Graylands Cottage - The New Forest, Sleeps 8
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Graylands Cottage - Godshill, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, The New Forest, England - Sleeps 8

Graylands Cottage

Graylands Cottage sleeps up to eight guests in five bedrooms and provides secluded self-catering in an old Forester's Cottage. Glorious views over the New Forest National Park restore the soul! Guests can immerse themselves in the natural beauty of this haven, visited by an abundance of wildlife including numerous feathered friends and deer.

Perfect for families who want to visit this popular holiday destination, Graylands Cottage welcomes dogs and also offers a ten percent discount for couples booking. Seventy percent of guests are repeat visitors to Graylands, due to its lovely homely atmosphere and beautiful location. It is rare to find somewhere in the Forest which has walks from the door, welcomes pets, and is family friendly.

For those who enjoy walking, the tracks and trails of the New Forest start straight from the cottage gate allowing you to explore the area by foot. Why not walk out for lunch or supper at one of the local pubs? The nearest is only half a mile away. Fishing, pony trekking and golf are also available locally as well as an indoor swimming pool for children.

The area has an abundance of attractions to entertain all ages. Just ten minutes drive (or a two mile walk) is Fordingbridge, offering a wide selection of places to shop and eat. On the way to the market town of Ringwood is the Hampshire Wildlife Trust and also a lake for water skiing. Visit the pretty villages and towns of Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst (the 'capital of the Forest' with a tourist information centre) and Beaulieu with its famous car museum to name just a few. Or travel a little further and visit the cathedral city of Salisbury, iconic Stonehenge, Paulton's Park (the kids will love Peppa Pig World!), Lymington for a trip to the Isle of Wight or Bournemouth and Christchurch on the coast.

Stay locally and enjoy picnics in the forest where the little ones can build dams, play pooh sticks and have a good splash around. For stocking up on provisions there is a nearby shop in walking distance across the fields at Sandyballs.

Alternatively, simply relax and soak up the incredible views over the valley and New Forest with nothing to disturb you apart from the sound of bird song.

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  • Graylands Cottage
  • Vintage-feel kitchen
  • Old-style, modern convenience
  • Dramatic December rainbow whilst walking near Graylands
  • Dine looking out of wall to ceiling picture windows
  • Forget TV - spend the evening watching the wildlife instead!
  • Relax with a good book - or some binoculars
  • Dramatic December sky
  • Restore the soul with spectacular cottage views!
  • A ground floor accessible bedroom with doors straight out onto the level patio
  • Graylands Cottage in the sunny June garden
  • Grayland's horse brasses
  • Keep cosy and cheerful on long winter evenings
  • Our green summer lane with Graylands in the distance
  • Lonely tree on December heathland
  • One of the three bathrooms - this one is wheelchair accessible
  • Graylands Cottage, secluded and peaceful
  • Stay warm and bright!
  • Old fireplace in the kitchen at Graylands
  • Graylands peeking through autumnal apple trees
  • Visitors to the pub at the end of our lane!
  • Our neighbour exhibiting his working horses
  • Wake up to this view from your bedroom balcony
  • Don't forget the bread for the farmhouse kitchen!
  • One of the two ground floor bedrooms, with step free access
  • View from Graylands level patio (wheelchair accessible)
  • A traditional first floor bedroom with original fireplace
  • One of Grayland's light-filled double bedrooms
  • First floor double bedroom with balcony. Spectacular views over the forest!
  • Anyone for a midnight feast?!
  • Wake up to this view
  • Tea anyone?
  • Hearty walks through December heathland
  • What an amazing week! (Feb 2017)
  • A great Christmas at the cottage  (Dec 2016)
  • Stunning cottage, perfect for the dogs, and all round 10 out of 10 (June 2016)
  • 4 generations of family! (Christmas 2015)
  • Daily donkey visits and 8 stags in the field (Dec 2015)
  • Warm enough to have lunch outside and listen to the stillness (March 2015)
  • Loved the cottage (electric wheelchair user)

Facilities

  • Internet Access
  • Open Fire
  • Pub/Restaurant Nearby
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby

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Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

  • Living room that is configured in an 'L' shape and has a dining table with eight chairs, comfy seating in front of the open fire for relaxing after supper, television, beams and large picture windows that let the outside flood in (great for wildlife spotting!).
  • Kitchen which combines a 'vintage' feel with modern facilities including a Butler sink, fridge (with freezer), toaster, kettle and electric stove.
  • Bedroom with small four foot double bed (wheelchair accessible) conveniently located next to...
  • Spacious wetroom with shower, WC and wash basin.
  • Single bedroom which is also ideal for those with limited mobility having a wheelchair accessible WC with wash basin, and French doors that lead out to the patio and garden (level access).

First floor

  • Double bedroom with a balcony allowing you to wake up to wonderful views over the forest. This room has a washbasin.
  • Second double bedroom which also has stunning valley views, and an original fireplace which adds to the charm.
  • Bunk bedroom with cupboards and dressing table, plus lovely views over the valley.
  • Bathroom with bath, wash basin and WC.

Additional information: Friday changeover is the norm but some Saturday changeovers may be available during the year. Dogs are welcome but guests are requested to fully hoover and clear up after them to remove all hair and any mess in the garden. Children welcome. The property is suitable for those in a wheelchair with assistance. Strictly no smoking inside the cottage. Duvets, pillow and blankets are provided but please bring your own bed linen, towels and tea towels (bed linen is available at the point of booking at an additional charge of £30 per bed per rental if needed). Heating is provided by the log fire in the sitting room and electric radiators (thermostatically controlled) with the exception of two bedrooms and bathrooms which are heated via oil fired radiators. Logs can be purchased at cost. There is phone in the cottage which guests can use for receiving and making calls (please leave money in the honesty box). WiFi is available. Generally it’s a good service, but occasionally runs slow.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £360
Mid Season from £510
High Season from £750
Peak Season £1410

Key details:
Pets: Yes 3 or more dogs allowed
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Friday
Payment options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 8 people in 5 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 1 Small Double, 1 Bunk Room & 1 Single accessible)

Group booking details:

All male groups: Please enquire with owner
All female groups: Please enquire with owner
Catering Available: No

Owner's details:
Owner: Ian Bruce, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

Graylands Cottage joined Independent Cottages in July 2016

Owner Noticeboard

As part of the New Forest’s efforts to ensure it is a “green” destination, guest bookings where no-one comes by car (nor uses one during their stay), are entitled to a 5% discount.

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Calendar last updated: 17th September 2017

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  • What an amazing week! (Feb 2017)
  • A great Christmas at the cottage  (Dec 2016)
  • Stunning cottage, perfect for the dogs, and all round 10 out of 10 (June 2016)
  • 4 generations of family! (Christmas 2015)
  • Daily donkey visits and 8 stags in the field (Dec 2015)
  • Warm enough to have lunch outside and listen to the stillness (March 2015)
  • Loved the cottage (electric wheelchair user)
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Owner Notice Board

As part of the New Forest’s efforts to ensure it is a “green” destination, guest bookings where no-one comes by car (nor uses one during their stay), are entitled to a 5% discount.