My partner and I stayed in Little Terraces for a week in September. We wanted to be close enough to pop into the New Forest for walks everyday and this property in Downtown fit the bill perfectly.
Little Terraces is a really cosy one-bed cottage. It's the most well-equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in - there's an excellent larder, plenty of reading materials and maps for walks, and lots of little extras that I always forget about, like sandwich bags and tinfoil!
It was really lovely turning up to the Terraces to find a bottle of wine on arrival and a hand written note from Sue and Simon wishing us the best for our holiday. They were lovely additional touches and it made us feel right at home. The cottage itself is very warm, cosy and colourful. We found the red folder very handy and all the instructions self explanatory for the heaters and other electricals. There is a lovely wood burner in the front room but unfortunately it never got cold enough for us to try it out.
Terrace garden is a real gem. I've never seen anything like it where i have stayed before, and the views across the countryside are stunning from the top. We were lucky enough to get good weather so managed to enjoy a few drinks up there which was really special.
The cottage itself is located in Downtown. Initially we had chosen the cottage purely for its proximity to the New Forest and figured we would be using it as a base for our explorations. However, Downtown itself is a really picturesque and friendly village. We spent a whole day going on local walks around the village and discovered the Moot (worth checking out!) and ate out in both village pubs during our week there. The costcutter is also super handy and has long opening hours, which is handy if you need something last minute and there's also a co-op, bakers, butchers and tea rooms within a ten minute walk of the cottage so there is very little need to venture to a big town.
We really loved our stay and would highly recommend. Thank you Sue and Simon for making our stay so enjoyable!
We had such a lovely time in the cottage. We felt really at home. The way it is decorated and planned make it really cosy, so after exploring the beautiful area we were looking forward to going back to the cottage. The different appliances, linen and kitchenware are high quality and lovely looking, so you really feel the cottage is worth the price you pay. The garden is very cute, you can enjoy a cup of tea in many different little corners and there are amazing vews from the top terrace. As for Sue, she was very helpful, always available as well as respectful of our privacy during our stay. I also had a wonderful personal experience, as I lost some sunglasses in an area nearby, she was so kind as to go and look for them and post them back to me in Spain. I would definitely recommend renting Little Terraces. It has given us lovely memories that will stay with us and we would definitely go back again.
Little Terraces is an ideal base for a couple to visit The New Forest and surrounding cathedral towns - which is why we went. May is a lovely season in the forest as there are many colts and foals and - if you are lucky - baby deer .... we were!
Downton is an interesting village with excellent walks from the cottage and the pub and shop owners are very welcoming.
Sue, the owner of the cottage has equipped it with good quality white linen and a feather down duvet so it really has home comforts which are important for a comfortable stay on holiday. Because of the quiet position guests can simply walk from the front door to amenities but also to pleasant riverside walks.
My partner ,dog and I have just returned from our lovely getaway to the little terraces New Forest.
Little terraces is extremely well equipped, with great attention to detail on things that we ourselves had forgotten ! for example a rucksack ,ice pack picnic blanket ,picnic basket! the Cottage itself is in a fantastic location with everything nearby
with great sites ,scenery an stunning walks.
We arrived late on Sunday and loved that we were able to get into the cottage using the key safe, get settled without being disturbed with all the meets and greats after a long drive.
we're also extremely grateful to be given such a late check out on the Wednesday, meaning we had a full day in the New Forest before departure .
The garden Terrace is a complete treasure to this property, we loved being able to sit up looking out at the views eating our breakfast of a morning.
Sue really has thought of everything with this property, from a red folder providing information on local dining an tourist locations down to a hoover and kitchen utensils.
We will certainly be back again. many thanks Sue.
from, Emily and Martin.
Situated on the edge of Downton and close to the New Forest, Little Terraces is an excellent place for a peaceful break, especially for walking holidays. Small but well-appointed accommodation and parking, in an attractive village with good local amenities including 3 pubs with restaurants.
Lovely cosy cottage with lots of little extras. Fresh flowers and chocolates a nice surprise. Even provided sandwich bags, which is something I always forget for when we go walking!