Private courtyard with hot tub
Spacious open plan living area
View towards stairs to mazzanine bedroom
Kitchen/Diner, perfect for a spot of cooking
Relax and read a book in the bright lounge area
Planning your next walk in the sun
Comfy double mezzanine bedroom
Downstairs shower room
Shared garden
Enjoy walks in the beautiful New Forest
1 / 10  Private courtyard with hot tub
2 / 10  Spacious open plan living area
3 / 10  View towards stairs to mazzanine bedroom
4 / 10  Kitchen/Diner, perfect for a spot of cooking
5 / 10  Relax and read a book in the bright lounge area
6 / 10  Planning your next walk in the sun
7 / 10  Comfy double mezzanine bedroom
8 / 10  Downstairs shower room
9 / 10  Shared garden
10 / 10  Enjoy walks in the beautiful New Forest

Shire Cottage - Avon

Christchurch (4.5mls N), New Forest
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Get away from it all with a break at this romantic retreat with private courtyard and hot tub
  • Set on the edge of New Forest National Park in the picturesque Avon Valley
  • Close to many walking and cycling routes weaving through spectacular countryside and the beach is just a short drive
Property code: 54900

Take time out to relax in this converted former coach house, ideal for two. Take a dip in the hot tub after a long walk through the spectacular New Forest.

This charming cottage is ideally situated for lovers of outdoor pursuits. Located in the picturesque Avon valley with local pub, on the edge of the New Forest National Park and within easy reach of the coast, you’re sure to enjoy exploring the many walking and cycling routes in the surrounding area. Further afield take a trip to nearby Ringwood and Christchurch where you can while away an afternoon browsing the shops or relax in one of the popular cafes. For more of an adventure why not visit the local outdoor activity centre or try your hand at fishing.

Stepping inside, you enter the stylish open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, which has been furnished with care to ensure all of your comforts are considered. The kitchen area is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment and microwave. There is comfortable dining space adjacent to the kitchen area, perfect for a cosy meal for two or a lazy breakfast. Just next door is the contemporary shower room with WC. Take time to relax in the inviting lounge area, where you can relax after a day of exploring and watch your favourite movie on the Smart TV. From this room a staircase leads to an enticing, mezzanine style, double bedroom with restricted head height, overlooking the lounge.

Heading outside you will find a private enclosed terrace with garden furniture, a charcoal BBQ and hot tub. This area is perfect for a spot of al fresco dining and getting some fresh air. Off-road parking for one car is available to the rear of the cottage with shared path leading to property entrance.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double bedroom with restricted head height
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment and microwave
  • Hot tub
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Beach 5 miles, shop 3 miles and pub 1 mile
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Regret no babies or children
  • Fishing nearby - Bisterne Fishery for seasonal course and salmon fishing

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michelle 27th February 2020

This cottage is lovely with such a special touch on arrival with cake and Prosecco waiting for us. It is such a lovely little place with its own hot tub which was a bonus.

Reviewed by Jemma 13th February 2020

The shire cottage is amazing We loved it and all the extras that was provided was a really lovely touch. Our pup was made to feel welcome to. We are definitely going back as soon as possible

Reviewed by Lisa 7th February 2020

Such a lovely weekend spent in Shire Cottage. The owners were welcoming and lots of extra little touches that made our trip extra special. Our pup was also made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed his first little mini break. Thanks Simon and Sally.

Reviewed by Joanne 30th December 2019

Lovely stay. We especially enjoyed the hot tub! Would recommend.

Reviewed by Amanda 29th November 2019

Lovely cottage , good outdoor space to exercise the dog . Really thought about and everything there that might be needed for the perfect stay . Thank you

Reviewed by Karyn 22nd November 2019

Shire Cottage practically perfect in every way. It is small but beautifully appointed and very tastefully decorated. The home made cake, Prosecco & doggy treats - nice touch! There is a cottage next door but somehow privacy is maintained. The hot tub was lovely with dressing gowns provided. The boot room is unbelievable with towels for your dogs. IRead moret is well situated for trips out. We went to the Woolpack and The New Queen Inn, both very dog friendly, the New Queen does a great Sunday lunch. Hide

Reviewed by Maria 28th October 2019

Excellent for countryside walks. The country is right on your doorstep! Easy driving to lots of towns, villages and beaches. The accommodation is spotless, modern and comfortable and the owners are very friendly. The hot tub was immaculate and very hot! Perfect after a long day walking.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 23rd September 2019

We were blown away. A bottle of wine and home backed cake on arrival. Everything thought of, towels, tea, milk and doggy treats for Lucy. Cannot recommend this holiday highly enough. Totally dog friendly which was fantastic. Hot tub was above and beyond. Looking forward to booking our holiday again here next year.

Reviewed by Sue 13th September 2019

We enjoyed our holiday immensely. The welcome pack of home made scones, jam and clotted cream plus a bottle of Prosecco on arrival was a particularly welcoming site. The owners were friendly offering help if needed.

Reviewed by Linda 27th August 2019

Shire Cottage was just perfect! all the little extra made this a really pleasant and relaxing stay. Even the towels and bathrobes smelt lovely (need to get that softener) Perfectly located for Forest walks, or short drive to dog friendly beaches. Everywhere we went, pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, accommodated our small dog, which was so nice as hRead moree is getting on now and suffers with separation anxiety. Hide

Reviewed by Laurence 23rd August 2019

Bed not the most comfortable,

Reviewed by Darryl 2nd August 2019

The cottage is in a good location and we found it very easy to find all the locations that we wanted to visit. It is close to the Coast and the Forest, so lots of choice of things to do and visit. We had our dog with us and everywhere was very dog friendly, which was great.

Reviewed by Karen 28th June 2019

Host very friendly and helpful We would have liked our part of the garden to be dog friendly Two fence panels missing and gates not being closed meant that dog had to kept on lead at all time. We missed the turn off although clearly written on email so maybe a little sign saying approaching would be handy As many cars do go past at a speed SupplyinRead moreg comfortable chairs for sitting in garden area maybe an idea more Hide

Reviewed by Amy 31st May 2019

Such a lovely cottage! Arrived to a bottle of bubbles, cream teas and lots of doggie biscuits for our Cavachon! Hot tub was such a treat, and we had everything we needed for our weekend stay. The guest book provided probably every dog walk possible in the area, which was very helpful, a lovely big water bowl, and poop bags available in case you forRead moreget one, really thoughtful extras. And for the humans, the toiletries provided for the stay were really useful!! Hide

Reviewed by Robert 28th April 2019

While nice and new, we felt this was at the very top of the price scale for a small one bedded cottage. Shower pressure was very low and the emergency lighting unit in the ceiling gave out a strong green glow at night which affected both our sleeping. Had to hang towels on the mezzanine floors handrail in front of it to try and block it out. Apart Read morefrom that we had a nice break. Location was good for exploring and the hot tub a welcome feature. Hide

Reviewed by Becki 26th April 2019

On arrival the cottage looked amazing, with a bottle of Prosecco and scones on the table. My partner and I came away for a relaxed weekend and the cottage and its surroundings definitely gave us that. The hot tub was just the prefect way to chill out. Simon and Sally have thought of everything to make these cottages just right for a romantic and reRead morelaxing time away. Well definitely be booking again. Hide

Reviewed by John 15th April 2019

Fantastic clean little cottage. On arrival a bottle of Prosecco and scones were awaiting as well as a beautiful hot tub which was just what was needed after a four hour drive. Sally and Simon are wonderful and so accommodating if required but very much leave you to your privacy. The location is fantastic for the new forest and the beaches which forRead more walking a dog is absolutely ideal. We will definitely be returning and recommending it friends and family for a perfect getaway. Hide

Reviewed by Jenifer 18th March 2019

Beautiful little venue Perfect for a week get away Hot tub was the highlight in the evening The shops and main town are no more than a 20 minute car drive from the place Would book again!

Reviewed by Steven 1st February 2019

Lovely clean little cottage. The personal touches were so nice (cake and wine on arrival ) the basket of little things you may have forgotten, the dog treats. Loved the hot tub even though we had snow it was warm enough for us to sit for as long as we wanted. Really cosy and warm. Our dogs loved the large garden and the boot room with towels for thRead moree dog was such a great idea. Lovely people too very friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Anne-Marie 7th January 2019

This is a lovely cottage in a fabulous location. A warm welcome with two pieces of cake and a bottle of fizz, what's not to love? The cottage is very private and the hot tub perfect. We spent the week going on local walks courtesy of the guide book in the cottage. The boot room and ability to shower dog is a great idea. The little extras completed Read morea most enjoyable experience. Would stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Matt 29th December 2018

Stayed here with my wife and our dog for 3nights over New Years Eve. The recently refurbished cottages are ideal for a stay in the new forest. Close to all major attractions, the cottage has everything you need for a lovely weekend away. The hosts were very welcoming and friendly and even shared a drink with us at midnight, we will definitely be stRead moreaying again! Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 22nd December 2018

The cottage was fab, lovely surroundings and everything you could need for a relaxing break.

Reviewed by Dinah 17th September 2018

Shire Cottage is the perfect place to stay for a peaceful, private, homely getaway for two. The cottage is imaculate and kept to a very high standard and the hot tub is so relaxing. Location is central to lots of picturesque villages within the new forest but is also hidden away for total peace and privacy.

Reviewed by Sharon 3rd September 2018

This is the most amazing place to stay - couldnt fault it. Lovely & quiet in a perfect location for days out in the New Forest. Sally & Simon are the perfect hosts and really have thought of every detail. The hot tub is amazing. Theres a boot room for wet days, complete with warm shower to clean off boots and/or dog! Picnic bags and blankets are avRead moreailable. Oakley the Labrador was also very welcoming to us and our dog. We will definitely be back & recommend to our friends. Hide

Reviewed by Jenny 4th August 2018

We've discovered a gem on the edge of the new forest, well equipped with some lovely extra additions to make your stay special.

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