Our converted coach house offers a cosy corner in the busy village of Downton from which to visit the historic cathedral city of Salisbury and the open spaces of the New Forest. Parts of the property date back to 1475 with links to the Bishops of Winchester. There is plenty on offer in and around the village, with local shops, gardens, pubs, walks and bicycle rides along the River Avon. Bournemouth beaches are not far away. We welcome dogs but do have a pet charge of £20 for their stay.
“This is the *perfect* little getaway just north of the New Forest, offering the joys of both land and sea. Already booked our next visit! And there are fantastic outings nearby (definitely check out Charlotte Tindall horse riding and Mudeford Sandbank). Pennie sat down with us when we arrived and explained everything to us, from hints and tips about eateries to great walks and local attractions. She even gave us mint clippings from her garden and some locally-made hand sanitiser, and gorgeous fresh flowers from her garden were waiting when we arrived. Pennie and her lovely family were perfect hosts—wonderfully kind, so generous and friendly. We were there for my birthday, and Pennie was amazingly helpful around coordinating little surprises and even receiving birthday packages from relatives overseas. The actual cottage is outfitted to a very high standard, and the garden is a gorgeous and homey little oasis. Really appreciate that we were still able to compost, recycle, etc. (Big compost in the back garden!)”
The Bothy is a stylish boutique, romantic hideaway ideal for couples to enjoy some time together in the New Forest where ponies wander past the gate and wildlife is in abundance, a beautiful cottage sure to delight in all seasons. The hot tub is a wonderful experience whatever the weather. https://www.facebook.com/NewForestHolidayCottage/
“Beautiful place, the surroundings area is lovely, plenty of nice places to walk, pubs and ponies to see! The cottage has a lovely garden which is really private. The hot tub and indoor fire were both a real treat as were the chocolate muffins! We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back”
A self contained hilltop retreat with stunning panoramic rural views. The Pink Tower is a wooden octagonal building attached to the owners cottage on a working farm (pigs, sheep, arable). Set a quarter of a mile along the ancient OxDrove renowned for beautiful walks, it is situated right on the borders of Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire.
“The Pink Tower is a haven set amongst absolutely stunning chalk downs and fields. The pictures do not do it justice - the space is so inviting and it was wonderful to have breakfast on the balcony each morning and listen and watch the house martins. Cannot recommend this place enough; we had an amazing stay and Linda was a fantastic and accommodating host who pointed out some good walks for us to do. This is a perfect retreat for those who wish to unwind and be immersed in nature in a really magical and quiet location. We will be back soon I hope.”