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“Fabulous cottage in ideal location”
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FOREST GLEN
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FOREST GLEN
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FOREST GLEN
VIEW FROM THE PRIVATE REAR GARDEN
PERFECT FOR ENJOYING LAZY SUMMER DAYS
MASTER BEDROOM WITH KINGSIZE BED
RELAX WITH THE PAPERS IN THE CONSERVATORY
SPACIOUS DINING AREA
JUST AS PRETTY IN THE WINTER TOO!
DOUBLE BEDROOM
TWIN BEDROOM
SINGLE BEDROOM
FAMILY BATHROOM
FAMILY BATHROOM ALSO HAS A SEPARATE SHOWER
WHERE IS JAMIE OLIVER WHEN YOU NEED HIM?
ENTRANCE HALL
COSY LIVING ROOM
LIVING ROOM WITH WOOD BURNING STOVE
KITCHEN
MASTER BEDROOM EN SUITE
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire, England

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StokeOnTr...
stoke on trent
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous cottage in ideal location”
Reviewed 21 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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person found this review helpful

We spent a week at this lovely cottage, seven of us in total, my brother and his family along with myself, husband and daughter. The cottage is simply beautiful, very tasteful decor and well equipped. There is plenty of room to spread out, a lounge which we used to watch a couple of films, a spacious dining area with sofa and a beautiful warm conservatory where we spent most of our time. The large king size bed in the master bedroom, which overlooks the garden, was so comfortable. Bathrooms also lovely and very clean. Booking was very easy, communication with Claire the owner was excellent. We all took bikes, and while there was no access to a garage, we left them under a tree in the secure garden where they were fine. We had a brilliant stay at Forest Glen, by the end of our week it felt like home and we were all genuinely sad to leave. We would not hesitate to stay again and would highly recommend this lovely, lovely cottage.

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Liked best: character, cleanliness and location of property
Liked least: nothing i did not like
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Anna C
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Idilic week in the forest”
Reviewed 1 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Just returned after perfect week in the new forest. The cottage was fantastic. Fully equipped kitchen ETC. Lots of rooms to allow everyone to have their space. Made good use of BBQ. Conservatory amazing. Beautiful location, Stream at the end of the road is perfect for kids to cool off in. We loved the cows coming past each morn and eve. Perfect location to start many bike rides from. Wild horses in abundance all around. Only very small quibble would be that we would have liked access to a garage as we had 8 bikes we wanted to secure each night. Also a washing line would have been handy (although there was a tumble drier). Would definitely use again and certainly recommend to others.

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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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Large groups
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rbrtsn771
Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“This was the perfect place to stay!”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We were a mixed family group, with an age range of between 3 -90 years! It was the perfect house in a perfect situation. The beautiful village of Brockenhurst was within an easy 15 minute walk, and although the road to it was very busy, the house was in a much quitter road. Our first impression was one of unusual speciousness in a holiday let - the open plan kitchen diner was huge and the children loved the 'run a complete circle' through the utility room and kitchen area.
Much of my father's time (he's almost 90) was spent in the very large conservatory with it's unique garden/field with ponies aspect. It was warm and very inviting. The children loved all the available toys, both inside and out, and appreciated the garden play area. Although they had their own TV room, they spent most of their at home time in the garden and conservatory. We are musicians and found the 'spare' downstairs room, between the kitchen and sitting rooms, the perfect place for our keyboard, music stand and and teaching materials, making a complete music practice/teaching room. All the children willingly did their daily practice on the way through to breakfast each day! We really could find no fault with forest Glenn, spending much time on the close by cycle tracks. 2 of the children learnt to ride their bikes without stabilisers during their stay, which just added to the perfect holiday. Thanks to the owners for providing an excellent home environment.

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Liked best: The garden and conservatory
Liked least: no wi-fi access and the stair well at the top of the very steep stairs (little boy had a fall)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JuLawrenc...
Oxford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wonderful, child friendly house with lovely garden.”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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We stayed here as an extended family including two children, added 4 and 20 months. The house is absolutely lovely and the garden is fantastic for children and adults alike.
The generous downstairs meant plenty of space for the children to play and the conservatory was our favourite haunt, especially in the rain! Upstairs is so nice; lovely, huge master bedroom and 3 decent sized bedrooms that were decorated in a really pretty style. Lots of books for children in one of the rooms. On the whole the house is very well equipped for children, 2 "trip trap" high chairs, plenty of plastic plates and cutlery, a toddler bed and a travel cot and so many toys including a wooden train track that my eldest loved.
The lounge is small, but it's lovely and cosy and we found we sat in the conservatory almost all of the time anyway. It was nice and warm in there.
We did find the road quite busy, which surprised us. But it was lovely to see a herd of cows pass by the house! It's great that you can walk straight into the forest from there.
Claire, the owner, was really helpful and we are thankful to her for our wonderful weekend. We would definitely stay again. In fact, we did say that we would love to live in a house like that!

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Liked best: The size and child-friendliness.
Liked least: The road noise.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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carr43
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“perfect family cottage in a fabulous location”
Reviewed 4 November 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed at Fern Glen with our 4 year old twins and our 6 year old for three wonderful weeks in August. The house is well maintained with all mod cons and because the owners have young children themselves it is well set up for little ones. There are books, toys and a lovely long garden that looks out onto a field with horses. The pretty sun room looks out onto the garden and is where we spent most of our late afternoons. You can get wi-fi from the reception room but we struggled to get in anywhere else.

The Balmer Lawn Hotel, which hosts regular summer cricket matches , is a stones throw away and the house is just about walking distance from the well known Pig Hotel and restaurant ( although my 4 year olds complained towards the end!)

The Pig is a slightly stuffier crowd but If you pick a nice day and sit outside it is workable with children as they can play in the garden area just below the patio. My children spent countless hours in the forest across from the Balmer Lawn Hotel throwing stones in the stream and building forts with branches and ferns while wild horses and deer sauntered by!
We rented bikes from a company by the rail station and cycled through the forest to The Oak pub in Bank. (highly recommended) We visited Lymington, Christchurch, Bournemouth by train, and several other seaside towns where the kids enjoyed crabbing over the side of the jetty. We survived a day at the very busy Peppa Pig World and thoroughly enjoyed another day at Moors Valley Park which is great for kids and adults alike. Would also highly recommend.

I can't really find fault with Fern Glen. The front door is hard to open and the living room is small but it was fine for just watching television. When we wanted to be social we used the lovely sun room instead. I don't think you can go wrong with this place.

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Liked best: the sun room and garden
Liked least: the front door was stiff
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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