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View across the lawn
Bringing the outdoors in!
Lounge and dinning area
Open plan living
Dining area
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
En-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2
Property detail
Lymington quay
Lymington market
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3 / 12  Lounge and dinning area
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Border Cottage

Sway, New Forest
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A charming chocolate-box cottage with a white picket fence
  • A range of village shops can be found in the village of Sway, a 10 minute walk away
  • Ideally positioned for exploring the best of the New Forest and the Solent coastline
  • Various cycling trails lead through the surrounding countryside
  • Embraces open-plan living, centred around a woodburner
  • The nearby areas of Longslade and Setthorns were used in the historic novel, ‘Children of the New Forest’
Property code: NFL43

An idyllic chocolate-box property that’s wonderfully positioned for exploring the beauty of the surrounding area, including spectacular walks through the New Forest and along the Solent coastline.

Ideally located for outdoor enthusiasts with great walking and cycling routes nearby making it a great base for a car-free holiday. If you wander through the gate at the back of the property, a short stroll will lead you to the open forest where you are greeted with an array of walking routes and beautiful countryside to admire. Horse riding at Ford Farm Stables at Brockenhurst, the Motor Museum at Beaulieu, or trips to Mudeford Quay, which is great for a spot of crabbing, are popular with families visiting the area. Jump aboard the Mudeford Ferry for visits to the sandy beach haven of Spit where there is the popular Beach House Cafe Bar, where dogs are welcome.

Complete with peaceful gardens and a white picket fence, period features are combined with modern fittings situated in the New Forest. The open plan ground floor living area is centred on the idyllic woodburner, perfect for chilly evenings and the flat screen TV and DVD player allows guests to catch up with their favourite shows or stick on a DVD for evening entertainment. The country style kitchen is equipped with all the essentials and the range cooker, butler sink, and large oak dining table, which is perfect for social dining, add to the charm of the property. Open up the doors that lead out to the pretty gardens from the kitchen and admire the scenery during a relaxing family meal. The handy ground floor cloakroom and WC is great for storing muddy boots and coats after a day exploring the open forest. Upstairs are two bedrooms, the master bedroom with a double bed and a single bed, plus an ensuite with a bath with shower over and a WC. The second bedroom offers a king-size bed and ensuite shower room with a large walk in shower and WC.

The pretty gardens outside are completed with a BBQ, garden furniture and sun parasol. The sun trap patio area is great for unwinding and the stable block at the end of the garden can store your bicycles. There is off road parking for two cars to the front of the property and if you decide to bring your dogs along for your holiday too, the New Forest offers plenty of open countryside for them to enjoy.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Range cooker, gas hob, microwave, integrated fridge with ice box, butlers sink
  • Dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • CD player/Radio
  • Widescreen TV with DVD player
  • Woodburner and logs
  • Storage for coats and wellies
  • Travel cot, booster seat for dining chair and stair gate
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Cottage garden which includes patio area with garden furniture, sun parasol and BBQ
  • Stable block for bike storage and the bottom of the garden
  • Towels and bed linen provided (except for beach towels and cot linen)
  • All utilities included
  • 2 Dogs welcome

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Roxy 14th February 2020

We had a really lovely time and would highly recommend this property. Local butchers was excellent.

Reviewed by Victoria 8th November 2019

Fabulous cottage, wonderful host

Reviewed by Naomi 25th October 2019

A cosy, warm and comfortable cottage within walking/cycling distance to the forest. Has everything you would need for an enjoyable weeks stay, including parking outside the property and a lockable shed for bikes.

Reviewed by Nick 18th October 2019

We were extremely impressed with this beautiful warm and cosy cottage. It was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could possibly want or need. It has a good sized enclosed garden which our dog appreciated. We received a very warm welcome from the owner who had baked us a cake, left beautiful fresh flowers for us to enjoy, milk in the Read morefridge and a bottle of wine! The location was perfect for exploring the forest and the coast. Also a pub close by serving excellent food. Hide

Reviewed by Phil 13th September 2019

Lovely gift of a cake and bottle of wine on arrival. Owner friendly and helpful. Fantastic accommodation, very well equipped. Would thoroughly recommend it and cant wait for a return visit.

Reviewed by Roger 30th August 2019

An extremely well equipped cottage. Nothing missing. Very welcoming and in a very good position for exploring the area

Reviewed by ROSSLYN 26th July 2019

Great location but only suitable if you have one car due to limited parking. Clean and nicely decorated but plumbing and tumble dryer need some attention. The garden is nice and private and the cottage is in a great location for walks.

Reviewed by Paul 12th July 2019

Easy to find and fantastic location for exploring the New Forest. It seemed so central to everywhere. The fact that that there is also a train station so close was useful. You could get the train for the price of parking. The cottage was beautifully designed, comfortable and well equipped. Lovely garden and a warm welcome from the neighbor with a tRead moreasty home made cake and a bottle of wine in the fridge. Perfect after a long drive. Hide

Reviewed by Eve 24th May 2019

Lovely comfortable and well equipped cottage. Location good, near to coast and the New Forest.

Reviewed by Lisa 3rd May 2019

Lovely location and a very pretty cottage

Reviewed by Emily 19th April 2019

Absolutely loved our stay, we felt totally at home and can't wait to go back. Loads to do if you've got a car to travel to different parts of the forest or down to the beaches on the south coast. We did the local park run which is less than 5mins by car and so beautiful (albeit a little hilly for the unfit like me). Also visited the local deli and Read morepub on foot and made the most of gorgeous sunny weather in the garden. Kitchen well equipped with little extras like tea, coffee, dishwasher tabs! Hide

Reviewed by Hilary 12th April 2019

- lovely cottage which had everything we needed. - 5min Walk to butcher and cafe / deli and pub - village cinema at weekends which was great for teenagers - easy access to walking - 10mins to bigger towns

Reviewed by Carole 25th January 2019

delightful charming cottage. Well appointed, beautifully decorated, cleaned to a high standard and stocked with all essentials. An ideal base for exploring the New Forest area. We had very relaxing evenings round the log fire, which topped a very enjoyable week.

Reviewed by Tracey 26th October 2018

Lovely cottage in a perfect location, kitchen was fully equipped with everything you would need, but local pubs offer great food. Lovely big back garden. Beds were so comfortable. Owner on hand if needed but didnt need to contact her, lovely welcome gifts

Reviewed by Dougas 28th September 2018

Border Cottage is a lovely Cottage with everything you need for a perfect holiday. There are two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms,The ground floor is open plan,with a country style Kitchin with everything you could possibly need a lovely cottage.

Reviewed by Debbie 27th July 2018

This cottage is fully equipped with anything you need, home from home. It's in a great location with a selection of shops just a 5 minute walk away.

Reviewed by Ian 20th July 2018

Lovely cottage with all the facilities needed to make your holiday accommodation home from home. The owner lives in the adjoining cottage and was very helpful without being at all intrusive. Overall, we would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Ann 13th July 2018

Excellent cottage in convenient location. Everything you need is included. Very pleasant garden. The wine and cake was much appreciated and our Grand daughter loved the cats and chickens !

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