$766 / night
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Old Bridge Cottage – Home 271790 Cottage

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 11 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Old Bridge Cottage – Home 271790

  • Cottage
  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 20 reviews

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Cottage / 6 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 11

Key Info

  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Old Bridge Cottage with it's Riverside Studio, lies on the banks of the River Avon at the edge of Ringwood, a beautiful old Market Town on the Western fringe of the New Forest. The house and studio are rented out as one and sleep 9 + 2 in the main house and studio. There are 2 pull out sofas to accommodate further persons if necessary .The house overlooks open water meadows to the rear, yet is only a few minutes walk into the bustling town of Ringwood.Dating back several hundred years in parts, Old Bridge Cottage has been extended over the years to provide a modern, comfortable holiday home suitable for large groups of families or friends. A heated outdoor pool is available mid April to Mid October. One can also relax in the 6-seater hot tub and sauna situated in the Riverside Studio. In the main garden, sitting in the thatched 'Breeze House' is a wonderful way to enjoy an al fresco meal.There is approximately 100 feet of riverbank, with fishing rights. Tackle shops are situated a couple of hundred yards away.All heating, wood for the open fire, linen and towels are included in the price.Ringwood is a market town on the edge of the New Forest. It is an ideal place from which to explore this beautiful part of England. It has many fine places to eat and drink and a wide variety of shops, including a large Waitrose and Sainsbury's all within walking distance. The market is on every Wednesday. Ringwood has some fantastic restaurants with Italians like Prezzos, and Indian, Chinese, Bistros, Thai and great pubs! Our favourite pub is the Star Inn in the Marketplace ,which offers excellent local Ringwood Beer and wonderful oriental food.One can cycle from the house to the Castlemain Trailway, a cycle track converted from the old railway which can be taken as far as Poole, but also allows easy access into Moors Valley, a Forest Park less than a Mile away, with a playtrail , treetop walkway, cycle paths, miniature steam railway and Go-Ape, a high ropes course for the over 10's. There are a number of cycle hire shops locally.At the house there's plenty to do- Relax in the hot tub and sauna, or have some fun in the pool! Snuggle up in the Snug and play games!Enjoy family/friend meals in our dining room!Go fishing in our private riverside garden!

Further details

Welcome pack on arrival. We will be there to meet you and show you around so any questions can be answered!

We ask for a security deposit before arrival for any damage that may occur.

Further details indoors

The cottage has 3 reception rooms, large kitchen/dining room, utility room, drying room, downstairs fully tiled cloakroom, sunroom, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, gardens, outdoor heated swimming pool and a breeze house.
The main hallway leads to the dining /reception hall and the large kitchen and dining area. Modern cherry wood doors and black granite worktops complement the modern Siemens appliances including five ring ceramic hob, electric fan oven, combination oven, full size integrated dishwasher and a fridge freezer.
There is a separate utility room with large American washing machine and tumble dryer with ample cupboards and also a drying room off of an inner hallway.
The house is centrally heated with gas and there are two fireplaces; one is an open fireplace in the lounge and the other a gas effect fireplace in the snug. Wood is supplied for the open fire.
The dining area is equipped with large oak refrectory table, matching oak benches and chairs. Stairs from the dining hall lead to the main landing and bedrooms 4 and 5.
The lounge has two large settees and chair. There is a TV with surround sound DVD player. Doors lead to the sunroom, which looks out to the pool area and garden beyond.
A door from the dining area leads to the snug; a cosy comfortable room with a superb coal effect gas fire and bay window-seat looking out to the river. This a lovely room for relaxtion. There is a CD stereo system capable of playing MP3 discs. A sofa bed can be pulled out for extra sleeping accommodation.
There are two staircases. Stairs from the snug lead to a small landing from which three of the bedrooms can be accessed, all with river views. Bed 1 has a double bed, Bed 2 has twin beds. Bed 3 also has twin beds. There is plenty of storage available in farmhouse style pine wardrobes and drawers. The family bathroom consisting of bath, shower cubicle, basin and w.c. is also off of this small landing. All showers in the house are powered by booster pumps.
A door leads off of the central bedroom 3 to the main landing. A shower room with w.c. can be accessed from bedroom 3 and bedroom 4. Bed 4 is a single room off the main landing with views over the water meadows. Bedroom 5 is a double room with ample storage in mirrored sliding door wardrobes which conceals a TV/DVD player. The en-suite to bed 5 has a large double corner bath, shower cubicle, w.c. and basin.
The Studio houses a further double bedroom with kitchenette and a further double sofa bed. It has a 6 seater hot tub and a sauna with shower and WC. Decking from the studio leads out to the riverbank garden with fishing available. See below for full details of the studio.

Further details outdoors

Secure parking for up to 4 cars. Beautiful garden, with pool and breeze house. We also have a riverside studio-
Riverside Studio (Sleeps up to 4)
Sleeps 2 adults. Pull out sofa bed can allow for extra sleeping more suited to 2 children.
This is completely separate from the main house. A door from the garden leads to a central room with large patio doors looking directly onto the river and leading out to decking overhanging the river bank. A small sofa bed and chairs make this a great room to sit in and watch the wildlife on the river.
The bedroom has a self contained kitchenette with fridge, cooker and hob. There is an extremely comfortable double bed, dining table and chairs. There is ample storage behind large mirrored full width sliding doors. The hot tub room leads off of the central room. This contains a six seater sauna, quadrant shower, basin, toilet and octagonal hot tub which seats approximately six and sits in its own small conservatory looking out to the garden and pool area. Curtains can be drawn to around the conservatory for privacy. The studio has separate gas central heating with hot water.
The studio has it's own separate riverside garden. This has 100 feet of riverbank with fishing rights and views over to the Fish Inn, a thatched pub on the opposite river bank.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 4: Twin bed
    Bedroom 5: King bed
    Bedroom 6: Full bed
  • 3 Family bathrooms, 1 En suite, 1 Wet room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Sauna
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Jane S.
Average reply time:
1 hour 54 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


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Guest reviews

20 reviews

Very Good

“Brilliant weekend, lovely house, pool and garden”

Reviewed 8 May 2018

The house was lovely, the swimming pool was brilliant, everyone loved it. We visited to nearby Ringwood Brewery for a tour and tasting. The weather was glorious which meant we could make use of the garden.

Response from the owner We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Old Bridge Cottage is a special place and Ringwood market town is so near and full of surprises !

“Stunning house”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2017

Just a few minutes walk into the village, and a few minutes drive from Moores Valley Country Park, this house fulfilled all our needs. We were celebrting two 70th birthday with our families. So ages ranged from 12 to 70! There is enough space in the house for everyone....private space if you need it. The kitchen is very well equiped and large enough for everyone to lend a hand! Having two lounges ws great. Enough room in the larger room for us all to sit and enjoy each others company, and the smaller 'snug' for the kids to play on the Wii! The hot tub and the sauna were a big hit with everyone and was well used during our stay. Hubby and I lslept in the Annex, which has its own little kitchen, and meant we were well away from the rest of the party for a quiet night! All in all a lovely house, very well equiped and a very enjoyable stay.

Response from the owner Glad that you enjoyed your stay in our special place

“Wonderful weekend”

Reviewed 5 Apr 2017

Our family stayed at old bridge cottage for the first weekend in April. This is very much a home from home with all you need for a great weekend. The house exceeded my expectations and I have to say the pictures do not do it justice A well stocked kitchen with more than enough crockery glass etc a minor issue was delt with promptly and the owners were very welcoming. I would definitely return. Great for families or adult parties thank you Jacqui

Response from the owner Thank you Jacqui. Glad you had a good time!

“Fantastic place for a family celebration”

Reviewed 10 Nov 2013

We rented old bridge cottage for a long weekend to celebrate my parents' ruby wedding anniversary. The cottage was absolutely perfect for our stay with plenty of space for the 6 kids and 8 adults. The hot tub was a particular hit with the children! The location of the cottage is superb and within 5 mins drive of moors valley and walking distance into town. I would highly recommend old bridge cottage for family gatherings (or any other occasion).

Response from the owner Glad that you had a great time. Old Bridge Cottage is especially good for family and group gatherings with it's sauna, hot tub, pool, fishing and space.

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