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Wishing Well Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £520  to  £895

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£310 Mon, 6 Dec 2021
4 nights - 4 night midweek break from Mon 6 Dec - £310

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Wishing Well Cottage

Burgate Farmhouse is home to Wishing Well Cottage which sleeps up to six 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 Wishing Well 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 farmhouse. 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
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (The New Forest)

Wishing Well Cottage is ideally suited for family accommodation. The additional single bed in the master room allows for a seventh guest, however the ground floor living space is better suited for parties of six. Should your party include several children then you may find enough space for seven.

Accommodation comprises:

  • Entrance off the courtyard which takes you into the welcoming well equipped kitchen with microwave, standard size cooker, fridge/freezer, breakfast bar with four stools etc. A sliding door separates and provides access into...
  • Sitting/dining room which is a cosy place to relax at the end of the day with beams, comfy seating, television, DVD player and dining table with seating for six.
  • Small cloakroom with WC which is located just inside the entrance (access is a little limited but the facility is useful for children).

First floor

  • Twin bedroom with a double and single bed providing flexible sleeping (please note this room is intended to only sleep two), leading into...
  • Spacious family master bedroom with double bed and additional single bed, along with TV and DVD player. A big walk-in wardrobe provides clothes storage for both bedrooms and is located between the two rooms.
  • Smaller bunk bedroom (adult size).
  • Family bathroom with shower over the bath and wash basin.
  • Separate cloak room with WC.

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

Wishing Well Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 22nd Oct 2021 - Thu, 28th Oct 2021
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £465 | 4 nights: £465 - £715 | 5 nights: £715 | 6 nights: £715
Additional Notes: Extra £10 for each dog (max 2 medium dogs in Wishing Well)

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 29th Oct 2021 - Sun, 19th Dec 2021
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £310 | 4 nights: £310 - £475 | 5 nights: £475 | 6 nights: £475

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: £450

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: £1,220

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: £310 | 4 nights: £310 - £475 | 5 nights: £475 | 6 nights: £475

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 4th Mar 2022 - Thu, 17th Mar 2022
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £360 | 4 nights: £360 - £575 | 5 nights: £575 | 6 nights: £575

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (double & single, another double & single & bunk beds)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - Wishing Well Cottage sleeps 6 people.The owner has 2 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 10 guests.
Dining capacity - Up to 6.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - No
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - No.
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, 6 Dec 2021 for 4 nights, £310
4 night midweek break from Mon 6 Dec - £310
Fri, 10 Dec 2021 for 3 nights, £310
3 night weekend from Fri 10 Dec - £310 (or 7 nts £475)
Mon, 13 Dec 2021 for 4 nights, £310
4 night midweek from Mon 13 Dec - £310

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