10 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 7 bathrooms, large pool, jacuzzi, spacious garden, pub!
Susanna & Steven
- English, French, German, Italian, Swedish, Finnish
About Susanna & Steven
We are Susanna and Steven and we are new owners of the Thatch Cottage. Timo, Steven’s son, runs the Thatch Cottage on a day-to-day basis. Our family has worked in the self catering industry for over 35 years. We live only a 10 minutes drive away and we are onsite to welcome guests personally. We also supervise the changeovers and assist on any matters that may arise during your stay.
Why Susanna & Steven chose Verwood
When we found the Thatch Cottage B&B in 2016 with its courtyard, heated pool, with many rooms, ensuite bathrooms and private on-premise pub, we knew we had found something special. We immediately fell in love with the place and decided to launch a large group and family holiday proposition. Over a year we painstakingly transformed the property to create a single large group holiday experience. Our vision was to create the perfect place for a get-to-gether with family and friends, blending a traditional English cottage with modern luxury. Central to the vision was a place where a large group of different ages could come together, providing rooms and space for everyone to be able to have their own space. We continue to invest in the property to continuously improve the holiday experience. Please come and create new and wonderful memories at our stunning property!
What makes this Cottage unique
The centre-piece of the property is the luxurious courtyard which provides a real Mediterranean look and feel. You can find a 14 meter heated pool, an 8 person Jacuzzi and plenty of seating areas. The enclosed courtyard provides utmost privacy and it is a real suntrap that offers a wonderful relaxing area throughout the year. The "Barn" provides dining for the whole party of 22. It opens directly on to the pool and terrace area. At the back of the property we have additional terraces in Italian porcelain, with views into the spacious and enclosed private garden, which backs onto Conservation Woodland of mature oaks. The garden provides plenty of space for outdoor games and activities for children and adults. We also have a pond with 14 residential Koi fish! Unique to the self catering market we offer an English pub which is opened for guests of the Thatch Cottage upon request. Timo who runs the day to day operations will be happy to serve you refreshing beer or wine at the bar or at the outdoor tables. We have also invested in a Antigua cabin for the garden which houses a professional pool table - we have located this near to the pub to deliver another new focal point for the family holiday.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Fantastic 10 Day Stay
We booked the property for my wife's 70th birthday celebration. We invited all the extended family - brothers, nieces, nephews, children and grandchildren and this was the perfect size for us all. Had a sit down meal for 23 on one day, then we were joined by some more guests invited just for the day for a larger party and BBQ.
The layout of the property is great for this sort of celebration, two kitchens, BBQ, indoor seat, out door seating for lots of people, swimming pool, jacuzzi, table tennis, pool table room, table football, darts, badminton net, football goal, plenty of space for everybody and plenty for all to do.
When we arrived we were greeted by Timo who was very helpful throughout the stay with suggestions of things to do and came every other day to check on the pool, jacuzzi, feed the fish and see if anything else needed sorting out (mainly rubbish removal from all the partying).
We were very very lucky with the weather - bright , sunny and warm every day - with the configuration of the property you are in your own private world and could have been anywhere but you have Waitrose, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Lidl etc., nice pubs and restaurants all nearby - and Ringwood brewery where you can buy ale in bulk :-).
We saw previous comments about plastic glasses so took some but there were plenty of really nice quality wine glasses and beer mugs - so they obviously responded to the previous guest's comments.
The property was originally a cottage and a barn, which were joined by accommodation on one side and a wall on the other to form a courtyard which houses the pool. The cottage being solid wall and thatch block the road noise and all the other facilities are at the back so very peaceful. The courtyard is also sheltered from any wind.
We, and all our guests, thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thatch Cottage and would highly recommend it. Timo, Susanna and Steven were also great. The communication beforehand helped greatly with our planning of rooms etc. and Timo was on hand from when we arrived.
We did consider holding this celebration in France but were glad we did it here, much more convenient for our family and guests from London area, Scotland and Canada..
I would have no hesitation in staying again.
The house was absolutely perfect! We hired it for the weekend for my partners surprise 30th Birthday. It had everything we could have possibly wanted and was such good value for what we got. Thoroughly recommended.
We booked the house for a weekend to celebrate 2 family members' 30th birthdays. After struggling for a while to find somewhere that fit all our our requirements, we were extremely happy to have found this house, and it didn't disappoint. There was plenty of space for all 20 of us to relax without getting under each others' feet, and all of the house's facilities (hot tub, pool, table tennis, pool table) meant that none of us were bored for a second. The property was in great condition, and communication with the owners and the day manager was fast and friendly. Honestly, we have no complaints and we're already trying to plan another trip! Thanks so much Susanna, Steven and Timo for a really great weekend, we'll be back! :)
we used 20 of 22 available beds - some more thwn once!! All guests very complementary and sorry to leave.
Well done Timmo.
We hired thatch cottage for the weekend for our wedding reception and family getaway and it was everything we wanted. From the time we arrived timo was onsite to assist us and make us feel at home the cottage itself is fantastic and the grounds are perfect for an event, we had a marquee in the garden with dance floor and timo opened up his pub, we also had a hog roast going in the garden for our guests. Would recommend for a wedding reception if looking for something a little different, it was amazing.
The cottage itself was large and even though there was 22 staying you are not on top of each other. We opened up the pool which was surprisingly very warm and the hot tub was great.
You cannot get bored at thatch cottage with the spacious grounds that are beautiful on a sunny day, the games room with pool table and darts, there was also table football and a table tennis area.
The communication between myself and the owners was great I had to contact on a few occasions because of supplier questions and they were happy to answer quickly and couldn't have done enough to help us. If you are thinking of having a stay or event at thatch cottage you won't be disappointed the place is fantastic.
I hope to come and stay at thatch cottage again in the future.
Weekend get together
Brilliant venue for 40th birthday party. Big tidy property with great facilities. Timo very helpful and accommodating.
You have your own onsite private pub with local beer!