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Forest Drove - quintessential thatched cottage
Forest Drove - spacious dining room
Forest Drove - eat together in the new extension dining room
Forest Drove - fully equipped kitchen
Forest Drove - kitchen and access to decking
Forest Drove - gorgeous lounge with original beams and inglenook fireplace
Forest Drove - access to staircase from living room
Forest Drove - spacious ground floor bedroom
Forest Drove - ground floor en suite
Forest Drove - ground floor single
Forest Drove - ground floor cloakroom
Forest Drove - zip and link beds for options
Forest Drove - stylish bedroom furniture
Forest Drove - elegant French style bedroom
Forest Drove - modern family bathroom with bath and separate shower
Forest Drove - large corner bath and separate shower
Forest Drove - elegant double
Forest Drove - 1st floor shower room
Forest Drove - pretty twin
Forest Drove - outside dining on the decking
Forest Drove - lovely decked seating in cottage garden
Forest Drove - external rear aspect
Forest Drove - children's play area
Forest Drove - 5 seater hot tub
Forest Drove - pretty garden views from upstairs
Forest Drove - spacious dining room
Forest Drove - eat together in the new extension dining room
Forest Drove - fully equipped kitchen
Forest Drove - kitchen and access to decking

Forest Drove, Ringwood, Hampshire, New Forest

Sleeps 6 - 11 6 Bedrooms 11 Dining

Thatched holiday cottage in the New Forest sleeping 11 with a hot tub, for family celebrations and country weekends away with friends

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Forest Drove, Ringwood, Hampshire, New Forest, sleeps 6 - 11 in 6 bedrooms.

Forest Drove sleeps 11
Additional accommodation in VW Camper Van Jessica for 2 adults and 2 children but only available in the warmer months.

Forest Drove is a stunning country holiday cottage in the New Forest, located in the picture postcard village of Linford Shobley and 5 minutes from the market town of Ringwood. It is the ideal choice for friends, hens and stags, and family groups to meet for a weekend away or for a special celebration in a lovely property teeming with traditional features yet full of modern home comforts. The new kitchen extension onto the deck is a great spot to sit and watch the children play on the climbing frame.  Off the front lawned area is a garden Games Room with darts and a multi games table. A luxury 5 seater hot tub is perfectly positioned in the garden for fun and relaxation, day or night. Alternatively wander into nearby Poulner for a beer at 1 of 2 pubs or pick up some fish and chips for supper.

The lounge is a lovely spacious room with original beams and an inglenook fireplace, perfect for everyone to sit back together for a catch up or to watch some TV. Opt to dine together inside or al fresco on the deck and make the most of balmy New Forest evenings under the stars.

The master bedroom has zip and link beds and can be configured as a double or twin. All have been beautifully designed with sumptuous and elegant soft furnishings, to create a comfy place to sleep. The ground floor double with adjoining wet room as well as another single are helpful options for the less mobile. Bathrooms are plentiful across all floors and offer clean-lined contemporary spaces with quality fixtures and fittings. 

A great complimentary welcome hamper and fresh locally sourced flowers are provided for you.

There are a number of family friendly attractions for a day out within easy reach of Forest Drove. Take a trip to Moors Valley Country Park, Liberty's Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre or Paultons Park, home of Peppa Pig. For a day at the beach, head off to Bournemouth and the Solent Way Coastal Path. Or stay closer to home with great walks and cycle routes from the door.


Dog Friendly

Dogs welcome but enclosed garden not secure for small dogs.


Ground floor single and a double with en suite wet room, suitable for the less mobile.


WiFi is available throughout the property.


Well equipped kitchen in the new extension includes a dishwasher. Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room.

Dining Room

Inside dining for 11 guests in the extension dining room. Outside seating for al fresco meals on the decking.

Sitting Room

Large lounge space with inglenook fireplace and plenty of comfy sofas. Sky TV.

TV and Music Facilities

Sky TQ TV and DVD player in lounge. 2 bedrooms have Freeview and 2 Sky TV.

Games Room

There is no games room.

Heating and Open Fires

Underfloor heating in kitchen and dining room, central heating elsewhere. Wood burning stove in the lounge.


Ground floor single with cloakroom and double with en suite. 1 zip link, 2 doubles and 1 twin.


Good quality bedding and bathroom towels are provided.


Ground floor wet room en suite and ground floor cloakroom. 1st floor family bathroom with corner bath. 2nd bathroom with shower.

Children's Facilities

Children's play area and trampoline. Travel cot, high chair and stair gates available upon request.


Hot tub. Mature gardens and lawn. Decking with seating for al fresco dining and barbecue.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool.


Secure off road parking for 4 cars.


Please do not smoke inside the cottage.

Booking Information

Hot tub available to hire for £325 per weekend and £400 per week. Changeover day Friday or Monday. £250 refundable security deposit is required in case of damage. Pets charged at £40. Please bring own charcoal for barbecue. First basket of logs free, £7.50 thereafter.

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On the western edge of the New Forest. Located a minute from the village of Poulner and 5 minutes from the market town of Ringwood. Under 20 minutes from Bournemouth and 40 minutes from Poole.

  • The market town of Ringwood is just 5 minutes away.
  • Poulner just a minute away with a Tesco Express, bakery, off licence and fish & chip shop. Ringwood has Sainsbury's, Lidl, and Waitrose.
  • The London Tavern is the closest, a 3 minute walk. The White Hart Inn and Elm Tree are also within walking distance. Ringwood has The Fish Inn and The Alice Lisle. Fish & chip shop in Poulner.
  • Southampton Airport is 30 minutes away.
  • Ringwood Railway Station is 5 minutes away.
  • Local bus service.

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