We have stayed at the cottage twice now, once for New Year and again for the weekend in May. We thoroughly enjoyed both times. The cottage is really nicely finished and in a great location for exploring the New Forest. We were a group of six adults and found the cottage to have ample of everything we needed, the kitchen is extremely well equipped for a holiday property and would be ideal if you plan to cook during your stay.
This time we were also able to spend time in the lovely secure garden and make use of the BBQ facilities.
I would highly recommend this cottage and we will definitely return.
The owner was really good communicating with us via email, shame we didn't meet in person. We really appreciated the 2 person discount - this limits you to using the downstairs bedroom and not being allowed to use the upstairs bedrooms but this is no hardship. For a pet-friendly place we were slightly worried that there might be a doggy smell about the place but were very relieved that this wasn't the case at all. We chose it for being pet-friendly as we needed to take our two budgies with us! The cottage is really well equipped in the kitchen department. The only downside for one of us with a slightly dodgy knee was that it was difficult to lever herself out of the settee which is quite low - this put us off recommending the cottage to a friend with similar difficulties. The single chair in the lounge was easier to get out of but not too comfy to sit in all evening. The cottage is ideally situated for days out in town, country or seaside and we enjoyed a day on the Isle of Wight, the ferry at Lymington being so close. We can recommend The Fighting Cocks just up the road for a really good meal too. All in all, we enjoyed our time at Shepherds Spring Cottage No 1.
Shepherds Spring is a lovely cottage in a great location close to the New Forest and the coast. All the rooms are a good size and there is everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. The outdoor BBQ area is a wonderful little corner for children to relax and then play. Only downside would be the extra costs for towels which you would ordinarily find included for stays at a cottage within this price range.
The cottage provided everything we needed for our weekend stay in the New Forest...and more! Very modern and spacious for the 6 of us staying the cottage. Facilities were also excellent (television, wifi, shower, plenty of spaces for parking etc). Surround by beautiful countryside as well whether you prefer to walk straight from the door or drive a short distance to local treks. There's also shops and a really great pub a short drive away. Felt very cozy in the evenings as well!
Overall, I would 100% stay at this accommodation again! The New forest is truly a beautiful spot, and these cottages represent the perfect place to stay for such a weekend! They really were first class, for what was a brilliant weekend getaway!
Stayed in the cottage in middle March . The cottage is big , very well equipped, large rooms and was perfect for hosting a special 60th Birthday party ,of 20 people!!
Joaanna was absolutely brilliant with any questions we had and help we needed like late checkout . The surroundings were really nice with the stream at the back . Really enjoyed time here - we have already decided we are going to hire this and next door cottages for big parties in the future. Would recommend. Thank you Joaanna