Criddlestyle Cottage, 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10
New Forest National Park
About Caroline Barry
An owner of a number of holiday homes throughout the South East of England, a number of which have associated fishing. We trade as shortstayhomes and aim to provide a 5 star standard of accommodation. We have a dedicated team with Caroline, Debra and Colin looking after all aspects of day to day managing this expanding business.
Caroline Barry purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Caroline Barry chose Fordingbridge
Within the New Forest National Park but with all facilities close by.
What makes this Cottage unique
Private fishing on the Hampshire Avon and you can even bring your horses to enjoy the National Park.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Excellent property large and spacious with good size bedrooms the play area was an added bonus for our 4 grandchildren, only downside kitchen/lounge dark due to trees nears windows. Nevertheless didn’t spoil our stay.
Thank you for your review, we are glad you had a pleasant stay with us. Regarding the light in the kitchen the Acer trees have grown like triffids this year and our gardener will be pruning them back to let more natural light in.
Lovely place to stay. Had everything we needed! My Son loved the trampoline! There was a lovely welcome basket when we arrived which was a great little touch!
Thank you for your review, we would welcome you back at anytime.
We rented two adjacent properties, which worked well for two extended families. The houses were clean, well appointed and comfortable, and the garden secure for both children and dogs. There was a good play-area for the younger children, and lovely walks behind the houses. A successful holiday!
Girls weekend away
This house was lovely very clean and tidy. Everything was just as it looked in the pictures will definitely be going back.
The house was just as described! It was very clean and well-equipped; we all took turns cooking meals and we were all happy with the kitchen. One of our party fished during the week we were there, and enjoyed it very much! The Fighting Cocks pub is just about a mile away - easy walk - and the food there was delicious! Fordingbridge is about 1 mile in the other direction - another easy walk. Everything you need is in Fordingbridge, and Salisbury is an easy 30 minute drive for anyone coming on the train.
The customer service was excellent! Debra and Tony were both very helpful.
No complaints at all, and I would recommmend this property unconditionally!
Golden wedding Anniversary
Lovely place for a celebration. There were 10 of us all various ages. Very spacious rooms to suit every age with us taking the double bedroom and wet room which suited our needs. Very comfortable lounge for every one to sit. Good spot for seeing the forest and ponies just at top of road, and central for visiting all parts. Very enjoyable stay for our get together Thank you Angela Barnes
Within the New Forest National Park but only 1 mile from the pretty riverside town of Fordingbridge and within walking distance of all the facilities of Sandy Balls, extensive woodlands and walks along the Hampshire Avon.
This is an ideal base from which to explore the National Park with beautiful walks on your doorstep and pretty forest villages only minutes away.
As well as being excellent for walkers with their dogs, it is also very well located for fishermen and golfers.
The Hampshire Avon offers some of the best specimen coarse fishing in the country and within a few miles are large gravel pits with excellent carp fishing (see www.christchurchac.org.uk).
A few miles across the forest is the oldest golf course in Hampshire, the Forest Course at Bramshaw (see www.bramshaw.co.uk) as well as other nearby excellent courses at Hampworth, Remedy Oak, Ferndown, Paultons Park and Stoneham.
There are also a number of equestrian centres close by and a paddock if you would like to bring your horses.
Other Activities: Forest Walks, Specimen Coarse Fishing, Bird Watching, Hot air ballooning
Golf: Within 15 minutes drive is the world-renowned Remedy Oak (www.remedyoak.co.uk) and within 10 minutes drive is Bramshaw golf club with its Manor and Forest courses. The Forest Course is the oldest course in Hampshire and offers a unique experience where you literally play amongst the ponies. (See www.bramshaw.co.uk). Within 30 minutes drive are many other fine courses including, Ferndown, Stoneham, Parkstone, Broadstone, Hamptworth, Queens Park, Meyrick Park, Brockenhurst to name but a few.
If you are considering organising a golfing trip and you are new to the area please the owner who is a keen golfer and has played most if not all of the local courses and would be happy to help.