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We celebrate the culture and traditions of the New Forest
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Here's your full run down of this place, inside and out...
The cottage feels very foresty. It feels like it's in the trees, the canopy on one side and the hillside on the other, cocooning you in greenery, and with little car noise or tarmac road near, it feels more like a retreat than a holiday cottage.
The house is oak framed, and finished externally with black wooden boarding. The calm feeling of a nurtured nature fills the house. Nothing clashes here, it’s very smart and in good condition. A smart oak framed glass extension has been added to the kitchen, which fills the room with light.
The kitchen and dining area are open plan, with a door onto the terrace for easy access to arranging outdoor meals. There are good SMEG appliances and everything is ship shape and readily set up for guests; including thoughtful touches like dried herbs beautifully labelled, pretty serving dishes and such.
The sitting room is a generous size for 6. There is enough space for everyone to be comfortable, with a deep sofa for 3, and best of all, a big picture window with broad bench seat right the way across it – perfect for reading a book, daytime naps, and generally vegging’ out. The TV is 44". For those of you who love their neutrals and their textiles, you'll be inspired; huge embroidered cushions, linen upholstery, leather chairs, sheepskin and sisal rugs. Those who love retro, or educating their kids about life before the iphone, there's a new record player in the sitting room and a selection of records.
The three bedrooms all face the hillside. The views are full of greenery; bracken, holly and hedgerow coppice. You might spot ponies, deer and hear owls at night. The two double rooms are a good size. The smallest room is the twin toward the terrace, but it’s still a good size. Do view the virtual tour for the full view.
There are two family bathrooms. The one nearest the twin room is the biggest and built by someone who likes to spend time luxuriating in a big bath. The second shower room has a really good size walk in shower.
Across the terrace in the summer house, is a good size seating area. It has another big TV (44”) so is good for cinema nights, or if you need downtime to write a book, sketch, give the kids some space. It’s a good multi functional space with a couple of sofas and lovely views through the big windows at the front.
There is a small utility room and loo just off the kitchen for washing and drying kit.Floor plan
Bedroom 1 : With kingsize bed with feather & down duvet Bedroom 2 : With kingsize bed with feather & down duvet Bedroom 3 : Twin beds with feather & down duvet
Family Bathroom : Large bathroom with bath, separate shower, sink and loo. Downstairs lo : Next to kitchen via the laundry room
All the rest...
Kitchen : Neff electric oven and microwave / 5 gas hob / Large American fridge freezer with ice dispenser / Double butler sink / Washing machine / Tumble dryer / Dishwasher / Kettle / 2 Slice Toaster / Smeg Drip Filter Coffee machine / Cafeteria. Mod Cons : Hive heating / Roberts radio / 44" Smart TV in the sitting room and in the annexe sitting room Connectivity : Good WIFI, reasonable mobile signal for most networks Kids' Stuff : We have 1 travel cot (60cm x 115cm) and high chair. Kids plates, cups and cutlery. Pets : 1 small well behaved dog welcome for a small charge per stay
The verandah wraps around the front of the house and there are two Adirondack chairs by the front door. This is the spot for the best view.
The view here is bucolic and gentle. From the house you can see down through the oak tree canopies and into the water meadow valley below. So in autumn you can see the naughty pigs on their explorations from time-to-time.
The terrace sits between the house and the annexe. There’s plenty of room here for the outdoor table (seats 6). The cabana is part of the annexe and has a good wicker sofa which is well set in away from the rain, so you can relax outside here and enjoy the wilder weather in the dry.
Below the house and parking area there are 2 more wooden Adirondack chairs.
At the back of the house is the hot tub which is sheltered from any wind with slatted fencing.
Garden : The kitchen room has double doors that open up onto a small terrace. To the left, with access from the kitchen door, is another terrace with a solid table for outdoor meals. This seats 8. Plus
There is a charcoal Weber BBQ for guests to use. The forest private garden is all about the cabana room and entertaining simply in style.
Parking : Parking for 3 cars outside the house. The drive is steep and gravel so not for nervous drivers.
The track to the house is gravel and in pretty good condition. The driveway is steep and you will need to take it steady to get up to the parking area.
The neighbours are sensitive about noise and yappy dogs, so please only stay here with a calm dog who is used to staying away from home.
Please make sure there is no loud noise before 8am, reduced noise after 9pm and just quiet conversation after 10pm.
The drive is steep and won't suit those who have very limited mobility.
Whilst you can park within 10 metres of the front door, there are 15-20 steps to climb up to get there. Inside the house is on one floor, as is the terrace and annexe.
Free and included in your booking cost are: all bedding and linen, towels for the house, kitchen essentials, any baby kit you've requested and cleaning the house after you leave. Logs are supplied in winter. We also supply some treats to get you going for tea when you arrive. Enjoy!
Arrival & Departure
Arrive from: 5pm Depart before: 10am
Deposit: 50% Balance Due: 45 days before your stay Security Deposit: £500
Guests that have stayed here rate this place:
5 out of 5
Stunning cottage, beautifully presented. Very clean, high end furnishing and the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in! The walk up the road behind the house takes you to the most stunning scenery, truly breathtaking. We didn't want to leave...September 2021
We loved staying at Little Patch. The location was fantastic for exploring and we loved the fact you could find scenic walks from the back gate. The cottage and the retreat were very pleasent indeed, well equiped and nicely decorated. We'd certainly recommend staying here.August 2021