Criddlestyle Cottage


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Special Offer: 10% off weeks commencing 13th, 20th & 27th September.

Special Offer: 30% off weeks commencing 30th August & 6th September at Criddlestyle Cottage.

5 bedrooms

Up to 10 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: A807
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing available
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Livery/paddocks available
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Short breaks available
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Located between Fordingbridge and Godshill and within the National Park boundary, this detached bungalow has been completely remodelled and refurbished. It now features five bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as a spacious modern kitchen and a large living room with wood burning stove, beams and patio doors to the garden. The property adjoins the renowned Sandy Balls Nature Reserve where additional fishing and many other facilities are available.

Mews Hill A824 and Criddlestyle Cottage are within close proximity (please see pictures) giving the option of combining the two properties to sleep 21 people within 10 bedrooms. (5% discount when booked together).

Fishing available by negotiation with owner, subject to availability, prior to booking. Fishing is on an adjoining private stretch of the River Avon alongside private ancient woodland.
An adjoining 2.5 acre paddock is available on a DIY basis if you wish to bring your horse at £75 per horse per week (up to two horses), by separate negotiation with the owner, subject to availability, prior to booking.  The paddock adjoins a bridleway which gives access to the National Park.

Beamed sitting/dining room with patio doors, 50" HD TV and DVD player and large 8KW log burner stove.
Kitchen/breakfast room with electric hob and double oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, filter-water tap, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and breakfast bar.
Inner hallway.
Spacious beamed bedroom 1 with king size sleigh bed (5ft), Freeview TV and en suite use, if required, of bathroom.
Bedroom 2 with twin single beds (3ft) and en suite shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4ft 6in) small Freeview TV with DVD player and en suite use, if required, of shower wet room.
Bedroom 4 with double ded (4ft 6in) and small TV with DVD player.
Bedroom 5 with adult-sized bunk beds (3ft).
Bathroom with bath, hand shower over, hand basin and WC.
Shower wet room with shower, hand basin and WC.

Fully enclosed south west facing garden and patio area equipped with garden furniture and barbecue. Separate area with 10ft trampoline and play area, picnic bench and shed for fishing tackle/bicycle storage. 

Ancient Forest Criddlestyle Cottage guests have access rights down to the ancient forest. The access path leads round the paddock past the horse stables. There is a gate, which leads down steep wooden steps into the ancient forest. Here you will find some picnic tables and delightful views out over the River Avon. We provide a picnic hamper for you to use.

Private parking for up to four cars only

Included: Bed linen and towels WiFi, electricity and electric heating, plus complimentary basket of logs in appropriate season extra logs can be purchased from the owner for £5.00 per basket.
Travel cot and high chair available on request, but please bring own cot bedding.
Pets: Up to three family dogs welcome. Must be over the age of 1 year old (unless agreed with the owner prior to booking) and dogs must be fully housetrained and well behaved.Please note there is a standard charge of £30 per pet per week.
Parking: Private parking for up to four cars only
No Smoking
Telephone: For incoming and outgoing emergency 999 calls. Mobile reception mixed.
Beach Mudeford 16 miles, Bournemouth 18 miles.
Shops, pubs, restaurants in Fordingbridge, 1 mile.
Fishing available by negotiation with owner, subject to availability, prior to booking. 
The New Forest Tour Bus red route stops nearby
Short breaks: Available (BOOKABLE OVER THE TELEPHONE ONLY) low season and select other dates in mid season. Please telephone the office for pricing and how to book.
Changeover: Friday
Arrival 4pm
Departure 10am

January 2019

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The general cosiness was great, location excellent for walking (although a bit of a struggle to town and pubs), and amenities of a high standard.

November 2018

Had a wonderful stay. Lots of room for 6adults and 4 lively children! The welcome hamper was much appreciated.

October 2018

Very lovely

August 2018

Really enjoyed our stay. Took us a few days to get used to the area - we're more familiar with the southern New Forest - but grew to like and appreciate the location as we entered the second week. Recommend eating at The Fighting Cocks, the food was excellent, but only if you enjoy large portions!

August 2018

Really lovely property. We arrived early and the gardeners and property manager were helpful and friendly. Great house for a big family but it isn’t really possible to walk into Fordingbridge safely as it’s a busy road. You will need to use the car (that was the only slight negative) but the property and the surrounding areas are lovely!

October 2017

We did enjoy our stay thank you.

September 2015

amazing property. So well equipment and you want for nothing. We took three horses with us which we stabled next to the house which was fantastic. Wish I could take the house home.

May 2015

The cottage was wonderful in a perfect location with a beautiful garden. Lovely walk straight form the cottage to the river. We only had some of our group come to stay due to sickness, but it was lovely anyway.

February 2015

Lovely setting, well-equipped, beautiful gardens!

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