- Property code: A556
- Changeover day: Friday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Central heating
- Designated parking
- Direct forest access
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Short breaks available
- Washing machine
Uniquely situated in a forest clearing where deer and ponies graze right outside the front gate, this property is the ideal forest retreat in a spectacular setting. Dell Cottage is a spacious and comfortable detached house in the tiny hamlet of Bank. It is a superb, family holiday base with wonderful views from all rooms and is a haven of peace and privacy in this glorious part of the New Forest. It is light and airy, well appointed and has three bathrooms. All the forest has to offer is on the doorstep, or enjoy the large mature garden, set mainly to lawn with a raised terrace and a stream at the rear of the property. There is an attractive pub five minutes' walk along a country lane and the village of Lyndhurst is only a short drive away.
Please note that access to Dell Cottage is via an unmade gravel track. Please drive carefully as there may be potholes.
Porch with boot storage.
Large entrance hall with desk.
Sitting room with open fire, TV, DVD player and a large bay window seat overlooking Forest.
Large kitchen/breakfast room with refectory table and French windows to large raised terrace overlooking the garden.
Well equipped kitchen with a range cooker (with gas hob and gas double oven), microwave, American style fridge-freezer and dishwasher.
Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC.
Utility room with washing machine.
Housekeeping storage with basin.
Stairs to First Floor :
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4ft 6in) and en suite shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC.
Bedroom 2 a large room with three single beds (3ft) and small balcony.
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4ft 6in) and basin.
Family bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC.
Approached along a private unmade drive, Dell Cottage has a large mature enclosed garden accessed by a gate and cattle grid. Lawns extend around two sides of the property and there is a raised terrace. A stream borders one side of the garden. Outside the boundaries of the garden the Forest extends without interruption on three sides, with deer, ponies, squirrels, rabbits and birdlife all on the doorstep.
Ample parking on private drive.
Included: Bed linen included guests to provide own towels, electricity and central heating (oil) WiFi (please note connection may be slower due to the rural location of the property). Highchair available on request.
Pets Two 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 £25 per pet per week (£30 for 2019 bookings).
Parking Ample parking on private drive.
Telephone Payphone. Mobile reception good
Beach Shingle beaches can be found at Milford on Sea and sandy beaches at Highcliffe 14 miles and Bournemouth.
Shops, pubs, restaurants in Lyndhurst 1.5 miles. Local pub five minutes' walk.
Short Breaks available low season bookable any time, mid and high season two weeks prior to holiday start date.
Property: Self-catering holiday cottage.
I had a really pleasant two week stay at Dell Cottage, I was most grateful for the milk & coffee & tea etc that was at the cottage on my arrival & I do hope that the owner/caretaker continues to provide that as it is very welcome! I have been staying at Dell Cottage on a regular basis since October 2003 & the location & wildlife never fail to impress. Already looking forward to returning in 2019. Many thanks to all the team at New Forest Cottages!!
Dell Cottage has an idyllic location but the furnishings (apart from the kitchen) could do with an upgrade. But as last time we loved our stay.
This was an idyllic location, amazing wildlife, we had a wonderful holiday, would definitely stay here again
Since our first stay 20 years ago we have enjoyed every week spent at the wonderful Dell Cottage. So much so that we are returning in 3 weeks time!
An absolutely perfect property to stay in to enjoy & appreciate the fantastic wildlife of the New Forest. I was surrounded by birds & saw fallow deer outside the cottage each day & was fortunate to see two foxes on two separate evenings. A real joy to stay at Dell Cottage & long may I able to do so. New Forest Cottages have given me a marvelous service since 1994 so many thanks to all of their team & to the owners/caretakers for allowing visitors to savour the delights of the cottage & its surroundings .
Had a great stay owners very friendly
We loved our long weekend at the property! Lots of space and loved all the games in the cupboard. Zoe
A lovely and comfortable cottage in a fantastic location. Deer running past, just a few yards from the house. We had a wet and very muddy week - but it must be spectacular in good weather. But despite the mud we all had a really enjoyable time. Would definitely go again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dell Cottage. The location is idyllic and unbeatable. This was especially appreciated as I am awaiting a hip replacement and unable to do any walking, so it was lovely that the nature came to us!
i had a very pleasant stay - my 16th visit to Dell but my first on my own since losing my husband in January this year. It is such a lovely place that I fully intend to return in 2018. Grateful thanks to the owners for allowing guests to stay at Dell Cottage which was much cleaner this time.
We love it there and relax after a busy summer and will definitely return. Thank you
We enjoyed our stay, the location, garden and the wildlife made for an enjoyable stay ( second visit)
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the children particularly loved having animals right outside the fence. One comment - it was quite difficult to find the house due to the sign being at ground level and overgrown with nettles. A simple thing to remedy!
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Dell Cottage. We have passed your comments onto the owner regarding the overgrown nettles so that this can be addressed for future guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to the New Forest in the future.
- The New Forest Cottages Team
Lovely setting, saw playful deer one evening
Fantastic! Lovely house. Very well equipped. Very spacious. Gorgeous setting - so tranquil and relaxing. Fabulous pub a short walk away. Would highly recommend. Thank you. We had a great stay.
This is the second year we have stayed at Dell Cottage and this time there was a distinct improvement in the cleanliness and standard of external furnishings. The oven remains out of order. We had an excellent holiday again due to the position of this house which is simply idyllic.
We are glad to hear that you had an excellent holiday at Dell Cottage. We are sorry to hear that the second oven was not working during your stay. A replacement part has been ordered and it will be fixed as soon as possible. We hope to welcome you back to The New Forest again in the future.
- The New Forest Cottages Team
Location absolutely fantastic. Open aspect at front of house lovely to watch ponies. Plenty of space inside and outside the house (there were only 2 of us!!). Good road connection.
This was our second visit to Dell Cottage (we also stayed in 2015) and we absolutely love staying here with our children. We feel we need to feedback on a number of things which now need attention. The dishwasher flooded slightly on the last day under the sink - although was not really working properly throughout our stay - it would keep washing for long periods of time and the detergent dispenser would not shut properly. We informed contact when we left of the flooding. Only one oven works - which was actually the case two years ago. It is the left handside one. New patio furniture would be a good investment - still the same as two years ago and falling to bits. Loose patio slab - come out the main kitchen doors and turn right - on the edge by the rail - very dangerous. General maintenance on the chairs in the kitchen. The floor in the kitchen was really dirty - I don't think it had been cleaned for quite some time. The shower in the main bathroom leaks on to the bathroom floor. None of the above will put us off renting this property again, but I do feel that the house does need some attention and I don't think the above would cost that much to rectify. I hope you find this useful. Kind regards Jo
Thank you so much for taking the time to feedback on your stay at Dell Cottage. The dishwasher we are now pleased to say has been fixed and the oven was recently serviced and the caretaker believes the light may have now gone; a replacement is on its way. Patio furniture is due to arrive during mid-May and the caretaker will get the loose slab secured. The caretaker is aware of the dining chairs and these will be addressed in May. The caretaker was surprised to hear the floor was dirty as it underwent a significant steam clean only a couple of weeks ago. The shower in the first floor bathroom will also be attended to. We thank you for bringing these points to our attention which will be rectified for future guests. With thanks,
- The New Forest Cottages Team
I don't have adequate words to describe just how much we enjoyed our stay at Dell Cottage, the house is all we expected, comfortable, warm, large and well equipped, but the location exceeds anything we could have dreamed of. We had ponies and Deer walk past the house, there was a Badger set not 50 yards away, a huge variety of birds in the garden, but the forest just outside the garden wall was what we wanted and it was spectacular. We walked the dog every day for hours in there, and each day a different walk, it is a magical place, we even saw and photographed a white Hart in the forest, truly special. We were so sad to leave but we will most definitely be coming back sometime.
Fabulous house and the location couldn't get any better than it is, home from home feeling, will certainly recommend it
A glorious holiday in a stunning location, we have really enjoyed the wildlife!