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New Forest Self Catering cottage, Endymion, Linwood, sleeps 3

Areas: New Forest

BH24 3QY

Endymion, Linwood, Hampshire

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Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 3

Pricing From: £345.00

This tranquil property is able to sleep three people in one double bedroom and on a sofa-bed in the living room, making it idea as a romantic getaway or a retreat for a small family.

This charming single storey detached lodge is a timber structure set in the grounds of the owner's cottage in the little hamlet of Linwood. Set in the heart of the New Forest National Park and surrounded by ancient woodland, this cosy little Hampshire cottage has a warming wood-burning stove - perfect for cooler evenings - as well as a comfortable bedroom with en-suite shower room. The cottage is well situated for walking as well as access to all the local amenities available throughout the area.


We arrived at the cabin after a 5 hour drive We were loaded up with good food intending to have 'self catering? holiday. What we were greeted with was a musty smelling dark place that was ill equipped for what was expected. No oven , you needed to be limbo dancer to operate the microwave and no food prep or storage at all. All the furniture felt sticky and not of an acceptable standard that we would expect for the money paid . To be totally frank it made us both want to wretch . We lasted 15 minutes before walking out of the door . The morale of the experience is never book somewhere like this without reading Trip Advisor !

Two week May stay
Fabulous natural area which was peaceful but alive with a huge variety of wildlife - Nuthatches feeding young in the garden, Nightjars on the heath, and a full selection of ponies, cattle and donkeys along the track which leads to a pub at either end. Cabin was clean with small but fully equipped kitchen, homely lounge, comfortable bedroom, and clean bathroom with great power shower. Secure pet friendly garden complete with table/chairs and BBQ. The owners are characterful, knowledgeable and friendly - they leave you to get on with things, but the sort who would be fully supportive if there were any issues. Perfect for us as a base to do loads of local heath and woodland walks, but with good road connections enabling you to strike out further - Budgens at Shell station on Ringwood road in Blashford served us well for whole 2 week stay. We will return...
Andy S

Location, location, location
Just sitting down with a cuppa on our return from a wonderful week hidden away in the lovely Endymion. We did a lot of research before booking this hide away. We were looking for somewhere in the heart of the forest, a short walk from a pub and a back to basic feel - all boxes ticked and then some in the end. The cottage is cute, rustic, cosy and situated within the forest with walks at the door step - our threes dogs have been well and truly exercised! We can highly recommend High Corner Inn and the Red Shoot, had lovely meals at both pubs. We also found the New Forest Inn in the centre of the forest and that was lovely too. The beaches were only a short drive away and most dog friendly at this time of the year. It really is paradise for dogs. Steve and Judy were very welcoming and friendly - something we really appreciated. The biggest compliment we can make is that we cannot wait to return!

Lovely location, disappointing accommodation
Location of our stay was in a lovely part of the New Forest, however on arrival we immediately thought that we had paid way over the top for what was on offer. The 'cabin' felt similar to staying in a b&q shed and was grubby. We left a day early as was unable to get the shower to work and no contact was made with the owner during our stay. On return we contacted Sykes Cottages with whom we made the booking and told them of our experience especially shower facilities not working. They contacted the owner who denied anything was wrong. I had take a video of the shower not working which clearly showed the issue however it was still denied. I feel annoyed that we had to cut short our holiday and wasted money on this booking. My recommendation would be to avoid.

The cottage feels like something Snow White and the Seven Dwarves would live in - it is very sweet.
Ms Van Den Hurk



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television


Double Beds


Electric heaters in bedroom & bathroom with wood burner in sitting area
Two-ring electric hob, combi microwave/oven, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD
Fuel, power & starter pack of logs for wood burner inc in rent
Bed linen & towels inc in rent
Off road parking for one car
Rear garden with patio & BBQ
Two well-behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Visitors welcome to bring their own horses - paddock, stabling & menage available, by prior arrangement with owner
Shop 4 miles, seasonal camp site shop 1 mile, pub 8 mins walk
Note: Owner has dogs
Note: Cottage is accessed via unmade gravelled forest track & is unsuitable for low suspension vehicles or those unsteady on their feet
Note: There is no mobile phone signal at the property
Note: Max 2 adults and 1 child
Note: One bag of logs for wood burner supplied, extra can be supplied at an extra fee

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Fordingbridge, St Mary's Church - 3.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Rufus Stone - 4.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Furzey Gardens - 5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Breamore Saxon Church - 5.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Breamore House - 5.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Rockbourne Roman Villa - 6 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Hamptworth Lodge - 6.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Rockbourne, St Andrew's Church - 6.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Newhouse - 6.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Edmondsham House and Gardens - 8.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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