Met at the door by 3 dogs (we weren't told in advance about this). Very unfriendly couple who made it clear that guests were an inconvenience for them. Bedroom was very cold (single glazed drafty windows). Rooms on ground floor face carpark and gravel so you hear people walking in & out of front door constantly, and cars pulling into the drive. Doors are not sound proofed so you hear other guests closing their doors all evening. Breakfast was cheap: old frozen sausages, out of date honey, very poor old coffee in a cafietiere was undrinkable. the bread was homemade but old and dry. We were not allowed to borrow a map to go walking with unless we handed over £10 cash as a deposit (we were made to feel as if we wanted to steal it). No soap or toothpaste in the bathroom. No extra duvet for the bed although the room was cold. We asked for breakfast to be served a bit earlier on monday morning (we had to catch a ferry to Isle of Wight) but were told 8am was earliest serving.
All in all and awful experience. When we made our complaints know the couple became abusive and made no apologies. They just demanded money.
We would suggest Burley Manor which is just accross the road, same price (£60 per room per night), in stunning setting, and also in the lovely quaint village of Burley.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Wayside Cottage, a wysteria-covered Edwardian cottage in the New Forest village of Burley, where Ponies, Donkeys and even Cattle wander down the streets, and the loudest sound is the bird song in the trees. Janet and John West have created the perfect haven for a relaxing weekend, or a longer stay. There are six rooms to let on a Bed and Breakfast basis, all rooms are ensuite with either a showerroom or bathroom. There are pretty gardens to sit in and a guest lounge for evenings or bad weather. Cycling, walking and horse riding opportunities are within 5 minutes walk. The village has several Pubs and Hotels, shops and all the usual amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wayside Cottage Burley, New Forest