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“Great house, great setting”
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Very good
34 reviews
Living room - freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Conservatory with views out to the garden.
Well-equipped kitchen.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Master bedroom with king size bed.
Twin room with two single beds.
Twin room with two single beds.
Family bathroom upstairs shared by master bedroom and twin room.
Family bathroom upstairs shared by master bedroom and twin room.
Ground floor double room with en suite shower.
Ground floor double room with en suite shower.
Ground floor en suite shower room.
Annexe with double bed and open plan shower, basin and wc.
Annexe with double bed and open plan shower, basin and wc.
Annexe with double bed and open plan shower, basin and wc.
Secluded garden.
Play area with double swing, trampoline and slide.
Cows in the lane, just outside the house!
Donkeys at Hatchet Pond, at the top of the lane.
Ponies in the heather at dusk.
Crabbing on the quay at Lymington.
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire, England

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JakeandFa...
Lawley
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great house, great setting”
Reviewed 27 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Forest view is a wonderful place to stay, we found the house to be tidy, clean, comfortable and very well equipped. It met all of our needs and more. Wonderful woodland walks from the door, and a great location for sightseeing. We had two weeks in this haven of tranquillity and simply didnt want to leave

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Management Response
27 Jun 2015
Thanks for the lovely review. I'm so glad you had such a good time. It's always sad at the end of a great holiday, but at least you can plan the next one! Thanks for taking the time to post, and hope you'll come to stay again soon.
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Dawn f
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 6 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The location is lovely just on the edge of the forest there are ponies donkeys and cows in the lane which you will see at the gate and walking down the lane.
The house is very comfortable and clean. The beds are very good also bedding nice and fresh. Well equipped kitchen , good for us as we like to cook worked well . The garden was a big hit with my 2 and half year old granddaughter especially the play area. Lovely sofa in lounge, nice spacious sun lounge with comfy furniture. There is a local farm shop , also local pub but we used the car and designated driver. Good base for outings pepper pig land picnic tables, we like picnics, motor museum has play area and picnic tables and seaside trips . The wifi is very good, the EE mobile signal didn't work but found if you walk to your right out of the gate to towards the forest you can get a signal sometimes. The details from the owner were comprehensive, also sent very nice and friendly e-mails with some info about the local area. The studio could benefit from partion of bathroom area it could be done using a folding door not a major issue. The property has first floor bedroom with standard bed and ensuit bathroom. First floor bedroom with king sized bed, bedroom with twin beds with good selection of childrens books and family bathroom would highly recommend this holiday home

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Liked best: The location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
7 Jun 2015
Wow - thanks for the fabulous review. I think the New Forest has captured your heart! I'm thrilled that you had such a lovely time with your family. I appreciate all the comments about the house. The open plan annexe (bedroom with shower, basin and loo) certainly divides opinion! Many thanks for taking the time to post a review, and I hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Janet2637...
Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Cottage for a family holiday.”
Reviewed 21 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Forest View was a delight. A lovely cottage with all the equipment and facilities we could possibly need. The booking process and communication with the owner was easy and hassle free. The cottage is right on the open forest- ideal for walking every day.
All in all, I would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

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Liked best: Location and facilities
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Feb 2015
Thank you so much for the great review, and kind comments. I'm glad you had a lovely time in the New Forest, even in chilly February! And I appreciate you taking the time to post - thank you.
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Nickl81
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great house, beautiful surroundings, fantastic weather!”
Reviewed 8 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We had a brilliant week at Forest View. Our party consisted of 4 adults, 2 toddlers, and 2 babies. We all fitted in the house + studio fine. The house was well equipped and the the new play area in the garden was a big hit with the toddlers, especially the trampoline!

The weather was warm and sunny almost all week, and we were able to spend full days on the beaches at Bournemouth (handy for a trip to the Oceanarium), Mudeford Sandbank (really nice sandy beach which we had almost to ourselves all day), and Lepe (not as great a beach, but very quick to get to from Forest View, and has a play area). We managed to miss the crowds which made a trip to Peppa Pig World easily bearable and I got plenty of cycling miles in around the New Forest lanes. A great place for a holiday with lots for all to see and do.

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Large groups
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Management Response
10 Oct 2014
Thank you so much for your very kind review - it's much appreciated. It sounds as though the New Forest really hit the spot for your party. Well done on picking a great week for weather, and making the most of the beaches. A couple of others to try next time are Milford on Sea and Barton on Sea. I hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Francesca...
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lovely situation, some reservations about thee house”
Reviewed 6 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We have been holidaying in Britain for a few years now. Comparing this property to some other places we have stayed:
The house was a good size with a large garden. We did not use the children's play area, so we can't comment on this part of the property.
Unfortunately on arrival the house was not as clean as we would have hoped and there did seem to be a damp smell.
The furniture in the lounge was not particularly comfortable and although the four of us had plenty of space it might become a bit of a squeeze if there are six people staying together.
The conservatory was very pleasant to sit in.
The third double bed is actually situated in an external building (complete with en suite). This could be convenient for groups staying together. However, because the nights were getting a bit colder and there was again a smell of damp, we did not use this bedroom.
There was low water pressure in the upstairs bathroom, so we shared the en suite attached to the master bathroom.
That said, the kitchen was well stocked and there was a nice dining area for the evenings.
Parking was available for two cars at the property. The gate over the gravel driveway might be a bit of a handful for some.

Certainly what really stands out from this property is the location. You can be walking in the Forest within 5 min and the area is beautiful. You will also be very conveniently located to enjoy Beaulieu and other local attractions such as Buckler's Hard and Exbury Gardens. The trip to the Isle of Wight via Lymington is also easy from here (although it's worth considering the additional traffic at the weekend). I would also recommend the New Forest Wildlife Centre (Ashurst) for a day out. If you time your visit to coincide with the animal feeding it's an amazing day out. You may even get the chance to see an otter juggle.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: The situation
Liked least: The house was not as well cleaned as I would have expected
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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Management Response
6 Oct 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. I'm really disappointed to hear that the house didn't meet your expectations. My management team are always on hand to resolve any problems that arise during your stay, so I wish I had had the opportunity to ask them to come and revisit the cleaning for you. I'm pleased to say that a new corner sofa is currently on order, but with a lead time of 16 weeks for delivery, it will only be in place for bookings from January 2015. I hope that you still enjoyed your holiday and the lovely New Forest.
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