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Little Terraces sleeps two guests and is a delightful retreat for couples in the pretty Wiltshire village of Downton, just five minutes by car from the New Forest National Park. A cosy cottage with a big view, Little Terraces is ideal all year round with a log burner for cosy winter nights and a terrace for a 'sundowner' offering stunning panoramic views over Salisbury downs - a real relaxing, tranquil haven to escape the pressures of everyday life.
Newly refurbished, this delightful cottage provides comfortable, contemporary self-catering accommodation with charming cottage appeal and is an ideal base for exploring not only the New Forest but also Salisbury, Southampton, world famous Stonehenge and the beautiful coastline from Lymington to Bournemouth.
Delightful countryside walks can be enjoyed from the front door and you can stroll into the pretty village of Downton with its pubs, shops, cafés and riverside walk. The river Avon and nearby lakes are well known for their excellent fishing and the pubs are welcoming and serve excellent meals and ales - you have everything you should need within walking distance. Downton sits on the banks of the River Avon which flows from the historic town of Salisbury (just six miles away from Little Terraces). With its beautiful cathedral towering above the town, Salisbury offers a great choice of restaurants, pubs and shops, along with a medieval cinema.
Within just a few minutes' drive you have the stunning National Park of the New Forest where ponies, donkeys, cows, deer and other wild animals roam freely. If you visit at the right time of year you may even see pigs! With a mix of woodland and open heathland, there are miles of interesting paths and tracks to explore on foot, bike or horseback. Each season offers something special from the myriad of purple heather in August, to the golden hues of autumn and the twinkling frosts of winter to the excitement of spring as the scenery bursts into life. Scattered amongst this stunning wilderness are pretty villages where cattle graze with interesting little shops and local pubs serving fine food. There are also plenty of attractions including the Beaulieu Motor Museum, Bucklers Hard and Exbury Gardens to name just a few.
For those happy to venture further afield, Christchurch, Bournemouth, Lymington (where you can catch the Isle of Wight ferry) and Poole are all within an hour's drive. There are also plenty of National Trust properties and gardens within the area to visit.
Whether you want to simply relax or explore the areas many attractions, Little Terraces is an ideal base and conveniently located just two hours from London.
Sue Plumb joined Independent Cottages in March 2014
Dating back to 1870, Little Terraces has recently been renovated to offer self-catering accommodation that perfectly blends stylish modern furniture with cosy cottage character.
Outside: Guests have the exclusive use of the small courtyard off the kitchen, a mid-level patio and a top terrace where you can enjoy fantastic views over the Salisbury downs (you may be lucky enough to see deer and pheasants) - the perfect place to watch the sunset with a glass of wine at the end of the day. A BBQ and garden furniture are provided. Off road parking available for one car.
Additional information: You are welcome to bring your dog if it is well behaved. Unfortunately the cottage is not suitable for those with mobility difficulties. Smoking is not permitted. Weekly rentals are Friday to Friday and if you are looking for a short break, please contact the owner to discuss availability.
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Late availability bargains. Short breaks available Spring Bank Holiday, just £395. Need 2 bedrooms or fully booked. Try Amble Back in Fordingbridge.
| Mon, 28 May 2018 for 4 nights, £395
or7 nts £485
| Fri, 1 Jun 2018 for 7 nights, £485
2/3 nt weekend or 4nts midweek £330
| Fri, 8 Jun 2018 for 7 nights, £485
2/3 nt weekend or 4nts midweek £330
| Fri, 6 Jul 2018 for 7 nights, £575
| Fri, 13 Jul 2018 for 7 nights, £575
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