Popsy Cottage

...Welcoming, countryside, base

  • 6 + 2 babies
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Bathrooms
  • Forest Retreat
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly

The perfect base for New Forest adventures… in the sweetest village of Sway!

Nestled amongst the National Park, Popsy Cottage is ideally suited for families, friends, and avid-adventurers (be that on bike, foot or even hoof!) to explore it all; the village is surrounded by National Park and a short walk through the lanes will have you out to the endless forest paths & cycling tracks. Or head to the sparkly shores of Milford, Keyhaven & Barton beach each a 10 minute drive away.

Sway train station offers a convenient way to get here (only 2 hours from central London), so hop off the train, or out of your car, and feel immediately at ease amongst the fresh air and abundance of greenery! Follow the church bells (St Lukes is the nearly-next door 17th Century church) to discover your getaway, where our colourful cottage is ready for you to settle-in…

With a cosy living room (compete with log burner) to curl up in by-night, the spacious and open-plan kitchen/diner… our fave room… is flooded with light, and well-kitted out for feasting, relaxing, and spilling out to the garden!

Just through the churchyard, Sway Village has all you need to stock-up on; with a couple of convenience stores, a pharmacy, a pub, a small deli/cafe… and an award-winning butchers that is arguably the New Forest’s favourite! Returning home… via The Silver Hind perhaps?! … we recommend throwing open the bi-folds for a BBQ, before another adventure-filled day begins!

This is a SUPER family-friendly & welcoming place to call home (guests are welcome to bring a dog, or two if they are small/medium breeds), with lots of games to enjoy, and thoughtful touches to make everyone feel happy and relaxed! We love the pops of colour, fun artwork & ode to indoor/outdoor living throughout, but also that there is so much to see and do just on your doorstep… Popsy provides just the place to experience the New Forest ‘good life’!

from

£175 per night

What makes this place special...

Highlights staying at this house and in the local area...

Why our guests love us...

Tried and testedWe only choose places we've been to see and loved!Eco ConsciousWe engage and lead sustainable practice to actively reduce our impactsCustomer serviceWe care about our clients, our guests and owners get first class attentionChampioning localWe celebrate the culture and traditions of the New ForestProudly independentWe are a small, mum-run local business at heartAlways fairWe believe in fairness for our guests, owners and team
Tried and testedWe only choose places we've been to see and loved!Eco ConsciousWe engage and lead sustainable practice to actively reduce our impactsCustomer serviceWe care about our clients, our guests and owners get first class attentionChampioning localWe celebrate the culture and traditions of the New ForestProudly independentWe are a small, mum-run local business at heartAlways fairWe believe in fairness for our guests, owners and team
Tried and testedEco ConsciousCustomer serviceChampioning localProudly independentAlways fair
Our Values

All the essential details.

Here's your full run down of this place, inside and out...

Inside

Popsy is one of a few newly-built brick cottages - with a a sensitive design to reflect its National Park surroundings on the outside, and all the mod cons to make you feel at home inside...

The entrance hall opens into the sitting room, with a huge corner sofa that will seat everyone, and a wood burner for getting cosy.

Leading in to the kitchen/diner, this spacious and open-plan room includes a well-kitted out kitchen & island with stools, table for 6, and sofa. The bi-folds open up into the garden area, for a dose of indoor/outdoor living. There is also a handy utility room downstairs, with a loo and sink tucked out of the way

Upstairs there are three bedrooms; with a generous king size master + walk-in shower en-suite + two well proportioned rooms (one of which can be changed to twins). Each with wooden blinds, great storage, and a light and bright feel- the master and larger double room can both accommodate a travel cot (one cot is provided).

The family bathroom upstairs is a very good size and sparkly in all the right places!
Floor plan

Sleeping...

Master bedroom : King size bed with synthetic bedding and ensuite. Views facing over looking the back garden.
Bedroom 2 : Twin beds or King with synthetic bedding.
Bedroom 3 : Double with synthetic bedding.

Bathrooms...

Family Bathroom : Bath, shower and loo.
En-suite : Large shower cubicle, sink and loo.

All the rest...

Kitchen : Oven and hob / Fridge freezer / Microwave / Toaster / Krups Nespresso Coffee machine / Dryer / Washing machine / Dishwasher / Wine fridge / DAB Radio with Bluetooth functionality
Connectivity : Super fast fibre broadband / Wifi. Phone signal may be unreliable dependant on network.
Mod Cons : Xbox / Smart TV with DVD's in Lounge / Wine Fridge / Amazon Alexa / Hair dyer.
Kids' Stuff : High chair / 1 Travel cot H76cm W103cm D73cm / Kid-friendly tableware / Stair gate / kids tables and chairs / books, games and toys.
Pets : Up to two dogs (small/medium breeds if there are 2) welcome here for a small charge, and downstairs only please. Garden is well fenced and enclosed.

Outside

There is a little garden to the rear of the house with a shed that can be used as storage for bikes, and access available through either the kitchen/diner, or the secure coded-alleyway.

There are two seating areas (one rattan sofa, and one table with chairs) and a coal BBQ at-the-ready outside- perfect for alfresco dining and sun worshipping; and the kitchen/diner bi-folds let you spill in and out at your leisure. More planting and painting has been planned outside, but this sun-trap is a great spot to read, relax or dine in. The nearest (and very lovely) picnic spot is in the churchyard nearly-next-door. St Lukes was built in 1832 and you’ll hear the village bells peel from the house.
Garden : Enclosed back garden / Rattan corner sofa / Small table with extra chairs / BBQ coal / Garden shed.
Parking : Two parking spaces outside the house.

Home truths

Take the virtual tour to get a really good 'feel' for Popsy Cottage's layout and proportions. Alongside the master and the double room, the kingsize room can be turned into twins.

The garden here is small and to the rear of the cottage, so please be mindful of noise as this is a residential area. The garden will be further planted and painted during the summer months.

There is an extra charge for logs and kindling to burn on the fire (November- March) but feel free to BYO!

There is only 1 stairgate at the top of the stairs.

Due to the proximity of the church, you may hear the bells ringing– we love that – but we’re just saying! Sunday Church Services start at 9.45am.

Accessibility

There are no steps into the house & the downstairs is all one level- including the garden, but all bedrooms are upstairs.
There is a stair gate at the top of the stairs.

Booking Information

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. We also supply some treats to get you going for tea when you arrive. Enjoy!

Arrival & Departure

Arrive from: 4pm
Depart before: 10am

Payment Info

Deposit: 50%
Balance Due: 45 days before your stay
Security Deposit: £500

The location...

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Sway village is just great.

You're spoilt for village-y perfection here. Foodies will love the butchers - famous for it's ready-made food, including vegan. The village has a new Co-Op and a Budgens (with COOK food). The pharmacy is just around the corner. There are two pubs in easy walking distance. Our favourite is The Hare and Hounds. There's a Post Office, a little cafe and a community cinema.

Guests that have stayed here say...

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Need more info, or not quite what you’re looking for..?

Don’t worry, we’re always on-hand to help and our personalised booking process will match the right house to the right guests!

We're all locals and know the houses and Forest like the backs of our hands, so if you have any queries about the information we have provided or have any special requests for your stay, please just ask:

Call us 01590 462005

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