- Property code: A842
- Changeover day: Saturday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Garden or outside space
- Swimming pool
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Short breaks available
- Washing machine
As featured in the Guardian on line 7 January 2019 UK Cottages with Pools. Click here
Nestled away in this beautiful corner of the New Forest, in the quiet village of Frogham is Crossroads Cottage. This cosy, country cottage is presented beautifully with in keeping furniture and lovely inglenook fireplace. The cottage has ample living space for up to five guests with large kitchen/diner, separate lounge and sunny conservatory.
The open tread staircase from the lounge leads up to three characterful bedrooms. A pretty single bedroom, second single room with a pull-out bed underneath (please note space is restricted when the second bed is used) and finally a lovely master bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room. There is also a family bathroom located on the first floor for guests convenience.
The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, washing machine and Aga heated during the colder months of the year. Along with under floor heating in the conservatory, wood burning stove in the lounge, together with oil central heating, this is certainly a cottage that lends itself as cosy all year round.
One of the main features of staying at Crossroads Cottage is the luxury of your very own swim spa! With under floor heating throughout and heated to 32 degrees the swim spa can be used all year. The swim spa is professionally maintained and consists of counter flow jets that are adjustable to suit your swimming style. There is a hydrotherapy seating area with fully adjustable massage function, for up to six people. A real treat for guests who love a swim every day.
The sunny garden is mainly laid to lawn including a large patio area with wooden garden furniture and two sun loungers provided, perfect for laying in the sun in the warmer weather. There is a lovely enclosed, fenced and gated pond to the back of the garden including a few large koi carp. Please note guests should always supervise their children whilst in the garden and in the swim spa.
And if that wasn’t enough, straight from the front gate and along the road for a two minute stroll you will find miles of open forest just waiting to explore. Close by, on the crossroads, is the popular Foresters Arms for a hearty pub lunch or delicious evening meal. Ponies, donkeys and other forest livestock can often be seen wandering past the gate in this enchanting section of the forest.
Just a short drive away is the delightful town of Fordingbridge and Ringwood with many convenience stores and eateries, a little further afield is the beautiful city of Salisbury and the coast is only around 30 minutes away.
Crossroads Cottage is ideal for a wonderful stay in the heart of the New Forest and we have no hesitation in recommending this cottage for a family holiday, couples or a small group of friends.
Entrance into large kitchen/diner. The dining area has a large ash table seating 6 guests. The well equipped kitchen includes electric hob and oven, fridge-freezer, slimline dishwasher, microwave Nespresso machine and washing machine. Door to conservatory.
The conservatory has doors on to the garden and includes comfortable seating and has a CD player.
The cosy lounge includes comfortable seating, beautiful inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, Smart TV with TalkTalkTV including ‘add on’ Sky film package, Bluetooth sound bar and DVD player. Another door from the lounge leads out into the conservatory also. Open tread stairs from the lounge lead to the first floor.
Bedroom 1 double bed (4dt 6in) with en suite shower room.
Bedroom 2 single bed(3ft).
Bedroom 3 small single bed (2ft 6in) with pull out bed underneath (please note space will be restricted when the second bed is used).
Family bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
A large patio stretches across the back of the cottage. The owners have provided a wooden set of garden furniture seating 6 with two separate wooden sun loungers and two folding fabric sun loungers. There is also a gas barbecue for guests to use. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn with some gravel areas. There is a gated pond area in the corner of the garden which has a number of large carp.
Across the garden is the pool house that includes a luxury swim spa heated to 32 degrees year round. The pool house has under floor heating and some seating for guests convenience.
There is parking for up to three cars on the gravel driveway. Please ensure the gates are closed at all times.
Included Bed linen and towels (please bring own towels for use in the spa and for the beach), central heating (oil), electricity, WiFi (fibre) and one complimentary basket of logs for the wood burner in the appropriate season.
Children All ages welcome, must be supervised outside at all times. Travel cot, high chair and stair gate available.
Pets Regret no pets.
Telephone There is a landline available for UK landline and UK mobile outgoing calls only. No incoming calls are accepted. Mobile signal is variable.
Parking For three cars.
Bicycle Storage Available covered in the wood store or in a stainless steel bike rack.
Beaches Bournemouth sandy beach – 18 miles.
Pubs Foresters Arms – 100 metres, The Three Lions Restaurant – 1 mile.
Shops in Fordingbridge - 3 miles.
Short Breaks Available low season.
Property Self-catering holiday cottage.
We were made to feel very welcome by Jane, and the welcome hamper and the Easter eggs and bunny. Full marks all round.
We had a fantastic stay. Cottage lovely could be improved with a more comfy mattress/ bed in single room.
Wonderful stay. Peaceful location. Pretty, private garden. Well-equipped, cosy, comfortable, homely cottage. Forgot to mention in the guest book that there is only one fish in the pond. Seems a bit lonely! Perfect otherwise.
Hello and thank you for your feedback. Thank you for mentioning the fish but please be assured the fish isn't lonely he has got a few friends in there with him :) We hope to see you again in the future. With thanks
- The Toad Hall Team
You have designed/decorated/furnished this wonderful cottage so perfectly. It has a peaceful, calming air about it and our stay here has been very therapeutic. The lovely garden has been a joy to relax in also. Jane popped by to say hello on our first day which was nice. A perfect location for cycling in the forest (bike hire, including electric which are great) at Burley, walking along the coast (not far by car) and making friends with donkeys.
The property is fantastic and provides anything you could possibly need with lots of added extras. A true home from home - the owner took great care to make sure we had all the information we needed, could access the property OK and ensure we had a comfortable stay. Fully equipped - you couldn't ask for more. The location is stunning and very relaxing. A lovely country pub opposite for food and drinks. The Swim Spa is amazing and certainly a unique touch. If you're looking for a relaxing break you will find it here. We absolutely loved it and will be coming back soon. Thank you Angela for your great hospitality and stunning home.
A wonderful cottage in a great location for exploring the New Forest. The cottage is very well appointed with everything you need in a lovely spot. The owners were very helpful with great communication before our arrival. We look forward to returning soon and recommend this property to anyone!