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A selection of testimonials from our guests at Spindle Cottage.

What a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting.  We have had an amazing time exploring the New Forest and its surrounding areas.  The Hare and Hounds is within walking distance with a lovely child friendly environment and delicious food.  We look forward to our next visit.

— The Rooney Family

Really enjoyed our stay in the cottage.  Lots of lovely finishing touches.  Thank you.  We had lots of fun exploring the area Moors Valley, Hurst Castle, Beaulieu and Paultons Park were all highlights.

— The Savage Family

What a lovely cottage!  We had a wonderful time as a family even though the weather was a little mixed.  Robin and Jane have been amazing throughout and provided great advice on things to do and places to eat.  We would definitely recommend Spindle Cottage and would love to come again.

— The Skelton Family

Splendid stay! Will come again.

— Rama Patel

What a beautiful cottage!  We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, the furnishings are all great quality so it was very comfortable.  Thank you for the added touches - flowers, chocolate brownie mix, bacon, sausages and eggs etc. and the lovely organic shower products all very much appreciated.

— Nicola, Sam and Reece

Thank you for a fantastic stay at your lovely cottage.  The cottage is so comfortable and the equipment meant we were able to travel a little lighter than usual!  The kids loved all the toys and we really enjoyed spending time playing in the cabin.  The kitchen is really well equipped and meant that we had no problems cooking for 8 on New Years Eve.  We had a chef come and cook for us from the Granary Kitchen and he also commented on how well stocked the kitchen was.  His food was fantastic too!

— The Page Family

We have had such a fantastic holiday at your beautiful cottage.  Our two boys 2.5 and 10 months, had so much fun.  We took a lot of the advice from the Welcome Book and other guests.  We visited Moors Valley Country Park which was great, did some lovely walks and seeing the ponies just wandering around each day was the highlight for our 2.5 year old!  The house is beautiful and just everything has been thought of for kids and to make it feel so cosy and homely.

— The Hussey Family

Thank you for stocking us up so well!  We had a lovely week over half term staying at Spindle Cottage.  We particularly enjoyed the chocolate brownies.  A great cottage in a superb location, hopefully we will return soon.

— The Buckwells and Thickers

Thank you for a fabulous stay at Spindle Cottage, we had such a relaxing time.  We baked three loaves of bread and made the brownies mix Jane kindly provided.  Max (1 year) loved driving around the garden on the tractor and Daddy (40ish) loved the sandpit.  Great fish pie at the Hare and Hounds, wonderful walk across the forest to The Filly Inn, where the food was excellent.  Setley Farmshop is fabulous - so even bought a few Christmas presents!

— Laura, James and Max

We have had a wonderful three days staying in this delightful cottage.  It was everything we could have hoped for and more.  We enjoyed the garden so much we hardly strayed out of the property.  Just a quick drive and walk to see the beautiful New Forest.  Perfect getaway for families - we will be back!

— The Lloyd-Jennings Family

We've had an amazing week here with our 2 and 3 year old girls. Spindle really is a home from home and the most well appointed hoilday cottage we've ever stayed in. The recommendations have all been spot on - We've been to Moors Valley (twice), Peppa Pig World, Furzey Gardens and IOW.  Excellent food at The Mill, the White Buck, the Silver Hind (Roasts and takeaway).  Definitely returning!

— The Cuells

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cottage with us.  It has been such a comfortable, relaxing week for our family and Rowan has loved exploring the garden and playhouse!  We particularly enjoyed seeing the views and taking in the sea at Mudeford and Milford on Sea.  Your recommendations for places to go and where to eat were very well received.

— The Mason Family

A lovely cottage.  Very enjoyable stay.  We took it in turns (babysitting) to try The Mill at Gordleton which was superb.  Our daughter and son in law declared the food and ambience to be better than The Pig and less pricey!

— The Venthame and Gogartys

Spindle Cottage is like a home away from home.  Very well equiped and suited to all ages. We had a fantastic weekend here, so much to see and do.

Our 4 year old son loved making the brownies that Jane had so thoughtfully prepared and they were very yummy!  We hope to come and stay again in the future. 

— The Bellingers

Thank you for a lovely stay at Spindle Cottage.  You really have thought of everything to make it enjoyable, safe and comfrotable with a 2 year old!  James loved the garden and we had a hard time persuading him out of the sandpit.

We had some great days at Peppa Pig World, sandcastle building at Mudeford beach, riding the steam train an dcycling at Moors Valley Country Park and searching for fairy doors at Furzey Gardens.

— Clare, Andrew and James

We had a wonderful stay here.  The weather was fantastic so we spent a lot of time enjoying the garden and eating outside.  We would recommend Furzey Gardens (my daughter loved finding the little fairy doors) its such a peaceful place.  The house is beautiful and the beds are so comfortable that we all slept better than at home!  We go back to London fully refreshed!  

p.s. We loved toasting marshmallows on the chimnea!

— The Buxton Family

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at Spindle Cottage.  We all had a lovely relaxing time (despite the prescence of a lively toddler son!)  You have made the cottage very welcoming - comfortable beds with lovely bedlinen, wonderful furnishings, fluffy towles and robes, beautiful garden, lots of toys and children's books, a pretty summerhouse and great kitchen (we loved the Rayburn and fantastic fridge with ice)  You seem to have thought of all the details -  child safety and making everything beautiful and comfortable.

— Becca, Dave, Ann-Marie, Layla and Bruno

Thanks for a great week.  Ava loved the garden and the summer house - she thought all her Christmase's had come at once.  Ava enjoyed having the horses and foals so close.  Spindle Cottage is very centrally located to many attractions.

— The Donnellys

We had a wonderful stay here at Spindle Cottage.  Clara had so much fun on the slide (thank you!)  We took up the recommendation to go to Furzey Gardens and C hasn't stopped talking about finding fairies since.  We'd recommend Long Down Activity Farm, Paultons Park (Peppa Pig World) and Moors Valley (for the Stick Man trail) for the children and Limewood and The Pig for the grown-ups (although child friendly)

— The Chapmans

We have had a wonderful holiday her enjoying all the fab things this beautiful cottage has to offer.  Our two year old daughter Chloe, made sure she played with every toy and even got in the paddling pool everyday!  We enjoyed the beautiful Rhinefield Ornamental Tall Trees Walk (great when you are 8 months pregnant!), Sunday Roast at the Silver Hind, day on the beach at Mudeford, a quick visit to 'The Pig' (gorgeous) and of course coming home to the Rayburn!!!  Thanks for thinking of everything Jane - We will be back with baby no. 2!

— Jane, Dan, Vikki and Chloe

We have enjoyed our stay at Spindle Cottage.  The cottage is very homely and comfortable and the kids loved playing in the garden.  We loved the location, especially being able to walk across the road to see the ponies and foals.  We would recommend The Cider Pantry (Burley); The Station Tea Rooms (Homesley) And the Silver Hind Pub (Sway) - Great Sunday Roasts!  There are some lovely level walks and cycle tracks with a pushchair at Setthorns, Longsdale Bottom and Rhinefield Ornamental Drive (Blackwater)

— The Harper Family