should you wish to park off the gravel track. In the winter this can get muddy so you may prefer to park outside the gate on the grass verge. There is a paddock beyond the lawn and an area used for producing hay in the summer (please note that gates must be kept closed at all times to prevent ponies etc entering and you as the tenant are financially responsible for any harm to animals caused by gates being left open.
Additional information: This is a no-smoking cottage. Pets are welcome. Short breaks available with a Friday and Monday changeover. Electricity, fuel oil and logs are inclusive in the rental. For 2013 onwards, all beds will be made up with freshly laundered linen but please bring your own towels. For guests comfort, it is suggested that eight adults (or possibly six adults plus up to four children) are considered to be the maximum that can be accommodated. A cot is available.
Low Season from £515
Mid Season from £690
High Season from £850
Peak Season £1210
Changeover Day: Friday
Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer
Sleeps 10 people in 5 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 1 Twin & 2 Singles + lounge sofa bed)
Group booking details:
All male groups: Yes
All female groups: Yes
Catering Available: No
Owner: Ria & Peter Grisdale click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
Bacons joined Independent Cottages in June 2012
Last Minute / Late Availability OffersMon, 20 May 2013 for 4 nights - £455
Small family £455; or large group £495. Weekly £750Fri, 31 May 2013 for 3 nights - £515
Small family £515; or large group £595. Weekly £850Mon, 3 Jun 2013 for 4 nights - £515
Small family £515; or large group £595. Weekly £850Mon, 10 Jun 2013 for 4 nights - £515
Small family £515; or large group £595. Weekly £850Fri, 14 Jun 2013 for 3 nights - £515
Small family £515; or large group £595. Weekly £850