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Little Thatch

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7 Nights See prices

  • £440  to  £695

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£260 Mon, 29 Nov 2021
4 nights - 4 night midweek break from Mon 29 Nov - £260

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Off-Road Parking

About Little Thatch

Burgate Farmhouse is home to Little Thatch Cottage which sleeps up to four guests. Ideally placed the cottage is just half a mile from the centre of the country town of Fordingbridge which sits alongside the River Avon. The New Forest National Park boundary is just a five minute drive and the cottage is within easy reach of the A338, making Little Thatch Cottage an excellent touring base for visiting the areas many attractions. These include Winchester, iconic Stonehenge and the South Coast to name just a few.

Formerly a working farmhouse, this picturesque thatched property dates back to the 15th Century and has all the character you would expect from a Grade II listed property. Providing two individual cottage wings, which are both completely self-contained, the farmhouse is ideal for couples, families or groups of friends, accommodating up to ten guests when hired together (please note that the cottages are not inter-connecting).

Both cottages offer a home from home and are each well equipped with a Smart television, DVD and CD player, microwave, standard size cookers and Free Wi-Fi internet access. Guests also have the shared use of a spacious games room which is sure to keep the children (and adults!) entertained with table tennis, skittles, pool table, darts and a great selection of games. Outside there is plenty of space to relax during the warmer months with a large garden that extends to half an acre which is mainly lawn with trees, summer house, swings, BBQ and outdoor furniture - plenty of room for relaxing in the sunshine and also playing with a special separate area (with football nets) where children can let off steam and enjoy ball games without interrupting adults relaxation!

The New Forest is a beautiful area with vast open heathland, moors, magical wooded areas, pretty streams and babbling brooks, peaceful little villages, quaint houses, traditional pubs and ancient churches.

The owner has earned a Certificate of Excellence consistently for the past 8 years, including 'Hall of Fame' status from TripAdvisor. In 2021, the Traveller's Choice has also been awarded.

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Owner details:

Christine Bennett joined Independent Cottages in January 2009

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (The New Forest)

Little Thatch Cottage is ideal for couples or a small family and offers ground floor accommodation (which may be suitable for those with limited mobility). It is the wing of the house which has an entrance at the back and front, both with a pretty thatched porch. Little Thatch is ideal for anyone with a dog as there is a secure back garden/yard area leading off from the kitchen door.

Accommodation comprises:

  • Hall with cloakroom including a WC.
  • Spacious beamed sitting room with dining area (including table and chairs), inglenook fireplace housing an electric 'log effect' stove and comfy seating which incorporates a sofa bed (increasing the sleeping capacity to four). Patio doors take you out to the patio area where you can enjoy sitting under the shade of the beautiful wisteria.
  • Well equipped kitchen with microwave, cooker, fridge/freezer, table/chairs etc.
  • Bedroom which offers flexible sleeping with a 'zip and link' bed that can be made up as a large double or two singles, along with a television and DVD player.
  • Bathroom, adjacent to the bedroom with shower over bath, WC and wash basin (the bathroom is accessed through the bedroom). There is a separate toilet off the hallway.

Additional information: Guests are welcome to arrange online grocery deliveries from any of the main supermarkets. Delivery can be made during the morning just before your arrival and everything will be unpacked and put away for you. Heating is by night storage heaters, with electric convectors for 'top up heat' during the winter months (or cool summer evenings when the storage heaters are switched off). Bed linen is included in the price and there is no charge for a cot or high chair. Also available (free of charge) is a large amount of baby/toddler ‘kit’. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at a small charge. Electricity is charged by meter. A small charge is made to use the washing machine and tumble drier. There is plenty of parking space in the large gravel area between the cottages and the garden.

Local area: The local area has immense appeal for those who enjoy outdoor activities. The Avon Valley is a popular fishing area and walkers can access The Avon Valley Footpath just across the road taking you over a foot bridge, through water meadows and beyond into the New Forest with miles of tracks and trails to explore. Alternatively, discover the magic of the forest by bike or horse back.

Fordingbridge is in the Avon Valley between the New Forest boundary and the Dorset borders. For those who fancy a day by the sea, Bournemouth is within easy reach by car (seventeen miles).

Nearby to the cottage is the Surma Valley, which is a highly recommended Indian Restaurant (with takeaways) or head into Fordingbridge where you will find a choice of pubs including The George Inn where you can sit in the bear garden on a sunny day enjoying a meal whilst enjoying the views over the River Avon.

Online booking/payment is available through the owners website

Little Thatch Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 29th Oct 2021 - Sun, 19th Dec 2021
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £260 | 4 nights: £260 - £410 | 5 nights: £410 | 6 nights: £410

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 20th Dec 2021 - Sun, 26th Dec 2021
Changeover: Monday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Mon, 27th Dec 2021 - Wed, 29th Dec 2021
Changeover: Monday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £360

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Thu, 30th Dec 2021 - Mon, 3rd Jan 2022
Changeover: Thursday, Min Nights: 5
Short break prices:
5 nights: £1,350

7 Nights

Min. 5 nights:
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Tue, 4th Jan 2022 - Thu, 3rd Mar 2022
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £260 | 4 nights: £260 - £410 | 5 nights: £410 | 6 nights: £410

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 4th Mar 2022 - Thu, 17th Mar 2022
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £295 | 4 nights: £295 - £460 | 5 nights: £460 | 6 nights: £460

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 18th Mar 2022 - Thu, 24th Mar 2022
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £320 | 4 nights: £320 - £495 | 5 nights: £495 | 6 nights: £495

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2+2 in 1 bedroom (superking double or 2 singles + double bed settee in lounge)
3 or more dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
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Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Christine Bennett
Member Since January 2009

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Last Minute Offers

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 for 4 nights, £260
4 night midweek break from Mon 29 Nov - £260
Mon, 13 Dec 2021 for 4 nights, £260
4 night midweek from Mon 13 Dec - £260
Fri, 17 Dec 2021 for 3 nights, £260
3 night weekend from Fri 17 Dec - £260

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