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Lovely cottage & garden. 5 min drive from Paultons Park, home of Peppa Pig

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage located in village within New Forest National Park

Thimble Cottage sleeps up to 6 guests plus 2 babies.

It is a delightful holiday cottage that provides the best of old world charm combined with modern convenience, offering spacious accomodation with character and style.

This pretty 17th century thatched cottage is furnished to a high standard with 2 living rooms and plenty of comfortable seating.

It is our family holiday home and as we regularly use the cottage with our 3 young children we have lots of things young children require including toys which reduces what you need to bring. We also have a well equipped kitchen so cooking at the cottage is easy and we also have need a bean to cup coffee machine. There is a dinning table which seats six and two high chairs.

The garden is large and fully enclosed with two seating areas and a gas BBQ.

Located just north of Lyndhurst we are just 5 mins drive from Paultons Park, the home of Peppa Pig world and a 25 min drive (at the right time of day) from the beach at Mudeford. Obviously there are also all the activites of The Forest itself including walks, cycle paths and pubs.

Please note due to insurance restrictions the wood burner is not available for guests to use.

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Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Debbie

We see the cottage as our second home which we share with the guests who book to stay. We orignally bought it pre children so we could escape London at the weekends and enjoy the outdoors. We now have a 6 year old and 4 year old twins who also love the cottage and The Forest. This means the cottage is very suitable for families with children but also for grown ups.

Debbie purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Debbie chose Southampton

We love the fact that the cottage has the character of an old thatched cottage with a light modern extension at the back. This means we have a cosy front room which we use in winter and the evenings, but a light living room next to the kitchen and the garden for summer and the day time.

We also love the garden and have changed it a lot since buying the cottage, adding fruit trees, roses and a raised decking area at the back to make the most of the views across the fields.

What makes this cottage unique

5 min drive from Paultons Park, home to Peppa Pig world.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Southampton around the Copythorne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Traditional bathroom - Bath with shower head & curtain
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Downstairs bathroom - Quadrant shower & basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Downstairs toilet & basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2x 3 foot single beds with good quality bed linen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , King size memory foam mattress & good quality bed linen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Good quality king size bed & bed linen
  • Main bedroom - King size bed with memory foam mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
The cottage is very close to Peppa Pig world. Approx 5 mins drive. The beach is 25 mins drive away. The forest is also very close.


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Lovely cottage & garden. 5 min drive from Paultons Park, home of Peppa Pig
average rating of 4.6829267 based on 41 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Second time we have stayed great location, lovely house, well suited to our family of 4 adults, clean quiet. easy to get too. what more could you ask for. thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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has every thing you require, what more could you want.

  • 5 of 5

it was a reasonable distance from beaulieu, and that is what we needed, for some years

we have been renting a mobile home, but this year we tried a cottage, and was pleasantly surprised, we hope to book for our next september visit.

regards barry haggerty

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Hopefully we will host you again.
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Charming cottage with split personality

  • 4 of 5

Cosy, characterful cottage with a newer build and conservatory on the rear. Lovely long garden to the rear. Well appointed and spacious for the four of us...although one in the kitchen at one time worked well because of the centre island. Why four shower was downstairs in the utility and the property is ready for a deep clean..although this wouldn't stop us from booking again. Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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Extremely comfortable and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for everyone to enjoy and relax in the comfortable cottage and garden.

The children particularly enjoyed the garden space and the toys.

Cooking facilities are excellent and we especially enjoyed the BBQ.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Lovely cottage. Great location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely time spent in a great location for visiting the new forest.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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Lovely break

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this cottage. The cottage itself is lovely and quirky. It has a ‘lived in’ feel which was perfect for what we wanted with two young children.

There was a huge array of kitchen utensils and other general household appliances which were very useful. The cottage is also nicely decorated.

The garden could do with a tidy up and the patio needs some weed killer and sweeping as it is covered in weeds. This would make it nicer to sit outside and a better ‘first impression’ when you enter the cottage. This was only a minor thing really as we had such a lovely time. It was easy collecting the key and the information pack in the cottage itself was really useful.

We would definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Southampton Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Compass Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bramshaw Golf club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Totton station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M27 Junction 1
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Avon beach Christchurch
Car: recommended

Close to all the attractions of the New Forest.

20-25 minute drive to the coast

Close to Peppa Pig World


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed.
7 night stays have Friday changeover day (except for Christmas)
Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policy will be supplied

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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