Five star, one bedroom, thatch...

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As the only 5-star one-bedroom New Forest cottage in the 2022 New Forest Cottages portfolio, Little Cottage is a delightful, well-appointed, pretty thatch and partly cob, ground floor cottage on a quiet private forest track inside the New Forest National Park in the quiet village of Tiptoe. Originally built around 200 years ago, Little Cottage was completely renovated a few years ago with new thatch, all new fittings and gas central heating, making it particularly warm and cosy in cooler weather, as well as cool in the hottest weather.  An original, low stable-door leads to a sun-trap south and west facing courtyard. A welcome selection hamper of New Forest goodies is provided.

Located in the south of the National Park, Tiptoe is close to New Milton and Sway - a good base for exploring both the south coast and the New Forest.


Accommodation all on ground floor:
One step up to: double door entrance into attractive lounge.
Lounge: with 40" FreeView Smart LED TV, Blu-ray/DVD player, CD player/radio with iPod docking  station, WiFi, telephone and a gas log-effect stove. On one side there is one step down to a dining area with a table and seating for four.
Kitchen: with newly fitted gas hob, electric fan oven, washer/dryer, dishwasher, plinth heater, fridge/freezer and microwave.
Bedroom: with king size bed, TV with DVD player, and views over the enclosed private garden.
Bathroom:  with bath and shower over, hand basin, WC and towel-rail radiator.

Outside: A large, enclosed, private garden, overseen by an impressive forest oak tree, is laid to lawn and borders, with brick-built barbecue and garden furniture. Adjacent garage with space to leave bicycles and containing an extensive collection of garden furniture. Separate south facing courtyard with garden furniture. 

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Included: Bed linen and towels, electricity and all heating throughout, Smart TV, unlimited Ethernet broadband and Wi-Fi, and first bag of barbecue charcoal. Please bring your own beach towels.

Pets One well-behaved cat or dog welcome - but absolutely not allowed in the bedroom or on furniture. (Please note there is a standard pet charge of £30 per pet per booking)
Telephone all incoming, and all national landline outgoing calls (up to 1 hour each) are included. Mobile reception variable.
Wi-Fi and Ethernet broadband available - included in the price.
Parking Private parking on the driveway for one car, and in a lay-by in the quiet lane for another.
Bicycle Storage Plenty available in the garage of the property.
Beach Barton-on-Sea 4 miles; Milford-on-Sea or Highcliffe 6 miles.
Shops Large local farm shop 1 mile; shops in Sway 1.8 miles, New Milton 3 miles and Lymington 6 miles
Pubs The Plough Inn 1 mile and numerous other local pubs and restaurants.
Short breaks available during low season when booked within 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Children No children, but an infant is welcome - please provide own high chair, and cot.
No Smoking either in the thatch property or adjacent
Changeover Day Friday
Property Self-catering holiday cottage

Note: Little Cottage is popular and books up quickly – especially for spring, summer and autumn: early booking is recommended.

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 To book: New Forest Cottages    or ring 01590 679655

quoting Little Cottage A415.

Tiptoe is the archetypal New Forest small village, ideal for rest and relaxation and forest walks.  Inside the New Forest National Park on the edge of the open forest (where animals roam) and yet only 5 miles or so from the coast.  There are 25 free New Forest car parks within 5 miles of Tiptoe.

Tiptoe itself is quiet – even in the height of summer, there are no parking restrictions and a network of small lanes provide good cycling (although the main B3055 runs though the edge of Tiptoe).  Just along that main road a few hundred yards is The Plough Inn, a traditional 16th Century pub serving good food.

Tiptoe has a strong local identity, and the villagers recently created a new Village Green which often features in the local twitter feed

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The village of Sway is 1.5 miles away and has a few facilities including a village stores, coffee shop, mainline railway station, award-winning butchers, post office and newsagents, chemists, two restaurants and the Hare & Hounds pub.

The extensive towns of New Milton (3 miles) and Lymington (7 miles) are not far away and into the forest Burley and Brockenhurst are two delightful villages both some 5 miles away.  Top New Forest restaurants locally include The Mill at Gordleton (3 miles) and Verveine in Milford-on-Sea (7 miles)