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This pretty thatched cottage is the ideal base for exploring the New Forest and south coast.. Walnut Tree Cottage is a delightful, detached thatched cottage within the owner&rsquo;s lawned grounds and lies opposite the owner&rsquo;s home, which is steeped in history and which, in the 1830s, included a wheelwrights, post office and bakery. Also within the grounds is The Old Post Office (ref 30425) and The Hideaway (UKC540), providing an ideal opportunity a for another couple or guests wishing to holiday together whilst retaining their own space. Walnut Tree Cottage comprises a shower room and kitchen/dining area downstairs, and an upstairs living area and sofa bed suitable for children, leading to a double bedroom. It has plentiful beams and wooden floors. This is a convenient location set just back from the main road leading from Salisbury (9 miles) or Ringwood (5 miles). Keen walkers will delight in the fact that they are situated directly opposite footpaths within the New Forest National Park, with many scenic walks and ideal for spotting local wildlife. For those who would prefer to explore by cycle, the owners can offer a place to lock your bikes away when not in use. All properties have their own allocated parking, sitting-out area and large lawned gardens shared with the owners and their young family. They make ideal touring bases from which to visit the extensive attractions in the area. Not far away is the charming town of Fordingbridge with a host of shops, cafes and eateries, and the gentle flowing River Avon is also nearby. The location is convenient for road links to the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury, Christchurch Harbour, and the coast including Poole and Bournemouth. Other attractions include Marwell Zoo, Beaulieu Motor Museum and the New Forest Otter and Owl Park. Maritime Southampton and various other tourist attractions are within easy driving distance, as is Stonehenge. Beach 16 miles. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 400 yards.. Ground Floor:Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.First Floor:Living room: With Freeview TV, CD player, double sofa bed (for children), beams and vaulted ceiling.Bedroom: With kingsize bed.. Electric storage heaters included. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area. Shared lawned garden. Bike store. Parking for 2 cars.. All properties: Bed linen, towels and electricity included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Shared 1&frac14;-acre grounds. No smoking.
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