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Wishing Well at Burgate Farmhouse Fordingbridge

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
7 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Wishing Well is a cottage wing at Burgate Farmhouse (awarded the 2018 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor & now HALL OF FAME status). It is a 15th century listed farmhouse & is situated about half a mile north of Fordingbridge town centre & is just a 5 minute drive from the edge of the New Forest & near the A338 Ringwood to Salisbury road, making it an ideal central location for touring. The entrance from the courtyard leads into the fully equipped kitchen which has a breakfast bar/4 stools (brand new kitchen installed in 2017). A sliding door separates the kitchen from the cosy beamed sitting/dining room. The 'smart' TV has a DVD player & Freeview. There is a small extra WC downstairs (access is not ideal but it's useful for children). Stairs lead up to 3 bedrooms. The large ma...Wishing Well is a cottage wing at Burgate Farmhouse (awarded the 2018 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor & now HALL OF FAME status). It is a 15th century listed farmhouse & is situated about half a mile north of Fordingbridge town centre & is just a 5 minute drive from the edge of the New Forest & near the A338 Ringwood to Salisbury road, making it an ideal central location for touring. The entrance from the courtyard leads into the fully equipped kitchen which has a breakfast bar/4 stools (brand new kitchen installed in 2017). A sliding door separates the kitchen from the cosy beamed sitting/dining room. The 'smart' TV has a DVD player & Freeview. There is a small extra WC downstairs (access is not ideal but it's useful for children). Stairs lead up to 3 bedrooms. The large master bedroom has a double bed & single bed (+ extra colour TV/Freeview/DVD player) It is accessed through the 2nd bedroom. The 2nd bedroom is twin bedded (double & single). In between these rooms is a large walk-in wardrobe. Both these rooms have lovely original beams. The 3rd bedroom along the corridor is smaller with sloped ceiling & pine bunk beds. The bathroom has a bath with shower over & a washbasin. There is a separate WC upstairs. Wishing Well is ideally suited for family accommodation. It is not ideal for a party consisting of 6 adults. (NB the extra beds mean that there is sleeping for more than 6 people. However, this is intended to give more flexibility with sleeping arrangements & not to increase capacity. This is because the lounge/dining room is better suited for 6. There is no charge for bed linen (towels can be hired if wanted), cot or highchair. Other baby/toddler equipment is available to borrow (no charge). Well behaved dogs are welcome at a small charge (NB dogs not to be left unattended in property without prior agreement with owner. Electricity is by meter (low charges). A small charge is made to use the washing machine/tumble drier. Heating is by storage heaters with 'top up' convector heaters where needed. No smoking is permitted inside but is OK outside or in the Games Barn. There is plenty of space for parking on the large gravel area between the cottages & the garden. The half acre garden is mainly lawn & trees & has a summer house, garden furniture, swings & BBQ. There is an area for children's ball games with a football net. (NB the wishing well in the garden is ornamental only - no water, only plants!) Free WiFi access is available. The Games Barn is a wonderful retreat for rainy days as well as being a spacious meeting place for larger parties. It contains a skittle alley, pool table, table tennis, dart board & lots of children's toys. Nearby is the Surma Valley - an excellent Indian restaurant with takeaway. Why not book an online grocery delivery for the morning of your arrival - everything will be unpacked & put away for you. Fordingbridge town centre is half a mile away. The George Inn, near the bridge, has a beer garden overlooking the River Avon is good for meals & snacks. Little Thatch is also available to rent (sleeps 2-4 in 1 bedroom with a bed-settee in the lounge). If you have a larger group or extended family then this could work for you.More
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About the Owner
Christine B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2015
Interaction with guests
I am happy to provide any help that I can as regards 'where to go', 'where to eat' etc. I'm here to help whenever I can if wanted. Equally, I'm happy to just 'blend in' & be unobtrusive if guests prefer to keep to themselves.
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

This is the 2nd time we have stayed here with our 4 children and once again it was excellent. The cottage has everything you could want for a holiday rental. The games barn is ideal for kids, whilst the gardens are perfect sit in for...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank sksnls
Newmorton, VR Owner at Wishing Well at Burgate Farmhouse Fordingbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thanks for your lovely review. It was nice to welcome you all back here for a 2nd visit. I hope you book again for another time.

Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We have just spent a lovely weekend at Wishing Well cottage. We were a party of 6 adults and 3 young children. The weather was perfect so the two safe large gardens were well used - one has a swing and slide. The indoor play...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Barbjanec
Newmorton, VR Owner at Wishing Well at Burgate Farmhouse Fordingbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thank you so much for your glowing review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves. You had perfect weather & even managed a BBQ. I hope you can come back soon.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We spent 3 nights at Wishing Well, 2 adults and 3 children, and invited 2 adults and 2 children to stay for a couple of nights. Plenty of sleeping room for all us, in a delightful house full of character. The house is incredibly well...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Richard S
Newmorton, VR Owner at Wishing Well at Burgate Farmhouse Fordingbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thanks for your glowing review. I'm glad that you had a wonderful break in Wishing Well. I hope you are able to come again another time. Christine Bennett

Reviewed 6 November 2017

We had a lovely long weekend staying in the Wishing Well Cottage. We were in the New Forest for our daughter's 3rd birthday and a trip to Peppa Pig World. The owner, Christine, was incredibly helpful both before and during the visit. The cottage was...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank annacrowther
Newmorton, VR Owner at Wishing Well at Burgate Farmhouse Fordingbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. It is so nice when all my hard work is appreciated. I hope you can come again.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: September 2017
Newmorton, VR Owner at Wishing Well at Burgate Farmhouse Fordingbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Cycling Trips
Water Park Nearby
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Game Room
Pool Table
Blender
Dryer
Freezer
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
Fordingbridge is a traditional riverside town situated on the edge of the New Forest, with the River Avon flowing under the town's ancient bridge. It is surrounded by a group of pretty villages such as Breamore, Woodgreen, Godshill & Rockbourne. Cranborne Chase is just a few miles away.
Getting around
A car is the best method of transport. Bus is fairly easy as the X3 bus service has a bus stop within a 2 minute walk from Burgate Farmhouse. There is an open top 'hop on hop off' bus service which travels around the New Forest & operates from Jul to early Sept each year. Cycling is also a good means of travelling around. I can provide cycle route maps.
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