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117 reviews
Lounge/Dining Room
Lounge/dining room
Lounge
Log burner
Dining Room
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Front aspect including off-road parking
1st bedroom
1st bedroom
1st bedroom en-suite
2nd bedroom
2nd bedroom en-suite
Bunk bedroom (3 standard size singles: 6'6)
Bunk bedroom
Family bathroom
Lobby
Patio
Mare and foal near Bentley Cottage
New Forest Ponies
Pig at pannage time, near Balmer Lawn - Brockenhurst beach
Stream near Queen's Meadow
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire, England

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juliastee...
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“excellent, clean, friendly hosts and everything you could need for a most enjoyable holiday”
Reviewed 5 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

The cottage was in a perfect location so near to many beautiful towns and places to visit. We stayed with our family for Christmas and it was magical. The comfort of the beds, cleanliness and friendly hosts was second to none. Everything was in the cottage that you could ever need for a very relaxing and enjoyable time. Our grandchildren kept saying it was the best Christmas ever. We would definitely recommend to anybody for any time of the year with so much to do in the area. The log fire made it so warm, cosy and comfortable. The welcome pack was much appreciated and the brownies were to die for.

Your age range 65+
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Guy C
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect at every level!”
Reviewed 22 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

We have just come back from a perfect four night stay. Brockenhurst an ideal location in the centre of the Forest. This property is immaculate, furnished to a very high standard and finished with style and homely touches. Lots of attention to detail, log burner with plenty of logs, champagne, brownies, eggs, bacon, butter and juice, the list goes on and of course the real Christmas tree! The owners are next door but the property is quite separate, own drive etc and 100% respected our privacy, they just briefly said hello, and were there to assist, which we didn't need. 100% recommend this, we will be back next year - thank you. Guy & Dawn

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de Mont a...
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“Comfort and Style in a Great Location!”
Reviewed 2 November 2016 for a stay in September 2016

My husband and I stayed at Bentley Cottage after 4 days in London. It was immediately obvious that we should have left London after 1 day and stayed at Bentley the extra 3 days. That would have given us a full week in this delightful home.

About the house: Katrin has an excellent sense of style and it shows throughout the home, It is very well decorated. The beds are gloriously big and comfy! The comforters are beautiful, the drapes are high quality and the leather couches are easy to sit on. The bathrooms are large. We did not use the 3rd bedroom with bunkbeds so I cannot comment on that. However, all of the bathrooms are nice and big, with good water flow and lighting. The washing machine and dryer are a real convenience, but the dryer does take a long time. The house is off the main highway and very quiet. There is plenty of dry firewood and we enjoyed a cozy fire on the day it rained. The only issue we had was with the wifi, which would cut in and out sporadically, and then work fine for quite awhile.

Don't make the mistake of stopping at the store on your way in, like we did. The house comes stocked with fresh eggs, a rasher of bacon and bread, juice, jam, butter, coffee, tea and milk. And did I mention the freshly made brownies that were there waiting for us?

Transportation: Although we rented a car, we left it parked the whole time we were there. That was a waste of money. We did not need a car. Once you are checked in, it's a simple walk to all parts of town and to the train station. However, if you are travelling with luggage, Katrin will gladly pick you up and take to back to the station in her car. There are some amazing walking trails in Brockenhurst, all within easy strike of the house.

Restaurants in town are pretty good for English fare. We never had a "foodie" meal quite like you can get in California, but we were not disappointed. The Italian restaurant at the train station parking lot was excellent.

Overall, this house and the Harvest House in Milford on Sea were the two best places we stayed in England. We would not hesitate to return to either of them.

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Liked best: The house was lovely and so comfortable! The location is perfect.
Liked least: Our time here was too short.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Lynne K
Red Deer, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Bentley Cottage was an amazing find!”
Reviewed 16 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We were a group of five adults travelling to Brockenhurst for a wedding. When I found the Bentley Cottage site on Trip Advisor Vacation Rentals, I was impressed with the location, the picture display and the price, so I booked for four nights in September. This property was an incredible find. Our group was astonished with many things. The home is stunning, immaculate, modernized beautifully, spacious and bright and the hosts are wonderfully warm and accommodating. We found the fridge to be generously stocked with fresh breakfast provisions and home baked brownies were ready for us, much to the delight of my husband. I cannot express adequately the wonderful stay we experienced at Bentley Cottage. It is perfect!

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Liked best: Friendliness and helpfulness of our hosts!!
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Elizabeth...
South Australia, Australia
1 review
“Mrs”
Reviewed 7 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Bentley Cottage was one of the best places we have ever stayed in. It was both spacious and homely. Everything was presented beautifully with a lovely welcome package including home baked brownies. We are a family of 4 with 2 teenage daughters and this was perfect for us. New Forest is a beautiful location. We wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely book here again if we get a chance to return to England.

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Andrea B
Birchington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Clean and comfortable cottage close to all amenities.”
Reviewed 2 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

My partner, sisters and I took our elderly Mother to this cottage for 5 days. Ideally suited for somebody with mobility problems as all the rooms are on one floor. Two bedrooms with en-suite facilities and a third bathroom for the other bedroom. Open plan living area, very comfortable and roomy. Spotlessly clean throughout. Very thoughtful welcome pack including tea, coffee, milk, eggs, bacon, butter and a loaf of fresh bread from the local bakers plus some lovely homemade brownies and a bottle of chilled champagne. Also,all toiletries and cleaning products were also provided. Ample car parking for 2 cars.

The pleasant owners live next door and are very unobtrusive but there if you need anything.

Would highly recommend this to anyone wishing to visit the New Forest as it is very close to all amenities and the forest itself.

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Liked best: The cleanliness of the property
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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560James2...
Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Really great holiday venue”
Reviewed 17 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

There is not much to add to previous reviews on this delightful bungalow, except to add that there is an outside hot and cold shower for cleaning your muddy doggies. The bungalow is central to various new forest villages etc, and Brockenhurst itself is a delightful village with both Tesco and Sainsburys Express.

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Liked least: Wife has very limited mobility and was unable to get a mobile phone connection from the main lounge
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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