more reviews from our guests...
Not so posh we felt uncomfortable taking two (well behaved) dogs but beautifully clean, comprehensively equipped, comfortably furnished. Set in the woods and with the benefit of a swimming pool we could not have asked for more for our midweek break. In fact this is the second time we've stayed! As for Rachel and the team at NFE? Fantastic, great company to deal with, easy to talk to, nothing is a problem, couldn't ask for more. Definitely 5 star as far as we're concerned. (This review was given before the property was run as a holistic retreat).
We had a lovely stay in the New Forest. The team at New forest Escapes were very friendly and gave us lots of information about places to go and visit. (This review was given before the property was run as a holistic retreat).
Jessica & familyMay 2019
A really lovely, peaceful home in the middle of the New Forest. Great place for a family to get away from it all!(This review was given before the property was run as a holistic retreat).
Chris and familyDecember 2018
After deciding to take the family away to a cottage for Christmas, I finally came across New Forest Escapes and I'm so glad I did.Rachel couldn't have been more helpful finding me the right one which was Sunnydell. Perfect location, large enough for us all with the separate stables, cosy and warm with lots of logs for the fires, beautiful white bedding, big fluffy towels and plenty of hot water for showers, lots of toys in the playroom for the two granddaughters and even some for grown ups. Even a washing machine and tumble dryer if needed, and of course the swimming pool during the summer would be great. The owners certainly wanted to ensure everything was there for us to enjoy. The added bonus was the ponies coming to see us every morning at the gate, and of course the daily walks in the forest meant we met lots more much to the delight of the granddaughters. Even the weather was kind to us too.Nothing seemed to be too much trouble when having to contact Robyn, and having Jan meeting us when we arrived made us all feel very welcome. We all had a lovely time and would certainly love to return. (This review was given before the property was run as a holistic retreat).
Shirley from Goring by Sea, Worthing
Being a party of nine adults and three young babies, finding affordable infant friendly places to stay in beautiful locations was difficult but Sunnydell was perfect. The house is beautiful and cosy in a wonderful setting. We could not have been more comfortable, the beds were dreamy, the towels were soft and the layout of Sunnydell gave us plenty of space and safe areas for our crawling tots to explore. Every room had everything we needed and the playroom was equipped with lots of toys and games for children of any age. The owners had thought of everything and the travel cots and highchairs were ideal for the babies and less for us to worry about packing and assembling.The welcome pack gave us lots of tips for places to visit and plenty of information and options for treats and catering support which would be really useful if you were coming here for a celebration or wanted to put your feet up and be pampered. The staff from New Forest Escapes were also especially helpful and made sure we had everything we needed for a truly lovely break. We could not fault this place or New Forest Escapes and would definitely love to return to Sunnydell or one of the other properties managed by this company in the area. (This review was given before the property was run as a holistic retreat).
Helen from Warwick
Sunnydell Holistic Retreatfrom £250
at a Glance...
- 5 + 1 child
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Forest Retreat
- Swimming Pool
- Dog Friendly
In a large clearing among ancient trees, this calm, leafy cottage is run as a holistic retreat. Wild ponies are your locals, the walking here is amazing. Pool open May to Sept.
all the Essential details...
|Bedroom 1 :||Double bed - 4ft6" - with en-suite shower room (no door) downstairs|
|Bedroom 2 :||Superking or twin bed|
|Bedroom 3 :||Single room with half bed for children under 5/6|
|One :||Downstairs, family bathroom with shower over the bath|
|Two :||Downstairs, en-suite shower room (Bed 1)|
All the rest...
|Garden :||The garden is 1/4 of an acre with a terrace, table and chairs for 4, BBQ, 4 sun loungers and a picnic table.|
There are two seating areas, one under the apple tree, the other in the gravel area next to the barbecue. Sunbathers will want to move from one to the other to get maximum vitamin D! Four sun loungers are provided.
|Kitchen :||Oven and hob / Fridge freezer / Microwave / Nespresso Coffee machine / Dishwasher / Panasonic Bread maker / Magimix / Washing machine / Tumble dryer|
|Mod Cons :||Bluetooth connected sound system, 32″ TV, DVD player and good DVD selection|
|Connectivity :||WiFi is ok, and signal is patchy in the house, good on the driveway - Vodafone is not bad, EE not so good|
|Parking :||Up to 2 cars in the garden.|
|Kids' Stuff :||There are 2 travel cots and 2 high chairs here.|
There is a good selection of board games and children's books in the cottage.
There are garden games for families to play in the summer including table tennis and badminton.
|Pets :||Dogs are welcome. £40 per dog, per stay. The garden is enclosed by Houdini's may escape.|