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Wayside Self Catering
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Decking area and lawn Decking area with outside dining. (Gates are available to create a giant playpen)
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Wayside Self Catering
Decking area and lawn
Decking area with outside dining. (Gates are available to create a giant playpen)
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The fully equiped kitchen with dining area in foreground(note the fresh flowers)
Dining area from the kitchen
Lounge with patio doors leading to the deck
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Shower room
Donkeys in the village
Donkeys on the village green
Row deer in the forest
Summer flowers in the garden
Stunning begonias at the guest parking bay
Enchanting view of the river Avon 10 minutes walk away
One of the friendly robins in the garden
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Fordingbridge, New Forest, Hampshire, England

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Excellent - based on 9 reviews
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60harvey
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Welcoming, very clean and well equipped, lovely location”
Reviewed 9 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We have just arrived back from our first stay at Wayside and it will not be our last. It's obvious the friendly and helpful owners, Phil and Eileen run this cottage with real pride and care. We, as a family have stayed in many cottages, hotels and apartments over the years and this is the cleanest and most thoughtfully equipped we have ever experienced. And that's before mentioning it's excellent location near the facilities of Sandy Balls (without the noise) and the beautiful New Forest. Without repeating what has been written in the other reviews I will echo the comments about the thoughtful extras such as the parking pass (saves a fortune) Sandy Balls leisure membership and the discount card for various local attractions. To sum up, highly recommended.

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Liked best: Cleanliness, well equipped and location
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
13 Apr 2016
Thank you so much for your review. We are constantly upgrading the property and with this week having no bookings we have installed a new smart TV and changed the slow starting compact fluorescent downlighter lamps in the lounge to instantly bright LED's with a dimmer switch.
Your challenge is to spot anything else that we might have changed when you visit us again!
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Meegles
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect quiet base to explore New Forest”
Reviewed 27 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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We travelled with a nearly 3 year old and were delighted with our comfortable stay. The hosts Phil and Eileen have thought or every comfort for their guests. The cottage is extremely clean and comfortable. There is a small area outside for little ones to run safely. There are many thoughtful touches including being given a free parking clock for many car parks in the area, and a pass for the swimming two minutes away at Sandy Balls. This also has a soft play area which we found useful. There are many attractions within half an hour away for young children: Peppa Pig World; Moors Valley Country Park and Fordingbridge park. We would recommend Wayside to anyone.

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Liked best: Quiet location
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
28 Mar 2016
Thank you Megan for your delightful review - we look forward to seeing you all again.
Phil and Eileen
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Peter H
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Lovely Cottage,Lovely owners. But don't tell anyone else !”
Reviewed 13 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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person found this review helpful

I can understand why this cottage has had no reviews because we don't want everyone heading down and stopping us from going again !!
So I won't tell you that it is cosy,or that it is one of the best equipped cottages we have stayed at. We had it for Christmas from 23rd to 28th December and arrived to find a Christmas tree and decorations together with Chocolates and biscuits and everything prepared for a nice cup of Tea !
Eileen and Phillip Harrod the owners are friendly and helpful( and forgiving, if you mess up the sky TV control and finish up with a plain blue immoveable screen as I did!)
l could also say that all the equipment was in pristine condition, the cottage totally spick and span throughout, the beds comfortable enough to stay in all day long....but I won't.....just in case you decide that YOU want to go there too !
Seriously...it was an excellent stay... we did some lovely walks close by....and having many facilities available to you next door at Sandy Balls if you are so inclined, is an extra bonus. We dined at the George, on the bridge in Fordingbridge and the Three Lions at Stucton over the period of our stay,and both were excellent.
We loved Phil and Eileen's whole philosophy (excuse the pun ) on how to run a first class
Cottage and treat their guests with charm and good humour. Many Thanks

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Liked best: Everything....
Liked least: That Phil and Eileen support Southampton!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
14 Jan 2016
Thank you both for a glowing and amusing review. We have just received a booking from one of your family members which is most welcome - thank you. We look forward to welcoming you again. Phil and Eileen
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